If you plan to do the packing yourself, start collecting suitable containers. You can purchase specialized containers from most moving companies, such as:
Small cartons for heavy items (books, record albums, and tools).
Large cartons for bulky items (pillows, blankets, and stuffed toys).
Medium-sized cartons for bulkier but not so heavy items (towels, linens, and small appliances)
Collect other packing materials :
Non printed paper
Tape or Strong twine for sealing containers
Scissors or Sharp knife (keep out of children's reach)
Felt marker to mark containers
Notebook & Pencil for listing contents
Labels or Stickers (Available from moving company)
Set goals and deadlines to ensure that all packing is completed by moving day. You may want to pack one room per week.
Attach a list of contents to each carton.
Separate and mark goods that will go into storage.
Consider having a garage sale to dispose of unwanted items.
If you donate clothing or household goods to charitable organizations, get receipts showing their approximate value for tax deductions?
Remember that the cost of moving an item may be greater than replacing it.
Begin to use up large supplies of canned goods and frozen foods. Buy only what will be used before moving.
Places To Notify of Impending Address Change
Professional Services :
Real estate Agent
Established Business Accounts :
Motor Vehicle Department
Government and Public Offices
Social Security Administration
Federal and state income tax offices
Professional and trade
Credit Card Companies
Relatives and friends
Book and record clubs
Schools and colleges