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!

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

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How much does it cost to move?

It’s been nearly 40 years of moving! It all began as a small, local operation in Lansing, Michigan and has evolved into the largest franchised moving company in the country.

Throughout this time, there’s one question we get asked more than any other: How much does it cost to move?

The answer? Well, it depends! With any professional moving service – ours included – there are a variety of factors that play into the cost of a move. No two moves are the same, and the final bill for 10 different moves can be 10 different prices. In this blog, we want to highlight some of the factors which can affect moving prices so you know what to look for when getting moving quotes.

How much does TWO MEN AND A TRUCK cost?

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, our moving prices are usually determined by the type of move being completed.

  • Local Moves: Hourly Pricing
  • Long-Distance Moves: Weight and Miles Pricing

Other variables that can come into play include which state the move is happening in, or how many movers will be required on the job. It’s important to remember that each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise is independently owned and operated, so each sets their own pricing rates based on the needs of their business and location.

What can affect the cost of a move?

Along with what’s mentioned above, there are plenty of other factors that can determine the final bill. With local moves being charged by the hour, there are plenty of variables that can add to the time it takes for a move to be completed.

Some of these factors include:

  • The distance it takes for the movers to walk from the truck to the load or unload location
  • The amount of time it takes movers to load and unload belongings
  • The number of flights or stairs involved with a move
  • The drive time from the load to unloading location on a move

These things all must be considered before scheduling a move so you know what the cost might be. When working with the franchise for a free moving quote, we strongly encourage customers to be 100 percent honest when working with our customer service representatives. Leaving out important details of how many belongings you have or the layout of your home can drastically change the moving plan that’s laid out, and final bill may not reflect what has been estimated for you.

For some easy tips to save money on your next move, click here! If you’re thinking about using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for your next home move this year, get started on your free moving quote!

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.

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!

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

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Top 5 items you’ll want to avoid putting into storage

There’s never a bad time to look into purchasing a storage unit or space for storage, as it gives you somewhere else that isn’t your home or business to safely keep your belongings.

Storage can free up other much-needed space which can be extremely helpful during home renovations, moving, staging your home to sell, office cleanouts or renovations – really anything! However, it can be a little easier said than done with finding a storage space, and there’s a lot to consider before you decide.

Many storage facilities have set regulations and rules specific to their operation, but there is also a general list of items which cannot be held in storage units everywhere. It’s important to know what these are so you can plan accordingly.

Firearms or ammunition

The first bullet point on this list is a bit subjective, because some storage facilities may have different rules or interpretations of what can be stored when it comes to firearms and ammunition. With firearms, some may allow it, but check with the facility to see what is and isn’t allowed.

With ammunition, more often than not, you’ll find it isn’t allowed due to its combustibility and flammability. Simply put: they can be a hazard.

Combustible or flammable items

Speaking of being combustible and flammable – you’ll want to avoid storing anything else that fits this description in your storage unit, too. These types of items are dangerous and can put both your belongings and the belongings of all other storage units at the facility in danger should they catch fire.

Medical supplies

Some medical supplies contain radioactive material, which can’t be kept in storage. This is an area where you want to be extremely cautious and also ask questions to find out what is and isn’t acceptable.

One thing worth considering: you don’t want to find yourself needing a certain medical supply when it’s packed away in storage, so it’s best to find somewhere else to keep these items.

Scented candles and soap

It might not seem like a big deal, but it can be more of an issue than you realize when keeping soaps and candles in storage. These can attract mice or rats, which would be a huge problem for you. Anything that gives off a smell like perfume or lotion should also be stored with caution.

Unregistered vehicles

Vehicle storage is extremely popular, but vehicles must be up to date on their registration and meet the necessary guidelines for storage in your particular state. Some states classify unregistered vehicles as an abandoned vehicle.

All five of the topics listed above should be kept in consideration when getting ready to place items in storage. Are you looking for a storage plan in the near future? Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations offer safe and secure onsite storage! Click here to learn more.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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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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!

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.