Schedule disconnection of utility services at your old home, and connection of them at your new one. (Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive.)
If you are packing yourself, obtain packing materials and start packing items you won't need until after you arrive at your new house.
Repair, send out for reupholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as necessary.
Arrange for special transportation of your pets and plants if necessary.
Check with your insurance company to see how your possessions are covered during transit.
Make any travel plans necessary for your move.
Check to see if you need any moving permits.
Collect your important records -- Gather personal and family records, including medical and dental, veterinary and school records; legal and financial documents; birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.
Arrange for short-term or long-term storage if necessary.
Published by Paul Bianchina, Inman News.