Flat clothing boxes
Cardboard packing boxes
3-in-1 household oil
Rent storage container for larger items.
Make inventory as you pack.
Measure furniture so you can plan new interior.
Keep temporary storage simple and organized.
Keep container in driveway or storage facility.
Fill each box to top.
Use newspaper as filler but don't wrap with it; ink can stain.
Protect metal tools with light coat of 3-in-1 household oil.
Fog internal parts of engines of gasoline-powered tools to stop corrosion.
Drain gas tanks.
Store metal tools in plastic tub, not cardboard, so they won't break through.
Keep only what you need for every day: seasonal clothing, towels, linens, kitchen items; store everything else.
Load favorite books onto electronic tablet.
Maximize shelf space for smaller items with stackable boxes and in-cabinet racks.
Store clothing in flat boxes under bed.