Not every moving company can say yes to moving your pool table, but we can!
The short answer is yes, we do move pool tables. We can disassemble most pool tables (please keep in mind this is usually a labor-intensive project that will add quite a bit of time to your move), and we can safely and easily transport all the pieces of your pool table to a new location.
However, be advised that we are unable to reassemble pool tables due to the fact that each pool table must be re-felted and re-levelled by a professional pool table technician.…
Our Plastic Moving Crates Do More Than Just Make Moving Easier
Are you moving locally in the Austin area? Elephant Moving & Storage is pleased to announce our new plastic moving crates program. It’s a cheaper and more environmentally friendly approach to packing than the traditional cardboard box route!
Save Money With Plastic Moving Crates
Our plastic crates allow you to pack up your whole house without spending a fortune on cardboard boxes or wasting tons of time scrounging for free used boxes around town. The plastic crates can be rented in groups of 25 for a flat price that includes 2 full weeks (14 days) – this price includes delivery and pickup.…
We know packing is hard work.
At Elephant Moving & Storage we make every effort to keep moving simple and as easy as possible, as well as the most cost-effective for our customers.
For local moves, we have a number of systems at work in our trucks that assist in keeping costs down and packing to a minimum.
Not all movers help you decide what to pack, but we do!
Small & Large Items
All small items (clothing, shoes, dishes, books, knick knacks, etc) should be boxed to ensure they are protected while they are being relocated.
However, certain items, such as TVs, mirrors, glass tops, glass shelves, framed pictures, small electronics, computer components, and lamps can remain unpacked.…
Understand Your Moving Schedule
If you booked a move with Elephant Moving Austin you should receive a confirmation email from our office. This email is important because it is proof of your reservation with us and also provides you with some very important information regarding your moving schedule and Elephant Moving’s policies. Please read all information carefully and contact our office if you have any questions.
What does your move start time mean?
If you have scheduled a morning appointment for 8am or 9am then your moving crew should arrive at the scheduled time (sometimes they are a few minutes early or late depending on weather or traffic).…
Don’t lose business with a commercial move
Is your company moving soon? Actively looking for a new location? Growing out of your current office and just thinking about relocating? We are here to help you with your commercial move.
One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your move is what relocation company will assist you with the transition. At Elephant Moving & Storage we understand how critical this time is for a business. Our commercial moving specialists can assist every step of the way, from planning to execution, to ensure that your company€™s move is carried out with professionalism and a minimum of disruption to your business.…
Moving Tip # 12 Using Personal boxes, might be one of the most important moving tips we can give
- Use brightly colored storage tote boxes, one for each person.
- Let each family member fill their box with items they will want ‘right away’ in the new home — a set of sheets, a towel, a couple of extension cords, a phone, nightlights, address book, pens and paper, keys, tissues, travel cosmetic case, and so on.
Make sure that the personal boxes are easily distinguishable from, say, the two dozen plastic bins you have used to store holiday decorations, board games, or other items that you do not need access to right away.…
Moving Tip #11: Keep important papers with you!
Your list of “important” papers might include:
- birth certificates
- school records
- moving estimates
- new job contacts
- utility company numbers
- recent bank records
- current bills
- phone lists
- closing papers
- realtor info
- and more.
Don’t leave these with your Austin moving company. Keep them with you! This way, you will have immediate access to them without having to dig through a dozen boxes or hunt all over your new house for the box you need.
You may think you labeled your box of important papers well enough, but quite often it can be difficult to locate one particular box when you have your entire house packed into 100+ boxes spread all around.…
Safeguard valued items
Our helpful moving tip # 10 is simple, but important. It is a good idea to keep valuable possessions, such as jewelry, silverware, collections, or antiques, with you. If you have a long move and no room in your car, bury the items in a box titled “Misc kitchen pantry”.
Either way, check your homeowner’s insurance to see how you are covered during the move and if you need additional insurance from your Austin moving company.
Find out what paperwork (receipts, appraisals, and photos) you might need to file a claim in case of loss. If you purchase additional insurance for your move, be sure to read your moving insurance policy carefully so you are aware of all conditions and exclusions of the policy.…
Use your luggage
Helpful moving tip # 9 – Fill luggage and duffel bags with clothing, sheets, towels, and paper goods.
Even for local Austin moves you will be able to quickly spot your green suitcase holding your favorite sweaters, whereas “Box #97” might remain elusive for days. Avoid packing books or heavy items in large suitcases, as these can be extremely difficult to move and may damage the luggage.
Also avoid packing dishes or fragile items in suitcases or duffel bags, as luggage generally does not offer the same protection as boxes specifically designed for china and other delicate items.…
Consolidate cleaning supplies
Pay attention to our moving tip #8 – If you must clean your old place after moving out, put together a kit of basic cleaning supplies and rags that will be left behind after your Austin moving company clears out your belongings.
Clean anything possible ahead of time (the inside of kitchen cupboards, the oven, windows, etc.), and if possible, vacuum each room as the movers empty it. If you find the job is too overwhelming to tackle yourself try enlisting the help of friends or family. Or, check with your Austin mover to see if they offer a cleaning and make ready service and/or carpet cleaning services in addition to their usual moving services.…