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 settle in Miami as an expat

Moving abroad is difficult for many reasons. You will have a hard time adjusting to your new home, your new city, and your new neighborhood. You will also have a hard time finding new people to hang out with. If you do not already have a job secured, you may also struggle to find employment in the first couple of months. These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to moving abroad and living as an expat. However, in Miami, it can be different! Miami is a warm city (both literally and figuratively) and you will be able to settle in Miami much easier as an expat. Furthermore, we have decided to give you a hand with this endeavor and help you even more! So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!

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Basking around in the sun will be an everyday activity in Miami

Settling in Miami as an expat – what’s to know?

When you decide to move to Miami it may be because of the warm weather, cheap housing in Florida, many job opportunities, or you just like its vibe. Whatever it is, and however easy it may be in Miami, you will still struggle. Only the ones with the highest mental fortitude are able to withstand moving abroad without feeling any downsides. So, let’s get down to business!

Finding new people to hang out with

When you move into a new city, it may be hard to find new people to hang out with. You will feel like a new kid on the playground and you are not a kid anymore. We have some ideas how you can meet new people. One of the best things you can do after you wave your long-distance Miami movers goodbye is to have a housewarming party. When you have a housewarming party, you can invite all of your neighbors and who knows, maybe you will meet some lifelong friends. The best way to organize a housewarming party is to go to your neighbor’s house, introduce yourself, and see how they respond. If they invite you in, and you like them, you can probably expect them at your housewarming party. You can even create games such as an unpacking party or whatever else you can think of.

Using social media to find new friends

Social media has always been good for finding new people to hang out with. Sometimes it does not allow you to form real friendships because people are different online and in real life, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. You may have luck finding someone. The best way to utilize social media for meeting new people is to go on Facebook and find an event you are interested in. Miami has a lot of events, and many of them are outdoor events. This will be great for getting to know the city as well! When you find an event you are interested in, see if there are any discussions and try to join in. After that, you can use that discussion as the introduction if you meet someone at the event. You can, of course, use social media in many more ways, but this is one of them and it has proven to be effective.

Getting to know your neighborhood

Getting to know your neighborhood is an important step if you want to settle in Miami as an expat. Miami is a very culturally and ethnically diverse place so your neighbors will probably be a lot different than the ones in your home country. As we have previously mentioned, having a housewarming party with your neighbors is a really great way to get to know their culture and their customs. However, your neighbors are not the only part of your neighborhood. There are many more utility landmarks that you need to get used to, such as the bus or train station, the closest and the best supermarkets, and the fastest way to get to your job if you are driving. Take a walk around the neighborhood and memorize the locations of these sites, and try to think the best way of actually utilizing them. You may even stumble upon Miami storage facilities to store your stuff if you are short on space in your new home. So, a lot of things to keep track of when exploring your neighborhood.

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Miami is a beautiful welcoming city

How to survive a couple of months before you find a job

As we have previously mentioned, you may have a hard time finding a job. That is why you need to have saved a certain amount of money before you decided to move. You will use this money to sustain yourself during these couple of months. In addition, it is important to find a low-cost home. Florida is known for its low rent prices and that should not be a significant issue for you. So, before you settle in Miami as an expat, you need to be prepared for the first few months. This may be a difficult time for you, but you can make it! When you find a great job you have always dreamed of, and are ready to support yourself and your family, you will realize that it was all worth it.

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Go out and meet new friends!

Explore the town and its culture

When you move as an expat, you will most likely encounter a lot of different cultures. So, before you settle down in Miami as an expat, you will need to explore everything it has to offer. And culture is definitely a strong point of Miami. There are so many different cultures, you will be amazed by the amazing choice of restaurants, bars, music events, fairs, etc. Miami’s staple is the Cuban culture. They have developed a famous type of cuisine called the Floribbean, and it is definitely something you should not miss. It is a mix of Caribbean and Floridian, so make sure to check it out!

With all of that said, good luck with settling in Miami as an expat!