Relocating to a warmer climate
So, you’ve decided to relocate someplace where the sunshine is present all year long. Who could blame you? Rare are those who’d choose Alaska over Florida. All the fantastic things you can do in the Miami-Dade area are worth the trouble, not to mention the rest. Are you wondering whether the whole process of moving to a warmer part of the country requires some special preparations? Of course, it does. However
it’s really not something hard to endure. Read the article below to find out everything you need to know about relocating to a warmer climate.
First things first
If you still haven’t made up your mind about relocating to a warmer climate, let’s look at some advantages of living where the sunshine is:
- It’s more affordable – you’ll spend less money buying seasonal clothes, investing in snow tires, etc., not to mention heating bills.
- An all-natural mood booster – scientists have proved people in warmer areas tend to be happier. As if you need scientists to tell you that, right?
- Vitamin D – recent studies have shown 40% of US citizens have a problem with Vitamin D deficiency (which is a crucial element for our immune system). A great source of it is found in the natural sunshine. Vitamin deficiencies can lead to all kinds of issues, hair loss being one of them.
- You’ll have more time to enjoy outdoor activities – for example, low temperatures or snow can prevent you from working out outside. There’s probably no need to describe this further; it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Now that we have that covered, let’s continue. Recommended background tune while reading the rest of this text: Roy Ayers – Everybody loves the sunshine.
A quick universal moving tip (regardless of the end destination)
Okay, we’ll try to be quick here. Regardless of the place you’re moving to, make sure to start planning on time. Grab yourself a pen and paper, and create a moving timeline. Also, don’t forget to make an inventory of all the things you’re planning to take with you. This will make your life easier. Whether you’re moving to Costa Rica or the North Pole – being organized is the key to a successful move.
How to prepare for the trip?
Now let’s talk business. Here, we’ll show you what you need to do for your relocation to go as smoothly as possible.
Consider hiring professional movers
Since you’re relocating to a warmer climate, there’s a good chance the distance you’ll have to cross is not a small one. If you’re planning to leave New York for Florida, going DIY is not something we’d recommend. You don’t want to risk it with a long-distance relocation. By hiring professionals, you’ll ensure a safe ride to the Sunshine State for your moving inventory.
What to pack for the road?
Make sure you bring a lot of water to stay hydrated during the move. Of course, if you’re traveling by plane to your new home – this advice doesn’t make any sense. But, if you’re driving to the end destination (whether you’ve chosen to hire pros or go DIY), that’s where this advice will help you out. Also, don’t forget to pack sunscreen.
Cover your windshield so you won’t have issues with your car components if you’re stopping on your way to your new home. Imagine discovering your car has turned into a furnace and putting your hands on a hellishly hot steering wheel. Yeah, that doesn’t sound like fun at all.
A quick tip on the side: you can find a light-colored, heat-resistant cloth to cover your steering wheel. Another quick tip: make sure your car’s air conditioning doesn’t have any issues, pay a visit to the mechanic.
Figure out what to do with winter clothes (and other tips)
Now, since you’re moving to a warmer climate, most of your winter clothes will become pretty useless. We don’t recommend throwing just about everything away. Instead, you can try to sell your winter clothes online or organize a good old-fashioned garage sale. Whatever you find more interesting. If that doesn’t go quite well, you can see if any of your friends want some of your soon-to-be-useless apparel. Also, see if you can donate some clothes to charity organizations. That’s always a good thing.
Storage solution, anyone?
If there are some items you’re not sure what to do with, you can always put them in a storage unit and postpone deciding their stay in your household inventory. Most people have a hard time letting go of some meaningful objects when downsizing before the move. At least that’s what folks at Slattery Moving and Storage tell us. So, don’t worry. You don’t have to make up your mind right at this very moment.
A/C system in your new house/apartment
We’ve mentioned in the beginning that your heating bills will probably be lower after relocating to a warmer climate. Unfortunately, there’s a downside – your energy bills will be high because of your A/C system. Before you move, make sure professionals check the air conditioning in your new home. Ask them to check all the circuits and ensure the filters are clean before you arrive. If any gas leaks are coming from your water heater, they should resolve that too.
These were some things to consider when relocating to a warmer climate. Hopefully, now you know how to conduct the trip to a place where the sun shines all year long! Does Pinellas County, Florida sound good to you? That was just an example, but also a dream many US citizens fantasize about
If you have a chance to turn it into reality – just go for it! Now you have all the necessary info!
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