TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gearing up for this year’s “Busiest Move Weekend”!

Customers talking with mover

Another June has come, and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re prepared and ready for our “Busiest Move Weekend” which takes place during the final weekend of the month!

With school out and houses flying off the market, it comes as no surprise that we’re busier than ever this summer. Our franchises across the country have been prepping to get ready for this weekend by hiring and training their teams to exceed customers’ expectations.

We’ll have more than 3,000 trucks on the road during this weekend alone, helping our customers move forward. We’re ready to go!

“With our upcoming ‘Busiest Move Weekend’, people can expect the same great service from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK that has helped build our reputation into what it is in the moving industry,” said Randy Shacka, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President. “This weekend will challenge our core value of ’being your best and having fun’, and we gladly accept the challenge knowing how high the demand is for moving. This is a reflection of the great people working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and we take great pride in embracing this moment as we look forward to providing the best experience for our customers during this time.”

For those who are interested in using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK now or during the summer, we’d recommend acting fast to ensure there is still room on the schedule! We not only offer home moving services, but a variety of other moving options to meet any moving need, which includes:

Apartment moving

Packing

Business Moving

Long-Distance Moving

Junk Removal

Call us today to learn more!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving services that don’t require a moving truck

You’ve probably seen our big white moving trucks driving around your town, helping customers get from one home to the next, but did you know we offer more than just home moving options?

Our moving teams provide many services which don’t require a moving truck, allowing us to meet the needs of our customers with whatever moving situation they might have. Like any of our services, we will show up with professionally trained moving teams who are ready to handle any type of lifting, ensuring your belongings stay safe and protected from beginning to end.

Check out some of our specialty moving options below and see if any of them fit your upcoming moving needs!

In-Home Moving and Heavy Item Moving

We’ve all been there before. You’re staring at something in your home you need to move, but know that it’s far too heavy for just you to handle. Give us a call!

Our teams will arrive to your home or business and handle the heavy lifting for you, saving you the trouble and the back pain. This service is useful for things like home staging, holiday decorating, renovations, getting ready for a party, and more. We can move things from room to room, up or down stairs, or around those tight corners.

Loading and Unloading

Sometimes, customers like to handle certain parts of a move on their own – and we completely understand that. If you’ve rented a storage container or a moving truck but don’t necessarily feel like doing the lifting and loading part, you can enlist our moving teams to do it instead.

We can move as little or as much as you’d like – you tell us!

Junk Removal

With our junk removal service, we utilize specialty junk removal trucks which are ready to haul away and properly dispose of those old, unwanted items you have laying around the house.

Having only been around for a few years, this service has grown in popularity because our customers are realizing how convenient it is for us to come handle their junk removal needs instead of renting a dumpster. It can also be combined with a move or booked as a standalone service! Learn what items we aren’t able to handle on junk moves, here.

Business Moving and Storage

We’re more than just local, home movers – we are more than ready to help move your business, too! If you have an office that needs moved or rearranged, we’re the movers to call. From professional offices to retail stores, medical offices, educational facilities, non-profit organizations, and much more – our professional moving teams will work with you to develop a moving plan that fits your needs.

We understand the importance of time when running a business, and we’ll do everything we can to keep disruptions to a minimum so you can continue operating as usual.

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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Top 6 “How-To” moving tips to prepare for your next move

Make no mistake about it: moving isn’t easy! What is easy is when you seek the help of professional movers like us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, which can lift the difficulty and stress out of home moving and make your life a little easier.

To help you even more, we’ve developed a quick guide of “how-to” moving tips to answer some of the bigger questions you might have about moving your home and hiring professional movers.

How To Pack My Belongings

Packing is critical for a successful move and doing it the correct way will make your life significantly easier. Begin the packing process a few weeks before your move so you can slowly chip away at each room in your home. By taking your time and tackling one area at a time, you can avoid getting overwhelmed with all that needs to get done. While packing each box, be sure to label everything accurately so your move team knows where to place each box in your new home. For more packing tips, click here.

