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How to pack and organize a storage unit?

When you are relocating long distance or for a short period of time, renting a storage unit is a great solution. When moving to Miami you may need the best storage space for your belongings. On the other hand, you may need to rent a storage unit because your new home is smaller than your previous residence and you cannot store all of your belongings. Whatever the reason, make sure to carefully choose the perfect unit for your needs. Here are few tips that will help you pack and organize a storage unit like a professional. Continue reading “How to pack and organize a storage unit?”

Where to find affordable moving boxes in Florida?

Cutting costs when moving is always a smart idea. Moving will cost you no matter what, and figuring out what kind of move you are doing will help you figure out required budget. When it comes to moving and storage Florida is very efficient. Whether you are moving on your own or you are hiring a moving company, there are ways in which you can reduce the moving cost if you are smart and organized. One of the good ways in which you can lower your moving cost is by doing the packing yourself. Beside moving supplies, you will have to get containers for your stuff. And here is how to get affordable moving boxes Florida style. Continue reading “Where to find affordable moving boxes in Florida?”

Moving to Orlando – pros and cons

Most people dream of relocating to Florida. Hoewer, living in Orlando may need some getting used to. While for some people moving to Orlando is a dream come true, for others may be a surprise. Before you relocate to this amazing city, consider all of its aspects. Keep reading and find out all of the pros and cons of life in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading “Moving to Orlando – pros and cons”

Moving to Tampa on a budget

Tampa is a great place to move to. Yes, it is thunderstorm capital of US, but the weather is perfect ten months of the year so you will enjoy plenty of outdoor activities From numerous museums to the vibrant nightlife, we can see why you want to become one of Tampa’s 340.000 inhabitants. But relocating can be costly, and there are ways in which you can reduce your expenses when moving to Tampa.

Money in the pocket
Moving to Tampa on a budget is hard but not impossible

How to reduce moving costs?

With careful planning and preparations, you can drastically reduce moving costs. You just need to be organized and put everything on paper.

Packing

Here is how to deal with packing when on a budget.

Do it yourself

When trying to pack cheap you should try to do it yourself as much as you can. Sort your things based on necessity. If you don’t need something or are not sure whether you need it, feel free to throw it away. Everything that you pack you will have to transport, and everything that you transport you will have to pay to get transported. When you start packing only the things that you know you need you will soon see how the amount of stuff to pack is reduced. Also, try avoiding asking other people to help you pack. For lifting heavy items, and loading up the trucks, sure. You will need help. But packing is not such a big ordeal, Just sort, label and pack everything carefully and invite a couple of friends to help you load and unload.

Man holding boxes
You don’t have to be a one-man army, but a lot of things are a one-man job.

Packing materials

When packing, you will need boxes, wrapping materials, and safety equipment. Don’t buy any of that. Go to your local supermarkets and liquor stores and ask if you can take their boxes. They get shipments daily and should give you no trouble in giving you their packing boxes. Just remember to ask some time before you start packing, at least a couple of weeks before, in order for them to save you the good boxes. You don’t need weak ones that will tear open the moment you lift them. For wrapping materials, you don’t need fancy bubble wrap. Consider wrapping fragile items in your thick clothing and old newspapers. It’s both green and you save on needlessly buying wrapping materials. For safety equipment, try borrowing. Safety gloves, ropes for lifting heavy things and protective clothing are all usually used just for moving, so try finding someone that has recently moved. A friend or a neighbor should be more than happy to lend you his / her’s equipment.

Moving

Apart from packing, there are some lesser-known ways in which you can save money when moving. You just need to do a bit of searching.

Hire cheap movers

Sure you can try and organize the move yourself. That may be possible if you are moving close by, and you have some friends to help you along. But for bigger distances, you will need to hire some movers. When looking for one, either look for a really big moving company or a local one. Really big ones may have different arrangements and price tags for different kinds of move. And they can afford to lower their prices for certain distances. Local moving companies tend to be more open to making deals. Agreeing on what you should do and what they should do can lover the price drastically. But be careful. People are always looking for low-cost movers and bad moving companies exploit that. You don’t want to pay something cheap and that hear that you mover wants more money now that he has your stuff. Reliable movers are always a better choice then suspiciously cheap ones. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Reliable movers are the best movers, even when on a budget.

Move in the offseason

Moving companies are most expensive during summer. So try and schedule your move if the winter or autumn. The prices can be lower by even thirty percent. Sure, the potential bad weather can be a problem, but being well organized can mitigate bad weather. Just try to get some plastic over your boxes and you’ll be safe from weather damages on your stuff.

