1/2 Price Boxes first unpacked itself in 2004. Since then, it has expanded to 12 additional locations across Texas and Oklahoma, helping prepare customers for big transitions of their own along the way. The company maintains a massive inventory of moving and packing supplies—including small to extra-large boxes—ensuring everything from canned goods to bulky blankets have a place to stay during moves. Customers also can stock up on bubble material, packing peanuts, and moving blankets, all of which protect delicate items better than ziploc bags full of pet hair.
What makes your business stand out?
Our aim is to help people to live happier lives. Studies show that people with a greater sense of control are more likely to have job and family satisfaction. Our services significantly reduce stress and save our customers' time so that they can focus on what's most important in life.
What inspired you to start this business?
My entire career I have assisted corporate level executives, but it's very obvious to me that regular every day people like you and I also need assistance to juggle our lives. Stress is always on the rise and by alleviating the lists of daily chores, I have found that my clients are able to live more balanced lives. Many hands make light work, so our services provide a significant reduction in our clients' stress levels.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I was asked to assist a customer who had lost a loved one with household management, administration, and personal errands. Our services allowed our customer the time and space to heal and focus on aspects of her life that didn't cause her stress.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is being able to create happiness in people's lives by alleviating stress and worry. It's great to be able to see a frown turned upside down because we give customers the time to spend with their families.
Most popular offering: Errands, personal shopping, organization
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