How To Stay Organized With A Move

Much like packing, organization goes a long way in eliminating stress, too. The best way to keep yourself organized is by utilizing a moving checklist. If you’re wondering where to find a moving checklist, no worries: we’ve got you covered here

How To Get Ready For Moving Day

First and foremost, make sure you have a day of the move bag ready with anything you might need like toiletries, chargers, extra clothing, and snacks. Since most of your belongings will be packed away, you’ll want this to avoid having to dig through moving boxes.

Be prepared for the movers’ arrival by placing all packed items in a central location such as by the front door or in the garage. This will create a clear path for the movers to go from your home to the truck and back, and will significantly cut down on the time of your move if they can easily grab boxes or other items to load into the truck.

How To Save Money On A Home Move

Everyone wants to save a little money, right? The best way to save yourself some extra cash on moving day is by being prepared, organized, and ready. Like we mentioned above – having all of your items packed up and in a centralized location will cut down on the time movers have to spend navigating around your home to load up the moving truck. Similarly, if you disassemble all beds and furniture before they arrive, it will save them even more time – which will save you money in the long run.

How To Figure Out The Cost Of A Move

Simply put, the best way to figure out the potential cost of hiring professional movers is by reaching out to the company you’re planning on moving with and getting a free moving quote. Be sure to stay honest with the company about how much you’re moving so they can provide you with the most accurate moving assessment. Some companies may opt to do an in-home or virtual estimate where they walk through your home to gauge the size of your move. This option provides an even more accurate estimate for the team.

How To Pick The Right Moving Company

Start by doing your homework on reputable moving companies in your area. Checking out their websites and reading customer reviews are a great start.  Once you’ve narrowed it down, you can compare quotes with companies you’ve reached out to, along with checking the companies are licensed and insured before booking your move. There are plenty of sketchy moving operations out there, so be sure to do your homework and find a reputable, legitimate moving company you can trust!

For more moving tips and ideas, visit our website or our blog and find many more helpful resources to guide you on moving day! If you’d like more information on moving in general, check out our downloadable e-Book on Amazon.

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Doing your research and reading customer testimonials show transparency and credibility when hiring a moving company

May is National Moving Month so as you can imagine, things continue to ramp up within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family as we help even more customers move this summer!

Moving can be stressful, but when you hire TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, it doesn’t have to be. With professionally trained movers who are background checked and drug screened, equipped with top- of-the-line moving trucks and equipment to ensure your move is a success, it doesn’t get any easier than that. The safety of your belongings is our top priority and our moving teams are trained to handle the most fragile or bulky items you may have.

We’ve moved more than 9 million customers since our days of just two men and a pickup truck driving around the Lansing, Michigan area, and we have no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Still, we understand moving can be daunting task, and hiring professional movers can seem a bit scary, too. There are many questions you might have as you try to figure out your price range, selling and/or purchasing a home , packing up your belongings, and more – so the last thing you want is movers you can’t trust.

We can tell you all about our services and commitment to our customers, but sometimes it’s best to hear it directly from the customers themselves.

Take a look below at what they had to say about using TWO MEN AND A TRUCK!

Norman Wedderburn

Jason Fuller

Karen Franke

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Top 7 things to keep in mind during the busy moving season

May is national moving month and as you might imagine, it’s a busy time for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK!

Our franchises all across the country are ready to move customers during the summer months as more and more houses are listed and selling quickly. According to MovingLabor.com, 80% of all moves in the United States happen between the months of April and September. That’s a lot of moving!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise teams are built, trucks and professional moving equipment ready, and even more services are offered now to meet all moving needs from our customers. If you have a move coming up this summer, it’s never too early to start thinking and planning ahead!

It’s no secret that planning, proper packing, and organization will go a long way in helping to eliminate the stress involved with home moving. It’s much easier said than done but with the right mindset and a little expert advice, you can get yourself mentally ready for the big day.

Use our expert moving tips

We’ve moved now for more than 35 years! If you’re looking for some of the best moving tips available, try using a few from the moving professionals themselves – our frontline team members. You can see their best tips, here.

Proper packing

It can’t be stressed enough how important packing is to a successful move. If you pack correctly and give yourself time to chip away at it, the moving process will be that much easier.

