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
5 Things To Check For Picking A Moving Company

5 Things To Check For Picking A Moving Company

Moving companies’ service is no cheap though it may simplify relocation for you a lot. This also means saving some of your precious time and reducing stress, especially if you plan a long-distance or a corporate relocation. Americans move a lot during their lives, but even if it’s not the first time for you, it’s relevant to check what’s new on the moving service market.   Check If A Company Has License And Insurance. To find a company’s license, go to the “About Us” page or check at the bottoms oh Home Page, copy the number and paste it on the U.S. Department of Transportation page. You can try the DOT or MC license number. Every moving company has to have a license and active insurance.   Company’s Duration Of Work. If the company managed to stay in business for years, it might mean they proved the quality service. Nevertheless, it’s worth searching for recent comments and reviews.   Moving Services. Usually, big moving companies serve both local and long-distance relocation and residential and commercial moving. But as there is a growing demand for partial local moves, the number of small moving companies with few trucks, you should check this on the web site.   Other Services.  Most moving companies suggest ordering packing supplies, which simplifies the process for you. If you need to store your possessions for a while, check what a company can offer, what type of storage they have, and on what terms. Some companies can provide with packing service for an additional fee. If you have valuable items, this could be your choice.   CDC... read more
De-stress Tips For Your Move During Pandemic

De-stress Tips For Your Move During Pandemic

Being locked in our houses for months may impact our life when it’s back to normal. Have you seen memes about people preferring staying home and not go out after the pandemic? It’s too easy to get used to, also to negative things. So the reality out there may seem unknown and unsafe. That’s why you should be cautious about the way of coming back to normal life, especially if there’s a need to move to a new house. And here are some tips which can help you.   Make a schedule. Scheduling always helps to keep track. But you could also try to break down the moving process to tiny steps and appoint a date for each. It will not only help you implement it, but also relieve some stress. Doing small steps gives you a feeling of having more wins. If you are too nervous about your relocation, imagine how you go through every little step by step, and you’ll feel the power to do it.   Be ready to improvise. No matter how well you planned the relocation, always and now, especially something can go the other way around. The pandemic time expects us to be more flexible than ever, and we should be ready for it. It means to be prepared for changes, which always bring stress to our bodies and minds, negative or positive. And it’s up to us to decide which one to experience.     Discuss what you feel. If you are moving with your family or a partner, don’t forget about the “golden rule” we all learned from the lockdown time, discuss... read more
How To Beat A Post-Move Procrastination

How To Beat A Post-Move Procrastination

You don’t even want to think what follows the moving day because, after all these preparations, planning and organizing with one purpose – to get the relocation done, unpacking is awaiting! Why can’t you just get to a ready-to-live new house, because you worked so hard to make it happen? Well, there are still ways to make unpacking less stressful to enjoy a new life chapter in your new home! Planning Unpacking Smart Unpacking is so much harder than packing, and first of all, because you don’t seem to be in a hurry like it was with a moving day. Movers don’t depend on you completing the task on time anymore, it’s only you or your family. But the single thing to change your attitude is coming from the above – you should set a deadline for all unpacking getting done. As in any other task, it should be smart and realistic, so plan enough time for it. Stress is not what you need when the task is not that pleasant, and not to increase the pressure, you should give yourself enough time for rest. Planning breaks will create a more relaxed atmosphere and will keep you away from worries about the lack of time, as you planned the time slot for rest!   To motivate yourself to do something necessary but not amusing, you can try to combine unpacking with something enjoyable, that you can do simultaneously. May sound simple, but such tricks are the most helpful and not always obvious. What is it for you? Listening to a new album of your top band or to a history lecture you were waiting for? Calling... read more
No Time To Explain! Packing Tips For A Quick Move

No Time To Explain! Packing Tips For A Quick Move

What can be more challenging than moving itself? When you have less than four weeks on that! Breath, the mission is possible! Don’t panic, pack. Just a thought of how many things you are about to finish in few weeks may make you stunned. It’s a very probable thing to happen and for a good reason, as moving quickly doesn’t leave you enough time to plan and prepare. That’s why get to work immediately, it will also distract you from overwhelming thoughts. Hire a moving company. The sooner, the better, it will allow getting better price quotes. But make sure to dedicate enough time to pick a reliable company with good reviews and high rankings. It’s easy to miss something in a hurry, so don’t forget to check prices. The professional team of movers and packers doesn’t have to be pricy! Clean up and sort. The best thing to do when you are moving is to get rid of things you don’t need that much. Especially when it’s a last-minute move, the decisions have to be made quickly! You will see how many things occupy space for nothing, and cleaning it up will save you time to pack and budget for transferring. To make it easy, you can sort and pack each room one by one. Try to make piles for keeping and tossing in every room, and then get to packing. Find help. Every person has a moving experience, and everyone knows how much pressure there is, especially in your case. It’s absolutely ok to call to help your friends or family! The essential thing to do is... read more
Can I Hire A Moving Company During Quarantine?

