Real People: A Crosstown Chicago Move

Box and TruckI believe that every move has its challenges. Whether you’re moving across town, or across the US, boxing up your entire life and transporting it to another location can be rough. My last move falls into the former category, as my husband and I had to move less than 5 miles from our apartment to a newly purchased condo. Even though this was the shortest moving distance we’ve ever tackled (check out our St. Louis to Chicago move here), it was still an exhausting process. Continue reading


7 Tips for Saving Money When Relocating

These Are The Money Saving Moving Tips You’ve Been Looking For

Photo of Hands Writing a List of Moving Tips

No matter how you slice it, moving is expensive. According to Worldwide ERC, a workforce mobility association, the average cost of transporting household goods in 2012 stood at $12,459. But just because moving isn’t cheap, doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save. Employ these seven tips to save money when relocating.
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Challenging the Status Quo

Challenging the Status Quo

While Some Write Letters and Others Fight Regulations, HireAHelper Keeps Rolling

One situation involves corporate movers in New York City, the other involves guys in pickups moving furniture in Austin, Texas. One is a product of the traditional stance of the labor unions, the other is a child of the shared-economy and a smartphone app. One issue is political, the other governmental.

In both cases, the entrenched are losing business to the newcomers. Continue reading


The 9 Emotional Stages of Moving

Stages of Moving

Because moving is such a momentous part of life, there are a wide variety of emotions that come along with it. Let’s be honest, most of the time moving gets a bad rap.

Many people just lump moving into the “sucks” category… but we’re here to dispel that theory. Sure, moving can be overwhelming and scary at times, but there are also a heck of a lot of good things that come along with moving. Lots of wonderful, HAPPY emotions.

So let’s take a look at the 9 emotional stages (both the good & the bad) of moving… Continue reading


Tips for a Moving Container Move

Tips for a Moving Container MoveAbout a year ago, my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and moved from St. Louis to our current apartment in Chicago.  We rented a PODS container and we used HireAHelper for the “muscle” portion of our move. I’m not saying it was a good time, because is moving ever really fun? But it actually wasn’t too incredibly painful, and we both lived to tell the tale. In fact, we detailed our moving escapade right here on the HireAHelper blog. Continue reading