You don’t have to be an expert to make your move successful, but following these simple guidelines will save you considerable headaches. These are Chicago Movers favorite tips condensed into a few bullet points. Follow these and make your move a breeze!
Do: Create a moving plan six weeks out that works for you, if you have less time don’t worry, just get started.
Do: Get research your moving company thoroughly including checking their background with the state and city they are registered in. A good way to get started is to get a free moving quote right now.
Do: Get packing, pack at least one thing a day. Start with a few small items to get your confidence going. Consider having a packing party, get some beer and pizza for friends and make it fun!
Do: Remember to reserve your freight elevator and a loading spot if you live in an apartment or condo.
Don’t: Try to do it by yourself, consider your self captain of your move, where you have to enlist a crew to help with a number of different tasks.
Don’t: Wait to schedule the disconnection and reconnection of your utilities, often many utility companies require weeks for a disconnect. Get confirmation numbers for your utility disconnections.
Don’t: Forget the stressful part of a move is not having a plan and not anticipating hiccups. Allow for wiggle room in your schedule as not everything will go according to plan.