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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.

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RPAC Fundraiser was a Success!

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: voluntary contributions made by REALTORS® are used to help elect candidates who understand and support their interests. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of the importance of the political process. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee and other political fundraising are the keys to protecting and promoting the real estate industry.

In August of 2023, the Martin County Realtors of the Tresure Coast hosted their annual membership appreciation and RPAC fundraiser at the esteemed Elliott Museum in Stuart. With multiple silent and live auction items to bid on, the well-attended event helped to bring in over $5k for RPAC.

As a friendly competition, the association added an award for the affiliate company and real estate office that was able to bring in the most dollars based on their donations. With over $500 raised from the donation of a smoothie truck party and designer hurricane candle holders, White Glove Moving & Storage was thrilled to be given the trophy for the affiliate category.

As a moving and storage company, realtors are referral partners that we value and the importance of real estate as an industry is vital to the Treasure Coast. At White Glove, we are pleased to support the productiveness of real estate. It is an honor to be recognized as a supporter of RPAC and we look forward many more years of participation.

White Glove Moving Places 2nd in Annual Battle of the Realtors

Little Birthday Angels is a Treasure Coast non-profit that strives to celebrate the birthdays of every child that is registered as homeless throughout the region. They are able to collaborate with each school district and the homelessness liaison onsite to get the information as to whether these kids and their families are in shelters or living in cars, tents, or even couch surfing. By collecting that data along eith their birthdays, age, clothing and shoe size, and wish list the team of volunteers go to task to procure the items and distribute them.

The distribution is an incredible feat  and is two-fold. For those kids staying in shelters, a birthday party is hosted each month complete with decorations, cake, games, presents, pictures, and more. The other children are given gifts by way of a large black duffel bag at school. Inside is chock full of toiletries, clothes, shoes, toy, lap desk, and more. The cost of each bag is roughly $220 and the demand is sadly quite high with nearly 1,000 students in need.

For the past four years, the realtors of the area along with trusted affiliates have banned together for a night of spirited fun to raise awareness and dollars for the cause. Not only does White Glove Moving form a team to play since year one, our Director of Marketing, Anna Valencia Tillery serves as the emcee while also being a sponsor of the event.

White Glove Moving & Storage proudly took home 2nd place with Caleb Clements, Terry Wright, Rick Copher, and Mike Carter at the helm scoring over 700 points. First place went to Keller Williams of Vero Beach and third place to the Coldwell Banker Paradise team led by Vance Brinkerhoff. Remax Crown won for team spirit which included elaborate costumes and a Evil Knievel on a bike shooting out of a ring of faux fire; what a night and all for a great cause!

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August 2023 Treasure Coast Home & Living

At White Glove Moving & Storage, we believe we are ambassadors to the region. Not only do provide services to make it easier for someone to live in their dream home. As residents ourselves, we embrace what the community has to offer and then we share those opportunities. In the beginning of 2023, we were thrilled to begin collaborating with a local  publication that shined a light on all the amazing local realtors, the area’s unique real estate offerings, and events. Now with new leadership, the publication will thrive even more and August’s issue is just a start from your Treasure Coast movers. Click here.

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July Edition Home on the Treasure Coast

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In the July edition of Home on the Treasure Coast, we welcome the Better Business Bureau to our publication. Their article about the ease in finding BBB top rated service providers is so valuable! Plus, some interesting real estate listings throughout the region ranging in price and size. As always, at White Glove Moving & Storage, we are proud to help ensure these issues hit the streets. The cover is an exciting estate that will be a gorgeous home for someone in the near future. This is an exciting change to the three county representation on the front cover from the past few months. One of our favorite sections is Support Local, many great businesses to support there. Additionally, a terrific invitation to join the TC Premier Women’s Network. Happy reading!

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Happiest of Holidays from White Glove Moving & Storage

At White Glove Moving & Storage, we are proud to support our community and our staff each holiday season. From bringing toys and food to the various networking events we attend to helping organize large functions to help support our youth and seniors of the Treasure Coast, this is a time of year we truly enjoy.

By working with interior designers, this is often a very busy time of year too. Many customers want their homes ready for entertaining during the holidays and we are thrilled to be of service. Yet, with the extra hours worked leading up to each key holiday from November through the new year, we also enjoy being able to support our team with much needed respite.

Thus, we will be closed on Thanksgiving day re-opening on Nov. 28th. In December, we will closed on Dec. 26th. Come Jan. 2nd, it will be business as usual kicking off a tremendous 2023.

As far a local events and fun to be had, most cities in the Treasure Coast will be hosting their Christmas Parades on Dec. 3rd.  The Treasure Coast Premier Women’s Network will be celebrating the spirit of the season with fun games, prizes and networking. Fortunately, our White Glove team will also have the distinct honor of serving as the poinsettia centerpiece sponsor and emcee for the Women’s Council of Realtors St. Lucie and Martin-Stuart installations. These events are always so exciting and full of joy as we welcome new leadership and members prior to breaking for the holiday.

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Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season! Interested in hearing some great new talk shows; here you go:

 

 

Closing Due to Hurricane Nicole

Though it is rare to have  a storm of this magnitude so late in the year, our offices will be closing out of extreme caution. Much of the earlier part of the week, we were able to reschedule our customers planned for the second half of Wednesdays and Thursday. Our goal is to reopen Friday with business as usual assuming power is restored.

As always, if you are planning a move in the coming months, now is better than later to request your free onsite survey. Demand is high and there are always variables at play, like a big storm, that will make it challenging to honor requests that are just a short while out.

 

In the meantime, we have some great recent talk radio shows to share. The Treasure Coast Insider provides a great platform to share information about our community and business partners.

