Planning a move around hurricane season

Planning a Move Around Hurricane Season

Worried about your valuables during a storm? Call Meehan’s Family Moving today, and let’s talk about how we can safely get your items to your new home.

Summer is the busiest and best time to move. In most places, the weather is better – there’s no snow or ice to contend with. Also, people are more likely to get married in the summer or start college, and they’re moving from place to place as a result. But for many people on the east coast, and South Florida in particular, summer is the start of hurricane season. Granted, a hurricane may not affect your move at all. But just in case it does, whether you’re moving locally in Palm Beach County or long distance, if you’re moving around hurricane season, check out this advice from Meehan’s Family Moving, so you’re prepared in the event of a disaster.

Don’t Panic

The first thing you shouldn’t do during an emergency is panic, so keep calm. Panicking can cause you to make rushed or wrong decisions, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the danger. A hurricane can happen at any time; there’s no way to plan around it. What you can do is plan how you’ll react to it, and that starts with open communication.

Stay In Communication

Talk to your landlord, real-estate agent, or property manager. It is likely they are dealing with issues related to the storm, and there might even be policies in place specifically for this situation. Ask about deposits, rescheduling move-in, or closing dates. If you’ve hired a moving company, speak with them too. At Meehan’s Family Moving, we request that you let us know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your moving service.

Don’t Try To Beat The Storm

A hurricane’s movement is impacted by a number of factors. As a result, hurricanes are very unpredictable. It is hard to tell where a hurricane will land and which direction it will go once it makes landfall. Some hurricanes, like hurricane Florence, stall over an area for an extended period of time and dump inches of rain over a matter of hours. Driving during a hurricane is dangerous because high winds and flood water can carry away cars, so don’t try it.

Protect Your Home

If you’re in-between places to live, you might have two homes to protect. If you’re moving from one house to another, you’ll want to make sure that your new home is protected, but you’ll also want to make sure your old home is protected. If your new home is damaged, you might need to find temporary housing, and if your old home is damaged, it may cause a potential buyer to back out. If you’re moving to an apartment, ask your landlord or property manager if they take any measures to protect the property or if it’s your responsibility.

Protect Your Valuables

When moving, it’s a good idea to pack your valuables separately and in a place that you’ll know where to find them. Items like birth certificates, social security cards, passports, and deeds should all be kept with you in a safe location in the event of a storm. If possible, make digital copies of your valuable documents and store them online or at a place that won’t be affected by a storm.

Plan Your Move With Meehan’s Family Moving

Hurricanes are unpredictable, but with a little preparation, you can get through it safely. Meehan’s Family Moving have been moving Palm Beach County and South Florida for over a decade. Contact us today or call at (561) 904-6000 for a free quote!

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Spring Cleaning 2019: Let’s Get Started!

Think you’ve got everything you’ll need ready for the big move? We’re experts when it comes to moving with ease. Contact us today for some advice and a free quote!

You may not have the most pleasant mental association when you think of spring cleaning. According to this infographic, 93% of people would rather be doing anything besides spring cleaning – 44% of those respondents said they’d rather speak in front of a large group. Still, it’s a necessary ritual that most Americans take part in, so they can shake off the dirt from the previous year and make space for the new one. To make it easier for you, Meehan’s Family Moving put together this list to get you moving on those chores.

Make A Plan

If you fail to plan, you’re planning for failure. People usually think Ben Franklin said this, but that may not be the case. Regardless, it’s good advice. Writing things down and making a list can make the task seem less overwhelming. It’s also very satisfying when you get to check off the items on your list and see your progress. Here’s a list from Martha Stewart that will get you started in the right direction.

Get Your Supplies Together

Nothing will slow you down more than having to run to the store for supplies. Before you begin, take an inventory of the cleaning supplies that you already have. Make sure you have enough to get you through all the tasks. If you’re not sure what you need, review this list of essential cleaning supplies. Replace that old broom and mop with a new one and clean out the filter in the vacuum. You can save on paper towels by using newspaper to clean windows. Not only that, it works better, too!

