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Why the things we do differently make all the difference.

At Suncoast Moving and Storage, we understand that details make all the difference. Not just one or two things…but the sum total of everything. Which is why we take the time to handle each and every aspect of our business in a better way than the rest. From the way we handle customer service to the manner and materials we use to protect your valuables, we raise the bar. And when your belongings are on the road, we give you an easy-to-use way of tracking the whereabouts of your move contents all from your computer or mobile device. We sell more than moving. We sell peace of mind…and this is where it starts; in the details.

  1. Before The Move
  2. Packing
  3. During The Move

Pre-Move Counseling

Pre-Move CounselingYour personal Suncoast Moving and Storage Representative brings you proven advice and helpful planning tools to make the day-by-day activities of your relocation easy. He or she will provide a “Complete Moving Checklist” guide, “How To” brochures and introduce you to moveAtlas™ – a free mobile app with expert advice, planning tips, checklists, and even a shipment tracking feature.

Estimating Accuracy

We work with you to provide the most accurate estimate possible. So, for the best results, take your Suncoast Moving and Storage Representative through every room and storage area, the attic, basement, garage and tool shed. Point out things that may require special handling and packing, such as fragile porcelains, family heirlooms or valuable antiquities. Your Account Representative can also assist with the planning for larger special items such as boats or automobiles.

Coverage Options

Protect your belongings by choosing the option that’s right for you. Valuation refers to the amount of liability that Suncoast Moving and Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, assumes, and, therefore, the amount you may receive if an item is lost or damaged while in the care of your Suncoast Moving and Storage Agent.

Full Value Protection

Unless you specifically agree to other arrangements, Suncoast Moving and Storage assumes liability for your shipment based upon your purchase of Full Value Protection – an affordable choice for peace of mind. When you select this option, in the unlikely event that articles are lost, damaged or destroyed, the items will be repaired or replaced at Suncoast Moving and Storage’s option. You will either receive articles of like-kind and quality, or a cash settlement for repairs or replacement at current value – regardless of the age of the articles.

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Basic Protection

This is the most economical option, offering Basic Protection at no additional cost. Claims for loss or damage are based on weight multiplied by an amount per pound. Think carefully before agreeing to the Basic Protection option. It may not provide enough coverage in the unlikely event something is lost or damaged. If you choose it, you must make a specific statement on the “Order for Service” agreeing to it.

Preferred Pick-Up and Delivery

Based on your input, your Suncoast Moving and Storage Representative will schedule these important moving dates for you, including the packing that takes place before the move. Once we commit, your packers and movers will arrive on scheduled dates.

Family Move

There are things the pros should pack.

Did you know that improper packing is the most common cause of breakage during relocation?

The good news? Suncoast Moving and Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, packers and movers bring proven skills to prevent breakage.

Our trained packers understand that moving fragile, delicate items involves more than simply placing them in boxes. It takes specials care. It also takes knowledge of the right packing materials and techniques. Whether you’re moving an aquarium, or treasured antique furniture, they understand which packing materials work best. And they’re experts in the proper packing methods to ensure safe transit.

Your Suncoast Moving and Storage Professionals routinely use stretch wrap and pad wrapping. They also use wooden crates for things like crystal chandeliers, pool table slates and antiques. When you trust your entire relocation to Suncoast Moving and Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, our packers and movers save you time, worry, and the costs from breakage that car occur with improper packing.

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There are things you can pack.

Moving boxesWhether you wish to reduce costs, or simply prefer to handle the packing, we can supply the materials and advice you need to do it yourself.

If you decide to do your own packing, we recommend you use the same material as our professional packers and movers: double-and triple-cell constructed cartons, cushioning wraps and packing tape.
All are readily available at affordable prices from your Suncoast Moving and Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines. Just ask us what you need.

Things you should pack and move yourself.

Important Papers

  • Legal documents
  • Birth certificates and passports
  • Medical and prescription information
  • Keys and Valuables

Keys and Valuables

  • Keys to furniture, safe, home
  • Cash
  • Photographs
  • Jewelry
  • Sentimental items

There are things that can’t be moved.

Before your possessions are packed and loaded. know which items cannot be shipped because they are either hazardous or perishable. It is difficult to overemphasize the dangers that hazardous materials can pose to your household goods in the way of contamination or combustion. Perishable materials can also cause great inconvenience at destination if they die or spoil during transit.

Listed are common non-allowable items.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive. Acids, aerosols, ammonia, ammunition, car batteries, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, chemisty sets, cleaning solvents, darkroom chemicals, fertilizer, fire extinguisher, fireworks, gasoline, household batteries, kerosene lamp oil, liquid bleach, loaded guns, matches, motor oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, paint thinner, paints, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals, propane tanks, reloading supplies, scuba tanks, sterno, weed killer.

Perishables

Perishables

Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit. Frozen food, opened food products, produce, refrigerated food and plants.

Coordinating

Stairway movingA designated Customer Service Representative (CSR) is your personal point of contact throughout the move. He or she will contact you early in the process and stay in touch with throughout your relocation as your partner. This experienced service professional is just a phone call or email away if you need any additional information or questions answered. Contact your Suncoast Moving & Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, CSR if there is anything we can do for you.

Packing Days

Packing is among the most important aspects of your move. Simply stated – there are items the pros should pack, things you can pack, and things you should pack and move yourself. Plus, there are perishable and hazardous items that can’t be moved. Check out the Packing tab for the details, and how Suncoast Moving & Storage, an agent of Atlas Van Lines, can help in this very important part of your move.

Protected House

On moving day, we go to great lengths to protect your items and your home, including using special padding for staircases and other interiors.

Moving Special Items

Every item is special, of course, but some items require extra arrangements for packing or transporting. Your Suncoast Moving & Storage Account Representative and Customer Service Representative will have already made the arrangements with your Professional Van Operator and crew.

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It’s like solving a giant jigsaw puzzle in three dimensions. Your Suncoast Moving & Storage Professional Van Operator does it right, so your things travel safely and securely.

Household Goods Inventory

The “Relocation Services Descriptive Inventory Form” – it’s an important and proven system for your peace of mind, and it’s required of the Suncoast Moving & Storage team. Participation by the customer can be waived, but must be waived at origin. A Suncoast Moving & Storage team member documents all cartons and separate items on the form at origin, noting descriptions and conditions of each. Upon delivery, the customer (if not waived) and a Suncoast Moving & Storage team member review the “Customer Check-Off Sheet” and verify that all items were received.

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Shipment Tracking

Suncoast Moving & Storage, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, monitors the transportation of your possessions using advanced satellite and information systems. Your Suncoast Moving & Storage Account Representative and Customer Service Representative will always have your tracking information, or you can easily visit Atlas Van Lines or use our convenient moveAtlas™ mobile app.

Placing Your Furniture

Your Suncoast Moving & Storage crew places your furniture where you want it in your new home. They’ll carry cartons to the kitchen, bedrooms, basement and garage as marked. They’ll unroll rugs, reassemble beds, and place them in rooms as requested.

Unpacking Service

If you choose the unpacking service, your Suncoast Moving & Storage crew will unpack every plate, cup, glass and spoon, place them on the kitchen counter, and take away the packing material when they leave

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The greater Naples Chamber
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