How To Choose The Right Moving Company

How To Choose The Right Moving Company

Moving to a new place can be daunting, especially if you are doing it for the first time. You also have a more significant inventory of household items to pack, whether it’s a local move or a long-distance move. The entire process of packing, loading, transporting, unloading, unpacking, and putting everything in the right place is not easy. That’s why you need to hire the right people for the job. Here are the three most typical qualities of good packers and movers. They are Reliable and Honest While there is no tool to help you check honesty and reliability, you will definitely know the type of people you’re dealing with from the first meeting. From their customer service to their service delivery, you can tell whether you have met the right relocation company or not. Consider doing some background checks on their website and read reviews from other clients to get a feeling of their services. They’re Insured Any packers and movers company should show proof of financial responsibility when handling your property. This is particularly important in corporate relocation, where you may have machines, large equipment, and office furniture getting moved. If the company is not insured, how can you tell whether they will compensate you for broken, lost, or damaged items? They Have a Storage Facility A good relocation company should have a storage facility for convenience in case you don’t want to move all your items to one place. If you wish to move out of your home quickly and have not found a home, they can keep your belongings until you have found the right... read more
Top 5 Chicago Relocation Tips

Top 5 Chicago Relocation Tips

You may be moving for a better job, or for your current job. You may be moving for love. You may be moving to save money. Whatever the case is, it is not a simple process, and it makes most people very stressed. As an experienced moving company, we know all about relocation and what it entails, and we have prepared this list of the top 5 tips for a smooth, hassle – free relocation. Tip #1: Calculate the moving costs When you create a moving budget, you should first get an estimate from your moving company, then add the costs for packing materials, loss of work days, gas and snacks for the drive over, furniture for the new place, cleaning services, locksmith services, etc. Each move will be slightly different, so make sure to make a moving plan and calculate each step. After factoring in all of the possible moving costs, add another 15% for unplanned expenditures. Tip #2: New town, new facilities Your kids will need to be enrolled in schools, you will all need new doctors and supermarkets, your pets will need a new vet, you will basically need to find it all anew- from hairdressers to doctors. This brings up to our next tip: Tip #3: Ask for help Your family and friends are a good source of recommendations, and you should also ask around on social media. Perhaps your cousin has just moved and has a few moving bins laying around unused. Tip #4: Hire packers and movers Relocation is a hard enough task to manage, without having to pack, move and then unpack... read more
How to Move House Plants Long Distance

How to Move House Plants Long Distance

After taking care of your plants for so long, you don’t want to abandon them when you move to your new house. But is moving houses good for house plants? And if so, how do you do it? We have all the tips from our professional movers and packers. Size estimate When you plan to move your house plants, consider that they require room in the moving truck and include them when you get an estimate. Summer / fall / winter / spring If you can, make a list of your plants and their schedule. Plants have a dormant season, which is usually between October to February. Climate Every area has a different climate, and you need to make sure that the climates are not so different for the house plants – some plants can’t grow in cold or hot climates. Long distance packing and moving instructions Place plants in pots, ready to move – no glass containers please! Handles are a welcome option. Label the pots – type, soil, designated location in the new house or garden. Living in a dry area? Spray the plants on moving day. If it’s a very hot day, some plants will get scorched in the sunlight, so don’t leave them out unattended and without shade. You can also add a layer of mulch to protect the plants. If it’s a very cold day, mulch is also welcome here – it will insulate the plants against the cold. You can also cover the plants up with nylon or a tarp – like they do in greenhouses. Plan the truck layout – some plants... read more
Moving a Restaurant Tips & Tricks

