Top 5 stress-reducing tips to prepare you for moving day

Getting ready for a move can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a time filled with stress and anxiety as you prepare for the unknowns of packing up your home and moving to a new one.

Whether you’re moving from one apartment to another, moving from your first home to your dream home, or downsizing from the home you’ve had for years into something a little smaller, the stress of moving can linger for many because of the unknowns and preparation it takes.

Thankfully there are plenty of things you can do to eliminate this stress! Here are a few tips when moving that contribute to a stress-free moving day for you and keep things moving forward so you can get back to normal in your new space.

Have all your items packed prior to moving day

If there’s one thing you follow on this list, make sure it’s this! The last thing you want to spend time doing on moving day is packing up items in a rush, as this can be chaotic and overwhelming as you try to figure out what needs to go where while packing it safely.

Build up to moving day with packing, going little by little each day as you put your belongings into boxes and label them for organizational purposes. You’ll be thankful you did this beforehand so you can get right to moving when the big day arrives!

For packing tips, click here.

Create a moving plan and follow it!

Everything is easier with a plan built out to follow, and moving is no different. Creating a moving checklist to follow in the time leading up to moving day and during the day can go a long way in eliminating stress, keeping you organized, helping you track your progress, and making sure you know where you need to be and what you need to be doing. This goes for people who are hiring professional movers like us and for those who are trying to complete a home move on their own. Preparation is key!

Prepare an essentials bag for moving day

As you might have picked up throughout this blog, moving day can be a bit hectic. All of your items are packed away, you’re moving stuff from one place to the next, you’re in and out of vehicles traveling to different locations, and it can be tough to keep track of what you might need. We recommend getting an essentials bag put together with a few things you might want to have during the day like phone chargers, batteries, toiletries, and so on. You’d rather have these things and not need them instead of needing them and not having them.

Keep food and drinks on hand

Staying with the theme of the busy nature of moving, you’ll want access to food and snacks throughout the day to keep you hydrated and energized. It’s not always easy to get a whole meal together in the midst of a home move and your fridge is (hopefully) cleared out, so having a bag of snacks and a cooler with some water or other drinks can save the day. Or, if you want to keep it simple: have a little extra cash around to order a pizza!

Create a cleaning supplies basket

For many of us, the first thing we do when arriving at the new home is cleaning up a little around the house. The process of moving can leave things a little cluttered, and you never know what mess might be left behind from the prior residents moving out. Having cleaning supplies on hand will allow you to clean up any minor messes as you settle in.

These are just a few simple and easy ideas that you can follow to get ready for moving day. To view more important moving tips, visit our website.

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“People Often Ask”: Frequently asked questions in preparation for a home move

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May is National Moving Month and a time of year when our schedules fill up quickly for the busy moving season!

If you’re planning a move (or ever completed a move before!), you know there can be a lot of questions swirling through your head as you navigate through the experience – especially if it’s your first time.

From selling your home and buying a new one to calling a professional moving company, scheduling a move date, packing up your items, figuring out what belongings you no longer need, shutting off utilities at your old home and starting them at your next, and so on – the moving to-do list can be extensive and overwhelming. Thankfully, we’ve done this long enough we can offer advice on some of the most commonly asked questions people have!

How much does it cost to move?

Without a doubt this is the question we see the most related to home moving, and understandably so. The answer is more complicated than just a simple price, as there are many factors that go into the cost of a move and your final bill. Everything from the amount of time the move takes, to how many movers are required, are factors in the final cost. Working out these details with a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK customer service representative will help you build the most accurate quote. For more information on how much it costs to move, click here!

How do I know I can trust the moving company?

Unfortunately, moving scams are an ugly side of the moving industry that bring down the reputation of quality moving services. Using diligent research, asking questions, making sure the company uses full-time employees, and ensuring there is an open line of communication are all things you can do to avoid falling victim to a moving scam operation.

Can TWO MEN AND A TRUCK move me long distance?

If you need to move out of state or move across the country, we can help! We offer two different long-distance moving plans that are sure to meet any customer’s moving needs.

Will the moving company pack my belongings?

If you’d like one of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK teams to pack your items, we’d be happy to do so with our professional packing supplies! Or, you can choose to do it yourself to save money. The choice is yours!

What items can professional moving companies not move?

While we take pride in being able to handle most items during a move, there are a few things we are not permitted to move, like medicines and prescriptions, flammable items, and pets. To learn more about what TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can’t move, click here!

How do I hire professional movers?

There are many ways you can hire professional movers like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, whether it’s via website, text, or calling one of our offices directly! No matter how you choose to reach out to us, we’ll get you started on a free moving quote and help you work your way through the process of getting your move booked!

If you’re thinking about moving this summer and want TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to help, contact us to get started on that free quote today!

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What TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can’t move during the home moving process

With the start of May means one very important thing: it’s officially National Moving Month!

As you might imagine, this is a big deal for us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as we get our moving teams geared up and ready to help customers with their moving needs not only in May, but all summer long. National Moving Month pairs up with the start of our busy moving season and schedules are filling up fast. So, if you’re thinking of using us for your upcoming move, be sure to reach out and get your move booked!

There’s a lot to think about when organizing and preparing for a move – this includes packing, buying a home, scheduling movers, figuring out what will stay and what will go, and much more – but one area that often gets overlooked is what items can’t be moved. This is important to know so you don’t find yourself scrambling when your moving team arrives.

