12: Do not fly alone:
My regret! If you are traveling via airplane to your new destination please find a friend or relative to fly with you. I thought I would be okay to manage my luggage, the move out, my cat, the rental car etc on my own but I was not able to do so. I got terribly awfully sick. It was just too much. Again, single people have these kinds of issues, sigh. So find someone who can make that final leg with you to help out. It will cost extra money so that is why it is a difficult request to make but I highly recommend it.
As the final days approach, save one box or drawer to place the paperwork you will take on the plane. Save another space for things that will go in the suitcase or suitcases. Have some manilla envelopes handy, stamps, tape, scissors and pens in your suitcase too. You will need those scissors to open the boxes...ha. I also had what is called "the essentials" box clearly marked.