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Chicago Heights Movers

 

iMoving is here to make your upcoming move to Chicago Heights simple, smarter and more secure than any previous move you’ve experienced.

 

The benefits of working with iMoving include:

 

  • Fixed, non-negotiable rates
  • No fine print or surprises to deal with at the end of your move
  • A large network of Chicago Heights movers that are all licensed and insured

 

When you move to or from Chicago Heights, you should only pay for the thing you actually move, but often times sub-par moving companies will add charges for extra services you had no idea about. iMoving doesn’t allow those opaque and deceptive business practices.

 

Transparency is one of the principles that guide our business. Surprises on moving day are usually not the good kind. That’s why quotes you get from our Chicago Heights moving companies are binding. You can still update your inventory, see the cost of individual items and be able to confirm the accuracy of your inventory a week before your move.

 

iMoving is also dedicated to providing you with the best price for your move. Our bidding system allows the local and long-distance moving companies we partner with to see the prices their competitors have offered. This leads to companies lowering their bids in an effort to win your business.

 

Every company in the iMoving network has been thoroughly vetted by our team and are in alignment with our values of professionalism, respect, and reliability. Choose the type of quote you want (quick or precise) and get started with iMoving today. Our dedication to excellence, efficiency and customer service will change the way you look at moving.

 

Moving Services in Chicago Heights, IL

 

  • Special handling: Preparing for a move when you have fragile and large items can cause major concerns. To be sure these items arrive at their new residence intact, alert the moving company that you have delicate items that require special care. Professional movers are alerted to these items ahead of time and come equipped with the tools needed to transport fragile items safely.

 

  • Commercial moving: If an office, school, government site, medical center or any other business needs to relocate, commercial movers are the service used. Commercial moves are complex and can involve packing and unpacking furniture or creating a new floor plan.

 

  • Truck rental: If you don’t mind driving yourself, trucks can be rented from Chicago Heights truck rental companies for a set cost. To reserve a vehicle, you’ll usually have to sign a contract and provide a down payment.

 

  • Long-distance moving: Moving to a new state means you’ll need the long-distance moving company. These companies will charge you for the distance traveled and the weight of your total shipment.

 

Tips for an Easy Chicago Heights Move

 

  1. Make use of suitcases with wheels

 

Heavy and bulky items are hard to carry and if improperly lifted, can do some damage. Put these unwieldy items in suitcases on wheels. You can then avoid picking them up. Just roll them onto and off the truck with little struggle.

 

  1. Use paper bags for glasses

 

Paper bags are better than a newspaper for keeping your glass bowls and cups from breaking while they are being transported. Paper bags also won’t leave traces of ink on your glasses, unlike newspaper.

 

  1. Pack your plates properly

 

Most people stack their plates horizontally when moving, but more often than not this results in breakage because there is too much pressure on them. Avoid this by stacking your plates vertically. This will reduce excess weight and pressure, preventing your plates from breaking. When positioning them, put foam plates between each glass and ceramic plate. They’ll arrive in their final destination without chips or breaks.

 

  1. Protect your jewelry

 

Untangling dainty necklaces can be a headache or nearly impossible. Pack your jewelry the right way to keep them from tangling or from losing pieces altogether. Connect any necklaces through a roll of toilet paper to prevent tangling. To protect and store small jewelry items, place them in egg cartons. 

 

  1. Put hanging clothes in bags

 

Clothes take up a lot of space, time and energy during the packing. Save yourself the trouble of removing hangers from clothes that were in the closet and put them into garbage bags. Not only can you avoid having to pack hangers, but your clothes stay in order and will be safe during transport.

 

  1. Complete the hardest task first

 

This is typically packing the kitchen for most people. There are lots of delicate items, like dishes, and kitchen appliances are bulky and can be difficult to pack. Deal with this first.

 

What to Know About Chicago Heights

 

Take a quick trip to Chicago

 

In 40 minutes you can be in one of the greatest cities in the nation, if not the world. Take advantage of the Chicago Heights location to get some shopping done in the Windy City. With it being so close, you’ll always have something to do on the nights you may be looking for a bit more excitement.

 

Get outside

 

Chicago Heights has a lot of hiking, biking, and walking routes to get moving on. If you enjoy cycling, check out Thorn Creek Trail. If you and the family are in the mood for a picnic by the lake, Sauk Trail Woods is for you. If you love running then you have to check out Old Plank Road Trail. You’ll be able to get plenty of fresh air and nature when moving to this area.

 

Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery

 

In 8 minutes, you can be in Park Forest for the Park Forest Art Fair held at this gallery. The Tall Grass Arts Association puts the arts and an appreciation for the arts at the forefront of everything it does. It has served children, the suburban communities of Chicago and artists in art-starved communities, promoting the public education of everything that art encompasses.

