Nearly 2 million items have been donated to women’s and family shelters across the U.S. through annual Movers for Moms® campaign

When you’re on the road and pass by a truck with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® logo on it or see movers loading furniture out of our truck and into a home, you may think we’re just another moving company, but we’re much more than that.  

For the past 16 years, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises have made a difference in their communities by helping moms in need each spring through the Movers for Moms® campaign.

Movers for Moms is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s national giving program and has grown tremendously over the years. In 2007, it started off as a statewide program in Michigan and in 2014, became a national program for all U.S. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations.

Andrea Benitez, the marketing coordinator for Ocala, Fla., said her favorite part about Movers for Moms is seeing how her small community comes together to help the cause.

“I have partners that have been supporting us for seven years, they tell me they are always looking forward to the start of the campaign, and for the day I drop the collection box to start collecting items,” Benitez said.

Throughout the program’s history, nearly 2 million items have been donated to help moms in need. In 2022, more than 266,000 items were collected and donated to hundreds of shelters across the U.S.

To try and collect as many donations as possible franchises team up with community partners such as local businesses, organizations, and schools. Some locations even host events to spread the word about the campaign and collect additional donations. Once the collection is complete, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK crews pick up the items and deliver them to their shelter partners around Mother’s Day.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Huntsville, Ala., Marketing Director Stephanie Mills believes it’s important to run Movers for Moms because it provides for an area that is often overlooked.

“It is an opportunity to get the word out about a very important and serious problem. Lastly, it brings the community together in a way that will bless those who are less fortunate,” Mills said.  “They are still a part of the community too and when you take care of your community, the whole city thrives!”

The goal for 2023 is to collect 300,000 items for women and family shelters across the U.S.

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching make sure to follow our Movers for Moms Facebook page so you can see photos of our franchises delivering the donations as well as find out how many items our franchises collected.

Take a look at some of the local Movers for Moms media coverage our franchises received.

‘Movers for Moms’ program helps those in need | News |

Making a move to give back to moms | News & Stories |

Mid-Michigan nonprofits seek donations to support domestic violence survivors (

Movers for Moms collecting women’s clothing donations (

INTERVIEW: Two Men and a Truck working to bring necessities to mothers and domestic abuse survivors – 5 Eyewitness News

Two Men and a Truck helping mothers in need with Movers for Moms donation driver – WXXV News 25 (

Moving company and domestic violence shelter partner to collect donations for moms (

Two Men and a Truck collecting donations for YWCA Cass Clay for Mother’s Day – InForum | Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo news, weather and sports

Check out this event the Wilmington, North Carolina franchise put on to support their Movers for Moms shelter partner, Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter. 640 donation items were collected and $5,148 was raised for the shelter just from this event!

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5 tasks you shouldn’t overlook before moving into a rental property

Movers walking down truck ramp with boxes

We’ve been talking quite a bit about the upcoming busy moving season and how customers can get ready to move from one home to the next, but home moving isn’t the only kind of moving taking place during the summer months.

This is also a time when rental property leases expire which can leave renters looking for a new place whether it be another rental or a purchased home.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we specialize in rental property moving and have come up with some helpful tips for those looking to move in or out of a rental. Take a look!

Research the best place for you

This might seem like a no-brainer, but it really is important to do extensive research about the type of rental property you want to move into next. Be sure to look at online reviews of the property from past tenants, drive to the property to see what the surrounding areas look like, and ask the leasing office if you can tour a facility to get a feel for the rental.

You want to be as comfortable as possible before locking yourself into a year-long lease, so doing this early homework can go a long way.

Find out what you’re actually paying for

You never want to just throw money down the drain, so it’s important to know exactly where your money is going when you sign a leasing agreement. With rental leases, you’ll generally find some early fees due at signing like security deposits, a month’s rent in advance, and paying upfront for additional appliances you might have requested. Talk with a member of the leasing office to make sure you’re aware of all the charges involved with the agreement.

Ask as many questions as you can

There’s no such thing as a bad question, especially when locking into a rental agreement. Go over each aspect of the agreement with the leasing office so you have a solid understanding of how the next year will go before you decide to live there.

