Change of address Checklist

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Lists and checklists are your best friend when relocating to a new home or city. Whether you rely on moving apps to help you get everything done, or if you’re a tried-and-true notepaper sort of person, make sure you follow this handy guideline for ensuring you successfully change your address (and/or cancel services) with the organizations and people you rely on every day.

A. Utility Providers

___ Electricity

___ Gas

___ Water

___ Sewer

___ Garbage/Recycling

___ Telephone

___ Cell Phone

___ Cable

___ Internet

B. Household Services

___ Yard/Garden Maintenance

___ Housecleaning

___ Handyman Services

___ Pool Cleaning

___ Water Delivery

___ Food Delivery

C. Local Business Providers

___ Family Doctor

___ Veterinarian

___ Attorney

___ Accountant

___ Optometrist

___ Dentist

D. Family Services

___ Child’s School

___ Babysitter

___ Daycare

___ Tutor/Private Teachers

___ Sports Teams/Coaches

E. Financial Accounts

___ Banks

___ Loan Providers

___ Credit Card Companies (including individual department stores)

___ Health Insurance

___ Auto Insurance

___ House Insurance

___ Life Insurance

___ Pension Plan/Retirement

F. Government Offices

___ IRS

___ Social Security

___ Pension

___ Unemployment Office

___ Car/Boat/RV Registration

___ Driver’s License

G. Subscriptions

___ Newspaper

___ Magazine

___ Book Clubs

___ Music Clubs

___ Monthly Deliveries

H. Miscellaneous

___ Alma Mater

___ Professional Organizations/Clubs

___ Charities

It’s always a good idea to register your change of address with the U.S. Postal Service, as well. A forwarding address form will help make sure all mail is directed to your new address. (Remember, though, that this service doesn’t last forever, so you will need to eventually change your address at each individual provider.)

One great tip for ensuring that you don’t forget anyone is to start a list about two months before your move. Take note of every piece of mail that comes in and who you’ll need to contact to update your information. You can also make an announcement on Facebook (assuming your profile is private) to your family and friends so that everyone can be sure to find you in your new home.

Source:  NAVL

Preparation for your Summer Move

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move_cartoon-florida movingAt Florida Moving Systems, Inc. in Brevard County, FL (An Award Winning North American Van Lines Agent) we like to be prepared.  We know Summer is fast approaching, which means it will soon be peak moving season. Summer moves tend to work well for a number of reasons, including good weather and easier transitions for kids. Summer also has the advantage of providing a little extra time to prepare your home and all your belongings.

As you gear up for your move this June, July, or August, we suggest you start organizing your belongings and getting ready now.

1. Take Your Spring Cleaning Seriously: We all tend to use the spring months as a season of renewal, tossing out old clothes, throwing open the windows, and otherwise clearing the way for the year ahead. When you spring clean this year, do it with your future move in mind. Throw away anything you don’t anticipate needing in your new location, and earmark bigger items for donation. Any way you can streamline your belongings now will help later on.  Here is a link to our Spring Cleaning Checklist:

2. Pare Down Your Needs: Unless you’ll be holding a party any time soon, you probably don’t need ten wine glasses. You can also get away with fewer pairs of shoes and just a few favorite books for the next few months. Pack up and ship (or store) items you can do without. You might end up having to clean dishes or laundry more often, but you’ll be glad to have those non-essentials already packed up and ready to go in advance.

3. Plan a Garage Sale: The garage sale season starts in earnest around June, but you can have one in April or May with great results. Hold a garage sale to get rid of those items you hate to throw away, but don’t plan on taking with you once you finally move.  Here is a link to help you Prepare for your Garage Sale:

4. Go Digital: It’s becoming more common to skip owning DVDs, CDs, books, and photo albums in favor of digital content. Now is a good time to scan or transfer files into easily portable digital content—allowing you to box up or discard the originals.

5. Comparison Shop for Movers: We’d like to think you’ve already chosen us as your moving company, but we know how important it is for you to get the best quote for your family. Use the advance months to compare moving companies, being sure to take into account things like cost, available insurance, timelines, and customer service.  Here is a link with information on things to ask your potential moving company:

6. Stalk Your Mailbox: Now is a good time to start paying attention to who sends you regular mail. Magazines, charities, junk mail, bills…all the companies doing the sending will need to be notified of your upcoming move. Keep a running list of all the mail you get (and contact information for each company) so you can notify them once you’re out the door.

