Before the movers have arrived make sure everything is ready to go. Any items you don’t want moved, point out to the movers and label “NOT MOVING”
Make certain your origin and destination homes are ready to be moved. If you require an elevator, make sure you’ve reserved them well in advance. Same with parking for the moving truck.
For long distance moves, your movers will inventory and number every item with moving stickers. Make sure you obtain a copy of the written inventory. At destination, use the inventory sheet to manually check off all the numbers as they come in. If any items are not checked off, make certain they are located before the movers are finished and gone.