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Do I need an in-home phone estimate, or can I get one over the phone?

Many moving companies can give moving quotes over the phone, however, you will receive the most accurate quote with an in-home estimate. For homes that are over 1,500 square feet, or if you have a number of large items, it is always best to get an in-home estimate.

How do I file a change of address?

You can fill out a change of address form at your local post office or at usps.com/move

How do I measure a room’s square footage?

Measure the length and width of the room with a ruler, making sure there are no obstructions in the way. Then multiply the length of the room by the width of the room.

How do I measure a room’s square footage?

Measure the length and width of the room with a ruler, making sure there are no obstructions in the way. Then multiply the length of the room by the width of the room.

What are some packing tips?
  • Choose boxes that are appropriate in size.
  • Cushion the bottom of your box with packing paper or bubble wrap.
  • Wrap delicate items carefully with packing paper or bubble wrap. Be sure to cushion the top with additional packing paper or bubble wrap so that items won’t shift and break.
  • Pack the boxes tightly, but be sure not to make them too heavy so that they are hard to lift.
  • Secure your box with packing tape.
  • Label each box with the contents and the room it belongs in.
What are some tips for choosing the right moving company?
  • Research local moving companies. Be sure to read customer reviews.
  • Contact the moving companies on your list and get a quote. Be sure to get a quote directly from the company.
  • Determine whether the moving company is licensed, with the proper insurance.
  • Be sure that the moving company’s schedule works with your own.
  • Familiarize yourself with the moving contract, including any additional fees.
What is the best way to determine the size and number of boxes I need?

The sizes of boxes you’ll need is entirely dependent on the items you pack. There are a number of specialty boxes available for specific items, such as wardrobe boxes and picture boxes. Keep in mind that packing large boxes with many heavy items can make them difficult to lift.

A rule of thumb for determining the number of boxes depends on the square footage of your home. The general guidelines are as follows:

  • Less than 500 sq ft: 3-12 large boxes, 8-15 medium boxes, 12-18 small boxes
  • 500-999 sq ft: 5-15 large boxes, 10- 20 medium boxes, 15-25 small boxes
  • 1,000-1,499 sq ft: 10-20 large boxes, 15-25 medium boxes, 20-30 small boxes
  • 1,500-1,999 sq ft: 15-25 large boxes, 20-30 medium boxes, 30-40 small boxes
  • Over 2,000 sq ft: 20-30 large boxes, 25-35 medium boxes, 40-50 small boxes
What is the best way to go about packing?
  • Try to pack room by room, starting with the room that is used the least.
  • Start with the items that are used the least in each room. Label the boxes when finished. Save essential items for last.
  • If packing seems to be overwhelming, contact your moving company to see if they offer packing services.
What will I need to have with me on the day I move?

Be sure to have any essential items that you will need, including toiletries, important papers, spare clothing, etc. Pack a suitcase with these as if you are going away for a few days vacation.

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The movers at Gardner Moving will take care of all the details surrounding your move. If you're ready for our movers to get to work, please give us a call today. We will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation in-home estimate.