Popular Moving Myths Shattered

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Popular Moving Myths Shattered

Moving is stressful enough without having to wonder whether you are entering the wild west when you start planning your move.

From the myth that you’ll save money with a DIY move to the myth that weekends are the best time to move ( they’re not ) to the popular myth that all professional movers are scam artists ( there ARE still a few bad apples ), there are alot of myths that need to be explored as being true or false.

The moving industry is really quite reliable and standardized, when you choose to work with an experienced and well regarded professional moving company.

Myth #1 – You Can Save a Ton of Money by Moving Yourself.

Fact: While on the surface renting a truck for the day doing a DIY move rather than hiring a moving company might seem to be a cheaper option, 9 times out of 10 it will end up costing you more and in so many ways!

In addition to the cost of the truck rental, you also have to pay for:

  • Gas
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Insurance to protect your items
  • Parking permits
  • Road tolls
  • Meals and hotels along the way
  • Moving equipment such as dollies, furniture pads and moving straps
  • Packing materials
  • Pizza and beer or gifts to bribe your friends for helping you move!
  • Glue and tape to fix, or try to fix, the priceless items broken along the way!

NOW does it seem cheaper? By packaging all your services into one, you are not only making things easier on yourself financially, you are giving your body a break and not risking your back and neck in the process.

By tackling your own move, you are putting the safety of your belongings in jeopardy. If you pack incorrectly and your valuables are damaged en route, you are solely responsible to replace or repair them.

Myth #2 –  A Box is a Box is a Box…They Are All the Same.

Fact: Boxes come in all sizes, strengths and shapes…ok maybe not too many different shapes but sizes and strengths. If you have gone to Publix or to Total Wine and Liquors for your boxes in the past, you may want to rethink that. Those boxes are made for a short lifespan to move foods and bottles from A to B. Boxes designed for moving will be sturdier and can have some unique features. It is well worth the money spent to purchase boxes suggested by your movers…or negotiate to have them included in your quote. You will find boxes specifically designed for dishes, glassware, artwork and even hanging clothes!

Myth #3 – Moving is Extremely Stressful!

Fact: OK…we are not going to say moving is a stress-free life experience but with the proper planning, advice and moving company in your corner, the amount of stress can be exponentially decreased. So call The Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach today to ensure your move meets and exceeds your positive expectations. From Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach and everywhere in Broward and Palm Beach, Veteran has high reviews for transporting your furniture and valuables on time and on budget!

 

Using Storage Units In Moving to Deerfield Beach

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The Dos and Don’ts of Using a Storage Unit During While Moving

Today we are going to discuss and show you the dos and don’ts of utilizing a storage space during your upcoming South Florida move, so listen up!

First thing to remember…Don’t Be a Hoarder!

Heading to Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, or Parkland? South Florida is an amazing place to live so why not live lighter by putting the past behind you? Moving is the perfect time to take an inventory of your belongings and decide what you need to keep in a storage unit temporarily and what you need to get rid of once and for all!

DID YOU KNOW? There are well over 20 storage centers with spaces to rent in Deerfield Beach alone? From CubeSmart Self Storage on Hillsboro Blvd. to Sunshine Storage on SE. 7th St!

If you think about it, a move can represent the time to clean your house and clean house! Moving can be a cathartic event where you can wipe the slate clean and restart in your move forward. Family heirlooms are always worth keeping but do you really need to bring your high school books, your out of date entertainment center or clothes you haven’t fit into since the last century with you?

Storage unit accepting items

The Swedes Have it Figured out

As a matter of fact in Sweden, people actually take the time to begin decluttering their home whole so when they finally pass on your death isn’t a bigger burden to those you leave behind than it has to be. There is even a best seller written about it: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family From a Lifetime of Clutter. You may want to pick this up before you move from your condo off Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach to your new home off Camino Real in Boca Raton!

Don’t Start a Storage War!

Gone are the days of renting a storage locker or pod and filling it with all of your discards including stuff you just want to throw away but are pretty sure it is not legal to drag to the side of the street! It didn’t seem that long ago when filling your garbage containers with paint cans or weapons grade uranium was overlooked, but that time has passed! So, hey…when your buddy says, “let’s just rent out a storage unit and leave it all there until we find a place to dump it!” give him one of those ‘are you kidding me?’ looks and treat your storage unit properly including following safety guidelines and storage unit regulations.

