Helpful Moving Articles



Windy City Icons: 5 Must-See Chicago Attractions


November 22, 2019

Imagine a place where never giving up is an everyday attitude. A place where changing a river’s flow is no longer an impossible goal. These things are at the heart of Chicago and its people. Whether you’re moving or only visiting, there are hundreds of historical and meaningful sites to see. In the event you […]


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Choosing Your Moving Company: 5 Things to Look For in a Moving Service


November 8, 2019

Are you all set for your big move? We all have to go through a household move at some point. In fact, around 39.4 million Americans move each year. It can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful if you don’t know which movers are the best to go with. Read on […]


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5 Tips for Packing and Moving Wall Art


October 26, 2019

Patience and the proper packing materials can make a big difference when packing up for your move. Here are five tips to help you learn how to pack picture frames for a safe and secure move.  1. Prevent Shattered Glass Whenever you are packing pictures with a glass frame, mark an X with masking tape […]


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Truck and Warehouse Maintenance: Behind the Scenes at a Moving & Storage Company


October 18, 2019

Moving day is a big event in any household and it can be exhausting just watching the moving crew pack everything up and load it onto the truck. But there’s even more that goes on behind the scenes if you’re utilizing a storage warehouse. Here’s a peek at what goes on at the Fort Dearborn […]


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A Guide to Some Fun Fall Events in Chicago and Its Suburbs


October 12, 2019

As the days grow shorter, the nights get colder, and the leaves begin to change to spectacular colors, you know autumn is taking hold in the Chicago area.  If you have just moved to Chicago or will soon relocate from another state, you might be looking for some ways to enjoy the season.  Whether you’re […]


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Tips for Moving to Assisted Living


October 2, 2019

Making the decision to move a family member to an assisted care home is one of the hardest decisions to make. But once the choice is made, a whole new set of challenges await and it can be a daunting and emotionally draining experience. We hope to ease the transition by providing families with a […]


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A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Transfer Utilities When Moving


September 30, 2019

The average person only spends 6 minutes a year thinking about their electricity bill; this doesn’t take into consideration the people who are moving. They spend more time than that!  Transferring utilities when moving always takes up a chunk of time. But it doesn’t always have to be stressful. There’s a way to organize everything […]


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Terry Cash: Driver of the Year


September 20, 2019

Giant congratulations are in order for Ft. Dearborn Relocation’s very own Terry Cash. Terry is this year’s recipient of the Driver of the Year Award. We’d like to congratulate and recognize his outstanding performance in customer service and safety. Well deserved, Terry. You can follow Terry in a day in the life of a Mayflower […]


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A Day in the Life of Terry Cash the Mayflower Van Operator of the Year


September 17, 2019

Rise and shine. For drivers and packers, moving often starts first thing in the morning. Before the sun even rises, I’ll hook my truck up to the Mayflower trailer and we’re on our way to our customer’s home to begin the process. Once we’re there, we’ll diligently pad the interior of the house. The last […]


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Fall Chicago Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss


September 16, 2019

Ready or not…here comes fall. Are you gaga over everything autumn? Pumpkin spiced lattes? Fires in the firepit? College football? Friday night lights?  Fall is a great time in any city, and Chicago is no different. Whether you are admiring the foliage in Lincoln park or taking in the sites at the Art Institute, you’ll […]


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