Written by Mary Davis, Moveboxer.com
Is your next household relocation into or out of Chicago? Moveboxer gives you a moving quote and gives you up to three of the best Chicago movers for a local or long distance move. We have moving tips, home movers, storage, boxes, and average relocation costs for your move to or from Chicago.
- Chicago full service movers (they load, they drive)
- Chicago self service movers (you load, they drive)
- Boxes and supplies
- Home security for your new home
Chicago is the third largest urban area in the United States and encompasses 16 counties and many suburbs. The most populous Chicago suburbs include:
- Arlington Heights
- Des Plaines
- Hoffman Estates
- Oak Lawn
- Oak Park
- Orland Park
We can provide you with a Chicago mover in any of these suburbs and counties. Relocating your home from or to Chicago is no small task. You may be trusting your belongings to pro movers in Chicago, a major van line, a self-service moving option, or driving the truck yourself. You have a lot of decisions to make and should start the planning early.
Hire Chicago Movers
First, decide on your moving budget, both in terms of time and money and select your moving help. You might have a relocation package from your company in Chicago or have been saving for this move, but be honest with yourself about the relocation costs and the budget that you have set aside. A pro mover in Chicago will be licensed, bonded, and experienced at loading your items and driving them to your destination. You will save time with this option. Using a self moving service in Chicago means that you will load a container and it will be driven to your destination. This will cost less money but more time and more potential for injury. Renting a truck in Chicago means that you will do the packing and driving yourself.
Buy Moving Boxes
Second, you will want to order the right number of moving boxes based on the size of your home in Chicago and your items. Moveboxer provides an easy calculator to order the precise number of moving boxes for your household. Order the moving boxes early so you can start separating items into keep, sell, and donate areas of the house. Organize a yard sale to make extra money or donate to area organizations. Remember to lighten your load before moving day in Chicago to lighten the amount you owe the movers.
You will want to reserve storage for your move to or from Chicago. Again, it is important to take a look at the items you want to keep but may not have room for after your household relocation. Moveboxer will provide an easy connection to reputable storage companies for your moving and storage needs.
Change Utilities and Services for Your Chicago Move
Finally, you will need to cancel utilities and certain services in your Chicago home and establish them in your new home after the relocation. The following is a list of the top utilities and services for your Chicago move.
Utilities to Change for Your Chicago Move
- Cable TV
Services to Change for Your Chicago Move
- Car Licenses and Registration Insurance (homeowners, auto, etc.)
- Address Change with Post Office
- Address Change sent to friends and family