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Three Simple and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts

Whether you have little ones in the house or not, crafts are such a fun and engaging way to rally the family together. This Valentine’s Day, we want to share with you some fun ways to get creative with some cardboard boxes, some heart-shaped stickers, a glass vase, some pencils, and a spool of twine.

Valentine’s Day Pennant Banner

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 1 spool of twine
  • 1 box cutter knife
  • 1 pink marker
  • Handful of heart-shaped stickers
  • 1 hole puncher

What to do:

  1. Cut 12 little triangles for the pennant
  2. Color the pennants with pink marker
  3. Put the sticker hearts on the pennant, space them out to your own liking
  4. Hole punch the top 2 corners of each triangle
  5. String the triangle pennant onto twine

Heart Door Hanger

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 3 ft. of gold garland
  • Red paint
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • 1 box cutter knife
  • 1 hole puncher
  • 1 stapler

What to do:

  1. Pencil the outline for the shape of a heart
  2. Cut the heart out
  3. Write “Be Mine” or any other message you want
  4. Staple the gold garland around the edge of the heart
  5. Punch 2 holes on the top side of the heart
  6. String a pipe cleaner through the holes and twist the ends together

Bouquet of Pencil Messages

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • 1 glass vase
  • A few heart stickers
  • Tape
  • Red marker

What to do:

  1. Cut out 6 small heart shapes out of cardboard
  2. Write “Be Mine, XOXO” or any other message you want
  3. Tape the small heart to the pencils
  4. Arrange the pencil in vase

We hope you had as much fun as us making these simple and easy Valentine’s Day crafts. Give it a try; you will be surprised at how easy they are. Give us a call at 615-248-6288 to let us know if you enjoyed making these crafts or if you need any moving boxes, we would love to hear how yours turned out.

So you’re moving to the Sylvan Park Neighborhood

So you’re moving to the Sylvan Park Neighborhood – located slightly west of Downtown. We absolutely adore this charming area. From funky little homes to sophisticated businesses, it is no wonder restaurants and businesses continuously pop up weekly. Because of its proximity to our office, we know some inside scoops about this area and would love to share with you our favorites.

Morning Java: Our top pick is Headquarters – a cozy little place offering the perfect reading vibes. We love taking a lunchtime stroll and grab a cup of joe to cure that afternoon slump. Star Bagel Café, one of the oldest and longest standing bagel shop in Nashville – not only do they have the best bagels around, but they also have wonderful homemade cream cheese. The owners have perfected their bagels using the best organic and local ingredients.

Best Playground: McCabe Community Center – located right in the heart of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, has so much to offer. They have lovely scenic trails perfect for walking or jogging with your fur friends, a good outdoor play set to keep the little ones occupied, and a wonderful golf course to play a few rounds.

Casual Eats: Hugh Baby’s – a new burger joint- is quickly stealing the hearts of the locals. They have freshly made burgers and fries to satisfy the pickiest eaters. For hot chicken lovers, we highly recommend Hattie B’s – you know it’s good when there is always a line out the door. The chicken is always on point – with juicy insides and perfectly seasoned crunchy outside – we recommend the hot-level. For the sports lovers, M.L. Rose is a must – offering a variety of burger and beer options, with TVs on every facing wall.

Family Fun: Richland Park, a year-round farmers market that happens every Saturday morning, offers locally grown vegetables, fruits, and artisan goods. For the active families, I recommend packing a picnic and head to McCabe Community Center. There are plenty of activities for all – play a few rounds of golf, take a stroll or bike the green way, or let the little ones play on the outside jungle gym.

Grown-Up Fun: For trivia lovers, be sure to check out TailGate Brewery every Thursday night at 7:30. For happy hour seekers, we recommend Double Dogs, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, or Local Taco – happening 2 to 7 every day. For the shopaholics, take a stroll through Ellen Gray – a women’s boutique offering sophisticated fashion, accessories, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Staycation Attractions: I suggest taking the family to Climb Nashville and conquer some heights. They have plenty of walls ranging from easy to hard, climbing lessons, belay lessons, and bouldering. Another great spot to check off the Nashville list is Love Circle. This lovely spot has a wonderful view of Downtown Nashville – pack a yummy picnic and enjoy this cute little hideout.

Unique Spots: If you are looking for a place to buy local fruits, vegetables, honey, cheese, meats, and bread – Produce Place is the place for you. For those with restrictive diets, Vegan Vee – a vegan and gluten free bakery is a must, offering cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and rolls. One of the first of its kind – Blooma Nashville is such an awesome concept, a yoga studio designed especially for moms to-be, new moms, and their families.

