Moving the Irreplaceable

We recently shared some of the steps we take to protect your belonging during a move. As movers we are constantly encountering unusual and irreplaceable items that not only have a significant personal value but are priceless too. Here are a few irreplaceable items that we encounter and how we insure a safe and secure transport to your new home.

Fine Art & Antiques Handling:

  • All special art and antique items are noted, photographed and carefully packed.
  • Custom crates are designed and built to protect each item through out the move.
  • Art and Antique storage is provided where needed during the move, via highly secured, protected and climate-controlled storage facilities.

Wine Collections:

  • Our skilled moving specialists will secure your wine collections in individually padded custom wine boxes.
  • Wine transport on special temperature- controlled trucks is available at your request.
  • If storage is required, your collection will be stored in a secure and climate-controlled room to keep your special vintages safe until arrival.

Piano Moving and Setup:

  • Our experienced team can easily move any type of piano, from upright, to Baby Grand, or Grand Piano
  • We’ll pad, protect and relocate your piano to your new home in pristine condition, using precisely engineered hoisting services wherever necessary.
  • We also offer climate controlled transport and storage.

What is an Elite Move

Even if you want to move, no one likes to move. Along with laborious tasks like packing, unpacking and, of course, lifting heavy boxes, there are also concerns about more fragile items, such as artwork or antiques. That’s why FlatRate Moving has developed a new upscale service called Elite — for those who do not want to worry about the gritty details. With this premier service you’ll be able to leave for work from your old home and return to your new home in the evening, everything already in place.

Here’s how it works:

Elite Liaison

An experienced and knowledgeable Elite Liaison will assist you throughout moving day, to provide any support you may require and can even help to oversee your move in your absence, if preferred. Your Liaison can also run errands, organize, help you to update your new address with all of your utilities, and more.

Packing & Unpacking, Labeling and Inventory

Our skilled packing teams employ a precise and proprietary packing and labeling system, in which each box is meticulously inventoried, photographed and packed. Thanks to this unique system, the contents of every packed box can be reviewed without opening.  You’ll also be provided with a detailed list of your entire transferred inventory on the day of the move.  The same team to pack your belongings will then unpack for you upon arrival, as well, replacing everything carefully where it belongs.

Elite Carpenter

The carpenter will build custom crates for your belongings where required, and also handles disassembly and reassembly of furnishings or items as well.

Handyman Service

A handyman will be at your service, available for all those little tasks to help make your new residence a home — from hanging pictures, to installing shelves, light fixtures, and more.

Hoisting and Heavy Items Handling

We provide expert hoisting, as needed, for any unusually heavy or oversized items. Whether it’s an oversized piece of furniture or a piano, we’ll get it done safely and skillfully.

Cleaning

Our excellent cleaning service will make sure both residences — old and new — are sparkling and clean for the transition.

Car Service

For your convenience on moving day, Elite will provide you with car service to take you to your new home.

IT Professional

Elite’s IT professional means you can skip the tedium and frustration of electronics and computer setup and let us handle it for you. Our experienced IT person will be at your service on move-in to easily install and set up everything from your computers and networks, to televisions, surround-sound or other electronic components, and more.

Locksmith

Elite will provide you with a dedicated locksmith, so that you can change your locks to your specifications before move-in, for your convenience and peace of mind.

Elite Moving

I was moving from Miami to ny. I’m a very busy person so i was looking for a moving company that does it all, a company that would do the move for me without me having to intervene. I was basically looking for a company that by many people doesn’t exist. I wanted to move without moving. Ive had to move many times over the past few years because of my job, so i have a basic idea of what a good moving company has to be like and what it shouldn’t be like.Ive had different experiences with different companies some were good and some were not.

But this time i didn’t want to bother with the move I wanted it to go as smoothly as possible. About a month before my move I called up a friend of mine nd asked him if he knows any luxury/elite moving companies, that would do the job well, so well that i wont even feel that I’m moving. To my surprise his answer was positive. He immediately said Flatrate moving. I asked him how do u know about them so he told me h used their services a few times, and every time he came out even more satisfied than the last time, he said they were fabulous.