 

Take a tour of a Sculpture Park

 

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is 100+ acres of land filled with larger than life art. Many of the sculptures are abstract, but a few are much more recognizable, like the Paul Bunyon figure. There are currently 29 pieces by some of the greatest artists in history and is only a 40-minute drive from Chicago Heights.

 

iMoving can get you to Chicago Heights without the stress and anxiety that is so normal for most moves. Get started on your new life by getting a quote from us today.

 

How Do I Know How Much to Pay Movers to Go a Cross Country?

Cross-country moves take lots of planning to execute them well. Because of that, you want to be certain that you are able to pay movers to go to a cross country without a lot of hiccups.

 

How much do movers cost to hire? What can you expect from a long-distance move and how can you make the right choice for your own? Here are some tips you can use in order to find the right ones for you.

 

How Far Are You Moving?

 

If you’re moving across the country, you’re moving any number of places. And, because of that, you’re looking at a lot of different details. Are you going to be crossing many different state lines? Are there things that may not be able to go with you across those lines? And how much stuff will you be taking if you’re cross country moving, anyway?

 

When you start the quote process, you’ll have to let them know where you’re headed before anything else.

 

How Much Are You Taking With You?

 

The move costs for a long-distance move are going to be a lot more if you have a lot of stuff going with you. You can expect to pay anywhere up to $5000 for a professional moving company if you have a large home (5+ bedrooms). Smaller homes can be $2,000 or less, depending on the situation.

 

Typically, your moving company is going to give you a quote based on coming into your home and looking around at everything that you own. On moving day, after they load up your moving truck, they will then take it to get weighed. They’ll take the weight of the truck before it was loaded and subtract it from the weight after it was loaded. Then, they’ll use that weight in order to give you your final value of the move.

 

Will You Need Additional Services?

 

If you need additional moving services, then you are likely going to have to pay some additional fees in order to ensure that those services as taken care of as needed. Here is a quick look at some services you may have to pay a little bit more to get.

 

  • White Glove Services

 

Fragile items take more care and more supplies to be able to load and unload safely, and some companies may charge an additional fee in order to do so.

 

  • Packing and Unpacking

 

Packing and unpacking your items can be really helpful if you have a disability or if you just don’t have the time to take care of it yourself. These are professionals – they know what they’re doing and can pack and unpack your items safely and quickly.

 

  • Storage Services

 

If there’s some sort of delay or you’re downsizing, it’s likely that you’re going to need some sort of storage services to hold you through until all is said and done. Companies that offer both moving and storage will often give you a good deal on both, if you use them for both.

 

  • Packing Supplies

 

Packing supply sales are big with moving companies, and they can typically sell you boxes, tape, markers, labels, and even complete packing kits that can give you whatever you need for packing your home.

 

You can, sometimes, find full service movers that include anything and everything under the umbrella of what their average costs may be otherwise. You will have to talk to a company that advertises as a full service mover in order to make sure that you won’t have to pay extra fees for any such things.

 

Is it a National or Local Company?

 

National companies don’t only offer local services; they have will often have cross-country movers on their staff and that’s the majority of what they do. That being said, there are multiple van lines out there that have national reach, who will offer a truck rental. Sometimes, a truck rental will end up being a cheaper way to get things done, because you can do it on your own.

 

If it’s a company that has been founded locally and that is only found in your local area, then the chances are high that it’s a company that focuses on local moves. In those cases, you may end up paying a little more than if you worked with a national company, but you can ensure that you get that hometown feel that you’re likely looking for in that regard.

 

Either way, you’re sure to find great companies in your local area that can help you to sort things out. On top of that, you can make sure that your local move is able to be executed properly and for an affordable price, which makes the effort you put into your search worth it.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Would it be cheaper to do it myself?

 

Some people insist on renting a moving truck so that they can save money, but the fact is, the cost (and time) involved is not going to be that much different. You’ll have to take care of a lot of details and make sure that you don’t miss out on anything when renting a truck yourself.

 

More often than not, you don’t have to deal with quite as many logistics if you choose to hire a moving company instead.

 

  1. Can I just fly or take a train or bus to my new home?

 

If you don’t have a lot of items that you plan on taking with you, then you may just be looking to load things up and go on your way. You can totally do that – how much you’ll spend depends on the size of what you’re taking with you.

 

You can ship some items, take other items in suitcases, and even leave some in a storage unit until you’re ready to get them. Work with friends and family members in your current area to see what you can do to make your move cheaper and less of a hassle.

 

Last Thoughts

 

Putting together your budget and working out what may be necessary in order to stay ahead of everything can be essential. Take some time to do your research and see just how much you could potentially pay when you’re looking to sort out the cost of a cross country move.

