Find MoversOnce you have a date in mind for moving day, start calling local moving companies in St Louis. Before you call, count the pieces of small, medium and large furniture you will need them to move, and estimate how many boxes you'll have. You probably won't get it exactly right before you've packed, but at least you can give them a ballpark figure on which to base an estimate. Calling in advance also increases your chances of your top choice having a block of time open on the date you need it.
Get LabelsThe key to an organized move is labeling everything clearly. Set up a box labeling system. At minimum, your system needs simple, clear directions that anyone can follow with minimal instruction. For example, it's a good idea to pack by room and label each box with a number and the room it belongs in. Use the numbers to compile a master list of every box you pack. Not only will this give you a reliable final tally for the movers but also helps you keep track of everything.
Pack LightIt will be tempting to throw everything you see in a box and promise yourself you'll sort it out later. Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of things that you don't want or need, though. Shred old documents that have expired or become irrelevant. Donate clothes that don't fit and dishes you don't ever use. A little more work in the packing process to sort out what you're keeping makes moving easier in the long run.
Moving is a lot of work. Following these tips can make it go much more smoothly.