Purchase renter’s insurance

If you take away anything from reading this blog before moving apartments, make sure it’s this: purchase renter’s insurance. This is critical to anyone choosing to rent, and it will give you a solid backup plan should any accidents or break-ins occur during your time as a tenant.

Gather all details of your move

Many apartments have a certain set of guidelines that people must follow when moving into a complex, from figuring out where to park, special move in hours, and even elevator reservations if you’re relocating to a high rise.

Be sure to find out these details from your landlord or apartment office, and also ask about the following: what utilities you need, when to pick up your keys, what elevator regulations are, and when the first rent check is due.

Utilize a moving checklist to make the process of moving easier

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 charged for it at a later date.

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How to hire professional movers for your next home move

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If you’re a first-time home buyer and are moving from one home to the next, you’ve probably found yourself looking around at your belongings and wondering how you’ll get them to your new home safe and sound.

Wondering where to even start with the moving process can be daunting. You must pack up your things and start fresh which can feel a bit overwhelming as you go through it all.

Some people choose to do it all themselves, but others want to let someone else handle it. If you’re one of those people, you’re probably wondering how to hire professional movers.

The good news? It’s easy! While the actual lifting and transporting of items takes some heavy lifting, calling a professional moving team from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK doesn’t. So how do you hire professional movers?

Let us explain!

Use our free moving quote form

If you’re someone who prefers to use a computer to handle your business, then this is the option for you. We have intricate software built into our website to help you begin the free moving quote process and get your move on the right track. You’ll provide us with information of how much you’ll be moving, when you’d like to move, and how far you’re going and we’ll either provide your quote online or over the phone with a team member.

Text us

We want to make communicating with you as easy as possible. This is why we have a specialized text feature for you to get in contact with your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise!

You can begin the process of hiring professional movers by texting with one of our agents and giving the necessary info to help them start your moving quote.

Call your local franchise

Technology is great, but for some of you, doing things the old fashion way by picking up the phone and calling us is the preferred method, and we’re ready for that, too! When you call your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, you’ll get in touch with one of our experienced customer service representatives who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the moving process and getting you booked for a move.

These hard-working CSRs are here to help you as your main point of contact so you feel comfortable throughout the entire process!

If you’re ready to move, we’re ready to help! Make sure to book fast as our schedules are filling up for the busy moving season!

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Moving can be costly: Here are 4 useful money saving tips for your next move

Moving is stressful enough, but another thing that can create additional stress is figuring out how much a home move will cost. Don’t fret – below, you will find a few tips on how you can prepare for your next move while also saving a little money!

It’s important to remember that no move is the same and the cost will differ based on the distance of a move, the number of items you have, and how many trucks or movers you need. Typically, if you’re moving locally you are charged by the hour, but if you’re moving long-distance, you’re charged by the miles driven and the weight of the move. 

Now, let’s get into some money-saving tips for your next home move!

Be honest

You’ve probably heard it before: honesty is key. When you call to set up a move, it’s extremely important to be honest about everything you need moved, as this will help with your moving estimate and make it as accurate as possible. Not providing the customer service representative with accurate information on how many boxes you have or mentioning you have big furniture pieces could add on more time and effect your original estimate.

Pack efficiently

Packing can be a lot of work, but when you’re moving, it must be done. If you want to save money, it’s a good idea to have your boxes packed and ready to go before your movers arrive, so when they do get there, they can get right to work and start loading the truck. Packing isn’t always easy, so if you’re looking for help, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams are professionally trained to pack your items and can help you get the job done before your move. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK also offers moving boxes and packing supplies!

Looking for packing tips? If so, click here.

Disassemble all furniture and beds before your moving crew arrives

While you can have your movers disassemble your furniture and beds, doing it yourself before your moving crew arrives can help cut down the time it takes for your move. Breaking down these items ahead of time and having them ready to be loaded will mean your moving team is spending a little less time at your home. It’s important to remember to keep all pieces and small parts together so you can easily find them at your new place. 

Have your items organized

Organization is key especially on moving day. Having your belongings organized in one central location like the living room, garage, or right near the front door makes it easier and quicker for your movers to take the items and load them onto the truck. This is a great way to help cut down on time.

Be prepared

The best thing to do for keeping everything on track is to come up with a gameplan ahead of time. Having a plan will provide your family with what they can expect during the move, and it can also help with any obstacles that may come up during the move. Looking to get a plan in place so you’re organized before and throughout your move? Try using our movetrac app.

