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May is National Moving Month

May is such a wonderful time of the year. Here, in Florida, kids graduate from school and/or begin to prepare for summer break. Nationally, we celebrate all Moms the 2nd Sunday of the month. In fact, it is a theme White Glove Moving fully embraces and had fun throughout the Treasure Coast highlighting moms during our presentations leading up to the holiday. This included tying in moms of the animal kingdom, humankind, and moving details for our Palm City Chamber and St. Lucie Realtor events. In Martin County, the realtors association allowed White Glove to host Market Watch and we tied in fun facts about Mother’s Day along with moving and storage; each volunteer always takes home a prize. Then, in Stuart for the Future of Aviation panel hosted by the Stuart Chamber of Commerce, White Glove Moving was able to incorporate some Fact and Fiction fun about the companies each panelist represented and blended those details into moving and storage while also giving away some worthwhile Mother’s Day inspired gifts. Better yet, June 28th, we will be one of the sponsors for the Motherhood Exhibit captured by Jolee Art & Photography; click to learn more. Additionally, at the end of each May, we pay homage to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms during Memorial Day. It is a busy month, full of bright and happy colors; maybe that is the reason it is also considered national moving month…because people are out and about making plans and embracing change.

Throughout much of the nation, as May brings the sunshine, house sales tick up. Whereas in Florida the heat and humidity is what increases. Though historically we have seen a slow down, post covid we notice that the demand for moving and storage in the Treasure Coast has stabled during the summer months. In fact, with more people staying in their homes remodeling is on the rise. Even with the items being shifted into garages, spare rooms, or into our climate controlled facility, having professional movers is a must. The items are all properly protected and moved in mere hours, it is worthwhile and cost effective. As always, no matter how big or far your moving needs may be; it is always a free estimate. 772-778-4750

Yet, as the demand for moving services rise for many during the summer months, so does the ability to prey on unsuspecting folks by rogue and predatory fraudulent moving brokers. Recently, a situation occurred with a local realtor in the Treasure Coast to a customer of hers who booked online with the cheapest mover she could find versus taking the recommendation of her agent to use a reputable and real moving company. Interestingly enough, the bid for us to move her versus what the rogue movers quoted was just $400 difference yet in the end, with their scare tactics and ransom demands, she paid more than $2k more…here’s an impromptu Q&A the realtor asked us to help with after the horrific experience was over for her client.

If you have the time, please take a few moments to watch this informative video.

https://youtu.be/x7ggj2AqRwE?si=aqPCoPWXFjhWKC9d

 

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May Edition of Treasure Coast Real Estate & Local Living

In this Treasure Coast Real Estate & Local Living issue, we explore mother inspired businesses throughout the region. Plus, terrific real estate agents and impressive properties for investors and new home buyers alike. Additionally, there are wonderful advertisers who work in conjunction to make the area we live a fantastic place ranging from title companies that span from mother to daughter all the way to cruise planners.  It is a great edition with a calendar of events and so much more. At White Glove Moving & Storage, we are thrilled to be a trusted advertiser for each county as Martin County movers, Port St. Lucie County movers, and Indian River County movers as well as provide the editorial content to make it such a quick and worthwhile read.

Click here to read.

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New Talk Radio Shows To Enjoy

As your trusted Treasure Coast movers, we take great pride in being able to provide quality listening content each week.

Here’s some of our most recent shows for you to enjoy from the Treasure Coast Insider:

By giving a Welcome to Your New Home Bag to each customer who moves with us locally, providing quality reading material is important. Our White Glove team is proud to be a contributor to this publication and help with its distribution.

As proud fine art movers, we enjoy being able to support the arts. Here’s the latest from our friends at Martin Arts:

 

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White Glove Moving is Bekins Agent of the Month for June 2022

Celebrating 131 years of continual service, Bekins Van Lines has selected White Glove Moving & Storage as the Agent of the Month for June 2022. The award is given to the interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines 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. With over 200 agents in the Bekins network, this recognition is an acknowledgement of White Glove’s ongoing dedication to quality service.

Since joining Bekins system in 2018, White Glove operates from over 60,000 square-feet of warehouse space and a fleet of sixteen trucks. Without a doubt, White Glove serves as a single source for all of its customers’ relocation needs. Locally and nationwide, the company handles all aspects of relocation from packing, loading, installation and transportation of household goods for residential and corporate relocations. White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery also does a robust commercial business working with interior design firms and hoteliers to handle their furniture, fixtures, and equipment for a variety of projects throughout Florida.

White Glove’s corporate headquarters is located at 2175 45th St. Vero Beach, FL 32967 and proudly supports the community, its staff and customers in a number of capacities. As a result, we are proud to serve the Treasure Coast and much of Florida’s Atlantic coastline and beyond.

About Bekins Van Lines
Bekins Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world’s most highly regarded providers of transportation services. The van line is the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Bekins offers private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. To learn more, visit www.bekins.com.

 

 

White Glove Moving & Storage Celebrates 2021 Success with a National Award for Sales & Quality Service

In many ways, 2021 was a tough year for small business owners. Thousands of businesses closed during the beginning of the pandemic to stop the spread. Then was the issues related to staffing resulting from the “great resignation.” Local business, White Glove Moving & Storage, however, has some good news to celebrate: the company earned Bekins Van Lines’ Silver Sales Award for 2021 for their hard work in a challenging environment. Bekins is the fourth largest household goods carrier in the United States, and White Glove, alongside about 400 agencies nationwide, partners with the van line for all their interstate moves. Bekins’ sales recognition award program recognizes agencies within the network who educate customers moving into or out of Florida and book their moves over the course of the year. The volume figures used for the various award levels are a summation of booking revenues for those customers moved. White Glove Moving & Storage is one of only ten Bekins agencies to achieve the Silver Sales Award in 2021.

