When relocating to a place dubbed as The Windy City, you need a reliable and experienced crew of cross country movers who can move you efficiently no matter the season. Luckily our Chicago movers are here to help you settle down in no time and be the wind in your back for your upcoming relocation.
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the state of Illinois lies Chicago, also known as The Windy City, Chi-town, The Second City, or My Kind of Town, according to Frank Sinatra’s famous song. More than 9.5 million people live in the Chi-town’s metropolitan area, and if you also think that Chi-town is your kind of town, there’s still room for more. This is the third most populous and third-largest metro area in the country, so there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find the right place to call home and suit your needs. Before we introduce you to the services our movers in Chicago offer, let us tell you something more about the city itself.
When moving to a big city like this, it is normal to expect that the costs are going to be somewhat high. However, many of you will be positively surprised to see that Chi-town is rarely featured on those lists of the most expensive cities to live in in the US. In fact, it is never in the first ten. So if you’re looking for a bustling metropolis with numerous opportunities, attractions but also a reasonable cost of living, you’ve chosen the right place because Chi-town has that perfect balance.
So what can you expect from the prices in this city? Well, for example, renting a one-bedroom apartment in a central location can cost around $1,850 per month, while the rent for a three-bedroom apartment goes about $3,500. Now, we know that is above the national average, but so are the salaries here. The average net salary (after tax) is $4,450. It is expected that a single adult spends around $1,000 monthly for various expenses, without the rent. But in the end, of course, it all depends on your lifestyle, spending habits, preferences, and the number of household members.
In the breaks of unpacking, you can start exploring your new city and see for yourself what’s so great about it. You can start with small things like discovering your neighborhood, finding a quaint, local cafe in your area, admiring the architecture, or go big from the start and visit the main attractions first. You might even feel a bit like a tourist, but there’s nothing wrong with that; you can’t expect to feel like a local since day one.
Whether you’re relocating with kids or not, Lincoln Park Zoo is a must-see. The most photographed place or sculpture, in this case, is “The Bean,” located in Millenium Park along with other photo-worthy attractions such as Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Crown Fountain. Navy Pier serves excellent views, and from there, you can go on a boat tour or hop on a gigantic Ferris wheel. During the summer months, you can enjoy Movies in the Parks, visit the Botanic Garden, or go for a walk around The 606, a trail that connects Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Bucktown, and Wicker Park.
When a city has such a nickname, many might feel worried about the weather and just how chilly it can get in Chi-town. But surprisingly, this is not the windiest city in the US, Boston is. And the nickname The Windy City was first used in the 19th century to refer to the local political scene. However, due to the proximity to Lake Michigan, there is some proper wind as well.
Winter and spring months can be considered as windy. The wind’s average speed is slightly higher during the spring, but due to the lower temperatures during the winter, we have a subjective feeling that the wind is stronger. Winds are much stronger around the lakefront, while farther inland, it is not so bad at all. So clearly, the wind is not something you should stress so much about. Now when we debunked that myth, let us show you how relocating can also be a stress-free event.
As one of the most reputable Chicago moving companies with years of experience in this industry, we strive to maintain our reputation in the business by providing nothing but stellar service. We have curated a list of cross country moving services in Chicago that covers all aspects of relocation. Whether you’re relocating your home or office, shipping a car, or looking for storage, our company has a team of professional cross country movers ready to assist you.
A lot of times, people who already moved at least once think that the next time they could do it all by themselves. The truth is, it doesn’t matter how many times you moved before. It can’t be more than we did because our crew does it pretty much every day. While for you, this is something that happens once in a few years or once in a few months, our guys do it every single day. They know every single hack and trick, and they have enough experience and expertise to handle it all. So without further ado, let us tell you what our professional movers Chicago can do for you.
Packing is by far one of the most time-consuming and demanding things to do when it comes to relocating. The thing is that people, and especially those who don’t move frequently, are not even aware of the amount of stuff they hoard during the years until the time comes to take them all out and pack. Many see the solution in donating and selling items they don’t want to keep anymore, but let’s face it, no matter how much you declutter, there are still too many things left to pack.
If packing a suitcase for a vacation is stressful, just imagine how much time and nerves you’ll waste on packing your entire household. Luckily, you don’t have to put yourself through that. We have a team of experienced packers who know how to handle all kinds of items and pack them safely. Also, we use stickers with barcodes to ensure nothing gets lost during the process. If you’re interested in this, we offer two types of packing services for you to choose from.
