Always wrap your small appliances in inkless newspaper or towels. For packing, use a small box padded with more newspaper first. For large appliances, be sure to check your owner’s manual first to make sure there aren't any special packing instructions listed. Be sure to add lots of packing material in the front and on the sides.
Use corrugated corners on each piece. Wrap them in plenty of bubble wrap. Pad the bottom of the box with newspaper.
Pack books in small boxes. The boxes get heavy very fast.
Try to use wardrobe boxes when packing clothing.
For electronic equipment, the best thing to use would be the original boxes with their packing materials. If you don’t have them, it’s a very good idea to use heavy-duty TV boxes. The last thing you want is for your box to bust through and destroy your equipment.
Any furniture you can take apart, do so. Tape all drawers shut if you can. Wrap the legs of tables and chairs in bubble wrap. Try to use furniture pads.
Wrap all fragile items in bubble wrap or inkless newspaper. If you are packing plates or bowls, be sure to put layers of bubble wrap or newspaper in between.