Usually the kitchen is the most time consuming room to pack, it is always more than you expect. It's better to have more boxes and packing supplies than you need so you don't run out when packing.
Packing Your Kitchen
Here is a definitive guide to dos and don'ts for the first time movers. Go through these comical tips and do the opposite.
Funny First Time Moving Dos and Don'ts
Hiring a moving company for out of state move is not a cheap process. There are many interstate movers, but it is always good to know that you are contracting a company that has performed well for someone else before.
Out of State Moves
A lot of people look for cheap moving services and hire day laborers instead of professional movers. They simply don't realize the advantages of professional moving companies until it's too late.
Professional Movers vs Day Laborers
How to check if the company who want to hire has appropriate license? If you are moving locally then you need check DOT license, most states require moving companies to obtain DOT number.