In this Ultimate Moving Guide, we thought it would be useful to break down the moving process into 5 easy steps to make the process clear and less daunting! We got you covered with moving supplies and containers at Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies.
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The process of moving homes is stressful to anyone. You have to pack, find a reputable moving company, make sure nothing breaks during the move, unpack. Imagine the trouble you have go through to find the right boxes to pack your personal belongings, whether they are from the Kitchen or bathroom or any other room in the house.
Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies can help you eliminate the hassle of finding the right boxes, by providing you with economical, ecological & plastic moving boxes. Boxes come in various sizes and with various rent options, depending on how long you need to keep them. We bring the boxes to you to pack and come back and pick them up when you are done unpacking in your new home. These boxes stack very easily and reduce amount of space they take in moving vans.
Here is a demonstration of the process, as featured on Hot On! Homes TV Show.
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At Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies, we are determined to doing our part in saving the planet, by educating the community about the importance of Earth Day. We are helping our customers do their part by renting them reusable plastic moving boxes.
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Canned Corn (14 oz)
Canned Green Beans (14 oz)
Canned Mixed Vegetalbes (14 oz)
Canned Fruit (14 oz)
Box of Cereal (12 oz)
Canned Chef Boyardee (14 oz)
Canned Pork & Beans (14 oz)
Canned Chili with Beans (14 oz)
Jar of Jelly (plastic 24 - 32 oz)
Jar of Peanut Butter (16 oz)
6 Pack Applesauce Pack
Cup Easy Mac
Box Animal Crackers (or similar snack with 10 services)
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Regardless of how you do it, moving is rarely anxiety-proof. There are too many moving parts. So to be as less anxious as you might, renting from a business that provides rentable, reusable containers, could well be the best way to go.
In terms of availability, you most likely will have to reside in a larger city to rent reusable boxes. But, here are the advantages:
These companies will deliver the containers to your sold home and then pick them up at your new home on your terms.
These plastic containers nest within each other, so they take up much less space and provide much less awkwardness than the cardboard box.
You will not have to put boxes together (and if you’ve ever fought with a tape gun, you’ll recognize that the gun most often wins), and you’ll have nothing to break down and recycle.
As for the convenience of the plastic containers, aside from not having to put them together,
It will be quickly noticed that they are labeled easily,
They are easy to open, and they will not have to be cut open and taped and re-taped.
f you pack something early and decide it is something needed before the move, you won’t have to blade a box, then remove tape only to have to re-tape it once more.
Again, if you’ve ever gone into combat with a tape gun, you’ll not want to do such again, regardless of your being a competent human and will defeat the gun at some point.
Plastic containers stack very nicely, as opposed to the random cardboard box. Moving companies have dollies that accommodate these containers. These boxes stack well, so they don’t slide around in a moving truck. Because they fit snugly, they take up less space in a moving truck, so you might spend less for the space. As they are easy to move, they oftentimes pay for themselves as they can take hours off a move. They also do not burst from the bottom, as cardboard boxes do.
Another huge advantage reusable plastic containers have over cardboard boxes is that they are pest-free. Insects such as roaches and termites are all too happy to nest within, and it is easily possible to accidentally transfer the miscreants to your next home.
Plastic containers are often made from recyclable materials. They can be reused many times, and the advantage of this is easily obvious to those even negligibly aware.
When the move is over, you don’t have to find a place in a landfill to place plastic containers. The renter will pick them up, so your consideration of them will be over. That they must be returned by a certain date is to the renter’s advantage, as that serves as motivation to get on with the unpacking.
Unless you are considering storing your possessions for a long period of time, the choice between purchasing cardboard boxes versus renting plastic containers is all kinds of lopsided towards the containers. When you consider the ease, economics, and ecological advantages involved in the renting of plastic containers in a local move, this is the only way to go.
Here is another article by Leslie Lang on the same topic:
Give us a call at Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies at 214-755-4675 or send us a message about your next move. We are glad to help.
One of the more impressive qualities of our customers is the desire to be helpful to our company. One of my first blogs had to do with enthusiasm and how often I'm greeted with such from those to whom I deliver. More recently I have noted how often my customers volunteer to help. They tell me that if I need a good word from someone, let them know and they'll be happy to vouch for us. It seems that many have been in marketing or are well acquainted with someone in marketing, and as we are not exactly a household name, I am often given marketing advice or put in touch with someone who might be of service. I have used advice given or been in contact with referrals quite often, so suggestions are gladly taken. Thank you for your help. I tell most anyone I meet that I have the best customers in the tri-state area (feel free to pick your own three states. I just wanted to say "tri-state area"), and you make deliveries and pick-ups a joy. And thank you for employing Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies for your moving box and moving supplies needs. You are appreciated.
A new year, and an old Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies. Well, not really old, but we're not changing the way we operate this year. Our affordable prices are staying the same; I will continue to deliver and pick up moving boxes, wardrobes, and other accessories the same; and we will continue to add products to facilitate your moving experience as we see the need. I've been told that hardly anyone reads these blogs, and to those of you who do I say, "Thank you!", but what I will do differently is not expect readership - a weird attitude for anyone who has written anything to be made public I would think. But what the heck. Here's to a mighty fine 2018, and please consider Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies for your moving boxes and moving supplies when you are making a Dallas area move.
I recognized early on that were I to be recognized for what I do I'd have to change the business's name from simply Elephant Trunk. So I decided upon Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies. This might not have been proper recognition. It seems that when people search for moving supplies, they most often use the search term "moving boxes", so maybe I should have gone with Elephant Trunk Moving Boxes. But for some reason, I have a difficult time calling my products "boxes". And so do my customers. Some call them "trunks", which I like. Others have called them "totes", "crates", or "whatdoyoucall'ems?". I say call 'em what you like. There are few names that I don't mess with anyway. I call my dog, Sparky, Al. I call my shoes "dogs". I probably shouldn't do this, as neither comes when I call. So I'm thinking that when names apply to businesses, one shouldn't necessarily "think outside the cardboard box." I'm still tempted to call the wardrobes "portmanteaus" though.