Around two weeks before the move is a good time to contact the moving company or the rental company to make sure every thing is still on track and there aren’t any unforeseen hick-ups. This will help keep both you and the moving company on schedule. With two week before the big move date, now is a good time to begin packing. Start with the items you can do without and leave clothing and hygiene items last. If possible, eat with paper or plastic utensils and pack up your kitchen about a week before the move. During this time, attempt to purge your home of unwanted items. Many items can be either recycled, or donated if still in good condition. Sealed food can also be donated to food banks or various shelters. A week from the move is also a good time to remove food in freezers and most of the food stored in the fridge.