A look into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving experience

Having celebrated 8 million moves as a brand earlier this summer, and with franchises in 44 states across America and in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – we’ve established ourselves as pioneers within the moving industry.

We’re proud to boast a 96% customer referral rating – and happy to tell you about it – but sometimes, you don’t want to hear it from the brand itself. You want to hear it from the people who have done it: customers!

Thankfully, some of our loyal customers have been nice enough over the years to take the time and share their experience moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Rob from Pasadena, California, spoke with us about his big moving day and how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was able to help him get to his new home.

Enjoy!

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Customer testimonials show the quality of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving services

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Since the day TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was formed by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, there has been a commitment to providing excellent customer service to our customers. After all, Mary Ellen once said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a customer service company that just happens to do moving.

Above everything else we do, our goal has always been aimed toward taking the stress out of moving and providing a customer experience that is second-to-none in the industry. From our corporate office down to our franchisees, managers, movers and drivers – it’s something we live and practice daily, backed up by a strong set of core values.

With a variety of moving services that range from standard home moves to business moving, long-distance moving, storage, packing, specialty moving and junk removal, and more – we do our best to live up to our nickname “Movers Who Care®”.

What better way to validate our efforts than from our customers themselves? We’re fortunate enough to have outstanding customers who are willing to speak about their experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. Take a look at what they had to say!

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Taking a minute to discuss rogue moving companies

There’s no denying that moving is stressful. Shifting all of your personal belongings to a new home can take an emotional toll as you leave behind a place that is special to you or transition to a new phase of your life.

With all of the emotional factors that come with moving, it’s important the moving company you hire is one you can trust. Time and time again, you hear of nightmare stories involving fraudulent moving companies that wreak havoc for unsuspecting customers.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, this is what we aim to eliminate. We want to take the unnecessary stresses out of your life during the time of moving so you can focus on what’s important.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK CEO Jon Nobis took time to address this issue and assure our loyal and potential customers that we are a trustworthy brand, and deserving of the nickname “Movers Who Care®”.

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What to expect when moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

If you find yourself moving soon, there’s an important decision lingering – move the belongings yourself or hire professional movers?

It’s an age-old question that people have juggled for years, and one that people often struggle to make. There are some common misconceptions about hiring professional movers that often push people to move the belongings themselves, but is it really worth it?

Moving is already stressful enough, but pile on the need to find friends and family to do the heavy lifting with you, rent your own truck, ensure your items are packed away safely so you don’t damage them yourself …  the to-do list can pile up just as quickly as the stress.

The old saying “you get what you pay for” applies to the idea of hiring professional movers, and when you hire TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you can feel good knowing you’re getting top-notch movers in the industry.

Free moving estimates- in-home or over the phone

Our Customer Service Representatives are ready to assist you in figuring out just what it will take for one of our moving teams to help you and what the cost will look like for your move! The best part of these moving estimates? They’re free.

How much does TWO MEN AND A TRUCK cost?

Each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving location is independently owned and operated, with each setting their own specific rates for moving. A majority of our franchise moving locations charge hourly for local moving and by weight for a move that is long distance. To find out more, contact the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location nearest you for a free estimate and costs.

Packing options and supplies

Need packing supplies? We’ve got plenty of them! Need packing done and don’t want to do it yourself? We can help with that, too! Our movers can come out and do all of the packing for you prior to move day, or drop off the proper moving boxes and packing supplies to ensure your items stay organized and safe throughout your move.

An in-home walkthrough with the movers

Prior to your moving team getting to work, they’ll do a walkthrough of your home. This allows them to see the landscape of rooms so they can bring the proper moving materials to keep your belongings safe and secure during the moving process.

This also helps your team know where they’ll put extra protection on doors or walkways, and what furniture needs to be padded and stretch wrapped before loading into the truck.

A walkthrough of your new home location

A necessary step in the moving process is your move team getting to know your new location before they begin unloading your belongings. They’ll want to identify key rooms, like the master bedroom or spare bedroom, so they know what boxes and furniture will belong to each room when unloading.

Final walkthrough of the home and truck

Here your movers will want to go through the home with you to ensure everything is where it needs to go. If something isn’t in the correct spot, be sure to let them know before they leave! You’ll also want to do a final look inside the truck to ensure no items, furniture, or boxes are left on the truck.

Time to leave a review

After each move, our customers receive a customer satisfaction survey emailed to them. We greatly appreciate our customers filling these out and telling us how we did- good and bad! This helps us train and reward our teams accordingly. Reviews left on sites such as Google, Facebook, and Yelp are also greatly appreciated to help spread the word about the move you received with us.

 

We can tell you all about our moving services and how we can help you, but nothing speaks louder than the words of our own satisfied customers. To hear it directly from the source, check out some of our customer testimonials below.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations continue their mission of giving back year-round

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Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is focused on giving back in any and every way possible, and that doesn’t stop with our moving services.

