TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises gear up for “Busiest Move Weekend” 2021

For all of us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we know that when the school year starts to wind down and the weather starts to warm up, it means one thing: busy moving season.

The summer months are always our busiest time of year, and our franchises nationwide are geared up and ready to rock as they help customers and businesses move forward in these next few months. Studies show that the months of April through September generally contain the most moves throughout the year, and we can confirm this based on our three-plus decades of moving!

“There’s a lot of excitement and energy around Busiest Move Weekend for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, as it truly reflects the brand’s strength and how hard our teams are working in their communities,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President Randy Shacka. “We embrace this as a brand and look forward to serving a record number of customers during what may be one of the most stressful times in their lives.”

For 2021, this last week of June is looking to be what we call our “Busiest Move Weekend” – the time when our franchises are completing the most moves over one weekend as a brand.

It’s a time to celebrate all of the hard work our movers, drivers, and customer service representatives put in and to show our appreciation to customers for trusting TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to handle their moves.

“We take great pride in our moving services and are so appreciative of the record number of customers choosing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, whether they’re moving across their town or across the country,” Shacka said.

Whether you’re planning to move this weekend – or anytime this summer – we’ve added some helpful tips, resources, and ideas below for you to ensure you have best moving day possible!

Moving Checklist

The most important factor in completing a stress-free move is using a moving checklist. Thankfully for you, we’ve put one together using all of the tips and tricks we’ve accumulated over the years. You can find it, here.

Packing Tips

A seamless moving experience starts with effective packing, and this packing tips guide will point you in the right direction to make sure everything is taken care of when the movers arrive at your home or business.

What Moving Companies Can’t Move

Unfortunately, not all of your belongings can be handled by professional movers, and it’s important to know what they can and can’t move so you aren’t left scrambling on moving day. We’ve put together that list, here.

Moving With Pets

For those with pets, that’s another dynamic of moving you have to worry about when moving day arrives. You can find useful tips and tricks for moving with your pets, here.

Home Safety Guide

Although not necessarily a “moving tip”, this safety guide for when you arrive at your new home is a good idea to look over so you don’t run into any issues as you get settled in.

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 8 things you should know about moving during the busy moving season

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Normally, our teams across the country would be gearing up for our “Busiest Move Weekend” of the year – a weekend where we are completing nearly 6,000 moves– but with complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to adjust a bit

According to statistics compiled at MovingLabor.com, nearly 80 percent of all moves that happen across the United States occur between the months of April and September. While things may be “different” everywhere, people still need to move, and we’re here to help.

Below, we’ve compiled some of the most important information we think could be beneficial to know prior to your upcoming move.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and COVID-19 precautions

We’ve adapted our business to be conscious and compliant with federal and local guidelines, as well as information recommended by the CDC. Our franchises are working hard to practice social distancing when possible, while taking extra sanitation precautions to keep moving equipment clean and our employees and customers to safe.

To learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Use these top moving tips to get ready for moving day

With any subject, the best people to ask are the professionals themselves. We took that literally and decided to ask some of our frontline team members – the ones who live and breathe moving every day – what their top moving tips are, which you can view, here.

Moving checklists to stay organized

One of the most important factors in completing a home move is using a moving checklist. Thankfully, we’ve developed a comprehensive moving checklist, which you can find, here.

Or, if you’re looking for a more interactive checklist through your phone or computer, you can learn about our newest moving resource – movetrac.

Packing tips

Another major factor in the moving process is properly packing your belongings. Our in-depth packing guide will show you the right way to tackle the packing process, and will also point you in the right direction of packing services and packing supplies that are available to you.

Money saving tips for your next move

Who doesn’t want to save money? This important information will help save you some cash on your next home move.

Know what movers can and can’t move

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

Specialty moving services

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

Moving with kids and pets

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

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.

Company President Randy Shacka dusts off his uniform and goes back on the trucks as a mover for the day

Last weekend was TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s “Busiest Move Weekend” – the annual weekend where our company completes the most moves during the year. And it just so happens to fall during the last weekend of June every year.

Busy is an understatement – our moving teams across the country completed more than 6,200 moves last weekend alone! But one of those moves was a little bit different than the others. Friday morning, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President Randy Shacka suited up and completed a home move here in Lansing, Mich., alongside the Lansing franchise move team.

Shacka got his start with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as a mover before working his way to the top as president, and this was the first time he had been on a move since 2004. Shacka wanted to start off “Busiest Move Weekend” right and show his appreciation to all of our company’s movers and drivers who make it happen every day for our brand.

Only the moving team had any idea of this happening – the customer wasn’t informed until after the move, where Shacka introduced himself and delivered them gifts, thanking them for choosing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

Check out the full-video recap! You can also see the Facebook Live video where Shacka introduced himself to the customers, here.

 

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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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises prepared for 2019’s Busiest Move Weekend

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-Written by Erik Sargent

School is out, summer is here, and that means one thing in the moving industry – busy moving season is officially happening.

