Machaela Casey

Hello, I'm Machaela, born and raised in Chicago. For the past seven years, I had the privilege of being part of the dynamic team at Westerberg Companies, where I honed my skills and expertise in blog writing and content creation.  Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the vibrant city of Chicago, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems and going on adventures with my two children and husband.

Interstate Moving for Seniors: Everything You Need to Know

Packing your belongings is like stuffing a lifetime of memories into a shoebox. Interstate moving without assistance can be tough for anyone, and it can be especially challenging for seniors. There are many factors to consider, such as Preparation Costs Best moving season Health and safety considerations Expectations Adjustments when settling into your new home. […]

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Moving Interstate With Pets: All the Essentials You Need to Know

Congratulations on getting that new job that’s in a new state. But moving to a new state is very challenging, especially if you are interstate moving with seniors or pets. Luckily, we got you covered. Moving with pets poses unique challenges, but with proper planning, you can ensure a smooth journey for your furry friends. […]

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What to Keep Track of When Planning an Interstate Move: A Guide

An interstate relocation requires careful planning. This is to prepare you for unexpected circumstances and help you AVOID UNNECESSARY DELAYS as you move from one state to another. To save you from trouble, we’ll share essential tips every first-time mover should know. We’ll help you select the best moving company, budget your finances, sort and pack […]

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Handy Interstate Moving Tips for First-Time Movers in 2023

So, you're planning an interstate move? You're not the only one. Every year, 7.1 million Americans move to another state in the U.S. People always talk about how stressful interstate moving is, but it doesn't have to be this way. Here are two checklists that will take the stress out of the big day.

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Intrastate vs Interstate Moving: What Are the Key Differences?

Moving isn’t always easy because of the logistics. There are regulations and guidelines to note, especially if you plan to cross state lines and travel the interstate highway system. In general, there are three types of moving: local, interstate, and intrastate move. But today, we’ll discuss the difference between interstate and intrastate moving. This will […]

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Everything You Need To Put in Your Interstate Moving Checklist to Ensure a Smooth Move

Moving out of state is a long process that requires weeks of preparation. You’ll need to look into different moving companies to ensure all your things, from clothing to precious cargo, are transported safely. (Italics) Proper organization is the key to a successful and seamless move. It makes everything easier and ensures you don’t leave […]

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Tips to Find Moving Boxes. Where to Get Them Cheap or Free.

Where to Find (Free) Boxes For Moving When you are preparing to move, one of the most important things you will need are moving boxes. This is a very basic moving supply that makes it easier to get your belongings from one place to another. Whether you’re moving near or far, one thing is certain: you’ll need […]

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Packing Tips for Moving: If You’re Hiring Movers or Moving Yourself

Packing and Moving Hacks to Make Your Life Easier Packing your entire home for a move. That just sounds overwhelming. And, to be honest, it involves quite a bit of time and energy. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful process. In fact, breaking up your move into manageable chunks can really simplify things. […]

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Tips for Moving in Winter Safely & Stress-Free

Moving in the Winter Imagine that it’s finally arrived: moving day. You’re all packed, and you’ve got your moving into a new house checklist ready. How do you envision this big day going? Do you picture movers pulling up to your home in the middle of a snowstorm? And you, frantically shoveling your driveway to […]

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How to Forward Mail When Moving Out of State

Use the USPS to Get Your Mail Delivered to the Right Mailbox Everything is packed. Your furniture is disassembled. You’ve even scheduled a grocery delivery to your new address. The moving truck is set to come in the morning. You’re all ready to move in to your new home. Or are you? If you’re moving […]

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The Essential Guide to Your California Move

Move to California Sunshine. Surfing. Silicon Valley. These are just some of the images that come to mind when thinking of California. However, the “Golden State” is so much more. Home to big cities and small towns, California also boasts many national parks, including Yosemite, Death Valley, and the Redwood National Forest. If you’re wondering, […]

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2022 In Review: Thank You to Our Customers!

Grateful for Your Business As we reflect on 2022, we’d like to thank you for your business this year. We know that any move is tough. Whether you’re moving your corporation to a new address or your family to a new home, making that transition can be challenging. We also know that when you hire […]

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Moving Self-Care Tips: How to Keep Your Move Low Stress

How to Move Right: Manage Your Move and Yourself When most people think about moving homes, they often focus on the positives. New opportunities, a larger residence, or a better commute can all make people anticipate moving. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. But, moving can be stressful. There’s so much to […]

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Searching for Local Movers Near Me?

Finding Local Movers You Can Trust Local Moving Services That Are Here to Serve You You’re ready to move to a new place nearby. Before you book a mover, know that not all movers are created equal. You don’t just want to go online and search “local moving companies near me.” Most likely, you won’t […]

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Nelson Westerberg Wins 2022 Own It! Award for Outstanding Service

Named a Top Partner This October, Nelson Westerberg was honored with the 2022 Own It! Award at the Global Partner Alliance Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. With this award, NEI Global Relocation recognized Nelson Westerberg as one of its top service providers of the year. NEI Global Relocation: Partners in Talent Agility With offices in the […]

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Moving and Storage Companies Near Me

Finding the Right Moving and Storage Company Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Some things just go together. Add moving and storage to the list. When you’re looking for help moving, you should look for moving companies that also offer storage services. The reason why is simple. When you’re moving—the odds are that you’re […]

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Smart Moving Options: Different Ways to Move

Types of Moves: Local vs. Long Distance Thinking about where to move in 2022? Don’t start planning your residential move yet. First, understand what type of move you’ll need to organize. Local or long-distance household moving: each type of move requires a different mindset and budget. If you’re wondering how to find the best moving […]

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How to Declutter and Downsize for Retirement

Make Your Retirement Life Smaller….and Better By Downsizing The decision’s been made: you’re retiring. And, you have big goals for this next stage in life. You’ve decided to downsize. In a smaller, cleaner space, you can focus on enjoying your golden years. But before you move, you need to get rid of a lot of […]

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How to Find the Best Moving Company for Your Needs

What is the Best Moving Company? The “best moving company” is a title that many companies would love to own. Indeed, many companies claim they offer the best moving services in the country. Or, they boast that their prices are most affordable. But, the title itself is misleading. The best company for one person may […]

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Moving Into a New House Checklist

The Ultimate New House Checklist You’ve made the decision: you’re moving to a new home. If only you could snap your fingers and instantly be all moved in to your new home. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. However, follow our moving into a new house checklist to discover how manageable a big move can be. […]

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