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Packing Tips to Make Your Move Simple to/from Jacksonville, Florida

Packing Tips to Make Your Move Simple to/from Jacksonville, Florida

While moving can be an emotional bag of excitement, stress and hope, having a few packing hacks up your sleeve will bring you peace. Stewart Moving & Storage brings you these tips to make your move simple to/from Jacksonville, Florida – whatever you want to call it – with sincere hope you will find these tools useful.



I can’t tell you how many times someone in my family would ask for the packing tape or the scissors during our moves. Don’t let this happen to you. Be prepared and pack a small box or basket filled with all of your packing supplies – all in one grand location!

Stewart Moving and Storage recommends you gather a couple black permanent markers, labels, packing tape(s), scissors, screwdriver, baggies and whatever comes to mind. Keep them together in your one ideal location – this will save you time and frustration!



When packing your items, whether it is your grandmother’s treasured vase or an antique portrait heirloom, quality packing supplies are necessary in order to assure your belongings are protected. Shattered glass and scratched furniture can be avoided by planning ahead – pack your dishes in several layers of paper (on their side, instead of flat side down) preventing shattering should box be bumped. Here’s a resource for protecting precious cargo.

Stewart Moving and Storage offers sturdy corrugated boxes for packing your fragile and non-breakable items with a developed system, which utilizes color coded sealant tape (Smart Move tape). This trusted system reduces the time it takes to identify boxes at the time of delivery with a variety of packing services offered to you – just one more reason to choose Stewart Moving and Storage for your next move. Here’s a resource for packing and unpacking.



The most reliable way to ensure that your smaller valuables are kept safe is by simply keeping them with you during the move. I am referring to your jewelry, precious heirlooms, medical prescriptions, important documents, etc.

Should you have a large amount of precious personal items, your next option is to refer to your bank – they may offer you a safe deposit box at a minimal fee or no charge at all. It is not wise to keep large amounts of cash with you as your bank’s safeguard is the better option.



If you have a sock drawer – keep it handy– light and convenient, but if not, save space and put your socks inside shoes and boots. This goes for towels and kitchen mitts, too. They can be used to put small knives, salt & pepper shaker – any empty space you can fill up is wise.

Your washer and dryer is empty, so why not fill it with your bedding and pillows? It will be light and you will hardly notice the difference in weight but you will notice you saved yourself time and space.



Not for the garbage of course – garbage bags to easily store your clothes on hangers. Keep your clothes on hangers to save time and keep your precious apparel protected.

Poke a hole in the bottom of the garbage bag so the hangers can fit through and this way, you will eliminate the risk of wrinkles, keep your clothes in the same order as they were originally hung and protect them from the outside elements. Don’t forget to label your bags before you put the clothes inside – you wouldn’t want a permanent marker to bleed through your dapper duds.



When choosing a reputable moving company also consider asking your Certified Move Consultant the full company name, company address, how long they have been in business, web site address, references (and call them). Now is the time to use the powerful consumer tool, known as the internet.

Stewart Moving and Storage has designed a professional and detailed website making scheduling and answering questions easy for any upcoming move. A reputable moving company should provide a thorough website with their company’s history, core values, frequently asked questions (FAQ) and contact information. Stewart Moving and Storage provides all of these quality advantages and much more – including a Resource Center with Moving Tips and a Moving Guide all available at their website.

Stewart Moving & Storage wishes you a stress-free move – contact them and you’ll be glad you did