All licensed movers must carry cargo insurance, for the customers’ and the company’s protection. This translates into cargo valuation coverage in the amount of 60 cents per pound per article. Obviously, this is basic and limited coverage for covering your belongings.…

When you have an internal plumbing problem, you go to a medical professional. When you have a household plumbing problem, you hire a professional plumber. In other words, we all seek out specialists who are the best at what they do.…

Elephant Movers and StorageDo you know the difference between a moving company vs a moving broker?

A moving broker is definitely not a mover!

Brokers do not have the operational and logistic capabilities that moving companies have. They do not have moving trucks, professional movers, proper moving equipment, and in a lot of cases not much moving experience.…

Summer is without a doubt the busiest time of year for the moving industry. But why is this?

Summer MovingThe number one reason summer moving is so common is the weather! Everything is harder in the winter. The cold makes moving extra challenging, with icy roads and sidewalks, snow banks hindering parking, and frozen hands and feet.…

We have received a number of inquiries lately about the shipping website uShip.com, which is an online marketplace for shipping services. Service providers bid against one another for customers’ shipments.

While you might be able to get your items shipped for dirt cheap using uShip, you should be aware that uShip is simply an online marketplace for helping parties connect.…

When it comes to selling residential properties, market research indicates that word choice and phrasing really do matter. While “location, location, location” is still paramount, certain words and phrases can influence both the perceived value of a home and the time it takes to sell, according to research by CoreLogic, Inc.…

It hardly seems that long, but sure enough, this July marked 10 years in business for Austin-based Elephant Moving & Storage – our favorite Texas moving and storage company. Happy Birthday to us!

Wow. From just an idea we had to start a small business in Austin, to a moving company that now operates throughout Texas and even beyond, in only 10 years.…

If it’s the last week in July, that means it’s moving time for thousands of Texas college students. Moving is never fun or without hassles, but here are a few tips to help minimize the negatives, so you can enjoy the positives of your move.…