Moving is one of the hardest tasks people generally have to tackle in adulthood. There's just so much to do, from calling utility companies to sorting through your items. To make moving even more stressful, you don't always get time off of work to do it, which means you'll be juggling these tasks around your busy work schedule. Thankfully, there is a way to save your sanity when it comes time to move: hire movers. Here are some ways in which hiring a professional moving service can help your move go more smoothly so you're not left pulling your hair out from stress.

They'll lift heavy things for you.

Figuring out how to lift a couch and carry it downstairs — or take apart a dining room table so it fits through the front door — can cause you a lot of headaches. You not only have to worry about how you'll do it but also about injuring yourself in the process. Professional movers have the training and equipment to move these heavy items safely and easily. They'll get them out of your old home and into your new one.

They'll drive the moving truck.

If you're not used to driving a large vehicle, driving a moving truck can be nerve-wracking. You may not be sure how to merge into traffic safely. Parking in tight spots can be really tough, too. Then, there's the whole matter of finding streets that the truck can safely travel down without getting stuck under a bridge or anything like that. Handing this responsibility over to a moving company can be a huge relief. Honestly, it is generally safer to let the professionals drive the moving truck, too.

They'll supply the moving supplies.

Driving around town to find moving boxes, tape, tissue paper, bubble wrap, and other moving supplies can take a lot of time, and it can be stressful since you may have to visit a lot of stores to find what you need. If you hire a moving company, they'll supply all of these things. The cost is usually wrapped into their normal moving charge, but if not, you can expect the moving supplies to be affordable since moving companies buy them in bulk at a discount.

Hiring movers can greatly simplify your move and help you remain sane throughout this process. Adapting to a new home and town is hard enough; let professionals handle the rest.