Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Our method of operation inherently reduces moving's carbon footprint.


The MiniMoves® service process is designed around several environmentally friendly ways that reduce our consumption footprint and optimize resource conservation.

Here are some examples:

Cloth Furniture Pads – Our closest competitors are companies that offer international style crate & freight services. In that model, furniture is wrapped in single-use paper pads that are often disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled. Even when recycled, the energy consumed in that process makes this service method sub optimal. The industry uses paper pads because their open-network model means they will never get their pads or equipment back, so the cost of consumable materials and the waste are priced into the one-way, one-time use of those resources. MiniMoves® uses cloth furniture pads on 100% of our US domestic moves. We operate a closed network of service providers who retain the cloth pads from inbound shipments to use on outbound shipments moving from their market. MiniMoves® manages a nationwide inventory of tens of thousands of cloth pads that have a use cycle of 200 or more reapplications rather than the one-time use of paper pads. Using cloth pads, the estimated reduction in waste or need for recycling based on our annual shipment volume is 240,000 pounds of paper products.


Tri-wall Cardboard Containers – The crate & freight industry uses wooden crates (lift vans) to protect household goods while in transit.

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These plywood containers are 4’x7’x7’with an empty weight of 320 lbs. They will accommodate 800 lbs. of used household items on average. The containers are good for multiple uses but if damaged, do not repair well so they are scrapped in a landfill because wood recycling facilities are not common. We use tri-wall corrugated containers; three laminated layers of cardboard.


Our containers are made up of individual parts (top, floor, door, sides, and back panel) so any damaged component part can be readily replaced, and the damaged part recycled. These containers measure 48’X88’X96’ and are attached to asolid floor wood pallet. MiniMoves® containers have an empty weight of 210 lbs. and can hold up to 1,200 lbs. of household goods. Because our containers are larger and accommodate 30% more volume, we use fewer containers per shipment, reducing the associated transportation cost attributable to the container. As an illustration, a 2,300-pound shipment would require 3 lift vans @ 960 lbs. of container weight compared to 2 MiniMoves® containers @ 420 lbs. of container weight. Based on our annual shipment volume, this reduction in weight saves transportation and fuel costs on 4,320,000 lbs. of attributable container weight. Additionally, our use of recyclable cardboard containers versus wood lift vans reduces the consumption of approximately 768,000 pounds of new lumber and an equal amount of landfill waste.

LTL freight transportation – Traditional van line service requires a hauling fleet that is inefficient to operate. It is often necessary to run the truck on “deadhead” miles just traveling to the loading points of the shipments. On an average cross-country trip, it is estimated that the driver will run more than 500 miles of unnecessary travel to accommodate the enroute pickups and deliveries. Our method of operation involves local service trucks that perform the “first-mile” pick-up service and combine our shipments with other work the local truck and crew are performing that day.

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What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

STATE TO STATE MOVES PDF

MiniMoves® Headquarters
4413 Roosevelt Road, Suite 103
Hillside, IL 60162

Environmental Sustainability

Our method of operation inherently reduces moving's carbon footprint.


The MiniMoves® service process is designed around several environmentally friendly ways that reduce our consumption footprint and optimize resource conservation.

Here are some examples:

Cloth Furniture Pads – Our closest competitors are companies that offer international style crate & freight services. In that model, furniture is wrapped in single-use paper pads that are often disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled. Even when recycled, the energy consumed in that process makes this service method sub optimal. The industry uses paper pads because their open-network model means they will never get their pads or equipment back, so the cost of consumable materials and the waste are priced into the one-way, one-time use of those resources. MiniMoves® uses cloth furniture pads on 100% of our US domestic moves. We operate a closed network of service providers who retain the cloth pads from inbound shipments to use on outbound shipments moving from their market. MiniMoves® manages a nationwide inventory of tens of thousands of cloth pads that have a use cycle of 200 or more reapplications rather than the one-time use of paper pads. Using cloth pads, the estimated reduction in waste or need for recycling based on our annual shipment volume is 240,000 pounds of paper products.

