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Movers in Florida

 

iMoving was created to fill a void within the moving sector. Individuals and companies who would search for Florida moving companies had a hard time finding reliable providers. They would end up dealing with movers who were deceitful, unprofessional or rude.

 

With iMoving, it is possible to hire the most professional and courteous local Florida movers, without paying over the odds. We are not a moving broker, as we provide a moving referral service. We connect people with the movers who offer the services they need, while providing a platform for booking services and making payments.

 

Visit the iMoving page, enter the relevant zip codes and other information about your move, and we will match you up with local or long-distance moving companies in Florida that offer the services you are seeking. Every company that is part of the iMoving network is thoroughly vetted.

 

When you are dealing with an iMoving.com recommended mover, you will know that our team personally researched the company to ensure they have been in business for at least a few years, have a certificate of insurance, and live up to the standards we set for all movers within our network.

Individuals and companies can also hire movers through our platform, as we allow you to pay the initial deposit and receive a binding quote on your local or long distance move.

 

Moving Services in Florida

 

The companies within the iMoving network offer a range of moving services. It is important for individuals, couples and families to understand that not every mover provides the full range of moving services. It is why entering the full details about your potential move onto the iMoving.com site is helpful when you are searching for a mover in Florida.

 

Here is the full range of moving services offered by companies that are a part of the iMoving.com network.

 

  • Local Moving: Local moves are defined as being within a single state. If you are moving to a nearby town or within Florida, then you will be able to get affordable assistance from local movers that operate within the state. If you are moving from one end of the state to another, it is possible the move may be classified as long distance, which is why it is best to confirm the classification of your move with the moving provider.
  • Long-Distance Moving: Moves that involve crossing state lines are classified as long distance moves. Even if you are moving to a town 50 miles away in another state, it is a long distance move. Many long distance moves may also be referred to as cross country. For instance, moving from California to Florida is a cross country move. Such moves will cost more than local moving, given the mileage and time involved in the operation.
  • Packing Services: If you do not want to go through the hassle of packing or unpacking your belongings, you can request a full moving service from a local or long-distance moving company. Such a service involves packing, loading, unloading and unpacking. It is also possible to only request a packing or loading service, if you are trying to save money on your move.

 

Many movers within the iMoving.com network also provide special packing services for heavy, delicate or valuable items.

 

  • Boxes and Supplies: If you are hoping to pack up your possessions yourself, you can request moving boxes and professional supplies from a moving company. It will be easier than trying to buy all these items on your own, while you still save money compared to a full packing service.

 

  • Business Services: Business relocations are often different from residential moves, as they involve moving business files, equipment, electronic workstations and other items.

 

iMoving can put you in touch with moving companies that specialize in moving small to medium sizes businesses within and outside of Florida.

 

  • Storage: If you are committed to a Florida move, but you have not found a long term apartment or house, you may need to keep your items in short term storage in the city where you are moving.

 

iMoving can help connect you with a moving provider that offers moving and storage services. These companies can help you pack up your items, transport them to the city in Florida where you are moving, and then keep them at a storage facility until you are ready to receive the items.

 

Things To Keep In Mind Before Hiring Movers in Florida

 

Located in the southeastern United States, Florida is one of the largest states in the nation with a population of 20 million. The capital Tallahassee is one of its major cities, along with Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

 

Florida is known for its warm and humid climate, with the summers being hot and the winters mild. Surrounded by the water, Florida is home to many beautiful beaches, theme parks and the Latin American influence from Mexican, Cuban and other Hispanic immigrants.

 

When you are in the final stages of planning a move to Florida, it can feel as though so much has to get done in a short space of time. Aside from hiring reliable local or long distance movers, here are a few things to keep in mind before completing your move to the Sunshine State.

 

Do NOT Pay Large Deposits

 

Most moving companies have a policy of requiring a deposit before they provide moving services. But you should ensure that it is a small amount - no more than 10 to 15 percent of the binding quote for all expenses.

 

And pay the deposit with a credit card that provides you with full protection, as you can conduct a charge back should you have any trouble with the movers. As an extra precaution, we recommend booking and paying for moving services through the iMoving.com portal, as we provide you with extra protection.

