Ace Your Move with These Essential Tips from the Pros at Chicago Moving & Storage!

Preparing for a move can be overwhelming, but our expert tips will help make your relocation experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions or need further guidance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. Double-check your reservation/quote details, including addresses, access points, phone numbers, inventory, and scheduled date and arrival window.

  2. Pack your items evenly in sturdy boxes, avoiding plastic bags or unsealed containers.

  3. Avoid overfilling boxes, especially large ones, to prevent damage to your belongings and ensure safe stacking.

  4. Minimize loose items, as more trips to and from the truck can increase time and cost.

  5. Pre-pack or transport fragile items to save on additional packing materials not included in the hourly rate.

  6. Protect mirrors, glass panes, and framed items with bubble wrap, and shrink-wrap upholstered items to prevent tearing during transit.

  7. Clear hallways and doorways of obstructions for a smooth moving process. Coordinate with neighbors or building managers if necessary.

  8. Transport hazardous materials, valuable items, and other excluded possessions personally to ensure their safety and security.

  9. Disassemble cribs and pressed wood items, as our team is unable to disassemble/reassemble these items but can transport them.

  10. Arrange for child care and/or pet-sitting to minimize disruptions during your move.

  11. Pre-sign available moving documents via email to expedite the process on moving day. Note that some documents will still require your signature on the move date.

Follow these expert tips, and you’ll be well-prepared for a successful move with Chicago Moving & Storage!