Get Motivated and Get Started

The best way to get started is simple – just get started! Find a task that’s small, get it done, and move on to the next one. If you need more motivation than that, break out the espresso and get ready to clean. With enough caffeine, you’ll be a human dynamo – unable to sit-still and looking for some way to channel your energy. That’s the perfect time to put the broom in your hand and make some progress. Crank the cleaning up to 11 – put on your favorite playlist or check out these spring cleaning playlists.

Bring Some Friends Along

You can ask your friends to help you, but be warned! You might get roped into helping them clean their house. Still, it’s an option. You can even sweeten the deal by offering to buy them pizza. If you have kids, have them to do their part. There are plenty of age-appropriate activities that children can help out with. Getting children involved with chores will teach them that cleanliness is important, and children who help with chores are more responsible.

Hire a Professional

If this list didn’t inspire you at all, this is the easiest option. A professional will have all the supplies, not to mention the expertise, to do the job. And let’s be honest, sometimes it just feels better to hire an expert and know that the job is in capable hands.

Need a Hand Removing a Large Object? Call Meehan’s Family Moving

Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help you move across town or out of state. But if your spring cleaning means you need help moving some items to the local donation site, give us a call at (561) 904-6000 for a free, no-obligation quote or contact us online.

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Palm Beach County

We know Palm Beach, one of Florida’s most populated counties, like the back of our hand! Thinking about moving down? Contact us now for advice and a free quote for your move.

1. The Weather Can Be Bizarre

Have you ever heard the expression, “When it rains, it pours?” Here, it can pour on one block and be magnificently sunny one block over. South Florida counties are prone to wet summers, and Palm Beach County is no exception. Summers can reach blistering temperatures, and humid air often turns into thunderstorms in this tropical climate.

However, this is not to say that Palm Beach County weather is all storms and gusts. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Fall and winter in Palm Beach County are particularly beautiful, with low temperatures that dip into the 50’s and highs that reach 80 degrees. If you’re making the move to Palm Beach County it’s safe to say you can leave your winter coat behind.

2. The Landscape is Diverse

Palm Beach County stands out among other South Florida counties for a variety of reasons, but something particularly noteworthy is the variety of landscapes it offers. On the eastern edge of Palm Beach County you’ll find gorgeous sandy beaches that are complimented by a thriving nightlife – Delray Beach and West Palm Beach offer fantastic beaches that sport seaside towns full of shopping and restaurants.

Moving more inland, Palm Beach County becomes more rural. Home to some excellent schools for your young ones, you’ll only ever be a few minutes drive from classes to the shore.

Most uniquely, Palm Beach County does include the northern edge of the Everglades National Park. Between various wetlands, such as Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee and Green Cay Nature Center, and the tip of the Everglades outside of your front door, peaceful walks and exciting wildlife are always nearby.

The Streets Are Bustling

Some people hear the word “traffic,” and immediately assume it’s a bad thing. However, do you know why Palm Beach County streets get a bit busy? It’s because the county features growth every year, with more people fluctuating in to stimulate the economy and add their own flavor to the county.

Between schools, entertainment, dining, shopping and wildlife, there is always somewhere to go or something to do in Palm Beach County. Since you’ll be sharing the road with just over 1.4 million Palm Beachers, a bit of congestion is expected here and there.

The upside? Palm Beach County streets are meticulously maintained. With most main roads featuring upwards of four lanes lined with flourishing palms and tropical plants, even a slower drive is a gorgeous drive. Additionally, major roadways such as Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike make getting from Point A to Point B a whole lot quicker.

Dive into Palm Beach County

Are you making the move to Palm Beach County? Welcome! Bear this information in mind as you get adjusted, and contact the team at Meehan’s Family Moving for help settling in to your new place.

Give us a call at 561-708-4639.

We know Palm Beach, one of Florida’s most populated counties, like the back of our hand! Thinking about moving down? Contact us now for advice and a free quote for your move.

