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 prepare for moving abroad?

Moving abroad is a big step for anyone. You will be moving not only from your home city but also from your home country. Preparations for moving abroad vary depending on where you are going. And adjustment periods are different for different destinations. But, no matter if you are moving for work, love or any other reason. There are some things that you should do whenever you are moving to a different country. From properly planning the move and your life there to getting your affairs in order. Here are some tips on how to prepare for such a large adventure.

Save money before moving abroad

It doesn’t matter if you are moving to Canada or somewhere in Africa. You should have some money saved up. Moving internationally is expensive. Not only from the cost of living standpoint. You need to find reliable residential movers in Miami to help you relocate. And you need to ship

all your belongings. And then there’s visa costs, plane tickets and so on.  After you’re done moving you will need to have a foothold in your destination. So, you will need to have enough money to pay for the apartment, food, utilities and so on. That’s why it’s important to have at least a 6-months worth of savings in your bank account. That way you will be sure that you can start your life in a new country on the right foot.

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Make sure to save enough money before the move

Take care of the important documents

Whenever you are moving abroad you should take care of all your documents. First, starting with visa. Check online if you need a visa for the country you are visiting. Also, it’s important to check for the expiration date of all your documents. You will be moving very far away. And simple things as extending your drivers license can be very difficult and costly. So, starting with your passport, check the expiration dates. Make sure that you have at least a few years left on all your documents. If you don’t, go ahead and renew them now.

Medical documents are another important thing that you need to take care of. Visit your doctor and get advice on medical requirements for the country you are moving to. Ask him if there are any documents that you should take with you. Things like medical history or immunity shot history can be valuable documents in case of emergency.

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Make sure to have all of your documents ready

Find a reliable moving company

Think about how hard it is to move across the country. Then imagine how much more logistics international relocation requires. That’s why you will be needing a quality moving company that can handle it. You can start looking for moving companies in Broward County that offer international relocation as soon as you decide to move. By finding a good moving company early you will make moving abroad that much easier. You can get a lot of good advice from your movers. And you will be able to pick the exact day that you want your belongings to be picked up.

Get your affairs in order

When leaving a country, it’s important to leave a clean slate back home. So, as early as possible start checking all your bills and subscriptions. You don’t want to be leaving behind debt and unpaid utilities. After that is taken care of go to your bank and close your account. If you still want to use it to receive payments or keep money in it talk to the bank clerk. Tell them that you are moving abroad and ask if you can convert your domestic account into an international one. Do a little bit of research and pick the best option for you.

After that, you should give notice to your landlord. Since you will be leaving the country you probably aren’t going to use that apartment anymore. Schedule shut off dates for your utilities and pay all the bills. Cancel all your subscriptions as you won’t be needing them anymore. Also, consider finding international moving insurance. It will give you peace of mind when moving abroad. You won’t have to worry about damaged or lost items.

Consider renting storage

If you still have a lot of items that you don’t want to get rid of, consider renting storage. It’s especially good if you aren’t planning on moving for good. That way all the belongings that you can’t ship will be waiting for you when you get back. While renting long-term storage costs you every month, in many cases it’s cheaper than replacing all your things. And by choosing a good storage company you can be sure that everything will be safe and waiting for you.

Do research on your destination

When moving abroad it’s important to do some research on your destination country. The further away you are moving more research will be needed. Read up on the country’s history, culture, people and politics. It will prove to be a valuable knowledge once you get there. Cultural differences are something that most people overlook. And you can easily offend someone if you don’t know their customs and traditions. Especially if you haven’t visited that country before. Or if you don’t know anyone there.

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Make sure to do proper research on your new country of living

Another good thing to check is which online services are available in your destination country. As well as schedule internet and phone subscriptions before you even get on a plane. That way you will have access to up-to-date information as soon as you arrive. And you will be able to plan the rest of your life in that country from day one.

Register with STEP

STEP is the U.S. Embassy’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. It will provide you with the most up-to-date information about the safety conditions in your new country. Especially if you are moving to a country with a high risk of disasters or threats. It will also allow the U.S. Embassy to quickly notify you in cases of emergency. Both in the cases of threats, natural disasters of family emergencies.