Moving & Storage Safety Tips

Posted by Big Mikes Moving & Storage on June 15, 2023

Every year, millions of Americans pull up stakes, pack their bags, and decide to relocate. And Whether it’s across town, down the street, or even to another state, having a reliable moving company and storing your worldly possessions is always of the utmost importance. At Big Mike’s Moving and Storage, we’re the experts that Sarasota trusts. With better prices than the competition and an unwavering dedication to safeguarding your goods, there’s no job we can’t do. If you’re planning a move in the foreseeable future, these safety tips are imperative to ensure a smooth transition. 

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Create an Inventory 

Before you start boxing everything up, take a moment and take stock of everything that’s going on with you. Having a checklist and a concise inventory will ensure that nothing gets left behind and that you know how much you’ve packed up and made ready. 


If you’re moving to a brand-new location, there’s a good chance that there are some items you’ll want to unpack right away. Have these clearly marked so that you can access them once the move is completed.  

Downsize if Necessary 

Have you ever heard the expression “less is more?” Well, in the case of moving, this is certainly the case. The fewer items you have to move, the easier the process will be. Consider having a yard sale or donating items you don’t need anymore. This is a chance to start at a new location with everything you need and nothing that you don’t. 

Pack Efficiently, But Don’t Rush the Process 

Once you have a moving date scheduled, it’s important that you ensure everything is packed and put into its place in a timely manner. While you should ensure this is completed by the time of the move, you shouldn’t rush yourself. Allows plenty of time to ensure things are put away properly and packed up safely. 

Be Sure to Safeguard Your Health 

It’s well-known that the moving process requires a considerable amount of lifting. As such, the potential for personal injury is present. If you think you might have difficulty lifting some of the heavier materials, don’t put yourself at risk. A moving company is trained to carry the heavy load and put your worries at ease. 

Big Mike’s Moving & Storage 

If you’re planning a move in the foreseeable future and want the best rates, the peace of mind from an insured company, and the necessary storage, Big Mike’s in Sarasota is here to lend a helping hand. For more information on us and the services we offer, visit us at

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