Moving Help: Now that you have an insider’s guide to everything in the Sylvan Park neighborhood, let’s get to exploring. With Two Men and A Truck right down the road, we would love to help make Sylvan Park your home quickly and smoothly. We offer packing and unpacking services along with an array of other moving services– give us a call at 615-248-6288 or visit our website for more information.

OFFICE WORKOUTS TO ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS

As we begin a new year, it’s time to get after those goals and resolutions. Many people will have some of sort of fitness goal, but how do we accomplish these goals when we work a 9-5? So many times we make too many excuses or make it hard for ourselves to accomplish the goals we set, but it is so much easier to achieve those goals if we set ourselves up for success.  I want to share with you some helpful office workout tips to achieve your fitness goals whether you’re sitting at your desk, standing at the printer, or on your lunch break.

At Your Desk Workouts

Sitting at a desk can create a lot of muscle strains on your eyes, neck, shoulders and legs. To relieve those muscles, here are some easy and quick workouts and stretches to do while you’re at your desk. Be mindful of how much inactivity we experience each day and take extra measures to be more active while sitting at the computer.

For your eyes: Take a few minutes and look out the window. Looking at a computer screen can create a lot of eye strain. By looking at a fresh scenery, it relaxes those particular eye muscles used for short distance vision. For your neck: Tilt your head forward and go to the left and then to the right. Our necks have a huge job of holding our heads up straight, which can create a lot of strain as we sit at a desk and stare at a screen all day. For your shoulders: Shrug your shoulders up and rotate them in a 180-degree motion. Desk jobs involve so much typing and dealing with constant office stress, which can create a lot of tension in the shoulders; this easy workout will help to relax your shoulders. For your Legs: Lift your legs from the ground, hold it for 5 seconds, and then let them down. Sitting at a computer comprise the majority of our work day, but we can put those legs to work by doing this super simple workout.

Standing at the Printer Workouts

While standing at the printer or talking with a coworker, here are some simple workout to get those restless legs moving and flowing.

Glute kicks: Lift your legs one by one and kick your buttocks. Hold on to the printer to stabilize while you wait for your prints. Take terms with each leg. Calf raises: Stand straight and lift your heels from the ground like you are trying to reach something on the high shelf. Repeat the motion up and down continuously while standing.

On your Lunch Break Workout

Lunch breaks are such a wonderful time to recharge and refuel. I recommend packing some healthy and yummy lunches that you look forward to eating, such as carrots with hummus or a BLT sandwich with an apple. When you set yourself up for success, you will not be tempted to eat out. After eating your healthy packed lunch, I would suggest taking a nice stroll around the neighborhood. This will not only refresh your mind, but it will also help your body get some physical activity to conquer that afternoon slump.

Now it’s time to get after those New Year’s resolution, be intentional about each work day and you will surely succeed. As the MOVERS WHO CARE, we would love to hear your feedbacks about these office workout tips and would love to hear additional tips you found helpful. Leave us a message or call us at 615-248-6288, we would love to hear about how you’re achieving your goals.

5 TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

We have officially entered the dreaded winter months. Luckily,  winter days in the south is not nearly as unpleasant as the north. For those days when we do reach freezing or below, I want to share with you some helpful tips to combat the cold and winterize your home. It will save you some money along the way too!

Insulate the Pipes

It is common knowledge to leave the faucets dripping when the cold hits, but there’s an easier way to avoid the frozen pipes. By insulating your pipes, you not only help decrease the chance of the pipes freezing, but you also will pay less for hot water. I recommend stopping by your local hardware store and pick up some pre-slit pipe foam, and then cut them to the desirable size depending on length of your pipes.

Turn Down the Water Heater

Turn down the what? You heard us. I recommend turning down the water heater for the winter months. Typical water heaters are set at 140 degrees Fahrenheit by the installers. By lowering it to 120 or lower, it helps to save you water heating cost by 6 to 10 percent, and it decreases your chance of being scalded by extremely hot water.

Consider the Thermostat

When you leave for work, remember to turn down the thermostat. This will not only prevent the heater from working over time when no one is at home, but it will also save you about 1 to 3 percent on the heating bill for every degree that is lowered. For those who have a hard time remembering to change the thermostat, there are programmable thermostats for as little as $50.

Change the Filters

This maybe the most simple task, but it can also be easily forgotten. I recommend changing your air filter at least once a month in the winter. This will not only increase the efficiency of the heater, but it will also help the quality of airflow in your home, which will save you money as well.

