Local Moving Services in Chicago, IL
As your family or finances grow, you may think about upgrading to a bigger home. Or, maybe you want a simple change of space and a fresh start. Still, you want to stay local, and you don’t want to leave everything you love behind.
Are you unsure about how to plan for your upcoming move? Need help setting up a schedule or putting together a checklist? Want a hand with packing? Midway Moving and Storage is here to help!
For any local move in Chicago, IL, call Midway Moving and Storage. With our team of experienced residential movers, you can rest assured your items will safely get from one place to another.
What you’ll need
A key step when moving is to make sure you have all the boxes and packing materials needed to transport your items safely without elevating the risk for breakage. If you’re not sure where to get these materials, Midway Moving and Storage can provide you with everything from bubble wrap to wardrobe cartons at competitive prices. See us for the following packing materials:
- Bubble wrap – $6.60
- Shrink wrap – $39.50 to $59.50
- Tape – $4.60 (discount price)
- Packing paper – $19.40
- Paper pads – $4.60
- Moving cartons, which come in sizes ranging from 1.5 cubic feet to 6 cubic feet – Discount prices from $3.00 to $8.50
- Cartons for delicate items such as mirrors and pictures – Discount prices from $7.60 to $9.60
- Cartons for mattresses, available in a range of sizes – Discount prices from $8.10 to $14.90
- Special wardrobe cartons with a bar for hanging clothes – Discount price $12.65
- We also offer bundled packing materials
Select what to bring
Moving time can be a great way to declutter. Maybe you no longer need to tote around your old psychology textbooks from college or you can finally throw out a broken, outdated computer.
Starting early will give you the time to inventory your belongings. Then you can consider what you truly want to bring with you and set aside the things you no longer need. The result may be that packing and unpacking become much easier than you’d expected.
DIY or moving professionals?
As you prepare for your move, decide how much you want to handle yourself versus engaging the services of a local moving company. The things you do on your own will be cheaper, but hiring professionals can lessen the amount of stress and worry you experience.
Remember that when you hire movers, there are different levels of services you can ask for. Perhaps you’d like to pack up everything yourself but have a moving company carry your boxes. You could opt for partial packing services. Or you can have professionals take care of packing and unpacking everything.
How long will your move take?
The amount of time your move will take will vary depending on the size of your home. Moving the contents of a five-bedroom house could take ten hours, while the belongings in your studio apartment might be moved in less than three hours.
Other factors can increase the length of time your move will take. For example, if you have many fragile items, such as artwork or mirrors, or if your new apartment building doesn’t have elevators, your move can take a lot longer.
Safety first for moving day
Don’t forget to plan for your little ones and pets when you think about your move! Moving can be stressful and dangerous for these guys, so it’s best if you can have a friend or family member take care of them in a separate location on moving day.
When to start making arrangements
If you know you’ve got to move in the future, it’s never too early to start planning. The more time you give yourself, the less rushed you’ll be.
And as you make arrangements for your move, don’t forget to have your utilities shut off at your old place and turned on at your new home.
Make your move easier by calling Midway Moving and Storage!