UPDATE Jan It is worth it! We tried shrink wrap method on shoe organizers, to keep canvas drawers in cubbies, to keep drawers closed, etc and it really helped speed up our packing. Plus items stay organized! things that make moving easier
Place knives in padded potholders so no one gets cut, poked or scraped in the process of moving. (If they are really nice knives, you can wrap them individually as well so they don't damage each other.