Once you have decided to move, you need to take the steps to prepare yourself. Keep in mind the more organized you are, the easier it will be for y
ou. I suggest you get yourself a file pocket folder that can carry many papers. This way you can have all of your items dealing with the move in one convenient location. Moving is busy and hectic, therefore the less time you have to spend looking for something, the less frustrated you will be. I keep all of my contracts, estimates, account information, family health information and banking information in that folder. This way when I need it, I can find it easily. Further, if you have taken the time to do this ahead of time, your important documents will not get lost in the shuffle.
If you have access to a scanner, you are very fortunate. Take the time to scan in these important documents and save them electronically. This will significantly reduce the amount of paperwork you will need to carry around with you.
The day the moving company arrives to pack you, it is a whirlwind of activity. Therefore, having your important papers organized and in your special folder or scanned in your computer will prevent them from being packed inadvertently.