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Moving New York to Florida- The 7 best ways to prepare

By James G on 05/24/2021

Known as the Sunshine State, Florida is one of the most beautiful cities to reside in. Apart from the non-existent state income taxes, residents also enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year, far more than NYC. 

Florida is home to over 21 million people. If you are moving from New York to Florida, you will enjoy more than the sandy beaches. Unlike New York, Florida offers a lower cost of living. However, before you leverage these perks, you need to prepare yourself for the move. Unsure of where to start, Liffey Moving has put together this shortlist to help make your move from New York to Florida that bit easier.

So, how do you prep yourself for the over a thousand miles shift?

·  Talk to Your Family

If you are a parent and did not anticipate this move, it is essential to speak to your children about it.

Moving is particularly easier with children below the age of 6 years. If you are dealing with teenagers, the importance of speaking to them sooner rather than later cannot be over-emphasized. Over the years, children create bonds with their friends. In this case, the problem is when they realize that they might not see their friends again.

As much as you may be excited about the endless possibilities and opportunities in moving from New York to Florida, some children might be non-receptive.

· Create a Schedule

Once your family members are in the loop about the move, it is time to get the ball rolling.

Time can elapse fast. As such, you need to create a schedule with the help of an organizer. Schedule all activities needed for a successful moving process and designate enough time for them. Considering that some tasks may be time-sensitive, creating a well-thought-out schedule allows you to stay on track and avoid a last-minute rush. Have a look at some common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.

· Declutter 

You are moving several thousand miles away. The last thing you want is to pay to transport items you will not use. 

To ensure you carry only what you need, declutter your house. No matter how much you love the old toaster that your grandmother gave you, if you have not used it for a year, toss it out. That worn-out furniture in the garage is also not doing you any good, apart from using up storage space. You can either conduct a garage sale or donate the items.

A move from New York to Florida or anywhere in the states is a great time to clean house.

By getting rid of things you do not need, you lessen the load, make it easier to pack, and significantly bring down moving costs. Not sure of what a professional moving company will cost, then read this.

· Packing

Packing is one of the most crucial, tiresome, and time-consuming moving tasks. However, the process can be less overwhelming if done appropriately.

When packing, start with one room and do not move to the next until you are done. Label all boxes, indicating their contents. Since it’s a long-distance move and you will probably share a moving truck with other people, make sure you write your names on all boxes. 

Also, create an inventory. Give an extra thought when packing fragile items. Use bubble wraps and other similar materials to cushion them against breakages.

A move from new York to Florida will require a few modes of transport so it's important to make sure you have packed properly.

· Seek the Services of Professional Movers 

Relocating from New York to Florida requires you to hire the services of a reputable long-distance mover. Check out the packages and long-distance options here at Liffey Moving.

With over 20 years of experience we know all the tips and tricks to make your move run smoothly.

· Plan Your Way to Florida

Apart from planning for the shipment of your possessions, you must know how you will get to Florida. Are you taking a flight or moving by road?

If you have children or pets, make sure you have an overnight bag ready.

A move from New York to Florida may involve a flight or a long drive. Prepare accordingly for the time spent on the road, while we take care of your belongings.

·Prepare Yourself for a Change in Climate

New York is mostly humid, so it is expected that you have a ton of warm and furry clothes. Florida, being a tropical climate, you will not need most of these clothes. To make a move easier, donate or sell some of these clothes. However, remain with a few to get you through the colder seasons. 

As a New Yorker, it comes as no surprise if sunscreen were the last thing on your mind. However, as you move from New York to Florida, sunscreen will be more than an afterthought. Make sure to pack sunscreen and a hat in your essentials bag.

These are a few tips to make your move from New York to Florida smooth. Congratulations and good luck as the next phase of your life unfolds in warm and beautiful Florida.

Article written by James G

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