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Moving Experience In Summer – What’s Important To Know?

Moving Experience In Summer – What’s Important To Know?

Some people prefer moving during winter months, but it’s rather rare, as most of the relocations happen in summer. As at any other time, there are aspects worth considering. Why don’t you have a look at them for a stressless moving experience?   The busiest time for movers. As mentioned before, summer is the most popular time for relocations. That means it’s better to hurry up with planning and booking a moving company.   The heat will interfere. Doing anything during the summer months is hard enough, so investing some time for making better conditions for you and the moving crew will improve and speed up the process. This is what’s worth preparing:   Cooldown the new house before moving. Imagine unloading boxes in the place with no AC working. You will make sure to put a reminder to turn on the air conditioner before the moving day. Choose proper clothing. Wearing a tank and shorts is not the best idea for a hot day, especially for carrying heavy boxes that may scratch the skin. If it’s an afternoon and the sun is hot, ensure to put long sleeves and chinos to avoid the sunburns. Stock Up Disinfectors. Coronavirus is still there, so this point is one of the top priorities. If you use a moving company’s service, they should have sanitizers in the truck, but taking extra precautions is our new reality. Prepare Sunscreen. A healthy dose of sun is just 15 minutes per day, and you probably will spend more time outside. That’s why we suggest using sunscreen in case of being exposed outside for too long....
How To Choose Moving Service In Chicago, Illinois

How To Choose Moving Service In Chicago, Illinois

America sees a raise in moving, including across states, so the question “how to choose the best moving company” becomes relevant again. For that, we prepared the list of things to consider. Service Areas. Probably, the first point to check and see if a company fits your needs. Check it on the related page with a list or a map. License And Insurance. It’s a crucial point to check. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every moving company has to have a license and insurance. Still, it’s important to note that the insurance level has to be appropriately maintained. If you see that a company is registered, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has a governmental agency’s endorsement. You can usually find licenses in the “About Us” section or at the bottom of the home page. To check the company’s records, you should paste their DOT or MC number on the U.S. Department of Transportation page. Also, you can see if there are complaints. Experience. It’s not the most critical point, but still one of them. If a company managed to stay in business for many years, they probably had enough of satisfied clients. Though any company is people, and its service quality depends on who works there now. Reviews. Sometimes the long history of a company doesn’t promise quality service; that’s why you should check recent reviews. It’s worth to check it not only on the company’s web page as it’s not likely to post a negative comment there. Go to the company’s social site page or search in the browser. Keep in mind that people tend to share...
Moving To Chicago During Coronavirus

Moving To Chicago During Coronavirus

As the stay-at-home order is over, America sees a jump in moving locally and cross-states. Whatever reason you have to move to Chicago, we prepared some tips on how to do it safely during the pandemic time. 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: CDC recommends that all nonessential international travel be postponed. Employees who are sick are encouraged to stay home; Frequently touched surfaces have to be cleaned regularly; Business is getting back to operate step by step; facilities are getting reopen; life slowly seems normal again. But the restrictions are different state by state, check here the current state of the recovering plan.   The State Of Illinois published Restore Illinois Plan. As of 26th June, the state moved to Phase 4 of reopening. This is what it means: 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. Restrictions got lighten, but the disease stays as dangerous as it was, so there are still rules to follow to reduce and avoid possible virus spread. If you decide to hire a moving company, check on their website, or make a call to check what exactly they do to protect you and their employees.   What Moving Companies Do Differently? Moving crews 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 To Deal With Post-lockdown Stress

