1. Avoid going to Home Depot with children at lunchtime, especially if it means driving an hour each way.
2. Don't wait until moving day to begin packing.
3. Remember that small children still need to eat and sleep regularly.
4. Cry when you realize how much "stuff" you have.
5. Treat yourself to coffee and chocolate croissants as necessary.
And plan on your kids needing clean, dry clothes at some point during the move.