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!

Moving checklist

Moving house can be a stressful experience, but nothing keeps your mind at ease like being well prepared. To make sure that your move runs smoothly, we have made a moving checklist for things you should do before and after moving into your new house.

A moving checklist
Making a moving checklist is an important part of a moving process.

Things to do before moving into your new house

  1. Check out your new neighborhood

Getting familiar with your new neighborhood will definitely pay off in the long run. It will come in handy once you start living there if you already know the roads and the shortcuts. You should also try to locate the nearest convenience stores, parks, restaurants, schools, banks, bus stops and any other locations relevant to you.

  1. Establish a moving budget and find a reliable moving company

Whether you choose a DIY move or a moving company, you should put aside a certain amount of money to cover your moving expenses. Choosing to do a DIY move means that you will save money, but you will have to struggle with moving your furniture without professional help or equipment. Depending on whether you are moving to another town or just moving to another neighborhood, you should acquire from 1,000$ up to 5,000$ if you choose to hire a moving company.

  1. Update Your Bank Account, IRS and Health Insurance Addresses and Cancel Local Services

Don’t forget to notify your bank about your address change. You should also notify any service companies such as gardening, cleaning, newspapers delivery, car maintaining, etc. Consider changing the address of any deliveries you are expecting.

  1. Arrange a yard sale

When packing, you should put aside any items you haven’t used for the past 6 months, and don’t plan on using for the next 6 months. This includes old toys, furniture, electronic devices, kitchen appliances, plants, cutlery and crockery. You should sell those items in a yard sale if they are still usable. You can also donate any clothing items you don’t wear, or the clothes that are too small for your children.

Random household items.
A yard sale is a great way to earn money while getting rid of clutter
  1. Empty out your fridge and other food storage

You can bring any non-perishable food to your new house, but you should plan on finishing the food in your freezer or asking a friend to store it in their freezer until you move. Also, go through your other food storage, and throw away any food that has been stored for too long and you don’t plan on eating it. You can also take your extra food to a local soup kitchen or animal shelter.

  1. Keep your valuables in one place

When moving house, things will inevitably get lost. You need to make sure to keep important documents such as IDs, passports, birth certificates, wills and house deeds in a box or a file keeper. You should also put all your jewelry and cash in one place.

Things that need to be on your moving checklist even after you move

  1. Check the house thoroughly

The first thing to check is the locks and whether your keys are compatible with them. You might also consider changing the locks if the house had any former residents. Check if your windows and any other possible entrances are secured. Inspect your new space for any pests in the kitchen, bathroom, basement and attic. Consider checking the smoke alarms as well, power plugs and sockets, taps, etc. or hire an electrician and a plumber to do that work for you.

  1. Clean the house and unpack

Before getting your furniture inside the house, make sure that the floors and other surfaces are clean. If you do it the other way around, it will take more time. Once your furniture is in place, you can start unpacking your clothes, hygiene products, food, electronic devices, books, and finally your decorative items. You should start with the most essential items. To make unpacking less stressful and chaotic, you should go room by room. Once you’re done unpacking, place your valuables and important documents in a safe place. Check for broken or lost items during transport.

  1. Child/pet-proof your house and yard

When placing your furniture, you should consider the way you position it if you have kids or pets. If you had experience with child/pet-proofing your previous home, you should make a moving checklist for this task too. Make sure to remove any possibly dangerous objects from the floor and low furniture. This includes putting outlet covers over electrical outlets. If your house has stairs, consider putting baby/pet gates. If you have a dog, check your backyard for any holes in the fence or dangerous items. Supposed you have a garden, you might want to keep your dog out of it by putting a fence around the garden. Don’t forget to inspect your yard for moles, skunks and snakes.

  1. Replenish your fridge

Go to a local supermarket and restock on perishable foods such as dairy products, eggs, bread and meat. If an essential item was lost or broken, make sure to buy a new one. It’s always a good idea to make a checklist of items you need to buy before you leave the house.

  1. Get in sync with your neighborhood routines

Find out when the trash pickup days are and what time the newspapers and the mail get delivered. If there is a bus line passing nearby, make sure to acquire the bus timetable. Ask around for any local festivities and events. Find good local restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as food delivery services. Find new service companies for gardening, cleaning and car maintaining.

houses in a neighborhood
Getting in sync with your neighbors and similar tasks are important parts of making a good moving checklist.
  1. Meet your new neighbors

One of the most important things is to get to know the people who live right next to you. They can be of great help when it comes to getting familiar with the streets, shortcuts, and local stores and services as they can give you advice based on their experience.

We hope our moving checklist helps you relocate quickly and hassle-free, so – good luck!