The most important factor for any move is: Be Prepared. Get rid of unnecessary clutter before you go. Host a garage sale or donate goods to your favorite charity. Dispose of as much trash as possible before the big day.
A moving rule of thumb: If it is not a piece of furniture - put it in a box. Any item that can be put in a box should be placed in a box, including electronics.
Label your boxes in detail, not just the room but the contents too. Label the boxes on the sides, not on the top. Tape all boxes on top and bottom.
Do not use printed newspaper. The ink may smudge and get on your items.
All appliances, stereos, computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, speakers, etc. should be disconnected. All cords should be removed and packed or taped to the item.
Empty, defrost, dry and disconnect refrigerators and freezers. Any items not being moved should be clearly marked.
Remove all items such as money, medication, vital documents, jewelry, guns, etc.