Make sure to guard your household goods against damage that could cause a fire, explosion or leakage. Such as dispose of flammables: fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, ammunition, etc.
Drain fuels from your lawn mower and other machinery. Discard cans of oil, paint, thinner or any other substances that may leak. Any refillable tanks you have; must be purged and sealed by a local propane gas dealer.
Avoid waxing or oiling wooden antiques before moving because some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.