MiniMoves Contianer Info

Tri-wall Cardboard Containers – The crate & freight industry uses wooden crates (lift vans) to protect household goods while in transit. These plywood containers are 4’x7’x7’ with an empty weight of 320 lbs. They will accommodate 800 lbs. of used household


The containers are good for multiple uses but if damaged, do not repair well so they are scrapped in a landfill because wood recycling facilities are not common. We use tri-wall corrugated containers; three laminated layers of cardboard. Our containers are made up of individual parts (top, floor, door, sides, and back panel) so any damaged component part can be readily replaced, and the damaged part recycled. These containers measure 48’X88’X96’ 

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and are attached to a solid floor wood pallet. MiniMoves® containers have an empty weight of 210 lbs. and can hold up to 1,200 lbs. of household goods. Because our containers are larger and accommodate 30% more volume, we use fewer containers per shipment, reducing the associated transportation cost attributable to the container. As an illustration, a 2,300-pound shipment would require 3 lift vans @ 960 lbs. of container weight compared to 2 MiniMoves® containers @ 420 lbs. of container weight. Based on our annual shipment volume, this reduction in weight saves transportation and fuel costs on 4,320,000 lbs. of attributable container weight. Additionally, our use of recyclable cardboard containers versus wood lift vans reduces the consumption of approximately 768,000 pounds of new lumber and an equal amount of landfill waste.

LTL freight transportation – Traditional van line service requires a hauling fleet that is inefficient to operate. It is often necessary to run the truck on “deadhead” miles just traveling to the loading points of the shipments. On an average cross-country trip, it is estimated that the driver will run more than 500 miles of unnecessary travel to accommodate the enroute pickups and deliveries. Our method of operation involves local service trucks that perform the “first-mile” pick-up service and combine our shipments with other work the local truck and crew are performing that day.


Once containerized, we use Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carriers operating on dedicated lanes that eliminate out-of-route miles to transport our containers. The local LTL terminal delivers the containers to our destination service provider who performs the “final-mile” of service, also combining our work with other shipments on the local delivery truck to make the route miles more efficient. The savings generated through utilization of LTL transportation and local pickup and delivery services saves a minimum of 133,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.

By design, MiniMoves’ operating process is sustainable, reduces carbon emissions and is the most earth-friendly moving service in the industry today. We’re changing the way people move!


Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

STATE TO STATE MOVES PDF

MiniMoves® Headquarters
4413 Roosevelt Road, Suite 103
Hillside, IL 60162

Environmental Sustainability

Our method of operation inherently reduces moving's carbon footprint.


The MiniMoves® service process is designed around several environmentally friendly ways that reduce our consumption footprint and optimize resource conservation.

Here are some examples:

Cloth Furniture Pads – Our closest competitors are companies that offer international style crate & freight services. In that model, furniture is wrapped in single-use paper pads that are often disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled. Even when recycled, the energy consumed in that process makes this service method sub optimal. The industry uses paper pads because their open-network model means they will never get their pads or equipment back, so the cost of consumable materials and the waste are priced into the one-way, one-time use of those resources. MiniMoves® uses cloth furniture pads on 100% of our US domestic moves. We operate a closed network of service providers who retain the cloth pads from inbound shipments to use on outbound shipments moving from their market. MiniMoves® manages a nationwide inventory of tens of thousands of cloth pads that have a use cycle of 200 or more reapplications rather than the one-time use of paper pads. Using cloth pads, the estimated reduction in waste or need for recycling based on our annual shipment volume is 240,000 pounds of paper products.

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Tri-wall Cardboard Containers – The crate & freight industry uses wooden crates (lift vans) to protect household goods while in transit. These plywood containers are 4’x7’x7’ with an empty weight of 320 lbs. They will accommodate 800 lbs. of used household items on average.