According to statistics compiled at MovingLabor.com, nearly 80 percent of all moves that happen across the United States occur between the months of April and September, as this time directly correlates with school being out and moving services being in high demand. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we know that this time on the calendar is where we make our biggest impact, and our franchise locations across all of our 44 states are geared up and ready to go.

“There is a lot of excitement around the busiest move weekend of the year for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, as it’s our time to shine during the most challenge days for our brand,” said Randy Shacka, President of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “We are accomplishing close to three moves every minute during this time. That is not easy, but with our systems and amazing people in place, we are looking forward to it. It reinforces that our brand is on the right track, as a record number of customers are choosing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – something we do not take for granted.”

This summer is shaping up to be another monster moving season for the “Movers Who Care”, and this upcoming weekend is our “Busiest Move Weekend” – the weekend where we complete our highest number of moves.

We’re all about fun with numbers, and came up with a few interesting facts to illustrate just how much moving our professional teams will be doing over the weekend.

Busiest Move Weekend Stats

BusiestMove-Infog-June2019That’s a lot of moving! If you have an upcoming move planned, be sure to use some of the helpful moving information we’ve been compiling this spring to get you prepared for moving day!

Moving Checklist

The most important factor in completing a home move without stress is using a moving checklist. Thankfully for you, we’ve put one together using the three-plus decades of experience we’ve accumulated, which you can find here.

Packing Tips

A good home moving experience starts with effective packing, and this packing tips guide will point you in the right direction to make sure everything is taken care of when the movers arrive at your home.

What Moving Companies Can’t Move

Unfortunately, not all of your belongings can be handled by professional movers, and it’s important to know what they can and can’t move so you aren’t left scrambling on moving day. We’ve put together that list, here.

Moving With Pets

For those with pets, that’s another dynamic of moving you have to worry about when moving day arrives. You can find useful tips and tricks for that, here.

Home Safety Guide

Although not necessarily a “moving tip”, this safety guide for when you arrive at your new home is a good idea to look over so you don’t run into any issues.

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.

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

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Written by Erik Sargent

The sun’s out, the temperature’s rising, and that means one thing – it’s moving season! All around the country, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises are gearing up for our 2018 Busiest Move Weekend, which will take place from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1.

According to MovingLabor.com, the peak moving season usually begins in April and continues until September, with an average of 40 million people in the United States completing moves each year and an estimated 80% of that number coming during the peak moving season. That’s a lot of moving! As the nation’s largest franchised moving company, this is our time to shine, and we are more than ready to tackle Busiest Move Weekend with the highest levels of customer service and care found in the moving industry.

BusiestMove-Infog-June2018During our 2017 Busiest Move Weekend, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises all across the country completed a whopping 6,008 moves. For 2018, we’re on pace to have another crazy weekend, with a few projected numbers that include:

-6,200 moves completed

-An average of 22 moves completed per franchise location

-3,100 trucks in operation

-372,000 miles traveled

-37,131,800 pounds worth of belongings moved

Busy indeed! Moving is what we do best, and Busiest Move Weekend gives us a chance to show case all of the hard work put in by our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK move teams!

The “Movers Who Care®” difference

Each of our 350 plus franchise locations have been preparing their professionally-trained teams to tackle each move with our renowned professionalism, ensuring a smooth moving process.

These moving teams will be working relentlessly to ensure our customers are comfortable during their moves, going out of their way to get to know the customers and establish a relationship to ease the stress.

“I would say the biggest thing [to make customers comfortable] is just getting to know the customer,” said Jabrion Burnside, a mover and driver at our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Pasadena, Cali., location. “At the end of the day, we have a service we are performing for them, but nothing is better than them actually getting to know us on a more personal level, because that allows them to trust us more and it adds to the overall quality of the move.”

Get organized and ready for your big move!

With more than seven million moves completed, we’ve seen it all when it comes to the world of home moving – and we’re ready to help you next. If you’re looking to complete a move in 2018, be sure to visit our website and find the franchise location closest to you for your free moving estimate.

In the meantime – check out these helpful tips to be as prepared as possible for your move.

Get organized!

It’s important to be prepared and know what you want tol make the moving process a whole lot easier- this includes what you want the movers to take, what you plan to move yourself, and where you’d like belongings placed in your new home.

Packing

Efficient packing is crucial! If your items are packed and ready to go when the movers arrive, they can begin moving almost immediately. We offer a variety of packing services and packing supplies for those who either want us to do the packing for them, or those who’d like to do it on their own.

Communicate and relax!

Moving is stressful – nobody understands that better than us. Thankfully, hiring a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving team can eliminate this stress and help you focus on other important things. We will be in constant communication from the minute you inquire about a move, and will be there to answer any questions along the way.

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prepares to move people forward with 2017 Busiest Move Weekend

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-Written by Erik Sargent 

The summer season is upon us! And that means warmer weather, sunshine, and moving! The busiest time for moving around the country starts during the month of May and peaks around July, according to the American Moving and Storage Association.

