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When packing boxes, we advise not to use boxes from grocery stores, liquor stores or any other box used to transport food or drinks. In most cases odors & residue remain in the cardboard and will attract pests and rodents.

Something to think about - not all boxes are created equal. In fact there are different grades of corrugated cardboard. Moving boxes are of a much higher grade than average as they are built to withstand pressure to keep items safe inside. The weaker the box, the more likely they are to crush under pressure when stacked. This is why it is so important when choosing the right boxes.

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Boxes & Supplies Services 

When it comes to packaging your office or home items for moving, you need to find the right boxes and supplies for your items.  While any box might seem convenient for whatever items you are moving, you should note that not all boxes are ideal for packaging moving items as they may not be sturdy enough to secure your items safely. This puts your valuables at risk of damage as the boxes might collapse or tear during transit.

At Sunshine Movers, we help keep your items safe and secure when moving with our boxes and supplies services that provide appropriate packaging to suit your specific needs. Our high-grade boxes won’t crash when stacked.

Whether you are moving small items like books and CDs, or huge items like clothing on hangers, we have just the right boxes and supplies for you. This includes protective covering, custom crating and blanket wraps, stretch tape, and tape gun as well as commercial pads for the protection of your valuables.

You don’t have to provide the moving boxes and supplies as we come equipped and ready to go. If you are looking to move, let Sunshine Movers help you in the most convenient and hassle-free manner.

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Small Moving Box

  • When packing small items such as books, CDs, DVDs, photos.
  • For fragile items such as small statues, glass items, small picture frames, and other small keepsakes –be sure to properly wrap each item individually.
  • Be careful not to over-pack the box, making it too heavy to lift.
  • DIMENSIONS (In Inches) 16 x 12.5 x 12.5
  • One roll of tape will secure about 12 - 14 small boxes

Medium Moving Box

  • The most common used moving box as it is used for a variety of items
  • For kitchen and household belongings, office items, medium framed photos and more • Be careful not to over-pack the box, making it too heavy to lift.
  • DIMENSIONS (In Inches) 18 x 18 x 16
  • One roll of tape should secure about 10 - 12 medium boxes

Large Moving Box

  • For large lightweight items such as toys, linens, pots & pans, etc.
  • Wrap smaller, heavier items in towels or linens in these large boxes.
  • Especially important for the large boxes – be careful not to over-pack the box, making it too heavy to lift. • DIMENSIONS (In Inches) 24 x 18 x 18
  • One roll of tape will secure about 8 - 10 large boxes

Extra Large Moving Box

  • Do not be tempted to stock up on extra large as a means to speed up the process. In fact this is the least used moving box.
  • Slightly larger than a large box, these boxes should be used for oversized light weight items.
  • Ideal for pillows, bedding and lighter weight, large items
  • Accommodate taller items such as framed artwork, etc.
  • DIMENSIONS (In Inches) 24 x 18 x 24
  • One roll of tape will accommodate about 8 - 10 extra large boxes

Wardrobe Box

  • 45 inches tall for clothing on hangers
  • Hanging bar makes it easy to move clothes right from the closet to the wardrobe box • Great for storing clothes at home during changing seasons
  • DIMENSIONS (In Inches) 24 x 20 x 45

Picture Boxes

  • Picture boxes come in a set of 4 corner caps which can be oscillated to fit most all medium to large pictures or mirrors.
  • Mirrors and framed art should be wrapped with brown paper* prior to being packed in a picture box
  • Some oil canvas’s may be wrapped in a special art wrapping paper that will not disturb the oil and other materials within the canvas. (We do not carry this paper in stock normally but can order within one business day.)    

TV Box

  • If you have the original box that the TV came in, great! If not a universal TV box can be purchased. They often come in a few different sizes to fit a range of sizes.
  • A TV box is critical for moving high end larger televisions. Without being packed, there is no guarantee that the TV will be moved safely.
  • At Sunshine Movers we can custom fit or “cardboard crate” your TV using our commercial pads as well as fitting a cardboard shell around your TV for save transit.

Brown wrap also referred to as Paper pads

  • Brown wrap can be used for multiple purposes during the moving and storage process. Delicate vases, electronics or other larger fragile items may be wrapped with brown wrap prior to packing within a box.
  • Brown wrap can be used to wrap art & mirrors prior to being packed.
  • Brown wrap can be used as a one time use pad for items going into storage.
  • In some cases brown wrap can be used to pad items in transit however we do not recommend using them
    on higher end items as they are much thinner than the commercial pads we use on our trucks.
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Packing Tape

Before you select your boxes, note that you will need packing tape to put them together. Grab plenty of tape because the last thing you want to do is have to stop packing and run to the store for more. One roll will tape:

  • 12 - 14 small boxes
  • 10 - 12 medium boxes
  • 8 - 10 large or extra large boxes

Tip: Tape like a pro

Review the following recommended taping method to help ensure secure seams while helping to prevent crushing:
On the bottom of the box:

  1. Fold in the two inside flaps first
  2. Fold in long flaps and secure with three strips of tape down the center
  3. For extra protection - tape the edges of the boxes along the open flaps.

