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Trust the Professionals for a Stress-Free Move

Everyone who is moving within or near Sarasota knows the company to turn to for world-class relocation services. At Sunshine Movers, our reputation for unparalleled customer service precedes us. We retain the best, most experienced staff, and all of our employees will take care of you, your family, and your belongings.

Local moves may not be as expensive as long-distance relocations, but they are no less overwhelming. Challenges like traffic, bad weather, and insufficient packing supplies can occur during the moving process. Therefore, you need a seasoned local mover who will navigate these challenges and get you where you need to go.

At Sunshine Movers, we are committed to protecting Sarasota's charm and architecture. You need a local mover with the expertise to relocate you with unmatched professionalism.

Tips for Local Moving Services

During local moving, your items will need to be packed carefully for transportation. We use professional-grade, high-quality packing supplies to protect our customers' belongings from damage.

While you can pack and move your items on your own, you will find the process stressful, physically challenging, and time-consuming.

We will pack, load, and unload your precious things to facilitate your relocation. The tips below will make your local move easier:

1. Begin Moving Preparations ASAP

Having time to prepare a moving strategy will make the process easier. People tend to relax, thinking that short-distance moves are more manageable. But this belief that local = easy will only add the stress on moving day. We advise each client to start planning for a local move as early as possible, especially if you have a large household. We also suggest that you keep a checklist with different timelines to stay organized.

An early start will also give you enough time to shop around for the best local moving companies. At Sunshine Movers, we offer affordable, customized moving plans that can be customized for the size of your move.

2. Prepare Packing Supplies

You will need boxes of different sizes, which you can buy from a moving company. You will also need wrapping paper, permanent markers, packing tape, and cushioning materials like moving blankets, bubble wrap, and foam.

3. Pack in Stages

Packing is typically the most tasking part of local moving. Start packing the least-used rooms, like bathrooms, as you advance to commonly used areas like kitchens. It is easier to pack one room entirely before moving on so that you can track your progress. Packing similar items like kitchen supplies by labeling them together makes it easier to unpack in your new home.

4. Time to Declutter

Decluttering in advance will make your moving day less stressful. Keep in mind, the more items you have to move, the more your move will cost. Decluttering items will save money by making the move more easy and comfortable.

Spare a few hours every day to declutter a room, drawer, or closet. You can start with storage areas, since they tend to have more collected junk. You should set aside things you don't use to donate, sell, give away, or throw away.

5. Transfer Utilities

It's hard to spend the first few days without water, internet, or electricity in your new home. But you can avoid these hassles by transferring all the service utilities. You first have to decide if you are switching providers and call your current providers to disconnect your existing utilities. It is best to call cable, internet, and security system providers a month in advance to schedule disconnection/installation. Give utility providers your new address to ensure you get future bills.

Things You Get with Our Moving Services

Our outstanding customer service has made Sunshine Moves the go-to moving company in Sarasota. We will pack your entire household or business and move the items where you need them. Our unique moving system makes organization seamless, and you can call us for any size move. We are Sarasota's local movers of choice, thanks to our reputation for punctuality, integrity, professionalism, and quality.

You should only trust a tried and tested local moving company if you are moving family heirlooms, pianos, artwork, and other prized possessions. Our team is trained to pack and transport oddly shaped and precious items. At Sunshine Movers, we will not only protect your belongings but your memories as well.

Why Choose Us as Your Best Moving Company

Whether you are relocating across the neighborhood or to another area of Sarasota, the moving process can be overwhelming. You will have to declutter, pack, transfer utilities, and clean up your home. In addition to all these activities, you have to keep up with your everyday responsibilities.

Fortunately, a reputable moving company will relieve you of the backbreaking work involved in moving. Sunshine Movers offers packing, storage, moving, special transportation, and unpacking services as a full-service moving company.

We have a team of warm and supportive employees who are eager to address your concerns. We are also proud of our competitive rates, which we provide without skimping on quality. When you choose Sunshine Movers, you can expect the benefits below:


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  • Peace of mind
  • Care and protection
  • 24/7 customer support
  • We follow through on our promises
  • We take pride in our work
  • We come equipped
  • We work within your budget

We Also Serve the Following Areas

  • Sarasota
  • Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Englewood
  • Bee Ridge
  • Siesta Key
  • Venice
  • Longboat Key


Sarasota COVID-19 Pandemic Movers

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, you should only choose residential movers who care about your health.

Sunshine Movers possess years of experience in moving and packing and are as committed as ever to providing you with a smooth moving experience. In addition to sanitizing our equipment and trucks, we regularly educate our staff on the proper hygiene best practices during this trying time.

Our team comes equipped with sanitizers, gloves, and masks, and our virtual quotes are a great alternative to in-home appointments. COVID-19 does not have to interfere with your moving plans.

Contact us for a free in-home residential relocation estimate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the items that local movers do not move?

When you hire local movers, they will provide you a list of materials they don't include in their moving package. The list includes:

  • Hazardous Material – corrosives, bleach, ammonia, etc.
  • Flammable or Combustible Items – aerosols, propane tanks, gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, charcoal, etc.
  • Explosives – fireworks, ammunition
  • Perishable food and plants
  • Valuables, like financial and personal documents, cash, credit and debit cards, checkbooks, medicine, etc.

Can I reschedule the bookings made for local movers near me?

If it seems difficult to move on the finalized day, you can ask the hired movers to reschedule for a date of your convenience. Rescheduling the moving date helps you pack the home without stress. We at Sunshine Movers are committed to providing a smooth move with mutual planning.

How much do movers cost for a local move?

Generally, hiring reliable and professional movers for a local move may cost around $600 to $1500. It all depends on the size and requirements of the move. You can connect with a trusted local mover to get the exact cost of moving.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Local movers work to ensure efficiency in their jobs. They might not be willing to spare a truck and professional moving crew to move a single item. Call us and we’ll work out a solution that you can live with.

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