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The Moving Checklist

Tips and tricks for how to pack and move successfully.

  • The Quick and Dirty Moving Checklist: What to do Before the Big Day

    Are you moving to a new home? If so, you know there’s a lot to do before moving day rolls around. To help you keep track of the details and make sure you don’t forget anything important, we’ve created this ultimate checklist to guide you through the process.     Sort & Declutter Before you …

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  • The Difference Between Local and Interstate Moves (+ how to Choose a Reputable Moving Company for Each)

      If you’re moving, it’s essential to know what kind of moving services you need. This is especially critical if you’re wondering how to choose a moving company that works for you. After all, different moves require different services, and understanding the needs associated with your move helps you get the ones you need. Today, …

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  • Helping Your Business Reopen: Moving and Storage Services

    If your restaurant, office, or retail store in Massachusetts is preparing to reopen after COVID-19, you need to follow certain guidelines from the government to keep your staff and clients safe and healthy.   How Gallo Moving Can Help As restaurants, offices, and retail establishments reopen and adapt to the latest social distancing guidance, we …

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  • How to Move In a Hurry: 7 Tips to Keep You Sane

    Most people take a few weeks to move. After all – you have to plan the trip, hire the movers, pack everything up, and then clean.  But when you’re moving in a hurry, time is one luxury you don’t have. Is it possible to move in a week–or even in a few days? Even more …

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  • Why Cheap Isn’t Always Best: The Gallo Difference

    Choosing a moving company to help you move homes can be a difficult process. Should you opt for the company that has the cheapest price? Or is it better to go with the movers that may be slightly more expensive, but are more reputable?   Choosing Your Movers     What happens when you choose …

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  • Packing Made Simple: 7 Tips to Pack Clothes for Moving

    You’ve found the perfect new home, and now it’s time to move. As excited as you may be to get into your new space, though, you have to start packing up your entire home first.  While some things are easier to pack than others, one place many people get stuck is with clothing. How do …

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  • Helpful Tips To Prepare For A Long Distance Move

    Whether 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! …

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  • What Makes Moving So Stressful, and How To Simplify The Process!

    When it comes to stressful experiences, moving has been listed as one of the top stressors that an individual will endure in their lifetime. That means that moving is just as stressful as a divorce, losing a job, or losing a loved one. If you are in the process of moving or have moved before, …

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  • 4 Simple Tips To Help Declutter Your Home in 2020

    A new year brings new opportunities to improve ourselves as well as our current living situation. Surely we’ve all heard the saying “New Year, New Me” and while it may sound cliché, that term can also extend into your current living situation regarding a potential move to a new home, or simply the desire to …

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  • 5 Quick & Easy Moving Tips To Help You Move Like A Pro

    The words fun and easy are rarely included when it comes to moving, however, it does not have to be a painstaking process to dread as your moving date comes closer! With that said, a move will have its fair share of frustrations, issues, and decisions, we have compiled our top 5 moving tips to …

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  • Handy Tips & Tricks For Moving With Pets

    Moving can be an incredibly stressful experience for any individual, whether it is a local, regional, or international move, and while this process can produce a tremendous amount of stress on individuals, and families, our pets are also susceptible! If you are moving with a family it can be hectic to make sure that everyone …

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  • Fall Moving Hacks To Simplify Your Move

    Moving on your own is quite like Murphy’s Law, if it can go wrong, you can bet it will! Moving certainly comes with its fair share of hassles, pains, and unexpected situations; whether it is getting time off from work, finding the right time to rent a truck, or even having to deal with inclement …

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  • When Is The Best Time To Move?

    September, a chilly breeze is in the air, summer is ending, vacations are coming to a close, school is back in session, and the great rental truck race begins! While September is a busy month for anyone, it also happens to be one of the busiest moving months of the year. This is due partly …

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  • The Benefits of Portable Storage Units

    There are many reasons to look into Portable storage units. Whether you’re moving or looking to makes some extra space around your home, storage units can help in a variety of situations. Portable storage units are helpful when it comes to decluttering your home, home staging, and even for a quick remodel. You might not …

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  • 5 Tips to Keep Calm During Your Next Move

    Moving to a new home or apartment can be a hectic process that takes time to plan and coordinate every aspect of packing up your entire life and relocating. Oftentimes this is easier said than done.

