Moving to South Florida?

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Here’s a Handy ‘Pre-Move’ Checklist

6 Simple Suggestions for Planning Your Move to or Within South Florida

People are flooding into South Florida more than ever before, due to the changing job landscape, family size, job relocation or just a desire to live in a more temperate climate. Almost 1,000 people are moving to Florida each day, so you may need to look for several months for the perfect home in hot spots like Delray Beach, Parkland, Pompano Beach or Boca Raton.

Many people chose to live in a temporary apartment until they locate their South Florida dream home or condo. When you are finally ready to ‘make the big move’, it’s essential to plan ahead because if you don’t, it will cost you so much more if you make the mover do simple work you can do yourself. Once you have your final location in place and have started planning ( using our checklist ), then hire the a knowledgeable local movers to transport your valued belongings as safely, quickly and affordably as possible.

You can make moving to South Florida an easier process by following these 6 simple suggestions as the basis of your ‘Pre-move’ checklist:

Suggestion 1: Keep Track of Important Dates

It is a good idea to keep track of the important dates for moving, including notifying your current landlord, communicating with utility companies and hiring a moving company. With the large number of people moving in the Broward County and Palm Beach County area, you must contact a moving company to schedule services as soon as possible.

Suggestion 2: Have the New Home Ready for the Move

Make sure to have the new home ready for the move by cleaning it before the moving day arrives. This means that you should have the utilities turned on so that you have electricity, natural gas and water. In addition to vacuuming the floors, you may need to wash the windows and walls to make it easier for movers to place furniture in each room of your new home.

Suggestion 3: Arrange Pet and Child Care

If you have family pets or young children, then it is better to arrange care for the animals or the children while you are moving. There are boarding facilities that can care for dogs or cats on an hourly basis, and you can have a friend care for your children. You will feel safer knowing that your children and pets are away from the busy moving situation.

Suggestion 4: Organize Your Possessions

While you may have the professional movers pack your large possessions, you may want to pack the smaller items like kitchen utensils in order to save money. The less the movers have to pack, the more you’ll save. It’s also always better to organize everything first. Have a folder for your important documents so that these items aren’t lost in the cardboard boxes while you are moving. If you have valuable items such as jewelry, then it is a good idea to carry these things with you in your own vehicle. If you need to move a piano, look for a professional mover who has experience moving these fragile items.

Suggestion 5: Get Rid of Unneeded Items

When you have furniture, appliances or other items that you don’t want to move into a new home, make sure to get rid of these things before moving day arrives. You can try helpful apps like ‘Offer Up’, Decluttr, Swappa or eBay for quick liquidations of things you don’t want to move. It is also important to know if you have certain types of appliances or furniture that won’t fit into a new home, so you should measure larger items before the things are loaded onto the moving truck.

Suggestion 6: Consider the Weather Conditions

If you are moving to South Florida, you’ll soon find the climate in Palm Beach and Broward is often hot and humid, so you should consider this when packing certain valuables and you may also want to have the air conditioner pre cooling in your new home before the movers arrive.

In addition, summer is coming, and we have constant afternoon rain storms and thunderstorms, not to mention hurricane season on the horizon! It’s possible that a moving time can change so that you and your belongings are safe. Ask your mover about how weather conditions might affect your schedule.

From Parkland to Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach to Boca, following these simple moving suggestions will help make moving to South Florida a success!