Moving, Packing and Storage FAQ

Q: How far in advance should you start planning?
A: As soon as possible. Scheduling gets tight for many companies and the more you plan and prepare the easier the move.

Q: What can you do to make your move manageable?
A: Plan in small increments and go room by room. Dispose of anything you don’t want… don’t pay to move things you don’t want.

Q: When should you hire a moving company?
A: 6–8 weeks prior to your move to be safe, especially in high demands months between March and September.

Q: How do you make the most of the moving services offered?
A: Prioritize what you can do efficiently on your own. Use the Pros to help where needed… packing delicate items, crating expensive pieces, dissassembling equipment.

Q: How can I make packing easier?

A: Packing is one of the most significant pain points of any move. After all, it’s time-consuming, inconvenient, and challenging. To make it as easy and organized as possible, we recommend taking a room-by-room approach to packing, beginning with the rooms you use the least.

Get rid of anything you don’t need, and pack items you’re planning to take in durable, high-quality moving boxes.

Label each box clearly and (pro tip) use a different color label for different rooms. Blue for living room, for example, and purple for kitchen. This makes unpacking a breeze and allows you to settle into your new home as quickly as possible.

Q: I want something delivered to my children/storage facility/etc. – can you do that?

A: Yes, we can! What many people don’t know about Gallo is that we can handle multiple stops in one move.

For example, say you’ve packed up the family home, but you want to drop that heirloom dresser off at your daughter’s house and move your boxed, out-of-season clothing to your storage shed in the process. We can handle it!

As we load our moving trucks with your items, we’ll pack everything in the order it will be delivered. Our team will work with you no matter what you need to ensure we provide the moving services required to streamline your moving experience.

Q: I’m moving internationally. Can you help?

A: We sure can. As an authorized Agent of United Van Lines, we provide global reach to help you get where you’re going. Our team offers end-to-end support for global moves and will help you organize the details, safeguard your items, and settle into your new home as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Q: What moving services do you offer for businesses?

A: We understand that commercial moves can be complex, and we’re here to help.

Our specialized commercial moving teams offer expert office moving services, commercial storage in our 70,000-square-foot warehouse, moving logistics services customized to your unique requirements, and dedicated moving and packing services for high-value items, from medical equipment to electronics. Learn more about our commercial moving services here.

Q: Do you assist with senior moves?

A: If you or a loved one are moving into a retirement community, Gallo can help.

As part of our senior living program, we offer flat-rate moving fees, priority service, and compassionate care for people at all stages of life. Learn more about our Senior Moving Services here.

We also partner with assisted living facilities to provide dedicated move managers to help clients and their families settle in and enjoy the next phase of life.

Q: What’s the easiest way to get a moving quote?

A: Budgeting your move is essential. Not too long ago, the only way to figure out how much your move would cost was to have an in-person moving consultation. While that’s still a great option, we’ve taken things a step further to make getting a quote easier for you.

With our DIY virtual quote app, Yembo, you just use your phone to walk around your house and record a video of the items you want to move. Our team will review the video and generate a quote as quickly as possible. The result? An accurate moving quote right from the comfort of your own home! Learn more about our app here.

Q: Are your movers licensed according to federal or state laws?

A: Whether you are hiring a company to move you across town, or across the country, you want to make sure they are properly licensed to do so before hiring them. When inquiring about licensing, also be sure to ask what type of insurance they carry in the event of an accident.

Q: What type of experience should moving professionals have?

A: Hiring an experienced company will put your mind at ease, and make everything run more smoothly. If you’re moving somewhere with special circumstances, such as a high rise with lots of stairs or very small doorways, be sure to mention that to the company before hiring them. Make sure they’ve dealt with a similar situation in the past.

Q: Do movers offer liability coverage?

A:Finding out what type of protection the company offers in case of an incident or mishandling of your stuff is very important. Find out if they cover the full cost of a damaged item, or only partial cost, before hiring them. The better the liability coverage is, the more at ease your mind will be during the move.

Q: Can you provide references?

A:An experienced, established, moving company should be able to easily offer references from past clients. Do some research online, talk to friends and family, find out what people have to say about the company.

Q: Can you move products such as TV or other specialty or high-end items?

A:If you’re hiring a moving company, chances are you don’t want to have to be involved in the process. To make sure there are no surprises, provide an overview of the products they’ll be moving and make sure they’re comfortable with everything. Inquire if there’s a specific way things need to be packed.

