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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.

 

5 Things to Know About Moving to Seattle

For many people, moving to Washington State is a life goal. Living in Seattle offers a lot of unique opportunities and there are all sorts of things that you can do with your education, career, social life, culture, and more.

 

Before you call the best interstate moving companies to come and help you with your long-distance move, you want to be sure that you have a solid handle on what it is that Seattle has to offer. Here is a quick look at 5 things you need to know before moving to Seattle.

 

  1. The Cost of Living is Constantly Increasing

 

Seattle is the largest city in the entire state, and the urban sprawl just keeps extending past its humble beginnings. Due to the ever-increasing radius of the city, the cost of living has also started to increase. Taxes have gotten higher and the “supply and demand” issues are similar to what we’re seeing in cities like San Francisco. So, if you’re thinking about moving to Seattle, you want to be sure that it will work for your budget.

 

  1. Need a Public Transportation Pass of Some Type

 

The light rail is the main form of transportation if you’re living in or around Seattle. And, since traffic gets overwhelmingly busy, it’s essential that residents get some sort of pass. The Puget Sound transportation passes (called the ORCA pass – “One Regional Card for All”) cover all transportation in and around Seattle, including the Light Rail system.

 

The good news is, the public transportation takes you all over the Emerald City; you can typically get anywhere around Lake Washington effortlessly. Other popular locations on the Light Rail include Discovery Park, Capitol Hill, and Pike Place Market. In short, if you want to go somewhere, you can likely get there with the help of the Light Rail system.

 

  1. Lots and Lots of Rain (and Other Climate Considerations).

 

Rain is life in Washington and its neighbor, Oregon. For much of the year, you’re going to be seeing dreary days and nights, and the temperature is fairly moderate. Snow is common during the winter months, but it’s rare that you see much more than a couple of inches at a time.

 

If you’re really into snow, then be sure that you take some time to go visit Mount Rainier with your family. They claim that there are, on average, 121 days of snow every year. They measure snow year-round, and have about 670 inches of snow every single year. It is part of a massive National Park, and you can go to the top as long as the weather is good and the conditions are safe.

 

  1. Coffee is a Big Part of Life in Seattle

 

If you live in Seattle, then you are going to be someone that really enjoys coffee and what it has to offer. Not only is it a center for coffee roasting and supply chain management, but there are all sorts of things that you can find throughout the city involving coffee. Most people in the city are coffee enthusiasts, even if they didn’t start out that way in the beginning.

 

With dozens of coffee houses and all sorts of innovation involved with coffee, it’s not surprising that “coffee” and “Seattle” are almost synonyms. The most famous coffee place in Seattle is Starbucks. But, Starbucks is definitely not alone - companies like Seattle Coffee works, Fonte Coffee Roasters, Tully’s Coffee, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and a number of other options are also there.

 

  1. You Want to Compare Neighborhoods Before Moving There

 

Some people want to live in downtown Seattle; others want to stay around the more suburban areas. Take some time to do some research on all of the different parts of the Seattle Metro area. Some of them will cost more than others; some of them have more housing available than is necessary. All of them have access to the aforementioned public transportation, and much of Seattle is safe. So, it’s about your budget and what it is that you would like to have access to.

 

Look at what Seattle has to offer for you and your family. Many people are discovering that this entire region of Washington is a lovely place to live and to raise a family. It takes some time to really see how you can make it a new place for your family, but if you know what you’re getting into, you can sort it out. Seattle can be an amazing place to start a career and to live the best life possible.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Should I move to Seattle or Portland?

 

If you like the weather and you have a job prospect in either city, you definitely want to consider it. There aren’t a lot of differences between the two in terms of culture and climate. But, technology jobs abound in Seattle; Portland is more of the “build your own path” careers, so it all depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it. These cities are both excellent options for individuals who believe the west coast is in their future.

 

  1. How much can I expect to pay for a cross country move to Seattle?

 

A cross country move could cost anywhere up to $5,000, depending on a variety of factors. Long distance movers use the size of your home and the distance from your starting point to your endpoint in order to determine how much you’re going to pay. So, the fewer items you bring, the better.

 

  1. What industries are best represented in Seattle?

 

As mentioned above, technology jobs are a big part of what you’re going to see in and around the Seattle area. News outlets like the Seattle Times are always looking for journalists, as well.  Medical fields are also common, including biotechnology, genomics, engineering, bioinformatics, and more at the University of Washington and other research facilities. As mentioned above, the coffee industry is also a massive part of the city, and thousands of residents work in the coffee roasting and sales industries.

