Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mover Profile: Hank

Meet a Member of UF Mover Guys

Mover Profile: Meet Hank

Mover Profile: Meet Hank

 

Name: Hank

What is your favorite part about working for UF Mover Guys?

I love my co-workers and meeting new people every day.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I play rugby.

What brought you to Gainesville?

The University of Florida. Go Gators!

If you could move any celebrity, who would it be and why?

If I could move any celebrity it would be Coach Mac. I’d love to get a chance to talk with him and pick his brain.

What is your favorite moving story?

I have too many favorite moving stories. Most of them involve Bill.

Mover Profile: Hank

Mover Profile: Hank

 

Unique Challenges Florida Movers Face

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Moving Challenges Only Floridians Will Understand

If you are trying to move a large amount of furniture or office material in Gainesville, then you should understand some of the unique challenges that Florida movers face. If you do not plan on hiring a Gainesville moving company, then you should understand what kind of problems you will face without this professional assistance.

Moving in the Rain in Florida

The weather in Florida is always unpredictable.

The number one reason that Gainesville moving is so hard is the weather. Even if the sun is shining brightly in the morning, you never know if you will run into mid day winds or a short rainstorm. Depending on what you are moving, you may have a problem getting a particular item into a new building safely without damaging it.

Moving in Heavy Traffic

The traffic in Florida never lets up.

The great thing about hiring Gainesville movers is that they are also well versed in how to navigate Florida traffic. If you are going to a relatively remote place, then you may have to deal with the traffic conditions in the area. This can be frustrating and tiring. By the time that you get to your destination, you may not have the strength to actually unload and unpack all of your belongings. This can get incredibly frustrating if your truck rental has a time limit on it.

If you run into traffic, you may also spend more on gas money than you originally thought. Stop and go traffic is murder on gas mileage in Florida.

Moving in Hot Weather

The Florida heat can sap your strength very quickly.

Even if you make it to your destination without a great deal of traffic, you still have to move all of that heavy furniture inside. The Florida sun can sap your strength more quickly than you might think. If you only have enough manpower to barely move your furniture and equipment, you may find yourself the victim of dehydration. Again, if you are on a schedule, this can cause you to incur late fees.

Mover Profile: Clay

Meet a Member of UF Mover Guys

Mover Profile: Meet Clay

Mover Profile: Meet Clay

 

Name: Clay

What is your favorite part about working for UF Mover Guys?

There is a great brotherhood here at UF Mover Guys.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like reading books, grilling, and fishing.

What brought you to Gainesville?

I came to Gainesville for school.

If you could move any celebrity, who would it be and why?

I would move Donald Trump because he would probably tip well.

What is your favorite moving story?

My favorite moving story is the time that Eric and I were called for a load swap in Tampa. The trucks never showed up, so we just fished the whole time.

Mover Profile: Clay

Mover Profile: Clay

 

Mover Profile: Bill

Meet a Member of UF Mover Guys

Mover Profile: Meet Bill

Mover Profile: Meet Bill

Name: Bill

What is your favorite part about working for UF Mover Guys?

My favorite part about working for UF Mover Guys is that I have fun, friendly, and supportive coworkers and bosses.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I play rugby in my spare time.

What brought you to Gainesville?

I came to participate in the Sports Management program at UF.

If you could move any celebrity, who would it be and why?

If I could move any celebrity, I would move Jennifer Aniston so that I could propose.

What is your favorite moving story?

My favorite moving story is that one time an elderly woman mistook me for her son all day.

Mover Profile: Bill

Mover Profile: Bill

Using Social Media to Plan a Move & Find a Moving Company

Using Social Media to Plan Your Move

Plan Your Move With Social Media

If you are like 65 percent of Americans, you use social media often. It is easier than ever to find out the latest sports scores, check in on a friend’s vacation, and shop without leaving your couch. As you prepare to move to a new place of residence, look to your favorite websites to help you along the way.

Look for Suggestions

Log on to Pinterest to look for a variety of helpful suggestions as you start packing. Type in keywords such as “moving lists”, “moving tips”, and “moving hacks” to find all kinds of moving advice. You will find many tricks such as using foam plates between your breakable plates during transport or ways to keep cables from becoming a tangled, confusing mess. Print the lists that will help you and leave the decorating ideas until you are settled in your new home.

Sell What You Don’t Need

Use your move as a time to clean out your house. Before packing, go through closets and drawers and remove items you no longer use. Use a social selling site such as Varagesale or Facebook yard sale groups to post your ads. Meet up in a public place to complete the sale. If you have lots of items for sale use a title such as “moving sale” to get more attention.

See What Your Neighbors Suggest

Open up a review website such as Yelp to see what Gainesville moving company is recommended. Look at specific reviews to see what kind of service you can expect from Gainesville movers. Don’t forget to find a couple good places to eat near your new home. Plan on eating a few meals out until you can stock back up on groceries and get your kitchen unpacked.

Ask Your Friends

Now that you have suggestions from people you don’t know, turn to Facebook to help you make up your mind. Ask your friends for their suggestions about Gainesville moving companies. If you belong to any local groups you can post an ad looking for moving boxes. Often people will happily give those boxes away when they are done.

With these simple tips for planning your move using social media, you can expect a less frustrating process all around!