How To Deal With Post-lockdown Stress

Check Your Healthy Habits. It’s not a secret that health is a key to a long and happy life, but when you are under stress, it’s tremendously hard to change it. Start with a small and achievable target. Sometimes when we want to change, we think that the bigger it is, the better. But it may work vice versa, so try to make one change at a time.   Keep Track Of How You Feel. Sometimes stress is a result of suppressed emotions when we don’t recognize what’s going on. The daily routine or fear of what’s behind this stress may cause it, or many other factors. But the common thing is that we do it subconsciously, so you shouldn’t blame yourself for that. To better understand what you feel, you can take notes during a day describing what you feel and what caused it. In a while, you’ll realize it more often without writing, and it will help stay away from stress by merely recognizing the stress factor coming and being ready to meet it and let go.   Note What Gives You Relief. For someone, it’s a morning routine; for others, it’s a cup of coffee in silence or a couple of hours walk. The main idea is to note what you actually enjoy and do it when you need it. People often tend to underestimate the stress and healing effect of doing the things we love.   Plan Your Relocation In Small Steps. If you need to move soon or your scheduled relocation time has come, but feel too nervous about it, try the following. Plan...
How To Keep Your Home Organized After A Move

How To Keep Your Home Organized After A Move

Seeing your house turning into a mess more and more every day from Monday to Friday and then dedicating all Saturday on ultimate cleaning, having no power to enjoy the rest of the day? Feeling that one day left from the weekend, and it’s not enough? If that’s what you experience in your daily life, even after unpacking is over, here’s how to break this vicious circle and start enjoying cleaning and organized house.    Aim one mission per day Instead of dedicating the whole day to deep cleaning and having a mess growing gradually, try to break down all the cleaning routine into one-two missions per day. E.g., on Monday, you are only mopping the floor, on Tuesday you are taking care of all surfaces by removing dust and cleaning glass. On Wednesday, you are cleaning only the kitchen area, on Thursday – all the bathrooms’ surfaces and plumbing, and Friday you are dedicating to laundry. This way, you can avoid growing mess and spending the whole day off on the cleaning. You won’t feel exhausted but will be able to enjoy your house clean every day. And actually, you will have the entire weekend to spend on yourself and your fave moments.   Five-minute organizing rule If you don’t tend to put things back after using, you should try one rule. This is “a five-minute organizing rule” to maintain your belongings organized and at the right place. It’s effortless and smart from our psychological reaction. When we think that we should clean, we tend to resist, and it’s definitely not something that can make us smile. But...
Things We Tend To Skip When Planning A Corporate Relocation

Things We Tend To Skip When Planning A Corporate Relocation

You are moving the office in Chicago and already have a precise plan for your relocation? You went through the lists of “how-to’s” and feel like a “pro” in business relocation? Well, we suggest having a look at these points people may not come up with.   Donate nonessential furniture. Before moving to a new place, think of furniture or equipment you won’t need after the relocation. Maybe it’s time to replace some and get rid of the old ones. Ask for feedback! If you are extending your office, it’s the right time for a change. You may want to replace the interior. You probably will hire a designer to create a project for a new office, but does it matter what your team thinks? People work better if they like the working environment, desks and rest areas. Ask for their feedback on the current and new plan and you will see results! Map out a new office. An essential wish is for your business to start as soon as possible after the relocation. You can organize it easily by making a map of your new office. Chicago Movers Near Me will unpack and unfill all the boxes exactly where you prefer the moment they arrive. Celebrate with your team! Relocation is a challenge for everyone, as well as for your employees. So save time and budget for a small party when the relocation is over to thank everyone who participated. Even a small gathering will help relieve some stress and give a nice start at the new place. Corporate relocation may be hard so make sure you plan it enough...
What To Know If You Are Moving During COVID-19 Quarantine

What To Know If You Are Moving During COVID-19 Quarantine

Even though the novel coronavirus puts the whole world on pause, some people still need to relocate. You might have dozens of questions about moving during quarantine, and we will try to answer the most popular ones. Does Moving Business Operate? Yes, though it may vary from state to state, and even from city to city, moving business is considered as “essential” in most places. Chicago Movers Near Me is operating, making sure your relocation is done according to the current recommendations. Postpone Your Move If Possible If your relocation is not fixed-dated and not urgent, consider postponing it to after-quarantine time. The isolation itself seems to be the best virus spread prevention, and avoiding a moving right now would be another safe option. But if you can’t change the date, if it’s your rent is about to over, or any other pressing issue which leaves you no choice but to move, there are still ways to implement it properly and safely for you and those who will help you move. Use Only New Packing Supplies According to AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association), it’s safer to use the new boxes now. As it’s known from other resources, the virus can live up to 24 hours on cardboard, which makes reusing boxes dangerous for you and the movers. You can order your packing kit on our website at any moment. Finish packing at least 24 hours before the movers arrive For the same reason as mentioned before, to prevent possible virus transmission, ensure you finish packing a day before movers arrive at your house. If you have disinfection spray,...
Practical Tips For Moving With Kids (In Chicago)

