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Testimonials
All very good to work with, fast, careful and would definitely recommend them for future jobs. Job well done!
This crew was very friendly and efficient. Thanks for making it a painless move for me.
The crew was amazing, friendly and courteous. They made a stressful experience so much better. I will recommend to anyone.
They were very courteous, neat and worked efficiently. I would recommend them for sure!
Crew was great. Neat, conscientious & very polite. Very clear they knew what they were doing.
All of the guys were extremely professional and very helpful! Overall a great experience!
All the movers were great! They were very helpful and also gave good advice on where to place items. Very professional. Thank you!
Great crew - pleasure to spend the day with them.
Great job! Appreciate the early arrival!!
Couldn't have been better!
I would like to let you know how much we enjoyed working with the three gentlemen who came out to the physical location Tuesday – they arrived on time, very polite, worked hard and went above and beyond for us.
Super great. Super nice. Very efficient!
The entire crew was hardworking & professional. There were a few special challenges presented and they handled them beautifully and without and complaints.
Great move, very fast and efficient and very nice. Thank you!
Excellent crew. Enjoyed their teamwork, attitude and helpfulness! I would recommend them to anyone making a move.
Great crew. Professional, courteous and efficient. Will definitely use again!
Great guys! Hard working! Very professional – everything organized.
Hard workers that never slacked.
Great job! Mike and team did a good job.
The best team! I will be using this company again. I’m very happy with the move. Thank you very much.
Awesome job. These guys were the best.
Excellent team. Thanks!
Great - Wonderful
Best move ever. Guys were great!!
Very awesome job. Hats off. I’m so pleased. Guys did very wonderful job.
All of the employees were the best and very professional!
Thanks for a great move! Fast and friendly!
Excellent job. Best move I’ve ever done. Everyone in the company has been first class and absolutely fantastic. I would recommend and use you again.
Very professional and courteous. Quick packing and very careful. Midwest has always done an outstanding job no matter the move. Midwest has a great team of movers. Keep up all the good work. Normally moves are stressful for the client, but not with Midwest, they take all the stress out of moving.
This was our 3rd move with Midwest. I can’t say enough about the crew. They did an excellent job. Thank you. We will highly recommend your company to our friends & family.
These guys were great, on-time, very respectful of our homes and property. It got tight at the end and they got very creative to have everything fit in one load. Thank you.
Very professional crew – worked hard and anticipated problems and told us in advance.
I wanted to take a moment to recognize your team that moved us last week and share our feelings about your company….You should feel fortunate to have the crew that showed up early at my door step last Monday, in the rain. I was sure with some of the large, fragile and very heavy items coupled with the nasty weather it wasn’t going to be a good day… Their professionalism, great attitude coupled with politeness and work ethic became very obvious early in the move. They packed the content of my entire home without incident in about 4 hours and after a quick lunch unpacked it into my newly remodeled home without a scratch, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! With my experience moving freight, the fact that all my possessions could be loaded, moved and unloaded without a scratch to anything in 9 hours is a stellar achievement! Again, I must reiterate…you have GREAT people.
Great work. Everyone was very careful, courteous and efficient. We are very happy! Thank you!
The guys were GREAT! Arrived early, worked like mad, very conscious of furniture and homes! I would love to be a reference.
These guys are great! Incredibly efficient, respectful and friendly. We look forward to using you guys for any future moves.
They were awesome! Polite and neat. I would never use anyone else!!!!

Getting Ready For Your Move

Designate a workplace. If there is a spare room available, consider setting it up as your packing headquarters. A large table covered with a heavy blanket or mattress pad provides a good, firm work surface. It may be helpful to have a second table nearby for soon-to-be-packed items.

You will need boxes and packing materials — newsprint (unprinted newspaper for wrapping), bubble wrap, tissue paper, packing tape, a felt marker, scissors and newspapers. Ink from newspaper transfers; newspaper should be used for outer wrapping or cushioning only and hands should be washed frequently to avoid rubbing transferring ink.

Box Sizes

The boxes you use are important. To minimize damage, select boxes suitable for your items. Make sure that your boxes are not packed too heavy as they can break open, or too light as they can crush when stacked.

Note: As the size of the box increases, the weight of each item should decrease.

1.5 cubic foot box (Book or Small Carton) This is the smallest general-purpose box, used for items such as books, CDs, DVDs, tools and canned goods.

3.0 cubic foot box (Medium Carton)Known as the “workhorse” of boxes, smaller, heavier items are packed into this box. Small kitchen appliances, lamp bases, pots and pans and small outdoor tools are suitable for this size box.

4.5 cubic foot box This box is used for non-hanging clothes, linens, larger lamp bases, lamp shades, unbreakable kitchen goods and toys.

(Large Carton) The largest general-purpose box, this box is used for lightweight, bulky items including stuffed toys, pillows and winter coats.

 

 

Specialty Boxes

Dishpack (Barrel or Dish Barrel), Multi-layer construction makes this the safest and strongest of all moving boxes. Dishpacks are recommended for all breakable kitchenware, china, and crystal.Mattress Carton All mattresses must be transported in boxes. King size box springs will require either twin or king boxes,   Mirror Carton Mirror cartons are expandable boxes used for mirrors, pictures and small glass table tops. Wardrobe Cartons This box is constructed so that hanging clothes will remain hanging during the move.

Specialized Cartons and Made-to-Order Crating

Specialty containers are available for the moving and transport of items such as high-end TVs, golf clubs and grandfather clocks. Made-to-order crates are recommended for extremely fragile pieces.