Senior Relocation

Downsizing into a Smaller Home as a Senior? Here are 11 Steps to a Blissful Moving Experience.

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In an area known for its retired population, Sunshine Movers is the local leader in helping seniors move. We service Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties as well as Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. 

Why do seniors trust Sunshine Movers? We’re licensed, insured, top-rated, local, and we care about building relationships with our customers. 

At Sunshine Movers, we understand that moving a household is a major life change. Many seniors are downsizing and need help and guidance through the process. We will be there for you each step of the way, guiding you through the entire relocation from start to finish. We don’t just move you to your next home, we help you strategize using the most straightforward options, so that your move is a pleasant experience rather than a stressful one. 

Here are 11 simple steps we will go through with you when moving you to your new home. By following these steps, we keep the relocation process as smooth as possible. 

  1. Free moving estimate: Our company will come out to your home and help you find out what your moving costs will be. Sunshine Movers is known for being an affordable and streamlined moving business. Read our many testimonials on Google to find out what our customers think of us.
  2. Take inventory: We help you go through your belongings and determine which items you want moved and which are not going with you. We understand that many of your items have sentimental value, and we are experienced in guiding you through the process of deciding where you would like your unneeded belongings to go.
  3. We help you come up with a plan a few months before your move: Sunshine Movers will design a moving plan for you that makes the most sense. Many times, that means getting help from friends or family members to sort through items. We also suggest sorting in categories of what to keep, donate, give to family members, and throw out. 
  4. Remove unneeded items: Sunshine Movers will deliver your unwanted items to charity or take them to a consignment store for you. We also provide shipping options so you can send the belongings you’re gifting to family members. If you have family members living nearby, we can even arrange to transport your items to that family member. Need options for storage or junk removal? We work with referral partners that are highly rated and recommended.
  5. Antique, unusual and fragile items: We specialize in moving antiques and odd-shaped objects. If the item is special to you, it is to us too. Your belongings will be safe and secure during the entire process. 
  6. Packing—we do it for you: Once you’ve decided what you’d like to keep and where you’d like your furniture and belongings to go in your new residence, we get to work. Sunshine Movers will pack your items in boxes as well as protect and wrap your furniture to prepare for the move. 
  7. Protecting your home: Our movers use special materials to keep doorways, floors and banisters safeguarded. We do this in the home you move out of, and the home you’re moving into. 
  8. Move-in: On moving day, our job is to get you settled as soon as possible. Sunshine Movers is known for going the extra mile for our senior clients. Because we are a full-service moving company, we will have your new home ready to live in, even down to the toilet paper in your bathrooms, and clean plates ready to eat off of in your kitchen.
  9. Kitchen and bedroom takedown and setup: We do cupboard-to-cupboard packing and unpacking for you in your old home as well as in your new residence. If needed, we will even move your refrigerated and frozen items to your new fridge and freezer. Our movers also pack and unpack your bedroom closet and set up your bed for you right away, so you can rest well on your first night in your new home. We will leave your home with zero boxes left to unpack, and no more work left to be done by anyone.
  10. Extras we’re famous for: Need help hanging pictures and hanging curtains? Ask us, we’re happy to help. 
  11. Debris removal: When your move is complete, we take all the leftover moving supplies, used boxes, and trash with us. We dispose of them for you so you don’t have to.

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Still have questions? Check out our FAQs (frequently asked questions) page for more information. 

Now that you know you’re taken care of, you can relax while you prepare for your move. If you’re planning to relocate to a retirement home, Sunshine Movers works with retirement and senior living communities on your behalf. Our priority is to make things easier for you. We’re here to help you with the transition to your new location. 

Are you a senior looking to downsize?

Do you need moving help?

Hire the Experts in Senior Relocation Assistance. Call Sunshine Movers today. 

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