Clearly, people don’t move to South Florida to do the grunt work. They come to live on the beach, party ’til dawn, and send envy-inducing Instagram pictures to their snow challenged friends back home. As the leading South Florida movers, we consider it our duty to support all South Floridians in their missions to leave the grind behind. When you’re planning a South Florida move, we do the hard work, so you can take start taking it easy asap.
Keeping your South Florida move on track with these best practices
As proud Americans and loyal South Floridians, Moving Squad believes in the inalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness (emphasis on the pursuit of happiness). So, when you’re preparing for a South Florida move, we want to help make it as smooth and easy as we possibly can. On that note, here’s to living life to the fullest and taking the liberty to pursue happiness to the maximum.
South Florida Moving Simplified
The easy life starts now. With this guide, you can ease your way into your new South Florida home with your mind on the beach and your head in the clouds.
- If You Like Pina Coladas and Getting Caught in the Rain, Welcome to South Florida
Unfortunately, tropical sun does bring tropical rain, as well as few hurricanes. The South Florida rainy season lasts from May to October; peak moving season is from late May to September. Hence, if you’re planning a South Florida move, the chances that the weather will cooperate are, well, chancy. Make sure to pack your items accordingly.
For information on the best times to move, see apartments.com.
- Wrap artwork in plastic wrap to keep rain from getting into the gaps in the frame.
- Put large trash bags around piles of clothes to keep the clothes dry.
- Use heavy blankets and sheets to protect wood furniture.
- Ask self-moving companies about renting mattress pads or industrial plastic covers.
Don’t Bug Out on the So-Flo Bugs.
“In South Florida, we have industrial-sized cockroaches that have to be equipped with loud warning beepers so you can get out of their way when they back up.” We couldn’t have said it better than famed Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. Yes, South Florida is known for its especially hideous bugs, so make sure you use sturdy, well-sealed boxes. Also, be wary of keeping doors or windows open for an extended amount of time. It may be necessary for the move, but it’s an open invitation for creepy crawlies.
Air Conditioning is Like Oxygen to South Floridians
South Floridians go from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned workplaces, to air-conditioned homes with a short break to take out the garbage. When you’re moving in South Florida, make sure the AC is cranked in both your point of destination, as well as at your starting point. The South Florida heat can have a very detrimental effect on the moving crew.
Start Packing Early for Your South Florida Move
It’s never too early to for a cheap meal in South Florida, and it’s never too early to start packing for your South Florida move. While it may be impractical to start packing everything months in advance, you can start packing some things months in advance. As soon as you’re sure a move is going to happen, begin by packing the very inessentials, such as seasonal clothing, old knick-knacks, and the wedding gifts you got from your in-laws.
Label Your Moving Boxes
When labeling your boxes for moving, time is the essence. Jot down the contents, destination room, and handling instructions as soon as you finish packing the box. If you postpone the labeling until after you’ve packed a few, you may forget what’s in them.
Hire South Florida Local Movers
But of all the tips we can give you, none will make your South Florida move smoother than hiring a South Florida moving company. Why? Because a South Florida moving company does more than specialize in moving, it specializes in South Florida. At Moving Squad, we have over 50 years of experience in South Florida, and we can tell you what makes us so ideally suited for So-Flo moving.
We Know the Roads and the Rules – and How to Get Around Both of Them
At Moving Squad, we’ve been moving South Florida for decades, and we know the challenges it can present. Building restrictions, homeowners’ association fees, strict building requirements are just some of them. If these obstacles are making your South Florida dream look a little more like a nightmare, look no further than your local So-Flo movers to take charge. Count on us to work with the building management to ensure a smooth transition into your new home.
For us, South Florida is more than the place we work in; it’s the place we live in and the place where we’ve raised our families. We’re the top choice for local moving because we know South Florida like the backs of our hands. We know about the building laws, traffic laws, and the transportation guidelines- everything to make your move across the state, or across the town, go off without a hitch.
Packing and Storage Services
And as your end to end full service moving company, we certainly wouldn’t leave you in the lurch when it comes to packing and storage. When we pack your goods for transport, you can count on our courteous and experienced packers to treat your precious items with extra care. Our team understands how to pack your items quickly and correctly, saving you time, money, and effort.
Good storage can be hard to find, especially when you’re busy making moving arrangements. At Moving Squad, we provide reliable, clean, climate-controlled storage facilities at your disposal for both long and short term storage. If you need reliable storage, look no further than Moving Squad.
Just let us know when you’re ready to move, and we’ll set be sure to aside a spot on the beach for you. Call us today for our free rate quote, and we’ll get your toes in the sand in no time.