Things You Need to Attend to before the Move
Moving involves doing many things. So, you better start doing things earlier too. And since packing is quite time consuming, you better start packing as well. Before you pack your things though, you should assess and inspect your things and get rid of the items you no longer need or want. This would reduce the time needed for packing and the need for packing materials. You can then start packing by rooms. Start with the room that is least used. Pack the things you will not use until your move first too. Have essentials in a separate box or bag so they would be accessible. Valuables should be with you to avoid loss or theft.
To minimize expenses you should cancel utility services in time for the move to avoid having to pay two sets of utility bills. Once this has been arranged, make sure you have the confirmation numbers as proofs too. Of course, you should also check what utilities are still lacking in your new home and have them connected too.
Before you pack anything, you should also explain the move to your kids so you can prepare them for the move and they would be able to say goodbye to their friends properly. This would also give them a chance to be excited when you let them choose the color and the theme of their new room. At least, if there are apprehensions about the move there would be time to explain things and make them accept the move before it actually happens.