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Moving Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida Residents Since 1952

For nearly 70 years, South Florida residents have trusted their local move needs to Suddath®. Since opening our doors to begin serving Ft. Lauderdale, we have upheld a reputation of quality and service with the people and families we have moved around Broward and Palm Beach counties.

With over a century of experience in the industry overall, strong affiliations with respected industry organizations such as AMSA, and a proven record of safety and reliability, Suddath is a top choice for residents looking to make a local move. We owe this leadership legacy and well-regarded reputation to our well-trained team, who dedicate over 250 hours to training prior to working on a local move, and drivers, who lead the industry in safety and standards.

We treat you and your belongings with the highest level of care – all at a price that is often equal or less than other lower-quality local movers. Our focus on customer care is deeply rooted in our values, which include trust, integrity and teamwork. Unlike other moving companies, we provide each customer with a dedicated move coordinator to assist you at every step, ensuring you have the smoothest move experience possible. We also take extra precautions in your home and provide specialized packaging and crating as needed to ensure your belongings are safe and sound.

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A Simple Walkthrough and Estimate

When you contact Suddath about your local Fort Lauderdale move, we make every effort to earn your trust, and that starts with a free, no-obligation estimate. In order to provide you with a detailed move plan and quote, we must first thoroughly assess your home. We offer two options to choose from, an in-person walkthrough, or a virtual one.

You can elect to have our representative visit your home directly, or you can schedule a virtual walkthrough where we view your home using video through your personal smart device. As they are guided through your home, they will ask pertinent questions to help your crew plan for moving day. The more planning that happens prior to moving day, the better we can create savings and efficiencies for your move.

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A Dedicated Team for Every Local Move

From the moment you officially choose Suddath to be your Fort Lauderdale local mover, you will be supported by a dedicated move coordinator to assist you throughout the local moving process. These are trained and tenured members of our team who will help you implement a moving plan that fits your needs perfectly. 

When you are greeted by your local moving team, you know you’re working with professionals who have been trained over 250 hours in-house at our own Suddath University. Through classroom training, field mentoring, simulated procedures and more, our team is ready to make your move a memorable experience.

Budget-Friendly Packing Solutions

Suddath provides a packing experience that will exceed your expectations, ranging from DIY to full-service. Your packing needs will be an initial topic of discussion between you and your move coordinator, and they will help you determine if DIY, partial packing, or full-service packing will be right for your needs and budget. Also, they will determine if you have any specialized needs for unique items. This includes priceless antiques, artwork, wine collections and pianos, among others. If you need any packed items or furniture put into long- and short-term storage options in our 120,000 square-foot Ft. Lauderdale storage warehouse, they can help you determine that as well.

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Climate-Controlled Storage Options

Our customizable moving services and extensively trained employees extend into our storage offerings as well. We are able to provide secure storage options for our long-distance customers, including custom crating options, as well as specialty temperature and climate-controlled storage options for delicate  items such as art, wine collections or antiques.

The convenience of these services, assisted by your single point of contact move coordinator, has allowed us to continue to provide the best possible moving and storage experience.

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SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES

Piano Moving

As valuable centerpieces of a home, pianos require careful attention when moved. Suddath has specially trained professionals who can successfully transport your piano and other fragile instruments.

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Boat Moving

Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida residents enjoy a boating lifestyle and may need help transporting your boat to a new marina. Inquire with your move coordinator about assistance through a trusted partner.

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Custom Crating

In some instances, special containers may be required to transport belongings because of shape, size or fragility. Our experts will craft custom-built crates to safely move these unique items.

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Concierge Moving

Certain clients don't want to lift a finger and ask for every service and moving need coordinated for them. A dedicated on-site concierge can oversee every aspect, including items like cleaning and landscaping.

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FORT LAUDERDALE LOCAL MOVING FAQ

What should I consider in a local moving company before hiring?

Reputable moving companies must comply with specific industry standards and regulations. To start, be sure they can show you a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. Moving companies are required to have one, as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and you can locate this number on the FMCSA website.

All documentation should be readily available such as proof of insurance, valuation coverage packages, and accreditations through organizations like the Better Business Bureau.

Check out their online presence as well. A valid website should be in place with working phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Search independent reviews through Google and other trusted sources as well.

Finally, insist on a thorough walkthrough during the estimating process. Failure or refusal to do so could be cause for concern so perhaps researching a different company should be your next step.

For more tips, review our article on 4 things to look for in a moving company.

When should I start my local moving process?

Of course, it’s never too soon to start planning. However, ideally starting the process no later than eight weeks before your move date is a good rule of thumb.

Our detailed moving checklist is helpful for outlining your move, determining timelines, and more. While many parts of a move are common like packing, gathering documentation, and transferring utilities, you may also find that you have additional moving needs to consider. Choosing a qualified Fort Lauderdale local moving company like Suddath can also help ease this process, especially if you face a compressed timeline. Our experienced and professional move coordinators will work with you every step of the way to develop an optimized moving plan.

Are my belongings protected by insurance during the move?

While a moving company cannot legally sell insurance policies (those must be purchased from independent insurance companies), reputable movers offer valuation coverage. In fact, there are federal laws according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) obligating them to do so. This again is another box to check off when you are evaluating movers.
Valuation coverage is an agreement between you and your local moving company over claims and their liability for those claims. This coverage offers an established compensation back to the customer if it is determined that goods were lost or damaged during the move, at the fault of the mover. At Suddath, we offer a standard Released Value Protection (RVP), which is valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment. There are more extensive protection plans available that your local move coordinator can tell you more about.

It is important to determine which coverage – valuation vs. insurance – is your best option for your move. Our blog post on valuation coverage offers more details about the different types of coverages available.

Is storage available in case I need it?

Yes, we are happy to offer local storage at our facility in Ft. Lauderdale. At our 120,000 square-foot warehouse, we can accommodate your long and short-term storage needs. However, please note that for moves within the state, short-term storage is capped at 180 days.

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