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Chicago is amazing! You’re going to have a great time and the food is to die for. A city as big as Chicago comes with an overwhelming number of options for food, music, late-night fun, and, you guessed it, moving companies.  

 

Finding moving companies in Chicago will be as hard as you make it. You can:

 

1. Do-it-yourself. You’ll be exhausted and risk being hounded by local Chicago movers giving you quotes for the next year

 

2. Use a moving broker and worry about whether you’re getting the best price available

 

3. Use iMoving and save time, money and sanity

 

iMoving keeps you in control of your move by removing the uncertainty of moving prices and putting every resource you need at your fingertips.

 

After entering the details of your move into our site, you’ll instantly see licensed, professional Chicago movers, user recommendations and reviews. Any final quotes you obtain through iMoving are fixed and your money is 100% protected. You’ll get a full refund if something goes wrong during your move.

 

We only work with the best Chicago moving companies and no matter which you choose to hire, you’ll be in safe hands because iMoving will be involved in every step of the process. How’s that for peace of mind.

 

Moving Services in Chicago

 

The basics of relocating to a new place, whether it’s across the country or across the street, don’t really change. You pack your belongings, transport them and place them in the new location. Offered by almost every moving company, including those iMoving works with, these services are pretty straight forward.

 

  • Boxes & Supplies: It’s so natural to panic about where to get moving materials like boxes, tape, and scissors from that it’s easy to forget moving companies can provide you with everything you need to pack your items safely and securely. You’ll have more options to choose from and don’t have to worry about things being out of stock.

 

  • Packing Services: Great for when you don’t have time to pack (or unpack) yourself or if you have precious items that need to be safely disassembled and wrapped up tightly, packing services save you time and energy. Chicago moving companies will pack as much or as little as you need. It’s completely up to you!

 

  • Storage: Downsizing can be more stressful than moving! If you’re not ready to part with items but also don’t have space for them, moving companies offer both long and short term storage. This is also a good option if you have to move out quickly and are between homes before you can move.

 

Moving becomes a bit more nuanced and complex depending on the type of move you’re doing. Moving across the street is much easier than moving across the country, and it’s important to understand how the services you need will affect the cost of relocating to Chicago. What kind of Chicago moving company do you need?

 

  • Local Moving: There’s less stress, preparation, time and money involved when moving from one Chicago residence to another. The moving process takes no longer than a day and is much easier. Dare we say fun? We won’t go that far, but seeing your belongings in your new home/apt the same day is nice.  

 

  • Long-Distance Moving: Interstate moves require much more time, effort and, in our experience, headaches. If you need a long-distance Chicago moving company, make sure they are licensed to transport your things across state lines and can deliver your life’s belongings safely. iMoving’s network of movers will inspire confidence in times like this.

 

  • Business Services: This one can be tricky and in the wrong hands a nightmare. Trust between you and the moving company is paramount when transporting your business’s furniture, expensive equipment or sensitive information. In the right hands, however, a company should be able to not only get the job done but also reduce employee downtime.

 

Before Hiring a Moving Company in Chicago, Consider These Things First

 

There are a million reasons to move to Chicago and only a few of them involve deep dish pizza and Cubs games. The Windy City has already lured you in with its beautiful architecture and the allure of Mag Mile shopping, so make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible by keeping a few things in mind before booking that moving company.

 

Time of year to relocate

 

If you are moving to a residential street in a smaller neighborhood, you should know block parties are a common occurrence. In the spring and summer, neighborhoods get out and close their streets off to eat, play music and have fun. Your landlord will be able to tell you if your block has one or not.

 

The temperatures in Chicago can fall pretty low, making for a trying move in the winter. You’ll also really want to keep in mind the fact that blizzards are a normal part of Chicago winters. Moving in a blizzard is not how you want to start off!

 

Do you really need to move your car?

 

If you think a car is necessary, think again. Besides the cost of bringing a car along, it will cost even more in parking tickets or to hold a parking permit on your street. Finding parking can often be a nightmare and is expensive. You will also deal with some of the worst traffic in the country. Alternative transportation includes:

 

  • The “L” is Chicago’s public transportation train system. It is reliable, runs throughout the entire city (even into some suburbs) and runs late into the early morning. Moving by train is $2.25 for a one-way trip and $2.50 for a transfer. You can ride 2 additional buses or trains for a total of 3 rides with a transfer.

