You may need your tools to take apart/put back together things while you're packing or unpacking. Plus, when your new neighbors see you take out the toolbox, they'll immediately think you're handy and want to be your friend.
Insert paper or Styrofoam plates in between to keep your real plates from scraping or breaking. Or, insert real plates in between to keep your paper or Styrofoam plates for scraping or breaking. Whichever you prefer.
Some movers charge extra to move bags instead of boxes. Some "movers" are actually dancers who move their bodies and watch while you load up the truck yourself. That fine print will get you every time.
Just bag up as much as you can while they're still hanging in your closet. Or to make things even easier, never hang up any of your clothes and let them get as wrinkly as possible, that way you don't care what happens to them!
It's easy to put this off while dealing with all the packing and other big parts of moving, but don't forget about it. Unless you want to take the chance that whoever's taking your old place will accidentally start paying your bills for you.
A great trick, unless you're someone who enjoys the challenge of bending down all the way to the floor, tilting a box up slightly, figuring out how to wrap your arms around and/or underneath it, and then standing upright again.
Do this for anything you'll need right away, like a couple of dishes, some cleaning supplies, or that letter your ex wrote while you were still in love that you read every day in the hope they;ll eventually take you back.