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Agent of the Month for Bekins Vanlines

It is with great honor, the team at White Glove Moving & Storage proudly accepts the award for Agent of the Month from Bekins Vanlines. In fact, this is the 4th time we have been bestowed the title. Since joining the Bekins family in 2016, we have been aligned with top notch professionals passing that extra expertise along to our customers of the Treasure Coast.  During and post covid, the country started to move at a faster pace than before. Thanks to the hard work and professionalism of our crews and our fellow Bekins team members, we were able to satisfy the requests of thousands of customers.

Headquartered in Vero Beach, FL, we are proud to operate over 50,000 square-feet of climate controlled warehouse space. As Treasure Coast movers,  White Glove is  a single source for all of our customers relocation needs. This includes:  packing, loading, and transportation of household goods for individual residents and their families – both locally and long distance – to corporate relocation of employees for large corporations. As another staple within the company, White Glove also does a robust commercial business relocating businesses and their office equipment as well as furniture, fixtures, and equipment for a variety of industries.

With over 350 agents nationwide, each with  their own drivers the  quality controls and commitment to excellence from Bekins is second to none.  As a result, the award is created by Bekins Van Lines to highlight agents that exemplifies founders John and Martin Bekins’ philosophy of putting customers first and the characteristics of quality, professionalism, empathy for customers, fellow agents, drivers and Bekins employees. Again, this is a wonderful testament to the dedication of our team.

Additionally, White Glove Moving & Storage has earned the distinction of ProMover with the American Moving & Storage Association earning numerous sales awards throughout the years as well as accolades from local realtor associations, chambers, Move for Hunger Agent of the Year for 2018 and the distinguished Torch Award for Business Ethics from the Better Business Bureau.

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Looking to Save Money and Pack Yourself?

It is common knowledge in the moving industry, that there are pros and cons to having customers pack themselves. In this blog, we are going to be covering those options and offer up some interesting solutions. Firstly, without a doubt, you will save money if you pack yourself.

Why? Because a full house pack is as much labor as the full loading and unloading process. Whether your professional movers arrive a day or two in advance or if you hire a 3rd party packer, travel costs along with labor and materials are going to equal out to nearly the cost of the move itself. Now, there are plenty of times when this cost is justifiable. For example, if you have limited time to give to packing; have the pros do it. Or, if you have several high value items; have the pros do it. Whether you are moving across the street or the country, whatever is packed by the owner is not covered under the moving company’s protection coverage. During the complimentary survey, the explanation and scenarios surrounding valuation coverage are explained at length. Thus, leaving the clients to determine what makes the most sense for their move and their budget.

Secondly, packing yourself allows you to sort items and potentially get rid of pieces you will not need or use in y our new home. After years of research, it has been proven that families collect thousands of extra pounds of household items for each decade they live in their home. Hence, if you are a family that in now becoming an empty nester for the first time or moving simply moving a house that is not your primary residence; packing yourself if likely a great option. However, if you are a family moving into a bigger home and time is scarce, it is likely valuable for the professionals to get it all done for you quickly. Or, if you are not in the area during the time of the move, knowing the team at White Glove can handle all the packing is a wonderful solution.

Therefore, knowing that each move is different and the needs of the customers as diverse as they are themselves; White Glove created some packages for families and individuals interested in packing themselves. Whatever the catalyst to your decision of packing a bulk of the items yourself, our team wants to be sure you are using quality materials to get it done. By having a four-ply box, it is better suited for stacking and handling long distances. Additionally, with our user friendly kits, the items suggested for each box are spelt out along with top of the line tape. In summary, the kits are available for purchase at our office whether you are moving with us or not. In fact, many individuals can benefit from just the materials themselves in the event they are settling up a small apartment after the passing of a senior or an estate. However, if you are hiring our team at White Glove Moving & Storage for your move, arrangements can be made for the kids to be delivered in the event pick up at the office is not convenient.

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What to Know When Moving Post Covid

 

Though the world as we knew it shut down in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, a whole new trend emerged; the ability to work from anywhere. Thus, many families and professionals found solace in being able to move back to their hometowns or seek new lifestyles outside of densely populated cities. That freedom directly launched a nationwide uptick in real estate transactions. Which then also created added volume to the ancillary businesses that support the real estate agents; all during a time when labor force was at an all time low.

Planning a move in 2021 into 2022? Here’s a few things to keep in mind from the Treasure Coast’s most trusted moving and storage providers, interstate agents with Bekins Vanlines, White Glove Moving & Storage.

  1. Schedule in Advance.

Pre-covid it was common for a company White Glove’s size, 16 trucks and nearly 50 full time employees, could service a local or an interstate move with as little as 7-14 days’ notice. However, with nationwide labor low and pockets of covid outbreaks still occurring, it is highly recommended to book your survey and discuss moving dates before even listing your property. Many top-rated companies are booking out 4-6 weeks in advance for both local and nationwide moving services; don’t delay.

