moving boxesWhether you’re moving down the street or across the country, it’s still a stressful time. The most important thing to remember when moving long distance is always be prepared. The planning done before the move is the most crucial part of moving. Whether moving across the state or country, don’t let things become complicated, be prepared!

Book a Mover

Here at Gallo Moving, we have years of experience, extensive training, and cutting edge technology to make our move evaluations comprehensive and accurate. Our team of professional movers have received the best training in the industry to ensure that all of your possessions are expertly packed and moved with care. All of our crew members also undergo background checks so you can trust our movers in your home!

Create a Schedule

Having an extensive and established timeline of your move is a great guideline to make sure that all of your tasks are finished before the big day. Make a checklist of everything you need to do before the move; be sure to include dates of when you’re going and where you need to go to do each task.


We all collect junk over the years, but decluttering your home and finally getting rid of things will make your packing and moving process a lot faster and easier. Moving is a great excuse to finally get rid of some of that junk that’s been piling up in the garage or basement for years. Create three different piles (throw away, donate, and sell) and place your items where it seems fit. Have a yard sale to get rid of most of your junk and then donate the rest. Just because something doesn’t sell at a yard-sale doesn’t mean you should pack it up and bring it with you to your new home.


When packing, always keep in mind your unpacking process. Pack items in boxes by what room they will be going in in your new home. Instead of just throwing things in boxes, organizing all of your items will make your unpacking process go a lot faster and smoother.


When it comes to labeling boxes, don’t be afraid to go label crazy. Label every single box with which room it should go in. Make signs for each room, such as “Ryan’s Room”, and hang them on every door or room in your new home. This will make it extremely easy for the movers to quickly move all of your belongings into the house and to where they belong.

Don’t stress; the move will be worth it. Stay calm and rely on Gallo Moving & Storage to make your long distance move as smooth as possible.