Packaging and storage tips:

Try to use as many boxes as you can they help greatly and improve your storage space requirement, remember to fill boxes to capacity this will help prevent the box from collapsing and the use of packing materials such as paper and bubble wrap will help to protect items and fill gaps.
Marking and labeling of boxes will help easy reference and when un-packaging them.
Glassware and china should be wrapped individually and if possible stored on end in the boxes and not flat.
Pictures and mirrors are better placed in bubble wrap and stored on their end.
Refrigerators and freezers must be drain and free of water or ice, wiping the inside with bi-carbonate of soda and storing with doors open helps keep them free of smell.
Placing chairs seat to seat will not only save space but also protect them and then the area between the legs can be used to store smaller items.
Removing any extreme projection such as the legs of a table will help transportation of the table and them placing in a furniture wrap and placing on end will help on storage space. However it is often not possible to remove the legs with ease, should this be the case use the table, store fragile items under and place heavier items on top of the table, this will double this storage area and project the fragile items. Remember to cover the table surface with a furniture dust sheet.
Use the drawers of furniture to also storage smaller fragile items , pack the drawers first and remember to remove the drawers or secure them shut before transporting them.