Moving With Children Top Tips

Moving With Children Top Tips

Relocating to a different home is undeniably a stressful process. Things can get even trickier if there are children involved. Regardless of the age of your children, moving can get exceptionally difficult with them. Leaving their friends behind and changing their routine can be pretty stressful for the kids. The best way to tackle all this stress is to anticipate the stressors and plan to address them before they make their unwanted and inevitable appearance. No tip or hack can eliminate the stress of moving with your children altogether. That said, there are a few tips that can make it as easy as possible. Here are some of our time-tested tips that are sure to help you if you are planning to move with your kids anytime soon. Make your kids actively take part in the process If you have younger kids, they might feel overlooked in the whole hoopla of the moving process. Making them take an active part in the moving process itself can help them relax. Even a small task can help them feel better about the whole moving process. Here are a few ways your kids can be a part of the moving process: Help them to run a yard sale Give them a choice to repaint their new rooms You can even involve them in your search for a new home Make sure that there is some sort of an activity they can do during the moving process Visit the new neighborhood with your kids if possible Visiting your new community before you make a move is a great way to introduce your kids... read more
4 Simple Corporate Relocation Tips

4 Simple Corporate Relocation Tips

When relocating your business to a new small town or a large metropolitan area, there are plenty of topics to consider. Businesses may have a lot of reasons for relocating the company or just one branch. Whether it is related to budget, energy efficiency matters, tax-related matters, downsizing of staff, or other factors, here are four essential tips for relocating your business. Tip #1: Move Offices to an Energy Efficient Building Energy-efficient buildings can provide many benefits you may have never knew existed. Moving to a green building can potentially slice your rates when it comes to energy usage. It may be worthwhile to find offices and buildings that believe in green technology. Tip #2: Make a Checklist For any sized business, a checklist is crucial to having everything listed and prioritized. Going through the list many times to ensure all items are accounted for, packed, and shipped to the new location is essential. Having your business capital stolen from your old workplace because the managers did not include it on the “most-important assets” list could put extra burdens on your enterprise when there didn’t need to be. Tip #3: Downsizing and Donating It could be an excellent time to donate and downsize things that you meant to give away with a business relocation as well. That extra desk, lounge chair, or old office lamp could give you a tax break by donating it to the Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, or another organization. Tip #4: Hiring a Moving Company If you know that you need to hire a moving company for the big things, there are plenty of... read more
How to Lift Heavy Object: Pro Advice

How to Lift Heavy Object: Pro Advice

When you move objects and lift them up, it can hurt your back so much you will need medical attention, so make sure to read our tips from professional movers on how to lift heavy items by yourself, damage – free. DIY move Find the balance points with good grips. Close it – don’t get drawers and furniture doors get opened while you are lifting them down the stairs. Clear the path from the heavy item to the designated area. If you have a moving car rental, get a ramp. Support your back – with weightlifting equipment. Lift right: get into the stance suited for lifting: feet shoulder width apart, s straight back and bent knees, and strong legs and abdomen muscles. Do not lift an item that needs a few people to life, by yourself, no matter how much you need to move it. It is not worth the back pain and medical bills. Lift simultaneously with your helpers and communicate on the next steps. Put the heavy item onto a dolly and secure it, if you have one. Put it down – squat and release simultaneously, slowly and with communication. Lifting with pulleys Professional movers have pro tools, such as heavy duty pulleys to lift heavy items vertically, so if you need to lift a heavy item up a few flights of stairs, it may be simpler to call professional packers and movers to help you get the heavy item to its destination, safely and with no damage to your back. We do not recommend using a pulley system by yourself, as one small mistake and someone... read more
Prepare your Home for Spring Cleaning

Prepare your Home for Spring Cleaning

Cleaning everything once a year is crucial and exists in every culture in the world. Spring cleaning is here, and it’s making a lot of people very stressed! Not only do you have to clean, but you have to disinfect everything from possible covid-19 contamination. How do you even start to clean your entire house? We have the answers! Plan a schedule Organize tasks, starting with organizing and decluttering, and then cleaning. Start a checklist, room – by – room, starting with a small task to give you a sense of accomplishment. Make sure to give yourself some extra time to rest, recover and get through tasks you didn’t think will last that long. Stay safe When you use cleaning products, make sure you wear protective gear – gloves, masks, goggles, and sturdy shoes. Never combine two cleaning products together, as they may have a chemical reaction that will poison you. Always ventilate! Never clean in a closed room, you will inhale toxins and get sick. Don’t despair Spring cleaning is hard for everyone, and even if you are a few days behind, it’s ok. Even if a sand storm reached your area and destroyed everything you have done, it’s ok. You’re still on the right track to getting it done! Store what you don’t use Find a storage facility and out the things you haven’t use since last year there. Make sure to find one with good ventilation, lighting and accessibility. Reduce, reuse, recycle! If you really have no need for that old sofa with the bad leg, recycle, donate, or fix it. You will feel so much... read more
A Week – By – Week Packing Guide

