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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the nation, moving during the summer is the most popular time to move. Locally, there are many reasons for this. For example, the weather is much nicer in most parts of the country during the summer. Also, for families, kids are out of school which makes moving much easier. Of course, moving this summer will be different. Due to Covid-19, there are new safety measures in place that will help families and professionals movers alike. For instance, masks and gloves are recommended to be worn for the overs and the customer. At White Glove Moving & Storage, portable hand washing kits and daily truck sanitation are new norms. Yet, the most important take away is that your move can still happen.
As an interstate agent with Bekins Vanlines, we have the privilege of moving people and families into and out of Florida. Due to high demand in the summer, minimum weights for each shipment go up which results in slightly higher charges as a result. If flexible, customers can see a savings if choosing to move before the middle of May or after the middle of September. However, changing dates is not always possible so when it comes to moving this summer here are a few tips.
Firstly, for those doing some of the move yourself, avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. For pets, choose a cool place for them to stay that’s away from the packing and loading areas. Often, a kennel or a pet sitter’s house are the best options. Also, think about personal hydration and wear breathable clothing. Perhaps the easiest solution, hire White Glove for all the big and heavy stuff and allow yourself time to pack in the mornings and evenings leading up to move day. To do so, an in-home or virtual survey is required as moving this summer will fill up.
Secondly, since demand is high in the summer months, be sure to arrange for your survey ad reserve your ideal dates as soon as possible. Because, with more people booking there are only so many dates available in the month. Please note, this is less of an issue when moving locally throughout the Treasure Coast as opposed to out of state. Additionally, take advantage of special packages from professionals for packing materials. During peak season, big box stores tend to run low on inventory as a result of demand. Therefore, ask how many and what size boxes are suggested when you get your free White Glove survey so you don’t have to guess. Better still, you won’t have to go into an number of stores before moving this summer.
Thirdly, for those moving with kids, we suggest you try to make it fun. Aside from the suggestions below, consider reading to them from a lists of top rated kids’ moving books. Hence, it allows them to see they are not along in the moving process. Consequently, White Glove has launched a summer reading experience; please watch and enjoy.If you want to own this book; here it is.
In conclusion, moving is stressful and the summer heat along with the Covid crisis do not make it any easier. However, if you plan and communicate with trusted moving partners, you can have a pleasurable experience. Thus, at White Glove Moving & Storage, we enjoy being your summer moving partner with checklists and more for you to use. As a result, we look forward to performing your complimentary survey and earning the opportunity to perform your move local or long distance.
Without a doubt, these are strange times in our world today. Because, moving during Covid-19 is completely uncharted waters. However, as Treasure Coast movers, our White Glove Moving and Storage team feels confident things are adapting well. For example, since the pandemic our professional movers have been practicing all CDC protocols. This includes, portable hand washing kits, temperature checks and deep sanitation of all trucks and our warehouse. Additionally, pre-screening questions have been asked to all our customers and staff daily. More importantly, gloves and masks have been given to all our employees as an additional layer of protection. As a result, we feel safe to be able to perform moving safely throughout Florida and interstate.
As an essential service, our staff has been able to work throughout this crisis. After the first five weeks, the high demand for accelerated real estate closings subsided. Hence, we took those select slower days to do additional training and enhance our facility. Using some of our most handy men, we were able to paint the entire exterior of our two warehouses totaling approximately seventy thousand square feet in just two weeks. What a wonderful change it is!
Next, we were able to team up with the Sunrise Rotary and Vero Beach Flash to participate and be the host venue for the Front Line Heroes parade. As a respected Sebastian moving company, we participated in their parade at the Sebastian River Medical Center first. Impressively, over 23 businesses and organizations participated. Followed by, staging and photos at our Vero Beach moving and storage facility. From this location, twenty plus organizations came with their signs and wavers. Once lined up, the entire parade traveled east then slightly south to the Cleveland Clinci Indian River Hospital. To be a part of it all, was so gratifying. Hundreds of nurses, doctors, volunteers and patients lined up and embraced the support. Of course, had there had been a horn honking award, our twenty-six foot moving truck would have won. Curious? Please, view the parade exit here.
