See moving as an opportunity to organize and purge. Make "donate," "pitch," and "sell" piles in each room for belongings you no longer want or need.
Packing can become a trip down memory lane. Resist the temptation and get items packed rather than reminiscing. You'll have plenty of time to go back and leisurely sift through your belongings after the move.
Begin by packing rooms and items that you use the least. A guest room, out-of-season clothing, or bulk items are safe bets.
Give items a once-over with a microfiber cloth as you are putting them in boxes. If you dust as you pack, your belongings will be clean when you unpack them.
Use smaller boxes for heavier items and remember to pack each box with the heaviest items at the bottom.
Boxes should be completely filled or they may get crushed or dented during the move. Use packing material to fill corners and empty space.
Use sealable plastic bags for all of your bathroom lotions and potions. Liquid toiletries can leak and the last thing you want is to unpack a soggy cardboard box.
Pack a suitcase for you and your family members like your going on vacation.
Remember to label each box so that way you know whats in each one and where they need to go upon arrival at your new home!!!