Moving Your Apartment in Chicago – How To Avoid Fiasco

Moving Your Apartment in Chicago – How To Avoid Fiasco

Moving is never easy, and making it flawless requires focus and lots of planning. But sometimes we don’t see the bigger picture and may miss the necessary steps which can save your relocation. Let’s see what they are. Don’t Underestimate Your Household Size. If you are planning a relocation, especially if it’s a one-room studio, you may get too relaxed about it. It seems like not many things to move, and this is the first mistake. When you prepare everything for a relocation, you’ll see that all the possessions, together with furniture, kitchenware, toiletries, and clothes, take much space. Didn’t look like this before packing, right? If you plan to hire experienced movers, your belongings will be estimated. But if you are planning to do it on your own, it’s much harder to evaluate the amount of packing supplies, work, and time. 2. Say “No” To Procrastination. If the first point was relevant, you might experience issues with lack of time, too. Underestimating your household may give you a feeling of spare time and no urge to start planning a relocation as soon as possible. Though, we advise avoiding it, too. And it’s not only because you can never know what obstacles will come on the way. Sometimes, until you get to the next step, you don’t foresee some things to consider. That’s why we urge you to start the moment you can; this way, it’s possible can prevent some moving mishaps. 3. Avoid Saving On Essentials. What’s crucial for you mainly is individual, but we suggest to look at the most common examples. Re-use Packing Supplies  Usually, there’s nothing wrong...
What You Need To Know Before Moving To Illinois During Pandemic?

What You Need To Know Before Moving To Illinois During Pandemic?

The situation with coronavirus and related restrictions vary by state and sometimes county, you should be aware of what to expect before moving to Illinois in July 2020. Here we will describe main changes and recent recommendations, but it’s always worth double-checking with CDC and IDPH sites as the situation may change.   What Are COVID-19 Recommendations in Illinois? You can find more details on the IDPH (Illinois Department Of Public Health) site, but here we will keep the general guides: All nonessential international travel advised being postponed. Employees who are sick should avoid commuting to work; Frequently touched surfaces have to be cleaned regularly;   The State Of Illinois has developed Restore Illinois Plan. As of 26th June, the state moved to Phase 4 of reopening. The plan includes below: Gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed; Restaurants and bars reopen; Travel resumes; Child care and schools reopen under guidance from the IDPH; People to keep social distancing and wear face masks.   Consider postponing your relocation is possible, but if you can’t do so, check what the precautions are.   What Moving Companies Do To Protect From The Virus Spread? Moving teams wear face masks and keep social distancing; Trucks are equipped with disinfectors; Sick employees stay home; Some companies provide online estimation instead of in person.   How Can You Prepare For Moving Day? As the virus can be dangerous for hours and days on surfaces, finish packing at least 24 hours before moving day; Avoid reusing old boxes for packing. Consider ordering new boxes at your movers or renting plastic crates; Prepare disinfectors and paper towels for movers...
How To Choose A Moving Company

How To Choose A Moving Company

When it comes to moving, locally or across the country, hiring a moving company could be the most convenient and less stressful way to do it, though not the cheapest one. Let’s see what’s important to consider when choosing your movers and how to prevent additional charges being applied.   Company’s License And Insurance. You should know that every moving company in The U.S. for hire has to have a license and insurance. To find a company’s license number, you can go to the “About Us” section. If you’d like to see more details or ensure the license is relevant, you should visit The U.S. Department of Transportation page.    Company’s Presence At The Market. If a company has a long operating experience, it doesn’t always mean providing excellent service now. Then it’s worth to look for recent reviews. Though long-term expertise is essential, it’s not the most crucial point.    Offered Services.  Apart from loading, moving, and unloading, different companies offer various options, additionally. Check if you can order packing supplies or rent storage.   Compare The Costs. Price usually depends on the number of boxes and relocation distance, but they vary from state to state and one company from another. Ask for a free quote on the company’s site if you know a planned date and where you are moving.    Additional fees. Try to foresee as many additional services as you may request, check on the web page, or call what it will cost you. If you have to cancel or postpone your relocation, inform the movers as early as you can.   CDC Health Recommendations....
3 Tips Where To Start With A Moving Process