Use this in-depth packing guide to show you the proper away to tackle packing for your move, and learn what packing supplies you’ll need to keep your belongings safe and protected throughout the entire process.

Money saving tips

Who doesn’t want to save a little money? This important information and helpful tips will help you save on your next home move.

Know what movers can and can’t move

While we do our best to accommodate all of your moving needs, there are some items 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.

Build a moving checklist

Another major factor in a successful moving day is utilizing a moving checklist. Don’t worry about creating one on your own – we’ve built one for you.

If you’re looking for an even more in-depth moving checklist available on your phone, try movetrac – our free, online moving resource.

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.

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What your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers can’t transport during your next move

Just like that, it’s officially moving season – and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams nationwide are geared up and ready to go!

This is our busiest time of the year as more and more people list their homes to sell during the spring and summer months! The process can be tricky for some, however, and moving often comes with endless stress as you pack up your belongings, go through the process of buying a new home or selling your old home, switch over bills and utilities, hire a moving company (hopefully us), and determine a moving date. Wow, that’s a lot.

Organization and planning can go a long way in eliminating some of this stress for you. Another area that’s important to keep in mind is learning what moving companies can’t move for you. This is vital information to know as you prepare ahead of time what belongings you might need to transport in your own vehicle.

So, what can’t we move? Let’s review.

Prescription drugs or medicines

This is to prevent any situation where a customer would need this in an emergency and it’s loaded onto one of our trucks. Always pack these items with you and prepare to transport in your own vehicle to your new home.

Machine or gas engine items

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams cannot transport anything in the moving trucks that contain gasoline. If you have items such as a tractor, lawn mower, grill, smoker, or moped you’d need loaded onto the truck, be sure the gasoline is completely emptied out of the tank prior to moving day. It’s best to consult with your moving company to ensure these items can get transported, too.

Animals and plants

A good rule of thumb here is anything that’s alive cannot be moved, mostly for safety reasons. It’s not safe for plants or animals to be in the back of the truck, so it’s best to arrange a different method of transportation to your new home.

Flammable items

It’s federal law that antifreeze, ammunition, propane, car batteries, paint, household cleaners, and weed killers are not to be transported on a moving truck. Please take the time to organize and box up these items, and plan to transport them on your own.

Sentimental items

We do not move cash, jewelry, insurance papers, birth certificates, or any other sentimental items when completing a move. This prevents anything of this nature from getting misplaced or damaged, and saves you the stress of worrying about getting these items to your new home.

For more information on what items your franchise location can and cannot move, contact your local TWO MEN AND TRUCK location and they’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

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Five money-saving tips to save you some cash during your next move

One of the biggest concerns we hear when people inquire about hiring professional movers is the cost.

Cost is determined by a variety of factors when hiring movers: how much you’re moving, drive time, total hours or distance of the move, how many movers or trucks are needed, and more. However, there are a few simple things you can do to help save yourself money on your next move!

We’ve listed a few of our best money saving tips so you can keep a little extra cash in your pocket and save on the final bill!

Honesty

No, this isn’t just a life motto you should live by (although it’s not a bad idea to always be honest). What we mean by “honesty” is being forthright with how much you are planning to move from one home to the next. Including as much details as possible on big furniture pieces, number of boxes, etc., will only help you in the long run.

If the moving team arrives and there’s more than you led on, it’s going to take more time, effort, and space in the truck, which will drive up the cost of your move.

Pack with a purpose

Proper packing goes a long way when it comes to home moving. Not only is it critical in protecting your items during the entire move, but it can also save you money. If your items are not packed properly prior to the movers arrival, they’ll need to do pack items up themselves or what for you to finish packing, which takes additional time that’s added onto your final bill.  

If you need assistance with packing, you can hire our moving teams to arrive prior to moving day and pack for you. Or, we offer a full line of moving boxes and packing supplies to help you get the job done right. For helpful packing tips, click here.

