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MOVING RESOURCES

Moving is a vast and timely endeavor. It is stressful, time-consuming, expensive, and it stagnates your life until it is complete. To counteract this, you need to stay organized. Here at Coffey Bros. Moving, we provide you with multiple moving resources to keep you structured. With knowledge of every aspect of the moving industry, we can apply the expertise of our movers, estimators, sales team, and logistics teams to provide you with a wealth of information before your move commences. Utilize our convenient and functional moving resources below to have even the smallest questions answered.

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MOVING CHECKLIST

THE MOVING PROCESS

Coffey Bros. Moving wants to make this process as painless as possible. Moving should be a happy and fun time, not full of stress and resentment. We will work with you to give you the best move possible. We can do this by giving you the best customer service in the industry.

Initial Contact

Initial Contact

Once you call into Coffey Bros. Moving, our moving coordinators will discuss all starting options and what is best in your particular scenario. Since our administrators are well trained and competent in both communication and customer service, they will answer all questions you have and prepare you for your move.

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Equipment

Our moving crews have extensive training as moving specialists before coming into your home. All of our moving technicians have at least three years’ experience in the field. The supervisor has five years’ experience in the industry of moving families both across town and across the state. We also use equipment that is up to all standards and safety regulations, including our trucks and vans. Coffey Bros. Moving wants to assure you that when you use us for a relocation company, you are getting the best service in the Chicago area, as well as the nation.

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Consumer Guide

Coffey Bros. Moving provides you with the latest and most up-to-date consumer guides of the area you are moving to. We have listed most utilities in the Illinois area including electric, gas, water, cable, and internet. Our guide contains area schools as well as shopping in your new area including grocery stores, hairdressers, shops, and restaurants. You will also find information on forwarding your mail among other services with the United States Postal Service. Also included in our consumer guide are area hospitals and healthcare in your new location including primary care offices, dentists, eye doctors, and urgent care centers.

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Moving With Kids

Moving with children can be tricky. We want to make their experience both enjoyable and fun without disrupting their schedule too much. Have children get involved in the move. Have them label boxes for their room. Important items to remember when moving with kids is to set up their room first once in the new location to give them a sense of security and familiarity. Do not pack up their favorite toys or snacks; make sure these are within reach when your little one is feeling anxious. Depending on your child’s age, make sure they have their electronic game or music with them and that they are fully charged. Also, make sure you have extra batteries available. Be sure to make up a duffel bag or backpack with essential items for your child including pajamas, nightlight, toy, blanket, and toothbrush/toothpaste. Try and keep the child’s usual routine and schedule in place once in the new home.

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Before Your Move


It is vital that you stay organized and energetic regarding the move. Our moving coordinators will help you accomplish this. Together you will create an inventory list that will show how much is to be moved from one location to the other. Items you will be transporting in your vehicle will not be on the inventory list. You will be given contact information for your special coordinator to ask questions at any time throughout the process.

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During Your Move

Our lead supervisor will arrive at your residence at your scheduled start time or slightly earlier. The overseer will introduce himself to you and your family. He will construct a timeline of the day allowing for you to make any special requests and to ask any relevant questions. He will then direct the team to their respective areas for your move. After everything has been packed, loaded, and your destination reached, Coffey Bros. Moving team will unload all of your belongings and arrange your furniture to your liking and per your instructions. Labeled boxes will go to their respective areas in your new home.

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After Your Move

Once your belongings are unloaded and put in the correct rooms, the team at Coffey Bros. Moving will double check with you to verify that everything has been completed up to your standards before they leave for the day. Once we have finished the job, we are still available to you. You can contact your moving coordinator at any time with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. We invite you to complete our customer survey and rate us on our services that we specifically performed for you. As a small business, we understand the value and importance of word-of-mouth recommendations. We strive for complete satisfaction for each customer move we perform. We truly appreciate your feedback, and it allows us to continue to provide you with the best moving experience possible in all of Illinois.

FAQs

When should I contact you to get an estimate or to book an appointment?

You should call or email 1-2 months in advance in order to secure your desired move date and time. As your move date gets closer, we can get booked up and may not have your desired date and time available. We basically just ask you to give us as much notice as you can. And if you need last minute help, we can probably do it depending on our availability.

Can I pack myself, or do you provide packing services?

Yes you can pack yourself, or we can pack for you. We encourage you to do your own packing in order to save money. Packing services can easily double the cost of a move.

What are my responsibilities?

Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high valuable items.

Anything that is a no-go?

Mainly those things you might expect – drugs, alcohol, weapons, ammunition, and sometimes plants.

Can I leave small items in furniture or clothes in their drawers?

Please remove all items from furniture and pack them in boxes or bags. The added weight can compromise the structure of the furniture casuing it to break. It also adds stress to the movers who will be carrying the furniture.

Dispose of Unwanted Items

Are you willing to downsize? Do you have multiples of many items? You can dispose of unwanted items by donating them to the local, in need, organizations of Goodwill Industries, The Salvation Army, or Howard Brown. Coffey Bros. Moving can also dispose of any articles you have that you no longer need or want. By downsizing the amount of stuff you own, you are reducing the amount of time it will take to move as well as the expense!

Non-Transportable Items

When considering Coffey Bros. Moving, please take into consideration that the movers cannot transport specific items in the truck according to federal law and internal policy.

These items include but are not limited to:

  • Flammable Liquids: nail polish remover, lighter fluid, gasoline, propane
  • Live Plants
  • Household paint
  • Fireworks
  • Compressed air cans
  • Automotive repair and maintenance chemicals
  • Matches

Other non-transportable items recommended for relocation by movers include:

  • Weapons: firearms or swords
  • Perishable foods: frozen or dry
  • Food in glass jars
  • Prescription drugs needed for immediate use

The following personal items are recommended to be relocated to your new home in your personal vehicle:

  • Valuable artwork
  • Important Personal Documents (i.e. social security cards, deeds, wills, tax returns, auto titles, etc.)
  • Cash
  • Valuable Collections (i.e. cards, coins, records, etc.)
  • Drivers License and State ID’s
  • Family Photo Albums
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Documents regarding your move
We cannot be held liable for items not listed on the inventory and/or not properly secured prior to the move.
Moving Tips
  • Organize your packing by room
  • Color code or label boxes
  • Do not pack too heavy in each box
  • Make sure fragile items are adequately protected
  • Start early (generally takes longer than you anticipate)
  • Bend with your knees
  • Take breaks often
  • Don’t forget to drink water
  • Pack all medicines and essentials in a separate box to take with you in your vehicle
  • Remove all flammables
  • Call utilities 72 hours in advance for the new residence
  • Pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries you will need for the first few days in your new home
  • Arrange for removal of attached or installed home accessories you own (satellite dish, TV antenna, ceiling fan, etc…)

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