I have found this amazing article on BuzzFeed.com that talks about moving out and offers 33 tips to make your life easier.
1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
3. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
4. For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.
5. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.
And remember to label the SIDES of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.
6. If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen.
Put up a new shower curtain liner and stock some new bath towels and toilet paper, as well. You’ll want to take a hot shower after a long day of moving.
7. Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking.
This is a great tip for traveling in general.
8. Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on.
9. Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
10. Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal.
Dresser drawers are like their own moving boxes — this will keep you from having to unpack and re-fold their contents.
It’ll also make moving the actual dresser much more manageable.
11. Press’n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact.
12. Buy a roll of stretch wrap.
13. Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
ALSO: use this method with the cords for your electronics.
14. Beer boxes are the best for books because they have handles on the sides.
15. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
16. Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you.
17. The fastest way to pack a closet:
18. Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing.
19. Along with food and alcohol, give your friends who help you move first dibs on anything you originally planned to sell or donate.
20. Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends show up to help you move.
Another note: if you have enough friends, split them up into shifts — one set to help you move in the morning, and another to help you move when you get to your new home.
21. Enlist the color-coding system.
22. It doesn’t hurt to number your boxes.
23. If you have a lot of fragile valuables, hiring movers as opposed to asking friends can end up paying for itself.
Also remember to book them weeks in advance — you’re not the only person trying to get out of your space on the last day of the month.
24. If you do hire movers, be sure to read the fine print and find out if they have any weird rules.
25. If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in.
26. Fill the nail holes in your previous home with a bar of soap.
28. Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.
29. If you own items that you want to get rid of but are too valuable to just give away, start selling on eBay, Etsy, or Craigslist at least 6 weeks before moving.
But it takes time for things to sell on Etsy and eBay so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
30. Arrange for a charity organization to come pick up the items you don’t want at least a week or two before moving.
31. Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving.
32. For same-city moves, hire a sitter for the children and pets.
33. Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid.
Article copies from: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/brilliant-moving-tips?sub=2225872_1175328#1zdbax8