Overall, the most important thing to remember is to ask all these questions before the moving day. Find out exactly how the move will be done, pricing options, and a time frame for the move. A moving company can be a great option to make the move simpler and easier on yourself, but you don’t want any unexpected bumps in the road along the way. If you don’t feel sure about a company, talk to a different company. After all, they’re going to be handling all of your personal belongings and feeling confident in their abilities is the most important part.

You can trust the Gallo team with all of your moving, packing and storage needs. We are fully licensed and insured and have a reputation of a reliable full-service moving company serving local moves from Worcester to Boston, including Metrowest Boston, the South Shore, Southern Middlesex County, and all of Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol Counties. We have been providing residential and commercial interstate, cross-country and international moves for nearly two decades and are affiliated with the most trusted names in the business. Request a free move evaluation or download our moving app for a free estimate! Contact our moving experts today online or call 508-422-4400!

Real Reviews from Our Customers

"Mike and his team were absolutely incredible at every step of our move. The logistics of the move were challenging with furniture going to 3 different locations after we moved out of our family home. And they handled everything so well. They were professional, conscientious, and just great guys!"

Pam H.

February 2024

"Wonderful service! Kevin and his partner were exceptional! I would definitely use your service again."

Patryzia F.

February 2024

"Kindest and most efficient movers I’ve ever met. Would very highly recommend to everyone I know."

Lauren M.

February 2024

"My experience with Gallo Movers was terrific. They arrived as planned with great communications. Care was taken when moving the items. Gallo movers made the move look easy. They are highly recommended. "

Mesrob M.

February 2024

"Gallo was exceptional. We strongly recommend them. They had to move heavy couches out of a second storey window--no easy feat. They were professional, efficient, and friendly."

Copie L.

February 2024

"From Chris H to Kevin D and the whole crew assigned to our move, I could not be happier. This was a big move for our family, and these men were all very kind and understanding. It went without a hitch! They worked non-stop from the minute they arrived until our house was empty! I would recommend Gallo to anyone who wants a seamless, stress-free move."

Susan P.

February 2024

"Great guys! Very professional! Quick and efficient, would recommend to anyone moving!"

Kara G.

February 2024

"Mike, Duncan and Joe are incredible hard working guys. We moved on a ridiculous hot day. These guys could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We recommend GalloMovers any day. By the way Mike was in charge of our move 81/2 years ago. Gallo is lucky to have a person like Mike as a hard working supervisor!"

Helene P.

February 2024

"The movers were very friendly and professional and took great care to ensure that everything was safely moved from one home to the next. They were very accommodating when arranging furniture. They stacked boxes in an organized fashion that made unpacking much easier. I would highly recommend these movers!"

Sandy G.

February 2024

"Francisco and his team were amazing. From start, working with Brian, to finish the service was top notch. Would highly recommend Gallo to anyone."

Jane B.

February 2024

"From initial contact through packing, loading and delivery we enjoyed A+ service from Gallo. Chris gave us a fair estimate via a FaceTime tour, Meg and Kim were great communicators via phone, email, and text, and the packing and moving crews were friendly, efficient, and totally professional. When our house sold, we were contacted immediately by more than 20 moving companies. We’re very glad that we went with Gallo!"

Tom O.

February 2024

"We are very pleased with the service we received from your company. Everything was well handled from start to finish. We were kept informed every step of the way. The movers were courteous, friendly and very gentle with our belongings. We are so pleased that we will use Gallo Moving again for the second portion of our move and will recommend them to family and friends."

Grace P.

February 2024

"Everything went smoothly. The crew was very professional and helped out with some "extracurricular" things... replaced a light bulb in the freezer, changed a battery in a smoke detector. One guy even repaired a bookcase that was falling apart. I have used many movers over the years and your guys were the best. Thank you and the Gallo crew. I will be calling shortly for the debris pick up."

Edward C.

February 2024

"Fantastic! Organized! Friendly! Excellent! Great experience on what could have been a stressful day!!!"

Caroline S.

February 2024

"We were SO pleased with the crew from Gallo Moving that did our move. They were just amazing! Friendly and professional, and really approached the job with a positive, can-do attitude. They were a pleasure to work with - they turned something I was dreading into such an easy process."

Andrea Z.

February 2024

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