Top moving tips to keep in mind, straight from the professionals

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If you’re going to take advice from someone on a specific topic, it would make sense to go to an expert on the given topic, right?

Of course! That’s why when it comes to moving and the best tips and tricks for a successful move, you should go to our frontline moving professionals! This team lives and breathes moving each and every day, helping our customers move forward in life with professional moving services. They’ve handled just about every situation you can encounter during a home move and know the best advice to ensure your moving experience is a positive one.

From planning ahead to making a moving checklist, there are endless things you can do to improve your move day, and we want to share these professional moving tips with you.

Enjoy!

If you are planning on completing a move soon, give us a call!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values help to shape the identity of the brand

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It was in the ‘80s when TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Founder Mary Ellen Sheets began developing a vision for her small, local moving company.

Moving is a tough industry, and she wanted to build a brand that separated itself from the competition – not just with the quality of the service, but with the quality of customer care involved with each move. She envisioned TWO MEN AND A TRUCK customer service being different than the rest, a company people could trust with their belongings and a company that was based on just doing the right thing.

Almost 40 years later, this message still resonates throughout each one of our franchises with our set of company core values. These core values aren’t just words plastered on posters – they’re a mindset that all team members live daily. These six TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values include:

  • THE GRANDMA RULE®
  • Care
  • Inclusion
  • Be Your Best and Have Fun
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Integrity

This group is highlighted by THE GRANDMA RULE – which means to treat everyone the way we’d want our own grandma to be treated – but all of them hold equal importance in shaping who we are as a brand.

Watch the six videos below to learn about each and what they stand for!

THE GRANDMA RULE

CARE

INCLUSION

BE YOUR BEST AND HAVE FUN

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

INTEGRITY

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers business moving plans focused on little downtime and interruptions

As a business ourselves, we understand the importance of limited disruptions to your operation and your teams.

That’s why our business moving plans have been specifically designed to work around your office or business schedule to get you moved and unpacked as efficiently as possible. Many people only think of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as the experts in home moving, but many don’t know we’ve specialized in business moving for decades..

A business moving plan for you

Whether it’s office moving, moving office furniture, or any type of commercial moving services, we’re able to help with our professionally trained moving teams and equipment. All movers are background checked and drug screened, ensuring that your office belongings are in the best hands.

We pride ourselves on keeping your items safe during the move while working as efficiently as possible to get the job done. Our business moving services work great for the following:

  • Retail stores
  • Medical offices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Professional offices
  • Educational facilities

We’ll work closely with your team to build a moving plan to specifically fit the needs of your business, ensuring we don’t’ interrupt the normal flow of your office or business hours while the move is taking place. This could include scheduling for nights or weekends – whatever it takes to get the job done!

More than just business moving options

Our services don’t stop at just lifting a desk and moving it from one room to the next. Our specialty services can help your business stay organized and on track in a variety of ways. We want to be your one-stop-shop for all business moving needs!

With options like our junk removal service, in-home moving, and storage, we’ll help you with anything that might come up within your business.

Need further proof? Check out a verified customer review of our business moving services!

“We had a large last-minute business move that they were not only able to accommodate, but accepted the challenge without hesitation. All were pleasant, fast, listened to special directions, and got the job done in one day, which was a huge bonus to us.” – Janet

To learn more about our business moving options or to schedule a business move, visit our website and contact us today!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s specialty services offer professional help outside of normal home moving

If you’ve ever seen one of our moving trucks driving around your city, what comes to mind first is a family moving from one home to the next.

Home moving has been the core of our company since its inception. But did you know we can use our professional moving teams for more than just home moving? That’s right! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers a variety of specialty moving options to fit any moving need so customers can use us for all things moving.

From storage, junk removal, furniture or large item pickup and delivery, moving items around inside your home or business, or packing and unpacking services– we can help with just about anything.

We know heavy lifting can be tough and we’re here to make sure you don’t have to handle it on your own!

Junk removal

Do you have old or unwanted belongings around the house (or office!) you no longer need but can’t figure out how to get rid of them? Try our junk removal option!

Our professional moving teams will arrive with specialized junk removal trucks and assist with the removal and disposal of those old items taking up space in the basement, garage, or attic. We’ll get it out of your space and disposed of properly.!

