Always schedule your move 3-4 weeks before your actual move date.
Needing your move the same day as a closing date? It is our experience closing dates may change or be delayed. If delayed or changed, this can put your move in jeopardy of not being completed on time or on your desired day. Because our schedule is based on availability, if your closing is delayed or changed, we will reschedule your move for our next available day. Please note this may not be the next business day. We strongly advise all clients not to schedule your move day on the same day as your closing date. It is best practice to schedule your move 1-2 days prior or 1-2 days after your scheduled closing. Manasota Movers reserves the right not to book moves on scheduled closing days.
Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
Avoid mixing items from different rooms in a single box.
Pack items you need the most in a clear plastic bin.
Pack heavy items in small boxes and light items in large boxes.
Keep sandwich bags handy for holding the small parts to items you’ve disassembled.
Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
Don’t forget to label boxes with room locations.
Create a color-coding system for faster sorting.
Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
Arrange for a charity organization to come pick up items you do not want.
Always personally transport high valued items.
Never use duct tape to secure boxes. Always packing tape.
When disassembling furniture/large items, always bag and label parts.
Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.
Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving.
Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least one day before moving and wipe up any liquids.
By law, we cannot transport hazardous or illegal materials. Such materials include and are not limited to gasoline, bottled gases, other flammables, ammunition/explosives, and controlled substances.