Last Updated on August 30, 2022 by Kari-Ann Ryan

Relocation is a physical activity that’s high-contact and hands-on. Even during the COVID-19 era, interstate moving professionals will have to transport belongings by lifting furniture and handling belongings. Bottom line: A driver and his crew will come in contact with your possessions.

During these unprecedented times, the idea of a moving crew appearing at your house might seem to go against social-distancing guidelines and shelter-at-home orders. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Hiring a local Chicago mover decreases your contact with other individuals and helps protect your family.

How is that possible?

Less Contact

A do-it-yourself relocation requires you to buy boxes and packing paper, plus rent a truck. This activity makes it more likely you will meet COVID-contagious people. You then face the possibility you might expose to the coronavirus those family members and friends who’ve volunteered to help you relocate.

However, when you hire a National Van Lines interstate-moving agent—such as Mid-West Moving & Storage—you’ll experience the expertise of moving pros who’ve been trained in COVID-era best practices for disease prevention. They wear masks and gloves. They practice state-of-the-art hygiene. They know how to properly store materials, including boxes, which can carry coronavirus contamination for as long as 24 hours.

By staying home and leaving your belongings in the hands of professional movers, you have prevented yourself and your family from being unnecessarily exposed to COVID-19.

Research Your Movers

But just how can you guarantee a mover is following the federal guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus?

Take a look at a moving company’s website. Review its social media posts. Does the mover outline its steps for protecting you? Are drivers and moving crews wearing masks and gloves? Are company representatives prepared to answer questions you have about their safety efforts?

Virtual Reality

Mid-West Moving & Storage is putting in the necessary effort to protect your well-being. We strictly follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines. This includes keeping tabs on the health of our office employees, drivers and moving crews.

Prior to the pandemic, you often would find in-home estimators visiting people’s residences to determine how much it would cost to move across country. But you now can start the relocation process in a no-touch environment by taking advantage of the various virtual tools for obtaining a FREE moving estimate. You’ll also benefit by reviewing our stress-reducing moving-preparation tips.

Contact Mid-West Moving & Storage

If you have any questions regarding our moving and packing tips or would like a free estimate for packing and/or moving services, please fill out a contact form or give us a call at 847.593.7201.

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.