 

  • The Pedway: a walkway system of overhead bridges and underground tunnels that connect 40+ blocks in the Central Business District.

 

  • Bike/Divvy: There are protected bike lanes (more than 200 miles) and there are no throngs of people to weave through or hills to battle against. Biking is so popular, Divvy, a bike-sharing company, launched bike rental stations throughout the city.

 

  • Cabs: they are outside and can be flagged down at all times of the day

 

  • Uber/Lyft: ride-sharing is very popular and can reduce the cost of travel

 

It’s understandable to want to bring your car along, just think it over carefully.

 

Get at least 3 different estimates…then ask questions

 

With so many options to choose from, going with the first company you hear back from or the cheapest company could be a mistake. Is your quote hourly? Or does it cover the entire move? You want to take the time to do your homework. It’s easy to overlook the details and some companies are counting on it.

 

Compare companies based on their prices, reviews and mission statements. Failing to research your moving company can jeopardize your move.

 

Transparency is key when searching for a moving company. iMoving has all your quotes in one, easily accessible place and reduces the risk of your money being taken or you being cheated. You’ll be able to quickly see what your options are and what fits your budget. Our movers are the type of professionals that value your things as much as you do.

 

Common Questions When Searching for Chicago Moving Companies

 

Here at iMoving, we live and breathe all things moving related, so we understand just how frustrating moving can be. Though it can be stressful, don’t forget how exciting and thrilling a new start in a new place is either! Browse some of the most common questions and concerns we’ve come across and prepared yourself for your upcoming adventure!

 

1. When is the best time to move to Chicago?

 

The summer months tend to be the busiest time for moving companies. But it’s more important than you think about every factor when deciding on when you should move.

 

If you avoid the wintertime, in general, you should be fine. You’ll want to avoid any kind of extreme weather or circumstances that increase the stress of your move. It’s stressful enough as it!

 

2. When should I begin my search for a moving company?

 

You should start as soon as possible. A common mistake people make is not giving themselves enough time to prepare for a move and doing things on a whim is not the way to go for something of this magnitude, especially if you are moving from another state.

 

Most moving companies prefer 6 – 8 weeks’ notice for a move to allow them enough time to make sure they can fully accommodate your move.

 

3. Can I bring plants into Chicago?

 

Most moving companies won’t take your plants because of the stress and heat of being inside the trailer can kill them. You may be better off driving them in your personal vehicle (if you have one) or buying new plants once you’ve settled into your Chicago home.

 

Be sure to check the Illinois Department of Agriculture to look up state guidelines for the type of plants you’re trying to bring with you. They may not be allowed to cross state lines at all.

 

This is another reason moving companies often don’t take plants: they can be a regulation nightmare.

 

4. What should I do if I need to add/remove an item to be moved?

 

If you need to make a change, contact the person who has been coordinating your move. They are typically able to help you with any changes or updates you need to make to your original plan and quote.

 

5. Is a deposit required before my move?

 

Most professional movers will not ask you to pay anything upfront. If they do, it is usually a very tiny “good faith” deposit.

 

If you are asked to deposit a large amount of money in order to secure your move dates or to receive prompt service, finding another mover is advisable. Only scam movers ask for large deposits and attach silly reasons to it such as those mentioned above.

 

Regulations do not allow movers to require payment before your move; payment is due when the truck arrives at your new residence. These laws are designed to protect you, the customer, because if you pay ahead of time, movers may feel less of a need to transport your things safely and on schedule.

 

Ways to Save Money on Your Move

 

Moving is one of those things that you know is going to cost a lot. The goal isn’t to be cheap (you want your belongings to arrive safe and sound after all), it’s to save money in smart ways.

 

They may also be slightly inconvenient. Still smart though.

 

Move when no one else wants to

 

Peak moves happen in the summer, over the weekends and anytime most of the country is on a break. But you don’t have to be like everyone else. By being flexible, you can avoid the higher costs associated with high-demand moving seasons.

 

Try moving in the fall or winter. If you’re moving to a mild climate, it doesn’t make much of a difference anyway. For places like Chicago, get a good pair of gloves ready. You’ll be able to afford them with all the money you’ve saved.

 

Get free packing materials

 

Boxes and bubble wrap can run your costs up pretty quickly. Instead of paying for boxes, ask local convenience stores for theirs. Be on the lookout for discarded boxes in alleys or outside of homes that are in good enough condition to simply be taped back together. Other places that are usually happy to give you’re their boxes include grocery stores and restaurants.

