Prepare for upcoming holidays by using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivery services

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It’s not uncommon during the holiday season to go all out and make large gift purchases– so much so that these items are truly too big to move alone.

Anything from a new piece of furniture to a new appliance, a large TV, exercise equipment, and more – they are great gifts to give or purchase even for yourself, but then reality sets in about how you’ll get it home. Many items like this require professional moving assistance, and we’re happy to lend a helping hand for the upcoming holiday season!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is known for home moving services, but we can help you out with delivery services, too. That’s right – our professional moving teams can use our moving equipment and resources to pick up and deliver items directly to your home, even helping move it inside and place it where you’d like. This saves you the hassle of lifting and helps to ease the stress of worrying about how you’ll get a large item to your house after purchasing.

Couches, exercise equipment, refrigerators, tanning beds, display cases, gun safes, and more – you need it moved, we will help! As always with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving services, you can have peace of mind knowing that our moving teams are all professionally trained on how to handle the heavy lifting for items like this to ensure there are no damages to your purchase or to your home.

Each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover and driver undergoes extensive training before ever stepping foot on a move, and all frontline team members are background checked and drug screened. Our moving team will work with you each step of the way to get your item picked up and delivered in a timely fashion, letting you focus on more important aspects of the holiday season. Also – with the current COVID-19 pandemic, our movers are taking extra precautions when it comes to safety, which you can learn about here.

Don’t just take our word for it – hear it from verified customers!

“I needed an appliance picked up from Lowe’s since they would not deliver the item. The team met me at the store at the time promised, delivered, and set up the fridge. It was more work than we expected, involving removing the doors. But the men were positive, and more than willing to help complete the job. It took longer than expected (so cost more), but it saved me lots of aggravation doing it myself or pulling my husband away from his job to work on it. It was well worth it!” – Maria

“I recently moved from Franklin to Pennsylvania. I purchased my furniture here in Brentwood. Because I purchased the furniture that was on the sale/floor models, I had to care of delivery on my own. My real estate agent recommended TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. I’m very glad he did. I was able to get everything delivered the very next day. The men who moved everything were courteous and professionally and fast! I would highly recommend them.” – Jim

To learn more about how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s pickup and delivery service option can be of use for you, 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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK storage and packing tips to get you ready for the holiday season

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We’ve officially made it to the week of Thanksgiving, which means Christmas is just around the corner. With that, it also means we’re officially in the full swing of the holiday season!

While the holiday season consists of fun, family, and friends, it also means it’s time to get out decorations, bring out additional furniture for guests at your home, and rearrange said furniture and other large objects to accommodate your family parties. This is no small task, and the sooner you get on it and start pulling items out of storage, the more prepared you’ll be.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve seen just about everything involved with moving, packing, and storage – and we’ve put together some specialty tips and ideas to help you handle the holiday version of these. The most important thing is preparation, so follow along with these tips to make sure you’re ready to go and enjoy the festivities!

Have additional furniture ready

If you’re the one tasked with throwing some holiday parties, you know very well it can get crowded, which is why it’s important to have some alternative furniture options ready. Pull those extra chairs out from the basement, get that extra table from the garage, or get some bigger items out of storage if you have them.

Rearrange your home and furniture

Getting extra furniture and holiday decorations out can take up a good amount of space, and it’s important to utilize space correctly to make sure you have room for guests.

If you need assistance moving these items around your home, give us a call! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can send movers to your home to help with any in-home moving needs – letting you focus on getting ready while we take care of the hard work.

Get extra boxes ready

Storage space is at a premium during this time, and having some extra moving boxes laying around will come in handy. Whether it’s for decorations, silverware, ornaments, wrapping paper, or something else – these can be properly moved and stored away after the holidays with proper moving boxes.

Need something delivered? Call us!

Are you ordering a new appliance or piece of furniture for the holidays, but don’t know how you’ll get it home? We’ve got you covered! Our professional moving teams offer pickup and delivery services where we can pick up an item you ordered and deliver it directly to your home.

