Start Early: It’s never too early to start preparation for your move. Begin to put things in boxes that you never use, or will not be using before your move. It will make you feel more at ease as the day nears closer. And trust me, it will be here before you know it.
Minimize: Don’t be afraid to get rid of things! Take a good look at the things and items that you own and make sure they are all things that you want. Give away the things you don’t want to move to your new space to Goodwill or sell them on Craigslist. This way, when you get settled in your new space, you can buy more appropriate furnishings for your new place.
Hire Help: After a certain age, it is no longer appropriate to bribe your friends with pizza and beer to move your things up and down stairs for a matter of hours. There are a handful of fantastic moving companies in the San Francisco Area who do fast, affordable residential relocations. It is always worth it in the end, and for a few hundred dollars for your things will be safely moved, and you can be unpacking in a few hours. I recommend Spartan Moving Company, Shamrock Moving & Storage, and Corrib Moving and Storage.