Additionally, we are proud to have been a part of Truckload of Love. Aligned with the Berkshire Hathaway real estate office in Vero Beach, collectively an entire fourteen foot truck was filled. Inside, were paper products for the Senior Resource Association and food for the Indian River Food Pantry. Taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, many people dropped off items in a non-contact format. To be clear, this drive was safe and very rewarding. Hence, many people throughout the area will benefit directly from these efforts.
In conclusion, our White Glove Moving and Storage team enjoys the work we do. In all honestly, the new sanitation procedures now in place are a betterment to our movers. Have we had to make sacrifices? Yes. However, we believe that keeping America moving together is vital. In the same vein, by providing discounts and flexibility for moving dates, we are doing our part. Let’s face it, moving is stressful; especially during Covid-19. So, we believe it is our duty to be the best we can be to make moving a pleasure. As always, we wish to support our community and staff by giving how and when we can. In summary, if there is a move coming up, we are here to help you move safely. In the event you have questions, please check out our website or call us at 866-GLOVE10.
From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!
Presently, our wreaths are hung on each truck and we welcome the opportunity to assist you with all the holiday heavy lifting as you prepare your homes for guests.
Additionally, we also offer professional installation and hanging of a variety of items from art work to Christmas decor. Need a leaf put in your table? Want to move beds around within your home? Looking for someone to help hang your favorite new family portraits? Let us be of service for your White Glove holiday moving. Flat hourly rates and just a one hour minimum, makes it cost effective and easy to accomplish your holiday in-home needs.
Regarding hours of operation, our offices will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Therefore, all normal business hours will apply outside those two days. Which are, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturdays 8am to 12pm. Also, did you know we can provide our moving services on Sunday? Special pricing and arrangements need to be made though it can be happen.
Lastly, find our team of estimating elves out in the community as we conduct our 7th annual Holiday Food Drive. By delivering empty boxes to local businesses, civic groups and gated communities; our goal is to raise 2,000 lbs. of food to benefit local families in need. Though items for a fabulous holiday feast are great, the demand for all non-perishables exists. The week of December 16th all boxes will be collected and brought to the food bank on December 20th. It is with sincere thanks and gratitude we announce that 70 locations are participating throughout the entire Treasure Coast.
The importance of a quality night’s sleep is something that has become a very hot talking point in America. It seems like there are mattress store popping up everywhere! Just like not all movers are created equal, nor are beds. That is why our White Glove Moving & Storage team set out to earn additional training to become Sleep Number bed movers. Because in our years of experience, this is the one style of bed that owners will not trust to just anyone to move.
Perhaps it is because of such great features as IndividualFit™ allowing Sleep Number® bed adjusts to you, relieving pressure points. For several years in a row this specialty bed has been voted #1 IN VALUE, #1 IN COMFORT, #1 IN SUPPORT & #1 IN FEATURES for J.D. Power. Additional features of these great beds include letting you choose your ideal firmness, comfort, and support on each side — your Sleep Number® setting in the Sleep Number 360®smart bed. Better still, throughout the night, the bed senses your every move and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable. Followed by the next morning evaluating your sleep by checking your SleepIQ® score — with personalized insights for your best sleep. The bed even provides pre-warming so you can fall asleep faster. Does your partner snore? Sleep Number 360® smart bed can gently raise your partner’s head to help relieve mild snoring.
Moving to Martin County is very exciting and the reasons to do so seem almost endless!
Luckily, if this is a move you were considering our team of professional movers have composed a list. First and foremost, the Stuart area offers a small town vibe. Being able to live in a place where you can see friendly faces at the grocery store and coffee shop is always rewarding. Better still, Stuart was voted “3rd best small town” to visit by Smithsonian Magazine. Probably because all structures along the coastline are just four stories high. This makes it easy to see the ocean each morning.
Next, boating and water sports are also great reasons to live in Martin County. With our exceptional weather, these activities are available year-round. Better still, locally there are over twenty marinas to launch from! Of course, fishing is a huge draw and when moving to Martin County you can experience freshwater, inshore saltwater and offshore saltwater fishing.
Ranking in the top three reasons to move to Martin County is the arts. Downtown Stuart features a contemporary performing arts theater called The Lyric. Once a silent movie house in the 1920’s, the Lyric theater is a hub for great shows and benefit events like Dancing with the Martin Stars. Additionally, the Arts Council of Martin County is also downtown in the old courthouse building. This dynamic group features new exhibitions monthly, cocktail mixers and an epic Arts Fest. This community wide event is hosted along Ocean Drive mid February each year. Notably, White Glove Moving & Storage is proud to be an onsite sponsor each year. As professional art movers, we understand the importance of crating and proper handling of all art including those that require additional valuation coverage.
