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Moving to Florida: A Checklist

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An astounding 1,000 people move to Florida every single day. If you’re one of them, you might be overwhelmed by all of the packing and preparations that you need to take into account before the big day.

No matter what state you’re moving from, an interstate move can be nerve racking. This month, we’ve compiled a small checklist of things to keep in mind during your move to Florida.

Think About Unpacking

Once your possessions are unloaded, and the moving truck is a mere memory, one of the first things that you should do is to start unpacking that mountain of boxes in the living room. It’s a large job and tedious, so don’t feel bad if you tackle the essentials and save the rest for a rainy day.

Change your Address

It might seem like an obvious point, but new home comes with a new address. When you move, you’ll need to notify the DMV of your new address within ten days of the move date.
You’ll also need to head over to the Post Office so that they know where to send your mail — bills and all.

Register Your Car

Crossing the state border means that you’ll need to register your car with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) within ten days of the move. As this is one of the most time-sensitive items on this list, you should get it out of the way as soon as possible to avoid hefty fines.

Update your Voter Registration

If you want to vote in future elections, you’ll need to update your Voter Registration shortly after your move. Unlike dealing with the DMV, there isn’t a strict time limit, — as long as you register at least 29 days before an election date.

Actually Unpack

Okay, you’ve had your fun. You’ve explored the local hangouts, made some friends, filled out paperwork. Now it’s time to finally take care of unpacking that mountain of boxes in the closet.
Unpacking your whole life is a big job, so tackle a little at a time. Thankfully, you have a lot more time than you did when it was time to pack, so break the job down into a collection of smaller jobs, and it will be over before you know it. Start with one room and make an afternoon out of it.

Look for Healthcare Providers

One of the downsides to interstate moving is that you can’t take your trusted doctor with you, forcing you to find a new primary physician, preferably before an emergency arises.
But where to begin? Ask your new friends and neighbors for any recommendations. Alternatively, there are online directories that can give you a good starting point.

Write a Review

If you used a professional long distance moving company, remember to leave them a review while the encounter is still fresh in your mind. It’s a great way to help others in a similar situation know who they can trust with such a big job.

Meehan’s Family Moving: Palm Beach County’s Most Trusted Interstate Movers

Are you moving to Florida? Let us be the first to welcome you to the Sunshine State! Contact the Meehan’s Family Moving team today at (561) 904-6000 to schedule your free, no-obligation quote on our packing and moving services. We look forward to making your move a pleasant one!

Think you’ve got everything you’ll need ready for the big move? We’re experts when it comes to long-distance moves. Contact us today for some advice and a free quote!

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