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!

Things that can slow down your relocation

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The relocation process is quite complicated, on the whole, and has a lot of “moving parts”. The estimate that you receive from your moving company Fort Lauderdale, for example, accounts for many things. However, everything can get slowed by some other factors. Things that can slow down your relocation might include sorting and packing, slow elevators, long hallways, over-sized furniture…and so on. You need to be able to recognize these factors and, if possible, eliminate them before your moving crew arrives.

Knowledge is power and the best thing that you can do for your move is to acquire it. So, without further ado, here are the:

Things that can slow down your relocation – A small list

While this list will not contain all of the problems that might slow down the moving process, it will include all the most common ones, such as:

  • Packing
  • Sorting
  • Slow elevators or long hallways
  • Over-sized furniture
  • Pets
  • Weather
  • Traffic
  • People
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Already used, bad quality cardboard boxes can slow down your relocation.

Phew, there is quite a number of issues actually. Alright, let’s go into each one in detail and see what we can do about it.

Packing

The packing might slow down the moving process if it is not done properly. For example, if the boxes are so full that they start bursting once carried, that will definitely slow the process. You will need to re-fill them and that will take some time. Because of that, you may want to choose the right moving insurance, to cover any breakages. Furthermore, if your boxes are so full that there are items visible at the top and prone to spilling, that will definitely take a lot more time to load and move.

The best solution to the packing issue is to have everything packed and tested well before the moving truck arrives. Obviously, if your packing is not finished by the time the movers are there, you will be in a scramble and accidents might happen. Which will, again, slow down the process. Not to say that there might be a high possibility of injury, as well.

Sorting

Sorting is something that you, again, need to do before your movers arrive. The best thing for that is to use a color-coding system for your boxes. If you need to stop and tell your movers what goes where, all the time, the process slows to a crawl.

If you don’t want to spend extra money on another visit from the moving truck, make sure that they don’t need to do any sorting of their own.

Slow elevators or long hallways

If your home is in a building with a really slow elevator, that might slow the process down considerably. The problem becomes even bigger if your building is “active” and the elevator is small. All of your belongings need to go to the moving truck and the presence of such a hindrance can steal quite a bit of time, as all movers Pembroke Pines can testify to. Consider this, let’s say that the elevator adds 3-5 minutes of time for each trip. Multiply that with 25 trips, let’s say. That is quite a bit of downtime.

Other than the elevator, long halls can also add several minutes to each trip. Which might add up to a few hours. Combine that with the elevator and the increase is quite significant. Then you might also have:

Things that might slow down your relocation – Over-sized furniture

If your furniture took some time to get inside your home, all the chances are that it will be the same when it goes the other way. The best thing you can do here is to mention that to your movers when they are making the estimate, so they are aware of it. This will also help them to plan an eco-friendly move, as well. You can also disassemble the furniture, if possible, or make sure that the halls are clear, at least.

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Over-sized furniture can slow down your relocation!

Pets

Your pets might get really stressed out when the moving day comes. All those strangers coming and going and the doors are always open. Your pets might try to escape their enclosures and if they succeed you will need to search for them and bring them back. You can clearly see how this can influence the moving process itself, especially in the case of smaller pets such as cats.

Weather

Not something you can easily predict, nor control, the weather is a wildcard for every move. You need to account for the slowing of the process in cases of heavy rain or snow. While your movers are accustomed to such situations, if there is a storm, they will need to wait it out. Simple as that. At some times, some cleaning will be required or a dolly cannot be used. All of that takes time away from the moving process itself.

Things that can slow down your relocation – Traffic

Depending on when you schedule your move, your movers might run into traffic jams. This can mostly be prevented by smart choosing of the arrival time, something that your movers will also advise you on, but can sometimes not be avoided. You can also check up on some of the road conditions, before the move. The only thing you can do is to know that it can happen and have a contingency plan if it does.

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Traffic can slow the relocation process.

People

People can be a factor to slow down the process, too. Your friends will come and say goodbye to you. And they might do so at the doors. With your movers waiting patiently. The best thing that you can do is to have an area for “farewells and best wishes” so to speak. Lead everyone there, away from your moving crew.

Finally, you need to remember that these things can compound one another. While each thing on itself is not really that big of a deal, several of them piling on one another are. The worst possible outcome is that your movers are not able to finish in the regular time and that they need to come again. This will mean more expenses for you. That is why you need to do all that you can in order to not let that happen.

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