Boxes should be filled to capacity to avoid them
tipping or collapsing - use bubble wrap to fill gaps. Use smaller
boxes for heavy items so that they are easy to lift.
Individually wrap crockery, glasses and fragile items in bubble
wrap before storing.
Label or number your boxes - keeping an inventory of your items,
Wrap pictures and mirrors individually in bubble wrap, mark them
as fragile and stack on end.
Drain freezers, refrigerators (wipe the inside surfaces with bi-carbonate
of soda) and washing machines prior to storage. Make sure you store
these items with the door wedged open.
Remove legs from tables, wrap the top in blankets and stand on end,
or lay them on blankets top down with legs pointing up. Stack chairs
"seat to seat".