8 Tips for Moving to Jacksonville

Moving can be a very stressful time. From packing to moving day to pack up, it can be difficult to know where to start and can seem very overwhelming. However, some measures can be taken to ensure that the move is as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Prepping

As soon as you decide to move, start collecting boxes. You can buy boxes at a wholesale store, or you can visit your local grocery store, liquor store, or any store that has supplies in boxes, and ask if they have any boxes that you can take off their hands. Collect a variety of sizes, from large to small. Also, buy some masking or any other type of tape. It can be used to seal the bottom of the boxes before you start packing to ensure that the boxes do not break, and then used to seal the tops once you have begun packing. It is also wise to have a magic marker so you can label your boxes.

Packing

Packing can be a tedious and challenging task. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you should start packing as soon as you can. For example, if you pack two months before your moving date, you give yourself plenty of time to pack in an organized, tidy fashion and eliminate a lot of stress. Start to pack items that you do not use often. For example, if you move during the summer, you can start by packing the items that you would use in the fall or winter.

Protect your valuables

When packing, be sure to protect the fragile items, wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper. Just pack some perishable items in a box, separating them with Styrofoam, cardboard or newspapers.

Label well

Name each box after packing stuff which makes unpacking easier. Label the box according to which room it belongs, for example, living room, and even label the contents of the box, picture frames, throw blanket. It allows the Jacksonville movers (if you have hired them or your friends to help) to know which room each box belongs in the moving day. It will also help you to find out where your personal belongings are when it comes time to pack. Remember to label boxes which have fragile items.

Set a schedule with movers or rent a truck

At least one month in advance, call Ponte Vedra Beach movers or rent a moving truck that you can drive yourself. You want to make sure that the movers and a truck will be available on the day of your move, and these things can book up quickly. If you do the move yourself, you must notify your friends or family in advance.

Pack necessities separately

Before you pack away everything, make sure you set aside the items will immediately be needed when you arrive at your new location. For example, all medications, toilet, for a change of clothes and something to sleep in can be a good idea to pack a bag over night so that you have your needs on hand for the first night in the new place.

Moving day

Pick up your truck or be prepared for your movers to arrive. Keep the vehicle as organized as possible so that you can quickly unload boxes when you arrive at your new location. Move large objects first, followed by smaller objects.

Unpacking

Once you’ve moved all your belongings, take a break, and then start packing. Start with the rooms that are most essential, such as your kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. As you have noticed all your boxes, you will have no problem finding what you need.