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If you’re looking for packing services in Sarasota, it’s important to be weary of some of the moving scams that businesses can sometimes use to take advantage of customers. This is to no fault of the customer looking for a service – they have no idea that they’re being taken advantage of. For that reason, our moving and packing professionals at All My Sons Moving & Storage offer the following moving scams to be aware:

Request for Deposit

No reputable moving company will request a cash deposit before moving your items. A quality Sarasota moving company that offers packing services will not request payment until delivery. Paying cash up front offers you no assurance that your belongings are in good hands.

False Quotes

Someone making their first move to Sarasota wouldn’t know this, but there are moving companies that give out very favorable quotes over the phone that drastically increase on the day of delivery. It’s one of the more popular and well performed moving scams. Moving and packing service professionals will request an on-site inspection of the home before giving an estimate. Moving charges are based on weight and mileage, thus making a phone estimate very unlikely to coincide with the true costs.

Hidden Reputation

How often have you booked a hotel because the reviews were great? You obviously want to ensure your personal comfort and safety when on vacation right? It’s not much different when hiring a moving and packing services company. You want your valuables to be safe and delivered on time. While there will always be customers who have bad experiences or simply leave bad reviews on a company for no logical reason, there are still some businesses who practice underhanded acts. Those companies are rated badly with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and end up changing their company name several times. Scam artists are known to go by different aliases. Don’t be afraid to ask for references and perform a background check on the history of the company before falling victim to a moving scam.

For a quality, reputable packing services in Sarasota, contact All My Sons Moving & Storage today.

Some people think the best years of your life are during your youth—at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we tend to think otherwise. Our team of packing experts have seen an influx of retirees settling in from out of town, and we think we know why.

Sarasota offers retired individuals the opportunity to not only settle after working for so long, but a chance to live life to its fullest. With a bevy of activities to partake in, we’ve outlined exactly what you need to do to pack for your move to Florida’s hotspot retirement destination. Contact us to learn about Sarasota packing services today, and prepare for your next adventure:

Key Sailing is very popular in Sarasota. Pack some ocean loungewear and take advantage of the clear skies and smooth waters.

Golfing at Evie’s Family Golf Center is one of the best ways to spend the day. Schedule your tee time at this family friendly activity center. There’s fun for everyone! Be sure to pack your favorite clubs and practice working on your swing.

Wine Tasting at the Fiorelli Rosa Winery offers retirees a chance to sample a variety of award winning wines, and explore the manufacturing process of one of Florida’s best vineyards. Have a drink and a meal at this beautiful outdoor venue.

Tennis clubs are plentiful in Sarasota and a great way to keep the muscles in action for the more active individuals. When the movers arrive to gather your things, make sure to tell them to pack your tennis shoes and racket in the essentials box. You’ll want to hit the courts as soon as possible!

Contact us for a free quote on Sarasota packing services today.

Moving to a new city is always a new and exciting experience. From getting to know the locale to navigating the city’s attractions, opportunity knocks at every corner. We’ve gathered some of the preferred Sarasota sights & landmarks that our All My Sons Sarasota Movers feel every new resident should explore:


  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Coming in at the top of our list, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offers visitors a unique floral experience. It is the only botanical garden in the world that specializes in the study of epiphytes. Visitors can explore immaculate arrangements of orchids and bromeliads. With over 20,000 plants making up its gardens, this site serves to please lovers of nature, especially those with an interest in botany. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, this is a great way to begin exploring some of the most beautiful Sarasota sights and landmarks.


  • Cà d’Zan Mansion


The Cà d’Zan mansion was home to the world famous, John Ringling, owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Listed under the National Register of Historic places, the mansion was built in 1924 for $1.6 million by Sarasota Developer, Owen Burns. The name of the mansion is Venetian for “House of John” and served as a museum for the Ringling Brothers’ vast collection of art and artifacts.


  • The Myakka Canopy Walkway and Observation Tower


When residents ask our All My Sons Sarasota movers where to go, we love to challenge them to hike the Myakka Canopy Walkway. The walkway rests 25 feet in the sky and extends over 85 feet through the Myakka tree tops. There are only roughly 12 canopy walkways in the world and the Myakka Canopy Walkway is the only one that dwells in a subtropical forest. Those without a fear of heights and a thirst for nature are encouraged to take the walk and explore the inhabitants of the tree tops up close.

A challenge that many parents face during the holidays is finding fun events to bring their children to. As a top Sarasota moving company, we often come across families that are new to the area, looking for places to go and things to do. We love to do our part in the community and to follow that initiative, we’ve compiled this list of Easter activities in Sarasota for families to participate in:


Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails

Friday April 14, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Children under 3 FREE

Children 4-16 $6.50

Adults $17.99

Seniors $16.99


The Jungle Trails and Bunny tails event is a giant egg hunt with over 40,000 candy filled Easter eggs! Children will bring their baskets and embark on a race to collect as many treats as they can. Families will also be able to experience the Bird, Reptile and Wildlife Wonder shows, the petting zoo with new animals being introduced this year, live bunny interactions and many other fun, family-friendly events. There will of course be face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny himself!

