Transferring to a New Rental Unit? 5 Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before Moving Day

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Transferring to a New Rental Unit? 5 Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before Moving Day

Moving to Palm Bay and finally found a great rental unit? At Florida Moving Systems, we know it isn’t easy locating that perfect new place. But before you sign on the dotted line that requires you to stay for the duration of the lease, there a few questions you should ask your potential landlord to avoid unpleasant – or unwanted – situations.

Has there ever been minor or major issues with this unit?

This question should be commonplace and it’s a fair one at that. Essentially, you want to know of any pre-existing problems, big or small, that could impede enjoying your new apartment. Also, feel free to ask why the previous renter left, while could bring up other issues about the place, such as noise complaints or smoke concerns. If the building houses other units, you can also approach other renters to ask them about their experiences in the property.

What exactly does my rent cover?

While some places may include any combination of electricity, cable, heating, and hot water, other apartments don’t include anything. In any instance, though particularly in the latter case, it’s important to get a clear list in writing of what’s included in the rent and what you’ll need to pay separately on your own.

Who do I contact if there’s an emergency?

If the pipes burst, the roof leaks or something breaks, you’ll need to know who to call for immediate assistance. Before moving to Palm Bay and signing the lease, get clear instructions on who to call, be it the owner directly or the property manager. Should a problematic situation arise, you don’t want to get stuck footing the bill!

Are there specific tenant obligations for the unit?

From mowing the lawn to when to put out the garbage to rental due dates, you’ll also want to know what obligations are placed on you as a tenant. Each landlord will typically have different requirements, so make sure to get these in writing, on the lease, as well. If you’re uncomfortable with any of the requirements, then you can ask the owner if they’re willing to change them, or simply find another dwelling.

Are there any restrictions?

This is another essential question, as some units have restrictions like adults-only, no-smoking or no pets. If you’re thinking about adding to your family with a child or pet, these restrictions can certainly pose a problem. Make sure your landlord puts all restrictions in writing on your lease to avoid future misunderstandings.

Moving to Palm Bay? Call Florida Moving Systems today for reliable support and cost-effective services.

5 Fun Things to Do in Florida

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Moving to Florida? Then you’ll certainly want to enjoy the well-known restaurants, art galleries, and museums the area has to offer. Aside from the many man-made attractions to check out, there’s also the beautiful nature to explore. Not sure where to start? Then check out this short list of the top 5 attractions to explore when moving to Florida.

  1. Everglades National Park
As the second largest national park in the country, after Yellowstone – the biggest one in the U.S. – the Everglades National Park was created in 1947. Environmentalists had petitioned the government to deem it a special habitat, because of its 1.5 million acres of subtropical swamp and marshes. Flowing water from Lake Okeechobee makes the ideal environment for wildlife such as crocodiles, turtles, otters, and even panthers. With the park’s wet ecosystem, you can take boat trips to spot the wildlife and enjoy the scenery.
  1. Walt Disney World
Without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Florida is the world-famous Walt Disney World. This giant amusement park has something for people of all ages to enjoy and is much adored from worldwide vacationers. Not only is it a favorite for families but for adults as well. Disney character will entertain kids when they get a chance to meet or share a meal, while adults can have their own fun with thrill rides such as the famous Space mountain. Skip the seemingly never-ending lineups for the rides with the Fastpass Plus system, though you need to reserve it up to 30 days in advance.
  1. Universal Studios
Not only is Universal Studios one of the most popular amusement parks in the States, but did you know it’s also a working film and tv studio as well? Often called Universal Orlando, the park offers experiences and rides based on movies released by Universal. The park has an impressive array of restaurants, shopping, and live entertainment, as well as a huge number of fun rides for everyone.
  1. Busch Gardens Tampa
Ever wanted to go on Safari? Well, at Busch Gardens you can! As one of the leading attractions in Tampa, Busch Gardens offers the chance to watch a vast array of exciting, exotic species up-close and personal. The Gardens is also home to some of the most thrilling rides in the U.S. like the SheiKra – a floorless roller-coaster with a 200-foot vertical drop.
  1. Dry Tortugas National Park
Accessible only by boat via Key West, Dry Tortugas, which was built in the 1800s by the U.S. government, is home to an imposing, impressive Fort Jefferson structure. Within the park are gorgeous reef islands, a great place to spend time on the beach and snorkel.

Florida Moving Systems can help you if you’re moving to Florida. Call us today for more information on how we can simplify your relocation.

Things to Consider Before Unpacking

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At Florida Moving Systems, we pride ourselves on offering expert moving resources for our clients, so their relocations are super simple. A successful move, however, can also depend on the first things you do after arriving at your new space before you start unpacking it all. Check out these tips so it doesn’t take you weeks and weeks to set-up your home!

4 Things to Consider Before You Even Think About Unpacking

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  1. Pack an Overnight Bag
Before the big day arrives, it’s essential to pack an overnight bag with everything you’ll need for your first couple of days. The last thing you want is to drop on your bed, too exhausted to go on after such an overwhelming day, only to realize you have no pjs, toothbrush, or toilet paper. Avoid this scenario altogether by packing a bag ahead of time. Include things like snacks, toiletries, essential electronics, phone chargers, PJs, a couple of changes of clothes, prescription medications, and some extra cash.
  1. Plan Ahead for Meals
It’s quite common to only think about meals once you’re hungry after the day is done. But that creates a problem, since that may mean you’ll need to cook. Plan ahead and know what you’ll do on moving day, once mealtime arrives. Our team not only offers moving resources like transportation and storage, but we can also help you figure out what places provide take-out or pick-up in the area. Aside from ordering in, you can also make sure to have on-hand some basic ingredients for meals, like pasta and a jar of sauce, or even pop some frozen pre-cooked meals in the microwave.
  1. Set-Up the Bathroom and Bedroom First
Don’t just start randomly unpacking once you get to your new place. Although you may be tempted to start in the kitchen, don’t open that pandora’s box just yet! Instead, your first rooms to unpack should be the bathroom and bedroom, ensuring that at least the basics are set-up. If you have kids, this can be especially important since you don’t want to be digging around in a sea of boxes to find your child’s favorite stuffy – you know, the one they can’t sleep without!
  1. Avoid Procrastination