Packing it all back up

Effective packing after the holidays conclude will save you time and energy when the next holiday season rolls around. Organize your belongings in the proper boxes, label them, and put them away so you know where everything is next year. For some expert packing tips to get you started, 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.

As 2017 comes to a close … check out our top “Movers Who Blog” stories for the year!

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As 2017 comes to a quick end, we can’t help but reminisce about what a fulfilling year it’s been for us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

From moving people forward — our customers to new homes and new beginnings in life, and our employees to new opportunities and careers at our locations nationwide — we’re thrilled to continue this notion while giving back to our local communities year-round through donated moving services and monetary donations.

Our Movers Who Blog is aimed at telling story of our brand and everything we do.  This year we’ve posted a wide variety of topics, ranging from personal profiles of our talented team members, to more news-type stories, moving service stories, and community impact stories.

We hope you were able to enjoy some of these highlights throughout the year, but if not, here’s the Top 10 posts featured on our blog this year.

Enjoy!

  1. What movers can’t move during the moving process

There are a million questions involved when it comes to the home or business moving process, but knowing what your movers can and cannot move is at the top of the list.

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® introduces new, innovative long-distance moving service with Value Flex®

Of all the major steps forward by the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand in 2017, arguably none were bigger than the introduction of our new Value Flex long-distance moving service, aimed at easing the cost and stress of long-distance relocation for our customers.

  1. Spruce up your desk with fun DIY cardboard décor

Sometimes life at a desk can become dull, but thanks to our 2017 summer interns, it doesn’t have to be! They’ve assembled several great DIY craft ideas to liven up your work space in the office.

  1. A match made in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® heaven; The story of Lauren and Jared Trost

What’s better than a story of two people who met in the workplace and ended up married? This is exactly what happened with Lauren and Jared Trost when they met at our Chicago, Ill., location!

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prepares to welcome 1,200 new employees

2017 was another major year for recruiting and retention at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and our “Career Move Month” campaign in March was a major success as we prepared to ramp up for the busy moving season.

  1. Stay prepared for your home move with these overlooked moving essentials

The most important thing during a home move is staying prepared, which is why we put together this extensive list of often overlooked moving essentials to make sure you stay on track.

  1. Helpful tips to complete that tricky winter move

An article that is once again becoming timely as the winter weather sets in, these helpful moving tips tailored for the cold weather will help make your moving process much less stressful.

  1. Downsizing made easy with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Follow along with these helpful moving tips if you’re looking to complete a move that requires extensive downsizing as you make a big life change.

  1. Handling the mental physical aspects of senior relocation as the demographic continues to grow

Part of our “Newsroom” blog series we introduced this year, this piece focused on the rising demographic of seniors in the country, and the struggles they face as they relocate.

  1. How brand products make their way into movies

Ever wondered how certain brands appear in the movies and TV shows you enjoy? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is featured in many popular movies, and this “Newsroom” piece detailed just how that process goes down between a company and Hollywood.

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® moving and storage solutions to prepare for the holiday season!

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December is in full swing, the snow is falling (for some of us), and the holiday cheer is abundant which can only mean one thing – Christmas is near!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to get a jump on your Christmas preparation! Get those decorations out of storage, get your furniture ready and arranged for your holiday parties, and make sure you are ready to spread that Christmas spirit. While TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is known for our outstanding local moving services, we also specialize in home moving, and can help assist you with anything you may need as you prepare for Christmas.

Having your home looking festive and ready for the holidays is a must, and there’s a lot more into decorating than you might think. From getting the lights and trees out of the attic to making sure you have your furniture in the right place – and enough furniture for everyone – there’s a lot of moving involved, and it’s important to maximize the space in your home.

What better way to prepare for all of this than with a special, Christmas-themed TWO MEN AND A TRUCK song on how to prepare for holiday moving?

