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Movers for Mutts 2017: Photo and Video Contest

Nashville Movers for Mutts 2017 photo video contest

Although Nashville is known as one of America’s most pet-friendly cities, there are still hundreds of homeless pets living in the Nashville Humane Association each year, just waiting to find their forever home.  At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we host an annual Movers for Mutts charity to collect needed supplies and donations for this amazing pet shelter! This year, we’ve decided to take advantage of our city’s natural creativity and artistry to host our first ever photo and video contest, where all the entry fee donations will benefit the NHA.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville Humane AssociationNashville Humane Association has a very special place in our hearts, not because they have adorable furry animals to cuddle and love, but also because they strive to protect the well-being of animals. Spay and neutering services can come at a very steep price, and adoption fees can also be a barrier to animals needing a forever home. We love supporting the NHA because they offer resources for pet owners to find affordable veterinary care for their fur babies, as well as regular discounts on their adoption fees. In their adoption cost, they include all mandatory vaccinations (such as the rabies vaccine) and spay/neuter services for pets who are old enough to receive them so you don’t have to worry about the veterinary costs piling up immediately.

We hope you’ll submit an entry to our Movers for Mutts Photo & Video contest and help us support this great organization! Our contest will run all throughout the month of September, and we will announce the winners on our social media networks on October 6th. The top three photo and video submissions will win luxury pet products from local businesses, including:

We want to see the funniest, most adorable, and bragging rights-worthy photo or video of your pet! Beginning September 1, here is how to enter and win:

Step 1: Visit bit.ly/NHAcontest (case-sensitive, so caps matter!) to make your entry fee donation.

Step 2: Take a screenshot of the confirmation page for your donation.

Step 3: Upload your screenshot and favorite photo or video on the submission page.

Step 4: Get your friends to vote, vote, vote!  Submissions and voting close at 11:59 pm on September 30!

If you have other questions about the contest or NHA’s amazing work in our community, give us a call or text at 615-248-6288.

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Celebrate Christmas in July!

5 christmas in july celebrations in nashville

If you’re anything like us, you believe the “best time of the year” should be a year-round occurrence and you’re already planning the Christmas presents you plan to give to your close friends and family this year. Fortunately, we discovered not too long ago that Nashville’s hottest month offers the best of Christmas time and summer vacation all in one as everyone celebrates Christmas in July. Every year, it seems like more Christmas in July celebrations just keep popping up all over Nashville! Here are our top 5 favorites coming up in 2017:

Christmas in July Coat Drive

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosts the Christmas in July Coat DriveSaturday, July 8  |  9 am-11 am  |  Thriftsmart on Nolensville

This cause is obviously near and dear to our hearts! Last year was our first year hosting this coat drive benefiting K-4th grade students who attend Park Avenue Elementary School and live in poverty. We were able to collect 200 coats–enough to ensure every child who needed one was able to receive a warm jacket during the winter! This year, if you come out to help us fill a 16-foot moving truck with coats, sweaters, and jackets, you can enter to win a free pair of tickets to a December performance of The Nutcracker, performed by the Nashville Ballet and Nashville Symphony. Everyone who makes a donation will also receive a 50% off voucher to use on any purchase at Thriftsmart. We’ll even be making holiday crafts and join forces with The BIG 98 to give away other prizes! Click here for more details about the event.

The Nutcracker Sale

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Christmas in July Coat Drive Nutcracker tickets giveawayMonth of July  |  Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Every July, the Nashville Ballet hosts its biggest discount of the year for its annual Nutcracker performance, where purchasers can get their holiday tickets early for a much lower fee. The non-profit also celebrates with flash mob-style performances around town and invitations for children to audition for roles. Take advantage of the savings by calling, clicking, or visiting the TPAC box office!

Dive-In Move: The Polar Express

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's list of Nashville Christmas in July eventsFriday, July 7 Park open 10 am-8 pm; Movie at 8:30 pm  |  Nashville Shores

During the summer, Nashville Shores always hosts a “Dive-In Movie” series, where family-friendly movies begin at dusk for park goers to enjoy. This year, the park is taking the tradition a step further by hosting a full day dedicated the the Christmas in July celebration! Simply bring an unwrapped toy (which will be donated to Toys for Tots), and your whole family can enjoy admission for $19.99 each. (And if you have season passes, it’s even cheaper!) The first 200 guests will also receive a commemorative ornament or Polar Express bell.

