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!

When is the best time to start packing for your long-distance move?

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Packing your entire household is a huge task. A task that many wishes to avoid. However, you cannot skip packing for your move. It is an essential part of your relocation. Many are wondering when they should start packing for their move? That depends on several factors. Those would include the type of your move, the number of items you plan to relocate, and your free time. In this article, you can find out when the best time to start packing for your long-distance move is. Let’s break it down week by week before interstate moving companies Miami come to pick up your items. 

General packing tips 

First, read about some general but important packing tips. You should leave your valuables with your movers. These can include jewelry, cash, checkbooks, documents, expensive gadgets, etc. It is best to move these items on your own. In addition to this, many moving companies Hallandale Beach will not move valuable items because of liability. If something happens, they will have to pay large insurance. Next, pack an essential box. This box should contain medications, a change of clothes, toiletries, airline tickets, etc. If you need more than one essential box, feel free to pack it. Just put them separately so movers will not take them to the moving truck. Lastly, give yourself enough time. Usually, people need three to four months to organize a long-distance move. Therefore, two months would be the best time to start packing for your long-distance move. 

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Pack and move your valuable items such as jewelry

The best time to start packing for your long-distance move – 6 to 8 weeks 

Approximately two months before your moving day, do a brief clean of your house. You should also declutter your home during your first cleaning. This means you should go through each room and decide what items you should bring and what toss/sell/donate. If you move fewer items, your move will be cheaper. In addition to this, it is unnecessary to move all the items, especially those you are no longer using. For this reason, now it is time to separate the items into three piles. The first pile for items you want to move. The second pile you want to sell or donate as they are still in good condition. The last pile for items that are in bad condition, you should toss away.  

Find a moving company 

How to find a reliable moving company? Here is a step by step guide. 

  • Places to find movers – ask your friends and family for recommendations. Research your options online. Check your local newspapers. 
  • Get 3 to 5 moving quotes – call a few companies to ask about their services and quotes. You can also ask for an estimate so you can compare their quotes. 
  • Moving reviews – you should read several moving reviews to see what other people think about their moving services.  
  • Check licenses – all reputable moving companies should have a proper license. For interstate companies, they should have a license by the FMSCA. Local companies should have licenses required by their state.  
  • Ask questions – ask questions about the move, claiming insurance, moving insurance, what happens if they are late for delivery, if they damage or lose your items, etc.
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You should find reliable movers that will deliver your items on time

 

The best time to start packing for your long-distance move – 5 weeks  

After you separate your items, it is time to say goodbye to them. As mentioned, you can sell your items. You have several options. First, you can organize a garage sale. When you are organizing a garage sale, it is important not to overprice your items. Remember, this is not a way to earn money, but to add some additional coins to your moving budget. If you want to skip garage sale, you can list your items at Craigslist or similar websites. In addition to this, you can donate some of your items. You can contact your local charities. Also, large charities, such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army US, offer a free pickup. This is good for saving money on gas. After donation, ask for a receipt so you can add it when you file for taxes. 

2 to 3 weeks before the moving day 

Since you sold or donated your items, now it is time to pack your remaining items. First, you should gather packing supplies. These include moving boxes, protective material, such as bubble wrapping and packing peanuts, tape, straps, etc. Then make a packing plan. You should pack non-essential items first. These include items in your closet, garage, and storage rooms. Then, it is time for your rooms. Start with the living room then bedrooms, while the kitchen and bathroom should be last. Pack one room at the time. This way, you will not lose or misplace any item. Make sure not to overstuff your boxes and seal them with tape. After this, you should label your boxes as well. This is especially important if you place fragile items inside. In any case, you will have an easier time unpacking if you label your boxes 

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First, start packing your non-essential rooms in the house

The best time to start packing for your long-distance move – one week 

The last week of your move should be dedicated to packing your kitchen. See what you will do with food, especially since you are moving long-distance. Again, make a packing plan just for your kitchen. If you plan to move your appliances and all the cabinets, then you need to disassemble those pieces. Make sure you have proper tools and skills for the task. In addition to this, as your moving day approaches, start packing your clothes and bedding. On a moving day, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes. Eat breakfast. Drink water, especially if you are moving on a hot day. Let movers do the heavy lifting and carrying. You should offer help, but do not be in the way. If you packed your items properly, you will not have any problems.  

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