When to start packing to move house and what to pack first depends on how soon you are moving. If you have a few months you have time to pack in stages and plan well. What to start packing when moving is things you are not going to need in those weeks leading up to moving day. The last things you pack are the things you use every day and need. You should also include at that time a moving day box with some essentials for in the new home, your kettle and tea or coffee, important documents, the book you are reading. Anything you will want on that first day and night in the new home.