Fort Dearborn Relocation Blog

Tips for Moving to Assisted Living

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 Guide to Some Fun Fall Events in Chicago and Its Suburbs

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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Terry Cash: Driver of the Year

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

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

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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Moving Across The Country? Everything You Need To Know

Do you have a cross-country move in your near future? Wondering what else you need to do along with packing and planning your route? After all, moving locally is enough of a headache. Moving to another state is a whole other challenge. Having everything in place allows you to set off on your journey right. […]

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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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