How to Pack for House Move
Kitchen & Dining Room
Wrap small tables, chair legs and arms with stretch film to prevent scratches.

Wrap cups or mugs individually first in a double layer of newsprint paper or bubble wrap protecting the handles. Then, pack mugs upside down in a cube carton box.

Wrap all pieces of tea sets, serving dishes and glassware individually. Using several sheets of tissue paper, start from the corner, wrapping diagonally and continuously tucking in over-lapping edges Fill the top dish with several layers of crumpled kraft wrapping paper to cushion and protect all china and glassware.

Use the kitchen pack carton box carton boxes with individual slots for particularly fragile items and label ‘FRAGILE. THIS SIDE UP.’

Flat China and Glassware can be wrapped individually with tissue paper and then clear tape bundled together. Surround each bundle with kraft wrapping paper, being careful to leave no voids or unfilled spaces. Add two or three inches of paper on top of the bundle to protect rims and tape securely. Mark carton boxes FRAGILE.

Use tissue paper or newsprint paper to wrap your silverware to delay tarnishing. When packing your silverware, fill all voids in the carton box with krafl wrapping paper to prevent shifting.

If you keep your sharp knives in a knife-block, wrap them together for safety and protection. If they are not stored in a block it is best to wrap them separately rather than together in newsprint paper. When wrapping pots and pans, utilise the space in the pan with other kitchen items and invert the lid, placing the handle down. Pots, pans, etc. can be stacked in a carton box with krafl packing paper
between them.

Wrap each glass separately in tissue paper or bubble wrap. Wrap the stems of glasses until they are the same width as the base and bulb. This makes an easier shape to wrap and adds strength to a fragile item. Pack upright and in strong carton boxes. Place fragile labels on the completed carton boxes immediately.

Pack plates vertically on their edge instead of stacking them on top of each other. They have a far greater weight bearing strength this way. Place saucers, plates and platters on edge - DO NOT STACK FLAT.

Individually wrap dishes. Cups and dishes may be placed inside each other and wrapped three or four in a bundle. Put layers of bubble wrap between each dish. Put bottles of wine and spirits in the kitchen pack box.

Pack small appliances in their original container. If this is not available, use a carton box padded with kraft: wrapping paper. Wrap the appliance in bubble wrap or foam pouches to ensure adequate cushioning. You can pack several small appliances to a carton box.
Living Room
Protect your furniture suite in plastic sheets or stretch film not only to protec it from scratching, but to keep dust and dirt off too.

Wrap and cover the piano/furniture fully with corrugated paper roll for full protection (like the wat we wrap a parcel).

Use stretch film to hold drawers shut and wrap exposed legs (on tables and chairs) in bubble wrap.

After disassembling lamps, pack the bases in carton boxes stuffed with kraft packing paper for stuffing. Pack lamps shades individually in carton boxes with plenty of kraft packing paper for stuffing. Do not use newspaper as the ink smudges.

After vacuuming rugs, roll up, place in a plastic cover and secure with masking tape.

Tape an X with masking tape across mirrors and paintings framed with glass. Wrap each item in bubble wrap. Small mirrors can be packed in carton boxes. For larger mirrors and large picture frames, it is best to use edge protectors over the corners and the sides and stretch film for protection.

Mark with GLASS or FRAGILE labels on the outside to prevent mishandling.

Box up televisions and stereos upright, after wrapping with stretch film. You may also use the protective tape to cover the tv monitor surface. CDs, games, DVDs etc should be packed in purpose made caron like the CD box.

Make sure antiques, ornaments and other small fragile items are well-protected with plenty of tissue-paper cushioning and packed separately in smaller carton boxes. Wrap first in tissue paper then pad out with newsprint paper.

Mark the carton box that contains the breakable items or antiques with FRAGILE label.
Study Room
Use only heavy-duty carton boxes for books - they get very heavy, very fast. You can use small paperbacks to fill the sides of the box if there is extra space. Place the books flat in the carton box, cover to cover, alternating bindings to prevent spine damage. If the book especially old or valuable, pack them separately using newsprint paper.

Bundle all the computer cables with cable tie before placing it in the carton boxes. Use bubble wrap or loose foams to secure the computer in the cartons. You may want to use the protection tape to cover the monitor surface.

Use the color-coded housing moving labels for different rooms or the numbered box labels to keep track of the carton box during transit.
Bedrooms
Quilts, pillows, light/bulky Items will be best wrapped with stretch film and then packed in extra large carton boxes.

Protect your mattress with a plastic mattress cover. You may want to cover them just before you walk out the door - the plastic may make it difficult to move downstairs or around awkward corners in your home.
    
Dresses, coats, suits and anything else that normally lives on a hanger will travel best in a stand up wardrobe carton box. Just move the hangers straight into the box to avoid creasing. Shoes can be packed in the bottom. The beauty of wardrobe carton boxes is that they can be used at your destination for temporary wardrobe storage.
    
Lightweight clothing can be packed in multi-purpose cartons and us silica gel to reduce and control the moisture.
    
Secure curtain rails and blinds with stretch film.
    
Keep jewellery individually packed in zip-locked bags so you can keep with you throughout the move.
Fragile Items
Fragile items crack easily during the shipping. This can be prevented by packing items properly with the right protective materials. 

Select a sturdy box to hold the items weight. Leave a couple of inches between the items and the boxes’ wall 

Wrap fragile items completely with brown paper. You can also use newsprint paper but it has to be without print as this may cause stain to the items.

Use a bubble wrap especially for irregular-shaped items. We can also use PE foam to minimize static on the items before we wrap it with bubble wrap.

Fill the bottom part of the box with some loose foam fills. Place the item. Add more loose foam to the sides and above the items to top it off. Never let the items touched the wall of the box at any point.

Shake a little to see if you can still hear items touching the wall. If so, add more loose foam. 

Cover the box and seal the opening with brown or transparent tape at least 2 inches wide. Remember to use only tapes designed for shipping.

Mark the box with FRAGILE carton label to alert postman or despatch handle with care.