Fort Dearborn Relocation Blog

Moving Out of State With Kids? 3 Top Things to Make it Easier

As an adult, preparing for a move is challenging enough. When you’re preparing for a move with kids, it takes things to another level. Kids often have a hard time understanding the reasons for a move, so when you’re preparing your child for a move, there’s usually a lot you have to explain.  Once you […]

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An Insider’s Guide To Exploring Chicago Museums

Did you know that the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found lives somewhere in Chicago? (Keep reading to find out where!) It was bought for a whopping, record-breaking $8.4 million in 1997 by a museum in Illinois. Chicago’s known for some fantastic things — deep-dish pizza; Chicago dogs; jazz — but we […]

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4 Unpacking Tips For Setting Up Your New Home Quickly and Efficiently

Unpacking after a household move might be a bit tedious, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, if you’re organized with your unpacking, it can be quite satisfying. Having everything in its place and your new home set up exactly as you want it can feel like an achievement. But, without organization, unpacking […]

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Moving Checklist: How to Stay Organized During Your Move

If you’re one of the 11 percent of Americans who are moving this year, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Just thinking about transporting your things from home to home is exhausting. But don’t worry, we’ve got some top tips on how to organize a household move that will help keep your stress to a minimum. […]

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Moving Tips for a Successful Stress-Free Move

You’ve found your forever home. And you’re excited about the big move. Still, there’s a part of you that worries about the process. It’s all natural, of course, since moving comes with a lot of pressure and anxiety. There’s plenty of planning to do, plus paperwork, packing, moving costs, and other factors to consider. That’s […]

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The Real Dish: Find Chicago’s Tavern-Style Pizza Hot Spots

It’s always good to know what any city is famous for before you visit or relocate there. There’s a reason that the San Diego Zoo is world-famous or why New Orleans’ music scene is one of the best in the world. Chicago has several claims to fame. The breeze off Lake Michigan inspired the nickname […]

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How to Move to Another Country: Things You Need to Prepare

Whether it’s for a new job, love, or a change of scenery, moving to another country can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. However, with the proper guidance and tools, moving to another country can be a breeze. To help you prepare, we have listed a few things you need to know about how to […]

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Activities to Make the Most of Your Chicago Summer

Summer in Chicago offers numerous restaurant options and breathtaking sites for a destination called “the most architecturally aware city on earth” by Financial Times. Chicago offers so much to see and do once the weather warms up that it hit a record of 55 million tourists in 2017. However, Chicago is becoming the post-grad mecca […]

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6 Steps to the Simple, Stress-Free Move You Needed

Moving is one of the notably one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life. From house hunting to closing on the deal, and from packing all your worldly goods to settling in at your new place it is all a lot to manage. The work certainly doesn’t end on moving day. It takes weeks […]

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Purge Your House: Tips for Decluttering Before the Move

If you’re relocating anytime soon, it’s never too early to begin the process of purging your house. Getting rid of junk and unnecessary items before you move means a quicker, easier moving day as you’ll have fewer things to pack and transport to your new home. Plus, moving with less stuff saves some money too. […]

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