Hire help : Get moving company recommendations and bids, then hire one 6-8 weeks before you move.
Take inventory: List the items that are going with you and inventory them with your camera phone.
Get insured: Will your mover and homeowner's insurance adequately cover your belongings during the move? If not, purchase additional insurance.
Cut back: Trim down your pile of possessions through yard sales, online selling, or donations.
Get supplies: Collect clean, used boxes and newspapers. Don't forget packing tape and markers.
Stay organized: Map out where items will go in your new place and pack them by room. Clearly mark whats in each box, especially fragile breakables.