A Week – By – Week Packing Guide

As a professional mover, I know how hard packing can be for beginners. I often get asked how to plan the packing process and where to begin, so I’ve put together a week – by – week packing guide, to help you plan for your upcoming move or relocation – long distance or nearby, it doesn’t matter. When to start packing As a general rule of thumb, the longer you have – the better you’ll be with the packing. It’s also important to take the time in between for yourself – relax, go out, have fun – don’t stress all day! If you have at least a whole month before your upcoming move, you’re in the clear, as it takes about one week of planning, and then 3 weeks of actual packing. You do not want to wait until the last minute to start packing frantically – as it will stress your muscles and mental health. Week 1: Clean, declutter, choose Get started with simply getting rid of all the things you know you won’t need in your house- sell, donate, throw away and recycle. This process should be a room – by – room process, so make sure to plan dates for each room / floor. Give extra time to the storage room. This will also be a good time to choose professional movers, to help you with your physical move. Call ahead of time and get an estimate, book your date and start packing! Week 2: Pack unused rooms Start with the storage rooms and unused rooms, as they will take up the bulk of your time... read more
How to Declutter Your House before Moving

How to Declutter Your House before Moving

We all love our “stuff”, and we accumulate it and hide some of it in hidden corners of the house. How do you even begin to organize your belongings before a local / long distance move? The longer you didn’t declutter, the harder it is, but on the other hand – the payoff is greater. Here’s how to start planning your decluttering strategy: Make your own rules about what to keep Instead of listening to other people advice, make up your own set of standards on what gets to come with you to your new home. My personal choice, for example, is: “If I haven’t worn it for a whole year, it’s gone!”. Hit the hard spots, first You probably dread having to organize your garage or storage room. This is exactly why you should start there. Handling such a huge task will grant you a huge sense of accomplishment and give you momentum for decluttering the rest of your house. Decide on a charity When you have a charitable organization in mind, it will help you letting go of some belongings, seeing as they go to someone who really needs them. You can contact the local charity of your choice to arrange a pickup before you move. Ask for help Sometimes, some tasks are just too hard to do on our own. Instead, you can hire professional movers to help you out, labeling everything and moving it in an organized fashion to your new... read more
What is a White Glove Moving Service?

What is a White Glove Moving Service?

Do you fear moving day, as it’s a big hassle that takes time, money and lots of physical effort? The good thing is that there is a service which will pack your belongings, move it, transfer it, and unpack it in your new location. This is a premium service that gives you the luxury of doing absolutely nothing during the moving process, except moving yourself and your family. A white glove moving service is a special service offered by some moving company, providing extra attention to detail while handling your most valuable items, making sure they have a safe trip to your new location. A white glove moving service will help you move expensive electronics, valuable collectibles, your wine cellar, etc. Insurance is important-especially for your most valuable items, so make sure you choose the right insurance coverage suited for your needs. When you get to your new house, you don’t need to worry about organizing things, as professional white glove movers will unpack the items as they were in your old home! How is this done? White glove luxury movers will label the inventory and take pictures in your old home, and use it as a reference to organize it in your new home. Custom carpenters This service will have a carpenter build a special box for your most valuable items, and make sure they don’t get damaged during the moving process. Lifting and assembling furniture If you live in a building and have a grand piano to lift up, white glove luxury movers will get it done for you, and hoist if necessary. Assembling the furniture could... read more
Moving With Children, the Right Way!

Moving With Children, the Right Way!

What should you do, if you are planning a move with young children or even teenagers? Moving with children can be not only a technical challenge, but an emotional one, as it is a big change and requires careful planning in advance, to avoid heart ache and stress. This is even more eminent in first time movers who are inexperienced with the process. Step 1: Talk before you move. As parents, it is your choice where you get to live. However, talking it over is important, as explaining the changes about to come is crucial to children’s ability to come to terms with the future move, making it easier for everyone involved. Explain to your kids: Why you are moving. Where you are moving to. What is going to change in their lives and how you’re going to deal with it. How the move will be handled and their role in it. You have feelings as a parent, and you are apprehensive as well. This especially will let them know that it’s ok to be concerned and natural. Step 2: Plan ahead before moving You don’t have to move during school breaks, you can and should move when it’s convenient. When you hire packers and movers, you make sure you that your time is spent well, as the loss of school and work days can set the whole family back. Step 3: Moving day After you secured packers and movers, you will take your kids and your pets, and make the journey to your new home. After you arrive at your new home hassle – free, and immediately have... read more
How To Pack Your Wardrobe Wisely

