Make a priority list.
- Use the opportunity to get rid of clutter by donating or selling items you no longer need.
- Calculate how many boxes you need and get boxes of various sizes.
- Buy strong tape, start saving up on packaging material such as old newspapers and bubble wrap.
- Be careful to not fill boxes all the way as they might become too heavy to lift.
- Check your contents insurance to make sure that damage during the move is covered.