 

Why not use your clothes as bubble wrap? Your clothes need to get packed away anyway so make them do some work! If you have dainty, fine items, wrap them in your thickest winter sweaters and blankets. You can also use newspaper to wrap things like vases, plates, and glasses.

 

Purge

 

Though no one’s favorite thing to do, most people can admit they aren’t using everything they have in their homes. From too many hair curlers to pillows that have sat unused for years, moving is the perfect time for an honest assessment of what matters enough to take with you to the next place. Movers often charge you by the pound, so it’s almost a waste of time and money to pack things, like that old clown lamp, you know you don’t want or need.

 

Label your boxes

 

Hear us out here! Most people don’t label their boxes and when the time comes to find something, they have no idea where it is. After the stress of moving, how many people are really going to dig through boxes they’re tired of looking at to find something? Not many. What they’re going to do is go to the store and get it instead.

 

To avoid double purchases, simply label your boxes with a marker or stickers so you know what is a kitchen, bath, and bedroom. This will make life so much easier.

 

Pack smart

 

The first thing we will say is to actually schedule a time to pack. Often people do it last minute, making an already terribly un-fun activity much worse. Packing smart means:

  • Stacking your dishes vertically, as they tend to break horizontally
  • Grouping clothes on hangers into putting them into trash bags
  • Using saran wrap to keep unsecure lids from spilling product

Giving yourself the proper amount of time to pack ensures you won’t have to repurchase items that were damaged, lost or forgotten during the move.

 

Tying It All Up With a Bow

 

Moving to any city is exciting, but moving to Chicago comes with a few more things to consider before getting there. By taking the time to research companies, a reliable Chicago moving company will be able to help you make the move at a reasonable price.

 

iMoving wants to help you on this new adventure by simplifying your moving process and getting you the best price available. Moving is a pain, but with us, it becomes just another thing you’ve checked off your list. You will not have that feeling on moving alone because we will be there with you.

 

We hope you are ready for Chicago and all the fun it will bring!

 

Where to Hire Appliance Movers? | iMoving

Equal parts exciting, nerve-wracking, stress-inducing, as well as being physically and mentally exhausting all at the same time, moving is no picnic. This is especially true when you begin to take into account all the things you have to take with you.

 

Furniture, clothing, beds, personal belongings, knick-knacks, we all gather a lot of stuff as we live our lives. We don’t think too much about it until the time comes to assess exactly how much stuff we actually have. If you’re looking at your stuff for the first time, you might be realizing just how many things we actually accumulate.

 

One very important thing you may plan on taking with you is your appliances - your refrigerator, dishwasher, and the like. Moving appliances is no small undertaking, and unless you have a lot of help, you may need to call in the professionals. Depending on your moving situation, calling in the help of local or cross country movers will be the first thing you should do.

 

If this is your first time moving, you may be wondering how you go about actually finding the best moving companies to help you get your appliances moved. To make sure you’re up to speed, let’s walk you through a few tips that you can use to help you find the best movers for you.

 

Think About the Distance of Your Planned Move

 

When moving, the first thing to think about when it comes to choosing companies to help you move your appliances is the overall distance of your move.

 

  1. Are you moving locally?

 

Is your move going to be in the same town, a few towns over, or in the same state? If so, you will want to choose between local moving companies.

 

  1. Are you moving long distance?

 

If you’re moving out of state, you’re going to want to look at long distance moving companies to help you facilitate your move.

 

Think About Other Services You May Require

 

Are there any other services you might need help with? If you’re planning to use a moving company to help you move your appliances, then one of the main services you should be looking for in moving companies is loading and unloading services. These services are for people who may need help getting heavier equipment on the moving truck, since they may not be able to do it themselves.

 

The biggest majority of moving companies offer a host of other services that you could take advantage of during your move, too. These include services like:

 

  • Whole home packing: This is a service to help you pack up the contents of your home, without you having to even lift a finger.

 

  • Special handling services: This service is for the safe handling of unique items like family heirlooms or antique furniture.

 

  • Storage services: Many moving companies also offer storage facilities to use anytime during or even after your move. This can come in handy for people who are moving a lot of things and need to make more than one trip.

