Moving: Weekdays or Weekends?

Moving: Weekdays or Weekends?

Picking the right moving date is important; Not only do you have to pay attention to the time of year, weather, school year, etc., but most people don’t even think about whether they should move over the weekend or not. Price As a general rule of thumb, moving will be more expensive in busy times – peak moving season, weekends, holidays, etc. Therefore, weekday moves are usually cheaper. Loss of work If you move during weekdays, you will miss out on some work, which will cost you money – so factor that in when you consider moving costs. Taking care of business You’ll need to call an internet provider, the electric company, the phone company, and many more to get started in your new place. Doing so over the weekdays will make sure you will actually get customer service representatives to answer you. No kids around Having your kids in school during moving day will come in handy – they will be safe and they won’t have to run around a house full of boxes and people moving them. Traffic Over the weekends, there can be lots of traffic, so make sure to plan ahead and be mentally and physically prepared for it. Local restrictions Some residential and commercial areas have laws and guidelines about when and how you can move. For example, in some places, you cannot move on the weekends, use the elevator for moving at peak hours, park the truck outside, etc. One last thing Moving can be an easy and simple process, with the help of our trusted packers and movers who are ready to...
Where to Find Free Moving Boxes

Where to Find Free Moving Boxes

Are you considering a move or a relocation? If so, then you’ll need to get some moving boxes and packing materials, as soon as possible. Cardboard boxes can be bought in department stores or through moving companies, but in case you’re on a tight budget and you are looking for some free cardboard boxes, we have some options to offer you: Supermarket/grocery store – they will have lots and lots of boxes in the back, so check out the cardboard recycle bin. Asking the owners or managers of the stores will help – they won’t get mad about your dumpster diving, and you may get a tip on when and where the best and cleanest boxes are available. Copy centers, office buildings – they use a lot of paper, which comes in big strong boxes. Electric supply stores – these are top-notch boxes, because they don’t store food so they don’t smell, and the boxes are usually sturdy – as they need to protect expensive tech. Bookstores – like tech boxes, book boxes also have to be sturdy and reliable, as books are heavy. Coffee shops – some coffee houses try to be more sustainable and recycle more, so if you take some boxes off their hands, you will help them out. Make sure not to take the boxes that smell like coffee, unless you are into your house smelling like coffee until you move. Moving companies – this won’t be free, but free isn’t always the best solution, as it will cost you if things get broken and damaged during the move. Professional packers and movers have the best...
Downsizing to a Tiny House? Read This First!

Downsizing to a Tiny House? Read This First!

Americans are moving more and more into tiny houses. Some move to be mortgage – free, some to be able to travel with your home, some just to be free of having to clean and maintain a large home. Some do it solely because of their minimalistic life style, a growing movement sweeping people worldwide. The environmental impact of moving into a tiny house is incredible, reducing carbon footprint by up to 90%! Whatever the reason is for your move, you will need to downsize and let go of a lot of your belongings. Decluttering is the key to moving into a tiny house, and that starts with the will to, as Elsa says, “let it go”! A tiny house is defined by the measurement of under 600 square feet, but the average nowadays is around only 190 square feet, where some go as low as 30 feet square! Dual purpose use, everywhere Having a separate washer and dryer may save you time in your “big” house, but in a tiny house, having it combined will come in handy. Having a murphy bed or a folding sofa will also safe you space. A message recliner is optional, but welcome. Declutter, ruthlessly Getting rid of things you will no longer have room for is crucial, but also extremely hard and emotional for some people. That’s why asking for a helping hand is a good idea. Ask your family and friends to come and help you decide what to keep or throw away, and the more you will get rid of- the easier it will become. Reduce, reuse, recycle The three...
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....