Hiring Local Movers – A Comprehensive Guide

This comprehensive guide to hiring local movers in South Florida will put all of your moving worries to rest. When you want a job done right, you want someone who knows what they’re doing. You want people who have experience, knowledge, and a good reputation. At Safebound Moving & Storage, our movers come with all of that and much more. You’re moving across town, not across the country. Lucky you! While local moves may seem less daunting than long-distance hauls, there’s still plenty to plan.

Our comprehensive guide will answer all of your questions about moving locally. Skip to the end if you want specifics about moving locally in South Florida.


Hiring Experts vs. Moving Yourself

Now, for the serious part of our comprehensive moving guide. While moving can be an extremely exciting time in your life, it can also be one of the most stressful. You might have a four-bedroom house to pack up or you might have a studio apartment. No matter the size, the move is sure to cause a bit of worry. A quick fix is turning the labor and logistics over to the professionals. Don’t break your back (literally) or rush around and end up breaking valuables. Instead, hire an expert to get the job done efficiently and carefully. Professional local movers are experienced in the hard work — lifting, protecting, packing, loading, and unloading. You wouldn’t hire just anyone to work on your car; you’d hire an experienced mechanic. Think of moving the same way.


Local Residential Movers

Moving into a new home can be an extremely stressful time. But, whether you’re moving into a bigger house, your first home, a new high-rise, or a new mansion, our safe local movers will make sure the job is done right and done safely. This comprehensive moving guide should already be putting your mind at ease.

There really is no “one size fits all” when it comes to moving. We understand you and your family have individual needs that our movers don’t take lightly. We can move college students into their new apartments, growing families into bigger homes, or elderly loved ones into assisted living facilities. No matter what your moving needs are, we’re sure to exceed your expectations.

On the day of your move, our movers will show up at your house and plan precisely how they’ll get your belongings out of your home and into the moving truck(s). They will carefully wrap everything and move them into the trucks. With years of experience, our movers have packed everything from one-bedroom apartments to estates within mansions. They know how to keep everything safe and secure from the moment they arrive.

Once the truck(s) are packed up, our licensed drivers will carefully navigate traffic in our GPS-monitored trucks to your new home. Once there, our movers will take all the same care and caution as they did while packing your stuff to unpack it all. Then, they’ll place everything wherever you want in your new residence.

While moving into a new home is exciting, it certainly has its challenges. We’re here to make sure your moving experience is smooth and easy. Let our professional movers make moving into your next home stress and worry-free.


Local Commercial Movers

This moving guide is here for commercial clients, as well. If your business is expanding, downsizing, or moving to a new location, our trusted commercial moving company is here to make your relocation easy. No office space is too big or too small. Professional local commercial movers take the guesswork out of the equations. We have experience moving small businesses, local branches, or even converting a home office into a permanent office downtown or vice versa.

When moving your office, you should take some pre-emptive measures to ensure your office move goes smoothly. First, you’ll want to know exactly what you have in your office. Have one of your employees take an inventory of everything that’s going to the new space. Taking the time to do this ensures nothing gets left behind and lets your movers know what kind of services your move will require.

You’ll certainly want to alert everyone you do business with that you’re relocating. This includes clients and parts, as well as any other entities that need to send you mail.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do is coordinate with your staff. The last thing you want is an employee injuring him or herself while trying to move desks or office furniture. Assure your employees that you hired trusted commercial movers to handle the heavy lifting and all they need to do is pack the small items from their desks.


Timing & Cost

Most people make their moves in the summer. The weather is typically favorable and the kids are on summer break. However, because summer is when everybody is trying to move, moving companies will be incredibly busy this time of year. If you want to move in the summer, we recommend you schedule your move as far as possible in advance to secure your preferred dates and keep costs as low as possible.

It also isn’t a bad idea to move in the off-season, between October and early May. That’s when you’ll get the most flexible dates and cheapest costs, even on short notice. But, no matter when you decide to move, we recommend you call our professional moving company a least four to six weeks in advance.

Typically, you won’t have to pay more than a 15% deposit at the time of booking. That deposit is due once the details are finalized and the moving date is scheduled. The remaining balance is due when your belongings are delivered to their new location before the movers begin unloading the truck(s).


