Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.
Start investigating moving company options. Start gathering quotes from different companies.
Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. Don’t forget to order specialty containers, such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes.
Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door. If they don't fit through the door make sure the moving company you chose can do hoisting.
Know What You Can And Can’t Move
Use items such as frozen foods, cleaning supplies and aerosols in advance, make travel arrangements for your pets, and plan how to transport your plants so you’ll be prepared on moving day. Check with your company to get a list of things that they do not transport.
Select a company and get your moving date, costs, and other details.
Start packing the things that you will not need until after you move
Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s going to.
Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you are going to transport yourself to your new home.
Go to www.usps.gov and change your address. You will want to check in with an old neighbor to see if anything pieces of got sent to the old place.
Let your banks, brokerage firms, your employer’s human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies that you are moving.
Let your employer know you are moving and request the day off from work so you can be home when the movers arrive.
While some movers call and confirm the day before the move you will want to check in with them a couple weeks before to finalize the arragnements.
Make sure you know where your moving equipment will go and where any moving help will park. Make sure you get parking permits now if needed.
Finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days. Just incase you you don't get to unpack your clothes right away.
Drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, gas grills, heaters, etc., and empty and defrost the refrigerator/freezer at least 24 hours before the move.
Make sure plan for payment. Know how your company requires you to pay.
Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading/inventory list and keep a copy.
Make sure nothing is blocking the walkway from the house to the truck.
Check every room and closet one last time to make sure nothing is left behind.