Are you thinking about moving to the Paradise Coast in 2023? Whether you're still shopping for Naples homes for sale or you've already closed the deal on the perfect match, now is the time to start planning your big move. Our real estate agents are here to help you start planning with our guide for moving to the Paradise Coast in 2023.
- Start Gathering Moving Supplies
It's so much easier to pack efficiently and effectively when you have all of the tools that you'll need to make your life easier. In this case, that means moving supplies like sturdy cardboard boxes, packing tape, protective packaging for fragile items, and of course, plenty of labels so that you can easily identify your items when they reach your destination. Even if you're planning to let movers handle most of the heavy lifting, you'll still likely want supplies to ensure that your most valuable possessions are protected.
- Research Movers to Find the Right Fit
Hiring a mover can make your life so much easier when moving to the Paradise Coast, but first, you'll want to do some research to find a mover who will treat all of your belongings with the utmost care. You can learn quite a bit about most movers through online reviews and social media. If you have any friends, family, or colleagues who have recently moved, be sure to ask them whether they'd recommend their mover.
- Decide What to Keep and What to Donate
Moving presents an excellent opportunity to lighten your load by donating items that you no longer need, which will make both packing and unpacking easier processes. If you're unsure of whether some items will be a fit for your new home, you can always rent a storage unit and decide on those items later.
- Plan Ahead for Utilities, School, and Transferring Accounts
Getting settled into your new home is so much easier when you take care of all the necessities in advance. Start by making sure that the utilities in your current home are scheduled to be canceled when it's time to move, and arrange for your new utilities to be ready to go when you arrive at your new residence. If you're moving with kids, you'll also want to get the ball rolling on their school transfer in advance of your move to avoid any surprises.
- Plan for Warm Weather
While it's probably one of the factors that drew you to the Paradise Coast in the first place, it's still worth remembering that the weather is very likely to be warmer here than it was wherever you lived before moving to Florida. Especially if you're moving from a chillier climate, you'll want to have some warm-weather clothes and accessories ready for when you move to the Paradise Coast. Don't worry, it's a pleasant adjustment. You'll be storing away those winter clothes and expanding your summer wardrobe in no time once you arrive.
- Don't Forget Your Driver's License
If you're planning to live in your new Florida home full-time, then it's wise to consider switching to a Florida driver's license after you arrive. Getting your Florida license will make it easier to become a resident of the state and complete your transition to your new home. Assuming you have a current license from another state, you will need to provide that license, proof of your residential address, proof of your identity, and your social security number.
- Remember to Enjoy Your New Surroundings
Moving can be a stressful experience, but the Paradise Coast offers everything you need to melt that stress away. So while you're busy getting settled in, take some time to enjoy the warm weather, sample the local cuisine, get to know nearby attractions and soak in some of the stunning sunsets that help give the Paradise Coast its fitting name.
Dreaming of moving to the Paradise Coast but still searching for the ideal home to call your own? Let our experienced, local real estate team help you find the right match. Contact us to buy and sell homes in your favorite Paradise Coast communities.