The next day I called them, I asked if they I can make my move on a certain day they said before we talk about that lets have a meeting on this day and set up all the details of your move. During that meeting they took care of everything, we talked about everything to do with the move, and they even thought about questions tht didnt even come to my mind @ all. I thought it was amazing how they had it all figured out by the end of the day.

The day of the move came by and it was like every other day… I went to work they did everything. I came home at the end of the day and everything was done, it was amazing! When i came into my new apartment everything was there, nothing was damaged, nothing missing it was all great just like my buddy told me. Overall i think Flatrate moving is a great company, they did everything they were supposed to in less time with a great service.

http://www.flatrateelite.com/

Luxury Furniture in the time you move

The time you move is your oppertunity to throw away old furnitures and get new ones! Ergonomic Furniture can make a great difference to the health of many people. With putting a little bit of extra effort in designing ergonomic X99 chair, Traditional Casegoods, Zody Chair, Keyboard draws, and Flat panel monitor arms employers can improve the productivity of their employees. This will also make employees feel more comfortable and minimize the possibilities of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

According to a study, it is not the time you spent on computers that cause these MSDs, but the factor responsible for MSDs are the poorly designed office furnitures. A well-designed ergonomic office furniture can prevent many injuries and illnesses. It would be not an exaggeration to say that ergonomic office furniture may offer biggest economic advantages to employers in reduced health insurance costs.

Zody Chair – Meet Zody, the high performance task chair that blends science based wellness and comfort, international design, and best in class sustainability. Science. Zody is the only chair to have PAL a patent pending user selected asymmetrical lumbar support system and a passive pelvic support. The back support system was developed with the help of the Human Performance Institute at Western Michigan University. As a result of this research, Zody earned the first ever task chair endorsement by the American Physical Therapy association.

Keyboard draws – Keyboard Drawer, Steel Platform,Gel Arm Rest,16″Slides,7 Position Height Adjustment. Keyboard Drawer, Accessory Tray, Keyboard Drawer With Mouse Solution, Adjustable, Articulating Keyboard Trays. 

X99 chair – X99 family answers every seating need. Achieve excellence through synergy. Harmony through unity. Stimulate your body and mind with a chair that is both captivating and stylish. Designed and engineered for a global environment by Haworth, Comforto and Germany’s ITO Design, X99 maintains the highest level of performance. The exhilarating ride is highly responsive to all body movements, and every personal adjustment has been precisely engineered. A brilliant integration of design with performance.

Flat panel monitor arms – Flat Panel Monitor Arm,Stellaris Clamp Mount LA2-23,Arms Fold Back, 14″ of Horizontal Movement, Tilt/Pivot.

Flat Panel Monitor Arm,LA2-2500 Stellaris Enhanced System,2-3 Monitor Support,29.5″ Vertical Pole,14″ of Horizontal.  

Traditional Casegoods – Load of parts, configurations, and individual casegoods are available in this Traditional Casegoods series.

Elite Moving

Elite moving is a on of a kind thing, where the customer has the whole process of moving done for him without worrying about a thing. Discover the decadence of Elite, the industry’s first true luxury moving service.

Led by your personal Elite Liaison, we’ll handle everything you need for your move from start to finish.  From planning and logistics, to unpacking and setup, we’ll move you to your new home while beautifully managing and protecting your Art, Antiques, Wine Collection, Pianos, buildings, and more in the process. 

With Elite, you’ll have a handpicked team of trained professionals working constantly to see to your comfort and satisfaction in every way. At Last, a Luxury Moving Service from an Industry Leader
FlatRate revolutionized the industry over 15 years ago with the concept of a flat-rate move without nebulous pricing or hidden costs. Now over 200,000 moves later, FlatRate has five locations nationwide, a prestigious Forbes Enterprise award, and a Best of Citysearch (BOC) Award. FlatRate is proud to be one of the most acclaimed movers in the nation, with excellent moving services for almost any budget.