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  • Planning A Long Distance Move

    Moving is always a daunting task. We often forget just how much stuff accumulates over time – whether it’s been one year or ten! Adding longer distances only compounds the various problems and stressors that we come across. To help you plan the next long-distance move, we have provided some helpful hints and tips to …

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  • 5 Unspoken Rules of Moving Day Etiquette

    Moving is tough under the very best of circumstances. Failing to properly prepare, however, can make things even more challenging for both your family and the movers you’ve hired. There are numerous unspoken rules of moving day etiquette you may or may not be aware of depending on how many times you have relocated your …

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  • College Moving 101

    It’s the end of a milestone and time to venture on a new journey. You’ve earned your degree, and it’s now time to move off the dorm. The transition can either be a stressful one or smooth sailing. This will rest largely on how well you plan for move-out day, including the things you planned …

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  • Top 5 Moving Hacks

    There are no two ways about it: moving can be exhausting. There are very few people who enjoy the process of moving house, but unfortunately, from time to time, it has to be done. Hardly anyone lives in one residence for their entire lives. If you are going to be moving in the near future, …

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  • Gallo Moving & Storage listed as one of Banker & Tradesman’s Best!

    Is there a better way to be recognized as a top company than to be voted on by people who rely on your services every day?  At Gallo Moving & Storage we don’t think so.  That is why are proud to be listed as one of the top 3 movers in Massachusetts by Banker Tradesman.  Proud of …

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  • Last Minute Moving Tips

    Moving is stressful no matter how much time you have to prepare, but a last-minute move is more stressful than you can imagine. Your mind will be racing with a never-ending list of things to do and how little time you have to do them, but it is possible. Follow these tips to survive your …

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  • Tips For Moving in the Fall

    In most parts of the United States, fall is an excellent time to move. Although moving can be stressful under even the best circumstances, having good weather can certainly improve the experience. Despite the fact that fall is generally a good season during which to relocate your household, there are still certain tips that will …

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  • How Far in Advance Should You Book Your Move

    Relocating can be a hassle, but it is not impossible to achieve an organized and successful move. It is important to have a handle on all the arrangements that you need to make for your relocation. There are different types of moves that people make throughout the year, from in-state to international, and each requires …

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  • Questions to Ask Your Professional Movers

    Moving can be a very stressful process. Many people turn to hire a professional moving company in order to make the process go smoother and easier, but do you know what to ask when you’re looking to hire a moving company? Let’s review all of the questions you need to be ready to ask before hiring …

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  • Why Portable Storage Units are Perfect for College Students

    While the majority of college students in Massachusetts are currently stressing out over the final exams and projects, the time to move out of dorms is fast approaching. College students don’t typically have cars, making a portable storage unit an ideal choice. Rather than throwing out your dorm stuff or trying to sell it at the …

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    Mistakes You Should Avoid When Moving

    Stressful and exciting at the same time, moving into a new home or apartment, especially for the first time, is a major life event. No matter how much stuff you need to move with you, getting moving supplies and choosing between moving companies can become time-consuming and overwhelming. Here at Gallo Moving & Storage, we …

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  • 3 Tips for Moving with Pets

    Moving your family to a new house can be a stressful experience – from finding the perfect home to packing up all of your belongings and explaining the life changes to children, it’s hard to keep all your ducks in a row. Add stressed-out pets to the mix, and moving day can become a whirlwind …

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  • How to Ship My Car During a Move

    Moving is always an exhausting process. With so many aspects to worry about, moving your car to your new home can be just as tiring, if not complicated – especially if you’re moving long-distance and especially if you have to move more than one car. Most people tend to just drive their cars to their …

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  • How to Make A New Place Feel Like Home

    Moving to a new location can be exciting but it can also feel a bit weird. It doesn’t quite seem like home since you’ve recently moved in. Here are some tips that can help make your new place feel like home: Re-establish your routine As soon as you wake up and get out of bed, …

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  • Benefits of Hiring a Professional Packer

    Moving can be a stressful time, not to mention all of the packing that needs to be done. Why not leave the hassle of packing to the pros? There are many benefits of hiring a professional packer when it comes to moving. Check out these top reasons you should hire a professional packer! Save Time …

