Helpful Moving Articles



5 Tips for Setting Up an Effective Office Relocation Strategy


December 26, 2019

The average office space in America is 150-175 square feet per person. Tech companies use less area – between 125-175 square feet.  The rule of thumb is to find office space that you can grow into and reach the occupancy limit at about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through your lease.  And the work […]


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5 Reasons You’ll Love Winter in Chicago


December 12, 2019

There’s lots of wintery magic to embrace in Chicago. The Windy City knows how to do winter on a grand scale, and living here means you get to enjoy all of Chicago’s best winter activities.  With an average annual snowfall of 35 inches from November to April, you’ll watch the city transform with snow, lights, […]


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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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