Contemplating a move to Florida? It is very likely that you are anticipating arriving at the Sunshine State to enjoy the warm weather and amazing beaches. But before this move takes place, you must do some housekeeping in your present location and home. Lists are a great tool to use to keep track of the tasks you need to accomplish. This also helps to keep you organized so that you may become ahead of schedule and will keep your stress level at the bare minimum. You may not know exactly what it is you need to do before your big move. Here are some examples: arranging services to be connected in your new home. These may include electricity and power, gas or heat, telephone, internet, cable, etc. You will also need to start investigating what company you wish to purchase home insurance from. This can be done by obtaining quotes from several companies that you may be interested in.
You may choose to continue to be a consumer of your present utility company in your new home. If this is the case, the company will arrange for your account to be transferred to your new address in Florida; and will also ensure that your services will be reconnected. However, if you choose to change utility providers, it is essential that the company has all of the information they deem necessary to create a new account for you. You should make an arrangement with your company to have your services connected on the day before you plan to move into your new home so that everything will be in pristine condition when you arrive. Your realtor can assist you and the utility company if access to the house is required.
It is possible that you may have more to take care than just home insurance once you move to Florida. These could include things like car or pet insurance. If so, you should alert your current companies about your relocation and provide them with the new address. You should be informed that because you will now be living in Florida, the amount you pay may increase or decrease.
Being a smart mover involves many things, such as making sure your computer’s hard drive and all files you deem important are backed up onto an external hard drive or a backup disk, informing your bank or cell phone provider of your move, and researching potential new doctors or dentists for yourself and your family. Also, if you have younger children it would be smart to look around for well-known and well qualified facilities that provide excellent childcare. You should also familiarize yourself with your new surroundings and learn where the nearest hospital is in case of emergencies. If you have school age children, you should arrange for their transcripts to be sent to the new school they will be attending as well as ensuring that the school knows that your child will now be attending.
Moving from an area you are familiar with into a new area where everything looks strange can be a very stressful time for you and your family. In order to make things flow smoothly and painlessly, you should organize everything that you have control over well in advance so that you do not become boggled down by everything when the time to move rolls around. If you need help, do not be afraid to ask friends, neighbors, or even family members. You would be surprised at how much one simple task can relieve a lot of stress.