Easter Bunny Brunch and Fun 

Friday April 14, 2017 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Charlotte Community Foundation

Parents can bring the children out to this free family event and have a meal with the Easter Bunny! Other activities include arts and crafts, games and a photo booth with prints to take home. The first 100 children registered will receive a goodie bag, so call 941-624-1551 ASAP!


Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day

Saturday April 15, 2017 8:30AM – 11:00AM

Bahia Vista Church

The Bahia Vista Church will be hosting one of the most family friendly Easter Activities in Sarasota with their Easter egg hunt. Children will expend their energy by participating in a number of activities including a bounce house and a petting zoo. There will also be food, games and prizes for everyone to enjoy. Make plans to attend this free event if you’re looking for something to do with the kids.

Springfit 5K and Kids Fun Run and Egg Hunt

Saturday April 15, 2017 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (HealthFit Campus)


Children 10+ and Adults $30

Early Bird (by 4/12/17) $25

Children 10 and under FREE


All My Sons Sarasota suggests getting your body “moving” this Easter and taking part in the Springfit 5k and Kids Fun Run. Aside from improving health, participants will receive a race medal as well as T-Shirt. Prizes will be given out to the top winners across several categories. After the race, families can take part in the celebratory fun and games with a live DJ, Food and an egg hunt for the kids. Online registration ends on April 12th, so don’t wait, reserve your discounted roster spot today!


The Sarasota movers are experts in all things moving and that includes eco-friendly moving practices. Moving can often result in a lot of waste from unwanted items. For example, with so many cardboard boxes being accumulated, the number of recyclable products thrown out is incredible. If you are a waste conscious consumer, check out these tips to go green during your next move!

1. Skip the cardboard and use recycled plastic bins. Plastic bins can be reused after moving and are much sturdier. If you have hired Sarasota movers, inquire about their plastic bin offerings or perhaps invest in a few of your own bins. They are relatively cheap and if you have several small items that need to be stored, you will be able to stack and use your bins to store household items throughout your home.

2. Get creative and use your own belongings to help you move. Try using towels and bed sheets to wrap your electronics and fragile items. This will help you move your items more efficiently and eco-friendly.

3. For those items that require a little extra cushion, be mindful of the packing products you are using. Rather than opting for the conventional bubble wrap or packing peanuts, ask your Sarasota movers for eco-friendly moving materials. Oftentimes, movers will have green packing peanuts which are green for the planet as indicative of their color. They are made from renewable sources and are much better for the planet.

4. To finish off your eco-friendly moving mission, remember to recycle all the items you used that can be recycled. If you had to use some cardboard boxes, make sure to throw them out in the correct recycling bin!

Whether you are an experienced mover or a newbie, most can agree that moving is a chaotic time in life with MANY moving parts. So many in fact that it is often hard to keep track of all the different things to do before moving. To make life a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of things to do before moving to Sarasota in hopes of making this your most efficient move yet!

  1. Schedule your utilities and reoccurring charges to end just after moving into your new home or perhaps a day or two prior. It is common for people to forget to cancel their utilities and therefore end up spending more money than necessary.


  1. Notify necessary parties of your change of address. This is one of the most important things to do before moving. Filing for a change of address at the post office will allow you to set a date at which they should begin forwarding your mail to your new address. The ideal time to begin forwarding your mail is about 2 weeks prior to your actual move date. This will ensure all your mail is rerouted to your home in time for your move. Also, call up your car insurance company and let them know you are moving to Sarasota! Coverage requirements and costs can change between city to city, so make sure you are covered for the best price after moving.


  1. For those less tech savvy movers, take picture of your electronics and the way they are wired. Televisions and cable boxes can have complicated configurations, so you do not want to spend an hour figuring out how to get everything to work properly. Taking pictures before you begin packing your electronics away can be a good way to avoid wasting time when setting them up again.


  1. Get your “first day box” ready. It may sound a bit silly, but cleaning products, paper towels and toilet paper are often forgotten to be packed separately. This leads to a lot of unnecessary searching and scouring for essential items. Pack a box with all the items you will need after you move.


  1. Anything you need to do before moving will involve a lot of planning. A move without a plan can easily crumble. So be sure to set up a strategy to help your next move go smoothly.