 

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Successful Panel Presented by White Glove Moving & Storage

White Glove Moving & Storage hosted a panel of Indian River County’s cities’ leaders and county headship to provide their forecast on what’s ahead in the next 3-5 years entitled: From the Top. Inviting the area’s realtors and community partners, the panel shared their respective jurisdictions’ different vision plans, expectations, and growth projections from North to South, East to West.

Phil Matson, Indian River County Community Development Director, provided links to important programs and data available to real estate pros to better serve their customers. He also explained that thousands of homes and apartments are in the near future to help address housing concerns. City of Sebastian Mayor, Jim Hill spoke of the benefits of a planned community just south of 510 if approved by City Council and residents thought would include parks, modestly priced homes, and more jobs. City of Fellsmere, City Manager, Mark Mathes highlighted the many new homes destinated for the town and attractions that will serve as a nod to the rich history of Fellsmere. Whereas Mayor Robert Brackett for the City of Vero Beach, discussed the exciting economic impact of the Three Corners and its value to residents and guests if approved on the November ballot.

A full breakfast and coffee bar, sponsored by: White Glove Moving, Caliber Home Loans, Lulich & Attorneys, Higganbotham Media and Accurate Home Inspections of South Florida, gave guests a different experience as they followed the balloon path into the Indian River mall. Hosted inside a vacant store in the mall, the audience also received an update on the mall: their competitive retail rental rates, push to host indoor community events and exciting new restaurants mere weeks away from opening. Showcasing the mall’s dedication to giving back to local charities, Little Birthday Angels, a local non-profit housed inside the mall, opened their workshop for guests to visit and tour after the panel.

White Glove Moving & Storage is proud to serve as an ambassador to new families and businesses relocating into and around the area. Providing quality content and top notch moving and storage services, White Glove hosts panels and events annually to provide important information and updates to the region’s realtors and partners.
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New Talk Radio Shows to Enjoy!

 

It’s so rewarding to be able to host a talk radio show that highlights the area’s events, causes and people that make the Treasure Coast so special.  White Glove Moving is proud of our host, Anna Valencia Tillery, has been able to cover Stuart’s Barn Theaters upcoming season, talk golf with the United Way of Indian River County and serve as the emcee and a promoter for Vero’s first Sangarita challenge.  There’s lots to listen to and enjoy with these three most recent shows. Brought to you each week, from movers with big hearts, the Treasure Coast Insider is always open to new guests and topics. To get involved , email AnnaV@WhiteGloveUSA.net.

 

May is National Moving Month

Spring is here and Memorial Day is around the bend, that means moving season is upon us. Since 1997, May has also been given the honor of being national moving month. As an interstate agent with Bekins Vanlines, White Glove Moving & Storage has been helping families take advantage of moving late Spring through summer for the past twenty years. It is no wonder, when school is out and the weather in the northeast and midwest goes from gray to clear skies, many use this time to move.

Of course, moving can be more than a hassle, it can be a downright overwhelming proposition. Regardless of the size and distance, here are a few useful tips and tricks to help make the process easier:

*Book a reputable moving company. Post covid, there are many cash buyers and other factors that can result in the need to move much quicker than in the past which in turn is creating high demand. Thus, it’s essential to book a quality moving company quickly. At White Glove Moving & Storage, we offer both in-person and virtual surveys to provide accurate pricing and ensure the crews have the right tools and materials for the job. Thereby, providing peace of mind that come moving day; it all goes smoothly.

*Throw away or donate as much as possible before and during the packing process.

*Use laundry baskets, trash bins, and suitcases as boxes if you are doing a direct move. If you know you will need more, ask your estimator during the complimentary survey, how many boxes and what sizes they recommend. When White Glove is chosen as your mover, those boxes can be arranged for delivery or pick up so you can start packing sooner rather than later. Of course, should you wish to have the professionals pack for you; that is always an option and we welcome the opportunity to be of further service.

*In lieu of bubble wrap, protect your dishes and fragile items with clothing and linens.

*While your clothes are still hanging in the closet, put them inside a trash bag to make unpacking simpler.

*Put stemware and glasses inside clean socks for extra padding.

*Eat at home during your last week to clear your fridge and pantry as best you can. Keep in mind, if you are moving over state lines the actual end cost is based on weight so don’t let that be in soup cans; rather donate your heavy non-perishable items. At White Glove, as Move for Hunger movers, we can help with that by taking your reserved box of items to the warehouse for our big delivery to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

*Plan out your wardrobe for the week before you pack, then pack the clothes that you don’t plan on wearing for the week.

Other tips for clean out once your items are moved include:

*Use white Ivory soap, toothpaste, and other items to fill nail holes in your walls.

*Broken glass on the floor? Use a slice of bread to pick up the pieces that your broom missed!

*Remove any dents in the carpet that furniture left behind with ice cubes. Simply place the ice cubes on the dents, let them melt, and use a spoon to lift the fibers.

*If you have scuff marks on hardwood floors, cut a hole in a tennis ball, stick the ball on the end of a broom, and rub the scuff mark until it disappears.

*Wrap a rubber band around a hammer to prevent scuffing the wall when removing nails.

*Unwanted electronics, remotes and more? Visit a local electronics recycler like Staples where these kinds of items can be recycled into something new.

In closing, yes moving can be stressful but when you enlist the help of the pros and you take the proper time to sort;  moving can be an adventure, too. New home, new places to explore. Thereby,  expanding your horizons to make new connections. At White Glove, during National Moving Month, and all year long; we enjoy being a small part of that exciting process when a move occurs for a family, individual or business. Lastly, click here for our full moving checklist.

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