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!

Tips for storing your clothes long term

There comes a time in everybody’s life when you just have too much stuff in your closets. This is when you move the clothes to the attic or the basement and that usually solves the problem. However, eventually, your attic and basement are going to be filled to the brink as well. What do you do in this situation? Well, you rent a storage unit of course! A storage unit is a great solution for this problem because you will free up space in your closets, and even attic and basement if you chose the option to store your clothes there. But you may have some trouble packing your clothes for storage. That is just the reason we have created this article! We want to give you some tips and tricks for storing your clothes long term before you start looking for moving companies Hollywood FL to help you move your stuff to the unit! So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!

Storing your clothes long term – what’s to know?

Before you start looking for moving companies in Florida to assist you with moving your clothes to the storage unit, you first need to know how to pack everything up. There are a couple of different things you need to keep in mind when it comes to storing your clothes in long term storage. The storage facilities are sometimes not really in control of pest control, especially in individual units. Pests are a very big problem in storage units and the facilities need to focus on keeping everything pest free. However, if they do not want to participate, or are just unable to, it is time to take things into your own hands.

storing clothes long term the right way - in a storage unit
Rent a storage unit for your clothes!

This way you will be extra safe and make sure that your belongings are not going to have pest issues. You can take more of a proactive approach on your own, rather than hoping that someone else is going to take care of pest issues when it comes to stuff you store in long term storage. One key factor for pest spreading very quickly is when things are very close and adjacent to each other, for example, college dorms, apartment complexes, or storage units.

You may not have specific pest issues in your individual unit, but that does not mean that the people in the units around you are doing the right thing to prevent pests. So, they could be causing pest issues, or already have pest issues and that can quickly spread to your storage unit if left unchecked. So, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind in the way you store stuff. We will talk about that in the article below!

Prepare your clothes properly before storing them long term

There are other things that you might be doing that may cause pest issues. You may not even realize this. That is why we are here to help you! When storing clothes, you need to thoroughly clean them before you store them. You might not think that it would not cause a big deal if you do not wash them. If you, for example, wore the shirt once, it still has some substances that may attract pests, such as some dirt, a piece of food you did not notice, hair, oil, or dried up sweat. Pests can smell all of that and that will attract them to your clothes. So, before storing your clothes long term, make sure to clean them thoroughly!

Should you use vacuum bags?

When you first think of storing clothes, vacuum bags may seem like a great idea. You pack up your clothes, suck the air out, and put the bag in a box. Easy as that. The bugs cannot go through plastic and you have more room in your boxes. However, all of this may not be such a great idea for your clothes. They will most surely get wrinkled and creased. This does not look like a big problem, but that because there is a bigger issue at hand. The fabric of your clothes needs air in order to maintain itself. It will lose its quality if there is no air inside the bags. In order to maintain their structure and integrity, natural fibers require air, and therefore, vacuum bags are not such a great idea after all. Do not worry, there are other good packing supplies you can find!

vacuum bag
Vacuum bags may not be such a great idea after all

Cardboard boxes or plastic containers?

So, you can’t use vacuum bags. What should you use? The first thing that comes to mind is surely going to be cardboard boxes. However, these are not that reliable because bugs and other critters can get through them if you did not secure your storage unit. But as we have previously mentioned, there may be pests in other storage units, and your storage services facility is not going to know that.

So, it is better to be safe than sorry. Go online and buy some plastic containers! (you will need to choose the right ones first!) This will give no chance to pests to eat through the box, and will also make your clothes visible. You will have a much easier time getting something from the storage unit if you can see the contents of the boxes.

Packing clothes

If you have a lot of clothes that use coat hangers, a great idea is to put the clothes in the boxes with the coat hangers still on. This will make the whole process easier because you will not have to take one piece of clothing, remove the hanger, and then fold it again before putting it in the box. When you do this, you will be able to pack a bunch of coats just by folding them in half and putting them in the boxes. Chess, not checkers!

With all that said, good luck with storing your clothes long term!