What can’t be moved by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Let’s review!

Prescription drugs and medicine

This is more of a precaution than anything, but we don’t move any prescription drugs or medicines to avoid an emergency situation where a customer would need them and it’s packed away on our trucks. Always pack these items with you and prepare to transport them on your own.

Anything living (animals or pets)

A good rule of thumb when preparing to move is that if it’s alive, we can’t move it. This is for safety reasons, as it’s not safe for an animal or plant to be in the back of a moving truck.

If you’re looking for tips on moving your pets, click here.

Machine or gas engine items

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK cannot move anything containing gasoline. Tractors, lawn mowers, grills, smokers, or mopeds need to be emptied of their gasoline prior to moving day. We’d highly recommend talking this over with a moving consultant beforehand to ensure everyone is on the same page about an item of this nature being moved.

Flammable items

This isn’t just a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK rule – it’s federal law that antifreeze, ammunition, car batteries, propane, paint, household cleaners, and weed killers are not to be transported in a moving truck.

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

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover with customers

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:

  • 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!







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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!

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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.

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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!

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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK truck in front of home

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!

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Get ready for the holiday season with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s internal moving service options

We’re rapidly cruising through the fall season and the snow is starting to fall (for some of us), which means the holiday season is right around the corner!

This is a busy time of year for many of us and can include many holiday gatherings, parties with friends, office parties, and much more. With this, there is usually some kind of planning around your home or office, decorating, finding extra furniture to accommodate guests, rearranging everything to look just right, and all of the other activities involved with planning or hosting a gathering.

As you get these plans together, you might find yourself thinking about how overwhelming all of this lifting and moving sounds. Well, good news – we can help!

We have a wide variety of specialty moving services and one of them is our in-home moving options. We can take the stress out of all the heavy lifting around the house, like moving that Christmas tree out of storage, getting those decoration boxes upstairs, moving furniture into different room, and more.

Our in-home moving services are great for the following:

  • Staging a home
  • Completing home renovations
  • Preparing for a big party or event
  • Moving or delivery of a recently purchased large item or appliance such as a piano, gun safe, exercise equipment, etc.
  • Moving yard equipment, furniture, or décor out of shed storage

Staging and rearranging

For those undergoing home renovations or staging a home to sell, our in-home moving service is a great option. We can help move furniture where it needs to go, get it up and down stairs, or out to the garage and out of the way.

This is a great option for businesses, too. Our professional moving teams can move office equipment, desks, and more. We’re conscious of time and understand that your business needs to keep moving, so we work with you to schedule hours that fit best for your business to ensure little to no interruptions.

Heavy items

Sometimes, you have a particularly large item like a piano, gun safe, large piece of furniture, or treadmill you just can’t move on your own. Don’t worry! Our moving teams are trained on how to properly move large specialty items, saving you the stress of having to do it yourself.

Like any TWO MEN AND A TRUCK service option, you’ll receive professionally trained movers who will show up trained, uniformed, and ready to get the job done right.

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Five overlooked moving essentials to keep in mind ahead of your move

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When it comes to home moving, it’s a never-ending whirlwind of figuring things out, planning, packing, making calls, creating lists, buying this and buying that – so on and so forth.

We’ve seen it a million times over and know how stressful moving can be. Each of the things mentioned above play a critical role in the puzzle of completing a home move, but what about the things you aren’t thinking of? While buying a new home, hiring professional movers, and packing usually grab the headlines in the moving process, there are other important things you can do to take some stress out of moving day – stocking up on overlooked moving essentials is one way.

Many of these are centered around organization. We cannot stress to our customers enough the importance of being organized and planning ahead when it comes to home moving, and that’s where a number of these overlooked moving essentials will come into play.

Follow along!

Moving Checklist

Perhaps nothing will better assist you in the days and weeks leading up to your home move than creating a moving checklist. This gives you a concrete, visual map of how your move is going and where you need to focus your attention working up to the moment movers arrive at your door. It’s a detailed plan of how you’re going to attack the move starting about a month out from moving day.

If you’re asking yourself how to make a moving checklist, don’t worry – we did it for you.

Chargers (and batteries)

The world runs on technology, right? It’s unfortunately true, but it is reality, and you want to be prepared while you’re leaving your old home and entering your new one. Having extra chargers and batteries on hand will help you stay connected so you’re able to stay on top of any issue that might arise during your move – or, you can just scroll social media during some down time. Either one!

Cleaning Supplies

If you’ve ever experienced the process of moving into a new home, then this one will really resonate with you: have cleaning supplies ready!

From antibacterial wipes to toilet cleaner, cleaning spray, laundry soap, and more – you’ll want it all handy because the first thing you’re going to want to do at the new home is clean.

Plastic Bags

Simple, right? Plastic bags are a cheap, easy, and versatile tool to have on moving day and they make carrying around loose items which didn’t get packed away easy. Keep a stash handy and be ready if needed.

Tool Kit

There’s a strong chance that your new home won’t be perfectly ready with zero issues you need to handle, including ones that might involve a set of tools. Make sure you have tool kit handy so that you can tend to any minor fixes that need to be done when you arrive at the new home because trust us – there will be some!

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.