Relocating to a new state can be both super exciting and extremely daunting all at once. A fresh start in a new place can bring abundant opportunities and growth, which is something to look forward to. However, a big move can be logistically difficult and leaving behind loved ones or a career can be emotionally challenging. If you’re worried about the stress of moving, fear not; we’re here to help. Rather than get caught up in the negatives, we’ve made a list of suggestions to help you relocate, and ease into your new life in sunny Florida. Check out our tips below!
Enlist The Help Of Professionals
Whether you’re moving from just outside Florida, or from the other side of the country, getting your belongings from A to B can be a nightmare. Instead of making numerous journeys or begging friends and family to help, use a professional courier company like Florida Couriers to help you move your stuff. You can courier big items like beds, closets, and dining sets to smaller boxes or suitcases. This is a quick, easy, and relatively low-cost way to transport your belongings to your new home without stress.
Get To Know Your New Area
An in-person visit to Florida is the easiest way to get the lay of the land, however, if you’re moving in sight unseen, you can still get an idea of what’s around you without even having to venture there beforehand. Use google street view so you know the location of your new place, and scope out online the nearest convenience store, plus any big hypermarkets like Costco or Walmart. You might find there is nothing larger nearby, in which case you can stop en route to your new home to pick up any essentials you might need. Do your research on local restaurants, bars, and malls so that you know all of the best places to hang out and meet new people once you’re there. If you’re moving solo and don’t know anyone in the area, why not find some classes to sign up for so that you can make new friends and learn a new skill to boot?
Package Your Items Properly
While it can be tempting to chuck all of your stuff into random boxes in a panic, make sure you’re methodical when it comes to packing. Nab some empty cardboard boxes from local stores and pack them with your items in order of which room they will be unpacked in. Number each box, and keep a spreadsheet or packing list of what items are in which number box so all of your belongings are accounted for. That way you’ll know exactly where everything is when it’s time to unpack. Make an emergency bag of items you’ll need immediately for the first few days in your new home and keep it with you on the journey to your new place. This box should have spare clothes, a washbag, a kettle, and some coffee! Plus, all of your important documents such as passports and medical documents.
Which of these tips will you be trying to make your big move less difficult? Share in the comments or let us know your own advice to inspire others!