Storage & Decluttering

Moving isn’t only an opportunity to make a fresh start in a new home. Moving is a golden opportunity to get rid of things you’ve been holding on to. Your new home might not be as spacious as your old one, or you’re finally ready to let go of some things. Whatever the case, we strongly recommend you decide what isn’t essential or what you don’t need in your new home immediately. Decluttering can not only reduce the cost of your move, but it can also help set the course for the new life you’re building.

If you don’t want to bring everything but don’t want to get rid of some things, consider storing some belongings. Our full-service storage company provides anything clients could need. Your belongings will be kept in our secure, climate-controlled warehouse equipped with high-definition CCTV cameras. Additionally, we provide round-the-clock security personnel. We are your trusted solution to all of your storage needs.


Moving Protection & Valuation

If your belongings are damaged while in transit, moving companies offer two types of protection by law. These protections are not insurance, but liabilities of the moving company. The first, limited liability protection, known as Released Value Protection, means the company is liable for up to 60 cents per pound per article. The cost of Released Value Protection is included in the base moving price. More protection is offered with Full Value Protection at an additional charge. With this option, the company is liable for all lost, damaged, or destroyed goods. The company will either repair, replace, or offer a cash settlement. Remember, valuation isn’t insurance. If you wish to purchase insurance, contact your insurance provider.


Moving Local in South Florida

Before getting into the logistics of our moving guide, let’s tell you about South Florida. South Florida is world-renowned for its beaches, food, and culture. White-sand beaches stretch across the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Straits of Florida. Thriving Central American and Caribbean culture mean authentic food year-round. The booming tourism industry means you never know who you’ll run into or what languages you’ll hear at the beach. Young people are making the move to South Florida from around the world to get their feet wet in a flourishing business community.

There’s something for absolutely everyone in this paradise. Our reliable moving company can get you here hassle-free. You won’t believe how easy we make the move. Keep reading to see how our local movers are highly qualified to make your next move as easy as possible.


Moving in South Florida Weather

Floridians have a love-hate relationship with the weather. It’s the Sunshine State and it certainly lives up to its nickname. You’d be hard-pressed to find a day of the year that wasn’t full of sunshine. All that sun, however, means it’s hot. And when we say hot, we mean hot. Temperatures hover in the high-80s to mid-90s with a healthy dose of humidity. Rain is also no joke in South Florida. It comes without warning and pours heavily for a short amount of time. Then, the sun will be back out like it never even left. We know you don’t want to spend days, or even weeks, packing up your stuff and loading it into trucks in that kind of heat or unpredictable rain.

That’s why we highly suggest you let our dependable local movers do the heavy — and light — lifting. Our crews are well adapted to South Florida weather. The heat, humidity, and rain simply mean another day on the job for our movers. We’re licensed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We guarantee our movers will get the job done quickly and carefully.

We train our movers to keep your belongings and home safe and clean, no matter what the weather has in store for the day of your move. Our trucks are fully equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at us. We use rain runners and tarps to ensure your belongings and home stay dry.

Even the shortest-distance moves can become headaches if you aren’t adequately prepared, especially in the South Florida weather. The sun might beat you down or the rain might delay your move. No matter what the weather has in store for us, your possessions will be absolutely safe and secure when you move with our professional moving company. Call us today to schedule your move or contact us for a free quote.


Moving in South Florida Traffic

An often overlooked item on the moving agenda is physically getting your belongings from Point A to Point B safely. The actual driving is frequently an afterthought. A traffic accident is one of the last things you want while moving all of your possessions. That’s why our licensed drivers take special care to ensure they get everything you own from your old home to your new home in one piece. Our local drivers are familiar with the roads and traffic patterns they’ll be taking to get your stuff to where it needs to be. They all also have the experience and repertoire to put your mind at ease while your valuables are in the moving truck.

To put your mind more at ease, all of our trucks are GPS-tracked. At any time during the move, we can let you know precisely where the truck(s) carrying your belongings are. They are also all speed-monitored, adding an extra layer of accountability. When you hire Safebound Moving & Storage, you’re hiring an experienced team to make your move as stress-free as possible.


Moving Made Easy

We hope our comprehensive guide to hiring local movers helped calm some of your moving worries. Moving is such a huge decision that can come with loads of headaches. When you hire a trusted and professional local moving company, you can rest easy knowing your move is in good hands. Don’t make moving harder than it has to be. Leave the complex logistics and heavy lifting to the pros.