Moving house can be an overwhelming experience if you wait until the last minute to pack. Instead, you should be proactive about organizing and packing your belongings so that your move does not have to be more stressful than it has to be. There are many tactics a homeowner can use in order to stay ahead of the curve on the impending move.
Your best bet for staying organized on moving house is to go room by room. Often, looking at moving the entire house rather than room by room will make you feel much more overwhelmed than you should. If you think about it, when you move, you will most likely have similar rooms stocked with similar furniture and accessories. Therefore, it would make sense to package a room completely instead of packaging it separately. That way, if you are starting with your living room, you will be able to mark the boxes clearly so that when you get into your new house, you will know just where to put the various boxes. It is when people lose track of what is inside boxes that things become very confusing and disorganized. If you can go in knowing what everything is and where it goes, you will be better off in the long run.
When you are packing your rooms, try using the smallest boxes possible so that you don't over pack. Small boxes will make it possible for you to clearly write down the contents of each container. Start with the small, breakable trinkets in each room. Securely wrap them in newspaper or bubble wrap so that they will not break during the move. Go table by table, shelf by shelf if you can to keep everything together. The key in every room is to back all the extras so that you only have the furniture to worry about when the movers arrive. Clearly mark each box with the room where the contents were from and a short synopsis of what is inside.
When moving house, there are some more important boxes than others. For instance, toiletries and various products that you need to get ready for work in the morning should be the last to be packed and the first to be unpacked. Therefore, anything that falls under this important category should have the box clearly marked "Important" in bold, red letters. Then, if possible, move them to your new location yourself. If they are important products, don't trust that the movers will get them to where they need to be. It is okay to move some things on your own in this process.
If you can have everything boxed up and clearly marked for when the movers arrive on the day of the move, you will have a much smoother transition from one house to the other. It does take time to keep your move organized and tempered. Above all, make sure you don't save it all for the last minute. That will give you more stress than you need regarding your move.