As you are preparing to move, packing will be the most time consumming. There are steps that you can take to make it easier on yourself. First, take inventory. Start by taking pictures of your things. This way you will have a record of a majority of your items. Second, weed through your stuff. Sell, give away, donate the things you do not use or need any more. This will help you get rid of extra items you don’t really need. You do want to make the effort to get the right packing materials, which include boxes, paper (newspaper will work well) and packing tape. If you are on a tight budget, check places like Craig’s list for boxes and other packing materials. You will want to get tape and permenant markers. It is so important to label your boxes carefully. This will make it much easier to unpack when you get to your new home.