For availability or to see if this is offered in your area, click here.

Pickup and delivery

Buying a new couch or large appliance can be exciting … until you realize you need to get the item home

Thankfully, we’re here to help. We can assist with the delivery of these large items and save you the trouble! We’ll pickup the item from wherever you purchased it, transport it to your home in our moving truck, and bring it inside for you. Talk about a win-win!

Business moving and storage

Not only can we move customers from one home to the next – we can move entire businesses, too! If you’re looking to relocate your office or if you need to move items already within your office, we’re ready to help.

We understand the importance of having limited interruptions to your operation, and that’s why we work diligently with you to schedule around busy times so we can create as little distractions as possible.

In-home moving

The theme with all of these specialty service options is eliminating the inconvenience of heavy lifting for you, and our in-home moving plans are no different. Sometimes, you just want your home rearranged or you need belongings moved in and out of storage, but this requires some hard work and heavy lifting – which isn’t always easy.

You can call a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving team to handle it for you! This can cover anything from moving a piece of furniture up and down stairs, or just shifting an entire room around to give your home a fresh look. We can also handle moving items like gun safes, pianos, appliances, and more.

Load and unloading

Sometimes, you just need the muscle and moving help, not the moving truck. Don’t worry, we can help there as well.

If you have rented a moving truck but don’t want to load up or unload your items, you can call our professional moving teams to come out and do all the heavy lifting for you. We’ll move as little or as much as you need!

Please note: With each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location being independently owned and operated, specialty moving services can sometimes be limited to select franchises. Please use our franchise locator link to find the location closest to you and see if they offer these types of services.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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Learn firsthand what to expect with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving experience through customer testimonials

Moving can be an overwhelming experience as you go through the home buying process, pack up your belongings, and get said belongings into the new home you purchased – all within a relatively short amount of time.

With so many things going on in such a short window, many people turn to the help of professional moving companies like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. While we often hear people being worried about moving costs, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that when you hire us, your belongings are in the trusted hands of our professional, trained moving teams. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and efficient process, eliminating your moving stress and allowing you to focus on other tasks with your move.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer moving into a new home, have moved before and are upgrading into something bigger, or you’re looking to downsize into your next chapter – give us a call!

If you need a bit more information on what the moving process entails, check out the customer testimonials below and see what others have to say about using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Expert moving tips to help tackle a home move during the winter months

It doesn’t seem to matter where you are around the country lately, as cold temperatures have swept the nation and given us a frigid transition into 2023.

While your main goal might be to stay bundled up and warm inside, there still may be some of you out there who are planning on moving during the winter months. Thankfully for you, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is still operating like normal and moving in the snow – we might just have a few more layers on!

Whether you live in an area effected by the winter season or not, there are still some important tips to keep in mind when you’re planning on home moving during this time of year. We’ve been doing this for a long time, so we’ve added seven of our best winter moving ideas below.

Follow along!

Dress appropriately

Seems obvious, right? Well, it’s still an important reminder when moving during the winter season. It’s always easier to shed a layer than add one. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be this time of year, so it’s important to stay as warm as you can for safety reasons and to avoid getting sick.

Check the weather forecasts

Building off the last line above, it can be unpredictable this time of year when it comes to the weather. You never know when a snowstorm might come in, so it’s important to pay attention to the weather forecasts in your area leading up to moving day so you can try and get an idea for what you’ll be experiencing.

Be prepared for early darkness

One of the hardest parts about this time of year is how dark it gets very early in the day. This needs to be considered when planning your move, as you want to avoid having to move in the dark if possible. Factor the sunset into your scheduled time, and make sure to have accessible lighting in the area where moving will be taking place should you need it.

Be mindful of where you are walking

This is another one that may be considered “obvious,” but it’s no secret the ground can get slick out of nowhere this time of year. While that might not be as much of a worry on a normal day, it becomes much more worrisome when your personal belongings are being moved.

Make sure everyone involved is utilizing proper footwear, and be sure to lay down salt ahead of time to counter some of the ice and snow.

Keep floors protected

With snow and salt being so prevalent on the ground, it runs a high risk of being tracked into your home, which can cause damage to your floors and carpets. Be sure to use floor runners, towels, and old sheets to lay down in areas of heavy walking traffic to limit this type of damage.

