Store most items in boxes, as they are easy to store, easy to lift and easily managed.
Empty out the contents of your cupboards & wardrobes, this will protect them from damage.
Add an additional layer of protective paper at the bottom and top of boxes containing crockery or glasses. Wrap them individually, and clearly mark boxes as fragile.
All white ware should be dried out and cleaned before storage, and they should be stored slightly ajar to keep them fresh and free of mould. It is best not to store anything inside, as they are fragile, and could damage easily.
It is best to store your electronic equipment in their original boxes, but if not possible, then they should be stored in a dry space, and clearly marked.
Place books in smaller boxes, as they can get heavy to lift. Do not store heavy boxes on top of other items. Pack books flat, to avoid damage to their spines.