Practical Tips For Moving With Kids (In Chicago)

Relocation may sound like a challenge even for adults, can you imagine what it seems like for kids? If your kids are too young, they may not know what moving means. If they are school-age, they probably will be afraid of it as by nature kids are quite conservative. It means that you should take your kids’ concerns and questions very seriously and show it answering all of them. Explaining how the process will look like will help them accept the situation. Show the advantages of the new house for kids, like their new rooms and what they may want to do there, like putting a poster or a new toy. Try to make it a dialogue so the kid is involved with what he or she may gain from the relocation. Do you have plenty of time before moving? Involve your kids in arranging their new room! Or even let them participate in choosing walls color or curtains. You can make a big project together and revise it at a family dinner. In case your new neighborhood is close to some park or Aqua center your children like, don’t forget to mention it as well as a new playground close by. If you move inside the city, spend a day to visit the new district and show them around. If it’s not an urgent relocation and you can afford to plan it comfortably, consider big events in your kids’ schedule. Use school holidays if possible and try to avoid any big events. Let your kids help you with organizing a moving sale. They can label your belongings and...
Packing Tips & Tricks

Packing Tips & Tricks

Packing is one of the most important steps for relocation as it happens so often that something gets lost or broken on the way. You won’t experience that if you use some simple tricks. If you decide to pack the belongings yourself, you should know that working with most moving companies you will get boxes and other packing supplies. Here at Chicago Movers Near Me, we’ll deliver them just at your doorstep. Before you start packing, check some tips to make the process quick and stress-free! Prep process. In case if you use your boxes, consider the size as if it’s too big, it may be quite problematic to carry. Try this trick to check if the box is too heavy: push it with your thumb and in case it doesn’t move empty some space.   Make sure you’ve got some markers. The best way is to mark boxes with one color per room. Imagine how easy it will be to identify where to put each when a moving company will bring them to the new place! Don’t mix fragile things with books or equipment not to risk their safety. It is also true for mixing oily or colored liquids in case some of them get opened. Packing tricks: Pack by category. Heavy things and books first, then bed sheets and clothes. After pack vessels and other fragile things, and the last is the furniture and electronic goods. Take special care of your most valuable belongings, like watches, jewelry, documents, and cash. Prepare a separate box and folders and keep them with you. Don’t forget about medicine! Use a separate...
Don’t Miss These Things When Moving Last Minute

Don’t Miss These Things When Moving Last Minute

Sometimes life gives is sudden tasks, like when you get promoted and have to move urgently to another city or a state. And moving is already stressful enough, but moving with short notice may become a real challenge. Packing and preparing are the most time-consuming parts, so it’s easy to miss some important things to do before you move. We prepared them in this short check-list: Inform about your relocation. If you rent your house or apartment, don’t forget to notify the landlord and roommates, if you have them. Yes, you’ll probably get distracted with the main prep and miss such a small but essential step! Update your address. If you receive some mail regularly, cancel or adjust your subscription as well so you won’t miss anything at the new place. Notify your utility providers. Certainly you want to have electricity at your new house so make sure you give notice to your utility service providers in advance! Use packing and moving service. It’s tense enough to arrange everything at the new place to spend energy on packing. Professional packers can take care of your belongings before and after the relocation. They will put all boxes where you need and unpack right at arrival (like we do at Chicago Movers Near Me).  Order professional cleaners. Another way to save some time and power is to delegate cleaning your old house. Especially if you rent it, you definitely want to leave it perfectly clean. Hand over the keys. The last step at your old house, you did it! Nowadays so many processes become easier as you can order any service you need and still...