How far in advance should you start planning? What can you do to make your move manageable? When should you hire a moving company? How do you make the most of the services offered? Our customers ask us questions like these all the time, and for a good reason: there are many moving parts involved in even a short move, and navigating it all can be challenging. Fortunately, you are not alone in the process. In this blog, we’re collecting some of the most common questions we get from our customers and answering them in-depth so that you can execute your next move as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Let’s dive in. 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. 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. Gallo: A Versatile, Professional Moving Company Dedicated to Meeting Your Needs There are a lot of considerations that go into any move, and you deserve a moving team that will meet you where you are. Here at Gallo, we offer a wide variety of moving services designed to provide the assistance and support you need to get where you’re going. From commercial and residential moves to senior living moves, our teams are here to help you with your transition every step of the way. Ready to get moving with Gallo? Request your free move estimate now.