Choose the right Company : Affordable isn't the same qualitative. Make sure the company you are working with outlines exactly what they are offering within their package. The more details, the better. Ensure the contract you signed is very specific and thoroughly discussed.
De clutter : Remove as much clutter as possible when moving. We all acquire many items over the years that we either outgrow or don't need. Moving is the ideal time to get rid of anything you haven't used in a long time. Donate, recycle or sell.
Discuss the minutest details : Your moving company consultant should be able to discuss the smallest details with you and put them down in the contract. You know how you want your belongings transported, where you want them in your new home, whether you require storage or not etc.
Ask lots of questions : No question should go unanswered. After all, you are trusting the moving company with all your possessions. Ask all the questions you need to about the move, packaging, time frames, teams, and supervisor on site or anything else you need to know.