Moving Tips

We move Chicago area residents and businesses every day. Ft Dearborn moving crews have seen a lot. We also know that most people don’t move that often, so moving is unfamiliar to them. Here we share some moving tips with our Chicago area neighbors to help with your household or business relocation.


How to Pack Glassware and Other Fragile Items for a Move

Most of us have at least a few individual glass pieces, stemware, picture frames, and china. When it comes time to move it, you want to make sure you know how to pack glassware and fragile items properly to reduce damage during your move.  Packing fragile items and glassware is quite different than packing soft […]

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Moving Day Tips and Etiquette: How to Be Prepared on Move Day

Moving is a challenge; that’s why so many people hire professional movers for their household move. They do the heavy lifting work for you, letting you take a break from the moving process. Don’t know what to do while the movers are there? Get our moving day tips below. 1. Keep Things Out of the […]

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5 Tips for Packing and Moving Wall Art

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

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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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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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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