Homedown arrow
 Senior Moving Relocation

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

Senior Relocation Services

Ashley moving consultant
Ashley - Senior Move Coordinator

Sarasota attracts its fair share of retirees, thanks to our vibrant cultural offerings, our miles of unspoiled beaches, and our pleasant, temperate weather. If you plan to move to Sarasota, Sunshine Movers will ensure your transition is smooth and stress free. If you would like to explore other communities in the US or abroad, we will handle all your moving requirements until you are well-settled in your new home.

When senior moving is involved, it is crucial to plan ahead. We will help you determine a timeline for your move and organize a checklist to track all your items. The best senior relocation services involve excellent care of your valuables. We will help you identify the special possessions that you want to take to your new home and provide easy removal solutions for the things to be left behind.

Types of Moves

Sarasota welcomes retirees from across the country to be part of our thriving community. Sunshine Movers is honored to serve the city’s seniors and their families with our range of services, including floor planning, packing, sorting, unpacking, and organizing. Whether you are transitioning to an independent or assisted living community in Sarasota or another state, you can count on Sunshine Movers for a worry-free move. Our services include the following moves:

1. Local Moves

Sunshine Movers has helped countless seniors switch homes in Sarasota and nearby communities. Our enthusiastic team knows all parts of the city, and you can look forward to a cheerful move.

Our local relocation services begin with the customization of a moving plan. Our patient consultants understand your moving needs and will create a tailor-made floor plan to identify the items that will fit into your new residence. We provide the option of selective packing, whether you want to send some items to friends and family or throw away some possessions.

2. Long-Distance Move

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when wondering how all the items in the house you have had for decades will get packed, sorted, and moved.

At Sunshine Movers, we want seniors to look forward to the exciting opportunities of their retirement years without worrying about the complicated moving logistics. This is why we keep an experienced team of moving consultants who understand the emotional, medical, and financial elements involved in senior relocation projects. Our crew will get your belongings to your new home, whether you are moving to a neighboring state or thousands of miles away.

3. Specialized Moving

Many seniors have impressive collectibles that mean a lot to them. We use specialized equipment and top-quality packing materials to safely move your vinyl records, antique furniture, piano, fine art, wine, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and rare books. At Sunshine Movers, we are experts in packing, loading, offloading sensitive items, and we will help you cherish your memories.

4. Government Moves

Not every Sarasota senior relocation company has the expertise to complete government moves. We have fulfilled the strict standards for equipment, staff training, and security required for government contracts. We provide preliminary estimates, custom crating, loading, offloading, shipping, and any other supplemental service you might need for a full-service government relocation.

5. Storage

If there are items that won’t fit into your new residence, we will plan for short- or long-term storage. Our network of well-maintained and -staffed storage units will serve as a haven for your valuable items until you need them again. You will have the support of a skilled crew who will help you identify a perfectly sized and affordable storage solution conveniently located near your new home.

In addition to facilitating the physical aspects of senior relocation, we understand the emotional toll it takes on our clients to move from familiar surroundings. For example, we can recreate a specific room in another residence to help seniors with memory loss feel comfortable.

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.

Blake & family moving company

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.
Senior move planning

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.

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. 

Ready to Plan Your Move?

If you have occupied your residence for several decades, you will likely not know where to start packing and sorting your items. We take pride in offering customizable senior relocation services that will give you the level of assistance you need to make a smooth transition. Call Sunshine Movers today to schedule your free on-site estimate.

We also Serve the Following Areas

  • Bradenton
  • Sarasota
  • Manatee
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Vamo
  • Osprey
  • Longboat Key
  • Bird Key
  • Lido
  • Siesta Key
  • Myakka City
  • Venice

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

What Our Customers are Saying

Rose Anne Wilson, 5-Star Rating

“Sunshine Movers was absolutely fabulous. After having an unexpected death in the family, Blake was able to set up (on very short notice) a crew to move all my worldly goods to my new home. They were very professional and caring and I will recommend them to everyone. They truly went above and beyond to help us . Thank you soooooo much, Blake!!”

Sharon Curry, 5-Star Rating

“Jason and Mark did a great job moving my mother. They were exactly on time, professional, courteous and very helpful. Their estimate was very accurate and they made moving a pleasurable experience. Would highly recommend them to others when asked for a moving company.”


Get a Free Quote More Services

View More Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Do moving companies give senior discounts?

You can find different types of discounts from movers and packers, but that might not guarantee a safe and secure senior relocation. If you come to Sunshine Movers, you will get access to an insured senior relocation service designed especially for seniors to make their move less tiresome and safe. Our services are affordable and don’t come with any hidden charges.

How do you move as a senior citizen?

Being an old age citizen, it would be hard for you to prepare a home for relocation. Here comes the role of professional movers and packers who offer well-thought moving plan that is strategized using the most proven options. We at Sunshine Movers not only move to your next home/location but also become your helping hands to make your move a pleasant experience.

What is senior move management?

Senior move management involves assisting senior citizens and their families in relocating to another place with all their belongings. The process is designed with a multi-faceted approach, starting from giving you a cost estimate,  taking notes of inventory, coming up with a moving plan before a few months, and  implementing an  extra-care plan for delicate items. If you are looking to accomplish a stress-free move, choose Sunshine Movers as we are experts in serving customers across and nearby Sarasota, Florida.

Who are the best local senior movers in Sarasota?

Sunshine Movers is your ideal choice if you are looking for affordable, licensed, insured, and top-rated local senior movers in Sarasota. For more details, feel free to contact our professionals.

What Sunshine movers offers in senior moving relocation services?

Sunshine Movers has made its plan very clear and effective for customers. We follow a detailed checklist while executing a senior relocation move to make the process smooth and efficient. Our checklist includes the parameters for
1. Free cost estimation
2. Taking inventory notes
3. Making a plan a few months or weeks before to reduce last-minute hassles
4. Removing unnecessary belongings
5. Precision care for fragile and antique items
6. Comprehensive items packaging
7. Kitchen and bedroom takedown and installation

You can call us with any questions you may have.

Do you need moving help?

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

Area Served by Sunshine Movers

Featured Blog Posts

February 9, 2024

The Ultimate Moving-Out-of-State Checklist for 2024: A Comprehensive Guide to a Seamless Transition

Are you excited to relocate your office to a new place? We understand that it is not an easy job. Moving to the new office space means that all the office equipment and important files must be packed properly and transported to the new location.

February 6, 2024

5 Tips for a Smooth Office Relocation

Are you excited to relocate your office to a new place? We understand that it is not an easy job. Moving to the new office space means that all the office equipment and important files must be packed properly and transported to the new location.

December 5, 2023

How to Choose the Right Boxes for Your Move - The Ultimate Guide

Although packing is an essential part of the moving process, people rarely take enough time to choose their moving box sizes. Choosing your packing box sizes is important...

December 5, 2023

Seven Easy Tips for a Safe Senior Moving Experience

There is more than one reason for seniors moving to a new location. Due to their old age and health conditions, they should be done, so the entire process is stress-free and organized.

December 5, 2023

5 Critical Tips for a Smooth Office Relocation

Are you excited to relocate your office to a new place? We understand that it is not an easy job. Moving to the new office space means that all the office equipment and important files must be packed properly and transported to the new location.

November 30, 2023

Explore Moving to and Living in Sarasota, Florida 2023

Sarasota is one of the most gorgeous Florida communities which the residents applaud for its beauty and natural surroundings. Moving to Sarasota, FL, is a great location to call home.

Sunshine Movers of Sarasota, LLC BBB Business Review