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At Texas Best Moving & Storage, we know that the moving process is challenging. That’s we take pride in providing the most dedicated moving services in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Quality service with a professional approach to every move, that’s our obligation to you, every time.

Whether you are moving from one location in San Antonio to another, or anywhere in Texas, we have you covered. Our San Antonio movers are experienced residential and commercial movers who will make the process easy, and stress free.

There are a number of reasons why people consider hiring professional movers: time restrictions, family obligations, job relocations, they’re all stressful. Call Texas Best Moving & Storage to help. No matter if you’re planning to move from a house, an apartment, or a business location. We have built our reputation on focusing on customer care and quality service. You won’t be disappointed in Texas Best Moving & Storage.

Here are our top moving tips to get started:

  1. Make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day.
  2. Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  3. Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
  4. Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.
  5. For large appliances be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.
  6. Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china.
  7. Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
  8. Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information, and photo albums.
  9. Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  10. Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes. You never know what little critter is hiding – or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.
  11. Don’t use used boxes. You don’t know if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.
  12. Never use duct tape – use packing tape.
  13. Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
  14. Don’t try to get rid of your children’s favorite things before the move – even if it makes it easier. Kids sometimes have a hard time dealing with the change of the move itself.
  15. As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.
  16. Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.
  17. Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.
  18. By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases and other flammables, ammunition and explosives.
  19. Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  20. Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
  21. Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.
  22. Two weeks before the move don’t forget to arrange to transfer school records.
  23. Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.
  24. Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day — you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone and utilities when you aren’t even there!
  25. Mail in your change of address forms about week before your move date.
  26. Clean your stove before you move out.
  27. The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
  28. Make sure to get enough cash to get you through move day.
  29. If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don’t show.
  30. Don’t use boxes without tops. No tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.
  31. Use custom-designed boxes when packing fine china and clothing.

When interviewing moving companies:

  1. Ask if they are insured and bonded and how they charge.
  2. Ask if they charge extra for large items such as pianos and big screen TVs.
  3. Ask what kind of training their movers and drivers go through before servicing customers.
  4. Ask if there is a cancellation policy.
  5. Ask if they will have a contact person on site or provide a contact number for the day of the move.
  6. Ask if they move nights and weekends and if they charge for that service.
  7. Ask what type of payment options they offer.
  8. Ask what their customer referral rate is.
  9. Ask if they use full-time employees or temps and day labor. Be cautious of those who use temps and day labor because they may not have proper insurance.
  10. Ask if they offer free estimates.
  11. Ask if they charge for travel time from their office to your location.
  12. Ask if they have suggestions on how to make your move easier.
  13. Ask if they offer packing and unpacking services.
  14. Ask if they have a minimum charge.
  15. Ask if they charge by the piece or by the hour.

Contact Texas Best Movers

Are you ready to begin your move? Choose Texas Best Movers today. Call our insured and licensed movers to learn more about our comprehensive services or fill out our online form to request your free, in-office estimate!


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Diane McHughDiane McHugh
19:05 06 Dec 23
Texas Moving has helped us move multiple times and they never disappoint. They are conscientious, careful, polite, AND fast! They listened and checked in as to the completion of the job. Thank guys. . .again!
Allan AubertAllan Aubert
20:27 10 Nov 23
Awesome, friendly experience. Took very good care of our furniture. Price was very reasonable.
Carlos AlcalaCarlos Alcala
23:30 18 Aug 23
Very professional experience.
Christina TeresaChristina Teresa
23:51 12 Aug 23
My mom and I used them for both of our moves. They were super nice and very professional! I highly recommend them!
Justice N.Justice N.
21:12 17 Jun 23
They assisted in packing my apartment and moving it, quick and efficient. Great people to talk to and to be around. We worked with both Jon and John, they tackled the hard situation of moving in Texas heat and no ac in our apartment with no complaints and got everything moved over to out new place faster than I expected. Definitely will be using their services again in the future!
Andrew KleinAndrew Klein
06:54 02 Nov 22
Julian and John were great. They took very good care of my belongings and completed my moved within the amount of time I had estimated. They drove safely to the destination and were very polite, answering almost everything with "sir." That was just the move. I had a major family medical emergency near Austin the Sunday before my move and Guillermo was compassionate and helpful in adjusting my move to the times that suited me. After 4 days of exceptional stress, I had a moment of frustration and abrasively responded to something Guillermo said and he didn't flinch. I'm pretty OCD about my stuff but it looks to have all made it without damage to anything. 10/10 Excellent work
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