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    Getting organized for moving day takes a lot of time and effort, and you want to be sure that you have everything in order. Obviously, you need to have your movers scheduled and start packing up your home. But, what about all of the little things that need to be done? Do you have the small details in order, yet?

     

    Many people don’t realize that utilities need to be part of their moving checklist from the beginning and that they should be taken care of pretty early on. Here are some of the things that you need to keep in mind when you’re moving utilities during the moving process.

     

    Sort Out What Needs to be Turned Off and What Services Can Move With You in Advance

     

    As you get started with the process of moving, you want to do some research and contact your utility companies to see what they have to say about the process. In many cases, you’ll just need to schedule your final bills to get a final meter reading and be done with it.

     

    If you’re going to be transferring utilities, then you’ll provide them with your new address. They will add that address to your file. Then, they will schedule when you need to turn off your current utilities and when the utilities at your new home will be turned on (or put into your name, depending on the situation).

     

    Connect with the City to See About Starting a Water/Sewer/Trash Account

     

    Taking the time to set up utilities before moving into a city or town that takes care of such things for you will take a little effort. Many towns and cities have a central system of plumbing that goes underneath the city. The city or town is in charge of caring for this system. So, if a water pipe bursts on your street, the city or town will come to repair it.

     

    In those cases, you also likely have a municipal trash route that you live on, and you’ll have a trash can from your locality. Garbage will be picked up on a particular day. There are even some municipalities that will have recycling bins available, either on the same day or a different one.

     

    Water, sewer, and trash are typically under one bill. So, when you sign up for an account and put it under your name, the city will have a minimum cost that you’re working with. If you go over a certain threshold of water use, you may go to a different bracket where you will have to pay a bit more.

     

    If you live in a rural area, it’s likely that you have some sort of septic system (instead of being connected to the main sewer line) and/or water well (instead of being connected to the main water line). These will be set up and ready to go when you move into your new place. You are also unlikely to have a trash system and may have to take your trash to the dump. In those instances, you won’t have to set up those utilities or pay extra for them.

     

    Do You Have a Homeowners’ Association?

     

    When you move into a neighborhood, you will learn whether or not you’re going to be affiliated with a Homeowners’ Association, or HOA. These are often “governing bodies” that help keep the neighborhood looking nice and ensuring that it’s safe.

     

    In some cases, they will also be responsible for paying one large collective bill to the town or city you reside in. Your dues will then help pay for water, sewer, gas, and electricity. Your real estate agent can give you a better idea as to whether or not an HOA is in the neighborhood you’re looking at and how much you could expect to pay in monthly or yearly dues.

     

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    Make sure that you have your account numbers and other pertinent information available, and then either sign onto your online account or connect directly with service professionals. Give them your new address and make sure that everything is updated with it. This includes checks and cards you may be using for payments and any other addresses associated with the card. 

     

    There are a lot of different things that you need to have in order before you get your move sorted out, and your utilities are absolutely essential in that case. If you start the process as you can, you’ll find that it’s much easier to accomplish your goals. You won’t have to worry about whether or not utilities have been turned on and you can stay ahead of problems.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Why would I be able to move some utilities with me?

     

    Depending on where you are and where you’re headed, utility service or two may be the same in both areas. So, many utility companies will have something in a place where you can just keep your account but use it with a different meter at a different address.

     

    Can I move my electric meter?

     

    No, it is illegal to move your electric meter on your own, and it’s also very dangerous. But, if you’d like to take your electric meter with you (in instances where you purchased a smart meter and other reasons), you can talk to your utility and they can assist you.

     

    What type of heat is best?

     

    Electric is often the most expensive, but the most convenient. The most common is natural gas, and you can also have a fireplace, woodstove, or coal stove to keep your home warm. The type of heat that is best for you is the one that matches your lifestyle and your budget.

     

    Should I have my gas meter indoors?

     

    Probably not. If something goes wrong with your natural gas, the chance of a gas leak at your meter is incredibly high, and you don’t want that to be indoors if it happens.

     

    What utilities are absolutely essential?

     

    When you start to turn on your utilities when you move, you will be required to turn on the electricity, your form of heat, and water/sewer services. Your municipality may also include trash as a part of your water and sewer bills. Non-essentials can include internet, telephone, cable, and any other services that aren’t necessary for health and wellness.

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  • 8 Things to Look For When Trying to Avoid Moving Scams
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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.

     

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    1. Keep an Eye Out for Fake Credentials

     

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    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

     

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    If a company lowballs the cost –for example, saying that a cross country move is only going to cost a couple of 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.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    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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