Final advice on moving to Tampa

Steady yourself. Tampa with its many museums and sports events has a lot to offer but go at it easy. Make sure you have your necessities squared out. If you are having trouble finding affordable accommodation, consider getting a roommate. With a few easy steps, you can make sure that they are normal and have a good companion for your life in Tampa. Tampa is not very expensive considering other towns but it isn’t cheap either. Average monthly cost of living without rent is around $900, so you will need to figure out how to come up with the required money. For apartments, you are looking at $900 – $1000 dollars per month. So around $2000 monthly should be enough. Apartment prices can vary based on their location, so figure out what neighborhood is best for you before moving to Tampa. Read online about experiences of people living in those areas or better yet, try living there for a while before moving. You will have a much better understanding of how much you need every month and where you can save.

Tampa
Tampa doesn’t have to be expensive.

Stay healthy

The last thing you need when moving to Tampa is getting sick. Take care of yourself should be a top priority. Getting enough sleep. Drinking enough water. Eating right foods. None of these things should be overlooked, especially when moving in such stressful conditions. Relax and take your time. There will always be ways to save money and to make more money, but you getting sick will cost you both time and finances. Ask friends for help and don’t rush anything. Wait for two or three days before moving to start packing boxes. You can, and should sort things out before. But packing too soon will just make you feel rushed and frustrated. Stress is your worst enemy, and moving is the third most stressful thing a person can experience.

Best Places to Start a Business in Florida

So you decided to change your life for the better and start a new! Congratulations! Looking for ways to start your own business when moving to Florida can be hard and demanding, while at the same time very fulfilling. There are risks, let’s be honest. But, can we really prosper and succeed if we do not take risks from time to time. In this article, we will provide you with information on what steps to take before starting your own business and what we consider are the best places to start a business in Florida. Continue reading “Best Places to Start a Business in Florida”

Tips for renting your first office space

Relocating your home office to a new environment can be quite a task. On the other hand, renting your first office space is a big decision. That is why you should plan the process carefully. There are lots of things to consider when searching for that perfect office space that will represent your business. Your office will be the first thing your clients will see and it will reflect your company’s success. When renting an office space for the first time, mistakes can happen and they can be very costly. To avoid problems consider these tips when renting your first office space and finding the best Florida movers for relocation. Continue reading “Tips for renting your first office space”

How to avoid moving injuries

Moving to Florida is stressful. From the things that you have to plan, to the people and services that you have to coordinate, there is a lot of incentive to hurry. That’s where most mistakes, and with them, most injuries come from. Doing things properly always takes priority over doing things quickly, and that goes double for moving, where one careless moment can leave you very hurt. And having to postpone the move because of your injury will cost you both in time and finances. So here are a few pieces of advice on how to avoid moving injuries. Continue reading “How to avoid moving injuries”

The Best Places For Families In Florida

When considering where to start or raise a family in The United States of America, the Sunshine State is a good idea, as the nickname suggests. Weather will be a huge plus. Averaging with 241 sunny days per year,  Florida is a great state for outdoor activities which are a great benefit for growing children. Nothing like a sunny day to go and play outside, or visit Disney World. And for parents, no income tax. Combining that with the relatively low cost of housing(except for a few cities) and you will have a hard time not finding a good place for your family out of all the best places for families in Florida. Continue reading “The Best Places For Families In Florida”

Free things to do in Miami

Are you looking forward to moving to Miami? Whether you are planning to relocate to this sunny city or you’re just exploring the free things to do in Miami, you have many options. This is the city that most people move to every year, and for a good reason. Miami vibe is something you need to feel on the spot. No matter how old you are and what your interests are, there is something for everyone here. Exploring this Florida city is both exciting for singles, families and nightlife-lovers. Cultural events, concerts, movies in the open or active lifestyle – all you have to do is choose!  Keep reading to find out more about the best activities in Miami that are free of charge. 
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Tips to Recognize and Avoid Moving Fraud

It is time to move. But, most of the people are afraid to hire a moving company. On the other hand, you just have to avoid moving fraud and your move will be safe. How to recognize it? Well, that’s why we are here, to learn you how and to give you few simple tips. After that, you will be relaxed and your belongings will be in the safe hands. No matter where you move. Moving is a new chapter in your life, so make sure to start right. Continue reading “Tips to Recognize and Avoid Moving Fraud”