Create a Work Area
Early in your packing sessions, designate a work area in your home so you don't end up with moving boxes and packing supplies scattered everywhere. Keeping the chaos contained to a specific area will also help lower your stress level.
Arrange According to Size
As you are packing boxes, be sure to line the bottom of the boxes with the largest and heaviest items first. Fill in the top of the box with smaller and lighter items. Also, leaving a lot of empty space at the top will lead to a crushed box when it comes time to load the moving truck. Fill each moving box all the way to the top edge.
Stack Dishes Vertically
If you're packing dishes, pictures or record albums, stack them vertically instead of horizontally. Laying these types of items down will lead to damage during moving.
Illustration by Kena Ravel