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Types of Moves 

We offer a variety of moving services for both households and businesses and ensure that your relocation is as smooth as possible. Our staff makes sure that your items are safely packaged in the appropriate moving boxes and with the right supplies so that your items can arrive at their destination safely and securely. Below are the moving services we offer both within and without Sarasota.

Local Movers

Our local moving services are available if you want to relocate within Sarasota. Our team is always available to ensure a smooth moving process by ensuring that your items are safely packed and transported to your desired destination.

Long Distance Movers

Long-distance moving requires a lot of planning to ensure the success and safety of the goods in transit as it comes with numerous challenges. At Sunshine Movers, we specialize in long-distance moving to help you move from one end to the other seamlessly. Our impeccable planning and reliable moving equipment mean that your items get to wherever you want with minimum incidents.

Specialized Moving

Do you have fragile items to move and you are scared that they may be ruined? At Sunshine Movers, your valuables are safe as our trained staff will handle your items with care during packaging, loading, and offloading. Whether you are moving tradeshow items, antiques, or a piano, our specialty moving services are available and equipped with ideal to get the job done to your satisfaction.

Employee Relocation

If your business is moving to a new location, you don’t have to worry about disrupting your business operations as you wait for your employees to relocate. We offer employee relocation services complete with minimum disruption by working with the most convenient time for you and your employees.

Government Moves

Being one of the most reliable movers in Sarasota, Sunshine Movers can help you relocate your government office equipment and furniture quickly and safely. Our government moving services are available for military families, government agencies as well as members of congress. With our years of experience and reliability, we are your best option for relocating government agencies and officials.


If you have items that you want to keep safely for whatever reason, our storage services provide a climate-controlled environment or that purpose. We work with trustworthy and efficient storage service providers that not only ensure that your valuables are safe, but also protected from mold, mildew, and other heat and moisture-related damage.

Wrapping Dishes and other Fragile Items

Be sure to wrap your dishes and fragile items carefully to protect them during moving and storage.

  • Gloss wrapping paper / Packing paper is the most common used wrapping material used to wrap dishes and other items as it is efficient and less expensive as other wrapping materials.
  • Bubble wrap is a traditional wrapping material that is sometimes preferred over packing paper however it is much more time consuming and costly.
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What Our Customers Are Saying

“Highly recommend Sunshine Movers! They were able to squeeze me in at the last minute for the next day. The guys worked until 8:00 p.m.! They were fantastic and with competitive rates (no hidden fees either)!! They took great care of all of our belongings, were very efficient and respectful."

~Bryce Woods

“Sunshine Movers really made it easy for us to relocate our office furniture and equipment. None of our items got lost or damaged, and we didn’t have to provide boxes and supplies for packaging. I loved their excellent customer service and would definitely move with them again!”

~Jay Parker

“I recently moved houses and contacted Sunshine Movers for relocation. Being my first time working with them, I was quite impressed by their professionalism and friendliness. I moved on a weekend, and the team arrived on time, packed and loaded my stuff with the utmost care, and delivered everything in good condition. I wouldn't think twice before using their services in the future or recommending them to my friends and family."

~Hailey McGregor

We Also Serve the Following Areas:

Other than Sarasota, our moving services are also available in Bradenton and Lakewood ranch. Get in touch with us for convenient and reliable packaging and moving services!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to pack in a small box for moving?

Relocation is daunting and requires precision and care at every step. Small boxes are used to pack small items like DVDs, CDs, and small photo frames during packing. Fragile items such as glassware and small statues can also be safely packed in small boxes.

Where to buy moving boxes and supplies?

We are reliable boxes and supplies providers, an expert in packing and moving items with safety and care. You can count on us if you want boxes to pack your home belongings for a move. Our boxes are made up of high-quality corrugated cardboard that withstands pressure to keep the stuff safe inside.

How to pack office supplies when moving?

Packing can take a significant amount of time and efforts but you can do it like a pro on your own. To make packing a hassle-free task, start with sidelining the clutter, segregate items to pack in different (small and large boxes), use small boxes with heavy items and large boxes with light weight items, you can also reinforce the boxes by putting packing tape in the bottom, label the items properly to reduce further confusion, safeguard fragile items with towel to ensure more protection of items.

If you find it difficult to pack office utilities, leave it to our professional packers who are proficient in offering packing services.

How much should moving boxes cost?

Moving boxes may cost differently based on apartment size and the belongings you want to pack. The initial cost of buying packing boxes may cost $100-$200, and it would be for a one-room apartment. But if you want to pack belongings of two rooms or a bigger apartment, the cost may increase to $200-$400.

What size moving boxes do I need for small appliances?

Small moving boxes are preferred to pack small appliances as these are not heavy and can easily get fit in small, sturdy boxes. Contact Sunshine Movers for the best moving and packing services. We are specialized in packing and moving items as per their sizes and weights.

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