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We want to help you learn everything you need to know to have a successful moving experience. That’s why we created a blog to answer some of your most crucial moving questions. Relying on our years of experience, we offer industry-informed information about the moving process to help you prepare accordingly for your relocation.
Van Lines vs. Moving Company: Your Options for a Smooth Relocation
June 10, 2024

Van Lines vs. Moving Company: Your Options for a Smooth Relocation

Compare van lines & moving companies to find the perfect fit for your relocation needs! 📦
Best States to Move to from Illinois: Exploring New Horizons
June 3, 2024

Best States to Move to from Illinois: Exploring New Horizons

Explore the best states to move to from Illinois & start your new adventure with Alliance Moving & Storage!
The Smart Way to Save: When Is the Best (and Cheapest) Time to Move?
May 23, 2024

The Smart Way to Save: When Is the Best (and Cheapest) Time to Move?

Want to save money on your move? Discover the cheapest times to relocate based on season, day & more!🚚
Your Guide to Freight Moving Companies: Stress-Free Long-Distance Moves
May 22, 2024

Your Guide to Freight Moving Companies: Stress-Free Long-Distance Moves

Long-distance move stressing you out? Consider hiring a freight moving company! Or explore other solutions in our guide.🚚
DIY Moving Vs. Hiring a Professional Moving Company
May 16, 2024

DIY Moving Vs. Hiring a Professional Moving Company

Moving soon? Decide between a DIY move or hiring professional movers.
How to Achieve a Smooth and Successful Move: Useful Tips And Steps
May 13, 2024

How to Achieve a Smooth and Successful Move: Useful Tips And Steps

Learn how to get ready to move, follow moving step by step, and conquer your big day with our comprehensive guide.
Top 20 Best Moving Companies in the Chicago Area 2024
April 24, 2024

Top 20 Best Moving Companies in the Chicago Area 2024

Moving to Chicago?🏡 Check out the top 20 movers of 2024! Find the best fit for packing, storage & more. See ratings!
How Much Does It Cost to Move Locally?
April 15, 2024

How Much Does It Cost to Move Locally?

How much does a local move cost? Get answers and budget-saving tips in this guide.
Pros and Cons of Moving When You Are a Senior Citizen
November 22, 2023

Pros and Cons of Moving When You Are a Senior Citizen

Discover the advantages and challenges of moving after retirement.
What Is the Average Cost to Move a 3-Bedroom House?
September 28, 2023

What Is the Average Cost to Move a 3-Bedroom House?

Check out our comprehensive guide for insights on local moving costs and valuable tips to make your move hassle-free.
How Much to Move a 2 Bedroom Apartment in Chicago?
September 27, 2023

How Much to Move a 2 Bedroom Apartment in Chicago?

Moving to a new home? Get the lowdown on average 2-bedroom apartment moving costs with our budget-friendly guide! Plus, we'll shar
13 Things to Know Before Moving to Chicago, Illinois
June 5, 2023

13 Things to Know Before Moving to Chicago, Illinois

Get the details on lifestyle in Chicago before you make your big move. Find out what it takes to live a fulfilling metropolis.
What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?
May 25, 2023

What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Learn how to determine the size of storage unit you will need and tips for getting the most space for your items!
State-to-State Car Transportation Guide: All You Need to Know
May 5, 2023

State-to-State Car Transportation Guide: All You Need to Know

Need to transport your car across state lines? Our complete guide covers all you need to know about state-to-state car transfer!
How to Find a Roommate for Apartment Online: 7 Platforms for Finding a Housemate
May 4, 2023

How to Find a Roommate for Apartment Online: 7 Platforms for Finding a Housemate

Looking for a roommate online can be a daunting task, but our tips can help make the process easier!
Where to Get Moving Boxes for Free: 10 Places to Search for Free Carton Boxes in Chicago
April 26, 2023

Where to Get Moving Boxes for Free: 10 Places to Search for Free Carton Boxes in Chicago

Looking for free moving boxes? Check out our guide to find them! Simplify your move and save money with our helpful tips.
6 Steps for Moving into Assisted Living: Checklist & Tips
February 28, 2023

6 Steps for Moving into Assisted Living: Checklist & Tips

Moving into assisted living is a big stress both for you and for your loved ones. Our checklist can help you!
College Move-In Checklist: What Does a Dorm Room Need?
February 24, 2023

College Move-In Checklist: What Does a Dorm Room Need?

Make your college move a breeze with this comprehensive checklist of everything you'll need for your dorm room.
Illinois’ Alliance Moving & Storage: What Makes Us Special?
December 2, 2022

Illinois’ Alliance Moving & Storage: What Makes Us Special?

