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Interstate Moving Professionals

Posted On : Aug 27, 2015

Are you thinking of moving south for warmer temperatures? Maybe you’re tired of shoveling snow until March? Or perhaps you found a job in one of the South’s booming urban areas like Charlotte, North Carolina or Atlanta, Georgia. Well, you can definitely count on warmer temperatures and less snow, but there are a few other things you should take into account if you are moving south from the Northeast United States. Here are a few tips about some of the biggest differences between the North and the South and what you can do to make the adjustment.

Things move a bit slower down South. Whether it is years of adapting to the heat, the relatively more open spaces, or just a way of life that’s been handed down from generation to generation, the South takes its time more than the North does. If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of New York, or are just an impatient person, it might take a bit for you to get used to the pace of the South. But don’t worry, just because Southerners aren’t in a rush doesn’t mean they don’t care. Southern hospitality more than makes up for the slower pace of the region.

You should embrace Southern hospitality. If things take longer in the South, it’s because people take the time to actually talk to each other. So you might find that the checkout line at the supermarket is slow, but it’s because the cashier wants to catch up on things after ringing up your items. Be ready to be called “sweetie” and “honey” more often, too. While these kinds of monikers from strangers might be greeted with suspicion in the North, calling someone “sweetie” while ringing up their check is just a fact of life in the South.

Southern food is different—and delicious. From grits to chicken and waffles, Southern food is comfort food at its absolute best. If you think you’re had good fried chicken, you’re in for quite a treat when you try Southern fried chicken. Get adventurous and try different foods that you’ve never tried before like ham with red eye gravy and fried okra. And be prepared for sweeter tea and less sweet cornbread than you’re used to.

You won’t need to bring all of those winter coats with you. Depending upon how far south you plan to move, you might be able to get rid of some of your heavier winter coats and just stick with the lighter jackets. If you’re relocating to Virginia, you should keep a pair of snow boots around. If you’re moving to Tampa, however, you can probably ditch the fur-lined gloves.

You should find an experienced interstate mover for your move South. Before you head down I-95 in search of the sweet life, make sure that you do your research before hiring a mover to take you there. Find a mover with good reviews and get a detailed estimate that outlines the specifics of your move.

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