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3 Things to Consider when Choosing a Cross-Country Moving Company

Moving is one thing, but moving cross-country presents a whole new set of challenges and stressors. It takes more time, more money, more organization, and more help, so when choosing a moving company for your big move, what should you look for? Stick to these three tips and you’ll be in trusted and able hands during this stressful time in your life.

1. Check for their licenses and insurance. For an out-of-state move, look for the US DOT number which has been approved and distributed by the United States Department of Transportation. Once you see that they have one, check that it is valid using the DOT database. For California moves, it’s called a Cal T license, so make sure to look for that instead. On that same website, you can check if they are currently insured so that you will not be responsible if anything were to happen. A bonus would be if your personal items were covered during the move, but if not, you could always reach out to an outside insurance company.
2. How long have they been in business? Do they have reliable reviews? Choosing a company with many years of experience under their belt means that they have stood up against the competition and have proved themselves to be a responsible and reliable moving company. Additionally, check some online review sites or testimonials to see if they have any specific strengths or weaknesses.
3. Ask what their rates include. Out of state moves can get expensive very quickly, making it extremely important to get your budget in check. Do their rates include gas? Does it change based on the season or days of the week? This is also something you can look at reviews for—any hidden charges will be first and forefront in negative reviews.

As third generation moving specialists and over 10 years in the business, here at Meehan Family Moving we understand how stressful moving can be. We’re here to make your move—whether local or cross-country—as easy as possible. For movers you can trust, call 561-708-4693 or visit us online at www.meehansfamilymoving.com.

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6 Tips For A Painless Long Distance Move

Moving is daunting, but moving out of state can cause a whole host of anxieties that can seem a little out of control. It could appear impossible to fit 10+ years of accumulated stuff into boxes and drag it across the country, but people do it all the time! With these simple preparation tips, moving out of state will be much more manageable and relaxed.

Create a To-Do List

Even the act of creating a list can calm anxieties and make your list of things to get done seem less intimidating. Bonus points if you create a calendar to-do list, meaning you give yourself a few tasks each day to break it up over the course of a month or so. Some things we suggest you put on that list: electricity, cable, dates for each room/section of the house to pack, when and how you are getting to the new home, etc.

Clean House

This could be the most important step. Most of us can be put under the hoarder category; we keep every little thing because “we might use this in the future.” While that may be true, it’s best to get rid of things that you haven’t used—or seen—in the last 6 months. You most likely won’t need it or even know that it’s gone in the first place. Getting rid of these little things really add up and make packing much more succinct and organized.

Set a Budget

The expense of moving can add up pretty quickly—between flights, gas, moving companies, internet, cable, electric, etc., you could end up blowing your funds out of the water. By setting a budget, it is much easier to keep track of how much you’re spending so you can keep everything in check, causing less economic stress on you and your family.

Find A Moving Company You Can Trust

Your stuff is important to you, and we get that. As a family business, we understand that the little stuff can mean the most to you. Finding a moving company that you can trust relieves a bulk of the stress that comes along with moving. Pick a company that will treat your stuff like it’s their own.

Pack Smart and Don’t Procrastinate

Remember when you were in school and procrastination was a way of life? The same principle applies to packing—pack smart and pack early to make moving out and moving in as calm as possible. Pack similar things together and start as early as possible to avoid stress.

Keep An Emergency Bag

As much as we don’t want to think about it, accidents happen. Maybe your car breaks down mid-move or your plane has a technological issue and has to hold off from boarding until further notice; no one wants to be without clean clothes. Try to make the best out of a bad situation by packing a bag with the essentials. Such a small detail can make a big difference in your sanity and comfort when travel plans get derailed.

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Did You Know? Meehan’s Family Moving Offers Furniture Moving Services

If you’re gearing up for a move, you’re likely thinking about all the things on your to-do list. As you prepare for your move, you have to consider a range of things. Whether it’s picking the neighborhood you’ll move into or deciding a timeframe for your move, it’s a process that requires a lot of planning.

