Pack plates with foam disposable plates between them. So much easier than wrapping with paper. and you'll have the foam plates to use after you move in. No one needs a ton of dishes to do while unpacking! (Probably only works with certain size plates.
No more oops! moments when painting, if you cover doorknobs and hardware with aluminum foil.(I would still put tape around the base of the knob where it meets the door, then the foil to protect the knob)