packing and loadingUseful Tips For Packing and Loading

Depending upon your agreement with your Austin mover, you may be doing some of the preparation for the move. Either way, we are here to offer some help when it comes to packing and loading.

If you are doing your own packing, be careful about overloading your moving boxes. Be sure to use appropriate boxes so your goods will arrive safely. Box tops should be flat and taped securely for easy handling and safe stacking in the truck.

Never pack liquids with other items – be sure to label the boxes as liquids to ensure proper handling.…

friendly austin moversFriendly Austin Movers

If you are moving to or from the Austin area and have decided to rent a truck or trailer and move yourself, let the pros help you load and unload. The loading process is especially important – an improperly loaded truck will result in damaged items. Let your friendly Austin movers assist you with this important task.

Elephant Moving’s professional crews can help you wrap, stack and secure your load

Why hire a moving company to load your truck instead of U Haul or day labor? Our trained professional movers know the best way to stack your items to ensure they arrive safely.…

office moveCommercial Office Move – How To Get Ready

When preparing for your Austin office move you should be sure to pack and label everything carefully to ensure all items and boxes end up in the right places (and in one piece!) on move day.


  • Packing is one of the most important steps of your move, so follow this list to ensure that your belongings are secure, safe, and ready to be transported to the new office space by moving day
  • Be sure boxes are packed carefully. Do not fill large boxes with files or books – use smaller boxes for these heavy items.

commercial movingSimplify Commercial Moving and Get Back To Work Fast

Moving your office can be stressful. So many things to do before the big day! And so many things that can go wrong! Let Elephant Moving help ease you through your office transition with our tips and tricks for a smooth commercial move.

Now that the actual move date is getting closer, you should shift your focus toward physical preparation for the move. This includes:

  • finalizing a design scheme for a new office
  • assigning quarters in new office
  • getting rid of your accumulated junk
  • sending change of address forms to vendors and suppliers
  • updating your website to reflect address change
  • insuring and equipping your new office space
  • arranging Internet and telecommunications service for your new space
  • updating financial records
  • ordering new checks
  • ordering new business cards

1 week prior to move:

If you have followed your checklist, you should have little more to do besides pack.…

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).…

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.…

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.…