But how will you move your furniture? Sure, some pieces can be moved without much effort, but other pieces of furniture will need to be disassembled and reassembled. If you’re moving somewhere in Palm Beach County, reach out to Meehan’s Family Moving for furniture moving services

Our team will make it easy to move even the largest pieces of furniture. We can take apart your large furniture pieces and put them back together once your things are transported to your new home. Whether it’s a bed frame, large chest of drawers or something else, Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help.

It may seem overwhelming to disassemble all of your furniture, and if you don’t have professional help, it can be a bit challenging. Using a company furniture moving service will take away any moving-related anxiety and make things much easier in the long run.

All of your furniture is protected during your move. We offer transit protection and carefully wrap all of your belongings to ensure they arrive in one piece. Additionally, our services aren’t one-size-fits-all. We get to know you and become familiarized with your needs, so you’re never stressed out by our services. We take the stress away!

Whether you’re moving all of your belongings or planning a smaller-scale move, Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help you. We’re third-generation moving specialists, and you’ll feel much calmer when your belongings are in our experienced hands. Call us at 581-904-6000, or click here to request a free quote.

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Benefits of Hiring a Family-Owned Moving Company for Your Next Move

We all dread the six-letter word: Moving. One word can bring so much anxiety and stress to an individual or family. At Meehan’s Family Moving we can help make your move stress-free from start to finish. Read on to learn why you should hire a family-owned moving company.

Family Values

We pride ourselves on the fact that Meehan’s Family Moving has been around for over 50 years. We understand the importance of treating your valuables like our own. It’s important to our family business that we deliver the same stability and commitment for every move.

Experience

Reputation is everything, and in today’s world it’s important to be transparent. Every move is backed by our experience and reputation in the community. Meehan’s Family Moving has been in business for over three generations. We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable and stress-free experience for your move.

Professional

Our staff is friendly and courteous, and it’s of the utmost importance to our company that we treat our customers like family. We listen to your needs and put our customers first. We treat your valuables with the respect and care you deserve.

Equipment

We have the latest software such as internet-based tracking and supplies to make your move easy and worry-free. Whether you’re moving into a one bedroom apartment or sprawling estate, we have a range of crew that can help with all your needs.

Cost-Effective

Often times using a family-owned moving company is less expensive than corporate. Why? Using a family-owned moving company may not have the corporate and franchise fees that bigger companies incur, so those savings go right down to you! Meehan’s Family Moving is licensed and insured, leaving you feeling secure and knowing your valuables are protected.

Meehan’s Family Moving: A Family Company

We understand moving can be a stressful time, that’s why Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help! Our local or long-distance services can ensure you have support from packing to unloading. All furniture is blanket wrapped for extra protection, and our experts will handle your personal belongs with the same attention as if it was our own. Call 561.904.6000 today for a free estimate.

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Here’s How To Move During The Holidays in Palm Beach County

If you’re in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington or somewhere else in Palm Beach County, you’re likely enjoying our mild fall and winter weather. You may also be preparing for a move. Moving during the holiday season may seem like an impossible task, but if you prepare for any possible complications, you’ll be ready for anything the move may bring.

Donate Unused Things

It’s always a good idea to donate things you aren’t using, but the holiday season presents a perfect time to declutter and give things away. You’ll have fewer things to move, and you’ll also help out families that may be struggling during the holiday season. Go through all of your things as you begin to pack, and set aside any belongings you haven’t used in a while. Take them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army, which will also help you get in the holiday spirit.

Decide On Decorations

If you’re usually festive during the holidays, you may be feeling glum about missing out on house decor. It’s possible to decorate both your old and new home during the holidays, as long as you’re willing to make things a bit more minimalist than usual. You can get a small Christmas tree for your old home as you pack, and you can put together a box of decorations for your new place.

Hire Professional Movers

You already have so many things on your to-do list this holiday season. Make the transition easier by hiring a professional moving team. A moving team will make the move less stressful and your holiday season feel normal, even with a huge stressor.

The team at Meehan’s Family Moving wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. If you’re planning a move in the Palm Beach area, give us a call at 561-904-6000, or request a free quote here.

