6 Things You Need to Do If You’re Moving to Chicago

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So you’re moving to Chicago? First off, welcome! We are so excited that you’re settling down in The Windy City. As lifelong Chicagoans, we may be a bit biased, but we happen to think this Midwest city is the best there is. There’s just no place like sweet home Chicago!

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5 Things to Ask Before You Move Into a City Apartment

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So you’re all set to move into your new downtown apartment! Congratulations! You’ve got your life loaded up and your old life is in the rear view mirror of a U-Haul. Nothing to do now but set up the new pad and get your new life in the city rolling!

Wait!

There’s more to moving into a new apartment building than just picking up your key and having your buddy hold the elevator. City buildings likely come with a whole list of rules and regulations for moving in, so whether you are moving by yourself or hiring movers to do it for you, it’s wise to contact your building manager ahead of time for the complete run-down. With that in mind, here’s a list of five questions that should top your moving day FAQ.

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The (Nightmarish) True Story of the Worst Home Move of all Time

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  • A sofa that won’t fit down the stairwell.
  • A bar too wide to get out the basement door.
  • A baby grand piano that has to be crane-lifted off the second-floor balcony.

We’ve seen all these situations and more, of things too big for where they need to go. But this story just might take the cake.

Johnathan Byrd says he started hearing chainsaws outside his Live Oak Street home around 2 a.m. on a Saturday, CBS News in Austin reports. When he went outside, he found movers trying to free a house from a tree in his yard.

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How Do Movers Deal With Bed Bugs?

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[Synopsis: Bed bugs are a concern for movers and customers. Here are some ways to deal with them.]

We movers aren’t the only ones who are busiest in the summer…the warmest time of the year is also peak season for bed bugs.

Rarely if ever do we have time to inspect people’s homes – their furniture and their mattresses and their sheets and blankets – while we are trying to get them out of their old home and into their new one. But there are a few ways we can decrease the likelihood of those tiny critters getting into our own pads and blankets and trucks.

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