Moving Locally In South Florida
Most moves are local, usually within the same state or region and can range from local residential moves such as from an apartment to a home or storage facility or it could be a commercial relocation, such as from one business location to a new warehouse. For any type of relocation though, it should be as hassle free as possible by using proper planning and management which can be better handled by a professional moving company instead of imploring friends and family since there is an expectation that pro movers will make the process go smoother with less effort on the part of the family or staff involved in the move. In reality, there is still a substantial investment of time and responsibility still by all parties, which is what we emphasize for any upcoming moves throughout Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach counties booked with Sunset Moving and Storage. Therefore, communicating openly throughout the process is critical since those multiple touch-points from the initial estimate and coordination of the pick-up to storage and unloading at the final destination as well as proper follow-up after the transition is complete helps maintain a high level of quality throughout.
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Local Residential Moving Tips
Before moving, it would be a good time to downsize and decide which belongings are worth retaining. By parting with items, it gives you fewer objects to deal with and allows for a fresh start to redecorate. For instance, if you haven’t touched an item in a year, it’s likely that you don’t really need it. Consider holding a garage sale of all the items that you either haven’t used frequently or haven’t even unboxed from your last move. Items that are deepest in storage are likely items that you could part with. Also if an item’s replacement value isn’t very high, getting rid of it could be an option. However, if it’s an item that you would definitely seek to replace within the next year, you’re probably better off taking it with you. Of the things that you want to keep, you can focus on organizing things in trays, boxes, and other storage containers that will make them far easier to transport. At the same time, you may want to disassemble any items that you’re going to be storing (or that are simply cumbersome to move), such as shelving and certain items of furniture. If you prefer, Sunset Moving & Storage could do this as well too and organize it in this way. However, if you are seeking to save money in the moving process and you have time to do this, doing this yourself would be a good use of time.
Local Commercial Moving Tips
In regards to commercial moving advice, businesses tend to accumulate a lot of paperwork and duplicate items that could be unnecessary to transport. Perhaps the new storefront or office location has certain items like built-in like microwaves or fans and self-regulated temperature as well as cubicles and desks, which may make retaining similar items irrelevant. There could be certain circumstances that may need to be followed with corporate moves such as removing and unpacking items during off-hours to minimize the impact on the business or other businesses in the same office park or perhaps entering and exiting via loading docks and service elevators for instance. These rules and regulations vary for business offices throughout South Florida from West Palm Beach and Boca Raton to Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Miami. Other considerations regarding office moving include planning ahead with your IT staff so that all communications plans, such as phone connections, internet plans, and technical equipment and servers are transferred over. Your operations staff may also be very busy coordinating either moving inventory, supplies or equipment from one warehouse to another which we can assist in with proper planning and by maintaining that important flow of communication throughout.
Also, it would be good to establish in advance who’s responsible for moving which items with us as your mover. For instance, there are plenty of things best left for your movers to ship such as large things like appliances and large or odd-shaped pieces of furniture such as a piano. Certain smaller or more portable items could be better kept with you jewelry, heirlooms, smaller antiques and mementos or even small boxes that are personal and sensitive such as legal correspondence, financial documents, business papers, contracts, and deeds. Most long-distance moving companies won’t assume liability for items like these and its better to keep those precious possessions close to you anyhow. In parallel to this would be creating an item list of everything you’re transporting to your new home and partition the list on what is with you vs. the movers so that it can serve as a checklist as you unloading your items. As you’re making that list, start alerting your friends, family, and close business associates of your relocation while discontinuing your utilities at your current residence while turning on the utilities for your new home. Decide what you wish to do with any unused food & supplies and house plants that may perish or cause more issues transporting and what your plan is for any pets. Lastly, don’t forget to use carpet shields as you move out and move in since they’ll protect from filth and other funk or ask us and we’ll provide that for you!