Lessons learned while packing:
-Sewing boxes shut with twine is perhaps not as effective as using tape.
-If you're going to try sewing your boxes shut, make sure you have a good thimble. Pushing a needle through cardboard without one is painful.
-The best thing about packing the last bits of miscellaneous stuff is the opportunity to use the word "miscellany."
-Shoving your hand into a trash can which contains a broken glass french press jar is a bad idea.
If you're like me, remember these things. If you aren't like me, then continue to exercise the common sense that sets you apart from me.