Second Sunday Toy Hack

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's picks for Christmas in July in nashvilleSunday, July 9  |  2 pm-4 pm  |  Adventure Science Center

Every month, the Adventure Science Center opens its doors to teach kids 10 and up about how to manipulate parts from old devices to make new, ingenius inventions! July is an especially good month for holiday-hungry kids to join in the fun so they can do the same job as Santa’s elves and make their own new toys.  The cost is also very affordable–either $4 if you’re a member or $7 if you aren’t! And don’t worry–the program starts with a safety lesson, and ends with your child taking home his or her new favorite toy.

Christmas in July with Yogi

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Christmas in July in NashvilleFriday, July 14 thru Sunday, July 16  |  Jellystone Park

Celebrate Christmas early with Yogi Bear and his friends! When you camp out at Jellystone Park this weekend, your family can have fun making snowflakes, playing in snowball fights, hunting the gingerbread man and making his home, and even chatting with Santa Claus on Saturday! Jellystone also raffles off a Yogi Bear stuffed animal to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the Christmas in July weekend. There are also plenty of activities that happen every weekend at the park, including games, karaoke, face painting, and rides.


Are you getting ready for your next big move? Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 or visit our website for a free quote on our moving services!

Christmas in July Coat Drive

Christmas in July Coat Drive

We’re getting ready for our second annual Christmas in July Coat Drive! When Nashville starts to get chilly in the winter, many local parents aren’t able to afford new jackets to properly fit their children. A couple years ago, we decided we wanted to host a coat drive to specifically benefit the students at Park Avenue Elementary who are living in poverty. Unfortunately, coat drives usually take place in the middle of winter after the kids are already in need of clothing to keep them warm. So last July, we decided to host a “Christmas in July” coat drive to collect jackets, coats, and sweaters ahead of time to prepare Park Avenue ahead of the winter season.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosts the Christmas in July Coat DriveOur 2016 coat drive was so successful that we decided to make it an annual tradition! We hope you’ll keep supporting these local children in need by coming to this year’s Christmas in July celebration on July 8th from 9 am-11 am! Our goal is to fill a 16-foot moving truck with new and gently-used coats, jackets, and sweaters for these K through 4th grade students. We’ll be parked in front of the Nashville location of Thriftsmart on Nolensville Road to take your donations.

This year, everyone (18+ years old) can enter to win a pair of tickets to one of the Nashville Ballet‘s December performances of The Nutcracker! We’re so excited about this raffle prize, which is valued at $148 and really helps us get into the Christmas spirit.

And that’s not all! Thriftsmart has generously offered (again!) to give a voucher for 50% off your next purchase at their store to everyone who makes a donation! Plus, we’ll be making kid-friendly DIY crafts out of moving boxes so your child can bring home a keepsake from the event. We’ll also be joined by our friends at The BIG 98 for our party music and prizes for your family.

Help us fill our truck with coats for these students in need! If you have any questions, please call or text us at 615-248-6288!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's Christmas in July Coat Drive

Moving Moms Forward for Mother’s Day

Movers for Moms collects Mother's Day donations for Safe Haven Family Shelter

Happy (early) Mother’s Day to every mom in Nashville!  Every year, we like to celebrate our local moms who need a little extra support from their community through our Movers for Moms campaign.  During Movers for Moms, we collect donations for the moms living at Safe Haven Family Shelter.  These moms have escaped domestic violence, suffered a loss of a family member, lost their home due to a natural disaster, or have experienced some other unexpected tragedy that has left their family without a home.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's first annual Movers for Moms Festival benefiting Safe Haven Family ShelterThis year was our fourth year running the Movers for Moms drive locally.  In 2016, the Nashville community came together and helped us collect over 3,700 donations for these deserving mothers.  We decided to set our sights high this year and aim for at least 5,000 donations!

