1) Make sure all important papers are in a box/or carry bag that you can transport in car to new address so easy to get to.
2) Suggest to avoid any unforeseen issues to do the same with valuables.
4) When movers arrive walk through your move with the crew leader to make sure you are on same page with moving needs.
5) When truck is loaded walk through again to make sure all was moved that needed to be moved.
6) As always any preparation you can do prior to move helps to make the move go smoother-your mover should be happy to give advice.
PACKING FOR YOUR MOVE
Packing for your upcoming move takes a bit of planning and is a bit time consuming. A good moving company that offers packing supplies and packing services is a great option but will be more costly than doing it yourself. If you choose to pack your own items ask your mover for advice on how many boxes/box sizes/packing paper/tape you may need. When you are 100%% sure you know you are moving buying supplies in advance is great idea (a couple weeks before the move). If possible start packing items you don't use much or can do without for the time being. An hour or two a day of packing will certainly help from being overwhelmed just prior to moving day. You can do this while watching TV to make it not seem like a task. When packing make sure you have a black felt tip marker to mark what is in your boxes and area of home box will need to be placed.
TIPS FOR BUYING PACKING MATERIALS:
Home Depot has new boxes at good prices but packing materials such as packing paper and tape are rather expensive. Storage facilities sell packing boxes/materials at market rate. Try looking up on the web a local moving supply company where you can buy boxes/materials at wholesale rates-when calling tell representative your mover referred you.
TIPS FOR PACKING:
When packing dishes/breakable cook ware/additional breakables make sure heavier items are packed at the bottom of the box-such as plates/larger bowls--make sure items have at least 2 or 3 layers of packing paper on them for protection--for dishes/glassware make sure to use a sturdy strong box-DO NOT LAY DISHES FLAT IN THE BOX-STAND ON END-tape bottom of box well--crumple up a few sheets of packing paper to provide cushion at the bottom of the box--for very delicate breakables use bubble wrap and/or large pieces of tissue paper(from supply store)
For packing pots and pans follow similar instructions for breakables--items do need to be wrapped to avoid scratches and to protect coatings.
For packing silverware/cutlery/misc. drawer items use a small box and packing paper or use kitchen towels @ pot holders to make layered cushions as protection.
For food items such as dry foods if open container-tape container closed and stand upright-for open containers of liquid food items make sure lids closed tight/wrap the container with packing paper and stand upright in box--mark box liquids/do not tip.
For refrigerated items try to get a cooler or two and place in coolers just prior to moving to new home if a local move--if long distance moves you will need to give any usable refrigerated items to friends/family/neighbors.
For clothing/towels/linens use medium to large boxes just laying the clothes in the boxes--most movers are fine with leaving clothes in dresser drawers if dressers are sturdy. For hanging clothes most movers will rent wardrobe cartons for local moves--for long distance moves compare costs for wardrobe carton purchase.
As "MOVERS IN CHICAGO" we at Bills Moving Services truly understand that moving is a service and customer service is our priority. We are very knowledgeable with local Chicago moving and long distance moving needs. As a service oriented "MOVING COMPANY IN CHICAGO" we are ready to go the extra mile to answer all questions that any client may have about "MOVING IN CHICAGO" I as owner have personally worked hands on as a mover/van captain for 22 years with various Moving Companies in the Chicago are in all aspects of household goods/local moving--office/commercial moving--international moving and long distance moving. We at Bills Moving Services look forward to providing a truly stress free moving experience for all our clients. We strive to be a leading "MOVING COMPANY IN CHICAGO" and the best "MOVERS IN CHICAGO"'
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT MOVER
Finding the right "MOVER IN CHICAGO" or "LONG DISTANCE MOVER" is the first step towards a successful and stress free move. In basic Google/Web searches when looking at a movers listing and or web site check to see there is relevant information about the mover such as address/phone #/web site/positive reviews/description of services offered/description of experience. When calling a "MOVER IN CHICAGO" ask questions that are important to you about your move such as availability/pricing/if you need storage/does mover provide truck and equipment/insurance questions/does mover assist in packing items/does mover wrap items with furniture pads and/or shrink wrap/does mover provide wardrobe cartons/does mover dis assemble and re assemble furniture such as beds/what is minimum hours charged as well as travel time/does mover require a deposit. Any client should feel comfortable with the conversation so was the moving representative cordial and knowledgeable.
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These men were great--they let me know when they were on the way to load my 16ft POD--They handled my stuff with care and consideration--as if it were their stuff they were wrapping and loading into the POD. They were responsive to my request to add more than i thought was going to be loaded. The owner of Bills Moving kept in contact with me to monitor how the loading was going--GREAT COMPANY
- michael p. 4/29/2020
Bill's moving service was excellent! Very affordable for an unload job. I had 2 young gentleman assigned for my job. They were very communicative and even came early. They were fast and professional. They were very careful, nothing was damaged and quick!
Don't hesitate to use this moving service! I'll definitely be in touch for my next move. Thank you!
- Bridget Doran. 4/17/2020
Very professional team them came the saw and they conquered . Wow couches got here so fast .
