In these critical times, Miami Movers For Less wanted to take this opportunity to assure you, our loyal customers, that your safety and that of our staff come first andforemost. Defined as one of the “essential businesses in Miami” by the governor of Florida, our company is committed to helping the people of Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our moving business is taking all necessary precautions to guarantee the safety of our customers and moving crews while providing any of our moving and storage services. We are taking extensive sanitation and cleanliness measures to prevent any further spread of the virus. Our team will be using the following practices to ensure the same level of first-class, five star moving processes that you are used to receiving from us:

  • We will be providing all moving estimates online, virtually, via phone or email from this point on.
  • The wellbeing of all parties involved comes first. Any members of our staff displaying even the slightest symptoms of flu will be sent home until further notice. Any customers that feel ill should immediately notify us so that we might re-schedule, postpone, or cancel the move so as to prevent any unwanted risks.
  • All members of our moving crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer – to mitigate your protection and theirs.
  • We take the appeal of social distancing measures seriously, hence limiting any unneeded contact with customers while this pandemic is in effect. We offer our sincerest apologies for not being able to demonstrate the professionalism and respect toward customers with our usual introductory handshake.
  • Upon arrival of our moving crew, we kindly ask that you give them the space required for them to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (Extra Charge). They need the appropriate space to safelyand efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • Try to open doorways and windows when available and appropriate, to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • All the cabs and boxes of in our trucks are sanitized, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move. We do this to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • We invite you to also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. We would appreciate that you do anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men. All your efforts in this manner will be greatly 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.

We would once again like to take this chance to 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-star relocation services that our customers depend on.

Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free. Text is always the quickest, and we are literally here for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

Moving to Miami from Canada – what to pack?

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Are you planning to move to Miami? It is easier to relocate to this Florida city as opposed to the other American cities for Canadians. 50% of Miami’s population consists of foreigners and ex-pats. For this reason, you will have no problems fitting in. However, you still need to organize an international relocation. You might be wondering what to pack when moving to Miami from Canada? Miami might seem like a complete opposite from the stereotypically cold Canada. That is why you should read this guide about moving to Miami. 

Moving to Miami from Canada – packing your items  

Before you start packing, you should see how many items you will bring. Will it be only clothes or maybe furniture as well? Based on your answer, it is time to gather all the necessary packing supplies. It should include moving boxes Miami, bubble wrapping, packing peanuts, tape, and markers. If you are only bringing clothes, then, you will only need a couple of suitcases. Now, the big question is what to pack? As mentioned, most people associate Canada with cold weather and snow. On the other hand, people usually associate Miami with beaches and hot weather. You can clearly see the difference. For this reason, pack accordingly. Forget your thick and warm clothes. It is time to bring out all your light summer clothes, swimming suits, and flip flops. Luckily, packing summer clothes is quite easy since they do not take up too much space 

Moving to Miami from Canada by packing your suitcase
Pack only your summer clothes as it is always sunny and hot in Miami

The Weather in Miami 

Since you are on the topic of weather, Miami is popular due to its year-round warm and sunny weather. Miami has seasons, but the drastic change in temperatures does not exist. The average temperature is 77°F or 25°C. It gets hotter in the summer when you can spend the entire days at the beach. Likewise, the temperature drops in the winter to 64°F or 18°C between December to February. Again, this is nothing compared to freezing Canada’s winters. You can forget thick winter clothes, snow boots, and shoveling.

However, there is one huge disadvantage to hot temperatures. You will need to use air conditioning which means higher monthly utility costs. In addition to this, while Canada has snow and ice, Miami has hurricanes. The hurricane season starts in June and ends in November. For this reason, you will have to be careful when buying a beach property 

Moving to Miami from Canada – salaries and housing options 

Everyone is well aware of the American myth where an ordinary person can achieve prosperity just by working hard. However, salaries in Miami are not as high as in some other large cities. Still, this does not stop Miami from having “big city prices”, meaning, it is pretty expensive. Unless you can find a high-paid job, you will not save a ton of money. The good news is the lack of income tax. This means keeping more of your gross salary. In the other state, income tax can go over 10%. In addition to this, the housing market in Miami is pretty competitive. However, most foreigners find their new home pretty quickly. Do not expect to find an apartment to rent for anything below 1,800 USD. As mentioned, it is expensive. Still, you would have more than enough for a comfortable life.  

buildings next to the water
Renting or buying a property in Miami is expensive

Health and safety 

Since you are moving to Miami from Canada, you should know something about health and safety in Miami. Here are some points to consider. 

  • Traffic – Miami is a huge city. Therefore, it does have its fair share of traffic congestion. Do not rely on a public transport system since it is pretty bad. Also, make sure your movers Miami know the city inside and out.
  • Bugs – you must have seen some pictures of Florida’s insects online. Mosquitos and biting sand gnats are the most common source of problems.  
  • The Heat – Miami can be extremely hot. Therefore, you need to take care of your health. Drink water, avoid direct sunlight, use sunscreen and hats, etc.  
  • Pets and Miami – if you are moving with pets, everything applies to their safety as well. Do not leave your pets in a car. Additionally, you have to protect their paws. The cement sidewalks and asphalt can get extremely hot, thus causing blisters and burn injuries.  

Moving to Miami from Canada – Visas and Work Permits 

Even though it is quite easy to move to Miami, you still have to get either a vise or a work permit. You should not work without obtaining some type of document first. This process is often very confusing since there are several types of visas and work permits. For a more detailed guide, please contact the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada. In short, here is how to obtain a US visa. First, you can get hired by an American company and they will sponsor your visa. If you enroll at an American university or college, you can get a student visa. However, each visa has many subtypes. You will need to apply for only one of them. Additionally, you will need to gather all the necessary documents, schedule an interview, and pay for the fee. Lastly, if you marry an American citizen, you will receive a green card.  

open passport
You will need a visa or work permit

Life in Miami 

Living in Miami is exciting. You will never be bored with all those beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and cultural events. As mentioned, more than 50% of Miami’s population consists of foreigners. Therefore, you can meet many interesting people from all around the world. If you wish to pick up Spanish, you are in the right place. According to statistics, the majority of the Miami population speaks Spanish as their first language. In addition to this, many Canadians live in Miami. It is almost impossible not to feel nostalgic. For this reason, you can seek comfort by spending some time with your fellow countrymen. You can find ex-pat groups on social media, such as Facebook or Instagram. 

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