The material with which you pack the goods you are supposed to ship is going to be quite important. Its choice is going to make a difference between broken china crockery and glass tables you get across the borders of states after they develop a crack. You can always use some bed-sheets to provide the needed cushioning, but professionals always come fully prepared to the venue with all the professional stuff that includes foam and bubble-sheets. They are essential to provide good cushioning between fragile items like china and crockery that can be broken during transit.
Professionals are going to take care of the legs of your tables and chairs to a great extent. They are well aware of the fragile nature of these legs and their susceptibility to damage during transportation. They should be packed with great care.
You can help the professionals who come to your house to pack the goods by preparing well in advance for the final journey of the goods. You must make sure you have collected all items that are to be packed in the goods that are to go before you and you must make sure you have a separate list of items of the goods you are going to need immediately when you arrive at your new home.