As our company has evolved over the years, so have the ways we’ve been able to deliver to our communities and make an impact as our teams and resources grow. This is especially true with our charitable efforts, which took a big step when we developed four of our own charitable programs during the fall months.

These four programsMovers for Meals®, Movers for Mutts, Movers for Military®, and Truckload of Warmth ­– have become a staple at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises all across the country, with each having the ability to choose the one that fits their franchise the best. Fall 2018 was another big year in giving back through these four programs, and the team members at our franchise locations were more than happy to help out in their communities!

“This year was our first annual Movers for Mutts campaign, and we feel that it went really well,” said Stephanie Mills, marketing and communications director for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Huntsville, Ala., location. “We worked with pet food and supplies stores, storage units, apartment complexes, skate parks, hardware stores, banks, juice bars, veterinarians, local hospital departments, and more. Many of the businesses we worked with were already established contacts of our beneficiary or our company who were more than happy to be a drop off location for Movers for Mutts.”

movers for mutts donationsWorking with such a large number of collection partners, Mills and the Huntsville location were able to help spread the word of Movers for Mutts throughout the area, and it showed in the amount of items they collected.

“We feel it went extremely well overall,” Mills said. “It got the word out in our community about animals who don’t have homes yet. We had a large number of people wanting to be involved in the campaign, whether that meant getting the word out via social media, being a collection site, or donating. Just this year alone, we were able to collect more than 1,300 items for the local animal rescue center, A New Leash On Life. It was a huge success in our books.”

For our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Southeast locations, they chose to run Movers for Military this fall, as they felt it was important to give back to the veterans in their community and show appreciation for all of the hard work done by the brave men and women in our military.

With a number of employees having their own military background, it was a natural fit for their teams.

“It was a good fit because we employ veterans at each of our locations,” said Charlene Bush, marketing manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Ann Arbor, Brighton, Brownstown, and Oakland Southwest locations. “Some of our longest tenured full-time movers and drivers are veterans, and we wanted to be able to give back and show our appreciation.”

Three of the four TWO MEN AND A TRUCK campaigns were able to put up big numbers for the fall of 2018. Movers for Meals had 7,100 items collected and an astounding $20,636 in food donations and vouchers. Movers for Mutts had 8,000 items collected across the country, and Movers for Military collected 5,000 items that were able to be distributed to veterans in need.

It’s an effective and easy way for us to give back to the people who have made this company possible, and for each of our franchise locations, it will continue to be a priority moving forward in 2019.

“I am passionate about giving back to and supporting the people in our communities because it embodies our core values and our mission,” Bush said. “We are the ‘Movers Who Care®’. We need to live that out, and it needs to be a part of our culture. I believe that it builds trust within an organization, as well as a community for people to see TWO MEN AND A TRUCK helping and lending that community support.”

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10 key tips for your winter move

Although the summer season is the busiest time of year for home moving, sometimes a move needs to happen during the snowy, winter months.

Moving is already stressful enough, but adding in factors such as snow, salt, cold weather, and less daylight hours create new challenges that must be considered to ensure the move is done right.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve handled winter moves for more than  30 years – our company started right here in Michigan, and we’re no strangers to the cold!

We’ve been able to assemble the best tips and tricks for winter moving over time, and we’ve created a helpful moving tips list video for you to follow as you get ready to move.

Enjoy!

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Revisit our top stories from the year!

2018 is quickly coming to a close, and it’s always worthwhile to look back and reflect on some of the brightest TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moments throughout the year.

Here on our blog, we aim to be a trusted voice for our loyal and potential customers by giving the latest and greatest in moving tips and tricks, telling the stories of the outstanding individuals within our company, and highlighting all of the charitable efforts our franchise locations do on a regular basis nationwide.

We work to tell the best stories in our company and believe 2018 was another successful year for that! From our community outreach to moving tips, storage tips, and a look inside the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving experience – we touched on it all.

Enjoy!

  1. What we can’t move during your home relocation

When preparing for your upcoming home move, it’s important to know what items movers can and cannot move when the big day arrives.

  1. Five things you should never keep in your storage unit

Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just keep ANYTHING you want in a storage unit, and this post was created to let you know the things that aren’t acceptable.

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises gearing up for Busiest Move Weekend

When the end of June rolls around, that means one thing for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand – busiest move weekend!

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams keep “THE GRANDMA RULE” in mind when moving senior customers

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, moving seniors is one of our specialties, and we tailor our services to specifically cater to our beloved seniors as they transition to the next step in their lives.

  1. Downsize your home with these handy tips

There are many tricky hurdles when getting ready to complete a move, but figuring out how to downsize might be the hardest. Thankfully, our helpful tips can make any downsizing move less stressful!

  1. Finding solutions to help homelessness in America

The unfortunate reality of society is that not everyone has a place to sleep when the cold months hit, but thankfully, there are hardworking individuals all across the country doing their best to end homelessness – including here at TWO M EN AND A TRUCK.