Not so fast Bubba! There are rules in the storage world too. While it is perfectly acceptable to store your mother-in-law’s fancy china, you are not allowed to store your mother-in-law in a unit. That would be wrong…unfortunately to some. As a matter of fact, no living things are allowed to be stored like that…and if you did, how long would they continue to be living anyway?

Many of us temporarily store our furniture and valuables in storage units while we are moving from A to B. But DID YOU KNOW that you can NOT store guns and ammo in storage lockers? Not only that, even paint and fireworks are verboten. Cars, motorcycles, RV’s and other vehicles are OK as long as they are registered, insured and are in working condition. Need to empty out your South Florida storage unit?

The list of permitted and prohibited items can be found below or even better…call Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach and we will help you first hand…unless you are storing your mother-in-law

Moving in Florida During COVID-19: Overcoming Challenges

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“Hey Steve…could you and your van help me out this weekend and move my stuff?”  “I know it is on the 5th floor but we can just put our backs into it!”  “Bubble wrap?  We don’t need no stinking bubble wrap!  Just wedge the vase between these two statues!”  “The piano?  You take that end and I’ll  take this end…how hard could it be?”. Well, it could be very hard moving during the COVID-19 pandemic here in South Florida.

It used to be that the only concerns one had with making a move was how many pizzas and beer to buy for your friends who had pick-up trucks and were helping you move!  Then came the era of moving companies under quoting and over-charging…or worse, holding your belongings hostage until you paid their exorbitant up-charges! 

It was business practices like these that inspired Mark Weber to start Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach, Florida. Way before Mark became a U.S. Marine, he was well known for being fair and honest.  Mark felt that the behaviors exhibited by many of the companies in the moving space would create the opportunity for an honest and hard-working businessperson to be a beacon of what could and should be in the industry.

Now, in early 2020, we are faced with even common tasks becoming more dangerous in this age of COVID-19.  You want to keep your belongings safe during your South Florida move but first must focus on protecting your loved ones!  Who can you turn to in a situation like this? 

Always trust a veteran! Veteran Moving Company, family owned and operated, is led by United States Marine Corps veteran, Mark Weber. Who better to take command of your move than someone trained by the best of the best? Mark and his team, seeing the recent change in the moving landscape due to ‘The Pandemic’ of our time,  have been wearing masks, gloves and boot coverings, to protect you, your loved ones and your belongings since the start of the CDC guidelines coming into effect. Mark and Co. do not take chances with their clients belongings or their clients in general. Your safety and peace of mind and of course the safe transport of your furniture and valuables, is job #1 for us.

Even though they take pride in the warmth and caring of every client and each delivery, Mark and his team are now limiting, as necessary, the in-person contact, to help keep everyone healthier and try to flatten the curve in South Florida.  Mark is keeping a close watch on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Desantis guidelines to ensure his practices are as protective as they can be…for his clients and his team.

Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Veteran Moving Company offers the most complete suite of moving services…from White-Glove service moving your home or business to making trips to colleges all over Florida, and beyond, to help pack and move the college kids now returning home early due to COVID-19. 

Call 561-414-3620 today for a free estimate for your move, from Boca Raton and Parkland to Delray Beach and Deerfield Beach. And  while the traditional welcoming handshake may have to wait, our commitment to service is always the safe way to move!

Insider Tips for Moving to Your New Home in South Florida

South Florida insider moving tips

Moving to a new home is always an exciting experience, especially if you are moving into South Florida! However, too much excitement and enthusiasm can cause people to forget the most important aspects of moving.

Besides packing boxes, wrapping things, hauling luggage and moving furniture, there are several special considerations you may not have considered. Here are a few little known tips to remember before you plan on moving to your new condominium in Delray Beach, apartment in Pompano, home in Parkland or wherever you are moving in the area.

Sell Useless Stuff – Don’t Waste Time Moving Junk

All of us have acquired items that seem to keep piling up over the years, rarely used and gathering dust in garages and filling up your spare bedroom.