How To Pack Your Wardrobe Wisely

Clothes play a big part in packing and maybe quite troublesome if you don’t plan enough time. The reason is that packing is the last step of preparing your wardrobe to move, so you should use the time wisely. We prepared for you these short hacks, which will make a relocation flawless. Revise What You’ll Move. Moving is an excellent opportunity to inspect your wardrobe for items that deserve to be tossed or donated. Start with sorting your closet into piles of what you keep and throw or give away.   Pack Smart. Pack clothes by person and season. It will simplify unpacking at the new place. Also, pack off-season clothes as early as possible to cut the packing time down into small periods. Otherwise, packing in one week may be too overwhelming.   Choose The Best Way To Pack: There are hundreds of DIY packing tips on how to fold your clothes to use the most of the suitcase and boxes’ space. Search for it to see if it seems the most efficient way. Choose a wardrobe box. You can find such items at some movers’ sites or plastic moving crates rent sites; you can hang everything there to keep it wrinkles-free. If you are moving an assembled closet, you might like to keep some clothes in drawers. Just don’t forget to seal them to avoid opening. Use big plastic bags for items on hangers. You can make a hole for a hook for more comfortable carrying and less mixing during transportation. As an option, you can use clothing covers.   Use Suitcases For The First Week Wardrobe... read more
How To Move To Chicago During Coronavirus Crisis

How To Move To Chicago During Coronavirus Crisis

No one could prepare for the world’s crisis for almost half a year now, and we are still adjusting to the new reality. All the areas of life have been impacted, and relocation is no exception. We prepared a list of things you should be ready for when you plan to move during the pandemic.   Make A Precise Plan. Planning is something anyone would do, aiming a stress-free relocation. Still, nowadays, when we should be more cautious about our actions, like being exposed to other people, it’s essential to foresee as many things as possible. E.g., try to evaluate how much packing supplies you will need to buy it at once and cut the necessity to go out again.   Be Prepared For Changes. Even if you made an exact plan, something always might go out of our control. Especially nowadays, when the curve of infected people changes all the time, everyone’s life gets impacted. Therefore try to keep in mind there’s always a solution if something goes not according to your plan.   Share With A Partner. If you are moving with a partner or family, everyone should feel comfortable to share concerns and feelings. Keeping negative emotions to ourselves may lead to a more complicated situation. Try to create a trusting atmosphere so everyone will be heard.   Hire Professional Movers. In case you consider moving on your own, we advise you not to ask your friends or family to help packing and loading boxes to protect them from a possible virus spread. If you need to relocate across the country or a big household, consider... read more
How To Find Professional Movers In Chicago

How To Find Professional Movers In Chicago

The lockdown is over, business is back to operate, our life looks almost normal, except the face masks and social distance, but probably this will become our new routine. These rules applied to moving companies, too. And professional movers have experienced safety relocation by now as in most states moving companies stayed open during the lockdown. If you are going to move soon, it’s worth checking how to choose the best movers for your needs.   Protection Against COVID-19. As mentioned above, moving companies have to follow CDC recommendations against the virus spread. Most companies listed the rules on the web pages, but it’s worth checking with them via a call if it’s not there. Usually, the moving crew is trained to wear face masks and gloves, have sanitizers in the truck, maintain it disinfected, and keep a social distance.   Registration and License. The U.S. Department of Transportation reminds us that having registration doesn’t mean a company has an endorsement to operate. Therefore you should check for DOT or MC license numbers on a moving company’s website and paste it on the site of The U.S. Department of Transportation. By clicking on the company’s name, you’ll see more details, e.g., complaints records.   Years of Expertise. Having a great experience in this business may mean that a company proved it’s quality service. At the same time, it’s always good to double-check by searching for recent clients’ reviews.   Moving Services. Big moving companies usually offer local and cross-states services, residential and corporate. But there are also many companies which operate with fewer trucks and only in the city, that’s... read more
How To Declutter For Downsizing Your Home

