I totally sympathise and wish the House Moving Fairy could come to help you. I will hoof you up t'arse if you hoof me one back.
As a veteran of house moving and away to move for the 65th time, I find it works best if you just lob stuff into boxes or Ikea bags. The last 15 moves I never even wrapped a glass or dish and nothing has broken.
Ask for any help from friends/family/ bewildered passers by/ anyone.
Look on eBay. I got a set of boxes of different sizes, delivered next day, for a reasonable price. Also came with bags, tape, bubble wrap, tissue paper etc. Start now. You will regret it come moving day if you don't. There's so much more to do than you think. I've moved many times and I know what a nightmare it is if you don't start early.
When DH was in the RAF we moved a lot. The removal people would arrive with boxes, pack everything in them, deliver them to the new house and then unpack. Bliss. But it was expensive. We do our own packing now. Pack everything except your knickers, toothbrush and the kettle. You will need these. Just remember to label all your boxes so you know what's in them. And resign yourself to the fact that it will probably take you weeks to unpack them all.
2nd pure purple. At least set aside one box for kettle, plates tea coffee sauce (for fish & chip supper) bed stuff toothbrush. NOW shall I help you? TODAY YOUR MISSION IS THE FRONT ROOM RIGHT YOU NEED THREE PILES. KEEP *CHARITY SHOP**IN THE BIN* (if you haven't sold it by now you are never goning to) BE TOUGH. VIDEOs ARE YOU GOING TO WATCH THEM EVERY AGAIN! does anyone want a book with jam on and the corner chewed throw it. RIGHT come back to me this evening and I'll score you. Next will be the bedroom......
We spluged on the last move and about about £150 worth of good boxes from IKEA. They fold down and have a proper lid, therefore you don't need packaging tape AND they store dead easily for further moves.
I also invested in SpaceBags. I know they sell them in the UK, but I got mine brought over from the US and I can't recommend them highly enough! They really scrunch stuff down and hold it down.
I use removable labels and a sharpie pen to label the boxes.