I hate moving!!! In fact, I would love to move more into the country, but the idea of packing up, mortgage hunting, etc. makes me nauseous with stress! but a few years ago, we ended up having to move 3 times in less than 6 months. Long story, bad realtor, lawyers involved, etc. Here are some tips I learned and used. There is a website for military wives that covers moving, it is very good and practical because those ladies move alot and sometimes without much warning. Wish I had the address, but you could try a google search.
-Ziploc bags: All sizes to organize all the little junk laying around-pens, junk drawers, utensils, etc.
-color code your rooms: We bought colored stickers and put on the top and side of each box for what room it was going into. then I hung a sign on each room on moving day so that our helpers knew where to take each box and didn't have to keep asking me
-take the time to declutter as you go. takes alot longer, but you will be happy when you move.
-clean as you go, once a room is completely packed and cleaned, shut it off. use it to store all the boxes and such, but resist the urge to go in there and make more messes!
-consider hiring a cleaning service for your final cleaning. You won't feel like it after you have moved out
-make daily goals of what you want to accomplish so you don't fall behind and find yourself trying to do everything in a couple of days
-do fun stuff away from home to get away from the stress. go to a park, picnic, pool, etc.
-give the kids jobs to keep them busy and out of your hair.