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  • A Guide to Moving Day Etiquette

    When it comes to moving, there are many ways to make sure your day is productive and smooth. Here are 10 things that will make moving day easier for everyone involved.   Let the movers do their job You’ve hired a full-service moving company for a reason, so YOU don’t have to move your items. …

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  • 3 MAJOR Tips for Successfully Moving with Children

    Moving is a stressful time, but throw a couple of screaming kids in the mix and it’s a downright nightmare. When trying to move with little ones it seems that your attention is always divided. Use these 3 tips to move with children with ease! 1. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help If someone offers to …

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  • 18 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Move

    Whether it’s across the country or down the street, moving can be expensive; which is why it’s important to use every opportunity possible to save money. Knowing how much you’ll need to spend and where you can save can help keep costs down. Here at Gallo Moving & Storage, we have put together a list …

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  • How To Avoid Moving Scams

    If you’re planning on relocating anytime soon, trusting your moving company can take a lot of the stress out of moving. Complaints about moving company scams have risen 25% since 2014. Avoid moving scams by following these quick tips. Say No to Low-Ball Bids When it comes to moving, it may seem like a great …

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  • What to Pack in Your First Night Box for Your New House

    Before we go into details, what exactly is a first night box? A first night box is a box or bag that contains everything you’ll need on the first night after moving into your new house. This will hold all of your essentials so you won’t be running around tearing boxes apart to find everything. …

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  • How to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

    Whether 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 …

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  • Benefits of the New Moving App!

    The Gallo Moving and Storage app for smart phones is a simple and enjoyable way to receive a moving estimate! Just select your dates, type of move, pick up and delivery locations, and we’ll provide an accurate estimate within 24 hours! We even offer estimates for auto vehicle shipping! Convenient No more hassle of trying …

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  • Organizing Your Storage Container

    Having a storage container can save a lot of space in your home, especially when you’re trying to stage your home for selling. Gallo Moving and Storage offers storage containers with the convenience and flexibility for renting for just the time you need. If you are thinking about renting a storage container, keep these organizing …

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  • How to Choose a Reputable Moving Company

    Before selecting a mover, it is extremely important to educate yourself on the basics of moving. Here are some things to consider before you choose a moving company — Research The Mover Use the Better Business Bureau, the American Moving and Storage Association, and the Department of Transportation to better understand the reputation of the …

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  • Gallo Moving & Storage Launches New Moving App

    Gallo Moving & Storage Remains at Forefront of Technology and Service. Announcing the launch of a new Moving App that estimates the cost of a move from the convenience of your smart phone. MILFORD, MASS. September 1, 2016 — Gallo Moving & Storage today announced that is has launched a new smart phone app, which …

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  • Why You Should Consider a Storage Container

    During any kind of move — whether commercial or residential, finding space to store your belongings during the process often gets overlooked until the very last moment. A very simple and cost effective solution would be to rent a storage container to store your belongings until the move is ready to be completed. Here are …

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  • Moving Forward… Part 1

    Big changes are coming to Gallo Moving & Storage. It’s all part of our continued commitment to stay at the forefront of innovation. Renovations First, we’re going through major renovations at our Headquarters in Milford, Mass. These upgrades will create a much better experience for our customers, drivers and employees. We know that happy and …

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  • Tips for Packing

    When picking the right type of box for packing, you would want to pick a box that is strong, with corrugated cartons and covers. Not every moving company has the ability to provide boxes, but we do provide you with quality packaging options. The added protection of mover-provided cartons may avoid damage that results from …

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  • What Home Stagers Do

    Essentially, home stagers are interior decorators whose job is to plan and choose the best furniture, color and fabrics that will work best to make your home look appealing. Unlike traditional interior designers who are trying to reflect the way the home looks to appeal to the homeowner, a stager must design the home so …

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  • Gallo Moving & Storage Helps Raise Money for Hopkinton Public Library

    The lines were out the door as folks lined up to tour the Gallo Moving & Storage truck at the fifth annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival, a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. Read all about it in the MetroWest Daily News.    