 

Sort Through Movers

 

When you’re ready to begin sorting through potential movers, then you’ll have a few different things to keep in mind. Here are some ways you can easily identify the best moving companies:

 

  • Read as much as you can about the company online

 

The internet is going to be your best friend when it comes to finding moving companies. Read about them on their website, make sure you check out any online reviews from previous customers, and more. Companies with plenty of great reviews on business review websites or on social media pages are usually good bets to work with.

 

  • Ensure the moving company is properly licensed

 

Don’t be afraid to ask a moving company for proof of licensing and proper insurance if it isn’t readily available online. If a moving company doesn’t want to provide this information, then they may not even have it.

 

  • Always get more than one quote

 

When getting price estimates from different moving companies, always try your best to get more than one quote from different movers in your area. If you have more than one estimate to work with, you will be able to choose the best price for your budget when the time to move finally rolls around.

 

Make Sure You’re Aware of Additional Fees

 

Moving your furniture takes a lot of labor and tools. When you are getting in touch with moving companies, make sure you inquire about any potential additional fees when you get your projected estimate. You want to make sure every penny and fee is accounted for so you know which moving company will work best with your budget.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Moving your appliances isn’t just any small feat. It can especially be a confusing undertaking for someone who has never done it before, and you may have a few questions on your mind. Check out some of these common appliance moving questions and see if yours has already been answered.

 

  1. How do I get my appliances ready for moving?

 

To make sure your appliances are ready to be moved, make sure they are cleaned thoroughly prior to the move, and unplugged. Refrigerators will need to be defrosted before being moved. Loose parts should be disassembled and stored away.

 

  1. Should I get a separate moving company for my appliances?

 

It’s not necessary to get multiple movers. If you’re already hiring a full service moving company anyway, then they would be able to help you move your appliances, along with the rest of your stuff.

 

  1. Do I need to purchase extra insurance before moving appliances?

 

Not usually, as most moving services already have their own insurance policies, and your homeowner’s insurance may even cover your appliances during the move, too. If you aren’t sure on some of the particulars, then you can always check before your move.

 

Moving Your Appliances Can Be Easy

 

Moving your appliances doesn’t have to be difficult. With the help of a great moving company, you can have your appliances and all of your other stuff moved for you, without you ever even having to lift a finger, if you so choose.

 

When you choose the right moving company for the job, the rest of your move seems to just fall right into place.

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    If you are planning a move in the near future, you are going to want to bring your hot tub with you. For that reason, we have compiled some tips on the best and easiest ways for you to safely move a hot tub to your new home. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone, as there are plenty of nationwide relocation services that will be more than happy to help you get your hot tub moved to your new location.

     

    With all of that said, let’s look at some a few questions asked by people who are moving hot tubs, and address them in detail. You’ll find plenty of valuable information here that will assist you when the time comes to move your hot tub to your new home, so you can continue enjoying it whether you’re by yourself, your partner, or friends and family.

     

    Can you put a hot tub on its side to move it?

     

    It is relatively easy to move a hot tub with a truck, a trailer, and the help of some of your buddies. It is best maneuvered around when the hot tub is turned on its side. It is completely safe to move a hot tub like this so long as the folks moving it are careful and take precautions. Here are a few things you can do to move your hot tub safely on its side.

     

    • Get prepared. Under your hot tub, there exist many wires and lines for plumbing. Damaging these could hurt the operation of your entire hot tub, so you will want to make sure that they all stay secured. Bundling them up together and storing them somewhere separate is a good idea so that the hot tub is empty and freely able to be moved to its side.

     

    • It is heavy. Don’t forget, your hot tub is not going to be something light that you will be able to just pick up and move with ease. A hot tub can weigh more than 800 pounds, you’re going to want to keep that in mind and make sure you have the necessary precautions in place. Make sure an adult is at each corner of the hot tub to help handle the lifting, having everyone lift up the tub and then gently placing it on its side.

     

    • Moving it. The moving process for hot tubs is not a difficult one, but just a matter of simple coordination and good planning. After the hot tub is on its side, it is time to move it. You can put a few two by four boards under the side of your hot tub to keep it from being damaged when you are pushing it along on the appliance dolly. Secure the hot tub to the dolly, and ensure you have measured any entrances or exits in advance so you will know that the hot tub is going to fit through.

     

    • Be safe! It is important to remember to take the proper safety precautions when moving your hot tub. It isn’t light, so remember to do the proper lifting to avoid knee and back problems. If you’re not properly attentive to the task when moving the hot tub, you run the risk of injuring yourself, other people, or the hot tub, so make sure you are careful and communicate with the people helping you. Take as many breaks as you need so you don’t overexert yourself.

