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 pack your glassware and fine china for storage

There comes a time in everybody’s life when their home is just too cluttered. If you happen to trip on something lying on the floor somewhere in the house, or push something off of a cupboard because there is no room, maybe it is time for you to consider renting a storage unit. Storage units are a great way to declutter your home and get rid of some stuff that takes up space in your home. But there are some things that may be tricky to pack for storage. Fragile items such as glassware and fine china can be more complicated. That is why we have created this guide! We want to help you pack and store everything the right way! So, without any further ado, let’s hop in!

pack your glassware and fine china for storage the right way
Pack your glassware the right way!

Pack your glassware and fine china for storage – how to do that?

When looking for storage Miami, there are a couple of things you need to think about. First of all, you need to see all the available sizes of storage units at your disposal. If you do not have a lot of stuff you want to store, it is a good idea to go for a smaller one. Smaller storage units cost less and will not impact your budget in the long run. However, if you have a lot of stuff you need to store, you should consider getting a larger unit. It will cost extra, but it is better than risking to break something in your cluttered home.

delicate glasses
Glasses such as these are delicate

In addition, if you have something other than glassware and fine china, you may want to consider getting a climate-controlled storage unit. These units have temperature and humidity meters that monitor the state and health of the storage unit. This does not, however, impact glassware so if you only have that, renting a regular unit should do the trick. Let’s see what is the best way to pack your glassware and fine china for storage.

Getting proper packing equipment

When you want to pack fragile items for your storage unit, you need the proper packing equipment! You can buy low-quality packing material but that is not wise. For example, low-quality packing tape can break much more easily than one of better quality. That is most moving companies Davie FL use high-quality packing materials.

A great reason to follow in their footsteps is the assurance that your items be safely packed in high-quality materials, and that there will be a lower chance of any kind of breakage and risk of damage. So, go to your local hardware store, and look for packing paper, packing tape, moving blankets, foam nuggets, air-filled wrap, and different sized boxes. You should also grab cellular boxes if they have some in stock. These boxes are like the ones you get when you buy a pack of wine bottles. You get a box with cells in which you can put glasses or other slim items.

Getting different sized boxes

Different sized boxes are a very important aspect of packing for storage or moving. This is because of higher flexibility when it comes to packing efficiency. By having different sized boxes, you will allow yourself to carefully stack the boxes in such a way so that you can use as much space as possible. You can put heavier and bulkier stuff in bigger boxes, and smaller and lighter stuff inside smaller boxes. Then you can put the heavy stuff on the bottom to serve as a foundation and stack the lighter stuff on top. You can also fill in the gaps between boxes by sliding smaller ones inside. This is called the Tetris method, and most moving companies in Florida use it when they are loading their trucks. If your local hardware store does not have different sized boxes, worry not! You can always buy boxes online!

fine china
You better get boxes for your fine china!

Packing glassware

Let’s get down to the actual packing process and learn how to pack your glassware and fine china for storage! You should start with glassware. The best way to pack glassware is by using cellular boxes. We have already explained what these are, now it is time to explain how to use them. First of all, you should grab your glasses and start wrapping them in packing paper. Take one glass and wrap it in packing paper, and put some foam nuggets inside. When you do so, put it in one cell, and then, do the same with a new glass. When you do so, put it inside the first glass and continue doing so until you reach the top of the cell. If you have enough glasses to fill the entire box, continue applying the same method for each cell.

However, this may make the box a little too heavy. If it comes to that, you can reinforce the box by taping pieces of cardboard on the outside of the box. Packing fragile items has never been easier with these cool tips!

Packing fine china

When it comes to plates and other fine china, the process is a little bit different. The same thing you are going to do is wrapping and stacking. However, you should take a box that fits your plates perfectly. You do not want any extra space. This can make the contents of the box tumble inside and risk damage being done to it. But, if you cannot find the perfect box, you can use foam nuggets.

So, take one plate and wrap it in packing paper. You can even wrap it in air-filled wrap for extra protection. Then you should put some foam nuggets inside the box, and put the plate inside. Take another plate and apply the same process. Continue doing so until you reach the top of the box, and then do the same with a new box if you have more plates and fine china.

This should be about it when it comes to packing glassware and fine china for storage. With all that said, good luck with packing for storage!