Moving a Restaurant Tips & Tricks

Congratulations, you have a new location ready for your restaurant! Now comes the hard part: actually moving it all there. It may seem like a small task, but it’s a real challenge, even for experienced restaurateurs, to pack, move and unpack it all. You want it to be a seamless, simple move, so we have prepared these simple tips and tricks to help you get started with your restaurant relocation: Pick a new location This will probably be a tough decision, and you should consult a realtor, a lawyer and a surveyor. Choose the best place suited to your customers – where they hang out, get lunch from, go out to donner to, etc. At the end of the day, if your customers love your food but you’re in an area with no accessibility, they won’t show up. Pick a date and announce it, everywhere The moving date will probably be when the new contract stars and the old one ends. Right after you pick the moving date, notify your employees and customers – physically with a sign at the entrance, and digitally in your online website. This will make sure you don’t lose any business. Make sure your servers will let the customers know about the move, you don’t want people to show up at your old location, disappointed. Hire professional movers Packing, unpacking and moving your entire restaurant, professional movers will do it all for you. They have the know – how and experience to make a seamless transition in the shortest amount of time possible. Pro movers can also provide custom – made boxes to fit... read more
Is it OK to Move While Pregnant?

Is it OK to Move While Pregnant?

Congratulations, you’re a happy (and slightly hormonal) mommy – to – be, and you’re planning a move. But what do you do when you’re pregnant? Do you just not move? Or perhaps only help packing and leave the heavy lifting to others? You may need to move because your house has toxic mold which will affect your baby, or because you want to move to a better, safer environment or a better job, whatever the case is – you should not postpone a move because you’re pregnant. In fact, moving and making a new home is a natural part of your pregnancy: Nesting. First, heavy lifting and stress are related to premature birth. That being said, this shouldn’t deter you from moving, because you really don’t have to do much with professional movers and packers. The safest option is to hire professional movers and packers, who will pack up everything for you, get you packing materials, clean your house (new and old), change the locks, take you to the new place in a car, and basically do it all for you, without you lifting a finger. You have the option to choose which of these services you need most, and get an estimate from your chosen moving company. All you will have to do is book the moving date and then show up. When my wife was pregnant, I didn’t let her lift a finger, but I was too busy at work to help out, so I hired a moving company and she was so happy I did, because she was too afraid to ask it of me but... read more
Decisions Before Moving In Together

Decisions Before Moving In Together

You have decided it’s time to move in together, and now you want to make sure your relationship doesn’t take a hit. Moving together isn’t easy, but we have some tips to get you started in the right path to domestic bliss. Decide how to handle the finances Before you move in together, you should decide how to pay the bills and how much of them. You should decide whether to have a joint checking account or not, but if you do- make sure you are both on the same page, without one partner being frugal and the other being a big spender. If one person has a ton of debt, they should open up about that ahead of time. Decide on the décor You may both have your own furniture that needs consolidation, or you may not have furniture at all. Whatever the case is, you should decide on which objects are very important to you, and which you are willing to let go of. In any case, you should take a trip to the local department and furniture stores, to get some new furniture and paint to feel like a new joint experience. Decide who does what around the house You should discuss who is responsible for what: whether you’re both responsible for doing the dishes, or just one of you, you should talk about your expectations from your significant other. Hire a moving company To avoid the stress and headache of having to do the heavy lifting, hire professional movers to take care of the actual move, and focus on what matters: your relationship.  ... read more
Common Corporate Relocation Moving Mistakes

Common Corporate Relocation Moving Mistakes

Corporate relocation can be an easier process, if you plan ahead and avoid these common mistakes: Moving your belongings yourself A DIY move can seem like a good idea, but unless you’re able to fit all of your possessions in your car, it’s a mistake. You can hurt your back with the heavy lifting, or break your favorite wedding crystals. Hiring professional movers to help you out with the heavy lifting and time management leaves you with time to handle everything else with the move: your relationships and health. Packing your belongings yourself Packing is a tedious task, and an emotional one at that. Instead of doing it yourself, let someone help you pack everything up neatly and safely, with industrial pad wrapping paper & the knowledge on how to pack it so it would not get hurt during the transit. Showing up unannounced Some residential areas have rules on when you can move into your new place, for example: no moving on weekends to avoid upsetting the neighbors who are resting. Make sure you can use the elevator without upsetting the residents. Check and make sure you have space to park the truck without creating a traffic jam. Forgetting the keys This seems like a silly mistake, but it happens! You plan everything using carefully planned lists, you make the journey excited, and then you remember you left your keys to the new place in that drawer you never open. You do not want to call a locksmith and spend hundreds of dollars to open your front door. Keep the new keys with you on moving day, and... read more
Moving with pets in Chicago