Moving to Martin County is a wonderful idea. If you love supporting local, here one will find wonderful businesses to work with where you can shop locally with pride. The streets are safe and the communities are all welcoming. In conclusion, the community if full of great people and activities. If you choose to make this your new home, call White Glove Moving & Storage for a complimentary estimate to make your move easy.
With Hurricane Dorian headed for the eastern coast of Florida, our offices and operations will be closed from 8/31/19 until further notice. The hope is that this storm will veer away and disappear; however, it is important to prepare for the worst and pray for the best in times like these. With that in mind, it is our sincere wish to reopen on Wednesday, 9/4/19 after all threats have passed.
Our goal is that our wonderful customers and staff, spend this time with family and friends. It would be great to simply have some fun stories to share rather than destruction to rebuild. Grab your board games and candles, batteries and generators friends. Hurricanes are a fact of life in the beautiful sunshine state and it is important that we all remember to be kind to one another. Whether in the stores or on the roads, we are all in this together.
Be safe and we hope to be of service with all your moving and storage needs by mid next week. Remember, at White Glove Moving & Storage, we also offer in-home services. That includes helping to assemble items, pick up and move items during a deep clean or renovation, short term storage solutions during a remodel and picture hanging. Find our updates about Hurricane Dorian and our operating hours by following us online.
White Glove Moving & Storage, a Move for Hunger Mover, started their annual summer White Glove Food Drive; as a result of demand being high in the summer when kids are out of school. Presently, in its 7th year, businesses and groups from: Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties participate by signing up to be a box host. As a box host, they commit to filling that box and encourage their staff and customers to take part. Ambitiously, the goal this summer was to raise 2,500 pounds yet with the eagerness of all who participated the goal was exceeded yielding a total of 3, 543 pounds. Participating businesses included the following by county:
Martin County:White Glove Food Drive
- Bourgeois Real Estate Group,
- Stuart Prosthetic Dentistry with Dr. Olin Tyler,
- Treasure Coast Hospice of Stuart,
- Lotus Loft yoga studio,
- Harbour Ridge Realty,
- Oculina Bank on US1 Stuart,
- Better Business Bureau,
- Carla Gubernick CPAs & Consultants | Wealth Advisors | Corporate Investigators,
- C. Nick DeTure, D.M.D,
- McAlister Real Estate,
- Martin County Circuit Court & Comptroller,
- Palm City Chamber
- Boys and Girls Club of Martin County
- and the Women’s Power Lunch.
St. Lucie County:
- Storage King USA on Okeechobee Rd,
- Swig of Color in downtown Ft. Pierce,
- VP Enterprises Management Inc.,
- IBM Credit Union,
- ABC Home Medical Supply,
- Edward Jones with Tim McManus,
- Prisco’s Pizza,
- Keyes of Port St. Lucie,
- Treasure Coast Hospice,
- Willard Development, Inc. with the Executive Suites,
- Bella Roma: Bakery, Pizza and Deli,
- Caidens Nails and Spa,
- and Alfonso’s Pizza.
Indian River County:
- Vero Beach Outlets: Polo, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger stores along with the main office,
- Postal Connections,
- Marine Bank on Beachland Blvd,
- Nightingale Home Health Care,
- Sea Turtle Real Estate,
- Substance Awareness Center of IRC,
- Indian River Chamber,
- Springhill Suites,
- Star Suites,
- Heritage Center & Citrus Museum,
- Senior Resource Association,
- Advanced Motion,
- LED Capstone,
- Panda Roofing,
- Caliber Home Loans,
- Hampton Inn and Suites Vero Beach Downtown,
- Remax Crown of Vero Beach and 512 in Sebastian,
- Vero Beach Magazine,
- Century 21 Affiliated ,
- South Paws Grooming Salon,
- Alexander Insurance,
- Aglow Skincare with Cheryl Zuppa,
- Bent Pine Clubhouse,
- Pak Mail Beachside
- Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce,
- Sebastian Insurance, LLC
- and the Vero Premier Women’s Network.