As you get ready for your move make sure to check out these helpful moving day tips. If you’re planning a home move and are looking for some help, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward.

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Utilize a moving checklist to improve your moving experience

If you’ve followed our blog and social channels where we post moving advice and moving tips, you’ve probably seen us talk about the benefits of moving checklists.

We’ve been doing this moving thing for a long time now, and we’re always trying to educate our customers on the best tips and tricks they can utilize to make moving a little less stressful. A moving checklist is always at the top of the list, and for good reason – it helps you visualize your progress and keep you on track as you build up to moving day so the entire process becomes much more manageable.

Moving checklists are essential to moving, staying organized, and keeping you on schedule. Moving doesn’t just happen in one day; you build up to the move over a few weeks as you sell your home, close on your new home, pack up your items, hire movers, schedule a moving date, and figure out what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of. Trying to complete that all the day before your move would be nearly impossible, and would leave you feeling overwhelmed.

When using a moving checklist, you can create a visual roadmap for your move and check your progress as you go so that you make sure all the responsibilities you need to take care of are getting done. If you’re wondering where you can find a moving checklist, don’t worry – we made one for you! Movetrac is a free moving resource we created – which can be used as a phone app – to help you during the moving process.

If you want an outline of what a normal moving checklist might look like, check out what we’ve put together below!

One month before your move

  • Contact, schedule, and hire a mover as soon as you know you are planning to complete a home move to ensure you get the moving day you want.
  • Begin the cleaning of various areas of your home – closets, attics, garage, etc.
  • Begin changing your local address where necessary in areas like mailing, insurance, school records, and so on.
  • Purchase moving boxes and packing supplies to help get things rolling on your move – local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise locations offer a wide-variety of moving and packing supplies to fit all of your moving needs.

1-2 weeks before moving day

  • Start canceling anything that is tied to what will soon be your past home address – Internet, cable, newspapers, or any labor services you receive around your home.
  • Call all of your local utility companies and be sure they know the exact day to stop charging your old home address for services.
  • Start the packing process and go room by room so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Be sure to properly label and organize boxes so you know where everything is on moving day.

The week of moving day

  • Finish up any last-minute cleaning around your home and ensure everything is set for when you officially move out.
  • Continue working on packing all of your belongings, working to have all belongings packed and ready to go before moving day arrives. For items you no longer need, donate them to a charitable cause or sell them, if possible.
  • Make transportation plans for the day of the move so you know how you’re getting to the new place. If you have kids or pets, develop a plan that fits their needs, too, and figure out where they will be while the move is taking place.

The day before moving day

  • Get in contact with your moving company to double-check that everything is set in stone for the ensuing moving day. If you’re moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we will send a pre-move email solidifying all important details of your move.
  • Ensure all breakable items have been removed from dresser drawers and packed away.
  • Take out some cash to hold you over during the moving process. This might come in handy if you need to get some pizza or snacks during the day!
  • Complete any final cleanings of your home and appliances.

Moving day

  • Pack an essentials bag for items you can access immediately when arriving at your new home. This can include anything from chargers to toothbrushes, quick snacks, etc.
  • Make sure there is a clear moving path inside and outside of your home for movers to navigate.
  • Be sure you are at the home when the professional movers arrive so that you are accessible should they have any questions or concerns.
  • Once the movers have loaded everything onto the moving truck, do one final walkthrough of the home and make sure nothing was left behind. Last but not least – go say goodbye to your neighbors!

If you’re looking to complete a home move in 2023 and want some help, give us a call!

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These 5 overlooked moving essentials are key to a successful move

Moving can be a bit of a jumbled process as you prepare to buy and/or sell new home, pack up your belongings, and hire professional movers to get you from one place to the next.

With all this happening in such a short period of time, it’s easy for some things to get lost in the shuffle as you plan your move. We preach planning and organization as the biggest components of a successful, stress-free moving day because it eliminates the likely hood of having to scramble with last-minute decisions or packing.

Organizational tips like packing and planning ahead will go a long way in keeping yourself on track, but there are a few things you can focus on to take the stress out of moving day – we like to call these overlooked moving essentials.

