Draw up a floor plan
Something that will save time and eliminate confusion is drawing a floor plan of your new home, and marking out where your possessions are going before you move.
Next, tag each item of furniture with a coloured label which corresponds to the room it is going in.
This way, the movers know where to put it and it saves you having to make decisions in a rush about where to put things.
Make yourself available
If you've hired a moving company to pack and deliver your property and boxes, you need to be available when they are doing the packing. If you're unavailable, ask a relative or friend to step in.
The movers will produce an inventory of everything they pack - make sure you look over the list and check that it is correct and legible before you sign, so as to avoid any discrepancies further down the line if an item is missing from the list or damaged during the move.
Help your helpers!
If your family and friends are pitching in to do the heavy lifting, you need to get organised well in advance.
Do all the packing beforehand, as you can't reasonably ask a friend or relative to pay for something they accidentally damage.
Make sure access to the vehicle(s) you're using to transport boxes is clear and easy to negotiate.
Last but not least, make sure you have plenty of beverages and snacks on hand, and if the move starts to run into dinnertime, get a takeaway!