Although boxes are the most popular, they just are not suitable for all types of items, and they alone are not enough to protect your belongings during transportation. That is why those of you who opt for our full service can relax because our crew comes equipped with boxes and other packing supplies such as bubble wrap, mattress covers, blankets, padding, and so on.
Proper supplies are far from free, and those you can get at your local liquor store for free are already worn out, so they might not be adequate to protect your belongings. On the other hand, our team will professionally pack every single item from your inventory list by using our supplies, load it, and ship it to your future home while you don’t have to lift a finger.
If you prefer, you can pack some things by yourself and leave the more demanding ones to our crew of packers. If you have the right supplies and the time to do it, we can split the work. Inspect your household and create a list of things you want us to pack, but keep in mind that by partial, we consider no more than 15 boxes. We are experts in handling fragile items and ensuring that nothing moves around the box during the transport, so you can rest assured that your sensitive objects are well protected and safe while in our possession.
When moving cross country, no matter if it is a long or short distance, having the option to leave your belongings in storage for a while can be life-saving. Sometimes it is hard to schedule your move-out and move-in dates ideally, or you want to do some painting or remodeling before you start unpacking in your new home. That is why it is always good to have a storage unit as an option, and we offer it completely free of charge for the first 30 days. No strings attached or hidden fees.
Another essential service when it comes to relocating is auto shipping. It is far more convenient to ship your vehicle than to drive it for hours or sell it and then search for a new one. Whether you have a classic or a modern car, we can help you ship it to pretty much every corner of the country. If you have more than one vehicle, that’s not a problem. We can ship them all at once or arrange different pickup dates if you prefer it that way. When it comes to transportation, we offer two types of carriers.
Cross Country Moving Company has in its offer both types of carriers for shipping vehicles, that is, open and enclosed trailers. Let’s compare them briefly to show you what their main features are:
Open trailers are more affordable, they can accommodate more vehicles, they are fast, safe, but they don’t protect your car from outdoor conditions such as road debris or bad weather.
Enclosed trailers are preferred among owners of luxurious vehicles since they are more expensive. However, they do provide maximum protection from weather or road debris, but they can carry significantly fewer cars at once, usually no more than four.
Every customer who wants to ship its car loves this part of the service because it is incredibly convenient. Door-to-door delivery means that we will pick up your vehicle in front of your old home and ship it right in front of your new one. There’s just one thing to keep in mind: if our truck can’t access your building or house, we will meet you at the nearest available parking lot.
Although we fully trust our professionals and their skills, we are aware that accidents can happen. But we leave nothing to chance, which is why everything that was packed by our team of packers is insured with limited liability coverage. However, we always like to recommend our clients, especially those who have valuables and expensive items, to invest in additional full replacement value insurance. When it comes to car shipping, your precious four-wheelers are not only in good hands but also insured as long as they are with us. We cover external damage up to $100,000 for cars on open trailers and up to $500,000 for cars riding in an enclosed trailer.
Our moving company in Chicago helps people moving interstate to or from all areas around Chi-town, so if you need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today and request a free quote, or fill out a free quote form on our website. In the meanwhile, you can check out our customer reviews and see why we are at the very top in this industry for years. We’ll be more than happy to be the wind in your back for relocating to this incredible city.
Are you looking for reliable Chicago movers that will help you move from the city? That’s where Cross Country Moving Company can lend you a helping hand. No matter how many things you move, it would be best if you were carefree and allow us to care about your relocation. Call us and pick your term. Cross Country Moving Company makes moving exciting and joyful.
“We had a move, which did not require global packing as the things were in our storage already. What inspired me most about the move was the punctuality of the movers, and capacity of the driver. They arrived at the agreed time, and the work was done in than less 2 hours. For the delivery, the things were again set up in storage, which required good driving to get to the area. Since the storage was in a very busy district, the delivery was finished late, but it didn’t bother us as we didn’t need any of the items. We were very impressed of how professionally they handled everything. Two thumbs up!”
“Had a move from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. I am grateful to your company and employees that were directly involved in the organization of my move. Despite the start of work at the 3pm, everything was finished before dark! Just I want to mention the good work of customer service representatives, who gave me full information about their services. Soon we have one more move, and I know exactly which cross country movers to hire.”
“This company is the best, I have used them twice, you can’t go wrong picking them for your move. Very nice people!!”
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