Make a list
There is a lot more to moving just than moving. Transferring utilities and changing mailing address are just a couple tasks that have to be done as well. Make a list so you don't forget something.
Moving Do's and Dont's
If you have time before your move, consider packing a few boxes a day. Trying to pack everything the day before the move is exhausting. (and you still have to unpack once you get into your new home)
Pack your closets. Wardrobe boxes are a great alternative. Your clothes go on hangers directly into the box, and then out of the box onto the closet rack. (and you don't have to iron them all at your new house)
(**Wardrobe boxes aren't just for clothes. They can be used for blankets, comforters, large amounts of shoes, etc.)
Over-stuff boxes. Be aware when packing that things can get heavy quickly. Boxes should ideally weigh less than fifty pounds. Pack heavier items on bottom. Use small boxes for books.
Please be aware there are items moving companies are not allowed to transport.
Hazardous materials such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials are not allowed for transport.
Common examples include:
Nail polish remover
Paints and paint thinners
Automotive repair and maintenance chemicals
In addition, IYM LLC will not transport the following items: