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Compass Moving and Storage is a South Florida Moving Company that has been serving Florida since 1962. As a Full Service Florida Moving Company, Compass Moving has over 60 years of home moving experience in Florida and is family owned and operated. With quick, free and accurate quotes, let Frank and his staff help you save money on your South Florida home move.

We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of customer satisfaction. Our employees are trained to expertly assess your needs and safely and efficiently execute your move, as it is our goal to achieve all your moving and storage needs.

Save 10% off your Florida Moving Quote by calling 561.948.5020 or visit www.CompassMovingBocaRaton.com for the savings !

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  1. 1. FLORIDA’S MOST TRUSTED MOVERS... SINCE 1962COMPASS MOVING’STOP EIGHT TIPS OTHERMOVING COMPANIESDON’T WANT YOU TO KNOWA FREE MOVER’S CHECKLIST TO SAVEYOU TIME PLANNING YOUR MOVE
  2. 2. Overview:The following tips are provided to ease the stress that often accompanies a move. If you follow these helpful recommenda-tions, you can save time, money and earn a little peace of mind during your upcoming move. Compass Moving and Storageis here to help you—regardless of whether you choose to move with us or not.Since 1962, we’ve moved more than 10,000 families throughout North America! We want your move to be a pleasantexperience! So, if you have a general moving question, please give us a call. TIPS1: Do a Little Online Homework- 5: Get At Least Three “In-Home” Estimates- Investigate your potential movers through the U.S. Statistically speaking, moving can be one of the most stressful Department of Transportation, MovingScam-dot-com events of a person’s life. Don’t just jump at the first quote you and the Better Business Bureau. By conducting a little get in the interest of time. Evaluate a minimum of 3 movers research online, you’ll expose the “rogue” movers and based on in-home estimates. In order for any reputable identify the most reputable ones. company to give you an accurate price, they should schedule an on-site visit and be willing to provide you with a quote at the time of their visit.2: Get A Few Referrals- Get referrals from local real estate agents, friends or family memebers who have moved recently. There are 6: Demand a "Binding Not-To-Exceed" Clause- quite a few companies in South Florida and some of the In some cases, certain companies will bait you with a low-price best recommendations come from trusted family and estimate, but then after they’ve packed a transported your good friends. If you don’t know anyone that has made a move to your location, they demand fees that can often be more than recently, ask the company to provide you with references twice the original quote. Unfortunately, this happens far too so you can call these people directly. often, and if you don’t pay them, they’ll take your contents back to the warehouse where they’ll charge you a fee to “store” them—until you pay! It’s important that you ask for a written3: Ask for Licensing and Other Credentials- "Binding Not-To-Exceed" estimate. Unfortunately, there are several “Fly by Night” companies out there that do not have the proper licensing and insurance. If something should go wrong, there’s really 7: Don’t Be Fooled by the Lowest Priced very little that you can do. Only consider movers that are Quote Strategy- licensed, bonded and insured. And ask them to prove it Price isnt the only factor. Extremely low bids often indicate a by putting it in writing. desperate mover. As we mentioned above, make sure to get a written, in-home estimate that details the complete cost of the move. This approach may save you money and lots of head-4: Only Hire a Reputable, Established Company- aches If you choose to hire professional movers, do your research and hire good ones. Poor quality movers really can be worse than none at all. Ask them how long 8: Avoid "Rogue Movers"- they’ve been in business and how many moves they’ve South Florida has it’s fair share of less-than-professional made. businesses and the moving industry is no exception. If you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts! Never agree to move your possessions with anyone you don’t trust. Get everything in writing along with a “Binding Not To Exceed” clause. On the next few pages, we’ve provided you with a handy checklist to use as part of your pre-move planning. We hope you find it useful and if you have any questions, give us a call. We’re here to help! 2 www.compassmovingmiami.comCOMPASS MOVING AND STORAGEHQ: (305) 688–2511 * Weston: 954-417-7750 * Coral Springs: 954-603-8550 * Boca Raton: 954-948-5020
  3. 3. BONUS CHECKLISTS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR MOVE(Courtesy: Real Simple)Two Months Before Sort and purge. Create a moving binder. Go through every room of your house and decide what Use this binder to keep track of everything—all your you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items about whether any items will require special packing or you’re moving. extra insurance coverage. Research. Organize school records. Start investigating moving company options. Do not rely If applicable, go to your children’s school and arrange for on a quote over the phone; request an on-site estimate. their records to be transferred to their new school district. Get an estimate in writing from each company, and make sure it has a USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) number on it.Six Weeks Before Order supplies. Use it or lose it. Take measurements. Order boxes and other supplies such as Start using up things that you don’t want Check room dimensions at your new tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. to move, like frozen or perishable foods home, if possible, and make sure larger Don’t forget to order specialty containers, and cleaning supplies. pieces of furniture will fit through the such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes. door.One Month Before Choose your mover and confirm the arrangements. Separate valuables. Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that date, costs, and other details. you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s estimate in this box. You’ll need it for reference on Begin packing. moving day. Start packing the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and croquet set. While packing, note items of Do a change of address. special value that might require additional insurance from your Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address moving company. Make sure to declare, in writing, any items form, or do it online at usps.gov. But in case there are strag- valued over $100 per pound, such as a computer. glers, it’s always wise to ask a close neighbor to look out for mail after you’ve moved. Check in with him or her two weeks Label. after the move, and again two weeks after that. Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of Notify important parties. your belongings. Pack and label “essentials” boxes of items Alert the following of your move: banks, brokerage firms, your you’ll need right away. employer’s human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies. Forward medical records. Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies of them yourself. Ask for referrals. 3 www.compassmovingmiami.comCOMPASS MOVING AND STORAGEHQ: (305) 688–2511 * Weston: 954-417-7750 * Coral Springs: 954-603-8550 * Boca Raton: 954-948-5020
  4. 4. Two Weeks Before Arrange to be off from work on moving day. Clean out your safe-deposit box. Notify your office that you plan to supervise the move If you’ll be changing banks, remove the contents of your and therefore need the day off. safe-deposit box and put them in the safe box that you’ll take with you on moving day. Tune up. Take your car to a garage, and ask the mechanic to Contact the moving company. consider what services might be needed if you’re moving Reconfirm the arrangements. to a new climate.One Week Before Refill prescriptions. Plan for the payment. Stock up on prescriptions you’ll need during the next If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover with a couple of weeks. credit card, get a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment and tip. If the staff has done a good job, 10 to 15 Pack your suitcases. percent of the total fee is a good tip. If your move was Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your especially difficult, you might tip each mover up to $100. moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated. family with enough clothes to wear for a few days. Moving Day A Few Days Before. Verify. Defrost the freezer. Make sure that the moving truck that shows up is from If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to the company you hired: The USDOT number painted on empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before its side should match the number on the estimate you moving day. were given. Scams are not unheard-of. Double-check the details. Take inventory. Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading/inventory specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written list and keep a copy. directions to your new home for the staff. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number. 4 www.compassmovingmiami.comCOMPASS MOVING AND STORAGEHQ: (305) 688–2511 * Weston: 954-417-7750 * Coral Springs: 954-603-8550 * Boca Raton: 954-948-5020
  5. 5. FLORIDA’S MOST TRUSTED MOVERS... SINCE 1962LOCATIONSCOMPASS MOVING COMPASS MOVINGREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS BOCA RATON4499 E 10th Court 21301 Powerline RoadHialeah, FL 33013 Suite 106, Boca Raton, FL 33433(305) 688-2511 Tel: 954-948-5020E-mail: info@compassmovingmiami.com E-mail: quotes@compassmovingbocaraton.comCOMPASS MOVING COMPASS MOVINGCORAL SPRINGS WESTON9900 West Sample Road, 2645 ExecutiveSuite 300, Coral Springs, FL 33065 Park Drive, Weston, FL 33331Tel: 954-603-8550 Tel: 954-417-7750E-mail: quotes@compassmovingcoralsprings.com E-mail: quotes@compassmovingweston.com

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