packing cratesGet Packing Crates!

We are very happy to announce that our packing crate rental program has reached 10,000 rentals of our earth-friendly packing crates!

10,000 packing crates are equal to almost 20,000 standard moving industry book boxes that would have been thrown into the garbage upon completion of moves.

20,000 cardboard boxes equal nearly 36,000 pounds of waste – that’s 36,000 pounds less waste that went to Austin area landfills last year thanks to all of our customers who chose the reusable packing crates to pack and move their homes.

Easiest Way To Pack Your Home

Our super durable packing crates are the easiest way to pack your home – no need to spend time building boxes and getting tangled in tape!…

moving tipsSome more moving tips to help make your move a smooth one

  • Use up all your food, so you don’t have to move it.
    • Plan for fridge/freezer items
  • Defrost freezer/refrigerator.
    • Place charcoal to dispel odors.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean area rugs and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Plan for the special needs of children, pets, and plants
  • If using a moving company, check:
    • Insurance coverage
    • packing and unpacking labor
    • arrival day plans
    • paperwork
    • method and time of expected payment
  • Ask about regulations for pets including:
    • licenses
    • vaccinations
    • tags
    • leash laws, etc.

On Moving Day:

  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.

Moving guideThere’s so much to do when you are moving! How to deal with your address changes.

One of the most important tasks during this hectic time is to take care of your address changes and switching over all your bills to your new place. Changing your address in a timely manner will avoid the inconvenience of misdirected mail and late bills and notices.

Be sure to send a change of address to:

feed those in needHelp Us Help feed Austin families in need!

We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Move for Hunger. Our moving crews will be able to pack up any non-perishable food items that customers don’t want to bother with moving, and donations will be delivered to the Capital Area Food Bank. We are proud to help feed Austin families in need.

Don’t waste anything when you move.

Nearly everyone who moves takes the opportunity to purge their unwanted items of every kind. Customers are always telling us not to count pantry items in our estimates because they plan to eat or toss much of the contents.…

moving compliance inspectionTop Ratings!

Elephant Moving and Storage has just finished a USDOT random moving compliance inspection and has received a rating of ‘satisfactory’.

The US Department of Transportation is the agency that is in charge of regulating the household goods movers that engage in interstate operations. Elephant Moving was picked randomly for inspection by the main office in Washington DC along with another 50 household goods movers in TX.

The inspection covers every aspect of a moving company’s operations. Household goods movers must comply with paperwork regulations: moving contracts, moving estimates, moving tariff, claims files and more.

The inspection covers safety regulations for drivers: alcohol and drugs programs, hours of service driving rules, accident reports and more.…

Austin Zero WasteHelp Us Help The World!

The city of Austin has approved a “zero waste plan” (Read the approved Zero Waste Plan); the goal is to reduce the amount of waste Austinites send to landfills by 90% by the year 2040.

In order to reach this goal Austin needs everyone to pitch in and help us become a zero waste community.

Elephant Moving and Storage is the first Austin moving company to offer our customers a “plastic moving crate rental” program to encourage our friends and customers in Austin to reduce their waste. These plastic moving crates are an earth friendly alternative to the traditional method of packing in cardboard boxes.…

Attention Austin Apartment Movers…

For the benefit of Austin Apartment Movers; did you know that Elephant Moving & Storage has teamed up with local Austin apartment buildings and communities to help save our customers money?

If you live in one of these partner communities your management or leasing office can provide you with valuable coupons to help save on your next move with Elephant Moving! Simply visit the office and ask for your discount card. Partner communities include:

  • Verde Shadow Brook Apartments
  • Saddlecreek Apartments
  • Waterstone Apartments
  • Crossing Apartment Homes
  • Colonial Grand at Onion Creek
  • Terraces At Southpark Meadows
  • Ridgeview Apartments
  • Regency Park Apartments
  • Deerfield Apartments
  • Sedona Springs ApartmentsAustin Apartment movers
  • Stonegate Apartments
  • Villages of Bella Vista
  • Highlands Hill Country
  • River Oaks
  • SoCo Apartments
  • Alexan Onion Creek
  • Camden Stoneleigh
  • Gaines Ranch Apartments
  • Alexan City Lights
  • Austin Trails Apartments
  • The Cottages of Onion Creek
  • River Stone Ranch
  • Archstone Monterrey Ranch
  • Cliffs at Barton Creek Apartments
  • Barton Creek Landing
  • Austin City View Apartments
  • University Commons Apartments
  • Falcon Ridge Apartments
  • Gables Townlake
  • Barton Hills Park Place
  • 404 Rio Grande Apartments
  • Waters at Bluff Springs
  • Congress Square Apartments
  • State House on Congress
  • Hudson Miramont
  • Windsor at Barton Creek
  • Camden South Congress
  • Grand Reserve at Sunset Valley
  • AMLI Downtown
  • Park at Monterrey Oaks
  • Circle S Apartments
  • Breakers on the Lake
  • AMLI at Lantana Ridge
  • Camden Circle C Ranch
  • Legacy on the Lake Apartments
  • Monarch, AMLI on 2nd
  • Robertson Hill Apartments
  • Villas on 6th, University Estates at Austin
  • Settlers Creek, Crescent Apartments
  • Gables Town Lake
  • Gables 5th Street Commons
  • The Triangle Residences
  • The Block on Pearl
  • Jefferson at West Campus, and many more!

downtown austin high-rise movingAre you moving in or out of a high rise in downtown Austin?

Our city is growing! The Austin skyline has started to fill up and look more like NY these days. It is so exciting to see Austin’s downtown area changing and becoming a thriving metropolis and this means that downtown Austin high-rise moving is becoming more common.

As a local Austin moving company that works often in this growing area we have gathered some feedback from the field to help you pass moving day downtown faster, smoother and more efficiently.


Make sure to reserve parking for the moving truck if necessary.…

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