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Moving from Florida to Ohio

Moving from Florida to Ohio

Moving from one place to another is exciting. At the same time, there are many factors up for consideration in your transition to a new life. Especially, if you are moving from Florida to Ohio – which is about a 1,000 miles of space between your current life and your future. Leaving it all to chance is not a good idea.

In this post, I will offer answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well as offer some info on shipping a car from Florida to Ohio. I hope this short guide will help you prepare for a smooth transition to the Buckeye State.

What should I know before moving to Ohio?

Everyone has their checklist of the most important considerations before moving somewhere new. My personal top three are the climate, cost of living, and job opportunities.

  • Climate: Maybe you are already used to hot and humid Florida climate, so you will not have a problem adjusting to summers in Ohio. However, you will need to adapt to a harsh Midwestern winter. Embrace yourself for the snow and begin renewing your winter wardrobe with thicker clothes.
  • Cost of living: It depends on the specific location where you live. But as a general observation, Ohio is a bit more expensive than Florida. The housing costs are a major reason for this, as they can be even twice more expensive than in Florida. Also, you will start paying state income tax, which isn’t the case in Florida.
  • Job Opportunities: While Florida focuses more on tourism and agriculture as the main pillars of its economy, Ohio has developed motor vehicle manufacturing and steel production. Moreover, it also encourages the entrepreneurial spirit, also in sectors such as art and fashion. Hence, if you are skilled in one of these areas, you will not have difficulties in finding a well-paid job.

How much does it cost to move from Florida to Ohio?

Moving costs vary depending on the exact city of departure and destination, as well as on the move size and packing services. For example, if you are moving from Orlando, Florida, to Columbus, Ohio, it will cost you around $6,000-$8,000 for a 2-3 bedroom house, with full packaging services included.

If you decide to do all the packing yourself, the moving costs immediately reduce by around $2,000. Therefore, depending on your time, you may want to pack all your belongings yourself or ask for friends to help you. It would save you quite some money upfront.

Another advice is to search for a reliable moving company, which will treat your possessions carefully and deliver them in a timely manner. Corsia Logistics has a long experience in the relocation industry and can recommend some companies, which have great customer reviews.

What is the cheapest way to ship a car from Florida to Ohio?

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Considering the long distance, hiring an auto transport company ship your car from Florida to Ohio is a safer and less expensive option. Driving for more than 17 hours, while also spending money on gas, car maintenance, food, and lodging, is not easy, nor cheap. However, this does not mean that you should go for the cheapest quote you will be offered.

It is important to first understand the logic behind the cost to ship a car. Distance, season, weather, and type of shipping are key factors that determine your quote. For example, if you ship your car in the winter holiday season, in an expedited enclosed shipping carrier from Florida to Ohio, it will cost you more than if you decide to ship it in spring or fall, in a regular open carrier.

If the demand for trucks is higher than supply, then, naturally, the cost of shipping will rise. This means that quotes fluctuate, and only a current market price will ship your vehicle on time. Therefore, before you hand the keys over to a car shipper, I urge you to invest some time to understand how auto transport works. Do not hesitate to ask questions that will help you make informed decisions.

Should I move to Ohio after all?

Ohio, a relatively small state, but with significant historical, political and cultural importance. The birthplace of the seven presidents, it has been a quintessential swing state in every election since 1980. Moreover, Ohio is also well-known for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Ohioans’ love for football. These are just some of the interesting facts that you will encounter, once you move to the Buckeye State.

Even though the process of moving per se may raise many questions, the whole experience is worthwhile living. I hope that this post helped you gain a better understanding of some key practical issues and some interesting Ohio insights.

Also, do not hesitate to contact us at Corsia Logistics with any vehicle relocation questions you might have. Our logistics experts are always available to offer you advice and help select services that work best for you and your car. Call now and ask for a free car shipping quote. Thank you!

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