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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Moving during covid-19

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.

 

Moving Out of State? Why Choose a Professional Mover?

Moving out of state is a comprehensive process.  At White Glove Moving & Storage, we know that there are many steps involved.  Click here for a calendar to help time your steps accordingly.

That is why, aligning with a reputable van line is important to ensure the move is done well. More importantly, with all the necessary checks/balances in place. Hiring less than reputable movers can prove to be a gamble as many “rogue movers” hold items hostage or fail to ever deliver. Mainly because,  they have no one to hold them accountable.  In 2017, White Glove Moving & Storage saw a higher demand for quicker turnarounds in out of state moves.  As a result, we and chose to become a Bekins Agent.  Though they have nearly 130 years in the  industry, it was primarily their vetting process and commitment to excellence that helped our team to make the switch.  Federal regulations can make moving over state lines a bit daunting. Knowing our reputation is the key to our decades of success then and now, choosing Bekins as our interstate agent was a great fit.

Today, White Glove Moving & Storage is proud to share that we have the title, for the second year in a row, of  Spire Award winner. This distinctive award, honors moving companies that consistently provide an excellent interstate moving experience for their customers.

“Our goal as a van line is to focus on our customers,” said A.J. Schneider, Executive Vice President of Bekins. “We’re proud to announce that White Glove Moving & Storage did such a wonderful job of treating people well in 2018 that they have achieved this distinction of quality.”

The Spire Award program recognizes moving companies in the Bekins van line network that deliver a quality experience to customers. A combination of customer feedback and other service excellence performance metrics throughout the moving process factor into the formula for choosing winners.

White Glove’s headquarters are in the Treasure Coast of Florida, yet we perform moves throughout the state. Especially for folks moving into or out of our geographical area.  Whether the move is local to Florida or an interstate relocation through Bekins van lines, the estimate is always free. Our educated relocation specialists are happy to address all questions as they arise.  Our team works with our customers every step of the way. We are proud to make moving easy.  772-78-750

 

Proud to be Serving on the Board for the BBB

White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery is proud to announce that our VP of Marketing, Anna Valencia Tillery, is serving as a director for the board of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.  Since it’s founding in 1912, the BBB has been a trusted resource for consumers to vet their potential service providers, retailers and the like with the mission  of “advancing marketplace trust.”

Nearly 400,000 local businesses in North America are accredited by the BBB and White Glove Moving & Storage is honored to be one with an A+ rating.  In addition to our high ranking, we are also the first Torch Award winning moving and storage company.  The award was given in April of 2018 and though rigorous in it’s requirements, showcased some of the best businesses in south Florida for their commitment to ethics in the workplace with employees, customers, vendors and the community at large.

After being granted the prestigious award and becoming familiar with White Glove Moving & Storage, our valuable team member was asked to serve.  Voting went to the entire BBB chapter membership and Mrs. Valencia Tillery earned her seat at the table where she is committed to the process of helping businesses adhere to the BBB standards of:

  1. Build Trust

  2. Advertise Honestly

  3. Tell the Truth

  4. Be Transparent

  5. Honor Promises

  6. Be Responsive

  7. Safeguard Privacy

  8. Embody Integrity

To find an accredited business or to discover more history about the BBB please visit their website at https://www.bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-serving-southeast-florida-and-the-caribbean

White Glove Moving & Storage is appreciative of the high standards the BBB sets for ethically based businesses. We look forward to earning your trust in the marketplace and to be of service during your move.  772-778-4750

 

Women’s Council of Realtors Florida Mover

White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery is proud to be recognized as a state level sponsor with the Women’s Council of Realtors Florida in 2019.  Though many counties are recognized in being Women’s Council networks throughout the state, White Glove Moving & Storage seeks to be a partner for those realtor members and strategic partners who have folks moving into or out of the Atlantic Coast area with a special emphasis on the Treasure Coast and surrounding counties.

Since 2013, White Glove Moving & Storage has been an active local strategic partner for the Women’s Council of Stuart-Martin, Port St. Lucie and Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound.  Knowing that realtor referrals are strong within the Women’s Council family, White Glove Moving & Storage was excited to step up on a state level to show our support for the organization and its ongoing efforts to provide education, relationship building and fun to the world of real estate throughout our great state.

