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 (as they always do). 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!

Simple guide for packing children’s toys

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Leaving their home behind can be really tough on children, especially on smaller ones. While it is by no means easy on the adults either, children will need some special attention during this time. That’s why you shouldn’t pack their rooms until you absolutely have to. The longer they can spend time in their own space, the easier the transition to their new home will be. However, once the time comes, you have to have a plan in place. Most kids have countless things filling their rooms, so packing children’s toys will require some forethought. Before you call your residential movers Miami, here are some things to keep in mind while you pack up your kids’ toys.

Explain the move to your kids

If you haven’t done so until now, it is important to explain to your kids that you are moving to a different home. When they see you packing up their room, they might think that they’ll be gone forever. So before you start putting toys in boxes, talk to them openly. Let them know that they will see all of their things again once the move is over. Relocating is stressful enough for children, so you should do everything you can to help them cope. Encourage them to ask any questions and address all of their concerns.

Let them help with sorting when packing your children’s toys

While you can opt for professional packing services Miami for the rest of your home, you should be the one to pack your children’s rooms. You need to take the time to decide what you will be taking with you. If your kids are like most others, they will have plenty of toys that they don’t play with anymore. So it doesn’t make much sense to spend time and money moving them to another home. Instead, you can donate some of their toys to other kids in need. However, this is something you should do together with your kids.

Girl playing with different colored blocks.
Your kids will want to help, so make sure you let them.

Include your kids in the process and let them have a say in what you take with you. After all, those are their toys, so they should have the final say. If your kids are reluctant to discard some unnecessary or outdated toys, be firm but not unreasonable. Don’t let them take all of their toys, but don’t force them into giving something up either. On the other hand, if there is something that is damaged or broken, don’t hesitate just throw it away.

Have the right materials

Having all of your kids’ toys in one or two larger boxes might seem like the easy way out, but it will actually make the process more complicated. During the move, your kids might want to have one of their toys that you previously packed. It will be much easier to find it in a smaller box than to have to rummage through piles of toys. For this reason, you should use small and medium-sized moving boxes when packing children’s toys. Moreover, if there are some smaller parts that are at risk of disappearing during the move, you can use small zipper storage bags. Tape them to the insides of the boxes or place all the bags in a separate box.

A great way to know exactly what is in each box is to use clear plastic containers instead of the traditional cardboard boxes. That way, when your child asks you for their favorite stuffed toy, you can know where it is without even opening the container. Additionally, it will make unpacking much faster, as you will know exactly which items go in your children’s rooms.

Packing your children’s toys – how to handle soft toys

One of the most effective ways to save money on your move is to use plastic garbage bags when you pack your kids’ stuffed toys. Although cardboard boxes and plastic containers provide excellent protection, using them for soft toys would be a waste. These toys are durable and can withstand impact and weight. You can use a regular garbage bag or you can buy special vacuum-sealed if you want to make sure they stay clean during transport.

Stuffed teddy bears of different colors.
Stuffed toys don’t need much protection, just make sure they are clean before you pack them.

While this is a great way to transport these toys from your old home and to your new one, it’s not a good long-term solution. If kept in a bag for a longer period of time, these toys will likely become moldy and quickly fall apart. So make sure to take them out of the bags as soon as they arrive at your home.

Expensive and vintage toys will need more protection

For more sensitive items, such as porcelain dolls and figurines, you will need to pack with more care. First of all, make sure that you have some protective layering. Plastic bubbles are great for this situation, but if you don’t have any, don’t worry. You can use old newspapers to wrap each toy. If the toy is especially fragile, you should wrap it more than once. Next, put a layer of plastic bubbles or newspapers at the bottom of the box. After you place the toys inside, fill any empty spaces with crumpled newspapers, or even some old rags and towels.

Take extra care with porcelain dolls when packing children's toys
If you still have the original boxes from your child’s porcelain dolls, use them instead of packing the dolls in separate boxes.

One thing to keep in mind is to not overpack the boxes. If the toys are too close together, they might scratch or damage during transport. Finally, write on all sides of the boxes what is inside, as well as ‘fragile’ in legible writing. That way, your movers will know to handle these boxes with special care.

Remember to pack an essentials bag along with packing children’s toys

Because this is such a stressful and anxiety-filled time for your children, they will need a sense of security during the process. Their favorite toys or books can provide comfort for them, so make sure to pack them in an essentials bag. After packing your children’s toys, set aside the ones they love the most so that you don’t accidentally pack them with the others. Also, pack some snacks and, if your kids are babies or toddlers, some diapers as well. Our final piece of advice is to remember that your kids will sense your feelings, so try to stay calm and they will follow suit.