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Find Out Which Option Works Best
What About Materials?
We have all the packing materials you could ask for. We can help you figure out what you need and the most efficient way to go about handling your packing
Should I Use Eco Bins Or Regular Materials?
If You Want us to unpack- Always Use Eco Bins
If You Want to unpack- Use Eco Bins unless you're...
Going Into Storage
If you are planing on going into storage for more than 2-3 weeks, we don't recommend using Eco Bins because we charge for them weekly
Out of Pick-Up Area
We only pick up in Austin & surrounding areas. If you are moving across Texas or out of state and don't want us to unpack, don't use Eco Bins
If you simply want to leave stuff in boxes then its best to use standard materials. We don't recommend using both Eco Bins and boxes
Eco Bins Vs Boxes
Now you see the efficiency and security Eco Bins provide. They simply save time and money. On top of that you are going green on your next move.
Packing Supplies- Yes
Getting plenty of materials. Take a look around and estimate how many boxes you will need. (Getting extra won’t hurt) You will need different size boxes for different items. Special boxes for large T.V’s and wardrobe boxes for clothes are great for extra precaution and organized ease. Padding supplies for inside the boxes (or padding for furniture), Bubble wrap, Wrapping sheets, Newspapers, Packing tape, Packing peanuts, Labeling stickers, Scissors, Pens etc…
Take Pictures of Rooms & Open Cabinets
- If we are bringing supplies, send some pictures of the rooms and open cabinets of the areas needing packing. We can also come out to do an onsite estimate if needed, but our specialists can usually create an accurate quote based on photos/videos. If you use us for your packing services, we can include the amount for all of the boxes you will need and bring them on move day. We recently upgraded to a more eco friendly option for packing supplies which is plastic crates. These are used for pack and unpack services. To learn more about our crates, you can click HERE (will add a page for crates to hyperlink here)
Eco Friendly Ideas
- Eco friendly idea: Instead of buying bubble wrap or peanuts, you can use old clothing, blankets, or towels to provide the padding you need. Not only is it a cheaper way to go, but you have to pack those anyway; Two birds, One stone. For fragile items such as glassware; wrapping them individually in socks gives them the perfect amount of protection. For packing clothes, you can get a trash bag and make a hole in the top and stick all the hangers through, tying them together with a rubber band.
Designate an Area
- Designate an area for the packing. Packing an entire house can get chaotic. So we like to designate a nice open space where all the items can be brought and the packing process can begin.
Label Boxes for Rooms
- As each box or Eco Bin is packed and securely taped up, we make sure the room it’s from is written on the outside of the box. If it is convenient, write the contents of the box, or even some of the contents to really clarify. This way you know where to designate each box at the destination.
Don't Pack Air!
- Don’t pack air. We wrap each item individually with enough layers of wrapping sheets, bubble wrap, peanuts, clothing or whatever protection is being used. Heavier items are to be placed at the bottom of the box and lighter items at the top. Position the items inside the box at the best angle to fit it all. When packing books, more small boxes as opposed to fewer big boxes should be used. Never over pack boxes with books as they become too heavy, hard to carry, and can damage other boxes when set on top of each other. When packing smaller items, fill extra space with paper. Utilize all space of the box to not only condense and save boxes but to also distribute weight evenly.
Taking Apart Large Items
- Taking apart large items- Make sure to inform the movers if you have large furniture such as beds and dressers that need to be taken apart. We have a full line of tools that can be provided if told in advance! Sometimes it helps to take pictures of things that are more complicated to take apart, so when it’s time to put them back together, you have a better idea of how to. All hardware should be placed in Ziploc bags and attached to either a piece of the furniture or a box from that room. After larger items are dis-assembled, blankets will be used to cover and protect your items during the move.
- Kitchen Packing. Packing the kitchen will be the biggest task. On top of all size boxes and odds and ends in drawers and cabinets, some of our most valuable possessions are in the kitchen. From favorite glasses to collectable sets, we are sure to pack it all with love. When getting boxes, the best kind for the kitchen are dish packs. These are boxes specifically made for dishes. Again, we can wrap glasses in socks or double wrap them in paper to secure them. Plates should be packed vertically, like records and pots and pans should be stacked inside each other. We make sure to label in big bold letters “FRAGILE” so everyone is aware. A common concern we run into during moves is refrigerator doors. Sometimes it will not get through the doorway without dis-assembling them from the hinges. This is perfectly normal and ok! Just let your movers know beforehand so they can bring the proper tools if needed.
Stack Boxes and Leave in Rooms
- Stack boxes and leave in rooms. Once the boxes are packed, sealed, and labeled, they will be stacked along one wall and they will stay there until the room is complete. This will keep all the boxes that belong in the same room to stay together, be loaded up together, and dispersed into the correct rooms together.
Final Walk Through
- Final Walk through. Be sure to take one last look in all rooms, behind all doors and in all cabinets and drawers to make sure nothing is being left behind. Grab any left-over boxes, papers or pens that were used in the packing process.