Tape boxes across tops and edges. Make sure the bottom of each box is well taped to support the contents of the box. Even if the box is designed with an interlocking top or bottom, it’s best to tape it anyway – the bottom will support more weight and the top will be secure from opening and re-closing during transit.
The first thing you need to do when preparing to move is to determine how much you want to do yourself -- everything, nothing or somewhere in between. Your budget and desire to save some money will likely impact your decision. When selecting a moving company, make sure to ask friends and family for suggestions. Whatever you do, don't simply go with the lowest bid. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always ask for (and check!) references before selecting the moving company that is going to help you move. Quick calls to your local Better Business Bureau and State Moving & Storage Association will also be well worth your while.