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September 1, 2017

3 tips for tackling a move by yourself

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When large families move, they can divide labor and set up various parts of their new home individually, meaning less work for everyone involved. For couples and particularly individuals, moving can feel like a much more daunting task.

While you may have to put in a little more work ahead of and during the process, taking on a move by yourself doesn't have to mean long days of phone calls and many hours of hard labor the day of. Take these three tips into account to make your move more manageable and positive:

1. Let the professionals do the heavy lifting

Unless you have very few belongings, the idea of tackling a move by yourself can easily seem overwhelming. A moving service brings knowledgeable professionals to your door to handle the vast majority of the work on moving day. Instead of being bogged down by the need to physically carry boxes, furniture and a variety of other heavy, cumbersome objects throughout your new home, you can supervise the operation and make sure everything ends up in the right place.

The feeling of moving yourself into a new home and then having to arrange and unpack everything isn't just exhausting, it's also a daunting job to approach mentally. When you work with movers, you focus on your new home and getting it set up as you want it - not the physical labor needed to bring everything inside.

2. Don't miss out on the power of packers

"Not everyone understands the value of a packing service."

While nearly everyone understands the value professional movers provide, some aren't as aware of the value of a packing service. These experienced specialists know how to secure a wide variety of personal belongings ahead of a move. They don't just keep your stuff safe, either. They also take on a major task and allow you to avoid a rush of packing in the days leading up to the move. When you chose packers from Atlas, you make sure your belongings are as safe as possible for the trip to your new home.

3. Get family and friends involved

When professional movers and packers are on hand to tackle those major parts of the process, you have much less to worry about for you move. Still, you'll arrive in a new home with plenty to unpack and set up how you want it. You may decide to paint some walls or add some decorations, too. When you have a housewarming party, you can invite friends to experience your new space and spread some projects across a large group. After all, many hands make light work.

As long as you're clear with your friends and family that some light unpacking and positioning, or painting and frame hanging, is expected during the party, there's nothing wrong with asking them to attend. Plan ahead to offer some food and refreshments, and you've successfully tackled a move all on your own, from beginning to end.