Professional Local and Long Distance Moving for Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas

At AB Moving, our Texas moving professionals strive to give you a pleasant and stress-free moving day. To aid in that effort, we have prepared some frequently asked questions about moving that you can review. These are some of the most common questions our expert Austin full-service movers get asked on a regular basis. By answering these FAQs upfront, our Texas moving professionals hope to make your moving experience with us even more simple.

We answer a wide range of frequently asked questions about moving, packing supplies, insurance coverage, and more. We hope our answers give you a better idea about what to expect on moving day when you work with one of our full-service moving crews in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and cities throughout Texas.

But first, there’s two things to remember:

  1. If you are going with our labor-only moving services, please have all applicable loose items boxed and sealed, as well as all furniture disassembled before our full-service movers arrive at your Austin, Dallas, etc. home.
  2. Our office will call to confirm your move the day prior, so when scheduling with us, please provide a number where you can be reached during your move.

Now, review the list of frequently asked questions about moving that our Texas moving professionals have compiled just for you!

Are you a licensed mover?

Yes, our full-service moving company is licensed by the state of Texas. AB Moving’s Texas Department of Motor Vehicles number is 000571862b. We are also registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – our USDOT number is 1939700.

  • USDOT #: 1939700
  • TXDMV #: 000571862b

Are my things insured?

We carry the standard coverage that is required by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Additional insurance can be purchased at your expense.

Do you charge by the item or by the hour?

We charge by flat rate or by hourly rates. If you would prefer a flat rate, click here to submit the item details of your move. If you would like to consider an hourly rate, or if you are unsure, call now and an experienced moving representative will assist you.

Do items have to be disassembled?

Yes. The movers will dissemble and reassemble an item for you at a nominal fee, if you are choosing a flat rate move. If you choose hourly, you pay only the hourly rate and there is no additional fee – please request this when scheduling your move. If you are selecting the option to pay for your move hourly, the same hourly rate will apply for this service. If you are choosing our flat rate option, we can quote your move including this service.

Can I leave items in dresser drawers?

Yes, but please remove all breakables. Remove all items out of armoires and dressers with non-secured doors.

Do you sell boxes?

Yes, we sell high quality moving boxes and packing supplies. When you order from AB Moving, you get the same packing supplies our Texas moving professionals use.

Is tipping standard?

Most customers tip between 10-15%, but tips are not required.

What forms of payment are accepted?

AB Moving accepts cash and any major credit card. Debit card is preferred.

Can the movers call me prior to arrival?

Yes. The office or the moving crew will call 30 minutes prior to arrival at your specified location.

Do hanging clothes need to be boxed?

Yes. All items that can be boxed must be boxed including but not limited to clothes, pictures, lamps, and electronics. All boxes must be sealed on the top and bottom.

What items will not be taken?

Prohibited items include flammables, guns, unboxed items, live plants, pottery, and anything that cannot safely be handled by a two-man team.

Can you load or unload a rental truck?

Yes. Our Austin full-service movers will work with you to cater to your budget and moving needs.

Are there hidden costs?

No. All costs will be given to you prior to the move date. Please be sure and have the keys to your new residence, as there will be a fee assessed if our Austin full-service movers have to wait.

Do you offer discounts?

During non-peak times, we can provide a discount. Facebook fans get 5% off, if no prior discount has been applied.


If you have more questions or want to schedule a move with AB Moving, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

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Eddie, Mike and David worked their tails off, they were hustling and moving stuff non-stop until we were done. Truck packed, again Eddie assured me of the plan, discussed time frame and schedule for the rest of the day. He left and I felt at ease that my whole life was in the hands of a true professional...read more

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M

I moved from a house to apartment and my 3-man crew was wonderful. They put blankets on everything and then wrapped it. Nothing was damaged and they put everything exactly where I wanted it, even putting my bed frame together. I highly recommend them and would definitely use them in the future. They're prices were comparable (if not a little less expensive). They were on time and worked efficiently. I can't say enough good things about them."

Cindy N

stacy bThe Patrick & Stephen crew was awesome! On time, efficient and super meticulous with our belongings!! I hope that I do not have to call movers for a bit but... if I do, I will specifically ask for this crew. Thank you, Patrick and Stephen!

Stacey B

Thank you for the opportunity to comment... I was in the USAF for over 25 years, moving 7 times in the last 11 years of my service, so I've had more than my share of moving experiences - both good and bad. Simply put, this was the BEST moving experience I have ever had! read more

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