Moving FAQ

    When should I call Mid-West Moving & Storage?

    If you need to move today, we can probably do that. If you require a written in-home estimate, you should call about 4 to 6 weeks before your move. We generally just ask you to give us as much notice as you can.

    How long does Mid-West Moving & Storage need for an in-home estimate?

    Usually no more than an hour.

    What are my responsibilities as the person being moved?

    In brief …

    1. Be present during the packing of your belongings.
    2. Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high value items.
    3. Check and sign the inventory of your belongings.
    4. Ensure that no prohibited items are packed.

    So what can or can’t I take with me?

    Generally speaking, dispose of all flammable items, liquids, foods and other items that should not be shipped. Anything that can deteriorate should not be shipped. If you have a question about something, just call and ask.

    Anything that is definitely a no-go area?

    Well, mainly those things you might expect – drugs, alcohol, weapons, ammunition. Shipping certain high value items or collections may require you to purchase extra coverage.

    What about my car?

    Most of the time we can move your car(s), truck or SUV with the rest of your belongings in the trailer or container. If this is not possible, we can arrange for an alternate method. We do not transport cars as part of a regular local move, however.

    Suppose I pack myself?

    Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner, unless the exterior of the box is damaged.

    • How long will Mid-West Moving & Storage take to pack my goods?

    Every home is different but we can normally pack a home in 1-2 days.

    • Can I leave my clothes in their drawers?

    Yes, you can. Just be sure not to leave anything solid that can damage the piece.

    Contact Us

    For additional questions regarding your upcoming move, contact our moving company 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.