Focus on packing, not moving. You'll be amazed how quickly many helping hands-either professional movers or your friends-can carry all of your boxes. Don't waste time trying to move these items yourself. Rather, focus on packing boxes so when the help arrives, you're ready. You should prioritize your preparation into three areas.
(i) Sort and dispose of any unneeded items through garage sales, donations to charitable organizations, or gifts to friends and family.
(ii) Pack areas you don't use often, such as basements, garages, and attics.
(iii) Should time permit, consider moving some of the smaller items yourself. Focus on pets, plants, pictures, collectibles and highly sentimental items.