Top 30 Things To Do In Chicago

Chicago is a fantastic city that attracts over 50 Million visitors a year!  Whether you are a visitor or a local, we put together a list with enough excitement to satisfy everyones needs.  Chicago has great shopping, food, weather (just kidding), people, parks, lake activities, architecture, and history.  Chicago also has the largest convention center in North America, McCormick Place.  For whatever reason you may be here in Chicago for, we got you covered.  Here are the top 30 things to do in Chicago:

Top 30 Things to do in Chicago

Touristy Activities in Chicago – Family Friendly

  1. Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)
  2. Navy Pier
  3. Shedd Aquarium
  4. Field Museum
  5. Museum of Science and Industry
  6. Maggie Daley Park
  7. Legoland
  8. Art Institute Chicago
  9. Deep Dish Pizza
  10. Architect River Tour
  11. Lincoln Park Zoo
  12. Wrigley Field
  13. Lake front Path

Chicago Restaurants(More than Pizza)


Green Moving Boxes

Although our green moving boxes are red in color, they are very GREEN when it comes to the environmental footprint. Since we all want a better environment for us and our future generations in Chicago, it is everyone’s responsibility to take action on making this planet clean and healthy.  Not only are our moving boxes green, they are convenient, more durable and economical.

When trying to make a positive impact on Chicago’s environmental footprint, it is important to have good eco-friendly habits.  The most adopted and catchy approach is using the 3 R’s.

Eco-Friendly Green Moving Boxes

Eco-Friendly Green Moving Boxes

The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)


Rentacrate vs Redi-Box Moving Crates

Are you thinking Rentacrate or Redi-Box? We have you covered.  We know that deciding on a moving crate rental provider can be a daunting decision! We’re here to lay out the facts, and assist you in your search for a rental moving crate service.

You’re already here looking at our site, so let’s start with a little information about Rentacrate



Rentacrate is a moving crate rental provider based in Waltham, MA.  They have multiple locations and the company was founded in 1991.


Redi-Box Moving Crates

Redi-Box is a locally owned and operated in Chicago, IL and was founded in 2010.


Rentacrate vs Redi-Box Comparison Chart


Top 5 Professional Organizers in Chicago

Professional organizers can be very beneficial to anyone looking to take control of their life.  They offer a wide variety of services, from designing a functional closet to organizing a move. For homeowners in Chicago, a professional organizer might plan and reorganize the space of a room, or improve paperwork management.

As one of thier main jobs, they will help clients reduce an abundance of clutter and accumulated paper at home.  Professional organizers aim to help individuals take control of their surroundings, time, paper, and implement systems for their life.

One system that some professional organizers in Chicago use is the “SPACE” technique, which is an acronym for, Sort, Purge, Assign a Home, Containerize and Equalize.  This principal is applicable to every type of organization and Redi-Box Moving Boxes can be very handy when you need to containerize your belongings.

If you hire a professional organizer in Chicago to help organize your home or your move, we have put together a list of the best professional organizers in Chicago.

Top 5 Organizers in Chicago


Top 5 Damage Restoration Companies in Chicago

We all know the homes and apartments we live in require annual maintenance and upkeep.  Some maintenance items can be planned for and scheduled, while other items can be emergency and disaster related.  We hope you never have an emergency but if you do, there are companies that can help.  They are called Damage Restoration companies and can help with you a wide range of problems.  If you are handy, you may be able to tackle the job yourself, If not you will need to find a good local damage restoration company.


What can a damage restoration companies fix?


Water Damage, Flood Damage, Mold, Fire Damage, Storm Damage, Cleaning Services, 24/7 Emergency Restoration, Smoke Damage, Biohazard Waste, Disposal, and other restoration service.

Example of fire and smoke damage (before and after)

Best Damage Restoration Chicago

We know you don’t want to be in a situation where you need them but if you do need them, we put together a list for you.  If you find yourself in a situation that you need to call a damage restoration company, we recommend using our plastic moving boxes to secure any personal items that have not been ruined.  See below for some of the best damage restoration companies in chicago for you to hire.


Top 5 Damage Restoration Companies in Chicago


How I Moved, Unpacked, and Settled in 48 Hours

Redi-Box featured on

Yes, you are hearing correctly. Granted I only have a one bedroom apartment, but as we know, I have an awful lot of shtuff. I was 90% unpacked and settled in at my new ladyplace in less than 48 hours (more like 24 hours) after my movers arrived on Sunday evening.

And I did it thanks in large part to one hyphenated word: Redi-box. Thirty of these red plastic boxes were dropped in my living room on the requested day and I threw any and all of my non-furniture item into one. (Note: pups did not travel in boxes.) Moving all of the knick knacks–like kitchenware, decorative items, even some clothes, and the entire contents of my bar–became super easy…


Ready to Move? Use Redi-Box!


Redi-Box is a Chicago tote rental company that can make your next move easy, economical, and more eco-friendly. As an alternative to the cardboard moving box, these 100% recyclable plastic totes get reused for many more moves after yours has come and gone. They are heavy duty, easy to lift, easy to close (no tape!), and they stack securely due to the recessed lid design. There is no assemblly or breakdown required and they even pick them up at your new location once you’re done with them. Moving can be stressful and we all want a little peace of mind – Redi-Box is a no brainer! (more…)

An Alternative to Cardboard Boxes on Moving Day

Redi-Box featured on Apartment Therapy

Redi-Box Plastic Moving Box

The last time I moved, I collected boxes from the cardboard recycling dumpster outside a Family Dollar store. As I was digging through the dumpster full of cardboard, I thought about how many places all these boxes had probably been and how dirty they were. There must be a better way to move, I thought. It seems I wasn’t the only one thinking that!

A new Chicago start-up is providing an alternative to cardboard boxes for moving day. Redi-box rents plastic bins for your packing and moving needs. Although currently only available in the Chicagoland area, I can see this concept growing to a wider market.

Renting the boxes from Redi-Box seems fairly easy. First, you estimate how many boxes you think you’ll need to pack up all your belongings. The boxes are approximately 27”w x 17”d x 12.5”h and there’s a guide on the Redi-Box website to help you decide how many boxes you might need based on home size. Once you place the order, Redi-Box will deliver empty, clean plastic boxes to your door. You then use the boxes to pack up your belongings and then move them to your new home. After the move, you unpack like you normally would and then Redi-Box will come to your new home and pick up the empty boxes.

There are a couple of great side benefits to using this service. First of all, with the great return of the dreaded bedbug I’m not as willing to dig empty cardboard boxes out of dumpsters. Secondly, knowing that Redi-Box will be back in two weeks to pick up the plastic bins would give you initiative to unpack everything. You’d be far less likely to shove the boxes into the corner after moving day.

For more information on Redi-Box, check out their website.