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    The Importance of Planning Ahead for Your Move

    Last updated 5 months ago

    The keys to a successful move are staying organized and planning ahead so that you are prepared for any issues that may arise during the moving process. If you are planning to move during the summer, you’re not alone—summer is the busiest time of year for moving. As such, the best moving companies may get booked up quickly, so you should hire movers as soon as you can.

    Planning ahead will also lessen the overall stress of your move and give you enough time to clear out of your old place while you arrange for your new house to be ready. Arrange to have your utilities turned on the day before you move so that you don’t arrive to a dark house with no water! Also, consider making a checklist with all of the tasks you must complete before your move so you stay organized.

    Call Midway Moving & Storage at (888) 420-0248 to inquire about all of our moving services. We have been serving the Chicago area and beyond since 1987, and with our current tally of over 16,000 moves per year, you can rest assured knowing that you are working with the area’s most reliable movers.  

    Preparing Your Home for Professional Movers

    Last updated 5 months ago

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you are facing the prospect of moving. Even if you are only moving across town, you still have to plan and pack to get yourself ready to make the move. Hiring a professional moving company can make your move easier and reduce your stress. To make your move as efficient as possible, you should take some time to prepare your home for movers.

    Handle Electronics

    Before your movers arrive, take inventory of what electronics and appliances will be coming with you to your new home. If you are bringing large items such as your refrigerator or a washing machine, unplug and wash them so you don’t bring unnecessary dirt into your new place. Additionally, some movers may not be allowed to unplug appliances for you, so do this on your own to save time. Wrap up any cables and wires to help minimize the chances of anyone tripping while carrying these items.

    Pack Boxes

    By the time moving day arrives, chances are you will have more boxes than you know what to do with in your house! In order to make unpacking easier, keep like items together and label all of your boxes. The labels should identify the contents of the boxes as well as which room they belong in. This gives your movers a clear idea of what to do when they arrive at your new place, and keeps you from having to move your boxes again once you start settling in.

    Create a Layout

    To make the move go as smoothly as possible, be sure that there is a clear walkway out of your door and minimal obstructions inside your house. This is for safety as well as efficiency, and can help speed your move along.

    Midway Moving & Storage is Chicago’s top commercial and residential relocation and storage company. Call us at (888) 420-0248 if you have any questions about how to prepare your house for our movers. We’ll see you on moving day! 

    Organize Your Packing with this Handy App!

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Packing for a move can be an overwhelming task. It can be made easier with the Packing List app, which helps you organize items before placing them in boxes.

    Packing List helps you create, edit, and maintain packing lists. The app comes with a pre-loaded master packing list that you can use to select the categories or items that you need, and create a new customized list in no time. Group your items by category or location, and add notes to specify quantity and weight. You can even print, email, and share your lists.

    If you’re planning a move, Midway Moving & Storage can help. We are the number one commercial and residential relocation and storage company in Chicago. Give us a call at (888) 420-0248 for a free moving quote. 

    Creating a Summer Moving Timeline

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Summer is one of the busiest moving seasons for people across the country since school is out and the weather is generally pleasant. Home buying is also at its peak during the summer months, as people start new lives in new cities or states. However, moving during the summer requires a bit of extra planning so that you are fully prepared. Keep reading to learn how to create a summer moving timeline:

    Start Early

    As soon as you know that you are going to move, you should start making preparations. Hire a moving company as far in advance as you can, as many movers get booked up quickly during the busy summer season. Ask different companies for moving quotes, and find out about available options, including packing as well as transportation and delivery of your belongings. Be sure to choose the company that best meets your needs, and only trust licensed and insured movers with your possessions.

    Begin Cleaning

    Summer is a great time to clear out the clutter in your house! Start going through your closets, dressers, and other storage areas to find items you want to keep and items you can donate or throw away before the move. Give yourself plenty of time for this process, as you might find that you have more possessions than you initially thought. Talk to your moving company to find out if they will handle delivering your unwanted items to charities.

    Prepare Your New Place

    While you might take great care to leave your old place in better condition than when you moved in, the residents leaving your new place may not be as courteous. Before you move in, ask your new landlord if your new house will be thoroughly cleaned before you arrive. You may be able to schedule a walk-through to make sure everything is in order before you and the movers arrive with all of your possessions.

    Midway Moving & Storage has been setting the standard for excellence and quality in moving services since our founding in 1987. Call us at (888) 420-0248 or visit our website for helpful moving information for any season. 

    "very professional, efficient, and timely under difficult weather conditions"

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Our movers and crew chief Dwayne Rose were very professional, efficient, and timely under difficult weather conditions. We were most impressed with how well the move went and would recommend Midway for the A+ service and fair pricing. More
    Barbara Rossi

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