 

Forward Your Mail

 

So many individuals and families make the mistake of not forwarding their mail before they move out of their current residence. It leads to a few weeks of mail piling up at the old address, before they realize they forgot to forward it!

 

Plan a trip to your local post office a week before you are moving. It is a good time to have your mail forwarded to the new address where you will be living in Florida. You can even fill out a change of address form and other relevant paperwork.

 

Arrange Utilities

 

Depending on where you live, you may have to close out some or all of your utility contracts before moving. Check to see what companies offer electric, gas, water, internet and cable services in the city where you are planning to live.

 

If any of the companies are the same as the ones you currently have a contract with - you can have your agreement adjusted for your new address. They will transfer the bill from your current residence, so you are not paying for days when you do not live there.

 

With other companies, you will have to close out the account completely and then open up a new one when you move to Florida. Depending on the city where you live, some companies may allow you to sign up for utilities online. Others may have you call in to confirm your new account. Some may even require you to put down a deposit.

 

Claim Tax Deductions

 

Did you know that you can claim expenses charged by Southern Florida movers as tax deductions in many instances? This includes expenses for relocation that your employer did not pay for.

 

Ensure that you keep all the receipts for your move, including the binding quote and your final bill. Now you will have all the relevant information come tax season.

 

Commonly Asked Questions When Moving to Florida

 

Before booking a mover for your upcoming move to Florida, it is important to have a full understanding of the process. Here are detailed answers to some commonly asked questions when people are moving to Florida locally or long distance:

 

What is an hourly rate for movers?

 

Many moving companies have an hourly rate for local moves, especially ones that are within the same city or to a nearby city.

 

The hourly rate includes services such as loading, unloading, packing, assembly, disassembly, and driving the moving truck to the destination. It is common for movers to have a minimum number of hours you must book for a local move.

 

Are the Florida movers recommended by iMoving.com licensed?

 

Yes, every local and long distance mover within our network is authenticated by the department of transport or the Florida government. They also have a Certificate of Insurance. For peace of mind, you can always ask the movers for proof of their authentication and certification, along with the moving insurance they hold.

 

Do I need to insure my possessions?

 

Professional moving companies within our network hold liability coverage that extends to your possessions, should something go wrong during the moving process.

 

It is best to choose Florida movers that offer full value protection, where you get the total value of your belongings should they be damaged or lost. If you have any valuable items, you may want to purchase0extra insurance separately or through the mover for those possessions.

 

Is it possible to get a binding moving quote?

 

Yes, movers within our network will offer you a final quote when they have seen your possessions in person. This quote is 100 percent binding, which means there are no hidden or surprise fees when your move is complete.

 

To ensure that you are protected, arrange your payment through the iMoving.com portal. We will not release payment until a week after your move is complete, which gives you enough time to ensure that everything went smoothly and all your possessions are intact.

 

Do movers provide a timetable for the move?

 

Yes, professional movers will provide you with a detailed timetable for the entire process. You will arrange a date for them to come to your home or apartment, where they will pack and/or load items onto the moving truck.

 

If it is a local move, they will move the items to your new residence the same day. The arrival time for a long distance move will depend on the distance involved, but you should get a binding arrival date from the moving provider in such a situation.

 

Easiest Ways to Lower Moving Costs

 

Moving can be an expensive endeavor, especially if you are moving long distance. Many individuals and families want to save money on their move, while ensuring it is a smooth and hassle-free process.

 

One of the most effective ways to lower moving costs is by deciding what moving services you need the most.

 

1. Pack Yourself

 

A full service move is very appealing, as the movers will take care of everything from packing to loading to moving to unpacking. But a full service move can be expensive for some families, especially when moving cross country.

 

If you are willing to pack and unpack your possessions, you can save some money on the move. It will take up a couple days of your time, but the savings may be worth it to many people.

 

2. Move Off-Season

 

It is not always possible to dictate when you move to a new city. But if you are able to move during the off-season, which is the fall and winter months, you can save money on your move.

