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Three Essential Winter Moving Tips for Chicago Residents

Written by A Available on . Posted in Chicago Moving, moving tips, Winter Moving

When it comes to moving in the Chicago area in the winter, there are a few tips you should keep in mind.

1. Plan Ahead. Watch the forecasts and try to avoid any know snowstorms. While the weather here in Chicago and its suburbs can be notoriously unpredictable, it won’t hurt to try to plan where you can.

2. Be Prepared. This piece of advice can refer to a lot of different areas. You should prepare for your move first by packing early. This will alleviate a lot of the stress involved with moving, at least the stress that you can control. Changing weather conditions are out of your sphere of influence, so minimizing frustration where you can allows you to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally to deal with the disaster of the natural kind that will invariable crop up. Additionally, you should also prepare by making sure you are organized. If you’ve hired a professional moving company like A Available, you’ll want to have things sorted and organized beforehand so that when they come to start packing, you’ll know exactly where you want everything to go. Finally, you can prepare yourself for your move by keep necessary items stocked and close at hand. This includes salt to thaw ice-slicked pathways, as well as extra tape, boxes, and other packing materials.

3. Have a Plan of Attack. This can include backup plans for if a storm blows in, child care, and other similar item. Additionally, make sure everything is organized before it gets packed into boxes. This makes unpacking your new home much faster and easier. You’ll be able to access the things you need when you need them. When you’re moving in the cold months, you don’t want to waste any time. Having a plan in place will save you a lot of hassle.

Finally, one last, bonus tip: Hire A Available Moving Company to help you transport your belongings within the Chicagoland area. As a local business with years of experience, we know you can trust us to make your transition to a new home as smooth as ice!

Moving in a Chicago Winter? You Gotta Be Crazy!

Written by A Available on . Posted in Chicago Moving, Winter Moving

We can’t always plan when our life is going to turn upside down. Having to move in a Chicagoland winter is one of those things. We’re all too familiar with the heavy snowstorms, icy roads, and bone-aching cold. Add those things on to top of the hassle of moving—packing up your life and getting it somewhere else in one piece—and it’s no wonder people seem to go crazy!

It doesn’t have to be that way, though. A professional moving company, especially one that’s local and knows our climate like A Available, can help the stress melt away, even when the winter snows don’t. If you’re worried about the cost associated with hiring movers, there are a few things you should consider, especially when it comes to moving during the winter.

First, how much is your sanity and peace of mind worth? How valuable is your time? Packing, of course, takes time. But when you’re driving your personal belongings and furniture between Berwin and Oak Park or Naperville and La Grange, you also have to account for driving time and slower speeds because of icy roads or hazardous conditions.

Second, how much would you really be saving? Imagine carrying a heavy piece of furniture across slippery sidewalks and ice-encrusted parking areas. What would happen if you dropped it? How much would repairs or even replacements of your furniture, electronics, and other belongings cost? Some items carry sentimental value and, if damaged, are irreplaceable.

Third, how much is your health worth? Working up a sweat then cooling off in chill temperatures is a breeding ground for winter colds. If you slip and fall carrying heavy items, how much will your medical bills add up to? Do yourself a favor by staying safe and trusting the professionals to help you move this winter. You can always count on A Available to be there for you, personally, throughout your move in the Chicagoland area.

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