Before throwing unwanted items in the trash, consider the value the item may still have in someone else’s hands. Look up the value of every item that you no longer want by going onto online selling sites and apps. LetGo.com, OfferUp.com and CraigsList are great places to start. I recently sold several doors from my old home, a smaller flat screen TV, an old stereo AND my old toilet on OfferUp! You could make a few hundred dollars that you wouldn’t have made by going to the dumpster.

Take Basic Packing Lessons

People don’t realize how important it is to pack things correctly. And the earlier you start, the better the outcome. Many people waste dozens of boxes packing items that only need a few boxes. Other people waste time by running back and forth to the store, buying new packing materials. You may not realize it, but the best movers will help you pack professionally for a separate fee. Also, keep the packing supplies handy after you finish packing in case there is more stuff that you overlooked.

Arrange for Secure Transportation

Hire a well-reviewed and budget-friendly South Florida moving company to assist you. Hiring professional movers is your best assurance that you won’t injure yourself or get lost while trying to do the move all on your own. Find a licensed and insured mover that has many positive reviews. These movers who have access to one or more moving vehicles and provide insurance to ensure that your move is secure.

Label ‘FRAGILE’ and Handle With Care’ Boxes

Everyone has delicate items like dishes or paintings that can be easily damaged. How about that sailfish you caught off Pompano Pier? Don’t forget to label all of the boxes that need special handling with care. Your movers may be irritated or in a rush and not be thinking about the condition of your items. Make them care, and remind them of their responsibilities in handling your delicate items by clearly labeling them ‘FRAGILE’ and ‘Handle with Care’.

Label Top Priority Moving Boxes

Label boxes that contain the highest levels of priority for you. These include toiletries, valuables and important documents that are related to the move. You want to remain well organized to prevent any more headaches that come with moving to a new location.

Maintain the Condition of Your Former Home

It is common to see an old home that is left in disarray after people have moved out of it. Keep your old home in good condition if someone has bought the house and is moving in soon after you move out. It’s common courtesy to keep an area clean for someone else’s use.

Moving into your new home is not always straightforward. It’s easy to increase stress by forgetting to do a few simple things or by the wrong steps. There is an unlimited list of do’s and dont’s of moving to a new place. Make sure to remember the steps that require special consideration.

The most important tip is to contact Veteran Moving Co., in Pompano Beach. With years of experience moving people from Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach, we can apply all the ‘insider tips’ to make your move go smoothly!

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South Florida Moving Checklist

Ask The Mover…Frequently Asked Moving Questions

Planning your Move in South Florida? Be sure to Hire a Professional Moving Company!

1. When is the best time to plan your South Florida move?

You need to consider that moving companies are usually the busiest from mid-May to Mid-September. Specifically, the end of the month sees the heaviest volume of residential moves.

It’s advisable to give your movers a 5-day window for the loading of your items and flexibility in your preferred arrival time. This can make the whole move that much easier.

2. Why should I hire a professional moving company?

Hiring a professional moving company is very much recommended for all size moves both residential and commercial. Even a modest-sized house can require moving items that can be quite a task and can be very physically and emotionally difficult for the average homeowner. The South Florida heat and humidity can cause many unforeseen problems as well.

Hiring licensed, professional movers ( like those at Veteran Moving  ) can be the right decision to get the job completed faster and more efficiently, as they have the specific equipment, physical strength and expertise to handle larger items in a much safer way than you can do it yourself.

3. How much time do I need to plan ahead?

When hiring a moving company, remember to plan at least six weeks before your scheduled move. This will give the estimators a good visual idea of what will be required as far as the personnel and equipment needed, to then provide a more accurate price estimate, with fewer surprises later on.

4. How can I spot a scam and a disreputable mover?

– When a moving company doesn’t insist on taking a visual tour of all of the goods to be moved, or only gives it a quick look, you need to reconsider using them. A reputable estimator will ask specific questions and open doors and cabinets to get the best gauge of what will be needed to facilitate the move for you.

– If they demand cash or a large deposit before they start, is a good sign they should not be trusted. There are several moving companies like this in South Florida, so be cautious!

As a matter of fact, last year Federal authorities have charged 12 individuals with operating a multistate South Florida-based moving scam based in Hollywood, Florida that bilked more than 900 victims, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

– Check their history. If they frequently change their name it usually means they are working a scam and should be avoided.