Elite is the latest revolution from FlatRate Moving & Storage, created in response to today’s growing need for a comprehensive moving service.  Elite meets that demand in style, bringing elegance and comfort to moving on an entirely new scale, and supporting those clients for whom total management and convenience are the highest priorities.

From planning to transport to setup, Elite anticipates and meets your every need on moving day.

Some Elite stuf includes: Zody Chair, Lounge Sofa,

VIP Moving

There are those who like the good life, and there are those who can afford the good life. For those who can afford it there is a special service provided… In the Flatrate moving system VIP moving is meant for those who want to enjoy a moveless move, the most enjoyable and restful move you will ever experience. This service is made especially for the elderly and those who can afford such a luxurious service.

home-expensive-artThis service specializes in moving expensive furniture such as expensive pictures, collections.

There are many other things which require extra care such as pottery and other expensive artwork. Many people also own animals which they cannot take with them on their move, our service is specialized to deal with situations like this one. A popular issue many people have to deal with in luxury moving is the wine cellar. This is a known issue to us and is taken care by the professionals to the best of their and our ability. Another issue is pets. Many people make their move on days that to them are very pressuring and can not carry their pets around with them, this is a part of moving and we take care of it to the best of our ability.

The Flatrate VIP moving group specializes in moving pianos as well as antiques and fine furnishings. Being able to move these things correctly requires long and unique training, which many movers today do not have. This ability alone, sets our movers well above the majority of movers when it comes to skills and service. This is especially true with customers who have used us after having had a bad experience with other moving companies when they have moved before. Our movers experience with caring about customer things and walking the extra mile, making moving day a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

The most important consideration when selecting a mover is that you are provided with a good crew of well-trained men on moving day! The worst thing that can happen on moving day is to have a poor crew show up to do your job. Companies who provide VIP Moving have only the finest professional moving personnel all uniformed who have been trained to use all of our moving techniques. We consider the moving profession to be a skilled labor trade requiring professional people well versed in the proper techniques for moving furniture efficiently, without damage this is because we are trusted with some peoples most prized possessions and are responsible for them. Some movers we know of seem to look at moving as an unskilled labor trade, so that explains why they use a lot of inexperienced, day labor type of help who arrive at a customer’s job site having a ragtag appearance, without proper skills. Consequently their customers many times have their job done poorly, slowly and with a good chance for damages while our jobs are being done efficiently and well with a minimum chance of damages. We believe that skilled men using good equipment with good techniques will always do the best job. That’s why our customers are so satisfied with our services.

Moving without moving?

white-gloves-movingIt is possible to move without moving? Be wonder, but yes it is!

Imagine the decadence of a truly luxurious move—with everything planned on your behalf, no boxes to pack or unpack, and with even your electronics, computers and TVs connected upon arrival. The kind of move you’ve dreamed of, where all you have to do is come home.  Their site is Luxury Moving.

ART & ANTIQUES

With expert packing, custom-built crates, and private storage with precise climate controls, Elite movers offer safe handling of your most

precious and important belongings.

From expert packing to private storage, Elite movers offer safe handling of your most precious and important belongings, as follows:

  • All special Art and Antique items are noted, photographed, and carefully packed
  • Custom crates are designed and built to protect each item throughout the move
  • Art & Antique storage is provided where needed during the move, via highly secured and protected storage facilities
  • Climate and humidity controls maintain your most delicate pieces until they are ready for final delivery
  • Elite movers also provide expert preparation and transport of your pianos or oversized or extra-heavy objects of all kinds.
  • Where hoisting is required, Elite’s experienced team can even safely and skillfully use cranes through windows when necessary, as well. And once Elite movers moved your piano, Elite movers even bring in a technician to tune it for you upon arrival, if desired.

