Keep Things Together.
Insist on keeping things together when you or the removalists are packing boxes. Keep bookends with books, light bulbs with lamps and extension leads with appliances.
Small, loose parts can be attached to the item they belong to with tape or placed in small envelopes — to keep picture hooks with pictures, shelf brackets with a bookcase, a special spanner and its bolts with the wall unit or cabinet.
Keep larger corresponding items (such as a cables for the hi fi and TV in resealable bags, and tape these to the underside or back of the item. As a backup, have a “Parts Box” open on the kitchen bench and fill it with cables, cords, parts, pieces, brackets, or nails that are removed from any items of furniture. Keep this box with you, or mark it well with coloured stickers so it can be easily located on move-in day.