Use proper removal boxes. They will better protect your items and it'll make your move run quicker as they stack more efficiently in the van.
Unscrew lampshades and box them. Lampshades are fragile and not easy to pack in a van if still attached.
Ensure parking is available on the day of the removal. The further the removal van is away from your property, the longer the removal will take.
If you have small children or pets, please be aware that a removal involves heavy and frequent lifting. Suitable arrangements should be made to ensure the health and safety of your loved ones and the removal porters!
Always disconnect appliances before a removal. If you are unsure how to do this, call a plumber or electrician.
Make sure appliances are drained of excess water.
Clearly mark boxes containing fragile.
Pack heavier items such as boxs and cd's in smaller boxes.