New Jersey to Florida: Why snowbirds have the right idea

Sure, sure, it’s easy to laugh at those “old” snowbirds who make their annual migration down to Florida every winter to enjoy multiple rounds of golf, eating at their favorite restaurants, and relaxing by the pool but not actually swimming in it. Meanwhile, you’re “toughing it out” through another New Jersey winter, thinking you’re quite clever for avoiding all the expense of owning two homes and regularly traveling back and forth. After all, there’s nothing like the sight of a freshly fallen snow, right? 

Let’s Be Real 

If you’re honest with yourself, though, you become jealous of those snowbirds every single time they hit the road for Florida. You don’t truly enjoy winds that feel like shards of glass are piercing your face, nor do you enjoy sliding off the road and waiting for a tow truck to come pull you out of a ditch. Plus, that freshly fallen snow turns all shades of gray and brown about ten minutes after it’s fallen, so it’s not like you actually get to enjoy the snow’s beauty. Don’t face another winter in the northeast tundra. Instead, give in to your wishes and make the move to someplace that’s warm all-year-round. 

A Little Help, Please 

Of course, you don’t want to actually have to make this move alone. To be sure, it will be easier than you expect, as you can leave behind the snow shovels, heavy coats, snow boots, snow blowers, road salt, and all the other necessities of cold winter living. At the same time, a major move across several states can be a big endeavor, so if you have expert help to get you there, you can begin relaxing even before you hit those Florida beaches, since that’s definitely all you’ll be doing after you move. Don’t let your move become as stressful as a drive on a snow-covered highway. Instead, let us take care of the packing, loading, and moving process for you, so you can spend more time working on that beach bod. 

No Fear of Failure 

When snowbirds head to Florida, you know how they typically get there? They fly. Why do they fly? Because the trip from New Jersey to Florida is a long drive. Now, imagine taking that long drive that you already don’t want to take while trying to drive a large box truck that’s filled with every one of your worldly possessions. Add in some sleep deprivation and some serious indigestion from that meal at the sketchy looking roadside restaurant and you can see that the odds are not necessarily in your favor when it comes to transporting your belongings safely. 

If you want to drive yourself, by all means, drive. After all, the 17-plus-hour drive will give you more time to say, “I’m actually doing this! I’m actually moving to Florida! Look at me, everyone, I’m the newest resident of Florida!” That is, if you’re into that sort of thing. Just don’t risk your safety, the safety of others, or the safety of your belongings by trying to make that long journey in a truck that’s larger than you’re comfortable driving on roads you’ve likely never driven on before. Let our team of professional drivers take care of your belongings and get them there safe and sound. 

Did We Mention Packing? 

Oh, also, this 17-plus-hour journey? Yeah, that comes after the days and days you spend packing and making sure that everything is settled and ready for you to move. So, you’re likely to be physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted, which typically is not the best way to drive a vehicle of any size, even a bicycle. Avoid that exhaustion, then, and let people who do this packing thing every day take care of all the packing duties for you. 

You may be thinking, “let someone else pack up my belongings? In my own house? I am perfectly capable of doing that myself.” Absolutely, you certainly are capable of packing your own belongings. There’s a reason, though, that people who hire professional movers to pack and load for them consistently say it was the best money they ever spent. Let the pros handle all the dirty, heavy, exhausting work so you can be fresh and rested whether you drive or fly to your new home. After all, you don’t want your first memories in your new home in paradise to be of exhaustion and frustration simply because you tried to do everything yourself. 

We make dreams happen, every day. Live out your Florida dreams and let us help you make them become a reality the easy and stress-free way.


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