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Top 7 things to keep in mind during the busy moving season

May is national moving month and as you might imagine, it’s a busy time for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK!

Our franchises all across the country are ready to move customers during the summer months as more and more houses are listed and selling quickly. According to MovingLabor.com, 80% of all moves in the United States happen between the months of April and September. That’s a lot of moving!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise teams are built, trucks and professional moving equipment ready, and even more services are offered now to meet all moving needs from our customers. If you have a move coming up this summer, it’s never too early to start thinking and planning ahead!

It’s no secret that planning, proper packing, and organization will go a long way in helping to eliminate the stress involved with home moving. It’s much easier said than done but with the right mindset and a little expert advice, you can get yourself mentally ready for the big day.

Use our expert moving tips

We’ve moved now for more than 35 years! If you’re looking for some of the best moving tips available, try using a few from the moving professionals themselves – our frontline team members. You can see their best tips, here.

Proper packing

It can’t be stressed enough how important packing is to a successful move. If you pack correctly and give yourself time to chip away at it, the moving process will be that much easier.

Use this in-depth packing guide to show you the proper away to tackle packing for your move, and learn what packing supplies you’ll need to keep your belongings safe and protected throughout the entire process.

Money saving tips

Who doesn’t want to save a little money? This important information and helpful tips will help you save on your next home move.

Know what movers can and can’t move

While we do our best to accommodate all of your moving needs, there are some items moving companies can’t move. It’s important to know what these items are so you don’t find yourself scrambling on moving day. We’ve put together a list, here.

Build a moving checklist

Another major factor in a successful moving day is utilizing a moving checklist. Don’t worry about creating one on your own – we’ve built one for you.

If you’re looking for an even more in-depth moving checklist available on your phone, try movetrac – our free, online moving resource.

Specialty moving services

Not every moving need is for a home or business move – sometimes you just need something moved around your home, a truck unloaded, junk removal, or more. Thankfully, we can help you there, too! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers a variety of specialty moving services for those who just need some help with the heavy lifting. Learn more, here.

Moving with kids and pets

You might not think of it, but kids and pets can also become a big part of the moving process as you work to keep them happy and involved. We’ve put together helpful tips for moving with pets and moving with kids.

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

Just like that, it’s officially moving season – and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams nationwide are geared up and ready to go!

This is our busiest time of the year as more and more people list their homes to sell during the spring and summer months! The process can be tricky for some, however, and moving often comes with endless stress as you pack up your belongings, go through the process of buying a new home or selling your old home, switch over bills and utilities, hire a moving company (hopefully us), and determine a moving date. Wow, that’s a lot.

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.

So, what can’t we move? Let’s review.

Prescription drugs or medicines

This is to prevent any situation where a customer would need this in an emergency and it’s loaded onto one of our trucks. Always pack these items with you and prepare to transport in your own vehicle to your new home.

Machine or gas engine items

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams cannot transport anything in the moving trucks that contain gasoline. If you have items such as a tractor, lawn mower, grill, smoker, or moped you’d need loaded onto the truck, be sure the gasoline is completely emptied out of the tank prior to moving day. It’s best to consult with your moving company to ensure these items can get transported, too.

Animals and plants

A good rule of thumb here is anything that’s alive cannot be moved, mostly for safety reasons. It’s not safe for plants or animals to be in the back of the truck, so it’s best to arrange a different method of transportation to your new home.

Flammable items

It’s federal law that antifreeze, ammunition, propane, car batteries, paint, household cleaners, and weed killers are not to be transported on a moving truck. Please take the time to organize and box up these items, and plan to transport them on your own.

Sentimental items

We do not move cash, jewelry, insurance papers, birth certificates, or any other sentimental items when completing a move. This prevents anything of this nature from getting misplaced or damaged, and saves you the stress of worrying about getting these items to your new home.

For more information on what items your franchise location can and cannot move, contact your local TWO MEN AND TRUCK location and they’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

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

One of the biggest concerns we hear when people inquire about hiring professional movers is the cost.

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!

We’ve listed a few of our best money saving tips so you can keep a little extra cash in your pocket and save on the final bill!

Honesty

No, this isn’t just a life motto you should live by (although it’s not a bad idea to always be honest). What we mean by “honesty” is being forthright with how much you are planning to move from one home to the next. Including as much details as possible on big furniture pieces, number of boxes, etc., will only help you in the long run.

