1. Contact your utility companies to transfer service.
You will need to contact your local utility companies (electric, water, cable, etc.) and give them your new address so that they can transfer service to your home in Florida.
2. Notify the post office of your change of address.
You will need to go to the post office and fill out a change of address form. This will ensure that all of your mail is forwarded to your new address.
3. Change your driver’s license and car registration.
In order to drive in Florida, you will need to have a driver’s license from the state. You can either get a new driver’s license once you move or you can convert your current driver’s license to a Florida driver’s license. In order to register your car in Florida, you will also need to have a Florida registration certificate.
4. Transfer your bank accounts.
You will want to transfer your bank accounts to a bank in Florida so that you can easily access your funds when you move. You can do this by contacting the banks and giving them your new address.
5. Close or transfer any credit cards you have.
If you have any credit cards that are not from Florida, you will need to close them or transfer them to a bank in Florida. This is because credit card companies typically do not have branches in multiple states and therefore it would be difficult for you to use credit cards outside of Florida.
6. Sell, donate, or discard any furniture or other items you don’t want to take with you.
If you don’t want to take any furniture or other items with you when you move, you can sell them, donate them, or discard them. This will help make packing easier and save on moving costs.
7. Pack all of your belongings.
The best way to pack for a move is to start with the items that are going to be the most difficult or take the longest amount of time. This includes packing boxes of kitchen items, bathroom items, and bedroom items separately. You will also want to pack all of your clothes tightly together so that they don’t wrinkle during the move.
8. Make travel arrangements.
Once everything is packed, you will need to make travel arrangements so that you can move from your old home to your new home in Florida. This includes booking plane tickets or renting a moving truck.
9. Move into your new home.
The final step is to move into your new home and start unpacking. You will want to start with the essential items first so that you can get settled in and then unpack the rest of your belongings at your own pace.