February 28

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 way. Even with the most organized plans, it’s inevitable that things are missed. Here are some common items forgotten on moving day. Batteries Batteries are always needed when you don’t have them on hand. Especially when moving into a new home. Make sure to pick up a fresh supply of AA, D and 9-volt to take care of remote controls, clocks, smoke detectors and any toys, if you have children. Broom, Dust Pan, and Vacuum Whether you are sweeping or vacuuming on your way out or after hundreds of shoes have stomped throughout your new home as they bring in all the boxes, you’re going to want to walk into the living room barefoot on clean carpets. Chargers and Electronics Have you ever left a charger in a hotel room or rental car? It’s just as easy to leave […]

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February 26

Unpacking Tips for Colder Weather

Would you rather move in the heat of the summer sun or in the bitter cold of a Chicago winter? Neither are ideal, but sometimes there is no choice but to brave the elements during a move. If you’re currently planning a relocation, it’s likely that your move could be wracked with cold weather. Moving during winter months provides its own set of challenges, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re properly prepared. Here is a list of unpacking tips for colder weather to help you conquer your winter move.  Watch the Weather: If you’re moving during winter months, you’ll need to keep a close eye on the weather. Chicagoland weather can quickly reach extremes, so you’ll want to be aware of any snow, ice, or other inclement weather that could get in the way of your move and make unpacking a nightmare. This may require some flexibility if your moving date needs to be adjusted accordingly.  Set Up Utilities: It’s easy to accidentally overlook a […]

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