"Safe Stuff" Strategy
It is probably true that nobody will treat your belongings as well as you will. This is one of the major reasons that people cite for wanting to do a DITY move.
While this approach to a DITY is fundamentally different from the profit motive, we highly recommend you at least reference the Profit Strategy page to help keep your DITY move in the green.
The main difference between this strategy and the profit strategy is the focus on money. We assume here that you would prefer to trade some or even all of your profit to assure that your goods are safe and secure. This might mean using a more expensive form of transit, buying all-new packaging and specialized containers, and perhaps hiring skilled packers.