Start planning as soon as you learn you are going to move. The moving process is not something that can be accomplished in a day or two. Contact moving companies at least 2-4 weeks ahead of the moving day. Do not wait until the last minute; you may not be able to find any available movers. If you are going to pack up your boxes yourself, start doing it 1-2 weeks beforehand. Many people underestimate the amount of time to pack a home.
Packing Materials and Boxes
Many people buy low quality moving boxes and packing supplies or use whatever they can find just to save money. The fact is that we all want to save if possible, but we also want to take care of delicate and fragile items. It is highly recommended to obtain good quality and proper packing materials for valuable items. The bottom line is, if you have a few damaged or broken pieces at the end of the move, it will cost you much more to repair or replace those valuable pieces.