     

    How do you drain a hot tub with a garden hose?

     

    Before moving your hot tub, you’re obviously going to have to ensure that there is no water in it. It is definitely possible to drain your hot tub with a garden hose, and we’re going to show you some easy steps to get on the path to making sure your hot tub is nice and drained for when the time comes to move it to its new home.

     

    Step 1. Put the end of the hose into the tub, straight into the water. Turn on the hose until there are no bubbles and water coming from the end of it.

     

    Step 2. Turn off the hose and disconnect it from your faucet. Crimping the hose and taking it to the lowest point in the yard, allow the water to pour out of the hose by gravity. Easy enough.

     

    Step 3. Going back to the hot tub, you’ll want to make sure the garden hose stays at the bottom of the tub until the level of the water drops more. You can position the end of the hose to the lowest point of the tub when the water is almost drained. This will allow the remainder of the water to be sucked out.

     

    How much does it cost to move a hot tub?

     

    If you think you’d rather have a professional moving company handle moving your hot tub instead of worrying about doing it yourself, there are plenty of companies to choose from. If you’re going to go this route, you will, of course, want to know what you’ll be paying for the privilege.

     

    The average price in the United States for moving a hot tub professionally is anywhere in the range of $280 to $300. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that the professional movers have the equipment, skills, and knowledge necessary to move your hot tub safely and easily, taking the worry and the stress off of you and helping you get your hot tub to your new home.

     

    A few things can affect the final cost of moving your hot tub. Some of these could include the size of the hot tub, how far the tub is going, whether it needs to be moved up or downstairs, and additional services such as disposal of an older tub or removing or installing the tub’s wiring.

     

    It doesn’t matter what size your hot tub is, professional movers will know exactly what to do. If you’re thinking of having your hot tub moved professionally and not having to worry about dealing with it yourself, get in touch with one of your local hot tub moving companies today by giving them a call, and most will be happy to come out and take a look at your hot tub, ask a few questions about the move, and give you an estimate.

     

    How do you transport a hot tub in a truck?

     

    If you’ve never moved a hot tub yourself, you may be overwhelmed and not sure which processes to follow. Don’t worry, this is entirely normal. Luckily for you, we have gotten together some information you will need to follow to make sure you are moving your hot tub safely and efficiently.

     

    You want to make sure you do the job safely so you don’t get hurt, as well as so you don’t damage your hot tub. This way, you’ll be able to keep using it for a long time after the move.

     

    Moving a hot tub can be a bit of a challenge. After all, they can weigh up to 900 pounds without water in them. When you add water to the hot tub, it can weigh up to a whopping 6000 pounds. That is no joke of weight to be messing with, so you want to make sure you do everything right.

     

    If having a professional moving company handle this job is out of the question for you, follow these steps to make moving your hot tub on a truck safer and easier on you.

     

    1. Gather your supplies. You’ll want to make sure you have all your moving supplies ahead of time. You should have moving straps, appliance dollies, large pieces of plywood, and some cleaning supplies. You can find most of these items at a store like Home Depot or Lowe’s.

     

    1. Reserve a moving truck. Not just any regular truck can handle hauling a hot tub. You’ll want to make sure you have at least a 15-foot truck to rent. Reserve it for a day ahead of your move so you can comfortably load it up. One of the most popular truck rental solutions is U-Haul.

     

    1. Find some help. You won’t be achieving the mammoth task of moving a hot tub on your own--so gather some friends. You’ll want at minimum three friends helping you out, this way four people can move the tub, one on each of its corners.

     

    1. Disconnect and drain the tub. This one shouldn’t come as a surprise, but you won’t be able to move the hot tub if it’s full of water.

     

    1. Plan your route and load up the tub. Know where you’re going with your hot tub and assess any potential obstacles that might get in your way ahead of time, such as fences, outdoor furniture, and others. Knowing this will help you decide where to position the moving truck. The final step is to utilize your dollies and plywood to load up the truck.

     

    We can help you get it done

     

    When you’re looking for the perfect solution to moving your hot tub professionally, look no further than iMoving. We have assembled a network of some of the best professional moving companies around, and they are properly equipped and certified to move your hot tub with ease, saving you the stress and the hassle! If you’re ready to get your hot tub moved, give iMoving a visit today to see what we can do for you.

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