3 Tips Where To Start With A Moving Process

The pandemic and lockdown pushed many people to face various changes and mostly hard ones, changing or losing jobs, being locked at home, but sometimes also, making a decision to leave the house for a smaller town. People moved due to different reasons. E.g., having their lease contract over and willing to be closer to their families or just getting out of big cities with a higher risk of being infected. If you consider changing your residence, get to know how to prepare for relocation during a pandemic.   What Moving Option To Choose? In times of global crisis, it seems natural to save money where possible. It would mean moving on your own, hiring a truck, or having a small apartment, using your car. It can be an option also if you relocate just down the block. But if it’s not your case, and you need to move cross-states or have a big household, hiring a moving company would be an optimal decision.   Hiring A Moving Company. If you decide to hire a moving company, you need to know how they prevent clients and employees from being infected. You could check the websites of WHO and CDC for the latest health recommendations and then check which of them your movers follow.    How To Make Yourself Start. It’s a common problem when you imagine a tremendous amount of work and planning in front of you, and the natural response is to postpone it. But unless you are ready to hire packers, most of the work you’ll have to do yourself. How to start? Just do, and the earlier,...
How To Keep Your House Clean After A Move

How To Keep Your House Clean After A Move

There is nothing so glorious as the feeling of you being home, a new home you just moved in. Everything is fresh and new and demands your attention to make it cozier… But before you get here, you should unpack and clean, and this may stress anyone out. Fortunately, there are easy ways to make it happen, worry-free, and let you enjoy your new home.   How to make yourself unpack and arrange? Even though the idea of adjusting a new house seems motivating, the least enjoyable part of it goes first and can distract you easily. Setting a deadline would help with it, don’t forget to leave enough time to finish it without rushing. On a moving day, when boxes are unloaded to related rooms, make sure to prepare basics for your first day. You definitely won’t need a lot to search for if you’d arranged a special box with all the necessities for this day. Make sure to arrange your bathroom and bedroom first and kitchen if it’s possible, and you plan to have your first breakfast home. What are the ways to maintain your home clean? Maybe you are not a perfectionist and don’t tend to put things back. Or you are a perfectionist who is always in lack of time. Either way, many people struggle to keep the house tidy as much as we’ want and for a good reason. Researches show that our house impacts happiness. But there’s a solution for any issue, and cleaning is the least of the problems. We prepared some tricks on how to maintain the house neat without dedicating...
5 Ways To Make Your Local Move Easy

5 Ways To Make Your Local Move Easy

Moving, even to a new neighborhood, maybe quite overwhelming. But there are tips which will help you not only make a relocation quick and accurate but also adjust to your new place after arrival! Write them down to your new notebook, it’s the first tip to plan your move. 1. Revision It’s a nice way to get rid of things you don’t use! Try to find time for a revision of your belongings in advance and you will thank yourself after. Make a list of things or furniture you won’t transfer and rather donate or give your relatives or just throw as it’s easier to buy a new one at your new location. 2. Special boxes for special cases Think about what kind of things you will need on the first day of relocation and put them to a separate box. It will help you avoid long searches in all the boxes you’ve got! Mark this box as ‘load last, open first’ and it will make your day when you arrive! Another special box you might want to find easily is a Documents box… so simple, right? Better to sort it first and throw away all the outdated papers you don’t need and it’s a waste of space to carry them into a new place. Last but not least is a box for all your valuables. You want to make sure all of them are safe so you might need a bubble wrap if it’s something fragile. 3. Avoid big purchases a month before your relocation It also refers to groceries, try to cut it as much as possible...