To know more about Women’s Council of Realtors or to be invited to an upcoming local event please check out https://wcrflorida.com/ or email our director of Marketing at AnnaV@WhiteGloveUSA.net

 

Nearly 1.5 Tons of Food Raised During the 6th Annual White Glove Moving Holiday Food Drive

The holidays just got a lot brighter thanks to the efforts of over 55 Treasure Coast businesses, gated communities, networking groups, customers and one very driven moving company.  During the sixth annual White Glove Moving holiday food drive, over 2800 pounds of food was collected and delivered to the Treasure Coast Food Bank which equates to roughly 4,700 meals for the 200,000 food insecure families throughout Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties.

Not only did the food drive exceed its goal by nearly a thousand pounds, it also served as an opportunity for folks to discuss the severity of the food needs in our area as the Treasure Coast Food Bank embarks upon its 30th year of helping to fight hunger.

A contest for each county was conducted to stimulate giving.  In Indian River County the winner for most amount of non-perishable food was Cravings and The Beached Whale located on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach who managed to fill entire drums full of food.  In St. Lucie county, Branca Realty stepped up with nearly an entire truck load of goods from bottle water and diapers to canned food. Martin County’s top producer was Florida Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – MTM Inc who collected more than four boxes full of holiday inspired food.  A special thank you to all who participated based on the county.

Cravings staff posing with their full bins.

Branca Real Estate of Ft. Pierce showing off a few collection items.

MTM Transit in Martin County posing with a few of their boxes and items.

Indian River:

State Farm of Sebastian, Riverview Dental, Sebastian Insurance, Riverview: Coffee, Tea & Books, Coldwell Banker Paradise, Sebastian Chamber, Vandoore Vorhee Law, Marine Bank & Trust (all locations), Treasure Coast Automotive, Summer Lake by GHO Homes, Harmony Reserve, Florida Eye, Career Source, The Antilles, European Kitchen & Bath, Elgin Marble, AAA Insurance & Travel, Oak Harbor Clubhouse, Cravings, HR Dynamics, Alexander Insurance, Oculina Bank,  Supreme Title, Image 360, Trustco Bank, Renaissance Senior Living, The Vero Premier Womens’ Network, Business Connexions, Keller Williams of Vero Beach, Decors by Jacqueline/Palm Coast Development, Vero Beach Power Squadron and the Vero Beach Magazine.

St. Lucie County:

Women’s Council of Realtors, Affordable Dentures, Joseph Nipitella’s Interior Trim Carpentry, Prichard’s Insurance, Coldwell Banker Paradise, Pace Center for Girls, ACCH Insurance, Nutrition Smart and Branca Realty.

 

Martin County:

Better Business Bureau, Butcher Insurance Group, Oculina Bank, European Kitchen & Bath, Arrow Title, MTM Transit, Law Office of Svetlan Z. Nemeroff, Atlantic Shores Realty, Coldwell Banker of Stuart, The  Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Armellini, Jon Smith Subs, Gateway Mortgage, Sheila Maxwell of Keller Williams, First American Title, Coldwell Banker at Tradition, SFS Tax Problem Solutions, Monarch Realty Group.

White Glove was proud to be recognized as the 2018 Bekins Van Lines Move for Hunger/Mover of the Year and has collectively raised over 100,000 lbs. of food  since 2013.  If interested in participating as a box host during either the summer or holiday food drive, please email VP of Marketing for White Glove Moving & Storage at AnnaV@WhiteGloveUSA.net.  For moving questions or to set up a complimentary estimate for an upcoming local or out of state move, please call 772-778-4750.

Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts: It Takes a Village

Hats off to all the amazing residents, business partners and staff throughout the #TreasureCoast area and #IndianRiverCounty for all that was contributed to make our relief effort run to the Panhandle of Florida on October 26th, 2018 a success.  The town of Malone, hard hit by Hurricane Michael, was grateful to receive the thousands of pounds of supplies.  Greeted by the the Mayor himself, the National Guard and other first-responders all hands were on deck, ready to help unload.