Disassemble furniture and beds prior to moving day

This isn’t a requirement when hiring professional movers, but it is something manageable you can do on your own and it will cut down on moving time. If furniture pieces are broken down and disassembled prior to your moving team’s arrival, they can quickly load it onto the moving truck and focus their attention elsewhere. Just be sure you keep all pieces and small parts together so they’re easy to find at your new place!

Organize!

Organization is another major key component for a successful home move. Organizing boxes, bins, and other items that need to be moved into one central moving area (think garage or front door) will save significant time, as movers can create a streamlined path from this area to the truck and not worry about navigating around your entire home.

Stay prepared

As a reminder: stay prepared and ready for anything on your move day. Planning ahead of time with your move will allow you to have a game plan so you know what to expect, helping to eliminate the possibility of needing to make last-minute changes. If you need help with planning, try using our movetrac app to get organized leading up to and through moving day!

For more helpful moving tips to get you ready for moving day, click here. If you are looking to complete an upcoming home move, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward today.

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These 5 items cannot be transported with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service

If you haven’t heard by now (and we hope you have), then listen up: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK now offers junk removal!

Your favorite home and business moving brand has expanded its service options to help you with junk removal, too. Utilizing our professionally trained movers and specialized junk removal equipment, we’ll now help you properly dispose of old items and junk you no longer need around your home or business.

With spring cleaning here and summer quickly approaching, this is the perfect time for a junk removal service to help with whatever you have going on. For those completing home renovations, decluttering, getting a home ready to sell, cleaning out the garage, or just removing stuff from the basement to clear out of the way – we’ll save you the trouble of lifting these heavy items as you work to get rid of them.

However, there are a few things we are unable to handle, and it’s important to know what these are prior to our team showing up.

Items that cannot be taken with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® junk removal service:

  • Hazardous materials, liquid-based items, wet paint, oil, chemicals, household cleaners, HAZMAT materials, flammable items, gasoline, propane, mercury-based materials, oil filters, and batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Sealed tanks/drums
  • Medical waste
  • Household trash or garbage

Items that may be restricted (please check with your local government, state regulations, or disposal facility):

  • Electronics that are considered e-waste, including CRT televisions
  • Appliances with liquids associated with them (considered hazardous materials), AC units, refrigerators, freezers, and dehumidifiers
  • Appliances not emptied
  • Yard waste such as trees, brush, grass, sod, mulch, and other vegetative waste can be hauled with guidelines. Most disposal facilities recycle this material so it shouldn’t be mixed with other junk material. Dirt, sod, or mulch may have capacity limitations due to weight.
  • Tires are usually not accepted at disposal facilities and considered hazmat, however, you could reach out to a local tire recycle or business to see if they would take them.
  • Heavy or dense material such as roofing shingles, concrete, asphalt, dirt, brick, or miscellaneous debris

Please note: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service is available at select franchise locations. Click here to search for the franchise closest to you and see if junk removal is being offered.

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Four big differences between hiring professional movers and doing it yourself

Customers talking with mover

There’s one question that seems to come up when talking to those who are deciding between hiring professional movers and moving themselves: How much will it cost?

Cost is usually the deciding factor when it comes to hiring professionals or spending time and energy to move yourself. Throughout the years, we’ve noticed there is a common misconception about the cost of moving and how much you’ll “save” if you do it yourself.

The answer? Not as much as you’d think.

Below we’ve broken down some of the costs and factors built into the moving process to show you the differences between hiring a professional moving company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and renting a moving truck and recruiting some friends as you do it yourself.

What moving equipment will you use?

Speaking of renting a truck – you’re probably going to need more than a pickup truck and a few boxes if you plan on moving an entire home.

Generally, the plan of action here would be to rent a moving truck from a rental company, but with already built-in cost of doing this plus the recent spike in gas prices, it’s going to run up a bigger bill than you’d think. You’ll also need to invest in other moving equipment such as stretch wrap, furniture pads, packing supplies, moving boxes, moving straps, moving dollies, and more if you plan on keeping your belongings protected.

The time

This might not show up in terms of “actual money spent”, but time is valuable and important, and moving yourself can often take more time than you think. You need to pack everything up, rent the truck, buy or rent your moving equipment, load up the truck, drive the truck to your new home, and then unload the truck. After all is said and done, it may be a larger task than you envisioned.