- Kenneth Bautista. 11/5/2019
This is the 3rd time I have used Bill and his team. They are prompt, professional and quick! I will continue to use them with every move!
- Jeff Kelch. 11/5/2019
Bill and his team were INCREDIBLE! The movers showed up on time (even better, they were a few minutes early) and made the process so easy for us. Bill called me two times throughout the day to make sure everything was going well. If you are wondering who to choose for your next move, honestly, stop here and use Bill's team. We are so glad we did!
- Josh Littman. 9/24/2019
Very professional company with an excellent staff!
- Brian Steadman. 8/26/2019
We used this service last month. We had a Big Blue Box(Pod) and the packers did wonderful job of carefully packing and stacking all our stuff. None of our stuff broke or had any issues. We will recommend this service to our friends for sure.
- Avanti Kulkarni. 6/26/2019
Although we did not use the services, Bill was so concerned and willing to help us when our movers did not show up. I would highly recommend their services!
- Sharon Szegedy. 5/1/2019
Absolutely fantastic! We loved working with Bill's Moving Services. They took great care of our furniture while moving and were extremely efficient. I recommend them to everyone now!
- Kiley Bean. 4/13/2019
Ron and Obee from Bills Moving did an exceptional job helping us pack our U-Haul. The stairs can be quite tricky and they made quick work of our entire place while being great people to talk to as well. All at a price that can’t be beat! Thanks for the help.
- Christopher Roebber. 3/13/2019
Great service! They showed up on time, called ahead and I even received a text during the process asking if everything was going well! Highly recommend & would definitely use again!
- Amanda . 2/30/2019
The crew was courteous, knowledgable, and quick. I hired them only 3 days ahead of time for a day where temps were below zero and they showed up on time and got us moved within the 2 hour minimum. Highly recommend!
- Mark Elledge. 0/29/2019
The movers were professional and courteous. They kept us at ease and made sure to pack and load all the goods in a stable and secure manner.
- Rahul Mathukumalli. 11/18/2018
Bill's Moving Services helped us so much in retrieving our belongings from another moving company that was tripling our price from Detroit to Knoxville. They went above and beyond to get all the necessary paperwork done. They took possession of our property, & delivered it promptly to our home in Knoxville. Everything was wrapped and taped. Not one item was broke, scratched or damaged. Alex and Jacob were great. Assembled our beds and table. Very respectful & professional. Highly recommend Bill and his crew. Appreciate all the help they provided in our situation.Thank you.
- Kevin . 10/15/2018
Very professional and really a nice bunch of guys. Move went smooth with no problems and pricing is very fair.
- M. Lewison. 10/11/2018
I have moved many times in many cities and am astounded how great Bills Moving Services experience was-Services is the key word-I called to inquire about moving a 2 bdrm unit to storage last minute due to flooding-Bill took action immediately and found a very well priced storage/got 2 men to me within 11/2 hrs to start packing then 1 man/truck within another hour to start moving everything out-we got everything packed up and moved to storage before anything got damaged--when the contractors are done with repairs we definitely are call ing Bills Moving to move everything back!!!
- William Rock. 7/25/2018
Great company, and very helpful with all my request!
- Waheeda Mansoor. 7/13/2018
Couldn't have asked for a better moving experience! Thank You Bill's Moving Services!
- Sharif Ali. 4/9/2018
6 stars for turning such a notoriously painstaking ordeal (moving, ugh!) into a seamless, efficient, and friendly experience! Nothing but top marks for Bob & Joe
- Dino . 1/1/2018
nice moving experience!
- Guanlin Hou. 11/22/2017
I used Bill's Moving Services and couldn't have been more pleased.
I found his moving rates very reasonable. Bill quoted me and followed up with an detailed email confirmation of my move. On the day before the move, I received an email confirmation. Adam & Steve, the movers, were on time, courteous, professional and easy to deal with. They moved everything efficiently and with care. I would definitely recommend and would definitely use their services again.
- PSV 60. 4/19/2017
Arrived prompt, on schedule as agreed. Ultra professional. Efficient. Accommodating. Great experience!
- A.C. McLean. 1/13/2017
Awesome guys!!! They were on time and quick!!
- Goddess Queen. 0/31/2017
Dealt with bill on the phone he was amazing, very informative. My move was schedule on the spot which was a relief for this being a last minute move. his wokers took care with wrapping the furniture and were extremely careful with everything that was fragile. Would definitely recommend this service to my family and friends.
- Felicia Lacour-Syed. 0/21/2017
Worked with Bill on moving a couple properties. His crew was on time, worked efficiently and delivered all items as promised, wrapped and without a any scratches. good job, I didnt want to carry all those boxes myself.