How To Declutter For Downsizing Your Home

Getting rid of things is a necessary point at any relocation, but if you are going to downsize your household, it’s a must. Here is what you can do with something you don’t need: selling, donating, and trashing. Which ones to use depends on how much time you own before moving, but the earlier you start, the lighter it will go. Tips On How-To. If it’s your first time to move or purge, it may be arduous at the beginning. But the moment you see how much packing supplies you save and how free you are from all these things caused by world-wide consumerism, you’ll be grateful to yourself. The first factor which leads most of us to sweet procrastination is a fear of starting. Or, if to be more precise, how and where to begin exactly? You will find the best option, but concentrating on the process and not doing it simultaneously with something else, could help cut the time.  Go through all drawers and closets and inspect for the unnecessary stuff, half-broken and incomplete furniture, and non-used things, clothes which don’t fit well or match with too few of the rest.  Ask yourself if the item you consider to trash could make you happy after packing, transferring, and unpacking in a new home? If you never used it before, you probably won’t, so it’s not worth the effort. As you do it now, try to make a good tradition and clean every year or even more often, which suits you the most. If you want to donate something, check for organizations operating during the pandemic. Moving To A New... read more
How To Arrange Unpacking And Order At Your House After Moving?

How To Arrange Unpacking And Order At Your House After Moving?

The relocation is over, you are ready to enjoy the new life chapter in your new apartment or house, but first, you need to unpack and arrange all the belongings. How to deal with this when you are exhausted after the moving day, even if, hopefully, it went smoothly, but still made you feel stressed?   Where to start after moving is done? Let’s imagine that you just got to your new place, marked boxes are in the related rooms, and there is a substantial work of unpacking ahead of you. How to start? Well, if you took care of a special box with all the things necessary for day one, you don’t have to look for them now to finish the moving day at-ease. Before unpacking, you would want to take care of yourself, and it would start with a nice shower and sleep. Arrange your toiletries and towels, and then the bedroom. To make the next morning pleasant, it would be smart to take care of the kitchen today as well. No need to unpack all the kitchenware you have, but the essentials you’ll need to make a simple breakfast. When the basics are ready, it’s time for the least enjoyable process – unpacking. You are not alone; it’s always harder to unpack than to pack, simply because there’s no deadline. Which is easy to fix, just set “a day X” to finish it, but plan it well. Don’t stretch with a tight timeline; keep a room for breaks and other things in life. What you don’t need now is more stress!   How to maintain your... read more
A Week Before Moving Checklist

A Week Before Moving Checklist

You are almost set for the relocation but not sure if you’ve got everything in mind to finish it smoothly? Have a look at our check-list when it’s only a week left. Cut down on your grocery budget so when it comes to a relocation day extra food won’t take space among all boxes. Notify your utility provider at the new place and the current one to get them turned off by the time you moved. In order not to pack kitchenware at the last moment, do it in advance and buy disposable one instead. There are plenty of recyclable options now, like the cutlery made of avocado seeds. Return borrowed things and things you lent out. But check one more time, maybe you don’t need some and it’s easier to keep them for their new owners! This time is good to make deep cleaning of your apartment/house. Clean curtains and carpets to bring it fresh to the new place. Map your new place. Plan where everything will go in your new house so you could use it while unpacking and make the moving less stressful. Sometimes unpacking is harder than packing, and this approach will help you avoid procrastination. Cancel all the services and deliveries you have at your current place. You could also need just to reschedule them if you are moving inside one city. Check with your moving company. It’s worth to spend another 10 minutes now and be secure that your moving is planned and set on the right date and time. You probably picked your moving company a month ago, but if you just... read more
How To Protect If You Need To Move During Quarantine?

How To Protect If You Need To Move During Quarantine?

If you have no other choice but to move now, or you have decided to be closer to your family which is far away and can’t wait till quarantine is over, you should take additional precautions to avoid possible infection.   Choose a certified moving company Only a trusted Moving Company will ensure to take all the steps to protect clients and workers from coronavirus spread. Check on moving companies’ websites; most of them post what measures they take. In general moving companies provide their trucks with sanitizers and workers with gloves and masks. They may also do more frequent trucks disinfection, but it’s worth checking with the company you chose.   Clean the house Imagine how many kitchenware or other things you barely used demand proper cleaning? And it’s an opportunity now to make deep cleaning of the house before you move. It’s not only helpful but just safe in terms of the virus spread avoidance.   Avoid old cardboard boxes for packing. It’s known that one of the most common ways to get infected is through surfaces, as COVID-19 stays contagious for hours and days, depending on the material. In the case of cardboard, it’s around 24 hours, so it doesn’t worth risk now by using old boxes for packing. If your moving company provides plastic bins, you can check with it if you need to sanitize them additionally when received. However, nowadays additional precautions are always relevant. For the same reason, you should be ready with packing a day before the movers arrive. Try to finish everything in advance as there is one positive thing in... read more