Blue Whale Moving & Storage eases relocation stresses with quality packing supplies and coordinated moving services that earned accolades from the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Readers Poll in 2005 and 2007. Do-it-yourselfers can pack up the contents of any cabinet or spacious magician’s hat with a combination of small 16”x12”x12” boxes ($1.35 each) and extra-large 24”x18”x24” boxes ($3 each). Bubble wrap ($.50/24”x12” sheet) protects precious glassware during rough-and-tumble moves. A 50-yard roll of tape ($1) locks in packed possessions, and a roll of stretch wrap ($20) bundles and secures larger items.
An offshoot of Blue Whale Moving Company, eco-friendly Humpback Junk Removal carts away clutter without filling up landfills. The company’s CEO was previously on the board of Goodwill, and the community spirit he demonstrated there is reflected in Humpback’s disposal procedure. Technicians crisscross Austin collecting truckloads of discarded items such as furniture, appliances, and yard waste before dropping off salvageable material at Goodwill and running loads through local recycling centers, saving the dump as an absolute last means of disposal. Thoughtfulness likewise infuses the crew's demeanor during house calls, as they take care to meticulously clean up any messes they make and do all their own carrying, cleaning, sorting, and dance choreography.
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.