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Family-Friendly Moving Options: How To Choose The Right One

Family-friendly moving services cater to families and offer amenities that meet their unique needs.

This article will help you understand the different family-friendly moving options you have, point out the benefits of each, and explain how to choose the best one for your needs. 

The goal is to help your family make good decisions and make sure you can move without stress.

Different ways to move with a family

Depending on your needs, budget, and time frame, you can choose from a variety of family-oriented services that make moving easier and less stressful. 

In this section, we’ll look more closely at four main types of moving that are good for families.

Traditional moving companies

The most common choice for families is to use traditional moving companies. They offer many different services, such as packing, loading, moving, and unpacking your things. 

Some traditional moving companies will even let you store some of your things if you need to do so temporarily. 

These companies are great for families who want to move without having to worry about everything.

Full-service moving companies

Traditional moving companies and full-service moving companies are similar, but full-service moving companies offer a wider range of services. 

This can include anything from helping you pack and load to making sure your things are fully covered by insurance. 

Full-service moving companies are the best choice for families who want to move as quickly and easily as possible.

Portable storage moving

Portable storage containers may be a good choice for you if you want something that is more flexible and less expensive. 

With this type of moving solution, you can pack your things at your own pace and then have the storage container picked up and taken to your new home. 

However, with portable containers you have to be mindful of two important things:

  1. Not all city, neighborhood, or HOA regulations allow for them.
  2. If a portable container isn’t properly transported (for example, if it is tilted), it could result in damage or even destruction of your belongings.

DIY Moving

DIY moving is another option for families that want to do more of the work themselves. 

With DIY moving, you’ll be in charge of getting your things from one place to another, but you’ll be able to do it your way. 

While many may consider this option as more affordable than, say, a full-service move, it is not the case.

With DIY moving you need to acquire all the right package materials and moving equipment, provide your own transportation (and fuel for that transportation), and do it all without any liability insurance that will recoup your costs if anything gets lost or damaged in the move.

Factors to consider when choosing a moving company

Before you hire a moving company for your family, think carefully about the cost of the move, the size of your household, any special needs, and the company’s reputation.


There are different costs for the different ways you can move, so it’s important to choose a way that works with your budget. 

Look for moving companies that offer on-the-spot pricing that won’t change during the moving process.

How big your family is

When choosing a moving option that is good for families, you should also think about how big your family is. 

If you have a big family, you might need a full-service moving company to make sure all of your things get to your new home safely.

Special needs

If you have special needs, like a disability or health problem, it’s important to choose a move that takes these needs into account. 

For instance, a moving company with a concierge service might be able to give you more help and support to make your move easier.

Company reputation

Lastly, the company’s reputation is an important thing to think about when choosing a family-friendly way to move. 

To make sure your things are safe and sound during the move, it’s important to hire a reputable and trustworthy moving company. Do research and compare different companies to find one that has a good reputation and can be trusted. 

Check for customer reviews, ask for references, and find out how experienced the moving company is with moving families.

Tips for a stress-free move

From packing your belongings to finding a new place to call home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. 

Whether you’re moving for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, these tips will help you to simplify the process and ensure that your move goes smoothly. 


Getting ready is the key to a stress-free move. 

Start by making a list of everything you have to do before you move. This can include things like turning off your utilities, moving, and finding a new school or daycare for your kids. 

Also, it’s a good idea to learn about the area you’ll be moving to so you can get to know it and make any plans you need to.


Planning is another important part of moving without a lot of stress. 

Make a moving plan and try to follow it as much as possible. This will help you stay on top of things and stay organized. It will also make it less likely that you’ll forget something important. 

If you’re going to hire movers, plan your move well in advance so you can get the best price and make sure they’re available.


During packing, clearly label each box. Put things you’ll need right away, like bedding and toiletries, in a separate box that’s easy to get to. 

If you have a big family and little time, you might also want to hire professional packers.

Hiring movers

In the hiring process, make sure to get everything in writing, including the cost of the move, the date and time of the move, and any insurance or guarantees that are offered.


Make sure you know what kind of insurance comes with your move and what kind does not. 

You might also want to think about getting extra insurance to protect your things while you move.


Lastly, communication is the key to an easy move. 

Make sure to talk to your movers and family members often and in a clear way, especially if there are children involved. This will keep everyone on the same page and make it less likely that people will get confused or misunderstand each other.

After moving

Take some time to unpack and get used to your new home once you get there. You might want to give yourself a few days to get everything in order. 

Then, start getting to know your new area and making new friends!


From full-service moving companies to moving on your own, there are many options to consider based on a range of important factors.

Preparation, planning, and communication are the keys to a smooth and stress-free move. With the right process, a family-friendly move can be a good experience that brings everyone closer together.

No matter what you decide, you should put your family’s needs first and make sure the move is as stress-free as possible.

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Wes Struebing

After more than 30 years in the logistics sector, I have learned a thing or two about moving things and motivating people to do their best and offer their all to our customers. Whether in life or in business, I believe in one thing: I only want to be there if I can improve things.

Logistics is not only what I do; it is my passion.

Picture of Wes Struebing

Wes Struebing

After more than 30 years in the logistics sector, I have learned a thing or two about moving things and motivating people to do their best and offer their all to our customers. Whether in life or in business, I believe in one thing: I only want to be there if I can improve things.

Logistics is not only what I do; it is my passion.