Throughout March and April, we set up Movers for Moms donation boxes all over town at places like iLoveKickboxing, Zeitlin Realtors & Co, and Hermitage Kindercare where everyone could drop off their gifts for Safe Haven mamas.  But we took it a step further and hosted our first annual Movers for Moms Festival on April 22nd to raise even more money and collect more necessities!  The festival celebrated every mom in Nashville with free facials from Mary Kay, fun games for the kids, and tons of giveaways from our other festival vendors.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivers the Movers for Moms donations to Safe Haven Family Shelter in NashvilleWe knew we could count on you to make Safe Haven’s moms feel special, loved, and supported on their big day.  But as always, Nashville over-delivered…  You helped us collect over 9,000 donations of clothing items, diapers, bed sheets, and other necessities for moms who are starting their lives over at Safe Haven!  Thank you so much for your generous contributions!  We can’t wait to see what next year’s Movers for Moms drive will bring.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivers the 2017 Movers for Moms donations to Safe Haven Family Shelter

Save the Date: Movers for Moms Festival

Save the Date for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's Movers for Moms Festival in Nashville

We’ve had a blast hosting our fourth annual Movers for Moms collection this past month!  At the end of the donation drive, we’ll deliver the thousands of essential care items we’ve collected to the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter in time for Mother’s Day weekend.  And this year, we want you to join us in celebrating moms all over Nashville.

In less than a month, we’ll be hosting our first ever Movers for Moms Festival at Dragon Park in Green Hills!  The event is free to attend, and takes place on April 22nd from 10 am-2 pm.  We hope you’ll bring the whole family to enjoy fun activities like:

  • Art activities hosted by The Frist Center, inspired by some of their current exhibits
  • Hugs and photos with fairytale princesses
  • Active games such as a relay race, parachute play, and kid yoga

Puppies in a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxAnd we can’t forget to pamper the moms in attendance.  All of Nashville’s mamas are invited to enjoy activities like:

We’re even prepared for lunch and snack times so you can stay at the park and play all day!  You and the whole fam can enjoy snacks and free samples from local food makers like Nut Butter Nation, Nashville Jam Company, and Professor Bailey’s Spicy Pimento Cheese.

Some of our games and attractions require tickets to participate, and all ticket sales directly benefit the moms at Safe Haven.  Plus, a portion of all food sales will go to Safe Haven as well!  And you’ll want to check out our silent auction, which includes Mother’s Day gift packages for the special mum in your life.

Check out the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss your favorite moments of the festival!  And if you want to see more details about who and what will be there, visit the festival website.

Schedule of Events for the Movers for Moms Festival in Nashville

How to Land the Job: 6 Tips from our Hiring Manager

Interview tips from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's hiring manager gives interview tipsEvery March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK celebrates “Career Move Month”!  Throughout the month, we’ll visit career fairs, sit in on high school lunches, and even host our own hiring sessions to help move our community forward.  Our Hiring Manager, Mel, is even sharing his advice on how to really impress your interviewer.  Whether you’re applying to work here as a mover or you’re looking for an office job, these are the top 6 things Mel looks out for in his interviews:

1. Enthusiasm — Be eager to get the job!  If you aren’t excited about the position in the interview stage, Mel figures you won’t be excited about working the job.  Let your interviewer know what you’re looking forward to doing with the company.  Are you excited about getting paid to work out as a mover?  Or do you like the upbeat atmosphere of our sales office?

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Nashville2. Attire — Look the part, like you already have the job.  Mel knows you won’t come to work in uniform if you don’t look clean-cut during your first impression interview.  Dressing appropriately also shows respect for the company and your interviewer, and lets Mel know that you take pride in a neat appearance.

3. Communication — Be part of the conversation.  Make sure you tell your interviewer that you want the job, and don’t let him be the only one talking in the meeting.  Mel says he likes to hear a little bit about your interests outside of work so he can determine what type of person you are, and the character you’ll bring to the job.

4. Posture — Sit up!  Mel assumes you aren’t taking the interview seriously if you slouch in your chair.  You should put your best foot forward in your first meeting with a company manager, and you don’t want him to think a hunched stature is the most you have to offer.

5. Self Awareness — Know what you’re walking into.  Your interviewer will inevitably ask you questions about what you like about the position and the company, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard.  Mel can always tell when applicants have researched the company and know about the moving business before they sit down and talk to him.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK meeting6. Healthy Attitude — Be confident, but not too confident.  Mel is always looking to hire applicants who handle themselves well and know they can do a great job working for us.  If you’re too timid in an interview, your interviewer may wonder if you’ll be able to handle working with customers.  However, acting overly confident and entitled to the position raises a red flag.  How can Mel know you’ll listen to authority figures?

Now you’re ready to apply!  Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 to set up an interview with Mel!  You can also find our open positions online here.

