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“I recommend Bernard Movers for anyone. I was given only three weeks to move from Chicago to New York [to] start my new job and Bernard Movers took a lot of stress out of this relocation experience … I had my two-bedroom apartment packed and onto the truck within three hours, then everything moved and unpacked neatly into my new place in New York after two days.” 

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How To Pack Furniture for Moving Day

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Moving can be a nightmare. Because furniture doesn’t go into boxes, it seems simple enough just to stuff it into a truck and go, but that often ends with scratched wood and broken items. Doing things the right way can make all the difference when you move into your new home. Here’s how to correctly […]

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How to Pack for a Move: The Best Packing Materials

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When it comes to knowing how to pack for a move there are some items that are no brainers. Boxes? Check! Movers? Check! Moving van? Check! But what about packing materials? There are so many options out there, trying to chose the right ones can make your brain hurt. Check out our guide below on […]

10 Moving Tips for Chicagoans

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We all love our windy city, but sometimes it doesn’t love us back. Harsh weather, “construction season”, parking tickets: things that Chicagoans endure with a smile (after a hot dog or two, of course). The last thing you want during a move is one of these to ruin an already stressful day. To help you […]

Why Some Chicago Apartments Don’t Allow Pets

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As a pet owner, looking for an apartment can be frustrating. Finding the right apartment is hard enough; you have to consider neighborhood, size, cost, amenities and more. But throw a pet into the mix? Fuggedaboutit. It can often seem like landlords have a personal vendetta against all of our furry friends.  So what is […]

How to Pack Shoes for a Move

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Knowing how to pack shoes correctly can help save you the frustration of ending up with smashed, misshapen or even broken kicks. Unsurprisingly, moving shoes correctly has more steps than just tossing them in a box or bag. If you take a little time and extra care, your shoes can be in tip top shape […]

How to Pack Jewelry for a Move

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Original image by Flickr user Javcon117* When you pack jewelry for a move, you want to take special care. For many, jewelry tops the list of most valuable items. Whether it’s your engagement ring, a family heirloom or your favorite bangle bracelets, one thing is for sure: you want all these items to arrive safe […]

Top Ten Movies About Moving

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There are undoubtedly dozens if not hundreds of movies that fit this bill. The list below includes films that not only involve moving of some kind, but that are popular for good reason.

10 Chicago Apartment Hunting Tips to Find Your Perfect Apartment

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Finding an apartment in Chicago used to be a snap. There were affordable, gorgeous apartments practically falling from the sky. But after the recession, Chicagoans moved out of their houses and into rentals, making for stiff competition. So how do you get a leg up in Chicago’s saturated rental market? Here we bring you Chicago […]

How to Move in with Your Significant Other, and Still Have a Significant Other

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Have you ever met one of “those” couples? I am sure you know what I mean. Those perfect, cohabitating couples, who seem to know the secret to life, the universe, and everything? Well, I can guarantee you that couple started out the same as the rest of us. Now that you know there is hope; […]

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4 Steps to Moving Books Safely

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Books are precious cargo, and packing and moving them properly is an important consideration when you are relocating. If you have a sizable library that seems to grow every week, moving books safely might seem overwhelming. Taking proper care of your collection while in transit can seem nearly impossible once you realize just how heavy […]

Moving Pianos And Other Large Valuables

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The logistics of moving can be overwhelming, especially if you are moving pianos or other large valuables. Even if you hired excellent help and you have organized the numerous tasks before you, it’s a daunting task. So daunting that there’s even a website that publishes crazy and funny piano move stories. But there’s no need […]

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Moving Wine: Transporting Your Collection While Retaining Quality

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You’re moving wine. “ABC/ It’s easy as 1 2 3,” are famous lyrics to the Jackson 5 song “ABC.” Unfortunately, moving a wine collection or putting wine into storage isn’t exactly “as simple as do re mi.” But for the true wine enthusiast, every careful step you take will be worth it. Moving wine from […]

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Why Moving In the Winter in Chicago Is A Good Idea

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Moving in the winter is a good idea? Well, yes it is. And no, I’m not crazy. Moving in the winter in Chicago is actually a great idea. If you have the luxury of being able to plan your move in advance, consider steering clear of the obvious summer months and look into the benefits […]

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When Should I Hire a Mover?

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Hiring a mover can seem like something other, wealthier people do. Some even call it a status symbol, while others have simpler reasons for skimping when it comes time to move – “I have friends, I don’t need movers,” they say. But when is it time to stop calling on friends to do your dirty […]

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Neighborhood Highlight: Logan Square

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Unlike other metropolitans, Chicago is a city of neighborhoods—unique areas with personality, community spirit and features that make it feel like home. Some of Chicago’s neighborhoods are well known throughout the city for their unique attributes, and even out-of-state visitors recognize some of them. Lincoln Park boasts fantastic shopping and nightlife. Hyde Park is known […]

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