Moving with pets in Chicago

Moving your beloved pets can be tricky: they are unfamiliar with the new surroundings, they can eat things they shouldn’t just because they’re on the floor, and they can have little accidents on the car ride to your new home. Here’s our guide to moving pets in Chicago: Step 1: Long distance pet move preparation: Plan the car ride: an accident – safe carrier or a seat cover for your car, a leash, a toy, snacks, food and water, and a hot water bottle in case it’s cold. Find a veterinarian in your new location: you never know when you’ll need it, so make sure you have the contact details of a vet and an emergency service that operates at night. Take your pets on some car rides, to get then used to it. Some pets gets so anxious during car rides, they vomit and drool. Bring your pet to the new location, to get used to the new surroundings and scents. Hire long distance movers, so you could spend moving day with what actually matters- your family, furry or otherwise. Step 2: Moving day with pets On the car ride over, take stops every 2-3 hours to stretch your pet’s legs and let them do their business. Let them drink and eat before getting back to the car. When you get to your new home, put your pets in a safe environment, meaning no nails / paint cans / food etc. Put your pets in a room where they can’t run away: this is crucial, because they don’t know the new place and they can run without having... read more
Packing Like A Pro –  Short Tips For A Living Room

Packing Like A Pro – Short Tips For A Living Room

There are hundreds of hacks for each category of possessions for the most efficient packing. It’s worth investing time in looking for the best ways and enjoying a smooth moving day and unpacking, as that’s the aim, right?   How To Pack Books And Photographs. If you are a lucky library owner, these tips os for you, but also if you prefer e-books, probably, the ones you keep at home are especially valuable for you. Someone said that you could recognize the right person by his attitude to books. So here’s how to pack them and keep safe. Use small boxes as books are heavy. If you put them with a spine facing up, it may lead to a damaged binder. Wrap with an individual paper the ones you love especially. For preparing your framed photos for relocating, we advise you to pack them ahead. Otherwise, it may get on your nerve if you postpone it to the last days. Doing in a hurry can’t be that accurate and may lead to undesirable damage. Pack them into a separate box marked “fragile,” bubble wrap would be one of the best solutions. Try not to leave room for possible shaking and breaking glass.   Small Appliances: Remove batteries before packing. Empty the iron from water. Wrap all cords to avoid scratching. Pad and cushion small items with paper, linens, or towels.   Other tips: Take pictures of electronics and furniture before disassembling. Load furniture first to the truck. Make sure you have original carton boxes from your electronics; otherwise, you’ll need more wrap and cardboard. Label the boxes with room’s... read more
Preparing Your Wardrobe For Moving – Smart Hacks

Preparing Your Wardrobe For Moving – Smart Hacks

Everyone would like to make a relocation as smooth as possible, and it depends on many factors. But packing, especially clothes, is maybe, the most time and energy-consuming. And if you don’t take a wise approach, it may screw up the whole moving process. Today, we want to focus only on this part and show you some hacks to prepare your clothes for packing as an expert. Sort And Purge. Worse than packing can only be moving something you won’t want to wear. Because it means this extra clothes and shoes will take more space, impact the movers’ cost, take time and energy to unload and unpack just to see that all of this was in vain. We are sure you would avoid this scenario. Start with sorting your clothes by seasons and put aside at once everything you won’t take to a new place. Here’s the example what can help you to say goodbye to some loved but unnecessary pieces: Inspect an item for an old stain, a hole, and a state in general. Worn-out sweater with spools will never make you look gorgeous, so give it no mercy! If you like a stained piece too much, make a pile of clothes you’ll try to clean. Don’t forget to fold it only when it’s completely dry. Try to match it with at least three looks. If you’ve ever made a spontaneous purchase, we bet you own at least a couple of things like that. This type of clothes make your wardrobe look you have enough, but sometimes you have “nothing to wear”? Then it’s your case, indeed. Getting... read more