Movers for Moms: Helping moms in need this Mother’s Day

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is helping moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter for Mother's Day

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivers the Movers for Moms donations at Safe Haven Family ShelterThis month, we’re officially kicking off our 4th annual Movers for Moms collection drive! Every year in honor of Mother’s Day, we collect essential care items for the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter. Safe Haven is so important to our hearts because they are the only homeless shelter in the Middle Tennessee region which is equipped to accept whole families, instead of having to split them up among Men’s and Women’s & Children shelters. Last year, we collected over 3,800 donations for Safe Haven… This year our goal is to collect 5,000 donations by Mother’s Day!

We hope you’ll join us in helping this deserving moms by making a donation at one of 15 drop off boxes we have in different locations all over Nashville. Some of the donations we really need include:

  • Non-chemical cleaning products, like brooms and trash bags
  • Diapers and other baby products
  • Unused kitchen and cooking products
  • New linens and pillows for Full and Twin-sized beds
  • Toiletries and personal care items

Movers for Moms Festival will have lots of family friendly activities for the kidsWe also want to invite you to our first annual Movers for Moms Festival coming up on April 22nd at Dragon Park! The festival is open to anyone with free admission, but some activities will be ticketed to help us raise money for Safe Haven. Get ready to party with us during Art Activities with The Frist Center, Parachute Play with Gymboree, Storytime with local children’s book authors, and tons more! We’ll also have yummy snacks from King of Pops, Nut Butter Nation, and other local foodies. You can read all the festival details here.


If you’re looking for moving help, give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit our website! During your March or April move, you can give your movers a donation to Movers for Moms, and they’ll bring it to Safe Haven free of charge!

A Very MOVING Love Story (Get it?)

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day story

Since it’s Valentine’s Week, we wanted to share a love story from our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family! Our Quality Control Manager, Keith, and his wife recently celebrated their big 5th wedding anniversary, and we just love the story about how they met and started dating.  It’s a very MOVING tale…  (Get it?  Because we’re a moving company?)

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day love storyKeith and Nicole met while they were still in school and Keith worked at the local grocery store.  He worked with one of Nicole’s friends, who introduced them to each other one day when she and Nicole were going to hang out after work.  “She gave me one of the Pixie Stix she’d just bought, and I put it in my pocket because I was still working.  Well, I forgot about it until I sat down in my car to go home, and it busted open in my pocket,” Keith remembers.  Unfortunately, the sugary dust exploded in the pocket where he kept his cell phone, so it became lodged in all the phone’s crevices and broke it.

The next time Keith saw Nicole, he told her about the Pixie Stix disaster.  They laughed about the incident, and kept talking to each other for hours.  “Then we started dating…but on our first date, she wrecked her car by accidentally driving through a ditch,” Keith says.

Fortunately, the rest of their dates went much more smoothly.  A few years later, Keith and Nicole started talking about marriage.  Keith explains, “She told me I would never marry her, and I told her that wasn’t true.  I brought her straight to the jewelry store and had her pick out a ring.  Later I went back and bought the one she chose.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day love storyThe spontaneous couple even picked their wedding date on a whim!  “We just woke up one morning and were like, ‘Let’s do it!'” Keith says.  They went to the courthouse and called a friend to meet them there to be the witness.  Now he makes fun of his outfit that day: “I was wearing an American Eagle button-down with those jeans that were popular and kind of ripped up, and I had a studded belt that was so cool.”

They’ve been together for years, and Keith still talks about how great his wife is while he’s at the office.  Happy Valentine’s Day to Keith and Nicole!


Find your local Movers Who Care online, or call us at 615-248-6288 for a free quote on your next move!

How we’ll be celebrating Christmas this year

How the staff at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville will celebrate the holidays

Although the staff at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Nashville is pretty diverse and we come from a variety of different cultures and traditions, we all celebrate Christmas during the holiday season. Since we won’t be in the office over the weekend of the 24th and 25th, we wanted to share about what we’ll be doing over our holiday break!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's Quality Control Manager loves boiled custard around the holidays.While most of our team members relax at home for the holidays, our Quality Control Manager makes it a point to go out of town each year for Christmas with his wife. Keith spends Christmas Eve with his whole family to drink boiled custard and exchange gifts, then takes a mini-vacation to enjoy nature. Some of his recent trips have taken him as close to home as Gatlinburg and as far away as St. Petersburg, Florida.

