There is no doubt that moving is indeed an overwhelming experience that takes a great deal of time and effort. In order to get through it while maintaining your sanity you should think of ways to make the process fun. Whether it is simply taking breaks and going out with those who are helping you or organizing a vacation with them to show your appreciation, stay positive and be happy. People who do this will find moving to be a big workload, but a more enjoyable experience than those who are just zoned in on getting things done and working until they are exhausted and miserable.
One thing that you can do to liven up the environment while moving is play music. There is nothing worse than going to a house to move and having to work in dead silence for eight hours. Music will lighten the mood and give people something else to think about rather than solely thinking about when this will be over. You can also schedule a break or two during the day where everyone gets together and talks or goes out to eat. Provide an atmosphere that makes moving more enjoyable and you will be surprised at the amount of work that gets done and the boost in morale of your helpers.
Another idea to make moving worth it would be to give your help some incentive. It could be anything from a vacation to a party after everything is said and done. People who know there is a reward or fun time at the end of all the hard work will likely work harder and be in better spirits about the whole thing. Remember, those who are assisting you with moving are doing it for you. They probably have many other things they could be doing but they chose to help a friend and it would be nice to repay them with a fun filled event.
Moving is a stressful time and many people get so overwhelmed because they focus on the workload only. It is true that you need to do a copious amount of work, but it is important to break the monotony and do something fun so that you do not drive yourself and others crazy. Be creative and think of ideas which will make your help happy. If you cannot think of something on your own, turn to the internet for more ideas.