“It’s amazing to see what can be done when we all link up to help,” commented Jennifer Toby who  headed up the organizational efforts alongside Marty Zickert of the Veterans Council of Indian River County.  Starting with a phone call immediately following impact, the team at White Glove Moving & Storage was able to send a truck to mobilize to West Palm Beach to pick up several thousand MRE’s for shipment to the Panhandle via commuter planes on October 12th.  Thanks to the generosity of Islamorada Brewery, crews were able to store items there which was close to the St. Lucie County airport to shuttle the “ready to eat” meals to the planes once clearance was given.

From that point, in just two weeks, several thousands pounds of food and supplies were raised by local groups and residents. Honorable mentions must be given to the Community Church of Vero, the Indian River Food Pantry, Remax Associated Realty, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, the Robin Raiff EXP Real Estate Team and Walking Tree Brewery who all went above and beyond to gather supplies that were much needed for the town of Malone.  White Glove Moving once again mobilized a truck and crew, this time driving all the way to City Hall in Malone.  While many roads were open, there was still much devastation and debris everywhere. Many areas were still without power or were operating on marginal means.

“Being in a position to be able to give back and offer much needed help by using our movers and trucks is really rewarding,” remarked Caleb Clements, President of White Glove Moving & Storage.  To date, the White Glove team along with the many wonderful people of our Treasure Coast community raised and moved more than 30,000 lbs of goods to the area. As movers with big hearts, White Glove welcomes the opportunity to assist when available especially to our fellow Florida neighbors.

Should you know of anyone moving and wish to recommend our community, our team would greatly appreciate the referrals as we hope to continually be a resource for folks needing help with the heavy lifting.  Free estimates and more information available by calling 772-778-4750.

Moving is stressful yet there is additional stress to be had when moving with kids. How do you juggle it all and make it fun for your children? White Glove has some great suggestions on how to make it memorable and depending on your kids ages, a much easier experience for both parent and child.

Another great suggestion is to sympathize with your little one through reading.  Here are a few examples of our favorites:

*A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle/ Children struggling with change — outgrowing clothes, for example, or moving to a new school or town — will find reassurance in this gentle, original fable from Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

*A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn/ Chester Raccoon  is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children: he and his family are moving.

*Goodbye House by Frank Asch

*Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser/ When Alexander feels mad or dad he wants to move to Australia. But most of the time he likes it right where he is. So when his mom and dad say that they’re moving a thousand miles away, Alexander decides that he’s not going.

*The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day by Stan Berenstain &  Jan Berenstain

*The Leaving Morning by Angela Johnson Illustrated by David Soman/ An African-American family moves from their city apartment into a new home, invoking all the joy, sorrow, anxiety, and hurry of moving day.

White Glove: BBB Torch Award Winner for Business Ethics

White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery, agent for Bekins Van Lines, was pleased to accept the 2018 “Large Company” Torch Award for Business Ethics during the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of South East Florida and the Caribbean’s inaugural awards luncheon.  Companies were nominated by peers in the business community that sought to highlight the high standards of leadership and organizational ethics performed by for-profit entities broken down into small, medium and large categories based on the number of full-time employees.

Each of the 75 plus companies nominated submitted information regarding their ethical relationships with customers, employees and vendors which translates into a high level of trust in the communities they serve.  The rigorous review of true character for each business included a deep examination of how they adhere to the six principles of TRUST.   Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges appointed for their own commitment to high ethical standards.

“Communicate to Differentiate,” rang true to the judges when selecting White Glove Moving, Storage and Delivery of Florida for their winner in the Large Company category with 50+ employees.  In an industry that often gets a bad reputation for rogue movers and price gouging, it was refreshing for White Glove to be recognized for their efforts to go above and beyond when it comes to customer service, communication and compassion during the often stressful time of a move.  The company’s ability to perform great work, reinvest in its employees and contribute to the community; making it an area families want to move to, live in and be proud of are just a few of the reasons this growing business has repeatedly earned an A+ rating with the BBB, Angie’s List and Home Advisor and is proud to be the first Torch Award recipient for South East Florida and the Caribbean.

Owners Debbie and Phil DeLange with VP of Marketing Anna Valencia Tillery

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