Our Sales Representative Marc usually spends the Christmas season with his Hispanic family. In his family, Christmas Eve is just as important as Christmas Day, so they have huge feasts with the whole family on both nights. They eat lechon, a dish similar to American pulled pork, and all kinds of side dishes similar to traditional Thanksgiving food. Marc also loves spending time with his friends and family because they play tons of music throughout their parties.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's sales representative Zach enjoys Laotian cuisine such as pho on ChristmasAnother one of our Sales Representatives, Zach, gets to enjoy multicultural festivities as well! One of his uncles was born in Laos, and he brings his whole family, plus some Laotian cuisine, to their annual get-together. Zach and his family spend Christmas Eve with another aunt and uncle, then spend Christmas Day with his cousins, and have one more day of celebration with his grandparents. In addition to enjoying piles of food and plenty of jokes, Zach and his siblings also make a tradition of watching the Die Hard series every year.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville staff wearing their Ugly Christmas Sweaters!But before we each celebrate the season with our own traditions, we bring our whole office together for our annual Christmas Party! Our office has been decked out in holiday cards and ornaments for weeks now, but this year we’re also competing in a Cardboard Tree Craft-Off to see who can turn an old moving box into the best Christmas tree! We’ll also be breaking out our ugly Christmas sweaters and some fun gag gifts for this year’s Dirty Santa gift exchange. Plus, an office party wouldn’t be complete with some sugary Christmas cookies.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville at the 2016 Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade

From all of us at TWO MEN Nashville, we wish you a happy holiday season with your loved ones! If you would like some help rearranging your furniture or putting away the holiday decorations after your parties are over, please give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 for a free moving quote!

Your Survival Guide for Holiday Home Prep

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's tips for prepping your home for the holidays

If you’re anything like us, you’re rushing to prepare your home to survive the holiday season uproar! Out-of-town guests are coming to stay for days or weeks at a time, and the house is in desperate need to be spotless. Don’t worry–we’ve made easy steps to prepare for the upcoming holiday house work!

Step One: Priorities first

The day before guests arrive is no time to pull apart junk drawers and clean out linen closets! The best way to start is by de-cluttering guest rooms and areas where your guests will be most often. These areas may include the foyer, kitchen, living room, den, and dining room. Remove any non-essential items from counter tops, coffee tables, and ottomans; if it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind.

Use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxes to store clutter until after your holiday guests leaveIf you run short on time, box up the clutter and store it in your attic, basement, or closets. Don’t worry about hardcore organization until after your guests leave. And if you need extra boxes, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sells boxes in different sizes, perfect for any size of items.  You can use a small box to easily store books for extra shelf space, or larger boxes to help clear up miscellaneous children’s toys.

Step Two: Go room by room

After the initial de-clutter, set up a day of cleaning for each room:
Monday – Den
Tuesday – Kitchen
Wednesday – Bedroom
Thursday – Living Room
Friday – Dining Room
Saturday – Foyer
Sunday – Bathrooms and Closets

We suggest using a full day to clean each room; this lets you focus on one area without getting burnt out, and makes it easier to go at your own pace. This process also gives you extra time to dust, vacuum, and clean the base boards. And while cleaning out closets that your guests might be using, remember that we sell wardrobe boxes to easily clean out jackets and old apparel that you no longer wear.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can move your furniture to make room for holiday directionsIf you have major adjustments to make in your home, such as creating additional seating or opening more space where your guests tends to gather, you can hire our trained movers to rearrange your furniture for you.  We can even pick up new furniture directly from the store to bring to your home and haul holiday decorations out of your storage areas.

Step Three: Day-of final touches

Realtors bake chocolate chip cookies right before their open houses to make homes smell more invitingIt’s finally D-Day, and guests are about to arrive from their long day of travel! Now’s the time to do the last-minute prep work. One of the biggest overlooked details is the smell of your house. The easiest way to control this factor is by lighting a candle in a central location of your home to let the scent travel throughout. If you have time, bake chocolate chip cookies. The cookie trick is actually a common practice with Realtors and their open houses–there is nothing better or more inviting than coming to a home that smells like cookies!

These easy steps give you the perfect amount of time to finish housework without getting overwhelmed! Your guests may never know the amount of time you spent cleaning up, or if you used moving help. Enjoy your guests and the holiday season!

If you would like us to help with your de-cluttering, in-home staging, or interior design project, we’re available by phone and email!