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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.
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.
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.
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.