 

Demand for moving services is higher in the summer, as kids are out of school, students are done with college and everyone tries to complete their move before the academic year begins in August or September.

 

3. Downsize

 

Moving can be an incredible opportunity to downsize your possessions. Say you have a three bedroom home that is full of possessions, and of course you want to save money on your move.

 

When you move fewer possessions, the movers spend less time packing and loading your items, while they can also use a smaller truck. That adds to a lot of saved expenses.

 

So go through the various rooms in your home, including the garage and storage areas. If there are items that you no longer need, or have not used in years, it may be time to donate, sell or throw them away before your big move to Florida.

 

4. Compare Quotes

 

One of the advantages of hiring movers through the iMoving.com network is that you can easily discover the top movers in Florida that offer the services you require. Instead of going with the first company that offers you a competitive quote, shop around.

 

Enquire about the price for services you need from three or four companies. Have a professional from two of those companies come to your location, so they can assess your items in person and offer you a binding quote. Now you can pick the lowest binding quote that includes every service you require.

 

Final Thoughts

 

iMoving.com was built to ensure the moving process is stress-free and cost effective for individuals, couples, families and small businesses. Instead of spending hours trying to find reliable and affordable Florida moving companies, you can get it done in minutes by using our referral service.

 

Now that you understand the various moving services offered by movers, you can ensure that you get the help you need for your big move to Florida. And you can save money by strategically choosing the services that are most relevant to your needs.

 

What to Throw Away When you Move - iMoving.com

Moving to a new place can be hectic and expensive; hence it is important to find out ways to make moving a bit easier. So many items and property in your house, from the basement to the bedroom make for the very important question of what to keep and what to throw away before you move to your new home. This is because the size and weight of your belongings is an important factor that determines the cost of your move, so when the size and weight are less, the moving cost is cheaper.

 

Thinking out the items you can throw away when you move, can be troubling, but some of these items are those which you should really get rid of before moving.

 

The Best Tips on What to Throw Away When you Move

 

1. Clothing and shoes you don’t love or wear

 

If there is clothing or shoes, you feel you wouldn't buy again if, given a chance to, there is no need to keep such an item. Check what fits you and what doesn't fit anymore, and you can donate that bulk of clothing to charity or give it out to friend. Completely discard those that have no use anymore, even on someone else. Shoes are difficult to pack and can be heavier than they seem, so you can let go of pairs that you haven’t worn in many months.

 

2. Towels

 

If you do your laundry on a regular basis, you don’t actually have a need for too many towels, and they are also very space-consuming than you might think. They are cheap to get and very bulky to pack up, and in reality, they should be replaced regularly, so get your bathroom in your new home looking sweet and bright with the presence of a new towel and stay hygienic as well. Throw away your old towels before moving into your new apartment.

 

3. Unread books and those you won't read

 

Books make up for the most items that make packing boxes heavier, and this increases the price of moving especially in long-distance cases. If you decide to move with all your books, you will be charged for a full-service packing, and this will cost even higher. Lighten the weight of your luggage when moving and prevent these books from taking up useful space in your new apartment by getting rid of those books on your shelves you hardly or never read. You can screen them and decide on which ones to donate so that someone else can enjoy and benefit from them.

 

4. Old and Expired drugs

 

One of the areas in the house which is less checked during clean up is the medicine cabinet, so moving creates an opportunity to recheck your medicine cabinet and get rid of those drugs which are too old or that are expired. This does not just only save space, but it saves lives as well because when drugs have gone past their expiration dates, they become less potent. This means that if you are taking such drugs for a particular illness or health challenge, it may not work effectively and you may not be getting the right dosage. So it is important to stay safe and healthy by using the opportunity moving brings, to throw such drugs away.

 

5. Your cups and mugs

 

When you look into your kitchen cabinet and take out a mug or a cup to get some coffee or tea, you are met with a vast array of such cups and mugs which may be cracked, old and faded, or even ones that don’t match each other and look like a nuisance in your cabinet.