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  • 5 Reasons Why Moving Containers Make Sense

    For many families who are currently in the process of a major move, finding the space to store your belongings become a major challenge. Moving containers offer portable storage solutions that can help relieve the stress of moving from place to place. Most storage containers can fit an entire household of furniture, or, at least, …

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  • The Importance of White Glove Moving Service

    Moving can be a very tricky process because of the amount of coordination that it involves and the size of the furniture that are being packed and moved, but when you are shipping furniture that needs additional attention than others, the white glove moving option is probably your best bet to ensure that your precious …

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  • How to Pack Your Bedroom

    Before you move, learn how to pack like the pros. United’s Expert Advice will show you our proven practices for packing the items in your bedroom.

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  • The Collings Foundation and Gallo Moving

    Gallo Moving & Storage was a part of an exciting project put together by The Collings Foundation and Boston Productions. We were tasked with the job of delivering two historic pieces of American history:  a WWI Renault Tank and a WWI Ambulance, from Newville, PA to Stow, MA. The WWI Renault Tank is one of …

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  • Advantages of Moving During the Spring

    When planning for a major move, most people would plan the move around summer months when in fact they’re many benefits of planning your move during the spring months instead. Some benefits include warmer weather, longer days, and usually a better price from moving companies. Here are some advantages of planning your move during the …

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  • How to Prepare for an Office Move

    Has your company finally decided to relocate to another office? Perhaps even across the country? Planning a big office move can be rather overwhelming and can be difficult to deal with. Here are a few helpful reminders to prepare you for your big office move: Be sure to know what you have before everything is …

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  • Thank You to All Who Assisted in a Very Successful Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive

    Lt. Mark Manocchio of the Franklin Police Department wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Milford Daily News to thank all the the people in Franklin who helped make the Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive such as success. Here follows the text of that letter: I would like to thank everyone that helped us with …

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  • Franklin Police, Fire, and School Departments Collecting for Hurricane Sandy Relief — Gallo Moving & Storage to Deliver the Goods

    The Franklin Police, Fire, and School departments are teaming up to collect donations to help the people whose lives have been devistated by Hurricane Sandy. The collected items are destin for Monmouth County, NJ. Gallo Moving and Storage has voluenteered to deliver all the collected goods at no charge. Items needed include: Bottled Water Non-perishable …

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  • Gallo Moving & Storage to Assist New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION WILL DONATE NEARLY 1,000 PIECES OF GILLETTE STADIUM FURNITURE TO SIX NONPROFITS FOXBOROUGH, MA — The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will be donating nearly 1,000 pieces of used Gillette Stadium tables and chairs to six local nonprofit organizations. Upon arrival, nonprofits will select their desired furniture and will be …

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  • Museum’s COW to Mooove on Soon

    WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? by Morgan Rousseau, Daily News Staff, Milford Daily News BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Historical Museum has had an animated cow in its yard since August, but the colorful fellow will likely be gone by next week. The cow is painted on a rectangular storage container that is holding items from the …

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  • Gallo Moving & Storage Participates in Make a Difference Day 2011

    Gallo Moving & Storage participated in Braintree’s Make a Difference Day 2011. Make a Difference Day is a national day of giving where neighbors help neighbors. The Braintree event was cohosted by The Town of Braintree and Sustainable Braintree. We were happy to donate one of our trucks and a volunteer crew to this great cause. It …

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"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.

April 2020

"Gallo Moving & Storage is a team of absolute professionals. Their white glove service is truly impressive. From the quoting process to delivery they are fantastic. I have spoken with Chris H. several times and he has a wealth of knowledge and is very easy to talk to."

Paul O.

April 2020

"My husband and I moved out of our home after 49 years. Steve came down during the virus at the end of March 2020 and respected us old folk. Steve was also very efficient and to the point with our estimate. Thank you Steve. When our movers Mike and Duncan arrived today they got right to work after introducing themself. They did everything we asked and to our surprise had everything protected and packed very quickly."

Sue and Ray P.

April 2020

"The movers from Saturdays move were professional, efficient and friendly. They made a very difficult process much easier. I wanted to let you know the movers from Saturdays move were professional, efficient and friendly. They made a very difficult process much easier. I would definitely use your services again."

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April 2020

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April 2020

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