There're quite a few moving companies. In this post, we'd like to tell you all about what makes us stand out from our competition.
Moving from a Big City to a Small Town: 10 Useful Tips
December 1, 2022

Moving from a Big City to a Small Town: 10 Useful Tips

Are you tired of big city life and planning to move to a smaller town? Call us if you need any help!
8 Tips for Moving from a Small Town to a Big City
November 28, 2022

8 Tips for Moving from a Small Town to a Big City

Check our tips here!
9 Tips for Moving During the Holidays: How to Plan a Successful Christmas Move
November 24, 2022

9 Tips for Moving During the Holidays: How to Plan a Successful Christmas Move

Planning a move during the holidays? Make sure to use the tips from this article to ensure a smooth and successful move!
8 Advantages of Moving to the Suburbs: Why You Should Move Out of the City
October 7, 2022

8 Advantages of Moving to the Suburbs: Why You Should Move Out of the City

Planning to move, but can't choose between the lively urban are and suburbs? Learn more about suburban location in this article.
10 Steps for Successful Industrial Plant Relocation: the Manufacturing Facility Moving Checklist
September 26, 2022

10 Steps for Successful Industrial Plant Relocation: the Manufacturing Facility Moving Checklist

Follow this industrial production relocation checklist to make it a breeze, and call us anytime if you need help!
Can You Hire Movers Just to Load a Truck? Benefits of Hiring the  Professional Truck Loaders for Moving
September 16, 2022

Can You Hire Movers Just to Load a Truck? Benefits of Hiring the Professional Truck Loaders for Moving

Yes! Hiring movers to load trucks is possible and often worth it. Planning an upcoming move? Hire best truck loaders in Chicago!
Manufacturing Relocation 101: Common Challenges of Plant Relocations and How to Overcome them
September 13, 2022

Manufacturing Relocation 101: Common Challenges of Plant Relocations and How to Overcome them

Let’s explore some of the most noteworthy risks of plan relocations and what you can do to avoid them.‍
Movers Needed Today? Here’s How to Find a Mover Company for the Same Day Move
September 7, 2022

Movers Needed Today? Here’s How to Find a Mover Company for the Same Day Move

Are you in need of an emergency move, but not sure how to find the best company for the job? Alliance Moving & Storage prepared a
4 Steps to Move a Fish Tank to a New House: Moving with Fish 101
July 18, 2022

4 Steps to Move a Fish Tank to a New House: Moving with Fish 101

Alliance Moving & Storage has outlined some helpful tips for moving with a fish in this article. Let's read!
TV Shipping Guide: How to Pack and Ship a TV the Right Way
July 15, 2022

TV Shipping Guide: How to Pack and Ship a TV the Right Way

TV can be damaged in the moving process, but you have the option of shipping your TV. Let's learn the ins and outs of TV shipping.
How to Change Your Address When You Move: Change of Mailing Address Online Tips
July 13, 2022

How to Change Your Address When You Move: Change of Mailing Address Online Tips

Before moving you’re likely preparing for a change of address in addition to other parts of moving. We’ve outlined some helpful ti
What Items Will Moving Companies Not Pack and Move?
June 21, 2022

What Items Will Moving Companies Not Pack and Move?

Did you know that you can hire a long-distance moving company to pack your belongings for you?
5 Important Questions to Ask a Moving Company Before Hiring
June 15, 2022

5 Important Questions to Ask a Moving Company Before Hiring

questions to ask moving companies
Townhouse vs Condo: 5 Key Differences
May 19, 2022

Townhouse vs Condo: 5 Key Differences

Low price and common amenities are the best benefits of a townhouse or condo. Read more!
5 Steps for Moving a Hot Tub to Your New Location
May 17, 2022

5 Steps for Moving a Hot Tub to Your New Location

Hot tub moving to your new location is something that our team can handle for you! Here you can read some tips to get you started.
Moving a Pool Table Safely in 6 Steps
May 12, 2022

Moving a Pool Table Safely in 6 Steps

Moving a pool table on your own could be challenging. Read our new blog and explore 6 steps of a successful pool table moving!
How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving and Storage: 10 Useful Tips
April 15, 2022

How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving and Storage: 10 Useful Tips

If you’re planning to move, we know how stressful it can be. Let's read the guidance on the best way to pack your fragile items. 
Movable Storage Containers: All You Need to Know
April 14, 2022

