Moving Resources

Serving Pinellas County and Tampa Bay Area


Resources to help you get ready for moving day. 

We understand that moving can be stressful. Our goal is to make the process a pleasant one for you. Our team at Shawn and Shawn Moving has the proven experience to handle the heavy lifting on the big day, but there are some preparations you can do ahead of time to ensure a smooth and stress-free day. Continue reading for some helpful tips to get you ready to move.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does your hourly rate include, do you have a minimum?


Basic disassembly & reassembly of larger, common, furniture items; excluding cribs or any other child safety-related items, electronics, or hanging items on walls

Protective moving materials: blankets, dollies, shrink wrap

Wardrobe boxes are available upon request (18” linear clothier per box, i.e., 3’ closet 2 boxes)

There is a minimum of 1 hour for every move. Labor time starts when our movers arrive at your starting location and stops when they are finished unloading (or reassembling) at your destination, e.g.: loading beginning at 9:00 am, with unloading finishing at 5:00 pm, equals a total labor time of 8 hours. Driving time between pick-up and delivery locations on local moves is included in labor time.

Additional charge for “Specialty (items requiring specific tools or manpower i.e. piano or larger safes).

Do you move out of state?

We do not, but we can load your truck or POD.

The guys are running late, when will they be here?

Please remember we are in the service industry just like the cable guy and plumber. We do our best to stay on schedule, but unforeseeable things may happen. Allow our guys 30 minutes either way – sometimes we can get to you earlier than expected. Please pay attention to your phone on the day of your move.

Do you sell boxes?


We do not offer this service.

We are licensed and insured according to Florida State Regulations Chapter 507.04 by Florida State Licensed agents.

Our FL LIC. # is IM-1528.
We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
You can like us on Facebook and read what others have said about us on Yelp.

View our insurance certificate.

Do you have the capability to store?

No, we do not. However, we can keep your items loaded in our truck overnight if needed for an additional cost of $150 per night.

What if something gets damaged during my move?

While our movers take the utmost care there is always the possibility for damages regardless of the moving company in
Florida you choose. In the case of damage please contact the moving office (727-234-7204) immediately. All claims reported
within 24-48 hours of your move date will be honored. Florida State Regulations Chapter 507.04 states: “Mover may not limit
liability for loss or damage of household goods to a valuation rate that is less than 60 cents per pound per item.”

How much should I tip the guys?

Your moving team will work exceptionally hard, providing the extra effort and concern to assure you receive a quality move
by handling your items professionally and carefully. Rewarding this extra effort in the form of a tip or gratuity is not
required. If you would like to show your appreciation to your moving team in this way, the following standards may be
helpful: For a small, one-to-two-bedroom move; a $20 tip to each team member is appropriate. For a larger move, 15% to
20% of the total payment amount divided between the team members is appreciated.

What If it rains during my move?

We will take the necessary protective measures to complete a move during inclement weather conditions consisting of
rain and/or mild wind. If WE decide that it is too severe or dangerous conditions, we will stop the clock and resume as soon
as acceptable conditions allow. If YOU request us to stop or reschedule your move will be rescheduled to the next available

I have several items that I would like to donate and/or remove can you take those as well?

Yes! We can bring items to donate to a destination of your choice. We can remove and dispose of items. For example, if we are delivering a sofa to you we can remove and dispose of your old sofa for an additional charge of $50.

What Your Movers Expect Upon Arrival

It is recommended that your personal effects are all packaged properly before our arrival.

If you are using boxes, please have them packed, sealed, and marked “fragile” if applicable.

When packing electronics, make sure they are disconnected, and wires are securely wrapped.

Furniture that is to be moved, needs to be cleaned off and any breakables or loose items secured.

Pets should be secured to ensure their safety and the safety of our movers.

Mirrors and pictures should be removed off the walls.

Clothes in drawers can remain in drawers. We provide wardrobes boxes for hanging clothes.

Linens, throw pillows, and shoes may go in bottom of wardrobe boxes after bottom is securely taped.

Specialty items, including safes, pianos, hot tubs, gym equipment, etc. need to be communicated during scheduling so proper truck and manpower can be provided.

Getting Ready

Call Now For A Free Quote

Call us at 727-234-7204 to speak with one of our friendly service managers in our Largo office to receive a free, quick and easy moving quote! If you call us outside of business hours, leave a detailed message or fill out our Free Moving Quote form to receive a quote back the next business day!

Superior Customer Service

Our team works very hard each and every day to give our valued clients 5-star service! The proof is in the pudding, read our countless 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Nextdoor, Angie's List, as well as us being A+ Rated by the BBB! If you've worked with us before there is no better compliment than writing a 5-star review!

We Handle Deliveries

With offering a wide-range of truck sizes, we can handle deliveries big or small! We can help you with delivery for a Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist purchase, as well have partnered with many Consignments Shops and Thrift Stores! Own a store? Partner with us! Request a Free Quote for delivery!

Helping you prepare for moving day.