 

You may obsess over some cups or mugs because of how they are nicely designed or the inscriptions they have written on them. These cups or mugs may have been collected over the years, but it is surely time to throw them out. Getting rid of these old, un-matching kitchenware means you will pack fewer boxes which in turn means an easier moving experience for you. It also gives you a chance to start over and collect new dishes that match.

 

6. Plastic containers

 

Over time you must have consciously or unknowingly kept a bulk of plastic containers either for leftovers or in preparation for future use. Most times, however, we are not even able to find lids to such containers. Packing all these containers will be time-consuming, and they probably won't be useful as even more of these containers will be packed subsequently at your new place. So go through the collection of these containers and brutally reach a decision to throw away or thrash them.

 

7. Old magazines and notebooks

 

There is always going to be a pile of magazines lying around your home if you store up old papers or if you have catalog subscriptions. You can keep the current ones but throw away or get rid of those very old ones. Donating such magazines to libraries, offices or salons is never a bad idea.

If you have old notebooks that you don't have a use for anymore, you should throw them away before you move. If there are some you have barely written in and would like to save the contents; you can do so by ripping out the important pages and putting them all in a folder. The chances of resurrecting an old notebook that you have written in and given up on, are close to zero or nothing so it will be very thoughtful to just throw such books away when moving.

 

8. Old makeup or bath products

 

A move to a new place comes with a new you, so stick to only makeup that makes you look and feel fabulous because there will be lots of time to experiment on new ideas of beauty products when you move and settle into your new place. Also, whether it is an old perfume bottle, soap, make-up items or an empty bottle of shampoo or lotion, get rid of these old bath products before you move and thrash anything that is expired and no longer being used.

 

The following table displays what to throw away when you move:

 

No. What to Throw Away When you Move
1. Clothing and shoes you don’t love or wear
2. Towels
3. Unread books and those you won't read
4. Old and expired drugs
5. Your cups and mugs
6. Plastic containers
7. Old magazines and notebooks
8. Old makeup or bath products
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    Owners of hot tubs love having one. Hot tubs are perfect for relaxing in after a long day of work, letting the stress melt away. They are also a fun thing to have when you have people over, allowing you to hang out in the hot tub with your friends or significant other. There is really nothing negative about having a hot tub when you really think about it.

     

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    With all of that said, let’s look at some a few questions asked by people who are moving hot tubs, and address them in detail. You’ll find plenty of valuable information here that will assist you when the time comes to move your hot tub to your new home, so you can continue enjoying it whether you’re by yourself, your partner, or friends and family.

     

    Can you put a hot tub on its side to move it?

     

    It is relatively easy to move a hot tub with a truck, a trailer, and the help of some of your buddies. It is best maneuvered around when the hot tub is turned on its side. It is completely safe to move a hot tub like this so long as the folks moving it are careful and take precautions. Here are a few things you can do to move your hot tub safely on its side.

     

    • Get prepared. Under your hot tub, there exist many wires and lines for plumbing. Damaging these could hurt the operation of your entire hot tub, so you will want to make sure that they all stay secured. Bundling them up together and storing them somewhere separate is a good idea so that the hot tub is empty and freely able to be moved to its side.

     

    • It is heavy. Don’t forget, your hot tub is not going to be something light that you will be able to just pick up and move with ease. A hot tub can weigh more than 800 pounds, you’re going to want to keep that in mind and make sure you have the necessary precautions in place. Make sure an adult is at each corner of the hot tub to help handle the lifting, having everyone lift up the tub and then gently placing it on its side.

     

    • Moving it. The moving process for hot tubs is not a difficult one, but just a matter of simple coordination and good planning. After the hot tub is on its side, it is time to move it. You can put a few two by four boards under the side of your hot tub to keep it from being damaged when you are pushing it along on the appliance dolly. Secure the hot tub to the dolly, and ensure you have measured any entrances or exits in advance so you will know that the hot tub is going to fit through.

     

    • Be safe! It is important to remember to take the proper safety precautions when moving your hot tub. It isn’t light, so remember to do the proper lifting to avoid knee and back problems. If you’re not properly attentive to the task when moving the hot tub, you run the risk of injuring yourself, other people, or the hot tub, so make sure you are careful and communicate with the people helping you. Take as many breaks as you need so you don’t overexert yourself.