7. Plan an Epic Menu: It’s rarely a good idea to move food from one home to another. Not only is the potential for spilling and breakage high, but it’s rarely cost-effective. It’s ideal to start using up your canned goods and frozen foods in the months leading up to the big day. Take an inventory of your pantry and plan out a menu that will use up every last item.  Donate any uneaten and unopened food to your local food bank.

Thank you for this information:  NAVL

Long Distance Move| Florida

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Moving to Florida?  

Moving away from Florida?

Melbourne, FL Moving Agent, Florida Moving Systems, Inc. is proud to be one of the industry-leading cross country moving companies.  We are committed to providing a successful move. If you have a relocation or storage need, we have a customized solution that meets your every need. Whether you are moving from La Jolla, California to Lower Manhattan, New York or from Ontario, Canada to Orlando, Florida, we have the vast service area to handle any relocation within North America, regardless of how simple or complex. We also have the resources and services you need to get settled after moving cross country.

Moving Long Distance? 

One of the best aspects of choosing Florida Moving Systems, Inc., a North American Van Lines Agent as your long distance moving company is the bottom line pricing. Unlike some other long distance moving companies, what we quote you in your moving estimate is your guaranteed price, and it will never be exceeded unless you decide to add or remove services. Your relocation specialist can assist you with developing your customized long distance moving plan, implementing the moving services you desire. Your move is completely personalized to match your individual needs and wishes as dictated by you. You can opt for as many or as few of the moving services as you desire. Put your move in our hands, and leave your next long distance relocation to us.

Long Distance Moving Services:

Our moving services begin with the planning of your move and packing of your belongings. There are three options for packing:
  • Full-service packing
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Self-pack.
If self-pack is chosen, our long-distance movers can provide you with the necessary moving supplies such as moving boxes, barrels and stretch-wrap. Other moving services offered by Florida Moving Systems, Inc. (Melbourne, FL NAVL agent)  include dis-assembly and/or assembly of furniture and appliances. If you want your moving boxes unpacked as part of your long distance moving plan, just let us know. We also offer storage, installation and assembly assistance as your interstate movers. Being premier among moving companies, long-distance moves are what we excel in.  

Moving On From a Relationship

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Moving On

“No matter how traumatic the end of a relationship may be, the good always outweighs the bad. If you learned in this relationship what not to do in the next, you are better for it. If you learned one new thing about yourself or another person, you know more than you did when you started.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  Here is some of Dr. Phil’s advice for healing the heartbreak:
  • In time, it is absolutely vital to put the pain behind you and move forward with your life and love. Otherwise, you are giving away your power to the people who hurt you.
  • Sometimes the relationship you need to rescue is the one with yourself. Moving past a breakup is about you, not your ex.
  • Don’t start thinking about being friends right away — if ever. You have to be your own friend first.
  • Grief is a process to go through, not a destination in which to wallow. In a process, you keep putting one foot in front of the other, and each little step is part of your healing.
  • Define your real intentions. Are you trying to move past the breakup, or are you hoping to get back with your ex? You won’t move on until you’ve accepted that the relationship is over.
  • Be careful about the language you use. When you use catastrophic terms like “nightmare,” “terrible,” and “horrible,” you’re bound to spend time dwelling on the negative. Focus on what you can do.
  • Sometimes you can’t get over being hurt until you know you’ve been heard. Give yourself permission to express your anger and sadness.
  • Don’t embarrass yourself or put yourself in a situation where you’ll look back and feel humiliated. Driving past your ex’s house, making dozens of phone calls or e-mailing non-stop is no way to let go of the past or come out with your head high.
  • Learn to trust again. Whenever you get involved in a relationship, you know there’s a risk. Don’t let a bad experience keep you from living your life to the fullest. You can go through life suspicious, or loving and laughing.
Source:  Dr. Phil

 And remember, if “moving on” requires you to move out…  Florida Moving Systems, Inc. has your back!  Local, Long Distance or Global…  we are here for you!!          

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