Edward's Enterprises can assist our Oak Park customers with their packing & clean out needs like:
Packing & unpacking help
Boxing up items for storage
Garage & shed clean outs
Retail store fixture clean ups
Move in & move out help
Resetting office desks & cubicles.
Help moving to new home or condo
Moving items from a storage unit
Rental home clean outs
Attic & basement clean-ups
Junk removed from storage
Rearranging storage units
Taking items to a charity
Bringing items to a landfill
Our moving & clean-out services extend to the outside of your home or office as well. Moving from point A to point B sounds simple enough. Many times you are moving only a couple of rooms, maybe a small townhouse or condo. Often, a small U-Haul or Ryder truck will do the trick, but do you want to spend your weekend carrying heavy furniture & boxes up & down stairs, ramps, & down the street?
We may not be the #1 search result for Junk Hauling Service on Google but we are ready to talk to you about your next home clean out or retail store de-branding. Pick up the phone & call us to discuss your move out or cubicle move project!
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Before a clean out – be a detective for your valuables!
*Go through all boxes, closets, shelves, any & all hiding places meticulously to secure all valuables. *Prevent throwing out that priceless photograph because it was in the coupon drawer. *Find another place to put it instead. & keep a record of where you put it next, storing it next to similar items – toasters next to pizza ovens, foods next to drinks, baseball trophies next to football flags & basketball jerseys, etc.
*Most importantly, be sure you have all valuable & important documents accounted for: tax returns, trusts, life insurance policies, real estate deeds, titles, obtain recent bank statements, wills, diplomas & receipts. The more, the better.
*Put aside enough time to go through pockets, drawers, old furniture – you will be glad you did! & it can definitely help you declutter in the long run as well. Keep all things neat & tidy here. & make a list of all things you wish to keep, all things you wish to sell or trade, & all things you wish to toss altogether – this will help you to be a far more meticulously organized individual, at the end of the day.
Moving down the street or across the country wasn't such an easy job, & often required hiring an expensive moving service! Before the 20th century all cargo, including from one house or office to another, was transported by trains, horses-drawn carriages or hand cart. Winton Motor Carriage Company was one of the first trucking companies to convert a car into a trailer in 1899.
By 1914 there was over 90,000 trucks on American roads, including moving box & flat trucks, but due to poor rural roads, solid rubber tires & a 15 miles per hour practical limit, this relegated trucks to mainly urban areas. By 2006 there were over 26 million trucks on American roads, hauling over 10 billion tons of freight daily. There are many TV shows about all the extreme conditions & crazy loads truckers find themselves confronting everyday in the United States.
Nowadays, if you want to move yourself, there are some options out there for the DIY mover. The top four moving truck rental companies in the United States are U-Haul, Budget, Penske & Enterprise. Each offering customers a small difference with both cost & options to suit your needs.
A large & well known provider or DIY moving truck & moving trailer rentals, U-Haul was co-founded by the Shoen family in Ridgefield, Washington in 1945, with an investment of $5000. By 1955 over 10,000 U-Haul trailers helped American's move their homes & offices nationwide. Their fleet contains an assortment of hauling vehicles & trailers including: trucks, trailers, auto-transports & various heavier equipment types for tougher jobs.
Check out this helpful guide on moving trucks from Move.org for more information to help you with your personal or business moving truck rental needs. & if you need some help with loading up your apartment, office or storage unit in arented moving truck, give us a call!
Can you hire someone to help you move?
Can I request for packing services from movers?
Many people ask themselves whether it is possible to hire a moving agency to pack your stuff, & later load & unload them only. It's a concern for those who already have their tracks. Well, this is very much possible, & as you'll figure out, it is the best option you can go for.
Reasons to get movers to do the job for you.
You can decide to bring your mates on board to give you that extra hand when moving but, why should get a moving agency good for you?
They do their job quickly
Probably you already know how these guys are usually quick to wrap up everything to hit the road to your new house. That'll save you the time you'll use to do all the work & settle down
They'll use your space efficiently
Movers are known for capitalizing on the space they've got. Everything can fit in a place you couldn't imagine was possible to work with. They do come with packages to put everything strategically, which will also help you to locate your stuff quickly.
Compared to convincing a couple of your buddies to help out, unless if you've got volunteers, hiring movers is the affordable solution.
They are more professional.
There's no other person who would do a quality job than movers when it comes to moving! Minimal damages will be involved.
Make that call & let the movers load up your track!
Will movers move dressers with clothes in them?
Is it necessary to leave your dresser empty before moving out?
The proper answer to this question would be – it depends. If you've got a bulky dresser, then you better empty it, but if you've got a lighter one, then you can stick some clothes in there. The condition of the dresser is also essential to consider.
What you need to expel from your dresser
You need to watch out the kind of things that are in those drawers. Any valuable belongings should be removed & also if the drawers are removable, you better let them out too.
Will your dresser be damaged when it has clothes inside?
To be safe, you better remove all the clothes in the dresser but if you are thinking to stack some inside then go for the light ones, e.g. linens, which won't be of any harm to your furniture.
The red flags to watch out for
Even though your mover will be cool with it, you better consider some factors before putting clothes in your dresser including
– How far you're going
– The condition & the size of your dresser
Proper packing skills if you opt not to use the dresser
If a dresser doesn't work for you, there are other alternatives to pack your clothes which include using
– Wardrobe boxes
How dressers are protected
Movers take great care of your belonging, & as for your dresser it'll be covered in shrink wrap, & furniture wraps to ensure it arrives in one piece.