The process of packing up all of your belongings and uprooting your family in order to move to a completely new home can be a stressful and frequently chaotic experience. There is always a challengingly long list of responsibilities that can tax even the most organized of families, which makes it all the more crucial to start as soon as you can in order to make sure the move goes as smoothly as possible.
One of the first decisions you need to make is whether you are going to engage the services of a professional moving company. If you intend to do so then you need to start doing your research right away and get in touch with as many different moving companies as possible in order to get the best quotes. Another important tip is to make a change of address log. Once you move no one will know where or how to get in touch with you unless you have left a forwarding address.
To make sure that your contacts are aware of your new details, write the contact number of every important company or person in a change of address log and then make them aware in advance of your new address. Pack a suitcase for each family member on the day of the move and fill it with the kind of standard items you would take on vacation such as toiletries, a couple of changes of clothing and other essentials, thus removing the urgency to unpack everything at once in your new home.