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Packing up your home can invite many unexpected costs, whether from obtaining packing supplies or accidentally breaking items along the way. This makes sticking to your moving budget more difficult than you planned. Instead of breaking the bank for your move, try these alternatives to bubble wrap, courtesy of your Sarasota movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage.


Easiest alternatives to bubble wrap:

Newspaper & Magazines

Newspaper and magazines are easy and inexpensive ways alternatives when it comes to packing up fragile items. Use individual sheets to guard individual dishes, and bunch up extra sheets to fill spaces in boxes and protect your items from breaking.


Wrapping Paper

If you come across out of season or old wrapping paper that you don’t plan to use, use large pieces to wrap around glassware, and scrunch up large pieces to serve as an extra padding inside each box.


Old clothes and bedding

Before you toss or donate your old clothes or bed sets, use them to wrap your most fragile items. They’re great for guarding against dings and nicks during the moving process. Try fastening blankets around antiques or fragile items with belts and ropes.


Resealable sandwich bags

Like bubble wrap, these can be filled with air and placed as cushioning to protect your breakables. What’s better is that you can reuse them once your move is over.


When you’re ready to get on the road and into your new home, call our moving coordinators at All My Sons Moving & Storage in Sarasota for a stress free moving process.


Stay safe during the moving process with these tips from the Sarasota movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage

Use proper moving supplies. Many people try to cheat the moving game by using random household objects to hold their items. The Sarasota packers at All My Sons Moving & Storage always recommend new packing supplies, as they make a big difference in your move. Instead of having that makeshift box break and fall onto your toes, use quality moving supplies to ensure your items stay intact, and you do too.

Use proper moving equipment. Helpful moving equipment such as a dolly can save you serious strain. Instead of moving boxes from one end of the house to the other, a dolly will bare much of the load for you. This will help minimize moving pains in your back and neck.

Distribute weight correctly. Make sure no box weighs more than 50 pounds, so that it can be lifted without strain. An extremely heavy box makes the process more difficult.

Assess the area. In your current location and your new location, assess the areas so that you can make note of uneven surfaces, slippery or grassy areas, and any hazards you may run into while packing or unloading boxes, including poles, branches, or sharp points. Doing this ahead of time gives you the opportunity to lay down traction mats and create an easier moving path for yourself and those helping you.

Moving day always comes with its unique challenges, so our team suggests you keep an emergency kit on hand. This includes band aids, aspirin, and medicated ointment.


To make your move easier, call us today and learn about our full packing services in Sarasota and the surrounding area.

Congratulations, you are finally moved into your new home or office! It may feel like the hard part is over, however now you are left with empty rooms and tons of packed boxes. The process of setting up each room and unpacking your boxes can seem stressful and overwhelming, but your Sarasota movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage offer the best tips on speeding this process up without the stress. If you want to unpack all your boxes fast, follow the steps below for exactly how to accomplish this.

Begin with a Checklist

You want to start by creating a list with the top priority boxes at the beginning followed by what can be unpacked last. You need access to your most important items first and by making a checklist, you’ll know exactly the order in which you should unpack. You can now take it one box at a time.

Get rid of Packing Materials

Try to throw away all packing materials that would get in the way during the unloading stage. Flatten the empty boxes into stacks to make it easy to discard them, or potentially store them for future use. You don’t want extra clutter around you when you are trying to unpack boxes quickly.

Stay Focused

You can efficiently unpack all your boxes by staying determined and focused on the task at hand. You want to set goals for each day of unpacking and how many boxes you want to tackle. You will feel very accomplished at the end of each day when you start to see progress.

The Sarasota packing services offered by All My Sons Moving & Storage aim to help make your unpacking experience as fast and efficient as possible. Follow these tips and stay on the right track!

Packing your belongings for a storage unit requires a lot of planning and prepping. However, your Sarasota movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to provide you with the proper storage unit packing techniques – no matter how big or small your storage unit is. You want to effectively utilize the storage unit space while still providing enough space for you to access your belongings.

Store items in boxes with Labels

Boxes are the best way to store your items because you can easily stack them in the designated area. This will allow for the most efficient use of space if you are dealing with a smaller unit. It’s so important to label all boxes and we suggest printing out uniform labels that are easily identifiable on all sides of the boxes. We understand that you probably won’t remember where you placed each box, so don’t forget those labels!

Use Covers

Your storage unit can inevitably become dusty and dirty over time, so it’s crucial to protect your belongings with covers for your furniture while in storage. One storage unit packing technique would be to place an old sheet on the ground before you store any boxes or furniture. Moisture and dust can accumulate in the base of the area and you don’t want to find your items damaged after some time. You can opt to use our climate controlled storage facilities to ensure your items are kept in perfect condition!

Don’t forget to make a list of exactly what you will be placing in storage beforehand so that when you want to retrieve an item, you know where to look. Follow these tips for the best storage unit packing techniques for your move!



The All My Sons Sarasota moving company has some simple guidelines to get your home packed for summer moving. If you follow these 5 easy tips, you will get your home packed in no time!

  1. Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, and the lighter items on top. If the bottom of the box is heavier, there is less of a chance that it falls over. The same goes for loading the truck. Pack heavier boxes first or toward the front of the truck for balance.
  1. Don’t leave any empty space in the boxes. You should fill in gaps with packing paper, clothing or towels to keep your belongings from moving.
  1. The moving and packing experts from the All My Sons Sarasota moving company recommend that you avoid mixing items from different boxes in the same box. Your packing and unpacking process will be so much easier if you pack room by room!
  1. You should label each box with the room it belongs in and a brief description of its contents. This helps you know exactly where every box belongs in your new house. You should also keep a small inventory in a notebook so you know what you’ve packed, and to make sure you still have everything when you unpack.
  1. The best way to pack your breakables is to bundle them. Individually wrap your fragile items with packing paper, and then wrap bundles of five or six together with more paper. You should also use plenty of packing paper as padding above and below.

The Sarasota local movers at All My Sons want your kids to have the best birthday party at home this year! We have created a list with a few of our favorite kid’s birthday party themes which are sure to be a hit with the kids. You don’t even have to leave your house to have the best birthday party ever.


Throw a Pokémon themed birthday party for your child, and show them they don’t need a mobile device to play. This is the perfect time to create some DIY Pokeballs, Pikachu balloons and “Pin the Tail on the Pikachu.” The kids will love this theme because they will feel like they are a part of the series.


Disney’s Moana is the new craze on the kid’s birthday party themes circuit this year. A Moana party is a gorgeous one, with its tropical and floral setting. You can go all out in hibiscus flower everything! Some fun activities can include: hula dancing and limbo.


The Trolls have crazy hair, and love singing, dancing, hugging and cupcakes. This is exactly what the kids will love! Our Sarasota local movers suggest having a “beauty bar” and giving the kids wigs with the same hairstyle as their favorite trolls!

Star Wars

The force is still going strong for the Star Wars franchise. This birthday party theme will be a hit among the young jedis. You can have DIY light sabers, a Death Star piñata and a droid decorating station.

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!