How NOT to Get Overwhelmed as You Prepare to Move, Pack & Relocate!


Most people can tell at least one moving horror story. However, with the right preparation, moving to a new home doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow these tips for a pain-free moving experience.

1. Rid yourself of things you don’t need.

Before you call the movers and packers, take time to purge your home of clutter. Sell, donate or throw away any items your family isn’t using.

2. Don’t overbook.

If you will be packing your items on your own, clear your calendar as much as possible to give yourself plenty of time. Move trips and big job projects, and avoid scheduling a move on or near a holiday.

3. Hire a qualified residential furniture moving company.

Moving couches and beds (and other large pieces of furniture) can be one of the most stressful parts of the experience, not to mention physically dangerous. Even if you plan to do most of the packing and moving yourself, let the professional residential furniture moving company take care of the heavy items and help you avoid an injury or damage to your belongings.

4. Delegate tasks.

Don’t try to do everything yourself. Instead, delegate key projects to helpers, assistants or other members of your family. For example, you may ask your spouse to contact the moving & storage company to check in; ensure cable, telephone, gas, electric, and any other utilities are aware of your move; and take care of any other calls or arrangements, while you finish packing your belongings in boxes.

Full Service Packing, Moving & Storage Solutions in the Bay Area

As you work through the details and schedule of your move, please consider calling the experienced, reputable Bay Area team at Movers N’ Shakers. We can ensure a safe, fun and worry-free transition to any location. Call us at (877) 797-4253 or contact us online for a free quote.