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.
The internet is full of moving tips, tricks, and checklists to help you out. Those are helpful, but I believe that the most important tip is often overlooked. Here's the only moving tip you need - HAVE LESS STUFF! IF IN DOUBT, CHUCK IT!
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
Colored Duct Tape on Moving Boxes . Make it instantly recognizable as to where a box should go. Maybe put tape on more than one corner, just in case the box is turned the other way? (One color for moms, one for long term storage one for short)
Moving Tip: How to Safely Pack and Move Plates! To help your plates arrive safely when moving, simply purchase a pack of foam plates… check your local dollar store! Place one foam plate between each plate then wrap and pad accordingly.