Can I Hire A Moving Company During Quarantine?

Do Moving Companies Work In Chicago?   Most businesses are closed to stop the virus from spreading, except the ones defined as essential. In most states moving business is considered so, but if you are moving not in Chicago, it’s better to check the rules for your state or county. If you are moving to or from Chicago, in general, moving business is operating, but it depends on a company. At Chicago Long Distance Movers, we are working as usual, except for the health recommendations we strictly follow to make your relocation safe. Can I Still Move If I Feel Sick? The one single vital option if you have any of COVID-19 symptoms is to inform your Moving Company. This is that exact situation when it’s necessary to be transparent and warn the movers as early as possible. The decision will depend on a company and may vary; maybe they will suggest postponing or will take additional measures to protect from possible coronavirus transmission. Buy New Packing Supplies As you may know, the second way of the COVID-19 transmission is through surfaces. It’s said that the virus is contagious for approximately 24 hours if it’s on cardboard. Therefore you should use only new boxes and not contact the nearest supermarket for the old ones. Prepare Your House For A Safe Relocation Clean while you pack with additional cleaning supplies protecting the possible virus spread. Try to finish packing 24 hours before a moving crew arrives for the same purpose as with new packing boxes. Make a sink, soap and paper towels available for the movers, and if you have... read more
Like A Clockwork – Moving Experience With Kids

Like A Clockwork – Moving Experience With Kids

A decision has been made and you are going to move to a new place! You’ve spent some time on preparations, but how to make your kids ready to move into a new house? Here are some useful facts. Children’s psychology is rather conservative, and the first reaction to this kind of news will be probably negative. Such a conversation is better to be a dialogue where you engage your children to discover good things in the relocation. You would need to show the advantages of your decision which can be eagerly accepted by kids. If you are moving to a bigger apartment, a good idea will be to suggest your kids something they will be able to do or have in their new separate room. Even if it’s making their homework alone or doing their favorite hobby, visualizing will help present it as an aspiration. As something new may scare even an adult, imagine what it seems for kids? That’s why it’s important to listen to them and answer all their questions and address concerns. Explain, how the moving process will look like? How far grandparents will live? How it will be with the new kindergarten or school? Kids say whatever disturbs them so show them you are there to help and protect. Another way to motivate kids is to show the advantages of a new neighborhood, playground, kindergarten or school. Show them pictures from your new area which may attract them and make up a story together about things you will do there together. Or events that are happening around, including visits of Amusement or Zoo Parks.... read more
Moving To A New House In Chicago?

Moving To A New House In Chicago?

Imagine, that 40% of people find their second relocation more stressful than the first. But it doesn’t have to be like that! We prepared a checklist for you which will make your moving in Chicago easier. To make sure that your relocation is flawless, you need to contact your moving company one or two months in advance. This will help to organize well and plan the budget more precisely. Preparing for a relocation includes the whole list of supplies like tape, markers and boxes. Make sure you have enough for everything you will move to a new place. Moving is an opportunity to check how much you actually don’t use. Because when the question is “To move or not to move?” the answer is coming easier. It may cut your relocation budget if you decide to give away some belongings. Making an inventory list of everything you own and decide to move is a crucial point. This way you will be able easily to check what’s left to pack or find out if you took something when you need it at your arrival. Approximately a month in advance you can start packing. Consider first hardly ever used things and pack them at the same time. What might be useful is marking your belongings with a color for each room, especially when you are a family with kids. A couple of weeks in advance it makes sense to change your address officially and notify the companies you receive mails from regularly. Inform your manager about how much time off you will need for your move so you won’t have to... read more
How To Relocate Business In Chicago

How To Relocate Business In Chicago

For many people an office is like the second home, and to move your business may be as hard as moving your household. Having employees been working for years, make them collect lots of things. But a corporate relocation is not just transferring supplies and equipment, as the owner you expect the business to re-start as quickly as possible and with no losses to the quality. This may require an excellent plan in advance and the help of pros to organize the relocation. Here are some tips which are not always obvious: Pack in advance. Consider preparing equipment or furniture for packing a couple of weeks before your relocation day. Some people underestimate how complex the office move may be so it’s worth to be on a safe side. Clean up and donate. It’s a good moment to revise the importance and usage of some supplies, make a list and sort into what you need to keep, clean or donate. It may help save your budget than transferring some equipment, especially if it’s a long-distance relocation. Take special care of packing cables, computers, and printers. These need a certain way to pack them. The best way to pack cables is to start unplugging them at the same time one by one. Put them in zip-lock baggies and mark to find them later. Computers and printers require an individual bubble wrap and never put into boxes. To pack printers, take out the cartridges first and follow the specific instruction for printers. To make it efficient and on time, you need to find a team of professionals who specializes in corporate... read more