moving tip #7Moving Tip #7 – Pack ahead

Anything you can pack ahead will save you time on moving day. This is our helpful moving tip #7 – Pack seldom used or out of season items early to avoid being rushed at the last minute. If it is summer, get your winter clothing and coats out of the way.

You don’t really need 5 radios or TVs around your house for the last few days there. Box up your shampoo and extra toothpaste and live out of a travel cosmetic case for the last week or two. Pare down dishes, cooking utensils and food supplies to bare essentials.…

moving tips #6Moving Tips #6 Keep Things Together

For our Moving tips #6 we will help you stay organized and make unpacking after your move much easier.

Insist on keeping things together when you or your Austin moving company are packing boxes. Keep bookends with books, light bulbs with lamps, and extension cords with appliances.

Small, loose parts can be attached to the item they belong to with tape or placed in small bags or envelopes (to keep picture hooks with pictures, shelf brackets with a bookcase, a special wrench and bolts with the wall unit, etc).

Keep larger corresponding items (such as a cable TV cord or remotes) in ziplock bags, and tape these to the underside or back of the item.…

moving tips #5Moving Tips #5 Color Coordinate

One of the hardest parts of moving is making sure everything gets to its proper location when your movers unload the truck.With help from our moving tips #5 things will go a lot smoother.

You’ve paid a lot of money to get your move done right, so who wants to spend a lot of time and energy moving everything again after your Austin moving company is gone?

Labeling is a good start, but coloring is better! Designate a color for each room in your new home, such as yellow for kitchen, orange for dining room, etc.…

moving tip #4Moving Tips #4 Strategize Wardrobe Box Use

Your friends at Elephant Moving Company will be happy to deliver moving boxes and packing supplies ahead of your moving day. If you are packing yourself, get things organized as early as possible with the help of our moving tips #4.

A few days before your move, fill some sturdy handled shopping bags with bulky closet items such as shoes, sweaters, belts, and jeans. On moving day, fill the bottom of the tall wardrobe boxes with some of the shopping bags then add your hanging clothing. Pack hanging items tightly so things won’t move around and fall off of hangers.

moving tip #3Moving Tips #3: Utilize Wardrobe Boxes

For your helpful moving tips #3, your Austin moving company has found a lot of ways to maximize wardrobe box use. These tall boxes are perfect for bulky, lightweight items such as comforters, pillows, and blankets, as well as clothes that need to remain hanging.

Our standard wardrobe boxes are 24 inches wide so 2 feet of your hanging clothes will fit in each box. Measure the clothes in your closets (including coat closets) to see how many wardrobe boxes you will need.

You can also use wardrobe boxes for closet storage boxes, shoe boxes, and other bulky items such as fabric bolts, large baskets, or gift wrap tubes.…

moving tip #2Moving Tips #2 – Have Plenty of Supplies

Don’t make us say this twice;

”you will need LOTS of boxes”

Probably more boxes than you ever imagined, and having enough boxes will make your life easier! (If you buy your boxes from us here at your local Austin moving company keep in mind that we offer free delivery! No hauling or schlepping – we do the heavy lifting for you.)
Have about 10 boxes set aside to use for last minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies. You will need strong packing tape to close up the boxes securely (and please don’t forget to tape the bottoms of the boxes, too!).…

moving tip #1Moving Tips #1 Make A List

Make a list if your helpful moving tips #1. Your friends at Elephant Moving & Storage know that moving may not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but planning ahead will go a long way toward making the process bearable.

Leaving everything until the last minute will only stress you out. A little preparation will help make you feel better about your local Austin move or interstate move.

Nothing is worse than the feeling of helplessness that will overcome you if you schedule a move and are completely unprepared when the movers show up.…

packing boxesLearn From The Masters

When packing boxes up for your home or business it is important to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure that your move experience is a positive one. Your Austin movers at Elephant Moving & Storage have a lot of experience in this department! If you have any questions we encourage you to call our office anytime for assistance.

The most important thing to remember when packing boxes is to use the proper size box for each item. Book boxes are so called for a reason – they are designed to hold books and other small, heavy items.…

moving claimsAt Elephant Moving and Storage we strive to maintain the highest quality services.

Our movers work hard to get your valued possessions moved safely across town or across the country. Occasionally, however, despite all efforts and precautions, small damages may occur. It is important to remember that all claims must be submitted in writing.

A phone call will not be sufficient to process your claim! If you have a damage claim the best way to begin the claims process is to submit your claim to our claims department by emailing

Please include your name, the date of your move, a description of the item and the damage that occurred, the value of the item, and what you are asking for as compensation.…

item list…But if it’s hourly, why do you need my item list?

This is a question the sales staff at Elephant Moving hears frequently. Many customers want to know why we need an accurate item list from them if we are charging by the hour.


An accurate item list helps our moving crews keep their schedule. If a crew shows up to a move and there is more to move than on the list then the move will take longer. This means that the crew will be late to the moves after this one, which is not fair to the other customers.…