Moving Company near The Loop
The Loop is the main section of Chicago's beautiful downtown. The Loop is the second largest commercial business district in North America and is home to several business headquarters, both national and global. While it's a major business hub in Chicago, there are residential properties such as in the historic Printer's Row. Whether you're moving to The Loop residentially or commercially, you can count on us to make the move hassle free!
Commercial moving services:
We offer the most trusted commercial moving services in the Chicago area. We have a great team and can send an appropriate amount of people to move your business to it's new location quickly and efficiently! Our commercial services are available after hours and on weekends so you can completely your move with minimal interruption to your day to day business.
Residential moving services:
Whether you're moving locally or from across the state, we can provide you with affordable residential moving services in the Chicago area. If you have any questions on when to start packing or other scheduling questions, our moving experts are happy to offer advice!
Time line for commercial moves:
Six to eight weeks prior:
- Update company mailing address, subscriptions, letterhead, etc.
- Pack any archived files or other items you can move to a storage location (keep a detailed inventory list of these items so nothing gets lost!).
- Have your new office plan ready - where employee offices/seating will be, etc.
Four to six weeks prior:
- Start preparing packing materials, labels, and making sure you have other moving supplies you'll need.
- Determine who will be the contact person with us.
- Have a staff meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page and employees are aware of what's expected of them in regards to packing, etc.
Three weeks prior:
- Have employees take home personal items.
- Send an email following up to the staff meeting, reminding what's expected of everyone and the date of the move.
- Check that archived files and other documents/items that you won't need immediately have been packed and moved to storage or are otherwise ready for the move (refer to you inventory list!).
One to two weeks prior:
- Clear out break room and similar areas.
- Determine how many employees have office keys and begin collecting keys from any employee that will not need them in the coming days (we suggest that only a couple employees be in charge of opening and closing the office at this point so collecting the last of the keys will be easy).
- Confirm IT installations are planned or done.
- Do a final check-over that nothing has been left behind
- Collect all office keys
- Remind employees this is their last chance to take home personal items if they still have not done so
- Communicate with our crew about boxes/furniture/appliances and check everything off your inventory list as it's taken out (We will have a list, but we encourage clients to keep their own as well!)
Time line for residential moves:
Four to six weeks before moving day:
- Schedule your moving day with us!
- Purchase packing supplies, including boxes, paper or bubble wrap, labels, tape, etc. You can purchase these from us!
- Sell, donate, or discard of clothing and other items you don't want to take with you
- Contact your local post office for change of address cards
Three to four weeks before moving day:
- Start packing! The first things to pack will probably be clothes/coats that are out of season, home decor, and any other items you won't need daily up to the move
- Organize and pack important documents and other items you especially want to keep track of.
Two weeks before moving day:
- Send out the change of address cards, update information with your bank, etc.
- Manage your utility bills (gas, electric, cable, Internet, etc): Schedule your transfers of service or shut off date.
- Start cleaning out cupboards, closets, and packing items into clearly labeled boxes.
- Pack any remaining items; be sure to clearly label boxes and properly pad/secure fragile items.
- Finish selling, donating, or otherwise clearing out items you will not be taking with you.
- Make an inventory of items/boxes and be sure all boxes are properly labeled!
- Set aside a box of necessities you will need for your first night in your new home: water, paper towels, first aid, tooth brushes/other toiletries, etc.
- Be present when the movers arrive.
- Make sure the necessities box is set aside where you can easily access and unpack it when you get to your new home!
- Rest assured our team will use proper equipment to avoid damage to your home and any belongings.