What to Expect with a Full-Service Move

If you are moving soon, chances are you are prepping for your move and reviewing your moving options. 

Using a full-service moving company is a brand new experience for those who have only completed do-it-yourself moves in the past. If you are weighing the alternatives, you may be unsure of what to expect.

Let’s take a look at what to expect when you utilize the services of a full service moving company.

Full-Service Moving

A full-service move means the moving company handles all the heavy lifting related to your move from beginning to end. Full-service moving is ideal for those who aren’t able or don’t want to deal with the physical challenges of a move, like packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, and driving the truck. Full-service moves are also excellent for people who prefer not to manage the details of moving on their own.

Moving companies that provide full-service moving packages save you stress and hassle as well as time and money. By delegating the time-consuming details of your move, you can concentrate on your day-to-day responsibilities leading up to your relocation. 

Typically full-service moves include:

  • A personal move coordinator to handle the details
  • Qualified drivers and equipment
  • Loading, transporting, and unloading of household belongings
  • Full Value Protection
  • Standard transportation of appliances (excluding service, disconnect, and reconnect)
  • Disassembly and reassembly of bed frames
  • Furniture placement

Additional Moving Options

Check for ways to customize your moving experience when reviewing moving companies. Depending on your needs, these extra options will make your moving experience that much smoother!

Here are some additional options that excellent full-service moving companies also offer.

Packing and Unpacking

Without a doubt, your daily life is hectic, and even more so now that you are moving. If you find that you are too overwhelmed or don’t have the time or energy to pack your entire house, look for a packing and unpacking option from your residential moving company.

Professional movers are systematic and organized about packing. They will ensure that your belongings are packed, protected, and safe for the move. They’ll go room to room and box up your items, dismantle any furniture that needs to be taken apart, and even take your artwork off the walls.

Handling Special Items

Sometimes there are belongings in your home that require more than just a standard packing job. Make sure that your valued items make it to your new house intact.

If you have fragile items that need special attention — from artwork to antiques or heirlooms to wine collections — inquire about special or custom crating or handling of these things. A full-service moving company can create a custom crate or another custom packaging to get them there.


You may have a unique moving situation. Perhaps you sold your house faster than expected, and you are still searching for your next dream home. You may be in a situation where you need to store your belongings in the interim.  

Full-service movers provide short-term and long-term storage options so that you can stash your belongings until you are ready.

On the Move

The best residential moving companies offer optional moving services in addition to their basic package. Look for one that is well-equipped to assist you with all aspects of your move. These customized services might be your key to a successful, smooth move. 

If you are planning your move and are looking at full-service movers, contact us for a virtual survey today.