Two Months Before
Use a 3 ring binder with sufficient pockets to keep all documents (estimates, receipts, and your household inventory) in one place.
Visit your children’s school to arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school district. This may take time, so do it as early as possible.
Going through every room of your home, decide what you need to keep and what you can live without. With items you don’t need, determine whether they can be donated or simply thrown away. Donated items will be gratefully accepted at your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, Disabled Veterans, or your local place of worship.
Also note those items that might need special packing or additional insurance coverage during your move.
List all items to be included in the move, room by room. This list will not only be useful when the movers are loading and unloading your items, but will also help you order a sufficient number of moving and packing supplies. This inventory list should be checked every so often to ensure that all the items you are moving are on the list and those items you will not be moving are not on the list.
The sooner you can begin investigating moving companies and your moving options the better. Ask whether the moving company has the proper DOT requirements and insurance.