- Mike Zapart. 0/20/2017
ONCE AGAIN BILLS MOVING SERVICES1 I ALWAYS RECCOMMEND THEIR SERVICES TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS QUALITY ON TIME MOVERS IN CHICAGO HAS PROVIDED ME WITH EXTREMELY GOOD MOVING SERVICES
- kathie lacour. 0/16/2017
I wanted to work with movers who were in our neighborhood and I am very happy to have found Bill's Moving Service. We had a wonderful experience with them from the very first phone call to the end of the move. Paul, Brian and Jimmy were friendly, fast and professional. They were on time and experienced. They took care with wrapping the furniture and were extremely careful with my husband's L-shaped desk that we thought would not make the move. We are happy that it did. We would definitely use them again and will recommend them to our friends and family.
- Mary Marlin. 4/25/2016
Bill's Moving Service is great. They were extremely flexible when I had to change things twice because of a late arrival. The movers they sent over were on time and extremely cooperative and friendly. Very good guys. They helped me unpack my truck and charged accordingly, unlike other movers I've used who fluff'd the times to make more money. I will definitely use them exclusively for anything moving-related moving forward. 5-star all the way!
- That Cicero Guy. 3/11/2016
Bills Moving helped me load and unload my 26' rental truck in Chicago-Bill sent a 3 man crew with equipment that were fantastic-I had a 3 bdrm move and everything went superbly and within the 8 hrs that I planned-I suggest for an overall awesome moving experience go with Bills Moving Services.
- Kathie lacour. 2/12/2016
Needed last minute help for a move for a relative. Bill's provided a competent, professional crew in a couple hours with no hassle.
- Susan Witkowski. 9/13/2015
The move went well and the crew worked hard and fast.
- Thomas Johnson. 7/30/2015
We really appreciate your business!
- Help Desk. 2/4/2015
Bill was super easy to work with, and the move went off without a hitch! The customer service was impeccable from the get go, and the actual move was smooth sailing. I have used other movers before, but never had such a positive experience such as with Bill. I will use them again and again, and I am telling all my friends about them as well.
5 stars isn't enough....I give them 10 stars!!!!
- David Romanoff. 9/29/2014
Using Bill's Moving really saved me a lot of time and problems. When my home loan didn't close in time and I had to be out of my aparmtnet, they were the only ones offering me a solution. They had an extra storage unit for my belonging to move into over the weekend while I had to wait for my loan to close the following Monday. When my loan still wasn't closing on time, they waited for it to work out and moved my things into my new home way after hours. Nothing was broken despite the number of times they had to move it in and out of a truck. They really were able to provide a solution when no one else could! I have recommended them several times and were great to work with.
- Heather Kundert. 6/20/2012
Bill's Moving Services was an EXCELLENT choice! They helped me on very short notice and the movers were a dream! Friendly, courteous, FAST and helpful! I would highly recommend them to anyone and they will for sure be my "Go To" guys in the future! Thanks so much for making my move as painless as possible!
- Maricela Fox. 6/5/2012
I can't emphasize enough how happy I was with Bill's Moving Services! They were very accommodating to my roommate and I's schedule during a busy summer moving weekend, and very prompt to reply in a friendly, professional manner with any additional questions I had about their services. They even called the day before the move to verify our order and agenda one additional time for clarity's sake.
The morning of the move, the 2 helping hands we hired showed up early and ready to work. They were friendly and efficient, demonstrating their experience with the careful way they handled heavy, fragile items, and the proficiency with which they packed the moving truck we rented. With their help we were able to move 3 years worth of collected items and furniture down the road and into our new apartment in 3 hours! Wow!
I am recommending Bill's Moving Services to all of my friends who need help moving, and I will be giving them a call every time I need help in the future. It's a great feeling knowing that you've found a great, honest, and affordable company that takes the stress out of what would otherwise be a stressful event.
- Derek DeKerlegand. 6/3/2012
On time, inexpensive, and got the job done well. Definitely recommend to others
- Joe Cella. 5/28/2012
They were right on time. Very friendly and professional Made the move extremely simple
- Shai Smargon. 4/31/2012
We needed to coordinate a last minute move and Bills Moving was able to accommodate us with only 2 days notice on a holiday weekend - a life saver! Tony and George worked quickly and carefully to unload our truck and then packed up another load from storage and brought it to our new house. Not only did they treat our belongings carefully but they took care to deliver them to the rooms and places that we wanted them. All that at a price my husband approved - Thank you!
- Joni Hamilton. 4/31/2012
We found Bill on craigslist, and we lined him up to help us pack up a truck to move from Chicago across the country. They showed up promptly at 10:30am, and about 5 hours later, the truck was packed, safely and quickly. These guys worked the entire 5 hours. Constantly. I can't remember a single time I noticed them standing around doing nothing. They were always working, covering up furniture, moving boxes, packing up the truck, organizing the truck, etc. They like to make sure all your furniture is overly protected in the truck, so make sure you have plenty of padded blankets and tons of tape (we used probably 100 blankets and 20+ rolls of tape). We really could not be happier with the job they did. I highly recommend them. You probably can't find a better company to pack up your truck and make your move substantially easier and worry-free. I only wish that they could help us with our next move! :)
After posting my review, I noticed that there are several negative reviews about damage to property, etc. We had none of these issues. They were actually very safe with all our stuff. Just wanted to add this, after reading some of the other reviews.