Movable Storage Containers: All You Need to Know

Moving containers resemble large boxes and they make it easy for you to store your belongings during the relocation process.
Choosing a Documents Storage Company: All You Need to Know
March 25, 2022

Choosing a Documents Storage Company: All You Need to Know

Business success hinge on information governance. Offsite document storage services provide a safe place to maintain your records.
How to Move a Piano and Why You Should Hire a Piano Mover
March 23, 2022

How to Move a Piano and Why You Should Hire a Piano Mover

Don't worry about piano transportation! Learn main rules of moving piano or leave this hard work to the professionals!
How Much Do Movers Cost: Moving Cost Guide for 2024
March 21, 2022

How Much Do Movers Cost: Moving Cost Guide for 2024

If you've decided to move to a new location, pay attention to finances. Read factors that impact the price of your move!
10 Ways How To Move Heavy Objects Easily
March 16, 2022

10 Ways How To Move Heavy Objects Easily

You’ve likely wondered how to go about moving heavy objects. Let's learn the best tips to help lift heavy objects on your own.
Do Movers Disassemble and Reassemble the Furniture?
March 16, 2022

Do Movers Disassemble and Reassemble the Furniture?

Moving furniture from one location to another is one of the most difficult parts of the process. Our movers will help you!
How to Plan Moving Out of State: 15 Steps to Take
March 15, 2022

How to Plan Moving Out of State: 15 Steps to Take

Are you planning a long-distance move? Let's fill in your To-Do list with the most useful tips from our specialists!
How to Pack Dishes for a Move the Right Way
March 14, 2022

How to Pack Dishes for a Move the Right Way

Getting ready for upcoming move? Sort through your belongings and pack them securely with the most useful tips from our team!
Ultimate Moving Checklist: What to Do Before, During, and After the Move
March 11, 2022

Ultimate Moving Checklist: What to Do Before, During, and After the Move

Are you planning a move? Don't forget to make a checklist for moving. Follow the right steps from our experts!
12 Tips for Moving into an Apartment for the First Time
February 11, 2022

12 Tips for Moving into an Apartment for the First Time

Moving into an apartment is an exciting venturer, but it can also be stressful due to packing all your things and shipping them.
How to Move a Refrigerator On Your Own in 11 Steps
February 9, 2022

How to Move a Refrigerator On Your Own in 11 Steps

Best tips from our experts to help you move your refrigerator and other large appliances without negative side effects.
How to Move a Trampoline Without Taking It Apart
February 7, 2022

How to Move a Trampoline Without Taking It Apart

Some think the best way to move a trampoline is to dismantle it, but actually better to move a trampoline without taking it apart.
Alliance Moving & Storage Helps Install Public Artwork to Inspire Hope
May 31, 2021

Alliance Moving & Storage Helps Install Public Artwork to Inspire Hope

Artist Matthew Hoffman’s new artwork, “You’ve Got This,” was recently installed by Alliance Moving & Storage. Located near the...
A Complete End-of-Lease Checklist
January 29, 2021

A Complete End-of-Lease Checklist

With the final date of your lease quickly approaching, it can seem daunting to remember everything that must be completed in...
How to Help Your Dog Cope with the Stress of Moving
December 16, 2020

How to Help Your Dog Cope with the Stress of Moving

Dogs may appear to be happy-go-lucky creatures, but they can experience stress just like people. When things change in...
Tips for Moving with Children
December 16, 2020

Tips for Moving with Children

Moving is a big deal. Whether you’re 4 or 40, moving takes time, effort, and a lot of patience. Sadly, children often lack...
Why Should You Hire a Moving Company for Relocation?
December 16, 2020

Why Should You Hire a Moving Company for Relocation?

Moving to a new home is complex. That news likely comes as no surprise to those who have had to move at any point in their life.
10 Most Common Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
November 5, 2020

10 Most Common Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It should come as no surprise, but moving can be stressful. Between packing, changing addresses, picking a move-in date, and...
How to Move Cheaper: 12 Tips to Save Money on Your Local & Cross Country Move
November 3, 2020

How to Move Cheaper: 12 Tips to Save Money on Your Local & Cross Country Move

Congratulations! You’ve bought a new home or business location. With the keys now in hand, all you have to do is move.
Items to Leave Behind When Moving to a New Home
October 7, 2020

Items to Leave Behind When Moving to a New Home

When moving, there are a lot of things to consider. Which rooms will your children pick? Which car gets to go in the garage?
Basic Moving Supplies for Any Move
October 6, 2020

Basic Moving Supplies for Any Move

A move of any distance takes careful planning and lots of supplies. To someone without much moving experience, figuring out the...
The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need
October 6, 2020