If the moving team arrives and there’s more than you led on, it’s going to take more time, effort, and space in the truck, which will drive up the cost of your move.

Pack with a purpose

Proper packing goes a long way when it comes to home moving. Not only is it critical in protecting your items during the entire move, but it can also save you money. If your items are not packed properly prior to the movers arrival, they’ll need to do pack items up themselves or what for you to finish packing, which takes additional time that’s added onto your final bill.  

If you need assistance with packing, you can hire our moving teams to arrive prior to moving day and pack for you. Or, we offer a full line of moving boxes and packing supplies to help you get the job done right. For helpful packing tips, click here.

Disassemble furniture and beds prior to moving day

This isn’t a requirement when hiring professional movers, but it is something manageable you can do on your own and it will cut down on moving time. If furniture pieces are broken down and disassembled prior to your moving team’s arrival, they can quickly load it onto the moving truck and focus their attention elsewhere. Just be sure you keep all pieces and small parts together so they’re easy to find at your new place!

Organize!

Organization is another major key component for a successful home move. Organizing boxes, bins, and other items that need to be moved into one central moving area (think garage or front door) will save significant time, as movers can create a streamlined path from this area to the truck and not worry about navigating around your entire home.

Stay prepared

As a reminder: stay prepared and ready for anything on your move day. Planning ahead of time with your move will allow you to have a game plan so you know what to expect, helping to eliminate the possibility of needing to make last-minute changes. If you need help with planning, try using our movetrac app to get organized leading up to and through moving day!

For more helpful moving tips to get you ready for moving day, click here. If you are looking to complete an upcoming home move, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward today.

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Top 5 things to consider before moving into a rental

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As we continue to make our way through the spring and into summer, the busy moving season continues to ramp up as more homes get listed to buy or rent.

Many rental property leases expire in the spring or summer months which can be an exciting time as you look for a new place, but it does come with a unique set of challenges and things to remember.

You aren’t dealing with mortgages and home repairs, but you are dealing with landlords, renter’s insurance, deposits, and leasing agreements.

Thankfully for you, we’re experts in rental property moving and have been moving people in and out of them for more than three decades. We‘ve put some of our best tips together to help you prepare for your next rental property move!

Do your research

Regardless of where you plan to move, the first step should always be determining what you want in your next living quarters and how long you’d like to live in your next rental..

Be sure you’re comfortable with the area you’re choosing to move to, the price of your rental property, and the amenities that do or don’t come with it. Generally, it’s a good idea to tour a rental property and ask all of your questions prior to signing a lease, too.

What are you paying for?

You want to know where your money is going, right? With leases, there are usually a list of fees required at signing, including security deposits, a month’s rent in advance, or paying for additional appliances you’ve requested. Sit down with the leasing office and ensure you have a clear understanding of what you need to pay for before signing anything.

Ask questions

On that same note, don’t be afraid to ask the leasing office questions about anything that comes up as you prepare to sign your lease. Have them review your entire leasewith you and explain anything that stands out clearly so you have a solid understanding of what you’re locked into.

Set up utilities before moving in

After you have signed a lease and determined your moving date, be sure to contact the utility companies you’ll need to pay for to get setup in advance of your moving date so everything is ready when you move in.

Purchase renter’s insurance

This is an absolute must when renting. Whether there’s a break in, a flood, or a fire, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re covered should anything happen.

Complete a move in checklist

Once move in day arrives and you start moving belongings into your new home, the landlord will provide you with some type of move in checklist to assess the current state of your rental property. Be sure to go around and examine everything to check for any damages or things missing and write them down so you aren’t charge for it at a later date.

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

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The busy moving season is quickly approaching! If you have a move coming up, you may have several questions swirling around in your head.

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.

We’ve answered some frequently asked questions below to help you get started!

How much does moving cost?

This question will vary by whatever professional moving service you decide to use. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, our locations are all independently owned and operated and most charge hourly for a local move and charge by weight for a long-distance move.

We’d recommend reaching out to the location closest to you and getting started on a free moving quote for a general idea on the cost for your move.

What can affect the total cost of a move?

A few of the biggest factors that come into play when determining the cost of a move are time and the amount being moved. Flights of stairs, walking time from the trucks, the amount of time it takes to load and unload your belongings, and drive time between the two locations are all major factors, too.

