Create “open me first” boxes – Pick one or two boxes per room as “Open Me First” boxes. Put in them the things you’ll need first at your new location. Buy a roll of colored tape and mark each box.
Pack a suitcase – For each member of the family moving, pack a suitcase as if you’re all going on a 3-day vacation, including changes of clothes, medications, eyeglasses, toiletries, etc. Keep the suitcases separated from all the other items to be moved so you’ll have everything you need for the first few days without searching through boxes.
Records – Get copies of your existing records like transcripts from schools, medical records from doctors, etc.
Important Papers – Remember to carry your important papers with you like birth certificates and passports