Chicago Moving FAQs from our Top Cross Country Movers

Are you looking to move to the greater Chicago, IL area? Our cross country movers have a moving  and storageFAQ list that may help with your move.

Moving to Chicago or a nearby area in the nearby future? There are a lot of questions and facts you probably want to review. Luckily, Beltmann has rounded up some general questions past movers have had and they’ve compiled a list of facts for cross country movers to review.

What should I do to prepare for the move?

Before moving day comes around, it’s important to make sure all trash bags and items you intend to donate are out of the house. This ensures that they doesn’t accidentally get packed away with your other things.

It’s advisable to have dishes and clothes cleaned and also completely dried so they’re ready to pack. Fold or hang all of your clothes in preparation, as hired cross country movers don’t fold or hang laundry during the packing process.

What are some things I should keep handy on moving day?

Here are some items to keep handy so that you don’t have to dig through already-packed bags and boxes to use them for the actual move:

  • Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues
  • Trash bags
  • Paper plates, plastic utensils, plastic water bottles
  • Soap for hand washing
  • Granola bars and other snacks
  • All-purpose kitchen knife or pocket knife
  • Scissors (large or small, both are useful)
  • First Aid kit, just in case

What are Some Moving Day Don’ts?

Don’t forget to ask your CCR for a High-Value Inventory form, if you own any items of furniture valued over $1,000.00 per item. You may be asked for proof of value via an appraisal form.

Don’t forget to give a copy of your High-Value Inventory form to your moves so they can take extra precautions when loading and unloading these items.

Don’t forget to make sure that your mover must check to make sure items are being checked off your inventory sheet as they are unloaded from the truck. This will make it easier to find missing items and to make sure everything arrives safely in your new residence.

Don’t forget to empty all the contents of your safe. All safes must be unlocked and contents emptied prior to moving.

3. How can I save some money throughout the move?

While there are several ways to cut down on costs, we’ve listed five things you could do to make the move a little less impactful on your budget:

  1. Keep what you want. Choose what you really need or would be sad to part with for strong sentimental reasons. Reducing the amount of things makes the packing faster, less supplies are used, and less moving help is needed, cutting costs.
  2. Part with inexpensive bulk. Desks, workbenches, large shelves and other large furniture pieces can be bought relatively cheap ing the Chicago area for cross country movers. Leaving bulk saves money in the long run, as you won’t have to pay movers to get these heavier pieces packed and transported and then unpacked.
  3. Collect any deposits. This goes for renters. Make sure you get security deposits back, or make sure your rental complex has your next address so they can get it to you there.
  4. Sell some furniture. This helps cut costs and put some cash in your wallet. This can work for small end tables, unwanted bookshelves, rugs, lamps, etc.
  5. Check your home insurance policy expiration date. You may have paid in full for your policy to cover the entire year. If you’re moving you may qualify for a pro-rated refund.

Beltmann Moving and Storage of Chicago offers top-notch moving and storage services. Give our professional movers a call when you are ready to move to your next location. We are among top cross country movers who will help you arrive at your next destination with ease.