Moving to West Chicago, IL: 7 Things You Need to Know

Located 30 miles due west of downtown Chicago in DuPage County, the City of West Chicago has a rich history. It was created when three railroads came together in the area. Manufacturing jobs, eating houses, and hotels for travelers soon sprang up because so many trains met at this juncture. Most of the residents were chiefly farmers and railroad employees.

 

Today, West Chicago is a popular commuter town (due to its more affordable rents) to nearby Chicago. Additionally, you can leave your car behind and take public transportation (the Metra) to downtown Chicago.
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6 Tips for Choosing a Moving Company

Did you know that the average American will move approximately 12 times during his or her lifetime? No matter the amount of stress and hassle moving to a new home creates, people are willing to do it. Usually, it’s because we need more space, got a new job, or are downsizing.

 

Whatever the reason for your move take comfort knowing you’re not alone. Millions of other Americans are taking on the challenge of moving this summer too.
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Moving to Tampa, Florida? 5 Neighborhoods You Should Know

 

Whether you love festivals, are a foodie at heart, or enjoy the surf and sun at the beach, moving to Tampa will prove there is no lack of things to do in Florida, especially in and around Tampa. It’s the third-largest city in Florida and features miles of beachfront living.

We’ve gathered 5 neighborhoods we think you should know more about. This once rural area now boasts the largest city neighborhood with new master planned residential communities and a growing population.

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3 Simple Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your House

Are you thinking about moving? Maybe it’s the warmer weather and the fact that the future looks brighter now that the sun isn’t hiding behind gray clouds.

One of the most important things you can do to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price is to understand the value of staging. Getting a full-price offer within a reasonable amount of time is every homeowner’s dream.
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7 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to North Side Chicago

When it comes to deciding what to do and see in Chicago, there are so many choices in the Windy City that Fodor’s Travel decided to publish an article titled “10 Things Not To Do In Chicago.” While this might be helpful for tourists who are on a tight schedule, if you’re moving here the first question on your mind probably is something like: “Where are the nice neighborhoods in Chicago?”

We’ve narrowed the playing field for you by identifying two very fine communities on Chicago’s North Side, and info on Chicago culture and trivia so you’ll feel right at home when you arrive.
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Moving to Minneapolis Suburbs? 4 of the Best ‘Burbs in Minnesota

Minneapolis is ranked as one of the best cities to live in America, and several Twin Cities suburbs consistently rank high for quality of life and affordability.

Last year, Maple Grove, Minnesota got a shout out from Money magazine and was listed 2nd on their list of the best suburbs’ in America, but it doesn’t stop there. Edina, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Mound have all been featured in well-respected publications including CNN, Outside Magazine, and Bloomberg.

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Create Moving Box Masterpieces

Just build it, and they will come! That’s what happens if you end up building with large cardboard boxes. Youth and science organizations have caught on to the universal appeal of playing with moving and shipping boxes, and are engaging kids of all ages to create cardboard masterpieces that include everything from boats and rocket ships to princess hats and palaces.

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How To Combine Two Households Harmoniously

She Said Yes!

You Googled tirelessly searching for romantic Valentine’s Day ideas, and no doubt found a plethora of ways to pop the big question. You might have even come across the wedding opportunity of the century … to get married at the world-famous 86th floor Observatory of the Empire State Building. But whether or not you are dreaming of getting hitched on top of a hi rise, a barefoot beach wedding or just making a commitment to move in together, February is a special time of year.
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5 Tips To Survive And Thrive When Your Parents Move In

Helping your parents downsize for a move into a nursing home or an assisted living facility requires hours of research and can be fraught with some tough choices. But what happens if mom and dad are moving in with you? More than likely, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do with a myriad of possessions accumulated over a lifetime.

Moving an aging parent into your home requires more than simply packing up their belongings however. Follow these five essential tips to ensure you and your folks make the transition in harmony.
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The Million Dollar Storage Question: What Size Do I Need?

It’s a question we’ve all asked experts, even perfect strangers, and ourselves. From carry on suitcases and skis to mountain bikes, moving trucks, and yes, even self storage—What Size Do I Need?—is usually the first question that comes to mind.

Finding the correct answer practically guarantees you’ll save time and money. If you start out with the right size, it means you aren’t overpaying for more than you need. Nor will you waste time on returning or exchanging something because you got the wrong size.

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5 Fun Things to do with Moving Boxes After the Move

After all the expenses and hard work of orchestrating a move, are you ready for a little fun? How about something that gives your pocketbook a break? Before getting rid of that pile of moving boxes in the corner of your family room get in touch with your inner child, and give the kids something inexpensive to play with that offers hours of entertainment.

Young yoy with moving box creation car
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Moving to Largo, Florida? Tips on How to Choose the Best Storage Facility for Your Belongings

There are many reasons to relocate. If your reason to move is a case of location based chronic boredom moving to Largo Florida will surely cure what ails you. Largo is centrally located near the best of what Pinellas County offers, so there is never a shortage of interesting things to do.

No matter what your passion, Largo and the surrounding area offers something for everyone—visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, attend a sporting event at the newly renovated Sid Lickton Complex or enjoy the nearby arts and culture at the Largo Botanical Gardens.

When you need self storage units in Largo, FL choosing one of the best storage facilities doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay more. In fact, public storage in Largo, FL is currently amongst the most economical storage in the United States.

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5 Reasons Using Self Storage While Moving Can Save Your Life

Ahh Spring! Finally the long, cold winter is slowly fading away…the days become warmer…the days grow longer…flowers begin to bloom and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…moving. Moving? Well, yes moving (amongst other things).

Each year an estimated 43 million Americans relocate, and nearly half of those moves occur in the summer between the beginning of May and Labor Day. About 40% of all moves are work related, 42% are personal moves and 18% are military or government relocations. Also 33% of renters move each year. In fact, the average American moves about 11-12 times in their lifetime.

That’s a lot of people moving! So if you’re average, or even slightly above or below, you’ve probably experienced the wonderful “move” at least once or twice. And although I don’t have any hard facts or statistics, I think we can all agree that at some level, moving sucks.

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