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3 Reasons to Hire a Family Owned and Operated Moving Company

When it comes to moving, the priority is always to move your belongings safely. Unfortunately, this is also a task that needs a high level of expertise and should be done with the utmost care. This is the reason why people hire professionals to do it for them. However, it is essential to find a moving company that has its priorities right.

Given the benefits offered by any family owned business, we believe that a family owned moving company is a great option to choose as it offers the best possible service. Here are 3 reasons why you should opt for a family owned business when choosing a moving company:

Experience

More often than not, family owned moving companies have been in the business for years. This gives them a lot of experience in their field and they know how to operate in order to provide excellent service. As they have been in the market for a long time, they know all the hacks and methods to deal with every kind of situation. Whether you are moving homes or your business, they will know exactly how to safely pack your belongings.

Cost Effective

Many people believe that the only way to ensure that their belongings are moved with care is to hire the moving company that charges the highest. While this provides a level of satisfaction to them, in most cases, it is not worth all the money they end up paying for the services. Why pay so much when you can receive the same or in some cases, even better services from a family owned business that will not charge you a fortune?

Better Technology and Reputation

A family owned business catering to your moving will ensure that no stone remains unturned for an easy and careful move. Unlike big companies that can bring in business despite a few mishaps, family owned firms need to maintain a good reputation. Therefore, they cannot afford to make even the smallest of mistakes.

Moreover, to compete with the market sharks, they keep updating their methods, inoculating technology, such as internet-based shipment tracking, to their procedures. This ensures excellence and efficiency.

Are you looking for an efficient moving company, which is a family owned business? If yes, then Meehan’s family moving is the right option for you.

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Long-Distance Moving Tips for a Successful Move

Moving anywhere is complicated, and long distance moves are typically the most challenging. They are more expensive and come with a complete change of environment. But with some extra planning and a local moving company you can trust, you can avoid some of the pitfalls of long-distance moving. If you’re planning a long-distance move, check out these tips from the experts at Meehan’s Family Moving.

1. Plan Ahead

The best way to make sure your long-distance move goes smoothly is to make sure you plan ahead. Research local moving companies and read customer reviews to make sure they are reliable, trustworthy, and offer fair prices. Reach out to the company you choose about 3 months in advance to ensure you can book the date and time you want. Moving companies are especially busy in the summertime, but by planning ahead, you won’t have to worry about getting a mover at the last minute.

2. Downsize Your Belongings

With long-distance moves, you typically pay based on how much stuff you have. Packing is the perfect time to clean out those boxes that have been collecting dust in your basement for years. Consider donating or selling items you no longer use.

3. Label Boxes

That Sharpie is about to become your new best friend. Be sure to label each box while you are packing and be as detailed as possible. Write down the items in each box and the room to which it belongs. This will expedite the moving-in process.

4. Plan Furniture Placement Locations

It’s a smart idea to consider where you want your furniture to go in your new home to make sure it will all fit. If your new home is smaller than your current one, it’s possible that the new home will feel crowded if you bring all your furniture. If you don’t have a place for an item, get rid of it before the move.

5. Make a Plan for Your Car

Your vehicle needs a moving plan as well. Will you be driving it, or do you need to ship it? Figure this out as early as possible. You typically need to book a car shipment several weeks prior to your move to make sure you have a vehicle to drive once you reach your destination.

6. Plan for Your Pet

Long-distance moves can be very stressful for our beloved animals. Make sure your pets have updated ID tags and appropriate carriers before the move. Research pet-friendly hotels in advance and during the move, be sure to take enough bathroom breaks for them.

Reliable Long-Distance Movers in Palm Beach County

Meehan’s Family Moving is committed to easing the stress of a long-distance move for you and your family. With years of experience in the moving industry, our professional movers take pride in putting our customers first. Meehan’s Family Moving carries out moves from Florida to states along the East Coast, in the North East, and the South. To find out how we can help with your next long-distance move, call us today at (561) 904-6000.