-As a general rule, don’t ever sign a blank contract under any circumstances. If you are presented with this type of contract by the mover, reject it right away.

-Stay away from a quote they say it is guaranteed, not to exceed contract. Make sure you carefully check the fine print for statements that say the price won’t be exceeded unless your items weigh more than what the estimate had specified. If you see this it should be rejected.

– Make sure you make it a point to open all of your boxes and check for any damages after the move. don’t procrastinate, because you usually only have nine months to make a report to the company and then file a claim with the insurance company.

Yes, it’s crucial to be vigilant, especially in South Florida, where last year some disreputable movers in Broward County held their customers furniture and other valuables hostage! It’s true, 14 moving companies, all located in Broward and Dade counties, allegedly used false or deceptive advertising to convince people to purchase moving services. Make sure your moving company is well established in the area, is fully licensed and insured and has great reviews!

5.  What should I expect when a relocation specialist visits my home?

They will do an extensive survey of your home. Then an estimate is done, based on the weight, costs of packing supplies and all other associated costs. They must know everything that will be included, so try to have everything open and available for the specialist to see. Try to reduce any clutter that could make it difficult to see all of the items in closets, attics, and crawl spaces where you have your things stored.

6.  What do the following moving terms mean?

A non-binding estimate

A non-binding estimate is one that may change in the future, usually due to additional items and/or services that you added on after the initial estimate was completed. But it must be stated that is non-binding in writing and agreed upon by both parties.

A binding estimate

A binding estimate is a legal agreement in writing, between the mover and you stating that the moving expenses won’t exceed the agreed-upon, set price estimate. For any added services after this agreement, those costs would be required to be paid at delivery.

A bill of lading

This refers to a contract between the mover and you which should be presented to you before the loading of your furniture and other items.

If you are moving in South Florida, from Davie to Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach to Delray Beach and would like your questions answered by a friendly and knowledgeable mover, call Veteran Moving Company today!

Tips For Moving a Piano in South Florida

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Moving a piano may seem like something you and your friends might be able to ‘pull off’, but it’s very easy to get over your head when moving one. A piano is a delicate musical instrument and moving one involves several steps and is best left in the hands of professional piano movers. Here are several tips that you can use for moving a piano.

Measurements

The first tip is to make sure that the piano is actually going to fit in the space that you are moving it to. If you live on the 8th floor of a condo like Toscana on A1A in Boca Raton, will the elevator be able to accomodate the size of the instrument? Therefore, you are going to need to measure the room so that you will be confident about the fact that it will fit. It is also a good idea to measure the staircases and doors in the area.

Job Requirements

The second tip is to make sure that you are equipped to handle the job. You will need to own the role of piano mover for the day. This means that you need to make sure that you have everything that you need to move the piano properly. Some of these things are going to include straps, a dolly, dampening pads, a truck, a ramp and other equipment.

Pathways

The third tip is to make sure that all of the paths that you are going to be moving the piano is cleared. This is going to be especially true about the door that you will be traveling through to get the piano into the new place. The door of the place where you are going to be moving it from will also need to be cleared of anything that can get in your way.

Safety

The fourth tip is to be as secure and safe as possible when you are moving the piano. This means that it needs to be one of the first things that you put on the truck when you are moving. It is important to remember that the casters might not always roll when you want them to. But this could also be different if you don’t want them to roll and they end up rolling for you. In order to make sure that you don’t have to worry about the casters rolling or not rolling, then you will need to secure the piano with the ropes and straps.

Path

The fifth tip is to make sure that you have a path that you are going to be taking while you are moving the piano. This is going to be especially true if you need to go up and down the stairs with the piano. You want to make sure that the stairs are actually going to be able to take the weight of the piano while you are moving it.

Tune

The sixth tip is to make sure that the piano stays in tune. Even if everything goes the way that you planned when you were moving the piano, there is still a chance that it can get out of tune during the move. You will need to be prepared for it to be tuned up after you have moved it. But most of the time, the experts recommend that you wait about a month before it is tuned by a professionals.

From Davie to Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach to Delray to West Palm Beach, let Veteran Moving Company take the hassle out of moving your piano anywhere in South Florida.

Think You’ll Save Money With a DIY Move in South Florida?

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Comparing the Costs of a Moving Yourself vs. a Professional Mover

Do You Remember the First Time You Moved?

