Once you know you are going to be moving then you want to start gathering your packing supplies as quickly as possible. This way as time permits you can be packing instead of leaving it till the last minute. To make sure you don’t forget anything make a list of what you are going to need.
This is the first thing you are going to think of. You can start gathering some of these from your local stores. Go to a variety of different stores so you can take advantage of the different types of boxes that they would most likely have. You will also need some specialty boxes for large items, or items that are fragile. You may also have the change to buy tall boxes that you can hang your clothes in instead of having to take them off the hangers to pack them
This is a another common packing item that will come to mind. Make sure you buy real packing tape and not ordinary scotch tape. Packing tape is usually wider, easier to work with, hold well but is easy to remove when unpacking.
Next on your list will be packing paper and box filler. There will be several different types that you can choose from. You may want to get a variety so you have options for what to use with your different items. Some items you will want to wrap so bubble wrap will be good for the items that are fragile. Brown wrapping paper may be okay for common items.
Some of the miscellaneous items you may want are some packing labels, and a good marking pen. You may also want to buy a pre-made moving check list. Make sure you have enough of everything so you don’t have to keep going back for suppies.