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  • How to Decide What to Put in the Donation Box When Moving in Chicago

    Posted on October 16, 2017

    If you’ve ever walked around any Chicago residential neighborhoods, be in Lincoln Park or Lakeview at the end of each month, chances are you’ll see an increase in furniture, clothes, and other household items that seem in perfectly fine condition. The reason, most of the time, is that the person or people in that home […]

  • 3 Tips for Staying Safe During Your Fall Move

    Posted on October 11, 2017

    Having covered how to move during the warm late spring and in the summer months as well as during inclimate weather, fall is generally considered the best time of the year to move. With college starting up again, many individuals have leases that start in September and thus tend to get to move in cooler […]

  • How to Avoid Commonly Hidden Moving Company Fees

    Posted on October 9, 2017

    While we pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of the work we provide our customers, we’ve heard our share of horror stories from clients who had terrible experiences with other top Chicago moving companies. And alas, not all moving companies are created equal and the less you pay, the more you’re opening yourself up […]

  • How To Understand the Differences Between Professional Movers and Moving Brokers

    Posted on October 4, 2017

    When it comes to getting your first apartment in your twenties , you may find yourself a bit confused understanding the parlance of the moving and real estate industries. One easy thing to struggle with understanding is what it means when you’re contacted by a professional moving broker versus seeking out a professional moving company. Below, we […]

  • How to Handle Moving During Bad Weather

    Posted on October 2, 2017

    September is traditionally hurricane month and this year has been no exception. Even though this might not seem a major threat to mostly landlocked Chicago, think again. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New York and the surrounding areas hard enough so that even homes well removed from the coast had to deal with significant flooding […]

  • When to Consider Moving into a Home

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    When you’re a professional living in Chicago, apartments are quite often the most convenient and affordable living option, whether you’re in your twenties and living with several roommates or in your thirties and pondering moving into that high-rise apartment you’ve always dreamed about. Nonetheless, at some point you might find yourself starting to wonder what […]

  • How To Pack Books Quickly and Easily in 3 Steps

    Posted on September 25, 2017

    While it’s easy to think that everyone simply uses a tablet or laptop to read these days, you’d be shocked by how many clients we’ve helped move their rather large book collections. After all, whether helping a client in their twenties move into their first apartment along with the books they amassed at college or […]

  • 5 Packing Tips and Shortcuts for a Time-Sensitive Move

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    Sometimes life gives you lemons and making lemonade is a luxury you just can’t quite afford. If you’ve ever found yourself having to move quickly from one living situation to another–be it due to breaking up with a significant other or your dream high-rise apartment suddenly opening up at a far cheaper price then expected–then you […]

  • How to Manage These 4 Common Moving Day Mistakes

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    We’ve all been there. You made a thorough checklist for the packing process, used a checklist tool like the one we offer, or made several if you’re managing an office move with employees. The period before a move can be quite extended as one must handle weeks if not months of looking at new places, […]

  • What to NOT Pack When Moving in Chicago

    Posted on September 11, 2017

    Considering that it’s our job, packing is something we take very seriously here at New City Moving. As one of the top professional Chicago moving companies, we’ve used our know-how to help you tackle such tricky topics as packing your most valuable items, how to pack and move prized art, and many more. But have you ever […]

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