You probably rented a truck, got a few friends together, and made a day of it. Your furniture was definitely the hand-me-down variety and your plates and glasses were probably a smorgasbord of styles. So what if a few things got knocked around, it was fun — wasn’t it?

Okay, so you hurt your back, but it felt better after a few beers at Duffys. And your couch? Only one leg broke off when it slid down that flight of condo stairs.

Not every do-it-yourself move is a disaster, but the possibility is always there. So why do so many people still decide to move themselves? Because they figure they’ll save a lot of money.

To decide if that’s true for you, use this moving estimate form to estimate the cost of handling your own South Florida move. The hidden costs in do-it-yourself moves are often unpleasant surprises you only find out about after you have moved. We have included them in this exercise to help you make an informed decision.

In many cases the cost savings of a do-it-yourself move balanced on the other end with the responsibility, liability and time loss, adds up to negligible savings. If that is the case for you, we would love to orchestrate your next move for you. From Pompano Beach to West Palm Beach, Parkland to Delray Beach, Veteran Moving Company’s highly rated, licensed, friendly and capable movers are ready for you! Want to learn more about what’s truly involved in a do it yourself move? Read on…

Renting a Truck

The first step in a do-it-yourself move is renting a truck. To determine what size truck you need, the rental firm will ask how many rooms you’re moving – 5 rooms would mean a 24 foot truck, more or less. If you’re experienced at loading and packing a truck, you’ll be fine. Otherwise, you might have to add on a trailer. If you’re planning on turning in your truck at a location other than where you rented it, you’ll probably have to pay a special drop-off charge. Depending upon where you’re going, it could add hundreds of dollars to the rental cost.

Fuel & Repairs to the Rental Truck

Did the truck rental firm tell you you’d get 10 miles to the gallon? They’re right – if the truck is empty. But once it’s filled with your belongings, your mileage could be as little as 5 miles per gallon. If the truck needs repairs on the road, they’ll be paid for by the rental firm – when you turn the truck in. So be sure to have extra cash/credit on hand to cover any possible emergencies.

Moving Equipment

To make things easier, and safer, you’ll want to rent some moving equipment. Start with a hand truck – you’ll need to move heavy items like your refrigerator and washing machine. Add pads to protect your furniture – you’ll need at least twenty per room. Finish up with straps, tie-off ropes and a heavy padlock to keep everything secure in the truck. If you’re towing a car, you’ll also need to rent a tow bar.

Packing Materials

The cost of packing materials like boxes, crates, packing tape, bubble wrap, peanuts and padding can really add up fast. Once you have the materials, remember it always takes longer to pack than you think it will. You also need to know how to balance the load in the boxes, otherwise they will be unwieldy to lift. Packing and unpacking your family’s valuables is not as easy as it sounds. Packing valuables and antiques is also not something that should be left to amateurs. But don’t worry, you can always make a run to the UPS store and pay them to pack your antiques and valuables separately.

Insurance

The transit insurance you buy from the rental firm covers liability on the truck and its contents – but only if the damage is caused by a fault in the truck itself. Cargo insurance, which covers your belongings in transit, is separate. And it isn’t usually a part of your homeowner’s policy either. Check with your insurance agent before you move, and make sure you’ve got the necessary coverage.

Loading & Unloading

Odds are you and your spouse can’t handle all the moving and loading yourselves. You might be able to get a few friends to help, but how hard do you really want to push them? Hiring a couple of men is probably the best idea. Find out if they have a minimum charge (often higher on weekends and holidays) and make sure they know what they’re doing. That’s not always easy to do if you don’t know what to look for. Just to be on the safe side, check that your insurance covers any damage or injury during the move – regardless of who is involved.

Renting and fueling trucks, finding the right moving boxes and packing equipment, packing up the boxes properly, finding a crew of helpers, being sure you have the right insurance, physically lifting everything, loading up and unloading everything and unpacking items and placing furniture etc. Yes, there are a lot of variables involved in a move here in South Florida, or anywhere for that matter, especially when you try to do it yourself!

If you’d like help from a professional mover who has done it successfully many times and has the amazing reviews to show for it, call South Florida’s favorite movers – Veteran Moving Company today!

