Archive for the ‘Movers’ Category

Chicago has hundreds of different moving companies advertising all different kinds of services.  When choosing a Chicago moving company, there are many different factors to consider.  First of all you will need to ascertain which type of movers you will require depending on how far you are traveling.  Some companies offer an overseas service while others will only take you as far as Illinois so be sure to do some research.  Luckily the internet has made it easier than ever for us to find out exactly what each company offers and you can even compare reviews on different companies.

Another great way to find a reliable company is to talk with friends and neighbors to see if they have had a good experience with a certain company.  Once you have a list of possibilities it is a good idea to give each one a call and enquire as to how long they have been operating and if they are licensed for interstate travel should you need to leave the state.  You can also check with transport services to ensure your chosen company is licensed and regulated.

Once you have made all the necessary checks and enquiries, you can begin receiving estimates from different companies.  Many companies will offer free estimates and be sure to watch out for hidden costs such as packing material, assembling furniture and preparing appliances.  It is also vital to ensure your estimate is binding so extra costs cannot be added on later.  It may be worth contacting the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association as they can recommend a mover who is a member of their group.  By choosing a company through them you will be assured of a quality service, but as they only list their own members you may miss out on a cheaper deal with an independent company.