 

  1. Accountability.

Many smaller movers bid low with a non-bound price that is sure to go up, require a deposit and then come moving day are unable to service your move. Why? They want the work but run into weather delays or labor shortages that make it impossible to show up when you need them most. On average our White Glove office receives 3-5 calls daily with devastated consumers who had “no-show” movers. When your moving date is critical to uphold, you need to know you are hiring movers that are accountable to show up and stick by their price which is based on: experience, reputation and a sound foundation.

 

  1. Used Materials.

Due to covid liability, used boxes and other materials are not available as before. Thus, make sure to get an idea of how much material you will need to pack yourself when receiving your free moving quote. Often, professional movers such as White Glove will offer material discounts if hired as the moving partner and will arrange for box delivery. Packing kits are also available for purchase at White Glove’s office located at 2175 45th St in Vero Beach for those looking to pack up for a home remodel or estate downsizing project and not in need of hiring a moving company. Keep in mind, if you wish to have your professional moving team do the packing it can be arranged cost effectively and all materials will be new.

 

For other moving questions, whether moving locally or to another state, or to setup a complimentary survey visit White Glove online at www.WhiteGloveUSA.com or call 772-778-4750.

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White Glove Moving During Covid-19

During these unprecedented times, White Glove Moving & Storage is proud to still offer top-notch moving during Covid-19.  Additionally, we provide packing, storage, delivery and installation services throughout Florida.  Furthermore, for those moving long distance we assist people and businesses relocating into or out of the Treasure Coast area.

That is to say, there are several steps we are taking to help ensure the safety of our employees, customers and their goods. Firstly, we have employee screenings prior to the start of each workday.  For instance, daily checking temperatures and asking questions about how staff are feeling and what exposure they may have had.  Certainly, this helps alleviate concerns customers have moving during Covid-19.

Secondly, we are asking pre-screening questions provided by the CDC to all our customers.  When? Both before a survey and their actual move day. As a result, that helps add a level of comfort to the staff as they leave our facility each morning.

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Thirdly, we made our sanitation kits more robust for each truck. Presently, these include gloves, masks, hand sanitizer along with disinfectant spray and wipes.  As a result, our movers wear these items while performing the moves when applicable.  Additionally, the sprays and wipes are used on hard surfaces throughout the day.  Lastly, the trucks are cleaned thoroughly each evening.

As an extra step, we were able to create a portable hand washing station for each Treasure Coast moving truck.  To clarify, these kits include: 3-gallon water filled hard plastic jugs with spigots, sanitizing liquid soap and c-fold towels. Most importantly, hand washing helps stop the spread for those moving during Covid-19.

To summarize, at White Glove Moving & Storage we are an essential service.  In the world at large, real estate transactions are still happening. Throughout our nation, people are  moving locally and into new states. Now more than ever, the need for a professional mover has risen.  For example, folks moving from Michigan to the Treasure Coast of Florida may have thought they’d pack themselves. With the current travel ban, as Treasure Coast movers, we now need to perform their full pack prior to moving day.  Another example,  is that firm hours of operation are in place for several homeowners’ associations. Hence, what we can do in a matter of hours would take regular people double the time. Moreover, renting a truck and trying to find labor for moving during covid-19 is difficult.  Of course, using used materials is unnecessary exposure as well.

In conclusion, with great rates in place and 50 full-time employees along with 15 trucks; we can make it happen.  To adapt, we are offering both in-home and virtual surveys . Plus, we love what we do and we would be honored to assist you. Best wishes to you and yours now and always.

As an Essential Business We are Still Open to Assist

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In light of these changing times, at White Glove Moving, we are  considered to be an essential business. Thereby, we are still able to help you or your clients in the moving and storage process at this time.  Additionally, our receiving warehouse is also still open. Therefore, we are able to receive in trucked goods for commercial and residential projects.  Currently, we are adhering to our standard hours of operation.

Furthermore, it is important to stress that in the current restrictions put forth by Governor DeSantis, our services are deemed essential. Henceforth, our team is still able to assist with your moving needs throughout the thirty day shut down. As a result, we will be providing all our normal services; however, our office will be closed to the public.

With decades of experience under our belt, we are proud to be leaders in the industry when it comes to sanitation, cleanliness and professionalism. However, in light of the present circumstances effecting our country, we are taking additional measures. Since being sent the recommended CDC precautions, our teams have been implementing every protocol. Presently, our process includes taking temperatures and having employees who feel unwell simply stay home.  In addition, sanitation baskets have been created for each truck.  Each contain disinfectant wipes, sprays, gloves, masks and portable hand washing stations.  Furthermore, we have pre-screening questions in place for all our clients  before the move or survey.  All these efforts are in effect to help safe guard all our customers, employees and their belongings.

Therefore, it is our greatest wish that you know in these chaotic times our team is here to take care of making your move easy and cost effective. As a nation, we will prevail together. Most importantly, our team, at White Glove Moving, wishes you health and prosperity in these troubling times.

 

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2175 45th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967 | Map It!
Phone: 772-778-4750
Fax: 772-778-8234

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