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Relocating to Tampa, FL: A Stress-Free Guide to Moving into the Tampa Bay Area

September 24, 2019

Relocating to Tampa, FL: A Stress-Free Guide to Moving into the Tampa Bay Area

Are you ready to put down roots in Tampa?

If so, you've made a great decision. This area is ripe with cultural exhibits, great eats, gorgeous waterways and plenty of outdoor areas explore.

However, before you can stake your claim on a piece of real estate here, you'll have to move from your current location. Dreading the moving process? Don't worry!

Today, we're sharing a quick guide on relocating to Tampa, FL in the most stress-free way possible.

Read these tips and start packing. Your next adventure awaits!

1. Step 1: Get Rid of Extra Junk

Take a look at your current digs. Chances are, there's plenty of stuff you don't want to bring with you into your new Tampa home. 

From old appliances to threadbare furniture, many of these items may be clunky, oversized and cumbersome. You can't exactly toss them into a Dumpster and call it a day.

That's where we come in.

We're junk removal experts skilled in helping you rid your home of even the most complicated clutter. We'll help you dispose of your old hot tubs, mattresses and chest freezers with ease, recycling or donating more than 70% of the items we collect to keep them out of landfills. 

If you're local to the Tampa area and moving to a nearby location, our Tampa Junk Removal Team is on standby and ready to help. We also have more than 100 locations all around North America and Canada. No matter where your house is, we'll help you clean it up so you can move on quicker. 

2. Step 2: Find Your Ideal Tampa Neighborhood

Did you know that there are more than 70 different neighborhoods in the city of Tampa? That's a bunch! How can you choose the safest, most affordable one for you that also fits your criteria for school districts and work commutes?

Hop online and check out a community site such as this one. Here, you can take a look at each neighborhood across all Tampa locations, learning pertinent details such as:

  • Population size
  • Liveability rating (1-100)
  • Local amenities
  • Cost of living comparisons
  • Crime statistics
  • Average incomes and unemployment rates
  • Median home values
  • Available real estate listings
  • School districts and graduation rates

Make a list of all the criteria that are important to you. Narrow your search to those communities nearest your office or the school you want your children to attend.

3. Make the Move

You found the best neighborhood, sold your house, and set a closing date. That's exciting! It can also be stressful and overwhelming – but it doesn't have to be. 

Rather than shouldering the burden of the move on your own, why not trust our team of experienced, expert movers to take care of the legwork for you? We're licensed, bonded, insured, and ready to help. 

We'll safeguard every item we move with our Highest Quality Moving Service process, eliminating the possibility of damage. Your items will arrive at your new Tampa home in the exact same condition you left them. If you need storage solutions, we can provide those, too.

The best part? You don't have to scrounge around for extra cartons or moving peanuts. We'll take care of all the moving supplies, from packing materials and tape to bubble wrap and boxes. We'll also provide you with a comprehensive checklist so you can make sure everything's covered.

4. Settle into Your Tampa Home

Once you've made the move, it's time to unpack, get settled in, and start living in Tampa!

Our team will help you unpack and feel right at home. In the event that you notice a repair issue around your new property (or your old one), we also offer hourly labor services to help with such handyman projects.

Looking to time your move just right? Keep in mind that Florida can experience tropical storms and hurricanes at any time of year, though this activity tends to occur from June to November. If your timeline is flexible, consider working before or after those months for peak weather conditions, though our team is ready to assist at any time. 

5. Complete Your Post-Move Checklist

Did you move from out of state? Welcome! If so, there are a few steps you'll need to attend to now that you're a Floridian. In the weeks following your move, make sure you:

  • Register to vote in the state of Florida
  • Update your driver's license
  • Register your vehicle (no later than 10 days after moving)

Now that you're a resident, you can also plug into the myriad social and community groups that Tampa has to offer. From homeschool communities to photography clubs, you can find local organizations that cater to your interest by searching on Meetup

Relocating to Tampa, FL is Easy and Exciting

Relocating to Tampa, FL is your ticket to a life full of fun in the sun. Employment, recreation, and social opportunities abound here, and the communities are as bright and sunny as the locale. 

As you iron out the details of your move, it's easy to let the tasks pile up and become overwhelmed. Instead, we'd love to make this an easy and seamless process for you.

When you're ready to move out of your space and into the Tampa home of your dreams, let us help. From junk removal to packing and unpacking services, we're your one-stop-shop for everything moving-related. We know the Tampa area well and we're familiar with every part of this journey.