‘Stress Free’ Moving Checklist for South Florida Moves

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Veteran Moving Company has assembled a handy stress free moving checklist to aid you in your upcoming move and help you plan ahead so your South Florida move is as easy as possible. Just print this checklist out and follow it to help you keep your move on track!

15 to 30 days before you move

____ Eliminate everything you don’t want to move.
____ Prepare an inventory of everything you plan to have moved.
____ Determine “replacement value” for insurance purposes
____ Notify the post office of your move.
____ Make arrangements for medical or dental records, if necessary.
____ Inquire about auto licensing and auto insurance, if moving out-of-state.
____ Notify your children’s school and make arrangements for records.
____ Close any local charge accounts.
____ Return any local ATT, Xfinity, DirectTV or U verse or other cable equipment.
____ Obtain any veterinarian records, if necessary.
____ Make airline and hotel reservations, if necessary.

8 to 14 Days Before You Move

____ Return anything you have borrowed and collect things you have loaned.
____ Transfer bank accounts and safety deposit items.
____ Arrange to disconnect FPL utility services.
____ Arrange to connect utilities at your new South Florida residence.
____ Arrange to have appliances serviced for your move.

2 to 7 Days Before Your Move

____ Dispose of all flammables.
____ Plan articles that you will take with you in your car, including toys and games for children.
____ Arrange for shelves, TVs and any other installed items that you will take with you.
____ Pack suitcases with clothing and personal items you will need the first day in new residence.
____ In a special box, pack items you will need the first few hours in your new residence.
____ Make special cartons labeled “Do Not Move” for items not being moved.

The Day Before You Move

____ Take down shades or curtains and curtain rods.
____ Empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer, and let them air at least 24 hours.
____ Clean and air your range.
____ Plan a simple breakfast for the next morning, (no refrigeration or cooking) use paper plates.
____ Finish packing your personal belongings (but leave out the alarm clock.)
____ Get a good night’s rest.

Moving Day

____ Remove all keys from desks or safes and place them in a safe spot.
____ Strip your beds, but leave them assembled. The moving crew will dismantle.
____ Be on hand when the movers arrive to answer questions and sign inventory.
____ Accompany the driver as he inventories your possessions to be moved.
____ Check to make sure your appliances have been readied for transport.
____ Place copies of the signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily reached place at destination.
____ Be sure the driver has the correct delivery address, adequate directions and a phone number.
____ Confirm the expected delivery date and time with the driver.
____ Before leaving the house for the last time check each room, closet and cupboard. Lock up.

You’re on Your Way – Good Luck with your move!

Call us if you need help!

Moving Tips for Moving in South Florida

Packing and Moving in South Florida

Planning on moving in South Florida? The more you prepare, the smoother your move will be. Here are moving tips from professional South Florida movers Veteran Moving Company to make your move go as smoothly as possible.

Whether you are moving to a duplex in Pompano, a condo on A1A in Delray Beach or a luxury gated community in Boca Raton, the more you plan ahead of time, the better things will go!

Moving Tip # 1 – Work Out All Details with Your Mover Prior to Move Day.

No two moves are exactly alike. When you tell your mover “I have a lot of items”, that means different things to different people. There’s a lot of gray area between “I have many items’ vs. “I only have a few items”, so try to make an accurate count of the number of items and more detail in terms of the types of items in each room. Perhaps make a piece of paper for kitchen, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 etc. and list the furniture and the number of boxes in each room.

Moving in South Florida can be a challenge. Where is parking for the mover? Close or a distance away. If you are in a high rise building is there access to an elevator? Does your building need a certificate of insurance?

If there are no surprises for the mover, then there should be no surprises for you later on when you receive the final bill.

Moving Tip # 2 – Make Sure Your Furniture is Prepared to be Moved.

File cabinets should be emptied. Be sure to label any fragile items clearly as ‘FRAGILE’ on the box.

Dressers and chest should have all heavy and breakable items removed. Items shift when moving. If you would like to save time you can have your beds broken down and ready to be moved.

Moving Tip # 3 – Box Items Properly

Make sure you utilize all of the space in your boxes so your boxes do not collapse and there is no wasted space in the truck. Keep fragile items together and use lots of packing paper so items can not shift. Don’t forget to label your boxes fragile. For fragile items you may want to use a double walled moving box. The heavier the items the smaller the box. Keep all of your valuables with you. Learn more about how to you pack and unpack your items properly.

