• Parents, child and dog packing boxes

    Packing a Move Day Bag for Kids and Pets

    Moving with kids? Just like packing a Move Day bag for yourself, you’ll also need the bags for your kids and pets. The kids’ bag (or pack one separately for each child) could include: Their toiletries Medications Diapers Wipes A first-aid kit Clothing (including pajamas) Favorite toys Stuffed animals Extra bags for dirty diapers and …

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  • How to Manage Moving Stress in December

    Moving is exciting, but it can also be stressful. In fact, a survey of 2,000 people found that moving is the most stressful life event – even more so than divorce or a breakup.  And for good reason – even if you don’t identify as a homebody, having a place to relax at the end …

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  • Decluttering

    Part 2: Purge Before you Pack for a Lighter Move!

    In our August blog post we discussed the minimalist move and how best to prepare by planning and sorting. Now we move on to decluttering! Follow the general rules of decluttering. One of the most difficult parts of a minimalist move (and minimalism in general) is saying goodbye to things that you’ve carried with you for …

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  • Purge Before you Pack for a Lighter Move!

    Purge Before you Pack for a Lighter Move!

    It’s only common sense that less stuff makes everything go much more smoothly. Spending some time purging items that haven’t been used in the past year will lead to a much easiest move. A minimalist move will make your move a breeze! Minimalism is the notion that you can live well with less. While you …

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  • How Long in Advance Should I Contact a Moving Company?

    Moving is a complex undertaking, so it’s naturally stressful. A priority to help minimize the stress of moving is to schedule movers well enough in advance. But how far in advance should you schedule a moving company? That depends on the season, how far you’re moving, and whether you’re relocating your residence or business. These …

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  • Gallo: More Than Just Moving & Storage

    By now, you know that Gallo Moving and Storage provides industry-leading moving services. We service commercial and residential customers and are highly involved in our local community, often partnering with local nonprofits and community causes to give back. Did you know, though, that we’re so much more than just movers? In this post, we’ll look at a …

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  • 5 Critical Holiday Home Safety Tips

    The holidays are just around the corner, which means family, friends, festivities, and lots of good things to eat.  Unfortunately, it can also mean a variety of new safety risks for your home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires caused by holiday decorations result in $11 million in annual property damages.  Don’t worry, …

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  • Smart Ways to Use 8 Common Packing Materials

    If you’re planning a move, you’ll need the right packing materials to ensure your belongings are adequately protected.  Boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and padding material are all essential for a safe and successful move. Each has a specific purpose and should be used accordingly. This blog will show you how to use these packing supplies …

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  • On to Bigger and Better Things: 5 Signs it’s Time to Upsize Your House

    For most of us, there’s a natural progression when it comes to our homes.  First, we buy a starter home – something that’s small, manageable, and perfect for a single person or couple. As the family grows and life gets busier, though, most people choose to sell the starter home and scale up into something …

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