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Moving Prep

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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.

  • 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.

You’ve packed your house up and waited anxiously for the movers to arrive and begin helping you move your belongings to your new home…but they didn’t show up. Before you panic, it is essential to make sure there wasn’t a scheduled window of arrival or tardiness from traffic or a previous move. If you still can’t get ahold of your movers, contact us to see how we can help.

Moving with Gardner

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.

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.

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

Read more with our packing tips guide.

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
  • 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.

Schedule Your Move Today

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.