Remember to always ask if your moving company is insured.


Clothes can usually stay in the drawers, all other loose items should be boxed.


Anything that can be put into boxes or
bins should be. This allows the movers to pack the truck more efficiently. 


Don't pack away your cooler. You'll need it on moving day to keep perishable food cold. 

Discuss with your movers how much of the packing you wish to do yourself.


Make sure to tape the bottom of all boxes to keep items safe and secure. 


Label boxes according to the rooms they will go into, to reduce the amount of times the movers have to ask where they go.


Don't use garbage bags to pack your belongings to make sure they're not accidentally thrown out. 

If there is anything you wish to get rid of then the perfect time to do it is before the move.


Make a list of items you'll need on moving day (phone charger, tools etc)


When packing fragile items be sure to wrap them in bubble or wrapping paper.
Use cell dividers for glasses.


Make a list of companies to notify with your new address: credit card, newspaper etc