     

    How do you drain a hot tub with a garden hose?

     

    Before moving your hot tub, you’re obviously going to have to ensure that there is no water in it. It is definitely possible to drain your hot tub with a garden hose, and we’re going to show you some easy steps to get on the path to making sure your hot tub is nice and drained for when the time comes to move it to its new home.

     

    Step 1. Put the end of the hose into the tub, straight into the water. Turn on the hose until there are no bubbles and water coming from the end of it.

     

    Step 2. Turn off the hose and disconnect it from your faucet. Crimping the hose and taking it to the lowest point in the yard, allow the water to pour out of the hose by gravity. Easy enough.

     

    Step 3. Going back to the hot tub, you’ll want to make sure the garden hose stays at the bottom of the tub until the level of the water drops more. You can position the end of the hose to the lowest point of the tub when the water is almost drained. This will allow the remainder of the water to be sucked out.

     

    How much does it cost to move a hot tub?

     

    If you think you’d rather have a professional moving company handle moving your hot tub instead of worrying about doing it yourself, there are plenty of companies to choose from. If you’re going to go this route, you will, of course, want to know what you’ll be paying for the privilege.

     

    The average price in the United States for moving a hot tub professionally is anywhere in the range of $280 to $300. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that the professional movers have the equipment, skills, and knowledge necessary to move your hot tub safely and easily, taking the worry and the stress off of you and helping you get your hot tub to your new home.

     

    A few things can affect the final cost of moving your hot tub. Some of these could include the size of the hot tub, how far the tub is going, whether it needs to be moved up or downstairs, and additional services such as disposal of an older tub or removing or installing the tub’s wiring.

     

    It doesn’t matter what size your hot tub is, professional movers will know exactly what to do. If you’re thinking of having your hot tub moved professionally and not having to worry about dealing with it yourself, get in touch with one of your local hot tub moving companies today by giving them a call, and most will be happy to come out and take a look at your hot tub, ask a few questions about the move, and give you an estimate.

     

    How do you transport a hot tub in a truck?

     

    If you’ve never moved a hot tub yourself, you may be overwhelmed and not sure which processes to follow. Don’t worry, this is entirely normal. Luckily for you, we have gotten together some information you will need to follow to make sure you are moving your hot tub safely and efficiently.

     

    You want to make sure you do the job safely so you don’t get hurt, as well as so you don’t damage your hot tub. This way, you’ll be able to keep using it for a long time after the move.

     

    Moving a hot tub can be a bit of a challenge. After all, they can weigh up to 900 pounds without water in them. When you add water to the hot tub, it can weigh up to a whopping 6000 pounds. That is no joke of weight to be messing with, so you want to make sure you do everything right.

     

    If having a professional moving company handle this job is out of the question for you, follow these steps to make moving your hot tub on a truck safer and easier on you.

     

    1. Gather your supplies. You’ll want to make sure you have all your moving supplies ahead of time. You should have moving straps, appliance dollies, large pieces of plywood, and some cleaning supplies. You can find most of these items at a store like Home Depot or Lowe’s.

     

    1. Reserve a moving truck. Not just any regular truck can handle hauling a hot tub. You’ll want to make sure you have at least a 15-foot truck to rent. Reserve it for a day ahead of your move so you can comfortably load it up. One of the most popular truck rental solutions is U-Haul.

     

    1. Find some help. You won’t be achieving the mammoth task of moving a hot tub on your own--so gather some friends. You’ll want at minimum three friends helping you out, this way four people can move the tub, one on each of its corners.

     

    1. Disconnect and drain the tub. This one shouldn’t come as a surprise, but you won’t be able to move the hot tub if it’s full of water.

     

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    When you’re looking for the perfect solution to moving your hot tub professionally, look no further than iMoving. We have assembled a network of some of the best professional moving companies around, and they are properly equipped and certified to move your hot tub with ease, saving you the stress and the hassle! If you’re ready to get your hot tub moved, give iMoving a visit today to see what we can do for you.

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