We’ve also put together an expert list of moving tips for you to follow to make sure everything is on track and ready to go. If you need help with your home moving during the holiday, be sure to reach out to your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise and see how they can help move you forward this Christmas!

Rearranging your furniture

This comes as no surprise, but your Christmas tree and other holiday decorations can take up additional space you don’t normally have to account for during the rest of the year, which can lead to your furniture needing to be shuffled around to make room.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s professionally trained moving teams can come to your house and help get that large couch or table in exactly the right spot so you’re able to properly accommodate your guests.

Have extra furniture available!

Christmas parties can include a lot of extended family and extra guests, and making sure everyone has a place to sit is important. If you have extra furniture in an attic, storage facility, or out in the garage, our movers would be more than willingly to help bring it inside and place it accordingly.

Make sure to have extra boxes

Storage is at a premium during the holidays, and you want to make sure you have enough boxes to safely put everything away. It’s better to have the boxes and not need them then to need them and not have them, so make sure you’re prepared to put away all of your lights, ornaments, and other Christmas decorations.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers a wide variety of moving and specialty boxes, and we can deliver these right to your home at your convenience!

Gift delivery

Did you make a special gift purchase for someone this year such as a large piece of furniture, appliance, or other heavy object that you aren’t sure how you’ll transport? You’ve come to the right place!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK now offers a pickup and delivery service to handle this very problem. We can pick up the large object you’ve bought, deliver it right to your home (or wherever needed), and help bring it inside and set it up.

This eliminates the hassle – and potential danger – of trying to do it yourself, allowing you to shift your focus elsewhere!

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.

Kid-friendly cardboard DIY crafts for the holidays

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The holidays are the perfect time to stay in and craft with your little ones. These crafts are simple, low cost , and offer tons of creative freedom for your kids! Grab your cardboard boxes and let’s get started! Read our tutorials below and watch our videos to see every step.

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This is the perfect craft to hang over any fireplace, staircase, or porch! You’ll want to buy a bit of fleece fabric and various winter accessories. Some of the things we used were ribbon, buttons, pom poms, mistletoe, winter berries, and sequins. Cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of a mitten to act as the backbone of the mitten. Next, cut out shapes of the mitten in the fleece. The rest is up to you to decorate however you would like! Allow it to dry, then use clothespins to hang up on a string of yarn or twine.

Cardboard Ornaments

Your kids will love making their own ornaments to decorate the Christmas trees! These cost less than $5 each and are super simple.

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Ornament #1 and #2: Mitten and Candy Cane

First, cut out the shape of a mitten and a candy cane in cardboard. Next, cut a string of red and white yarn. Use hot glue to secure the place where you’ll begin. For the candy cane, wrap the string around the entire candy cane shape. For the mitten, wrap the string around the cardboard until you cover the thumb portion of the shape, then cut the string. Hot glue where you began again, and keep wrapping until the mitten is completely covered in yarn. Hook a paperclip in the yarn or glue a paperclip on the back.

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Ornament #3: Christmas Tree

You only need small green pom poms for this cute little ornament. Cut out a simple Christmas tree shape in cardboard. Then, simply hot glue the poms in a row, including along the sides in order to completely cover the tree. Glue a paper clip on the back and hang it up! How sweet!

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Ornament #4: Flashy Star

For those of you who like a little bling, this is for you. Just cut a star shape in cardboard, then cover with glue adhesive spray. Lay it in glitter and shake off excess glitter. Spray it again, then lay it in sequins. Who doesn’t love double-layered sparkle?

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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 Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram if we inspired you to make a craft so we can see your final product!

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® gives thanks

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Thanksgiving is almost here, and the holiday season is a perfect time to pause from our busy lives to give thanks. All of us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® have so much to be thankful for. We experienced an amazing year, and we couldn’t have done it without our family, friends, and the wonderful support and teamwork of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® community. We created a video thanking everyone for all the opportunities and love we have received this year. Enjoy the video and have a very happy Thanksgiving!