A hot spot for Floridian movers, Fort Lauderdale, is a desirable place to live for several reasons. Its warm climate, numerous healthcare facilities and endless recreational options draw a growing number of people each year,, especially from the northern United States. If you’ve ever considered the possibility of moving to this city of sun and fun, here are some things to think about.
Prepare for the Weather
If you’re moving from anywhere outside the Southeast, then say goodbye to snowstorms and cold spells. But, be ready to experience long days of hot, humid, muggy conditions throughout the summer in Fort Lauderdale. The rest of the year is typically dry and mild, with the occasional cold spell during the winter.
Be Prepared for Hurricane Safety
Apartments and condominiums will usually take care of this for you, but you are on your own in a house. Buy a new home or one with existing hurricane shutters. Also, reinforce your roof and install hurricane glass. Get used to regularly stocking and re-stocking such supplies as non-perishable food, water, battery radios, etc. Find out if your home is in a flood zone before the movers plan your move!
Understand the Motorist Population
With a high volume of tourists and senior citizens on the road, you may be confronted by slow drivers or motorists who appear to be lost. Be prepared to stay calm, follow the signs and learn to be content with it the traffic situation where you will live. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to explore by car.
Protect Your Skin
If your skin is very sensitive to the sun, you’ll need to take extra care of it by using lotions, creams, or other products as the sun is very strong. The humidity also makes this city comfortable for mosquitoes, so if you’re sensitive to bug bites, find and use a suitable spray or lotion that will keep them away.
Get Your Utilities Lined Up
You will be moving into your new home soon. Make sure you have done everything possible to get your utilities ready to go, such as telephone lines, gas, electricity, etc.