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!

Red flags when moving – how to notice them?

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Do you need to move? Then, you must know by now how difficult it can be to organize one relocation, especially for people who never moved before. For this reason, you should find the best moving companies Miami Dade. It sounds easy. However, many rogue movers lure customers with an amazing deal that ends up being false. To save your hard-earned money, pay attention to details. What are the common red flags when moving? Find out by reading to the end.  

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Protect your money when moving

Red flags when moving – you cannot find information about a company 

When you are searching for moving company Fort Lauderdale, you can find all the necessary information about their work. Pay attention to their website first. Did they list all their services? What about moving quotes? Can you find their license? It is very important to find out if a moving company is registered or not. Fraudulent moving companies do not have a license. Therefore, if something happens during the move, you will not be able to ask for compensation. As you might have guessed, rogue movers will refuse to compensate you for any damage. They will either disappear with your money or items. 

Not having a proper license 

As mentioned previously, movers without a license are not reliable. Only reputable moving companies have a proper license. If this is your first time moving, you might be thinking “what license”. Here is what you need to look for. If you are moving long-distance, all interstate moving companies should be licensed with the United States Department of Transportation. It is your responsibility to ask for your movers’ U.S. DOT number. When you receive this number, you can look up your movers in the FMCSA’s system. If movers refuse to give out this number, consider this gesture as a red flag when moving. In addition to this, local movers do not need to have a license issued by the FMSCA. Instead, local movers have to follow the regulation of your state. Check if they have a license issued by your state.  

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Check if a moving company has a proper license

Red flags when moving – an estimate that is too good to be true

When you are searching for a moving company, pick three moving companies as potential candidates. Then, ask for an in-house estimate. Movers who only insist on the online estimate are potential scammers. An online estimate is a good start. However, it should not be the only estimate you receive. Movers cannot get a proper picture of your items if they do not see it in person. Additionally, pay attention to the estimates. Have three moving companies do the estimate, then compare them. Usually, different moving companies offer the same services within a similar price range. Therefore, if one estimate sticks out since it is drastically lower than the others, be suspicious. It is impossible that one moving company is significantly cheaper than others. For this reason, do not fall for too good to be a true estimate since it is not true in most cases. 

Movers only offer non-binding estimates 

There are two types of moving estimate – binding and non-binding moving estimate. A binding moving estimate is an official agreement of your price. Therefore, the initial cost of your move will not change even if the total weight of your shipment is lower or higher than the original one. On the other hand, a non-binding estimate is not official, but rather an agreement. This means your initial price will change depending on the last estimate. You can either pay more or less than originally estimated. However, rogue movers will offer a small estimate only to ask more money later. To protect yourself, find a moving company that offers a binding estimate or even a binding not-to-exceed estimate. Both estimates cannot exceed the original cost. 

Red flags when moving – bad reviews 

As a part of your research about your future moving company, you should read moving reviews. You should expect an occasional bad review to pop up. People value different things so it is hard to satisfy everyone. However, if a moving company has predominantly bad reviews, then consider this a red flag. You can check moving reviews at Yelp, Better Business Bureau, or similar relevant websites. In addition to this, you should also check how many official complaints one moving company has. If customers frequently file complaints against one specific company, do not hire that same company. It is highly likely that you will soon join those angry customers. 

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Make sure to read a couple of moving reviews

More red flags to consider 

Here are more red flags to look for when moving.  

  • No references – if movers cannot provide references, it means something is wrong. Usually, movers will show you good references even if you do not ask since it shows that people are happy with their services. 
  • Movers without insurance – if a moving company is not insured, then do not hire them. They cannot protect their company from lawsuits or compensate customers for damage.  
  • Valuation coverage – movers need to offer valuation coverage to protect customers’ items. If movers do not offer coverage, again, consider this as a red flag.  
  • Unprofessionalism – if movers do not have a business address, email, business cards, uniforms, moving truck, proper manners, then they are fraudulent movers.  
  • Questions and answers – you should ask questions about your move. If movers cannot provide an answer to your question or they seem unsure of everything, do not hire them. 

The last three red flags about a moving company 

If movers fail to produce a bill of lading, do not hand over your items. You will never see them again. According to law, you need to receive your copy of the bill of lading. Next, movers demand to be paid upfront. You should not pay a deposit, especially a large one. Movers can ask for money only after the move. Lastly, you cannot contact the driver during the move. It already sounds suspicious, so make sure you can always check the location of your items.  

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