Sarasota's beaches, museums, golf courses, and world-class restaurants attract people from all over the country. If you are planning a long-distance move, you need reliable movers to prepare for your new adventure. Whether you are relocating to a nearby city or across Florida, you can trust Sunshine Movers to get you there.
If you have ever moved with a rented truck, you know how tiring the entire process is. During long-distance moves, your items may shift due to bumpy roads and incur damage. It takes the kind of expertise our team has to secure your furniture and valuables for the entire journey. The professional moving squad at Sunshine Movers will guide you through the cross-country relocation until you are fully settled in your new home.
While any moving company can complete a local move, things get more complicated during long-distance relocations. Your items need to be properly packed and loaded to prevent damage, and the company needs to be fully insured. Our team of moving coordinators, drivers, packers, and movers will cover all aspects of your move to give you a stress-free moving experience.
The best long-distance moving companies will handle all the details from start to finish. We will come to your residence and pack, carry, and load all your belongings. Our punctuality has made us one of Sarasota's top moving companies.
We also excel in transporting special items like pianos, artwork, and fine china, and you can call us to move all your unusual, bulky, heavy, and valuable possessions. The tips below will prepare you for your interstate move:
1. Stay on Schedule
For best results, we will develop you to a plan to move your items over long distances. The excitement and anxiety involved in a cross-country move can make you forget the essential things. You can start by drafting a checklist with every step you need to do before moving. Stick to the schedule to avoid getting overwhelmed during moving day.
2. Hire a Reputable Moving Company
The best interstate movers will have a track-record of relocating clients because of new jobs, marriages, retirement, and other reasons. Check the reviews of potential long-distance movers and see how they are rated on customer service, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and quality. You can also compare in-home move estimates to get the best price for your move. Sunshine Movers is 5-star rated and affordable.
3. Purchase Moving Insurance
While national moving companies offer limited insurance policies, it is best to get a comprehensive plan for expensive items. If you are moving during Florida's hurricane season, you can get insurance to cover water damage. You can either get basic coverage, full coverage, or third-party insurance to protect your items during transit.
4. Make an Inventory List
Long-distance movers are typically disruptive, but you can make an inventory list to track all your belongings. You can use an app or a notebook and pen to make the items list. When you get to your new residence, you can simply tick all your items to ensure everything made it there safely.
5. Take Time to Downsize
Downsizing will make the moving process easier while cutting costs, since you will have fewer items to move and. The key to effective decluttering is to start early and take it one room at a time. The garage, basement, and attic will be the most challenging rooms to tackle, but you can start small to make it less overwhelming.
6. Pack Boxes with Distance in Mind
When sourcing for packing boxes, select those with sturdy bottoms and covers. You will also need extra cushioning materials to protect your items for the cross-country move.
7. Organize Belongings as You Pack
Packing your items by room is the easiest way to stay organized. Label the items of each box and draft a corresponding checklist for quick reference. You can also color-code the labels; for example, all boxes labeled with green tape for the kitchen.
8. Move During Off-Season
While most people plan to relocate during summer, you will likely pay more as it is the peak season for state-to-state moving. You can move during winter, fall, or even early spring to get the best rate. If you move during summer, it will be cheaper to move in the middle of the month or on a weekday.
9. Be Aware of Your Move-in Situation
Make sure there is a space for the moving trucks to park beforehand. Some moving firms will charge you additional fees to deliver your items in smaller shuttles if there is no parking. If you are moving your items to an apartment building, you may need to check for any move-in requirements.
10. Tip Your Long-Distance Movers
If your long-distance movers do an excellent job, consider tipping them for a job well done, just like you do for any exceptional service.
Hiring professional long-distance movers will keep your belongings safe and spare you from injuring yourself when lifting heavy items. You can choose any of our customizable long-distance services and relax as we complete the move according to your budget and schedule. Whether you are moving to a small apartment, business, or large household, Sunshine Movers will provide full-service moving support.
The long-distance moving process can easily overwhelm anyone. In addition to packing and unpacking everything you own, you need to transfer utilities, enroll your kids in new schools, and settle in a new job.
At Sunshine Movers, we will expertly handle all your moving needs and leave you to focus on the essential tasks. We are known for our unbeatable customer service, and you will interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
When you choose Sunshine Movers, you can expect:
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If you are moving during this extraordinary time, you are understandably concerned about your family's health. Our virtual surveys have helped us limit in-person contact, and you can schedule remote estimates for your moving needs. Our moving coordinator will walk you through every step of your move for the safest experience possible. At Sunshine Movers, your health is our highest priority.
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There are a few prohibited items that long-distance movers don't move, like aerosol sprays, live plants, ammunition, car batteries, bleach, chemistry sets, ammonia, and other hazardous materials.
In case, for any reason, you want to reschedule your moving date, you'll have to contact your hired moving professionals as soon as possible. The early you notify your moving partners, the faster you can reschedule your moving date to accommodate your relocation needs.
If we calculate an estimated price, long-distance professionals will cost approximately $4000-$9000 for their moving services, varying with the number and size of belongings to be moved and the distance they will travel. Contact Sunshine Movers to get the exact cost of your move.
At Sunshine Movers, we perform virtual surveys instead of offering home surveys with an estimated pricing quote. There's no better way to set up a consultation with the selected movers and packers and stay safe at the same time.
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