Jun 23, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Moving to Florida: What to Expect

Has the Sunshine State started calling your name? Are you daydreaming about sipping a pina colada on a sandy beach while the rest of the world shovels snow? Well, you’re in luck because we at Alliance Relocation Services are your one-stop shop for making that Florida fantasy a reality. Buckle up and let’s take a whimsical ride together, filled with handy tips and a sprinkle of alligator puns, as we explore what to expect when moving to Florida!

1. Kiss Your Winter Wardrobe Goodbye

First things first, you’re not in Kansas anymore. You can expect your scarf, mittens, and snow boots to gather dust in your new Floridian abode. When packing your belongings, remember the climate you’re heading into – our advice: think light, breezy, and sun-protective. The down parka can probably stay behind, unless you have a peculiar fondness for sweating like you’re running a marathon in the Sahara.

2. Say Hello to Vitamin Sea

Florida is blessed with 1,350 miles of coastline, so get ready for some serious sun, surf, and sand. If you own water sport equipment or beach gear, you’re in for a treat. But if you’re the type who thinks ‘seas the day’ sounds like a health warning, worry not! Florida also offers a plethora of activities off the coast, from theme parks to nature trails. Either way, get ready for that Vitamin D… or should we say Vitamin Sea!

3. Alligator Alley is Not a Joke

And we don’t mean the figurative kind of alley where you wrestle with life’s challenges. We mean actual alligators. Florida is the prime habitat for these prehistoric creatures. Don’t be alarmed though, the likelihood of you wrestling an alligator is about as high as winning the lottery. So, while you might not need your crocodile dundee hat, do remember to respect these natives of the Sunshine State.

4. Florida’s Fantastic Flora

Are you moving with plants? Well, good news for you – Florida is home to a lush and diverse array of flora. From your own backyard citrus grove (hello, fresh orange juice in the morning!) to gorgeous tropical plants, you’ll fit right in. Of course, your cactus might feel like a fish out of water in this tropical paradise, but we’re sure it’ll adapt.

5. Home is Where the Humidity Is

Florida’s notorious for its high humidity, which can be both a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, you can bid adieu to dry skin and hello to a natural, dewy glow. But, be prepared for bad hair days. We highly recommend investing in a good dehumidifier, and remember – frizzy hair doesn’t look bad, it looks fun!

6. A Packed Calendar of Events

No one moves to Florida for boredom. Between the vibrant nightlife of Miami, the rich history of St. Augustine, the magic of Disney World, and the natural beauty of the Everglades, your calendar is sure to be as full as your moving truck. Prepare to be the busiest bee in the hive!

All puns aside, we know that moving is no small feat, and it can feel like you’re wrestling with metaphorical alligators at times. But that’s why we’re here. Alliance Relocation Services takes pride in offering smooth, efficient moving experiences that are more refreshing than a glass of Florida’s famous orange juice.

So, as you bid farewell to your old home and say ‘”hello” to Florida, remember, you’re not doing it alone. We’ll be with you every step of the way, ensuring that your belongings are cared for as if they were our own. No item too small, no alligator joke too corny!

7. Savor the Flavor of the Sunshine State

Whether you’re a foodie or just someone who appreciates a good meal, Florida’s diverse culinary scene won’t disappoint. From fresh seafood on the coast to Cuban sandwiches in Miami, your taste buds are in for a treat. Just be prepared to put on a few extra ‘sandwich’ pounds – but hey, that’s a small price to pay for food paradise, right?

8. Make Room for Visitors

Remember when you used to have to persuade your friends to come and visit you? Well, those days are over. Once you move to Florida, you’ll have more visitors than Disneyland. You see, it’s not just you who loves the sun, beaches, and endless entertainment – your friends and family do too. Investing in a comfy guest bed might be a good idea!

9. Get Ready for Some Good Old Southern Charm

Despite its geographical location, Florida carries that unmistakable thread of Southern charm. You’ll find it in the friendly smiles, the neighborly chats, and that unique fusion of cultures that makes the state a melting pot of traditions. Prepare to be immersed in this endearing cultural blend – you might find yourself picking up a Southern twang before you know it!

Final Thoughts

To wrap up, the Sunshine State has so much to offer, from sandy beaches to the adventure of sharing a zip code with alligators, to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences. No doubt, moving to Florida is more than a change of scenery – it’s an upgrade to a lifestyle that knows how to mix relaxation with excitement.

Here at Alliance Relocation Services, we’re all about making this transition as smooth as a Florida Key lime pie. We’ll handle your move with professionalism, humor, and the occasional alligator pun, making sure you’re ready to hit the ground running – or rather, lounging – in your new Floridian paradise.

So, whether you’re moving from Maine or Montana, prepare for a sun-soaked adventure as we help you start your new chapter in Florida. After all, life is a beach… we’re just playing in the sand. Here’s to sunshine, new beginnings, and the perfect move!

Ready for a quote? Need more tips? Contact us today and let’s get this journey started.

Remember, a smooth move with Alliance is not just a relocation – it’s a reLOVEcation! Now, did anyone say piña colada?

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