MiniMoves Contianer Info

The containers are good for multiple uses but if damaged, do not repair well so they are scrapped in a landfill because wood recycling facilities are not common. We use tri-wall corrugated containers; three laminated layers of cardboard. Our containers are made up of individual parts (top, floor, door, sides, and back panel) so any damaged component part can be readily replaced, and the damaged part recycled. 


These containers measure 48’X88’X96’ and are attached to a solid floor wood pallet. MiniMoves® containers have an empty weight of 210 lbs. and can hold up to 1,200 lbs. of household goods. Because our containers are larger and accommodate 30% more volume, we use fewer containers per shipment, reducing the associated transportation cost attributable to the container. As an illustration, a 2,300-pound shipment would require 3 lift vans @ 960 lbs. of container weight compared to 2 MiniMoves® containers @ 420 lbs. of container weight. Based on our annual shipment volume, this reduction in weight saves transportation and fuel costs on 4,320,000 lbs. of attributable container weight. Additionally, our use of recyclable cardboard containers versus wood lift vans reduces the consumption of approximately 768,000 pounds of new lumber and an equal amount of landfill waste.


LTL freight transportation – Traditional van line service requires a hauling fleet that is inefficient to operate. It is often necessary to run the truck on “deadhead” miles just traveling to the loading points of the shipments. On an average cross-country trip, it is estimated that the driver will run more than 500 miles of unnecessary travel to accommodate the enroute pickups and deliveries. Our method of operation involves local service trucks that perform the “first-mile” pick-up service and combine our shipments with other work the local truck and crew are performing that day.

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.

Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

STATE TO STATE MOVES PDF

MiniMoves® Headquarters
4413 Roosevelt Road, Suite 103
Hillside, IL 60162

Environmental Sustainability

Our method of operation inherently reduces moving's carbon footprint.


The MiniMoves® service process is designed around several environmentally friendly ways that reduce our consumption footprint and optimize resource conservation.

Here are some examples:

Cloth Furniture Pads – Our closest competitors are companies that offer international style crate & freight services. In that model, furniture is wrapped in single-use paper pads that are often disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled. Even when recycled, the energy consumed in that process makes this service method sub optimal. The industry uses paper pads because their open-network model means they will never get their pads or equipment back, so the cost of consumable materials and the waste are priced into the one-way, one-time use of those resources. MiniMoves® uses cloth furniture pads on 100% of our US domestic moves. We operate a closed network of service providers who retain the cloth pads from inbound shipments to use on outbound shipments moving from their market. MiniMoves® manages a nationwide inventory of tens of thousands of cloth pads that have a use cycle of 200 or more reapplications rather than the one-time use of paper pads. Using cloth pads, the estimated reduction in waste or need for recycling based on our annual shipment volume is 240,000 pounds of paper products.

Tri-wall Cardboard Containers – The crate & freight industry uses wooden crates (lift vans) to protect household goods while in transit. These plywood containers are 4’x7’x7’ with an empty weight of 320 lbs. They will accommodate 800 lbs. of used household items on average.

MiniMoves Contianer Info
The containers are good for multiple uses but if damaged, do not repair well so they are scrapped in a landfill because wood recycling facilities are not common. We use tri-wall corrugated containers; three laminated layers of cardboard. Our containers are made up of individual parts (top, floor, door, sides, and back panel) so any damaged component part can be readily replaced, and the damaged part recycled. These containers measure 48’X88’X96’ and are attached to a solid floor wood pallet. MiniMoves® containers have an empty weight of 210 lbs. and can hold up to 1,200 lbs. of household goods. Because our containers are larger and accommodate 30% more volume, we use fewer containers per shipment, reducing the associated transportation cost attributable to the container. As an illustration, a 2,300-pound shipment would require 3 lift vans @ 960 lbs. of container weight compared to 2 MiniMoves® containers @ 420 lbs. of container weight. Based on our annual shipment volume, this reduction in weight saves transportation and fuel costs on 4,320,000 lbs. of attributable container weight. Additionally, our use of recyclable cardboard containers versus wood lift vans reduces the consumption of approximately 768,000 pounds of new lumber and an equal amount of landfill waste.