When you hire a company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you’re hiring an experienced and efficient team who has the knowledge and proper equipment to complete any type of move. Plus, you’ll save yourself the trouble of potential injuries or soreness from doing the heavy lifting on your own or bugging friends and family to help.

Protection of your items

Unless you already have professional moving experience (and in that case, you should join our team!), you’ll quickly realize moving furniture and other belongings isn’t easy.

You’re not only putting yourself at risk for injury by doing more than you can handle, but you’re also putting your belongings at risk, too. The potential for damages can significantly increase throughout the move if items aren’t properly wrapped, secured in the truck, or being safely handled by trained professionals.

Who is helping?

As a professional moving company, we have help – and plenty of it. But if you’re doing it on your own, you’ll need to recruit others to help you. This means the awkward texts to friends or family seeing if they’re available on Saturday and telling them you’ll pay in beverages and pizza. This adds costs, and it’s a drag to do.

Why TWO MEN AND A TRUCK?

When you factor in everything above – the money you’ll spend on trucks and equipment, the potential for damages, the extra time and effort, or the long-term health effects of trying to move yourself – you’ll realize you’re not saving as much as you might think.

Hiring a professional moving company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK ensures all the instances listed above are taken care of while you sit back and focus on more important things. The saying “you get what you pay for” has never been truer than with our company, and you’re getting a full-service, professional experience when you use our teams.

With TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you get:

-Free moving estimates, in-home, over the phone, or online

-Packing options and packing supplies for sale

-An in-home walk through with our professional moving teams, followed by a walk-through of your new home so we know exactly how to plan for your move

If you have an upcoming move, consider hiring TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to get the job done and let us show you why we’ve earned the nickname “Movers Who Care®”!

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A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Junk Truck

Check out TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service to assist with your spring cleaning efforts

It’s hard to believe yesterday was officially the first day of spring, which means we’re getting closer and closer to the summer season!

With the turn of the seasons means many people take the time to clean and get organized around the house before the busy, summer months. Whether you’re planning a few home  renovations, reorganizing your belongings, or just getting rid of items you no longer need – spring cleaning is a good way to get a fresh restart.

However you define spring cleaning, one valuable resource you should consider when beginning is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service!

While we’re generally known for moving people from home to home, we’re also known as junk removal specialists who ready to help you dispose of any unwanted items around the home or even business. With TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal service, you’ll experience the same levels of service you’d get with our traditional home moving: professionally trained movers, specialized equipment, and a dedicated team to to save you from heavy lifting.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s junk removal option is great for those looking to remove the following from their home or business:

  • Household furniture
  • Business furniture
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Appliances
  • Carpeting
  • TVs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Electronics or appliances (may vary by franchise)

From garage cleanouts to furniture removal, estate cleaning, business cleaning, downsizing, and more, our junk removal teams can help you get rid of those unwanted belongings so you can focus on more important things.

Please note: the junk removal service is only available at select franchise locations. Please contact the location in your area to see if this service is available. To learn what we aren’t able to move with junk removal, click here.

While we’re at it here are a few of our tried-and-true spring cleaning tips to get you started!

Create a plan

Know what you want to get done around the house and come up with a step-by-step plan to follow. This will help you stay on track and organized as you work through your spring cleaning tasks.

Equip yourself with the proper cleaning supplies and materials

You can’t complete your spring cleaning without the proper cleaning materials and supplies, right? Before you get started, ensure you have enough of everything – from cleaning products to wipes, trash bags, rags, and more. Stock up in advance or pull out the supplies you probably already have in your home.

If you don’t need it, toss it

A good rule of thumb during your spring cleaning efforts is to work on decluttering your home, too. Are there items lying around that don’t serve a purpose anymore? Have they gone unused for the past 6 months or year? Toss them! You could also set these items aside for a garage sale at a later date.

Chip away at the process

Spring cleaning probably won’t be finished in two hours – it’s going to take some time to work through your entire home, so pace yourself and take everything in stride. Chipping away with a few things or rooms at a time will make the whole process go a lot smoother.

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