Moving Frequently Asked Questions

San Antonio Moving – Moving, Packing and Storage Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our customers have questions about packing, moving and the process previous to the actual move. We answer some of the most important questions below about your Texas move and what to expect.

As a business that provides San Antonio moving and storage services, as well as packing services, we feel an obligation to provide customers with as much information as possible to assist them in their decisions. We also want to give them accurate answers. If you have a question out our San Antonio moving service that you don’t see below, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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How can I ensure my boxes don’t open after packing them?

Make sure you always tape your boxes at the top and the bottom. This way you can feel at ease knowing your boxes are secure.

How can I ensure my boxes don’t open after packing them?

Make sure you always tape your boxes at the top and the bottom. This way you can feel at ease knowing your boxes are secure.

How should we label our boxes?

Make sure you label your boxes by the items they contain. For example, if you had glass, you probably would want to label something like: Glass/Fragile. Also to help the movers, you probably want to write a simple note like: Top Load only!

What should we use to help keep our fragile items safe?

Most people would say newspaper, but newspaper can leave stains and damage some of your valuables. Therefore, towels and linens may be more ideal to use for your fragile items.

Where should we put our packed boxes?

To avoid confusion, you can use an empty closet or a certain confined area in your home to store your packed boxes.

What should we do with our antiques?

Your antiques are probably one of your most beloved possessions. You want to keep them safe at all times. Your best option would be to reserve a climate controlled storage unit. This way your antiques will be kept safe.

What is the best time to rent storage space?

As you may know, storage space can fill up pretty quickly. That's why it's imperative for you to rent your storage unit at least 1-3 months in advance before you actually need it. Contact us and we can setup a storage unit or Portable Storage Container (PODS) for you.

Should we empty or dresser drawers before we move?

If you would like to move your clothing from your dresser draws before the move, you certainly can, however, it's not necessary.

Where should we pack our unique items and tools?

If you have unique items and tools, it will be best to bundle them and keep them together. For example, keep all of your fishing poles with all fishing equipment, all garden tools with garden equipment, etc., etc.

How should we pack our easily breakable items?

When it comes to packing and moving very delicate items, it is essential to use an abundance of bubble wrap, towels, linens, and anything you can to protect your items from breaking.

What is the best way to pack mirrors, picture frames, and other glass items?

The best way to pack these types of items is to use linens or blankets for added protection.

Where should I pack my jewelry?

When it comes to moving precious items like jewelry, you should always move it yourself. Our company will move your furniture, electronics, appliances, and a wide variety of other household items for you.

Should we empty our file cabinet?

When it comes to moving file cabinets, you should empty them. This way they will not be as heavy to move. This makes it easier for Texas Best Movers & Storage to do an efficient job.

We have flammable materials, do you move those?

Our movers will do everything in their power to keep you, your family and themselves safe. That's why At Texas Best Movers & Storage our company will not move flammable materials like gas, propane or other flammable and dangerous materials.

How do we prepare for cleaning after the moving is complete?

A simple way to do this is pack a box of cleaning supplies and leave them under the sink. This way they will not get moved and you can clean after all furniture and items are out of the house.

What should we do about turning off our utility services?

It is highly advisable that you transfer all your utility services in advance. You may want to keep your phone on until the day you move. This way movers and other people can contact you if any issues arise.

How and when should we change our address?

You can ask your local post office for how to go about changing your address. You can also access the information online at www.usps.com to find out more details. You should change your address 3-5 business days before you move, so that any important mail is arriving at your new address once your move is finished. All mail at the previous address will be forwarded to your new address.

Should we test our appliances at our new home after the move?

It is always ideal to run your washer, dryer and any other appliances to make sure they are functioning properly.

What items do you suggest we have on hand before and during our move?

Great question! Here is a short list of important items we feel you need for your move to go smoothly:
  • Boxes
  • Sealing/Duct Tape
  • Permanent markers
  • Cleaning materials
  • Smaller cooler with snacks and drinks
  • Bubble wrap, towels, newspaper
  • Blankets and towels for wrapping delicate items
  • A cell phone for emergencies
  • Pack a "safety" box- this will include items you need immediately like clothing, soap, toothpaste, etc.

What kind of moving services do you offer?

As one of the most trusted moving companies in San Antonio, we try to accommodate every one's needs. That's why we offer the following:
  • Residential moves
  • Commercial moves
  • Apartment moves
  • Packing/Unpacking services
  • Loading/Unloading services
  • Self-storage and portable storage units

Whether you need help with packing or you need us to help you move, you can rest assured we can provide you with fast, friendly and reliable Texas Best Moving & Storage services. Our moving professionals are specially trained to handle all of your items and belongings with care. Our mission is to help you have a stress-free move.

Our San Antonio Movers are here to help. If you have questions about your move, our packing services or just question in general, Call 210764.MOVE or Schedule your move online today and have Texas Best Moving take care of all your San Antonio moving and packing needs.