Start early and create a moving strategy.
Write down an inventory of everything you pack and use a box / item tracking system.
Read all legal and binding agreements and guarantees prior to the move day – resolve your questions before the moving truck pulls up.
Use high-quality packing materials.
Pack books and other heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
If you need to store clothes, use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
Use the same size boxes for easy stacking.
Fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newsprint to prevent collapsing when stacked.
Seal boxes completely with packing tape or use plastic bins to keep out dust.
Store couches (except sofa-beds) on end to maximize space.