These are the “essentials” you’ll want to have leading up to the move and on moving day that will make things much easier so you can experience a positive, efficient move!

Moving Checklists

In terms of organization and planning, perhaps nothing is more valuable than a moving checklist. This will help create a roadmap of your moving process from the time you decide to move all the way through moving day, helping you visualize where you are and what you need to work on. Moving checklists provide a detailed outline on how things will go so you can know what to expect all the way up to the moment movers arrive at your door.

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

Cleaning Supplies

If you’ve ever moved before, you probably know how valuable it is to having cleaning supplies on moving day. Whether it’s antibacterial wipes, cleaning sprays, laundry soap, or another cleaning supply – you’ll want to have a box handy so you can start cleaning your new home as soon as possible.

Chargers and Batteries

Everything seems to be centered around our technological devices these days, so it makes sense to have all the chargers and batteries you might need for things like phones, laptops, cameras, etc., ensuring they are in working order throughout the entire move day.

Plastic Bags

Simple, right? Plastic bags are a cheap, easy, and versatile tool to have on moving day and they make it easy to carry around loose items which didn’t get packed away. You may also want a few to use as trash bags as miscellaneous trash and debris get left behind during the move. Keep a stash handy and be ready if needed.

Tool Kit

The chances of you moving into a new home and not needing to assemble something or make a few quick fixes are very slim, which is where a tool kit comes in handy. Make sure you have one ready (or at least know someone who does and can help) so you can tend to anything that needs to be done when you arrive at the new house.

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Top 4 professional packing tips to set you up for moving success

While March is only just beginning, we’re just months away from the busy moving season and warmer months ahead!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK teams nationwide are beginning to round their moving teams into shape in anticipation of our busiest time of year for moving. We want to be ready for you when you need to move, no matter what your moving needs might be!

When we’re not helping people on their moves, we want to educate potential customers on the best moving advice, and one of the most important ways to ensure a successful and stress-free move is with proper packing.

Knowing proper packing techniques, how to create a packing list ahead of time, and being as prepared as possible are some of the most important aspects leading up to a move that will make a huge difference. Over the years, we’ve picked up on a few important tips and ideas to share with you!

Label everything!

In terms of organization, perhaps nothing will keep you more organized than labeling. This helps the movers when they’re loading and unloading boxes, and it’ll help you as you begin unpacking so you can know what is what.

We cannot stress the importance of labeling enough!

Plan ahead

The last thing you want to find yourself doing is packing last-second. This is not only ineffective; it’s really, really stressful.

Give yourself to time to pack your home – usually starting two or three weeks ahead of moving day – so you can slowly chip away at the process and take it in stride. This will help you go room by room and get everything packed away correctly.

Protect your belongings

The whole point of packing is to keep your items safe and protected, right? This starts by using professional packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper go a long way with the safety of your items as they’re loaded up and moved to your new home.

A helpful packing tip to remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the moving box.

Pack room-by-room

As mentioned above, this is a process you’ll want to complete in chunks, not all at once. Going room by room will help you take down sections of your home leading up to moving day. It’s far more manageable, and can leave you room for error if you need to get something out of a box after it is already packed away.

Professional packing tips

You know who really knows the ins and outs of packing? The frontline team members at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK who do it every day. Here are some of their best tips!

“Have all of your loose items boxed up and packed away, and also make sure to label the boxes. Make sure to have a game plan for unpacking the boxes, too.” – Shawn – Operations Manager – Lorain-Medina, Ohio

“With your packed boxes, take them all into the garage. It’s going to save a lot of time for us with the move and will also save you some money on your bill at the end of the move.” – Anthony – Team Lead – Lincoln, Nebraska

For more information on the different types of packing services TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers and the packing supplies we sell, visit our website.

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Frequently asked questions about moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

It’s hard to believe March is already here, but for our teams at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, that’s the early sign that busy season is near!

If you’re finally looking to complete a home move in 2023, you probably have a ton of questions and concerns rushing through your mind right now as you try to prepare. Moving can be stressful, but when you hire a professional moving company like us, it doesn’t have to be. Our professionally trained, background checked, and drug screened movers are ready to help you move from one home to then next with care, compassion, and efficiency!