As the “Movers Who Care®”, we at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® are gearing up for our own busy season, and our Busiest Move Weekend which falls June 23, 24, and 25. That weekend alone, we’re expected to complete more than 5,500 moves! This averages out to 20 moves per franchise with an average distance traveled of around 25 miles for our move teams.Jeff-Wesley

“Busiest Move Weekend is something we are excited to celebrate each year,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley. “Our locations take pride in our ability to move people forward each year with the best customer service experience in the industry. We are also excited to launch our new Value Flex® service this busy season, which is just another way we continue to serve our customers with a new, long-distance service.”

With more than 350 franchise locations in the United States, we will have our plates full with “Busiest Move Weekend”, and the amount of customers we’ll reach is bigger than ever before. Having recently completed our 6.5 millionth move, there isn’t a moving situation we aren’t prepared for in the moving and packing world.

St. Louis (MO), Columbus (OH), Des Moines (IA), Colorado Springs (CO), Tulsa (OK), Milwaukee (WI), Birmingham (AL), Charlotte (NC), Columbia (SC), and Cleveland (OH) are a few franchises within our system projected to knock out the most moves during this busy weekend, showing our reach across the map, moving our customers forward to a new stage in life.

If you are looking to complete a move this summer, look no further than TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®! Give us a call today, and find out how we can be of assistance. If you are scheduled to complete a move this summer, follow these outstanding moving tips we’ve gathered over the past 30 years of moving experience to make sure you’re as prepared as you can be when the big day comes.

Stay organized

It’s important to make sure when the movers arrive at your door, you’re ready to go with everything you need. Making sure all of your things are packed away in the correct boxes is key. Visit our packing and supplies page, here, to find out how we can assist you with packing services, or how we can provide you the proper packing materials.

It’s also a good idea to make sure all of your appliances are unplugged, and to make sure there is enough space throughout your home for the movers to navigate throughout the process.

Communication is key

We’ve been in the moving business long enough to know good communication between us and the customer, is critical to a positive experience. Be sure you have boxes labeled and your movers know where everything belongs in your new home. It’s also a good idea to know who your contact is at the office should you have questions or need anything else during or after your move.

Call for a free estimate today, and work with us to find out all of the details prior to your move so that when the day comes, everything is scheduled correctly and we can get you on your way.

Don’t stress – we’ve got this!

Moving can be a stressful time, but when you hire TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, there’s no need to worry. We try our best to take all of the stress out of the moving process, and do everything to make sure our customers receive the best service possible.

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s busiest move weekend is quickly approaching!

Written by Katie Peterson

 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's busiest move weekend

While most summer-lovers are looking forward to a relaxing weekend away from work, our teams at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® are gearing up for our busiest time of year. On Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will experience its busiest weekend of the year, totaling 5,400 moves across the country in just those two days. This averages out to about 21 moves per franchise or three moves each minute! We cannot wait to get started, as this will be a great opportunity to move so many of our customers forward on to the next chapters of their lives.

As exciting as this is, we also know how stressful the moving process can be. Because of this, we have helpful tips and tricks to make your experience the best it can be. Together, we can ensure our busiest weekend of the year is also the best weekend of the year.

Get (and stay!) organized

We want to ensure you are prepared and ready for us when we arrive, and we know just how to help make sure that happens!

  • Pack and label your boxes according to which room they will go in at the new place and have them in a centralized location when the movers arrive. This will make it easier on you and on your movers for unloading and unpacking.
  • Make sure all appliances and electronics are unplugged before we arrive. You also may want to take a photo or make a note of how your electronics are set up before you unplug and pack. This will save you time later and maybe even a call to the cable guy.
  • Be sure your movers have enough space to move! Not only inside your home but outside as well. It’s important your movers have adequate parking for the moving truck near your driveway or entrance, and that walkways are clear to avoid trip hazards.

Being organized is important! If you take these steps beforehand, you’ll be sure to come out ahead.

Keep communication open with your movers

With more than 30 years of experience in the moving industry, there isn’t much we haven’t seen at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. It is important to communicate with us throughout all aspects of your moving process so we can provide you the best experience possible.

“Even if you don’t know the exact day of your move, calling in early and giving us an idea makes things easier. This gives us an opportunity to create more options to fit the needs of your move,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Boise General Manager Chris Jones.

The more communication we can have with our customers, the faster and easier the job will go, and the quicker you can be settled into your new place. Even after your move, keep in touch! We love to hear reviews of things we did well or even things we can improve on for our future moves.

Try not to stress

We’ve got this! Our professionally trained movers have the muscle and experience to handle your moving stress, and we are here to exceed your expectations. This is an exciting time for you and we want you to enjoy it. In the end, all you should have to worry about is how you’re going to decorate your new place. Even with this busy weekend ahead we are excited and inspired by the sheer amount of families we will be able to help and interact with, and we are well-prepared for the challenge. With your help and participation, we are looking forward to this fun adventure!

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