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    Cross-country moves take lots of planning to execute them well. Because of that, you want to be certain that you are able to pay movers to go to a cross country without a lot of hiccups.

     

    How much do movers cost to hire? What can you expect from a long-distance move and how can you make the right choice for your own? Here are some tips you can use in order to find the right ones for you.

     

    How Far Are You Moving?

     

    If you’re moving across the country, you’re moving any number of places. And, because of that, you’re looking at a lot of different details. Are you going to be crossing many different state lines? Are there things that may not be able to go with you across those lines? And how much stuff will you be taking if you’re cross country moving, anyway?

     

    When you start the quote process, you’ll have to let them know where you’re headed before anything else.

     

    How Much Are You Taking With You?

     

    The move costs for a long-distance move are going to be a lot more if you have a lot of stuff going with you. You can expect to pay anywhere up to $5000 for a professional moving company if you have a large home (5+ bedrooms). Smaller homes can be $2,000 or less, depending on the situation.

     

    Typically, your moving company is going to give you a quote based on coming into your home and looking around at everything that you own. On moving day, after they load up your moving truck, they will then take it to get weighed. They’ll take the weight of the truck before it was loaded and subtract it from the weight after it was loaded. Then, they’ll use that weight in order to give you your final value of the move.

     

    Will You Need Additional Services?

     

    If you need additional moving services, then you are likely going to have to pay some additional fees in order to ensure that those services as taken care of as needed. Here is a quick look at some services you may have to pay a little bit more to get.

     

    • White Glove Services

     

    Fragile items take more care and more supplies to be able to load and unload safely, and some companies may charge an additional fee in order to do so.

     

    • Packing and Unpacking

     

    Packing and unpacking your items can be really helpful if you have a disability or if you just don’t have the time to take care of it yourself. These are professionals – they know what they’re doing and can pack and unpack your items safely and quickly.

     

    • Storage Services

     

    If there’s some sort of delay or you’re downsizing, it’s likely that you’re going to need some sort of storage services to hold you through until all is said and done. Companies that offer both moving and storage will often give you a good deal on both, if you use them for both.

     

    • Packing Supplies

     

    Packing supply sales are big with moving companies, and they can typically sell you boxes, tape, markers, labels, and even complete packing kits that can give you whatever you need for packing your home.

     

    You can, sometimes, find full service movers that include anything and everything under the umbrella of what their average costs may be otherwise. You will have to talk to a company that advertises as a full service mover in order to make sure that you won’t have to pay extra fees for any such things.

     

    Is it a National or Local Company?

     

    National companies don’t only offer local services; they have will often have cross-country movers on their staff and that’s the majority of what they do. That being said, there are multiple van lines out there that have national reach, who will offer a truck rental. Sometimes, a truck rental will end up being a cheaper way to get things done, because you can do it on your own.

     

    If it’s a company that has been founded locally and that is only found in your local area, then the chances are high that it’s a company that focuses on local moves. In those cases, you may end up paying a little more than if you worked with a national company, but you can ensure that you get that hometown feel that you’re likely looking for in that regard.

     

    Either way, you’re sure to find great companies in your local area that can help you to sort things out. On top of that, you can make sure that your local move is able to be executed properly and for an affordable price, which makes the effort you put into your search worth it.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    1. Would it be cheaper to do it myself?

     

    Some people insist on renting a moving truck so that they can save money, but the fact is, the cost (and time) involved is not going to be that much different. You’ll have to take care of a lot of details and make sure that you don’t miss out on anything when renting a truck yourself.

     

    More often than not, you don’t have to deal with quite as many logistics if you choose to hire a moving company instead.

     

    1. Can I just fly or take a train or bus to my new home?

     

    If you don’t have a lot of items that you plan on taking with you, then you may just be looking to load things up and go on your way. You can totally do that – how much you’ll spend depends on the size of what you’re taking with you.

     

    You can ship some items, take other items in suitcases, and even leave some in a storage unit until you’re ready to get them. Work with friends and family members in your current area to see what you can do to make your move cheaper and less of a hassle.

     

    Last Thoughts

     

    Putting together your budget and working out what may be necessary in order to stay ahead of everything can be essential. Take some time to do your research and see just how much you could potentially pay when you’re looking to sort out the cost of a cross country move.

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    The whole process of moving to a new place can seem overwhelming and stressful, especially when you’re picking up your life and moving it elsewhere. When you’re getting ready for a big move, you are going to find that there are a lot of different things that you need to think about.

     

    One of the biggest concerns is that, now with the internet, there are a lot of ways that you can get scammed by “moving companies” that are not legitimate. These scammers come in a number of varieties, so how are you supposed to know who is actually going to take care of your move and who is just looking for your money?

