The wonder of professional movers today is that they do everything you do not want to do on your moving day. You have enough to think about, with turning off utilities in your current space and setting them up in the new place, not to mention getting your family organized and ready to travel perhaps a long distance, and planning for that too. The beauty part is you can let movers take over the hard stuff while you enjoy your move as much as you can.
Long distance movers in particular have the added benefit of knowing travel routes and being familiar with taking long journeys, so these companies should always be at the top of your list when a move is being planned. If the journey will be long and you are even crossing state lines either through a job relocation or a desire to simply live somewhere else in the country, rely on these long distance professionals to handle these tasks, because they often are more complicated than the tasks associated with an in town move or one that is within an hour or less.
Long distance companies and even in town ones offer great storage solutions too, so you perhaps can start the packing and boxing up process long before the date of your move. Products like pods give you the flexibility to pack at your leisure, which helps eliminate most of the stress involved with the move. This also frees up even more time for you and your family to focus on saying goodbye to friends and neighbors, handling other associated tasks related to the move, and even making one last trip to your favorite restaurant together as a family.
With a pod, your family can participate together in the process too rather than the movers, with each family member tackling a room or two and being entirely responsible for loading up the contents of those rooms into the pod. Having everyone participate gives them a stronger sense of freedom and responsibility. It additionally helps to multi task and give everyone something to do in the days and months leading up to the move.
Movers also appreciate your help in any way possible, since they eventually will be the ones to haul everything. When they know you have taken sufficient time to plan for the move, they feel better about it. So everyone wins, from the movers to you as the family moving.