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Chicago Movers: Long Distance & Local

Imagine a moving day that doesn’t involve the stress of planning a move, purchasing moving boxes, or making sure you have all the right packaging supplies. That’s all possible by relying on this Chicago moving company, Allied Van Lines.

When you have peace-of-mind on your moving date, you can save your time and energy for enjoying the best of the Chicagoland area, examining your reflection in the Bean at Millenium Park, enjoying the Chi-Town skyline from the top of the John Hancock Center, or just relaxing at Ohio Street Beach.

Local moving services in Chicago, IL

Moving within Cook County? Allied is the local moving company for you. With our moving specialists, you’ll have a top-rated moving experience. Our moving services include:

  • Full-service moving: From planning, packing, moving, storage services, all the way to unpacking, let us shoulder all your moving stress.

Long-distance moving services

For the best moving company to handle your short and long-distance moving, turn to our moving crews. Moving day doesn’t have to be chaotic when you have a professional moving company handling packing services, storage, and unpacking wherever your new home may be. Our moving team has years of experience managing long-distance moving processes for:

  • Intrastate moving, for moving within Illinois

  • Interstate moving, for moving across state lines 

  • Cross-country moving, for our east-to-west network all across the country

Office moving services

Commercial moving calls for more coordination than residential moving, chiefly because corporate relocations require speed and security to make sure the company suffers no setbacks as a result of the move. Our Illinois movers can move your company’s equipment, records, and everything else related to your business with the intention of getting you back to business as soon as possible.

Other moving services in Chicago, IL

Moving supplies

Buying packaging supplies generally isn’t too complicated, but sometimes it helps to have someone experienced to advise you on the types and number of boxes you’ll need. At Allied, you can purchase as many moving supplies as you need, including boxes and packing tape, no matter the type of move you need them for.

Packing and crating

Rely on our providers to take care of all your packing and unpacking needs from beginning to end with full-service packing. This will go a long way toward a smoother moving day.


Will your moving process necessitate extra time for you to hunt for a new home or place of business? We can hold onto your belongings in our storage units; our range of storage solutions can fit a variety of needs. Storage-in-transit is available for up to 90 days, but items can go into permanent storage once you’ve passed the 90-day point.

Moving FAQs

Is a moving company worth it?

The best movers will ensure that your moving day is as stress-free as humanly possible. Make a long-distance move a simple task by hiring a top-notch full-service moving company. Allied’s moving services include:

  • Full-service packing

  • Extended-time storage

  • Consulting regarding packing how many boxes and what size you’ll need for your move

  • Packing supplies available for sale

  • A range of vehicle rentals and sizes to fit your needs

We also offer:

  • Transparent pricing

  • Insurance coverage

  • Quality customer service

We are fully licensed and bonded and also come with strong references.

How much does it cost to hire movers for a local move?

The costs of moving can vary depending on factors including whether you’ve purchased additional packing supplies or storage services, and also the distance of the move. No matter your setup, you can contact us for a free quote customized to your unique move.

Do moving companies provide boxes and packing materials?

They sure do. From boxes and crates to packing tape and more, Allied makes all the moving supplies you could ever need available for purchase.

Do you have to pack everything before the movers arrive?

That depends on the services you choose for the move. If you are relying on Allied for full-service moving or even just to pack certain larger and more complicated items, you can leave those tasks for our professional movers when they arrive. However, if you don’t want to incur charges for packing, plan to have everything packed before your movers arrive.

How much time does it take to move with a moving company?

The length of time for a move will largely depend on the size of the household or business as well as how many belongings you’ll be bringing along on the move, but in general:

  • Studio or one-bedroom home: Two to three hours

  • Two-bedroom home: Three to five hours

  • Three to four-bedroom home: Seven hours

  • Five or more bedroom home: Eight to 10 hours

How long does it take to move furniture cross-country?

With our moving trucks, intrastate moves or moves to a nearby state will take only a few days. Long-distance moves on the other hand can take anywhere from several days to weeks, especially if you’re moving cross-country.

Make your next move a breeze with Allied Van Lines

Moving day doesn’t have to be so chaotic. Give yourself peace of mind by relying on the professional movers of Allied Van Lines to handle all the details of your next move.

Contact us today to find out more and book a service.

Why Allied Van Lines?

We have over 95 years of experience handling cross-country moves to and from Chicago. Whether you need packing supplies, special relocation services, or tips an unpacking, Allied Van Lines is ready to help.

You have many options when it comes to hiring interstate movers for your next move. Remove the moving day stress and leave the heavy lifting to Allied Van Lines in Chicago. Our agents have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have received reviews from happy customers. They're just a few testaments to the service Allied Van Lines. Contact us for a free quote today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost of a long-distance move is $3,500. This is based on an average weight of 7,000 lbs. (7 rooms) and a traveling distance of 1,000 miles. Obviously, there are many factors that go into calculating moving costs, so the best bet to know the true cost is to fill out an Instaquote or call 800 689 8684.

You should schedule at least 2 months before your move date. You will need to book well in advance if you're moving during peak season like summertime.

As with anything in life, not all moving companies are created equal, and some are better than others at providing this service. Some tips to consider: read reviews, get multiple estimates, get referrals, check experience, and check their licensing.

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