How to Move With Children | The Student Movers

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How to Move With Children

Got kids? Then this move is as much about them as it is about you. Maybe you’re changing abodes to give each of them their own room, put them in a better school district or offer them more outdoor space for playing. To minimize the inevitable stress of the transfer on your entire family, just follow these moving tips.

Start Early

If you wait until the last minute to tell the children about the move, don’t expect squeals of delight. If anything, they may be angry and afraid because you’re forcing them to leave the safety of their castle and head for an uncharted forest. To prevent complaints, involve them in your plans as soon possible. Even before you hunt for a new place, ask your kids what they don’t like about their current space and what they’d like to see in a new home. Then take them along on the house-hunt and ask for their opinions on what they’re seeing. They’ll feel like they have a hand in deciding where to go.

Visit the New Neighborhood

After you’ve found a new home, start taking the kids on field trips to the new neighborhood. Visit local parks, stores and attractions. Get permission from the principal of the new school for a site visit so your children get a preview of the classrooms. Sign them up for any activities, teams or clubs in the new location so they can get accustomed to the area and start making friends. Your kids can then look forward to something familiar as the moving date approaches.

Let Them Help

It’s typical to have older kids help with the packing, especially with their own stuff, but even the youngest tykes can participate. Give them a small box, preferably one similar to the moving boxes you intend on using, so they feel like part of the process. Ask them to put a few well-chosen favorite toys inside. Then, with your help and supervision, seal the box and label it with the child’s name. You can then either take the box with you in your car during the move or ask Student Movers to make this the first thing they unload at your new home.

Encourage Creativity

Allow older kids the chance to plan the decorating of their room. They can choose paint colors, window coverings, carpets or floor covering, lighting and furniture. While you may need to guide younger ones in making appropriate choices, give teens as much free rein as you can as long as you have veto power. Give those who are older and responsible a budget from which they can spend.

Keep Them Safe

Even though Student Movers takes a lot of care when unloading your precious possessions, you don’t want your toddlers to be underfoot when your furniture and boxes finally arrive at your new house. Have your spouse or an older child babysit your youngest ones at a nearby restaurant or playground just before your goods arrive at the new place. Then ask the movers to unpack the kids’ bedrooms first. When that’s done, you can ask the kids to come home. Confine them to their room and if necessary, and help them unpack the small box they made earlier. They then have their favorite toys to play with and can stay safely in their rooms as the rest of the house is being unloaded.


Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

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Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.