“The environment has been tough,” said A.J. Schneider, President of Bekins Van Lines. “ White Glove has perfected the art of educating customers on the interstate moving process and setting their expectations for the whole process. They’re really a guide for the customer through what can be a stressful endeavor, so it’s not surprising so many customers want to work with this group.”

Additionally, this local leader is also the recipient of the Spire Award. The Spire program is designed to recognize moving companies in the Bekins Van Lines network that offer quality experiences to those using their services. It combines customer feedback and other Service Excellence performance metrics with data throughout the moving process to determine whether the agent has met the high-quality criteria. White Glove received the distinctive Spire Award again, which honors moving companies in the network that consistently provide an excellent moving experience for their customers, during the recent vanline summit accepted by Principle, Caleb Clements.

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“Customer satisfaction is imperative for service companies like ours that earn much of our new business through referrals. We survey customers after their moves and reward agents who earn high marks with the annual Bekins/Wheaton Spire award,” said A.J. Schneider. “We’re proud to announce that White Glove, headquartered in the Treasure Coast of Florida, has treated people so well in 2021 that they have achieved this distinction of quality.”

In summary, the team at White Glove is proud of the work we do to make moving as easy, cost effective and pleasurable as possible. We hope to be a “go-to” resource for you to mention to friends and family who may want to plan a move in the future whether it’s local or nationwide. As always, it is a free estimate and with proper planning and notice; ideal dates can be reserved.

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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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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.

Moving Books for Kids of Various Ages

Without a doubt, moving can be quite stressful. In fact, most people fear packing the most because of years of accumulation. Yet, if you are moving with kids, or even if you are not, packing can be the best part. Mainly, it allows you a chance to get organized again. Better still, it allows you to figure out what you do and don’t need. Thereafter, it is likely someone else gets to benefit from the stuff you no longer want. Moreover as you sort you can reflect and that is always rewarding. However, for kids, this can be challenging depending on their age and attachment to the home. So, though there are lots of cool ways to get them focusing on the positive of a move, books can help do the rest.

Hence, White Glove Moving & Storage has come up with a read aloud featuring a number of great books to share with kids. Also, it is a great idea to purchase a book or two and together write how they are feeling in the covers of the books. Then, down the road you can take the books back out and read about their fears or excitement and evaluate how it worked out. Important to mention, should you hire a mover this summer, rest assured at White Glove we are adhering to all CDC protocol and are able to help you get into your new home safely.

Firstly, the Berenstein Bears Moving Day. As a fan of the series, this is an easy book with great images geared to children ten and under. As always, the message is wholesome and describes how change can be difficult yet typically not as bad as projected.

 

Purchase online here.

Next, another moving book geared towards elementary school aged or even toddlers is Tigger’s Moving Day. Of course, we all know and love Winnie the Pooh and all his pals; however, did you know how Tigger chose his tree house? Well, join Anna Valencia Tillery on this reading to see if it’s a good fit for your family.

Purchase this book here.

Another option, try I Like Where I Am. In this book, discover how tough change can be for a six year old boy yet how rewarding it can be too. As a bonus, this one is full of rhythms and great illustrations.

Purchase this book here.

Finally, for our first batch of moving books, this one is for girls or perhaps boys nine to fourteen. Written by Meg Cabot, this is a a witty book.  Most certainly, moving as you get a bit older can be challenging and in this first book of a series Allie Finkle tells it like is. Best part, your child can find a new character to learn and grow with since there are other books to follow.

Purchase the set of 6 books here.

In conclusion, it is likely you have your own questions about moving. Likely, you too are overwhelmed and feeling like you bit off too much as a parent with covid and the like. Yet, as Treasure Coast moving experts, you can count us to make it easier. Perhaps, you need some short term storage while you do some repairs in your new space? We do that.  Or, you want to get rid of a number of items after all. Not to worry, we can help with donation locations too. If you are planning a move, call your trusted community partners at White Glove to be an ongoing resource as you begin the process.

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.

Open for Business, Moving during the Corona Virus

At this time, White Glove Moving & Storage is open and moving during the corona virus. Though military relocations have been halted nationwide, residential moving is still happening.  By using extra screenings from state to state, fellow agents in the Bekins network, along with ourselves, moves are safely taking place. Locally, rest assured, we are observing precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC. This is to insure the safety of our customers and employees. Prior to the actual move taking place, a series of questions will be asked referencing international travel and potential symptoms. Assuming there has been no international travel or symptoms such as fever coupled with respiratory issues, one’s move will take place as scheduled.

It is our goal to be your go-to mover to help ensure the safety of your goods. Whether moving across the street, across the state or across the country, the professionals at White Glove  are here to help. As always, we provide a free in-home survey to address all the questions and concerns of our customers. Thereafter, we work closely with the individuals to ensure they are up to date on all logistics of their move. Some of the top requests include packing materials for those choosing to pack themselves. Also, change of dates when a closing of a home does not go according to plan or construction is not yet ready.

Since 2002, we have steadily been gaining loyal customers and we welcome the opportunity to assist in your upcoming move.  Additionally, our team is proud to be an A+ rated mover for residential and commercial entities throughout the region via the BBB.  In part, because of our ethics to customers, employees and our community. Locally, a number of events have been cancelled. Presently, all functions yielding over fifty people have  also been postponed; at least for the next eight weeks.  It is important that we all monitor the updates and regulations put forth by the center for disease control while also adhering to their suggestions. Fortunately, our team is able to provide top notch service in these sensitive times.  Additionally, we  will respectfully consider all reasonable requests made of our customers as a result. As proud Americans, we are confident this crisis will pass. May our spirits stay high and a sense of unity persist.To setup for your survey or confirm your upcoming move please call 772-778-4750.

 

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