The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need

Anyone who has moved before knows that it’s as much of an exercise in logistics and planning as it is a physical task.
How to Prepare for Moving to a New City
October 5, 2020

How to Prepare for Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and stressful. During the move itself, you might find yourself focusing more on the...
Buyer’s Guide for Moving Boxes: Sizes, Prices, and More
September 8, 2020

Buyer’s Guide for Moving Boxes: Sizes, Prices, and More

Size up your moving budget with our tutorial: how much do moving boxes cost and who sells boxes in time for moving day?
How to Make Moving Easy – What Professional Movers Say
September 8, 2020

How to Make Moving Easy – What Professional Movers Say

Moving is hard. In the hopes of making things easier, sometimes families don’t prepare enough for the process.
How to Pack Furniture for Moving
September 4, 2020

How to Pack Furniture for Moving

Packing dishes and clothing seems like a breeze once you finally assess the rest of what needs to be packed in your home.
The Right Way to Pack Moving Boxes: 5 Tips, From Experts
August 31, 2020

The Right Way to Pack Moving Boxes: 5 Tips, From Experts

Moving boxes are the classic moving tool thanks to the variety in shape and size. But the same variety that makes them so...
Top 10 Essential Moving Tools
May 6, 2020

Top 10 Essential Moving Tools

Congratulations, you just bought a house or signed a new lease! With elevated excitement, you must now begin packing...
Best Time of Year to Buy a House
March 31, 2020

Best Time of Year to Buy a House

You and your family go back and forth about when to make the decision and buy a house. With uncertainty about your financial...
How to Pack Clothes for a Move
March 13, 2020

How to Pack Clothes for a Move

You may never reconsider all those random shopping sprees until you assess how many clothes you own in all totality.
New Year, New Home: 10 Steps to Planning the Perfect Move
February 10, 2020

New Year, New Home: 10 Steps to Planning the Perfect Move

It’s such a great feeling when your realtor calls to announce that your offer was accepted and you’re one step closer to...
How to Move Into a High-Rise Apartment: 13 Things to Know
January 16, 2020

How to Move Into a High-Rise Apartment: 13 Things to Know

Moving into a high-rise apartment is both an exciting and stressful occasion. You can picture waking up to your new view of the...
Do You Really Need Temperature-Controlled Storage?
December 18, 2019

Do You Really Need Temperature-Controlled Storage?

Sometimes, you run out of space at your home or in the office for all your belongings. Perhaps you recently inherited your...
Antique Furniture Moving: Protecting Your Valuables
November 20, 2019

Antique Furniture Moving: Protecting Your Valuables

Out of all the boxes you find yourself building and packing, how many of them have “FRAGILE!” or “HANDLE WITH CARE” written all...
7 Winter Moving Tips: All You Need to Know About Winter Moving and Storage Process
November 12, 2019

7 Winter Moving Tips: All You Need to Know About Winter Moving and Storage Process

First-time homeowners, seasoned renters, “snow-birds,” or anyone in-between may already be aware of the multiple many factors...
10 Tips for Packing a Storage Unit
October 29, 2019

10 Tips for Packing a Storage Unit

Storage units are a great way to hold your belongings in between moves, during renovations, or while students are on summer break.
Apartment Lease Ends Soon: How to Decide What to do Next
September 28, 2019

Apartment Lease Ends Soon: How to Decide What to do Next

The end of an apartment lease presents you with several options. You can stay in the same home, or you can decide to move.
Top 5 Questions We Are Asked About Moving
September 7, 2019

Top 5 Questions We Are Asked About Moving

Relocation can be a tremendous ordeal. Whether across states or down the street, moving requires a lot of planning, packing...
How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move: Tips & Checklist
June 18, 2019

How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move: Tips & Checklist

Don't worry about the long-distance move! Our guide simplifies the process with checklists, packing tips & expert advice.
Do Most Moving Companies Actually Pack for You?
June 11, 2019

Do Most Moving Companies Actually Pack for You?