With spring break quickly approaching, the Sarasota moving company at All My Sons Moving & Storage know many parents are scrambling to figure out where they’re going to send their children during their week off from school. If you are unable to take off work to enjoy your children’s spring break with them, or if you’re looking for an entertaining activity for your kids, we recommend signing them up for the weeklong day camps at Sarasota Jungle Garden!

Sarasota Jungle Garden’s Zoo Camp is accepting registrations for its weeklong spring break camps, which will accommodate both Sarasota and Manatee county school breaks running through March. These camps are designed to educate and entertain animal lovers between the ages of 6 to 13. Children will have the opportunity to interact with the animals and learn what daily life is like as a zookeeper. All My Sons Sarasota moving company says this is the perfect activity for kids during spring break in Sarasota.

Camps are running from March 13-17 and March 20-24th, from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Extended hours are available, for an additional fee. The camps will be divided into two groups; 6-8 years and 9-13 years, all children will be supervised by counselors who have had extensive background screening.

Weekly camps are starting at $235, which include lunch and a snack. If you don’t want to sign up for an entire week, day camps are offered at $75 per day, which also include lunch and a snack.

The spring break camps at Sarasota’s Jungle Garden are also a great way for kids to stay entertained and supervised while parents unpack or finalize the moving process.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many couples are considering taking their relationship to the next level and moving in together. While your Sarasota moving company at All My Sons Moving & Storage can help you easily pack and move your items into your new place, we know moving in together can require a little extra work. Here are some tips to make moving in together easy and fun:

Only move in together for the right reasons. Our moving team does not recommend moving in together purely out of convenience. Start by having a conversation about why you think it would be a good step for your relationship, so you can ensure you are on the same page.

Plan finances ahead of time. Money problems can cause turbulence for a couple moving in together. Have an open conversation about how all anticipated moving expenses and bills will be handled throughout your move. Decide who will keep track of bills, who will purchase weekly groceries, and who’s name will be on the lease and utility accounts.

Be clear with your expectations. All My Sons Sarasota moving company suggests setting expectations for weekly chores, and being clear about what each person’s definition of “clean” means. Discuss how you will handle laundry, taking out the trash, and daily household tasks. Another important topic to go over before moving in together is personal space and privacy. Discuss how you will arrange your new house, or the habits you will get into to ensure you and your significant other can both enjoy some peace and quiet.

Once you’ve decided it’s time to move in with your sweetheart, call the professionals at All My Sons Moving & Storage for a free moving quote.

Living in Sarasota is one of the most sought after destinations to live in the United States. Its slower pace mixed with seaside vibes gives this beautiful place in Florida a unique shine. The city of Sarasota is one that has intracoastal waterways as a means of transportation. As the intracoastal waterway of Sarasota twists and turns throughout the city, residents and visitors can take a short boat ride to a local waterfront restaurant, or an hour ride to Anna Maria Island. But what if locals or visiting tourists do not have a boat? City officials have begun taking steps towards fixing this issue with the thoughts of a water taxi service coming to Sarasota.

A water taxi service is a great asset to any city with an intracoastal waterway; thus, beneficial to those living in Sarasota. Chief Planner for the city, Steve Stancel, told officials from the Sarasota Herald Tribune that a service such as this would only benefit the community. There have been two types of services are being discussed:

The first is a ferry-style service that would take patrons to or from Sarasota to Anna Maria Island. A $12 round trip fair would make this service affordable and assessable to the locals and tourists of Sarasota.

The next type of water taxi service that can be made available would be an on-demand patron calling service. City officials have stated implementing an Uber-like water taxi for those visiting and living in Sarasota. All My Sons Moving & Storage local movers have added that the transportation via waterway has an appeal that will not lose its shine!

Living in Sarasota will provide any resident with an abundance of things to do and see. The new year is a time to get out and explore your new community and see all that it has to offer. All My Sons Moving & Storage shares some of the upcoming Sarasota events in January that you should consider checking out! All of these events will be taking place at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This music hall is a landmark of Sarasota, and is definitely a frequented spot for those living in Sarasota.

Jay Leno – This beloved comedian and former host of the tonight show will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on January 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Michael Bolton – Check out Michael Bolton on January 15, 2017. This Grammy Award winning artist is a fan favorite, who will never disappoint.

Elvis Lives – This performance will entice anyone with an appreciation for the King of Rock and Roll. This show mixes live performances with multimedia magic to take you on a journey throughout the life of Elvis Presley.

Riverdance in Sarasota – This international Irish dance team is one of the top Sarasota events in January you do not want to miss! Tradition meets innovation, as the dance team will astonish its views with the energy of this embracing dance! This Riverdance team will be in Sarasota on January 25, 2017 for three different shows.

While you are living in Sarasota, be sure to check up on the calendar for other events at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. There is a regular schedule of events that will be sure to please you, your friends, and your family all year long!