Begin preparations for your move by organizing all essential documents in a folder or binder. Determine whether to hire a moving company or move independently, and compare quotes from various companies. Establish a moving budget, declutter your belongings, and consume perishable items. Inform your children's schools about the move and research essential services in your new area. Notify important contacts about your relocation, purchase packing supplies, and measure large items to ensure they fit in your new home. Begin packing non-essential items, maintain an inventory list, and schedule time off work. Lastly, explore storage options if required.