The heavier the items the smaller the box. In other words, don’t pack heavy items like books in large items because it may make the box extremely difficult to carry and it may break the box. Include some lighter items in the big boxes so as to balance the weight.

Keep all of your valuables with you at all times.

Moving Tip # 4  – The More Prepared You Are, the Smoother Your Move Will Go.

If you are packing yourself, make sure all items are boxed and labeled before the movers arrive.

Remember that you are hiring full service movers for a reason. This is their profession and they have moving experiences of all kinds. Moving in South Florida is what our company does every day. Feel free to ask questions ahead of time to help plan for a smoother move!

Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach, Florida has years of experience putting their moving tips to work for customers like you. Whether you are moving to South Florida or moving

away to another state, contact our moving company for a free quote today!

Moving to South Florida?

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Here’s a Handy ‘Pre-Move’ Checklist

6 Simple Suggestions for Planning Your Move to or Within South Florida

People are flooding into South Florida more than ever before, due to the changing job landscape, family size, job relocation or just a desire to live in a more temperate climate. Almost 1,000 people are moving to Florida each day, so you may need to look for several months for the perfect home in hot spots like Delray Beach, Parkland, Pompano Beach or Boca Raton.

Many people chose to live in a temporary apartment until they locate their South Florida dream home or condo. When you are finally ready to ‘make the big move’, it’s essential to plan ahead because if you don’t, it will cost you so much more if you make the mover do simple work you can do yourself. Once you have your final location in place and have started planning ( using our checklist ), then hire the a knowledgeable local movers to transport your valued belongings as safely, quickly and affordably as possible.

You can make moving to South Florida an easier process by following these 6 simple suggestions as the basis of your ‘Pre-move’ checklist:

Suggestion 1: Keep Track of Important Dates

It is a good idea to keep track of the important dates for moving, including notifying your current landlord, communicating with utility companies and hiring a moving company. With the large number of people moving in the Broward County and Palm Beach County area, you must contact a moving company to schedule services as soon as possible.

Suggestion 2: Have the New Home Ready for the Move

Make sure to have the new home ready for the move by cleaning it before the moving day arrives. This means that you should have the utilities turned on so that you have electricity, natural gas and water. In addition to vacuuming the floors, you may need to wash the windows and walls to make it easier for movers to place furniture in each room of your new home.

Suggestion 3: Arrange Pet and Child Care

If you have family pets or young children, then it is better to arrange care for the animals or the children while you are moving. There are boarding facilities that can care for dogs or cats on an hourly basis, and you can have a friend care for your children. You will feel safer knowing that your children and pets are away from the busy moving situation.

Suggestion 4: Organize Your Possessions

While you may have the professional movers pack your large possessions, you may want to pack the smaller items like kitchen utensils in order to save money. The less the movers have to pack, the more you’ll save. It’s also always better to organize everything first. Have a folder for your important documents so that these items aren’t lost in the cardboard boxes while you are moving. If you have valuable items such as jewelry, then it is a good idea to carry these things with you in your own vehicle. If you need to move a piano, look for a professional mover who has experience moving these fragile items.

Suggestion 5: Get Rid of Unneeded Items

When you have furniture, appliances or other items that you don’t want to move into a new home, make sure to get rid of these things before moving day arrives. You can try helpful apps like ‘Offer Up’, Decluttr, Swappa or eBay for quick liquidations of things you don’t want to move. It is also important to know if you have certain types of appliances or furniture that won’t fit into a new home, so you should measure larger items before the things are loaded onto the moving truck.

Suggestion 6: Consider the Weather Conditions

If you are moving to South Florida, you’ll soon find the climate in Palm Beach and Broward is often hot and humid, so you should consider this when packing certain valuables and you may also want to have the air conditioner pre cooling in your new home before the movers arrive.

In addition, summer is coming, and we have constant afternoon rain storms and thunderstorms, not to mention hurricane season on the horizon! It’s possible that a moving time can change so that you and your belongings are safe. Ask your mover about how weather conditions might affect your schedule.

From Parkland to Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach to Boca, following these simple moving suggestions will help make moving to South Florida a success!