What’s the best way to pack up my old house?

Packing is a critical part of the moving process and making sure you do a good job on it can save you a lot of stress down the road. Planning ahead, staying organized, and slowly chipping away at it leading up to moving day are some of the best recommendations we have.

For more expert packing tips, click here.

What items should I have with me on moving day?

Since most of your belongings will be packed in boxes and loaded onto a moving truck, you aren’t going to have access to many items you own. Make sure to keep snacks handy, chargers, a change of clothes, toiletries like a toothbrush and toothpaste, and any other important medications or paperwork you think you’ll need.

How do I get a quote for a move?

When using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you can get a free online moving quote just by visiting our website. We’d recommend starting the quote process a month out from your desired moving date at the latest to make sure you can get moved on time.

How do I change my address to my new home when moving?

The best way to do this is by visiting the US Post office online. You will be able to fill out prompts with your change of address information to get set up.

What types of payment do moving companies like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK accept?

All major credit cards are accepted with us, but additional payment options may be available depending on the location you move with.

Should I tip my movers?

Our movers are trained to never ask for or hint at a tip. However, they are allowed to accept them should a customer feel inclined to do so. In this case, we would recommend tipping whatever you feel was appropriate for the job completed.

If you are interested in moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and want to get started on a free moving quote, click here!

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Moving tips from the experts themselves!

When it comes to moving techniques and tips, it seems obvious you’d want to get advice from those who qualify as experts in the field, right?

Of course!. That’s why there’s no better people to listen to than those who lift furniture and transport the most important belongings in a home or business – our frontline teams at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK..

They’ve seen what works, what doesn’t work, what you should look for and what you should avoid. From moving couches and beds to moving unique, specialty items, there is hardly a scenario you’ll find where our teams haven’t handled.

So, if you have a move upcoming and need some expert moving tips, listen up!

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

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK business moving solutions keep distractions to a minimum during relocation

Did you know TWO MEN AND A TRUCK also specializes in business moving and relocation?

It’s true! People generally think of us as home movers when they see us driving around their communities, but through our nearly four decades of experience, we’ve also become experts at helping businesses move forward, too. If you’re a business looking to upgrade your office or relocate to a new area soon, give us a call to learn more about how our business moving professionals can lend a hand.

As a business, we understand the nuances of running a business, and this is all factored in as we create a detailed moving plan to help limit the downtime for your operation during the relocation. We’ll build a personalized schedule to best fit your needs so you can keep things running smoothly!

A business moving plan for you

Each moving team we send out for a business move is made up of professionally trained, background checked, and drug screened movers who have experience moving large office equipment and furniture.

We’re proud to offer a dedicated level of care and efficiency to our move, which fits great in the world of business moving as we keep your belongings protected and move efficiently to get the job done.

Our business moving services are great for the following:

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

And, as a business, we understand how important time is. Time equals money, and you want to save both when it comes to relocating your business. We’ll tailor a business moving plan to specifically fit your needs, ensuring we don’t interrupt the normal flow of your operation while moving equipment and belongings.

This could even include moving on nights or on weekends if necessary – whatever it takes to get the job done right!

More ways to help your business than just relocating

We have an abundance of specialty moving services to offer customers outside of just loading up items and moving them to a new home, and this applies for businesses as well.

With our new junk removal option, we’ll arrive to your business and help you get rid of some of items that need to go. Using our specialized junk removal trucks, our teams can quickly remove and dispose of anything you no longer want or need, which saves you the time and hassle of having to rent a dumpster and do it yourself.

Need storage for items at your business? Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises can help with that, too! Business owners can also utilize our in-home moving services to have our moving teams just move heavy items or furniture around the office or business, if you’re looking to rearrange or move items around. Whatever your business moving needs are, we’ll help!

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!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s specialty services provide alternative moving options for customers

When customers see our trucks driving around their communities all over the country, the first thing they generally think of is home moving – and rightfully so.

We’ve made our name in the home moving industry by helping customers move to their next destination since the mid-1980s, but did you know TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers more than just home moving services? We offer a wide variety of specialty moving options, too.

We know there are times when you might need help with the heavy lifting, but aren’t exactly moving your entire home. That’s why we’ve worked hard over the years to expand our service options to fit the many moving and storage needs out there.