WINE COLLECTIONS

Elite movers understand the dedication required to build a superior wine collection, so Elite movers implemented extra measures to protect and transport your special vintages, including such options as special crates and refrigerated storage and transport.

At Elite, Elite movers understand the level of dedication required to build a superior collection, which is why Elite movers implemented extra measures to protect and transport your vintages:

  • As with all packing and preparation, Elite Moving Companies skilled moving specialists will inventory and photograph your collection before the move Elite movers also offer transport on special temperature-controlled trucks where necessary, available at your request.
  • If storage is required, your collection will be stored in a secure and climate-controlled room to keep your special vintages safe until arrival.
  • With an attentive eye toward an extra-smooth journey, your collections are then safety moved and unpacked in your new home

PIANO MOVING

Elite’s experienced team can easily move any type of piano as part of your move. Whether you’ll be moving an upright, Baby Grand, or Grand piano, Elite movers will take special care in transporting your fine instrument.

  • Elite Moving Companies experienced team can easily move any type of piano, from upright, to Baby Grand, or Grand Piano.
  • Elite Moving Companies take special care with your fine instrument, paying attention to every detail to pad and prepare it for moving.
  • Using superb teams and technology, and providing hoisting services for oversized items where needed, Elite Moving Companies relocate your piano to your new home in pristine condition.
  • Elite Moving Companies also offer climate-controlled transport and storage, if required.

Senior Moving

senior movingThe time may come when it will be necessary for you to move a family member from their own home to another type of accommodation. Depending on their state of health and finances, the options generally fall into three categories:

For the Active Senior – Retirement Communities
Usually these are condo, land-lease or own homeownership of detached/semi detached homes, townhouses or apartments. There are usually recreational facilities in place in a planned community type setting.

For the Less Active Senior – Retirement Homes
Usually these are small apartments or bed-sitting type accommodations (including a small galley kitchen). Meals are available in a communal dining room although residents can prepare light meals in their own unit. Recreational activities are also available within the complex.
Nursing staff is usually available on site with physicians on an on-call basis.

For Seniors Requiring Care – Nursing Homes
Usually a private or shared room accommodation with 24 hour nursing staff available. Crafts, physiotherapy and some light recreational activity available on site.

Finding the right accommodation can be a time consuming and sometimes difficult task. Nursing homes in particular often have waiting lists. Some useful internet resources include:

www.Flatratemoving.com

www.royallepage.ca/retiring

www.seniorsearch.com

www.benefits.org/papillon

www.thecareguide.com

If the person in question is not involved in the choice of residence, it is very important to be sensitive to the impact this move will have on your relative. Take extra time to listen to their concerns. Depending on how much space they will have in the new residence, help them to choose an appropriate number of special pieces of furniture and/or keepsakes to accompany them. Ask for their opinion before discarding belongings and honour their wishes as to how some items are to be distributed among family members or to worthy charities. If the relative is moving into a non-assisted living type arrangement,  at least offer assistance in making the moving arrangements. Assist them with the sorting and any self-packing. Offer to let them stay at your home during the pre-move stage.

If the person in question is not involved in the choice of residence, it is very important to be sensitive to the impact this move will have on your relative. Take extra time to listen to their concerns. Depending on how much space they will have in the new residence, help them to choose an appropriate number of special pieces of furniture and/or keepsakes to accompany them. Ask for their opinion before
discarding belongings and honour their wishes as to how some items are to be distributed among family members or to worthy charities.

If the relative is moving into a non-assisted living type arrangement, at least offer assistance in making the moving arrangements. Assist them with the sorting and any self-packing. Offer to let them stay at
your home during the pre-move stage.

Seniors Luxury Moving

Imagine the decadence of a truly luxurious move—with everything planned on your behalf, no boxes to pack or unpack, and with even your electronics, computers and TVs connected upon arrival. The kind of move you’ve dreamed of, where all you have to do is come home.  Introducing Seniors Luxury Moving.