How to Move House With Chronic Pain
Measure everything and simulate -once you have the key, get in and measure everything.
If you have non-right-angled walls, measure the angles too!
Then measure your existing / newly purchased furniture.
Make a scale diagram of everything, and arrange so your furniture fits. That way, you won't have to move heavy furniture twice.
I've the added bonus of planning a kitchen for the first time in this move.
At least, I've chosen all my appliances! Still, worktops, sink and cupboards yet to be planned -- need measurements!
Paint- if you want to decorate the walls with wallpaper or paint, do it before you move anything. Select your colors and paints in advance, and purchase the needed brushes, rollers and clean up equipment.
Clean- finally, clean all surfaces before you start moving in - it's easiest to clean when there is nothing in the way! You may need to clean again after unpacking to get rid of the dust of the boxes, especially if you have a dust or pollen allergy.