No matter how far you’re moving, packing is a time-consuming task. It takes a lot of effort and planning and can be hard to...
3 Safety Tips from Our Professional Moving Team
May 24, 2019

3 Safety Tips from Our Professional Moving Team

Moving can be a stressful season, especially if you’re pressed for time or funds. You might want to save money by moving some...
Finding the Right Moving Company for Your Business Relocation
April 12, 2019

Finding the Right Moving Company for Your Business Relocation

Are you a business owner looking to relocate? Have you recently discovered a smarter business location?
7 Ways to Make Packing Your Home Easier
April 5, 2019

7 Ways to Make Packing Your Home Easier

Moving day is quickly nearing and the packing process must begin. Don’t put it off any longer. Procrastination doesn’t help.
Office Moving Tips
March 22, 2019

Office Moving Tips

Moving is a challenge, and moving offices is no easier than moving homes. From the masses of electronics to bulky furniture...
Common Items Forgotten on Moving Day
February 28, 2019

Common Items Forgotten on Moving Day

When moving day arrives, it’s all hands on deck. It can be a bit crazy at times with boxes and people seeming to go every which...
10 Moving and Downsizing Tips for Senior Citizens
June 28, 2018

10 Moving and Downsizing Tips for Senior Citizens

Moving senior citizens, retirees and the elderly is one of our specialty services. Baby-boomers are faced with downsizing...
How to Become a Garage Sale Expert
June 21, 2018

How to Become a Garage Sale Expert

When it comes to spring cleaning, or any cleaning, garage sales are the way to go! You may not sell everything, but it is worth...
4 Items That Are Harder to Move Than You Think
June 20, 2018

4 Items That Are Harder to Move Than You Think

Yes, it’s possible to pack up and move your belongings on your own, but there are some items that require extra attention.
Things To Consider When You Are Moving With A Pet
June 20, 2018

Things To Consider When You Are Moving With A Pet

Moving with a pet can be difficult if you don’t do your research. There are a lot of restrictions placed on pets in many...
Get a Reputable Moving Company
June 20, 2018

Get a Reputable Moving Company

Alliance Moving & Storage wants you to know that finding the right moving company for your commercial or residential move is...
7 Tips for the Summer Season Moving
June 18, 2018

7 Tips for the Summer Season Moving

People prefer to move during the summer season. In this post, you'll find out why, and learn some useful tips for a summer move.
5 Tips On Throwing A Housewarming Party On A Budget
June 15, 2018

5 Tips On Throwing A Housewarming Party On A Budget

You’ve just spent a fortune on moving, but that doesn’t mean you want to give up on hosting a housewarming party to celebrate...
Moving With School Aged Children? Here Are 3 Things To Consider
June 14, 2018

Moving With School Aged Children? Here Are 3 Things To Consider

Because of the stresses, long list of responsibilities and fatigue that we, as parents, go through when planning for and...
How To Properly Pack Electronics When Moving
June 13, 2018

How To Properly Pack Electronics When Moving

Of all the things that could get damaged when moving, electronics is high on the list and certainly can cause you the most...
Moving Out For The First Time? No Worries!!
June 12, 2018

Moving Out For The First Time? No Worries!!

Moving out for the first time is an emotional rollercoaster that twists ruthlessly between joy and horror, massive excitement...
Keeping Your Children Safe on Moving Day!
June 8, 2018

Keeping Your Children Safe on Moving Day!

Alliance Moving and Storage believes It is best to have your children stay with a grandparent, family member or trusted good...
How To Properly Pack Your Kitchen
June 7, 2018

How To Properly Pack Your Kitchen

The kitchen is probably the hardest room you’ll have to pack, with all its small items, drawers, and cupboards, there’s just...
Moving Into A Smaller Space
June 6, 2018

Moving Into A Smaller Space

More people are opting to downsize their homes, happily saying goodbye to a large house where maintenance is costly...
Moving? Going on Vacation? Here’s How You Can Protect Your Vacant Home!
June 1, 2018

Moving? Going on Vacation? Here’s How You Can Protect Your Vacant Home!

Whether you just sold your home, or are just going on vacation, protecting your home when you are not there is a top priority.
To Move With The Pool, Or Not?
May 24, 2018

To Move With The Pool, Or Not?

With the proper care, and maintenance, above ground pools are easily last about 15 years, or more! With improved materials...
Essential Things To Do After Moving
May 18, 2018

Essential Things To Do After Moving

Moving to a new city can give you that sense of disorientation, that uneasy feeling that you don’t really belong there.
How To Find A Reputable Moving Company For Your Relocation
May 6, 2018

How To Find A Reputable Moving Company For Your Relocation

Alliance Moving & Storage wants you to know that finding the right moving company for your commercial or residential move is...
Spring Into Cleaning!
April 20, 2018

Spring Into Cleaning!

Moving and storage have a lot in common, don’t they? They both involve looking through a bunch of your things, moments of...
“Cleanify” Your Home Before You Move
April 19, 2018

“Cleanify” Your Home Before You Move

A new home symbolizes a fresh start: new paint, a new bedroom, even a new eye on arranging your old furniture, cherished...