Posted on: June 13, 2023
It’s no secret that nearly 1,000 people a day are relocating to the sunny State of Florida. New home developers are creating enviable Florida lifestyles and excellent new home values makes it a no-brainer for migrating homebuyers. Although it is exciting to start a new chapter, moving can be stressful for the entire family. From finding your new house to packing up your old one, the “to-do” list for moving to a new state can seem endless. With so much to do and so many people making the move to Tributary in north Florida, we’ve organized that “to-do” list into a timeline of that prioritizes your tasks. Relieve tension and discover what’s waiting for you, counting down from a month out!
So, you’re excited about life at Tributary. There is plenty of time to start planning and getting important affairs in order. First and foremost, it is imperative to research moving companies and learn about their advantages, estimates and policies. Select the moving company that is best suited for your individual needs and make reservations for the big day. Notify and update your new address with important government organizations and transfer important records and documents to important offices in your new hometown.
In addition to updating organizations of your new address, make sure to start up your utilities, cable, landscaping and pool services at your new residence and cancel them at your former. Once all your affairs are in order, begin decluttering your home and start gathering your moving supplies, such as boxes and tape. Starting the organization process early will ease you and your family into the moving and help make the move not feel as overwhelming.
With the move to Florida just two weeks out, this is a great time to contact your local utility services and verify the cancellation dates of the utility and home services that you made two weeks prior. Begin to gather essential packing supplies such as, boxes and tape, so you will be prepared in case you run out of supplies close to the big move. Plan and coordinate all travel arrangements for your family and pets prior to the move. Once these preparatory steps are taken, start packing up items you won’t need daily. It is important to leave out items that you’ll still be using within the weeks leading up to the move.
Speaking of items you’ll need when you get to your new home, the “family fun kit” is an essential to pack. This kit consists of everything your family needs to immediately start having fun the minute you step foot in your new neighborhood. Items such as pickleball racquets, flip flops, sunscreen, bathing suits and more are so important – you don’t want to unpack everything to start having fun! Packing a “family fun kit” is not only a great way to stir up excitement for the move, but it also allows the family to immediately relax when getting to their new home.
First and foremost, confirm reservations with your moving company to ensure that the movers and their vehicles are ready to go on the big day. A top priority of this week is to gather and secure all important documents such as birth certificates, passports and social security cards for yourself and your family. People who have important medical prescriptions should transfer them to a local pharmacy near the new address, ensuring that they will be ready upon the end of the move. Additionally, finalize any information with the bank and transfer any accounts if needed.
Once all the details of the move are arranged, let the family help pick out a few fun things in your new town. There are an infinite number of adventures to be had in North Florida, including kayaking through nature preserves, hiking through pine trails, and lounging on the pristine beaches. Avid sports enthusiasts should be sure to look at the local sports schedules, and potentially order a Jacksonville Jaguars jersey to support their new home team in style. Between nature, fine dining, endless entertainment and a professional football team, Jacksonville has something that will interest everyone in the family – and make friends and family want to visit!
During the last 24 hours in a residence is typically a time finish packing your final boxes, check to make sure all your family’s personal items are ready for travel, including clothing and toiletries. It is also very important to have cash on hand in case of an emergency, or for unexpected expenses. It is always a great idea to have water and snacks at the ready on moving day, especially for anyone traveling with children. Take a minute to enjoy your last moments at your residence as you get ready to embark on a new chapter of life in your new home.
Today is a big day for the whole family, so it is important to capture the moment. Be sure to take selfies along the way to remember this exciting time. Amidst all the enthusiasm this day brings, plan to arrive at your new residence before the movers. This allows you to supervise and verify any important details regarding the move, as well as coordinate the time at which all your belongings will be arriving. Once everything has officially settled, begin enjoying your new home with your family. Unlock your adventurous spirit by exploring the surrounding neighborhood and meeting the friendly neighbors. Take out your “family fun kit” and start making memories instantaneously. As you settle in, you have all you need to enjoy everything Florida has to offer.
The best part about relocating is moving to a community that the whole family will love. Located just north of Jacksonville, Florida, Tributary is a new master-planned community that spans across 1,550 acres of land. Tributary offers an impressive selection of new, single-family homes from the $300s built by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. State-protected land borders the community’s west side and provides many outdoor adventures for the residents. Only 15 minutes to the south, you’ll find the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
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