All My Sons Moving & Storage
Greetings from the Sunshine State! Florida is known for its lush beaches and entertainment entities. This, of course, includes Walt Disney World in Orlando! Millions of people use Florida’s shores as a vacation destination in the summer and winter, but it’s also one of the best states to live in the United States. With a free-wielding atmosphere and its diverse culture, living anywhere in Florida is a delight.
Our team at All My Sons Moving & Storage has locations encompassing the entire state, making sure we’re able to assist any and all Floridians in need. With four generations of experience in the moving industry, no move will surprise us, and we have the reviews and training to back that up. Our Florida movers know how to turn what could be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life into something that’s simple and easy. You're in good hands with All My Sons Moving & Storage.
What Is the First Thing to Do When Moving to Florida?
We know how stressful it can be, facing down a seemingly insurmountable list of tasks. While you mentally prepare yourself for all the stressors of uprooting your life and starting anew, your best bet is to rely on a moving company to relieve some anxiety. As one of the most experienced Florida moving companies, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to moving, including all the tasks you might have forgotten to consider otherwise.
The first thing to do when moving into any house is to measure out the dimensions of each room in your new home. Envision your ideal living space and make a floor plan according to your measurements. This will help you declutter while you start packing your belongings. Our team of professional movers suggests making four piles: taking, tossing, donating, and selling. Make sure you label everything you are taking, making it clear what is in the box and what room it is going into. If you do not want to deal with the stresses of packing, reach out to All My Sons Moving & Storage. We have the best packing services and the surrounding area. For the items that have no value, let them go. You can usually donate slightly used items. For pieces that you do not need but could earn you a buck, list them on eBay or another online market.
Once you have just the items you are keeping, call All My Sons Moving & Storage to discuss insurance and any difficult or large items that need to be handled carefully, like a piano. Double-check with HOAs and city rules and regulations such as special moving parking permits.
Who Do I Need to Contact When I Move to Florida?
It can be easy to get caught up in everything that goes into getting your house ready to move. You forget about all the calls you need to place to update your information. Tell your employer you need to update your payroll information, request time-off, and see if you are eligible for a tax deduction. If you have children, contact their schools; if you have pets, contact their veterinarian. You will also need to notify your current utility companies. Schedule the day and time for them to come out and take the final meter readings, as well as to turn on your new home’s utilities. There is a more detailed list of other important contacts you should call on the All My Sons Moving & Storage Moving Checklist, so be sure to check it out.
There are a few companies you should keep in mind when it comes to Florida utilities. Their availability will fluctuate depending on the county or city you live in, so make sure you check your city or state government’s site for more information.
What Should I Do Two Weeks Before Moving to Florida?
Two weeks before your move, start cleaning your home, back up your computers, and return items to friends and family. Make sure you have all your essential documents and money in a safe place. Now is a good time to identify where the nearest gas station, grocery store, and convenience store is to your new home in case you find yourself in a predicament. Also, make sure the fire alarms are functional. Then, the night before your move, unplug your freezer and water hoses.
What Do I Do on Moving Day?
You’ve made it! The day is finally here! Hopefully, you're well-rested and ready to attack the big day. There’s still a lot of work ahead, but if you count on the full-service moving efforts of our professionals at All My Sons Moving & Storage, you will be supported by a quality team that knows what to do.
Before the moving truck arrives, make sure your walls and floors are protected. Layout some plastic on the floor and create a makeshift barrier along the walls to prevent unnecessary scuffs and blemishes. With all your belongings packed up and ready to go, it’s time to start schlepping boxes onto the truck. Our professional team of movers in Florida has a system in place when it comes to filling the moving truck, so let the experts take the lead.
When you arrive at your new home, if you are renting the new space, do not forget to do a final inspection with your landlord. Next, keep track of your items as they are taken off the moving truck, and report any potential damages. Have a friend or family member advise our team where the furniture goes using the labels you created.
And there you have it. You are all set! Tip your movers, write a review, and start settling into your new home!
Now that you know you’re prepared for your move, call the most trusted company in the nation. All My Sons Moving & Storage has years of extensive experience in the moving industry. We’ve spent the better part of thirty years building our reputation to make sure our customers receive the best service possible. If you’re ready to take the next step in your move, contact our Florida movers today to receive a free, no-obligation quote.