E-Z Movers, a professional full-service Skokie moving company providing moving services to Naperville, Chicago and other local and long-distance customers, is dedicated to helping you experience hassle-free, cost-effective moves. Here’s what you should know to make your local move smooth and EZ!
1. Use a reliable moving company
The movers you hire should be experienced and familiar with the area.
2. Work with certified movers
The American Moving and Storage Association recommends using a certified ProMover to avoid being ripped off by a moving company.
3. Ask questions
If you’re unsure of anything about the moving process, your mover should be willing to answer all your questions.
4. Do a household purge
Before you start packing, go through your household and get rid of everything you don’t need—hold a garage sale to unload excess items, and trash or donate the rest.
5. Inventory carefully
Be sure to make a detailed inventory list of your belongings, and have copies for both yourself and the movers.
6. Pack professionally
Improper packing techniques are the number one cause of damage during a move. Use professional grade packing supplies and proper packing strategies for your local move.
7. Schedule shutoffs
Remember to schedule your utilities and services to turn off at your old place once you’re done moving.
8. Prepare your new home
You’ll also need to have utilities and services to be turned on at your new place prior to moving day.
9. Transporting pets / plants
Arrange to move your plants and pets to your new home yourself, as moving companies can’t handle live cargo.
10. Keep a “right-away” box
Separate any items you and your family will need immediately when you move, and transport them in your car rather than the moving truck.