Last Updated on February 5, 2018 by Kari-Ann Ryan

There are many different moving companies scattered all across America. When the time comes to choose from all the professional movers Chicago offers, you may be tempted to hire the cheapest movers available. It’s possible you’ll get lucky and your move will go smoothly, but there is a greater chance you will be faced with unscrupulous movers.

One of the most important considerations is the background of the people who will be handling your possessions. Many companies who hire professional movers in Chicago do not require a background check on their employees before hiring them. They may have repeat criminals on their team, or simply people with no previous experience moving valuable cargo. Shopping around for a good moving company can help you find one that has certified movers with clean background checks who will treat your possessions with all the care they deserve.

Another thing to keep in mind is hidden fees. There are some moving companies that will give you an initial estimate for your move, but when the move actually happens, they end up tacking on extra fees for any number of reasons. Your final cost can end up being a lot higher than originally agreed upon, and the moving company could hold your belongings hostage on their truck and refuse to release them to you until they receive payment. This has happened to many people in the past who didn’t do their homework on professional movers in Chicago before they went looking for a company to hire.

Theft is a possibility during a move, distinctly so if one or more of the movers has a criminal record. If the homeowners hire a company that does not have strict standards in its hiring procedure, and they leave their belongings alone with the movers, their most valuable possessions can end up disappearing without a trace. Sometimes they can chalk it up to just “getting lost in the shuffle,” but generally, it’s due to an unscrupulous mover stealing valuables when they know they can get away with it. If theft is a real concern, insurance is always an option. The best course of action, however, is to hire the right company the first time around. Honest, professional movers in Chicago are not all that hard to come by—you just have to know what to look for. Mid-West Moving & Storage is one of the good ones. We do background checks on all our employees before hiring and only staff the most trustworthy and capable movers. Call to get an honest estimate and schedule your move today!

Reviews from Our Clients

Review by Kristin Welsh
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"I had a great experience with Midwest. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward. I have actually used them twice. I had different employees each time, but both crews of men were equally prompt, professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend Midwest."
Review by Selene
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"The movers did an incredible job! Our second experience with your company is just as wonderful as our first. Your driver is an incredible leader. The rest of the crew was impressive as well. They all worked tirelessly through out the whole time. This move was stressful with the all the school closings and work changes but they made the whole experience much better."
  1. In-home Estimate Face-to-face service may be your preference. Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. We will come out, tour your home in person, and provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  2. Real-Time Video Survey Would you like to have a live video survey done by one of our senior relocation managers? Schedule a phone appointment that is convenient for you. We will connect via an app on your phone and virtually tour your home with you, then provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  3. DIY Video Survey Pressed for time or prefer to do it yourself? Download our virtual move survey app. Follow the process to record the items to be moved, hit send, and get a free move quote shortly after. We will handle everything via phone or email.