Hydrate

Cold or not, heavy lifting while moving is a strenuous activity, and it’s always important to stay as hydrated as possible.

Hire professional movers

Instead of using all of these tips above for your own moving process, it might just be easier to hire professionals like us to get the job done right. We’re trained, equipped, and ready to handle the winter elements to get your move completed safely and efficiently.

To get a jump on your next move and to create your own moving checklist to stay organized, click here!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Wrapping up another year on Movers Who Blog!

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As 2022 comes to a quick close, it’s hard to believe the year passed us by so fast as we celebrate another successful one for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand.

Above all else, we were able to continue our mission of moving customers forward. With services like our traditional home moving, long-distance relocation, junk removal, storage plans, and more – we strive to be the go-to resource for anyone with moving needs.

On our blog platform, we continue to push out information and useful content to help our customers, whether it was moving day tips and tricks or information about our services for those interested in hiring us.

Take a look at some of our top blogs from the year and see if you missed anything that might be helpful to you!

1. These 5 items cannot be transported with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service

“Your favorite home and business moving brand has expanded its service options to help you with junk removal, too. Utilizing our professionally trained movers and specialized junk removal equipment, we’ll now help you properly dispose of old items and junk you no longer need around your home or business.”

2. What your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers can’t transport during your next move

“Organization and planning can go a long way in eliminating some of this stress for you. Another area that’s important to keep in mind is learning what moving companies can’t move for you. This is vital information to know as you prepare ahead of time what belongings you might need to transport in your own vehicle.”

3. Five money-saving tips to save you some cash during your next move

“Cost is determined by a variety of factors when hiring movers: how much you’re moving, drive time, total hours or distance of the move, how many movers or trucks are needed, and more. However, there are a few simple things you can do to help save yourself money on your next move!”

4. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving services that don’t require a moving truck

“Our moving teams provide many services which don’t require a moving truck, allowing us to meet the needs of our customers with whatever moving situation they might have. Like any of our services, we will show up with professionally trained moving teams who are ready to handle any type of lifting, ensuring your belongings stay safe and protected from beginning to end.”

5. Frequently asked questions to think about as you prepare for your next home move

“Moving can be a stressful process, but when you hire professionals, it doesn’t have to be. We provide professionally-trained, background-checked, and drug-screened movers who use quality moving equipment to ensure our customers’ belongings are safe and secure throughout the entire move.”

6. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gearing up for this year’s “Busiest Move Weekend”!

“With our upcoming ‘Busiest Move Weekend’, people can expect the same great service from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK that has helped build our reputation into what it is in the moving industry,” said Randy Shacka, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President. “This weekend will challenge our core value of ’being your best and having fun’, and we gladly accept the challenge knowing how high the demand is for moving. This is a reflection of the great people working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and we take great pride in embracing this moment as we look forward to providing the best experience for our customers during this time.”

7. Avoid these 5 items when preparing to store items in a storage unit

“Storage facilities all have their own set of regulations and guidelines specific to their business, but there are also many things which cannot be put into storage, and it’s important to know what these are. We’ll go over a few of them below!”

8. Four big differences between hiring professional movers and doing it yourself

“Cost is usually the deciding factor when it comes to hiring professionals or spending time and energy to move yourself. Throughout the years, we’ve noticed there is a common misconception about the cost of moving and how much you’ll “save” if you do it yourself.”

9. Cut down on last minute moving tasks by utilizing a moving checklist

“Moving checklists are essential to organization with a home move, and organization goes a long way in ensuring you stay on track with your tasks, while helping to ease some of the pressure that comes with moving day. With a moving checklist, you’ll have the ability to track your progress in real time and get an idea of where you are in the moving process to get a better idea of what still needs to be done before the big day.”

10. Use these 5 professional packing tips for your upcoming move

“Packing is essential to a successful home move, and it goes a long way in taking the stress out of the entire process. Between proper packing and organization, you can significantly reduce the hassle of moving, save yourself time, and possibly even save yourself some money. Sounds like a win!”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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Celebrating 2022 and another big year of giving back for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand

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You see us talk about it often, but it’s no secret that at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we pride ourselves on being more than just movers.