Junk Removal

One of our newest services is junk removal and we’re thrilled to assist customers with the removal and disposal of items they no longer want or need. Using professionally trained movers and specialized junk removal trucks – separate from our standard moving trucks – we can help you get rid of whatever belongings might be accumulating in your garage, attic, or basement. This service can be utilized for both home and businesses and can be booked separately or as part of a move.

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

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.

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 actually load up or unload your items, you can call one of 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!

Pickup and Delivery

The excitement of making a large purchase such as a piece of furniture or a new appliance can quickly fade away when you start thinking about how you’ll get that item home.

Thankfully, we can help with the delivery of large items! Using our moving teams and equipment, we’ll pick up whatever item you have purchased and deliver it right to your home or business, and we’ll even move it inside where you need it, too.

From items like new washers or dryers to refrigerators, exercise equipment, tanning beds, and more – we’ve got you covered.

In-Home Moving and Heavy Item Lifting

Much like our loading and unloading services, sometimes you just need moving help and heavy lifters.

You can call our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK teams to help with the moving of items within your home to save yourself the hassle of doing this heavy lifting yourself. This could cover anything from moving a piece of furniture up or down stairs or into another room, or just rearranging a room.We can handle items like pianos, gun safes, furniture, and much more.

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.

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What you can expect from a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK home move

Moving doesn’t have to be a pain. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, our number one goal is to eliminate your moving day stress. We do this by providing the highest-quality moving options in the industry. With professionally trained and background-checked movers, top-of-the-line moving equipment, and a history of moving people forward – you’ll have peace of mind you’re in good hands when hiring TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

We bring this same mindset to all of our services, not just moving. From standard home moving to long-distance relocation, business moving, junk removal, in-home and delivery moving, storage options, packing, and much more; TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a brand you can trust.

It is one thing for us to relay this message, but it’s another thing when you hear it from those who have actually used the service. Customer testimonials often give great insight into what you can expect from a service brand, and we’re thankful to have customers like the ones below who were willing to share their experiences.

Check it out!

Karen Echols – Cheyenne, Wyoming

Danielle Pike – Ocala, Florida

Kimberly Bush – Mason, Michigan

Michael and Mikalene Torpea – St. Louis, Missouri

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Let TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service help you part ways with unwanted items taking up space

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There’s never a bad time to toss those unwanted items around the house, but the approaching holiday season can create a little more motivation as you get ready to welcome guests — and possibly new belongings — into your home.  

Whether it’s getting rid of old items to make way for gifts, or cleaning up to make room for celebrating the holidays, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK will tackle the hard part of cleanup and removal with our junk removal service. Using specialized junk trucks and professionally trained movers, you’ll get the same levels of care and professionalism you’d expect with our traditional home moving services.

This will save you the hassle of renting a dumpster of thinking of a solution on your own to get rid of bulky items or junk you no longer need. Our junk removal is perfect for those who are cleaning out a garage or basement, going through renovations, decluttering, or like we said above – just moving on from old stuff.

PLEASE NOTE: The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK junk removal service is only available at select franchises. Please visit our website to find out if junk removal is available in your area.

Unfortunately, there are few items we can’t remove for legal and safety reasons, and it’s important to know what these are so you can plan accordingly.

Items that cannot be taken with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® junk removal service:

  • Hazardous materials, liquid based items, wet paint, oil, chemicals, household cleaners, HAZMAT materials, flammable items, gasoline, propane, mercury-based materials, oil filters, and batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Sealed tanks/drums
  • Medical waste
  • Household trash or garbage

Items that may be restricted (please check with your local government, state regulations, or disposal facility):

  • Electronics that are considered e-waste, including CRT televisions
  • Appliances with liquids associated with them (considered hazardous materials), AC units, refrigerators, freezers, and dehumidifiers
  • Appliances not emptied
  • Yard waste such as trees, brush, grass, sod, mulch, and other vegetative waste can be hauled with guidelines. Most disposal facilities recycle this material so it shouldn’t be mixed with other junk material. Dirt, sod, or mulch may have capacity limitations due to weight.
  • Tires are usually not accepted at disposal facilities and considered hazmat, however, you could reach out to a local tire recycle or business to see if they would take them.
  • Heavy or dense material such as roofing shingles, concrete, asphalt, dirt, brick, or miscellaneous debris

To learn more about our junk removal services or to book a junk removal, click here!

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