In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Miami Movers For Less has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
  • Owners / office staff will be working around the clock from home with complete access for our team and our customers via phone, email and text.

Again, thank you for choosing Miami Movers For Less, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

Moving during a rainstorm – tips and tricks

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You’ve been planning your move for months, from the smallest detail to the biggest piece of furniture. The time has finally come to move into your new home. When you look out of the window, you see that a storm is coming. This seems like the worst possible scenario. However, you don’t have to worry. We have the best tips and tricks for moving during a rainstorm that will save you the headache. Your items will be safe and dry if you follow our advice.

Protect your belongings when moving during a rainstorm

The last thing you want after a move is to have to replace all of your items. This is especially true for large and expensive items such as leather and wood furniture. To keep them safe during the move, you need to protect them properly. When you are moving during a rainstorm, you should wrap each furniture item with plastic sheets or shrink wrap. This will protect the sensitive material and prevent moisture from ruining it. Any cardboard boxes you have should be wrapped in plastic sheets as well. Moving blankets absorb water, so using them in bad weather is not the best idea. On the other hand, if you have any sensitive or fragile items, you should place them in plastic bins. They are a safer option when moving items in the rain.

Be extra careful with wooden furniture when moving during a rainstorm.
Wood can be damaged or distorted if it gets wet.

If you don’t have the time to pack your items, or you want to leave it to the experts, you should hire professionals that offer packing services Miami. They will ensure that your belongings won’t get wet or be damaged during transport.

Wear the right clothes

Moving in bad weather can be dangerous not only for your items but for you as well. Surfaces can become slippery when wet, which can cause you to fall. The best way to ensure that injuries during the move don’t happen is to wear proper clothes. First, you should wear waterproof, non-slip shoes. This is crucial when you are carrying items to and from the moving truck. Second, wearing a raincoat will help you in more ways than one. Aside from keeping you warm, it will prevent your clothes from getting wet and heavy, so they don’t drag you down and cause you to fall.

Moreover, you should make sure that the people helping you move are safe as well. Although the professionals from moving companies Miami Beach have experience moving in bad weather, you need to do whatever you can to make the environment as safe as possible.

Cover the floors when moving during a rainstorm

One of the biggest issues when moving during rain is that you will get your house dirty. Walking in the rain will make your shoes wet, and in turn, your floors as well. To prevent this, you should protect your floors. If you have any plastic sheets leftover from packing, you can use them to cover the floor. Also, you can use flattened cardboard boxes, as they are good insulators. For a greener alternative, you can reuse old rags, towels, or linens. However, you should keep extra rags handy, to replace the wet ones.

Wipe your feet before coming into the house.
Wet or dirty shoes can cause a lot of damage to wooden floors.

Another alternative is to have two groups of people during the process. A few people should go outside and load or unload the boxes onto the truck. The rest can stay inside and hand them the boxes. This way, you won’t have people coming in with wet clothes and shoes.

Move plastic items first

When a rainstorm hits, you feel like it will last forever. However, more often than not, it is a passing storm. Especially if you are moving during the spring or summer months. Most likely, the rain will recede in an hour or so. That is why it’s a good idea to hold off on moving electronic items or other items that can be damaged by rain. Instead, move plastic items first, or those in plastic bins or boxes. By the time you get to the more sensitive ones, the rain will have probably stopped. On the other hand, if you can’t wait, ensure that those items are packed tightly. Many electronic devices won’t work after even slight water damage, so wrap them in multiple layers of plastic before taking them out of your home.

Unpack quickly when moving during a rainstorm

Just like you did with your old home, you should protect the floors in your new house. Lay down plastic sheets or towels to protect the wood from the water and dirt. After you have done this, you can start unpacking. After moving during a rainstorm, you should unpack as quickly as possible. If there is water damage to your items, the sooner you take them out, the more chance you have of saving them. For any larger pieces, dry them as you take them off the truck. That way, you won’t bring in any water into your home.

Tile floors are not easily damaged by water.
Moisture and mildew in your home can spread to other items and ruin them.

When the unpacking is done, take a look at your moving boxes. While you can use the dry ones again, wet boxes will likely break. Instead of reusing them, you can take them to a recycling center near you. They will dispose of them in a way that is safe for the environment.

Keep your wits about you and be careful

The most important part of moving during a rainstorm is to be careful and stay safe. Accidents are more likely to happen in bad weather, so watch your step and keep your eyes open. If there are any tile or wood floors in or around your house, make sure to cover them with newspapers or cardboard. These surfaces are very slippery when wet, so take extra caution. Moreover, if you are driving yourself to your new home, make sure to drive carefully. Especially if you are driving the moving truck. If you are not used to being behind the wheel under these conditions, go slowly. It’s better to get there late than to not get there at all.