Giving back is essential to who we are and what we, and from the very beginning, we’ve made it known in the communities where we live and work that we’ll utilize our moving resources for good and do what we can to make a positive impact. This mindset was instilled by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets and has lived on for almost 40 years!

Whether it’s through our own giving campaigns like Movers for Moms®, Movers for Mutts®, Movers for Military®, Movers for Meals®, or Truckload of Warmth®, or through partnerships with wonderful groups like Cheeriodicals and Convoy of Hope, we do what we can to make a difference to those in need.

2022 was another big year of giving back for our brand and so many different people who work with us were able to get out there and do positive, impactful work outside of their normal job responsibilities. We wanted to reflect on some of the best moments from the year and revisit some of our best giving back efforts.

Enjoy!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Take some stress out of the holiday season with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s delivery service plans

The calendar hit December last week, and across the world people are fully immersed in another holiday season.

This is a time for giving, specifically with gifts for friends and loved ones – or even giving a gift to yourself! There are plenty of good deals to go around right now, especially for large appliances, televisions, exercise equipment, and more. However, we’ve all been in the situation where we buy something like this and the excitement quickly vanishes as you wonder, “how will I get this home?” Well, we have the answer: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK!

We are known for our home moving, but we can also assist you with delivery and transport of heavy items, too. Our professionally trained moving teams and their moving trucks can deliver large items from a store where they were purchased directly to your home, and then move it inside for you.

It will save you a great deal of trouble (and back pain), as well as peace of mind knowing you’ll get whatever you ordered to your home safe and secure.

All of our movers and drivers undergo extensive training before ever going out on a move, and they’re also background checked and drug screened prior to being hired. We’ll work with you each step of the way to make sure you’re happy with the process of getting your item delivered and moved in. Also – with the COVID-19 pandemic, our movers take extra precautions when it comes to safety, which you can learn about here.

Don’t just take our word for it – hear it from our very own customers!

“I needed an appliance picked up from Lowe’s since they would not deliver the item. The team met me at the store at the time promised, delivered, and set up the fridge. It was more work than we expected, involving removing the doors. But the men were positive, and more than willing to help complete the job. It took longer than expected (so cost more), but it saved me lots of aggravation doing it myself or pulling my husband away from his job to work on it. It was well worth it!” – Maria

“I recently moved from Franklin to Pennsylvania. I purchased my furniture here in Brentwood. Because I purchased the furniture that was on the sale/floor models, I had to care of delivery on my own. My real estate agent recommended TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. I’m very glad he did. I was able to get everything delivered the very next day. The men who moved everything were courteous and professional and fast! I would highly recommend them.” – Jim

If you’re interested in learning more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivery options, click here!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services, subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s long-distance moving options will get you there on time, on budget

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You’ve probably seen our trucks driving around your neighborhood helping customers move from one home to the next – we’ve been doing it for nearly 40 years!

But did you know we can offer more than just localized home moving? We specialize in long-distance relocation, too! Now, you can get the same high-quality customer service you’ve come to expect from our brand with local home moving as we help you relocate across the state or across the country.

We offer two specialized long-distance moving options: expedited long-distance moving and Value Flex® crated moving. Each features different options and pricing, but both come with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK care and commitment when handling your belongings.

Expedited long-distance moving

Our expedited long-distance moving plan is as straightforward as it gets when it comes to long-distance moving: our professionally trained movers will load up your belongings into our moving truck and hit the road!

Most of our trucks offer GPS tracking so you can keep tabs on your belongings in transit. You’ll also never share truck space with another customer’s items – only your belongings occupy the truck. Our expedited plan is the fastest long-distance moving plan, as the moving team heads straight to your next destination with your belongings – no detours.

Value Flex Crated Moving

Value Flex crated long-distance moving is built for those who need to ship a few items but have flexibility in their schedules and want to move on a budget. It features some of the same benefits as our expedited plan like no shared space in the crates but utilizes a third-party carrier in transit. However, your items will be loaded and unloaded by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams.

To learn more about our Value Flex crated plan for long-distance relocation, check out the informational video below!

If you’re interested in using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for your next long-distance move, call us today or visit our website!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.