Quick tip: Moving tips
First, use Press n’ Seal to keep the contents of drawers and boards in place. This is a great solution for silverware and also jewelry boards.
Also, take large furniture apart whenever possible. This may seem obvious, but we have all showed up to help a friend move only to find it never occurred to them to take the futon apart.
Use plastic stretch wrap to protect furniture from scratches and to hold drawers in place. This is especially good if you hire movers. You can keep the drawers packed and make sure nothing falls out.
Finally, before you leave your old place, use soap to repair nail holes. This is a classy thing to do, and it can help get your deposit back if you were renting.