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The Best Moving Apps in 2021

The Best Moving Apps in 2021

Moving is hard! Luckily, we live in a time where there’s’ an app for everything, and there are lots of moving apps. These are our picks for making the move a bit easier, with the aid of technology: Shortly This app is a great help with packing, as it helps you do a room – by – room packing plan and use the app’s checklists to get through all the items in an organized, labeled way. Moving Organizer Lite This app is perfect for organizing boxes and keeping track of them. OfferUp This app is used to buy and sell belongings. It is highly popular and useful. Wunderlist This app is great for making lists and handling tasks, and that makes it perfect for moving. Magicplan This app is used to help you organize your furniture, which helps with interior design and décor. The best option Whichever apps you choose from the list above will get you a little bit closer to your new home. But do you really need to spend so much time researching, installing apps, renting U-hauls, breaking your back lifting furniture, and overall wasting so much time that could have been spent otherwise? The simplest thing to do is to contact a professional moving company and get a quote for your move, to save you time and money, leaving you with time to work and spend time with your loved ones, instead of stressing for months about the move. Best of luck with your future moving plans!  ...
Unpacking After Moving

Unpacking After Moving

Congratulations, you’ve done it! You have successfully moved your belongings to your new home, give yourself a pat on the back! Now, the next step before you can really feel at home is to unpack your boxes, which is confusing and challenging to most people. How do you even begin unpacking all these boxes? Where to begin unpacking? First, you and your family will need to take a tinkle, so unpack the toilet paper, hygiene products, etc. Take your dogs for a walk to relieve them as well. Your first thing to unpack should be perishables: anything that should be kept frozen or refrigerated, medications that require cooling, etc. The next steps on moving day Beds: get your and your children’s beds and sheets unpacked and ready for bed: children will be tired after moving day and need a place to lay their heads. Right after this, start unpacking your pet’s beds, to make them feel safe at home. After moving day Kitchen items should be a priority, as ordering take – out is not only expensive, it’s unhealthy. Clothes: Organize your wardrobe and the children’s wardrobe. Large furniture: Sofas, dining room table & chairs, etc. Entertainment: TV, coffee maker, internet router, etc. This is less important than your bed, but makes you feel more at home Home office: In case you work from home, make this a priority and organize your home office. Important documents: your important documents should be safely organized, not packed up in boxes in your garage. Make a designated place for them – some important documents need a waterproof bag. Do you really need...
Choosing Moving Insurance, Suited For You

Choosing Moving Insurance, Suited For You

Have you ever moved without insurance, getting your valuables damaged? The best way to avoid the heart ache is to get insurance, but how do you choose from all there is to offer? This is our simple guide to help you pick the right one. The first thing to note, is that moving insurance isn’t actually insurance: it’s called valuation. This is because moving companies aren’t licensed to sell insurance, but they can form a valuation agreement, compensating you for your losses. Moving insurance coverage options: Trip transit insurance: covers personal property, including theft, disappearance or fire. Special perils contents coverage: covers breakage of all, except fragile items. Car insurance verification: covers shipping of automobiles. A floater: covers high value items, like jewelry, collectibles, china sets, etc. Storage insurance: in case you store valuable in a storage facility, check out the insurance options. Moving insurance protection: (liability) Full coverage protection: Will cover the value of the items (minus deductions) – get the money to get a new one, or get a replacement item. Released value protection: The bare minimum, included in the shipping fee of the long distance movers. This covers up to 60 cents per pound per item. This is the least recommended insurance, and will not compensate you well enough to avoid the headache. Separate liability coverage: in order to increase your released value protection, you can get a separate liability coverage, which will get you extra coverage, up to the limit of the policy you have. Don’t forget to get moving insurance, and best of luck in your new...
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....