In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Pro Movers Miami has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally 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.

Again, thank you for choosing Pro Movers Miami, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

How to boost your relocation budget

Relocation can cost quite a lot, to be honest, but there is definitely no reason why you should end up broke after the process is over. There are plenty of useful ways to boost your relocation budget and enhance your moving experience. Once you start thinking about all the ways in which you can save money, it becomes crystal clear that not only it is achievable, it is actually not necessary to spend a lot. One of those ways is certainly hiring professional movers, like Pro Movers Miami, as you can only benefit from having professionals on your side.

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Boost your relocation budget by carefully planning the entire relocation well in advance.

Boost your relocation budget by decreasing the weight of your items

The price for a long-distance move is mainly affected by the weight of your items. The math is really simple here, the less weight you carry with you, the less money you will spend on the move. You have an important task in front of you, and it is called decluttering. Go through each room and check out all the items that you own. Immediately get rid of all the broken, not functional items. There is no use in paying for their shipping, and you will feel happier after you throw them away. At least, this is what Feng Shui is all about.

Next, ask yourself when was the last time you actually used a certain item. If it has been more than a year, or a couple of months, cut the ties and get rid of those items. If you have several items in doubles, like two toasters, or two hairdryers, pick one. This will help you boost your relocation budget big time.

Have a garage sale

After you have finished throwing away all the broken, and non-functional items, it is time to make some money. Have a garage sale, where you will sell absolutely everything that you have not used recently. If you have used something, but you do not believe that it will fit into your new home, sell it. It is amazing how easy it becomes to let go of things, once you start doing it. If you do not have a garage, or you find the whole process boring, do not worry. Sell your items online, it is really easy and the end result is the same. Moving companies Plantation Florida will help you move all important things to your new home after you sell the things you do not need.

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Declutter and reduce the weight of your household items in order to save money and even earn money by selling the items you do not need.

Get free packing supplies to increase your relocation budget

Packing supplies can be rather costly if you do not choose wisely. For this reason, it is important to augment your relocation budget by getting some free packing supplies. Moving boxes are a vital part of any relocation, and it is good to know that you can get them for free. Go to your nearest grocery store and ask if they can give you a couple of moving boxes. Your next stop should be the liquor store as they are willing to share the boxes with you. You can also ask any small business to give you moving boxes as they have plenty of them.

As far as the other packing supplies are concerned, let us see how you can save money when relocating:

  • Packing paper – Use newspaper instead. You can crumble it and make a fine basis for any moving box, and you can wrap all the fragile items in it as well, at zero cost.
  • Moving blankets – Use your old, regular blankets. They will serve you equally well as the moving blankets will.
  • Other things – When you think about it, you will find out that there are plenty of things you can use as packing supplies. Use your bags, plastic bins, even toys to protect your items.

Hire professionals to help you

As much as this sounds contradictory, hiring professionals can actually help you boost your relocation budget. First of all, you will have professionals handling your household belongings, so the risk of damage is minimal. Secondly, you will have proper insurance in case of any damage or loss, so you can rest assured that you will be compensated. Thirdly, you will save time and as we all know time is money. Professionals are indeed efficient and will relocate your belongings in no time. DIY move is suitable only for next door relocation, and even then, it depends on the type of items that you are moving. When hiring professionals, make sure that they are licensed and that you can check their USDOT number at the FMCSA site.

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It is important to have help during the relocation, so hire professionals, and/or call your friends to help you with the moving process.

Call your friends

If you hire professionals, this does not mean that you should not do anything by yourself, although there are many benefits of hiring professional packers, for example.  You can choose to disassemble furniture or label the boxes. If this is the case, we do not recommend that you do it entirely alone. It is best if you can invite a couple of friends over to help you. Bear in mind, that friends can quite easily bail upon you, so make sure you remind them that there is work to do. Everything is much easier when few people are working on it, and you will definitely save money on your relocation.

We have seen some of the finest ways how you can boost your relocation budget, and most importantly we have seen that it is achievable. All it takes is a bit of planning, goodwill, and effort. And remember, sometimes it is wise to pay extra for a high-quality service rather than opt for a DIY option and end up with a lot of damaged items. Good luck!