Now that you’ve prepared the most essential to-do items and set-up the most important rooms, it’s time to lay a plan to unpack everything else. Again, this shouldn’t be done randomly, or else unpacking may suddenly turn into a chore that just seems to never end. What’s really helpful is to also set a deadline, which forces you to avoid procrastination. Also, you don’t have to finish one room to tackle another. Rather, you can unpack essential items of each room, then go back later to decorate.

Looking for moving resources to simplify your big day? Call us at Florida Moving Systems for quality, knowledgeable support for a stress-free relocation.

Planning your Move? Avoid These Top 4 Mistakes!

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At Florida Moving Systems, we understand how big a task it is when you’re planning on moving to Orlando. But to ensure a truly positive experience from start to end, it’s essential to avoid last-minute decisions. Waiting until the final weeks or days of your relocation to set plans in motion may result in a few common mistakes some people end up doing with their move. Luckily, our industry professionals have come up with the following list of typical mistakes and advice on how to avoid them for an easy, breezy transfer.

Doing it all on your own.

There’s a whole lot of work that goes into preparing, planning, and undergoing a move. So, if you’re convinced that you’ll be fine to do it all on your own, just take a minute to think about all the packing, loading, and unloading you’ll be stuck doing alone. Instead of injuring yourself during the move or losing items while in-transit, do yourself a huge favor and hire an expert team to oversee every aspect of the relocation. Get the help you need and avoid disastrous pitfalls by having many experts on-site.

Procrastinating until the last minute.

Even if you enlist professional services when moving to Orlando, there is still a lot of work to do to ensure a smooth move. Therefore, hire your team well ahead of time, especially since procrastinating may likely end up with you getting a moving date that’s not ideal. Or worse – a crew that isn’t experienced. Start packing early to avoid throwing things into boxes randomly because of lack of time, which will more often than not cause a lot of confusion upon unpacking.

Hiring an amateur team.

While there’s no need to get the most exclusive relocation package available – unless you absolutely want it – don’t hire an amateur team in hopes of saving a lot of money. Normally, in such a case, after moving expenses, fees, gas, and the cost of replacing items that were damaged during transportation, you’ll be stuck with a significantly higher bill in the end. Your safest bet is to enlist the services of true industry professionals that have decades of experience, knowledge, and specialised skills.

Opting for “cheaper” supplies.

Another common mistake when moving is to choose “cheaper” or low-grade supplies in the hopes of cutting costs or simply because you’re unaware of the difference. Well, the difference between premium-grade and basic materials is indeed huge – and definitely noticeable when your boxes can’t withstand the actual move. Go for known, reliable supply brands or just ask our professionals to provide you with the supplies you need.

Moving to Orlando? Give Florida Moving Systems a call for expert, qualified relocation support today.

5 Great Things to do in Florida’s Space Coast

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5 Great Things to do in Florida’s Space Coast

Stretching 72 miles along Brevard County’s Atlantic region, Florida’s Space Coast offers visitors a mosaic of waterways to explore, areas of vast wilderness, and miles and miles of glorious beaches. With Melbourne Beach to the south, Titusville to the north, and sandwiched between Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral, Space Coast is an eco-tourism leader in Florida. Not only is this beautiful area a surfing mecca to both amateur and pro surfer, but it’s also known for its seas turtle nesting grounds, parks, sanctuaries, and major wildlife refuge. Curious about this authentic Florida gem? Here are some places you absolutely need to visit the next time you’re in the area, according to our professionals at Florida Moving Systems.

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  1. Join A Sea Turtle Walk
Turtle nesting season, which is May through October, is truly one of the most magical times along the coast. During an evening walk on the beach in summertime, you’ll see turtles out digging their nests and depositing eggs. Guided walks carefully organized and overseen by local conservation groups with the Canaveral National Seashore, the Sea Turtle Conservation Society, and Sebastian Inlet State Park let you personally witness one of Mother Nature’s miracles.
  1. Check out Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the U.S., is full of hustle bustle from pleasure crafts, fishing boats, cargo tankers, and cruise ships every day. Get a great view of the area atop Exploration Tower. Enjoy the many exhibits inside the tower that feature Port history, Space Coats exhibits, and a display of marine life created with recycled materials.
  1. Surf Florida’s Best Waves
One of the best places in Florida for pro and novice surfers is the Space Coast. Historic Cocoa Beach Pier, located on Cocoa Beach, draws crowds from around the world. Some excellent spots to surf are the Playalinda at the Canaveral National Seashore, the nearby Second Light, and the Picnic Table Beach directly across from Patrick Air Force Base.
  1. Watch a Rocket Launch for the Blast of a Lifetime
Without a doubt, no trip is complete without checking out the Kennedy Space Center. Chronicling over 50 years of space history, the Kennedy Space Center features some of the US’s proudest accomplishments. Highlights of the visit include learning about and experiencing the new Space Shuttle Atlantis program and exhibit, using the Astronaut Encounter to meet an astronaut, and a walk through the exhibit displaying the early days of space exploration.
  1. Bird watching
Did you know that over 300 species of birds can be found on the Atlantic flyway, making Space Coast one of the top destinations of birdwatchers in Florida? Get a comprehensive look at area birding by visiting the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the beauty of the preserved area with a car ride via Black Point Wildlife Drive.

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