LTL freight transportation – Traditional van line service requires a hauling fleet that is inefficient to operate. It is often necessary to run the truck on “deadhead” miles just traveling to the loading points of the shipments. On an average cross-country trip, it is estimated that the driver will run more than 500 miles of unnecessary travel to accommodate the enroute pickups and deliveries. Our method of operation involves local service trucks that perform the “first-mile” pick-up service and combine our shipments with other work the local truck and crew are performing that day.

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

STATE TO STATE MOVES PDF

MiniMoves® Headquarters
4413 Roosevelt Road, Suite 103
Hillside, IL 60162

MiniMoves at a Glance...

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National Coverage

Service in cities large and small

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Claims FREE

Industry average is 24% – ouch!

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Completed Moves

Expert state-to-state services

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Network Terminals

Trained in our unique process

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2000 LBS

Weight Minimum

Affordable, efficient moving

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On Time Service

Reliable Moving Dates

Environmental Sustainability

Our method of operation inherently reduces moving's carbon footprint.

What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

The MiniMoves® service process is designed around several environmentally friendly ways that reduce our consumption footprint and optimize resource conservation.

Here are some examples:

Cloth Furniture Pads – Our closest competitors are companies that offer international style crate & freight services. In that model, furniture is wrapped in single-use paper pads that are often disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled. Even when recycled, the energy consumed in that process makes this service method sub optimal. The industry uses paper pads because their open-network model means they will never get their pads or equipment back, so the cost of consumable materials and the waste are priced into the one-way, one-time use of those resources. MiniMoves® uses cloth furniture pads on 100% of our US domestic moves. We operate a closed network of service providers who retain the cloth pads from inbound shipments to use on outbound shipments moving from their market. MiniMoves® manages a nationwide inventory of tens of thousands of cloth pads that have a use cycle of 200 or more reapplications rather than the one-time use of paper pads. Using cloth pads, the estimated reduction in waste or need for recycling based on our annual shipment volume is 240,000 pounds of paper products.

Tri-wall Cardboard Containers – The crate & freight industry uses wooden crates (lift vans) to protect household goods while in transit. These plywood containers are 4’x7’x7’ with an empty weight of 320 lbs. They will accommodate 800 lbs. of used household items on average. The containers are good for multiple uses but if damaged, do not repair well so they are scrapped in a landfill because wood recycling facilities are not common. We use tri-wall corrugated containers; three laminated layers of cardboard. Our containers are made up of individual parts (top, floor, door, sides, and back panel) so any damaged component part can be readily replaced, and the damaged part recycled. These containers measure 48’X88’X96’ and are attached to a solid floor wood pallet. MiniMoves® containers have an empty weight of 210 lbs. and can hold up to 1,200 lbs. of household goods. Because our containers are larger and accommodate 30% more volume, we use fewer containers per shipment, reducing the associated transportation cost attributable to the container. As an illustration, a 2,300-pound shipment would require 3 lift vans @ 960 lbs. of container weight compared to 2 MiniMoves® containers @ 420 lbs. of container weight. Based on our annual shipment volume, this reduction in weight saves transportation and fuel costs on 4,320,000 lbs. of attributable container weight. Additionally, our use of recyclable cardboard containers versus wood lift vans reduces the consumption of approximately 768,000 pounds of new lumber and an equal amount of landfill waste.

LTL freight transportation – Traditional van line service requires a hauling fleet that is inefficient to operate. It is often necessary to run the truck on “deadhead” miles just traveling to the loading points of the shipments. On an average cross-country trip, it is estimated that the driver will run more than 500 miles of unnecessary travel to accommodate the enroute pickups and deliveries. Our method of operation involves local service trucks that perform the “first-mile” pick-up service and combine our shipments with other work the local truck and crew are performing that day.

MiniMoves Contianer Info

STATE TO STATE MOVES PDF

MiniMoves® Headquarters
4413 Roosevelt Road, Suite 103
Hillside, IL 60162