  1. A first-hand look at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving experience

As a brand, we can tell you about the quality of our moving services over and over again, but sometimes it’s best to hear it directly from the source – a satisfied customer.

  1. Keep yourself prepared with these overlooked moving essentials

When you’re completing a home move, there is an endless amount of information to process and items to keep track of. Stay on schedule and organized with these overlooked moving essentials.

  1. What’s it like to be a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover?

Find out what the moving experience is like first-hand for the hard-working individuals who make these moves possible.

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK works to make life easier for veterans

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has made it a point of emphasis company-wide to be as accommodating to veterans as possible, while also doing our best to give back to the brave men and women in the community who have served this country.

 

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We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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All of us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® would like to take a moment and wish each and every one of our loyal customers and readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s the wonderful people who have used our moving services that keep us going, and we can’t thank you enough!

2018 was another exciting year for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, as we were able to continue expanding our footprint across the United States and finding new ways to not only move our customers forward, but to also give back to the people who live in the communities we operate in.

From working with wonderful organizations like Project C.U.R.E., Cheeriodicals, and Convoy of Hope to orchestrating our own impactful campaigns like Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, and more – our impact was felt from coast to coast.

We also completed our 7 millionth move in May, which was yet another outstanding achievement for our brand!

If you have used any of the wide-variety of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK services over the past year, we sincerely thank you for picking and trusting the “Movers Who Care®”! If you’re looking to use us in the future, be sure to visit our website and find out how we can help you move forward in your life!

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Giving back to our communities in 2018

-Written by Erik Sargent

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, while we always focus on our goal of providing industry-leading moving services to our customers, we’re also focused on accomplishing one other important goal– giving back.

This covers a broad spectrum for our brand, and we don’t limit ourselves to how we give back to the communities in which we live and work. Whether it’s through a specific person going above and beyond with how they work – our “Move Heroes” – working with a partner organization to handle a crisis situation, or through our own efforts – we want to give back in as many ways as possible.

With each passing year, we find more and more ways to give back to the communities we operate, and 2018 was our best year yet. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to look back on some of ways we gave back and the “Move Heroes” in our family so we can reflect on the outstanding efforts from everyone involved with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

2018 Move Heroes

National Move Hero – Marcos Nabejar

National Move Hero Runner Up – DJ Cook

National Move Hero Runner Up – David Woods

Move Hero – Cameron Gaines steps up for customer in time of need during a home move

Lending a hand through corporate partnerships

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK partners with Cheeriodicals to provide care packages to local children’s hospitals.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK partners with Project C.U.R.E. to distribute much-needed medical supplies worldwide

Making a difference for those in our communities

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK works to make Mother’s Day special for moms who are currently living in domestic abuse or homeless shelters with Movers for Moms®.

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Supporting veterans

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides a great opportunity for veterans looking for work after their service, and for veterans looking to get into business ownership.

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Make your holidays even more festive with easy, DIY craft ideas

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The holiday season is officially here and that means decorating your home and preparing for the festivities! Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we love celebrating the holidays, and we’ve come up with several fun, easy-to-make crafts using supplies you probably already have around the house. Grab the kiddos and start crafting!

Be sure to check out past TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Holiday DIY crafts here and here

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This homemade tree ornament can also be paired with a name tag to dress up wrapped gifts.

What supplies you’ll need:

Cardboard
Yarn or ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun

Step 1 – Using cardboard, cut out stars in a variety of sizes.

Step 2 – Secure the end of your yard on the back of the star using a hot glue gun.

Step 3 – Wrap the yarn or ribbon around your star in all directions until you’re happy with its look. Secure the end with hot glue.

Step 4 – Cut a 3-inch string of ribbon and loop it through a piece that is already around the star. Tie it at the top and hang from your Christmas tree.

 

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Possibly the easiest holiday DIY there is! If you’re feeling really creative, you can also shape your pipe cleaners into Christmas trees or stars and hang them as ornaments.

What supplies you’ll need:

Pipe cleaners
Beads

Step 1 – Bend the pipe cleaner to the shape of a candy cane, folding a small part at the end upward so beads don’t slide off.

Step 2 – Slide the beads on and fold up the other end to secure them in place.

 

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Remember making paper chains back in elementary school? Same classic craft with a fun update for Christmas decorations!

What supplies you’ll need:

White paper
Black and orange crayons
Tape

Step 1 – Cut strips of white printer paper at the same width.

Holiday DIY 2Step 2 – Fold a strip of paper in a circle shape securing the back with tape. Loop another strip of paper through that, securing the back. Continue doing so until you’re happy with the length of your snowman chain.

Step 3 – Draw eyes, a mouth and a hat for your snowman. Use the orange marker to give him the traditional carrot nose.

Bonus: You can follow this same easy process to make other characters like reindeer or Santa!

 

Merry Christmas from all of us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We hope you enjoyed our DIY tutorials. If you are in need of boxes for your next DIY, stop by your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise and choose from our wide variety of box sizes. Tag us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram if we inspired you to make a craft so we can see your final product!

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