A DIY Herb Box you can make at home with easy tutorial instructional images. This shabby chic herb box is perfect for growing lettuce, leafy greens (kale, arugula, spinach), and herbs! Also makes an awesome Mother's Day gift. http://livesimply.me/2015/04/11/diy-herb-box/
Pack the items you won't need until you're in your new house. Books, my china set, vases, boardgames, extra linens, photo albums and decorative items were first on my list. I like to use supermarket fruit boxes for books. They hold a fair amount without becoming too heavy. Many have handles, too.