     

    While there’s no absolute, surefire way to know what companies are legitimate and which ones are not, there are definitely some indicators that can give you a heads up.

     

    Here are 8 of the things that you’re going to want to consider when you’re trying to determine whether or not you’re dealing with a scam company.

     

    Smart Tips for Avoiding Moving Scams:

     

    1. Keep an Eye Out for Fake Credentials

     

    There are not a lot of credentials out there when you start looking at moving and storage options for your big move. Many times, scam companies will make up credentials to make themselves sound legitimate.

     

    In short, there are two credentials that you want to look for when you’re looking for legit companies: the American Moving and Storage Association and Better Business Bureau. If the company has high ratings and/or certifications from these entities, then they are definitely legitimate and you can go with them for your move.

     

    2. Talk with Friends and Family Members About Who They’ve Used

     

    One of the best ways to avoid scams is to talk to others about what companies that they have used for moving services in the past. Many people will tell you about their thoughts regarding the moving companies that they have used, chatting with you about what they liked, what they didn’t like and how they wanted to try and accomplish their goals. You can hear about the options that will work best and help you to make some solid choices.

     

    3. Use a Reputable Website to Connect with Moving Professionals

     

    When you use a reputable site like iMoving.com, you will find that there are a lot of pluses to the whole thing. One of the best things is that these reputable sites put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that the companies that they recommend are legitimate companies that do what they say that they are going to do.

     

    There is so much that needs to be done during a move, and everyone has different needs. So, if you use a reputable website, you can actually look at everything that is available, seek out what you need to get and make sure that, in the long run, you’re going to get some solid value and that you’re with a good company. 

     

    4. Be Concerned If the Cost of Moving is Way Off of the Mark

     

    Moving is a pretty pricey thing. Local moves can be relatively cheap – a couple hundred dollars will usually cover everything that needs to be taken care of. But, long distance moves definitely cost a lot more – estimates average somewhere between $1200 and $1800 depending on where you are moving, what you’re moving and how long it’s going to take to deal with everything.

     

    If a company lowballs the cost –for example, saying that a cross country move is only going to cost a couple hundred dollars – you definitely want to avoid them because they’re likely just looking to get some money out of you without doing the work. Also keep an eye out for overestimates as well.

     

    5. Don’t Agree to an Unusually Large Deposit for Your Move

     

    While many moving companies will require some sort of deposit, it’s usually no more than 5% of the initial move estimate – almost all of the companies that we at iMoving.com work with only require a small deposit in order to hold your date and do what they need in order to get you scheduled as needed.

     

    Talk with the company about your deposit and make sure that it seems like a fair number. You should be especially concerned if you see that they want the entire move as a deposit, or even half of the estimate – steer clear and go with a more reputable company in order to get everything worked out.

     

    6. Watch Out If The Contract is Incomplete or Doesn’t Make Sense

     

    Many times, moving companies that are not legitimate will send you a blank document, or one that doesn’t make a lot of sense in relation to the move that you have been considering. If so, then you may be looking at just another scam - they probably threw it together hoping that people wouldn’t read it and wouldn’t pay attention. Be sure that you look the entire thing over and see what they’re saying in the contract before making any sort of decision.

     

    7. Does the Company Have a Name or Do They Go By a Generic Name?

     

    What’s in a name? A lot, especially if you’re looking at a moving company. If they only appear to be called “movers” or “moving company” without any other sort of name, it’s likely that they are a scam.

     

    You want to be sure that you are able to look the company up, by name, so that you can see ratings and such. If you can’t find them on the web or via any other fashion, then they should also be something that you are going to want to avoid. It makes more sense and you can know that you aren’t going to lose money on whatever you’re trying to do.

     

    8. If They Don’t Offer to do an In-House Estimate, Steer Clear

     

    Moving companies will, more often than not, offer to do an in-home estimate for your move, especially if it’s a long distance move. If they don’t offer at first, be sure that you say something. If they refuse, say it’s not necessary, or just tell you that it’ll be a number or flat rate, then you may want to avoid hiring them. Not only could it be a scam, but you don’t want to get low-balled (like we mentioned above) or end up paying too much after you were told a certain estimate.

     

    Be sure to have a mover them come in and take a look, especially with a long distance move, so that you can get a true estimate of how much that you’re going to have to spend in order to make sure that your move goes as you plan it to.

     

    Above all else, do your research. We have plenty of suggestions here at iMoving.com, and we can help you to find the legitimate, trustworthy moving companies that can assist you with everything that you may need here.

     

    Look around as much as you can so that you can learn as much as possible and, when you work out what is necessary here, you can figure out the details and know that you’ve got some options that will make sense for what you need to do and how you want to get ahead of everything.

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