Now, back to those questions swirling through your head. We’re sure you have a lot of them, and we want to help. After nearly four decades of helping customers move, we know what some of the most asked questions are for people looking to move, and we decided to create a quick FAQ for you.

Listen up!

How much does a move cost?

Without a doubt, this is the most frequently asked question we hear from potential customers. The answer? It depends!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise are all independently owned and operated, and prices range from location to location. Local moves are charged by the hour, and long-distance moves are charged by weight.

Check out our guide on the typical costs for home moves here. (I’ll link the blog once it’s live).

What can affect the cost of a move?

With local moves being charged by the hour, there are a wide-range of things that can come into play to affect the cost of your move.

Walking time from the moving truck to the load/unloading zone, the amount of time it takes movers to load and unload belongings, the drive time between moving locations, flights of stairs, and much more all have a say in the final bill.

What items should I have with me on moving day?

Most of your items will be packed up and ready to be moved on moving day, so you won’t have access to a large number of personal belongings. Make sure to keep chargers, a change of clothes, toiletries, and some snacks close by if you need them. Also make sure to have any important medications or paperwork necessary to the move available as well.

How do I get a moving quote?

Very easy – just visit our website! Getting a moving quote with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is free, and we strongly recommend it so our moving consultants can get you the most accurate price for your upcoming move. We’d recommend reaching out for a moving quote roughly one month before your intended moving day.

How do I complete an address change for my new home?

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’s the best way to go about packing up my home?

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 types of payment are accepted by companies like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK?

All major credit cards are accepted with our brand, but there may be additional payment options depending on the location you move with. Please contact the office to discuss this prior to paying for you move.

Should I tip movers when the job is done?

Our movers are trained to never ask for a tip when a move is completed, but they are allowed to accept a tip from a customer who feels they have earned it. If you feel included to tip your movers, we recommend tipping whatever feels appropriate to you.

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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Top 4 tips you can follow to avoid falling victim to moving scams

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover with customers

Make no mistake about it – moving can be a difficult and stressful process as you work to pack up your belongings and transport them from one home to the next.

We’re very well aware of this as we’ve done our best to help ease our customers’ moving stress for nearly four decades. We offer professionally trained movers who all undergo drug screenings and background checks before ever stepping foot on a move, and we pride ourselves on using top-of-the line moving equipment to keep our customers’ belongings safe throughout the entire process.

While this may seem like it would be standard across the moving industry, unfortunately, it is not always the case, and there are many moving operations who don’t have the best interest of the customer in mind.

These moving “scam” operations may entice customers by offering lower prices than anyone else to capitalize on people looking to save some money. When this happens, however, you may find that there’s a massive sacrifice in the quality of your move, and you might get unprofessional movers who damage belongings and don’t treat your items with care. They’ll take your money, not offer any solutions, and leave you with a nightmare of a moving experience.

There are a few ways you can work on your own to avoid running into moving scam operations like this, and whether you end up choosing us or another moving company, we want to share these helpful tips so you don’t fall victim to these shady moving operations.

Search customer reviews

A company can tell you all about the great things they do and why you should choose them, but sometimes, it’s best to see what others have to say about the brand.

Searching through customer reviews for the company you’re considering for your move can give you a good insight into how they operate, how they treat customers, and how they treat belongings during the move.

Find out what goes into the moving cost

Any reputable company should offer a free moving quote to give you a ballpark estimate of what your move will end up costing. They should also be upfront with you before hand about deposits, any extra fees and what they might cost, what is refundable, and more.

Ask all of these questions before paying anything and if a company isn’t able to answer them, they might not be legitimate movers.

Ensure the movers are … actually movers

Your belongings are important to you, and the safety of these belongings should be important to the moving company you hire. Never hire a company that doesn’t employ professionally trained movers, or a company using day laborers to get the job done.

Ask about background checks and drug screenings for the moving teams, too. You want to ensure your belongings are in good hands.

Make sure there is open communication

Hiring professional movers can be a major commitment, so it stands to reason that you should be able to have a direct line of communication.. When talking with the moving company, make sure they are able to answer the questions you have, and that they’ll work with you to ensure all proper paperwork is filed prior to moving day.

If you’re interested in using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for your next move, click here!

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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.


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!

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