moving box hintsThe best way to pack a moving box

Packing a moving box can be a daunting task. There are so many sizes and types of packing materials to choose from. Where do you start?! Here are a few helpful tips about boxes and packing to keep your move going smoothly!

Small boxes are also called book boxes, for good reason. They are well suited to holding books! Filling boxes larger than the small/book box size with books is a recipe for disaster! They are difficult to lift, hard to stack in the truck, unwieldy to maneuver up and down stairs, and most importantly, very difficult for you, the customer, to move should you need to do so before or after your Austin moving company relocates you.…

Best Practices to Plan Ahead for Your Move

Summer time is the busiest time of the year for movers. We are here to help you plan ahead for your move.In addition, the beginning and end of each month are traditionally busier than mid-month, regardless of the season. If you are planning to move during one of these times, plan well in advance so your mover’s schedule can accommodate your requirements.

Can it wait till winter?

If you have the flexibility, try not to mplan ahead for your moveove during the summer months or at the end of the month. Most movers charge higher rates for moves made during these time periods (your friendly Austin movers do have high- and low-season rates but we do not charge more for moves at the beginning/end of the month or weekends).…

transit insuranceThe Basics About Transit Insurance

The basic insurance that Austin movers carry is $.60 per pound per article. Liability is limited to $100.00 for damage to floors, walls, doors, and painted surfaces. You may wish to purchase additional transit insurance to cover loss or damage to your goods; additional coverage is not available for damage to premises.

Elephant Moving works with to bring you increased insurance options. offers Total Loss Only, Full Replacement – Valued Inventory and Full Replacement – Lump Sum coverages. Additional options include Pairs and Sets coverage and Mechanical and Electrical Derangement coverage. allows you to insure one high value item, your entire shipment, or anything in between.…

moving reservation Moving Reservation and Cancellation

Reservations for move appointments are accepted on a first come first served basis. Simply receiving an estimate does not guarantee that an appointment is available on the desired day. Time slots are not guaranteed until customer has officially booked a move. Valid credit card information may be required to hold a reservation. Reference numbers and/or confirmation emails are given to every customer who books a move –


Moves must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance of appointment time to avoid a cancellation fee. Failure to do so will result in a $75 nonrefundable cancellation fee.…

best Austin moversHappy Best Austin Movers 2007

It’s that time of year again – the Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin Poll! Visit the Austin Chronicle’s website at to vote for all your local favorites (including your friendly movers here at Elephant Moving in the ‘services’ section!). Help make us the best Austin movers for 2007!

Remember, ballots must be submitted online or postmarked by Monday July 2, 2007.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to get an Austin residential or commercial moving estimate now!

moving specialWhy Choose Us…

How do we make  your storage and moving special and what sets us apart from the rest?

Your friendly Austin movers use methods for packing and moving that have been finely tuned over years of experience. Our unique ways of doing things set us apart from other movers. Our special wrapping and maneuvering techniques ensure that your belongings will be transported in the safest and most efficient manner.

Our highly trained professional movers wrap all furniture in heavy duty moving blankets for maximum protection. Skilled movers are necessary for a smooth move. Our movers are well-trained to move even your most fragile or bulky items with ease.…

move when it rainsWe get this question a lot. The simple answer is yes, of course we will move you when it rains!

Your friendly Austin movers are here to help. We’re like the postman – a little rain can’t stop us! We take extra care to ensure that your belongings and your home are protected from the elements when we help you move when it rains.

We have floor runners, heavy duty furniture blankets and plastic wrap to keep everything dry and clean! We’ll cover your floors, your furniture and your boxes to keep everything in tip top shape. We can’t take our shoes off (not only is is unsafe but it’s also quite impractical when going in and out of your dwelling), but we will make sure our wet, muddy feet and dollies never come in contact with anything of yours.…

happy customerWe are ecstatic about hearing from another happy customer!

“I’m extremely satisfied with Elephant Moving. I had to change my move time at the last minute because the closing on my new house ran late. Elephant was very flexible and had no problem coming a few hours later. The estimated time and cost to move were accurate and everything was moved without any problems. I will definitely use Elephant Moving again in the future!”
-Emily, Austin

Get an Austin residential or commercial moving estimate now!

hire a moverWe Say Hire A Mover…

When deciding whether to hire a mover or do it yourself, there are a number of factors that should be considered. Obviously hiring a mover costs money.

But moving yourself is not as inexpensive as you might think!

If you are renting a truck there is the rental fee, insurance and taxes. On top of that there is the cost of gas and mileage. If you are moving locally this is not a major expense, but if you are moving across the state or even further that gas and mileage can add up quickly!

Aside from the cost of the truck there is the problem of loading it.…

how many boxesWe’ve got the best practices when it comes to deciding how many boxes you will need when you move.

Below are some guidelines to help you prepare the supplies you need, as well as give you an idea of how many boxes you should have moving companies add to your estimate to give you the most accurate quote possible.

The Best Tips For Getting Moving Boxes

Remember, it is always better to overestimate the number of boxes!

This ensures that the quote you get is truly a high-end estimate. It will also help you when you shop for packing materials.

If you are buying them yourself it is a good idea to take more than you think you need.…