Here are a few tips that you may find useful over the time your moving.
Consider having a garage sale, gift unwanted items to friends and neighbors or donate them to charities. You may be able to collect a tax receipt on the value of your donation.
Make a complete list of items to be moved. Decide which plants will come with you and which will stay behind.
Notify your post office, subscription publications, security company and any other correspondents of your moving date and provide them with your new address.
Check your homeowner's insurance and make arrangements to renew your policy. You should contact an insurance company at your destination.
Research schools in your new neighborhood and register your children. Make arrangements to transfer all necessary school records.
Plan your moving date and take into consideration your travel plans and the closing date of your new home.
Prepare a "safety box" for last on and first off the van. Include all essentials from your kitchen and bathroom as well as medications and first-aid supplies. Also, include a set of tools with a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, nails and screws.
Prepare your children for the move by encouraging them to prepare their own special
treasure box with toys, games and snacks for the trip.
Put linens and pillows in dresser drawers to have handy for making up your beds the first night. Place draperies lengthwise on hangers and hang in a closet, the movers will place them in wardrobe cartons.
Keep your telephone connected throughout your moving day.
Contact utility companies to verify service start dates.
Make sure the water, furnace and air conditioner are shut off, windows are shut and locked, and the lights are switched off.
Have someone at the drop off location to direct the movers where you would like idioms to be placed.