Know exactly where each of your items are
going to be placed, especially furniture, before you move
them. Changing your mind after you get there will just give
you extra work.
Make a checklist for what you have to do prior
to moving before you start. (change of address, setting up
phones, turning on electricity/gas,etc)
Boxes are your friend. Try and put as many
things in boxes as possible. This will make loading, unloading,
and transportation much easier.
Wrap all breakable items in non colored paper
or wrapping. Newspaper and other print may bleed on to your
Make a list of the contents of each box that
you pack and attach them to the box. This will save you vast
amounts of time in the long run.
Use more smaller boxes than few larger boxes.
It is much easier to make a second trip than try and maneuver
a overly heavy box.
Secure your boxes with strong tape. The last
thing you want to happen is a box breaking during a move.
Use garment bags. You can move a entire closet
with a few garment bags and not have to worry about wrinkles
or unwanted spots. Folding them in a box or taking them loose
can be a big hastle.
Leave the difficult to move items to professionals. Why over
exert yourself with the possibility that you might not be
able to finish the task or damage your items.
Make sure you use a hand truck whenever possible,
this will save lots of time and energy.