Wear a Sweater

Cozy up in a sweater can actually save you money. Each degree on the thermostat is costing you money. On average, a light sweater can add up to 2 degrees of warmth, whereas a heavy sweater can add up to 4 degrees of warmth. So even if you happen to be inside, keep those cute or ugly sweaters on and start saving!

I hope these tips are helpful as you prepare for the winter months. Please give us a call at 615-248-6288 if you have additional tips or if you found these tips to be useful. We would love to hear your feedback! And if you are looking for more ways to save time and simplify your life, check out our website, we would love to assist you with any moving needs.

FREE CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN NASHVILLE

This past weekend, the city of Nashville kicked off the Christmas season with its own version of the Macy’s parade. I got to experience the fun floats, the various, festive marching bands, the lovely Grand Marshall-Mike Fisher, and the magical Santa Claus. It was such a wonderful weekend to usher in the Christmas season and get in the Christmas spirit!

The holidays can be very expensive as we buy gifts for everyone on our list. To relieve some of the costs and stresses of the holiday season, I want to share with you some fun family events in Nashville to get in the Christmas spirit without breaking the bank.

Opryland Hotel

At Christmas time, the Opryland Hotel gets transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland. You must bring your whole family to experience the millions of twinkling lights. It’s free to walk around the hotel and enjoy the lights, the 48-foot tall Christmas tree, and the life-sized nativity scene outside. It’s open daily from 4PM – midnight until January 1.

Music City Winterfest

Whether you’re trying to do some Christmas shopping, wanting to get in the Christmas spirit, or just wanting to get the kids out of the house. Music City Winterfest is filled with things to do for everyone. There are local vendors and artisans selling unique gifts, local bands to help you get in the Christmas spirit, and lots of games, crafts, and even a photo-op with Santa! This event is happening December 9th from 10AM-4PM at Centennial Park.

Warner Park’s Winter Story Walk

This event kicks off Dec. 5, and it’s an ongoing, self-guided activity all throughout the winter months from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Warner Park’s Winter Story Walk is the perfect event for the active little ones in the family. Start the hike at Little Acorn Trail and enjoy nature as you walk and wander through the trails to reveal many winter stories.

Now you have no excuses to sit at home. It’s time to enjoy some festive Christmas outings. If you need help decorating your house for Christmas or rearranging your house for family gathering or Christmas parties, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 615-248-6288, or visit our website for all the information. We would love to help you out with any holiday moving needs!

Tips for executing an office move

Whether you’ve outgrown your current office, you are merging with another company, or you’ve got a big new promotion, it’s time to get into that brand new office. Office moves can be stressful, especially, if it is your first time. We want to alleviate the situation by providing you with some helpful tips.

Have a game plan
First, make a timeline and checklist of everything that needs to be done to accomplish the move. Stay in constant communication with the managers to make certain plans are being carried out. For a small office move, you will usually need at least three months to prepare. For a medium to large sized office move, we recommend at least six to eight months. Next, find out the layout of the new office-get a blueprint of the new place and compare the two offices. This way you can troubleshoot any problems of the new layout. If there were any issues or things you disliked about the current layout, you can add plans to the new office to make certain it is move-in ready!

Rally together as a team

For a small office move, it’s a good idea to have at least one person to keep everyone organized. This person needs to stay in constant communication with everyone and make certain things are being accomplished as the time for the move gets closer. For a medium to large office move, appoint a few people to organize and coordinate the packing process and the move. Divide up the tasks and make sure everyone is aware of the timeline for the move.

Give everyone a job
Meet with the move coordinator and discuss timeline for the move and what all needs to be done before the big move. Give everyone a specific job as you prepare for the move. This will not only be more efficient as you make the move, it will also make everyone feel important and included in the big decisions around the office.

Let the world know
Whether it’s notifying your clients, suppliers, or business partners, it’s very important to get the word out about your move. Assign this job to one or two people to specifically reach out to all the business partners and clients to get the word out about the move. Let them know when and where specifically you are moving and how the business will operate during the move. Moving can create a lot of lost in businesses and clients, and by personally notifying your clients and business partner will minimize that risk.

We have over twenty years of knowledge and experience helping hundreds of Nashville businesses, and we would love to help your business make that big move too. Give us a call at 615-248-6288 for a free estimate or visit our website for more information.

Paw Patrol Halloween Boxtumes

It’s that time of the year again, Halloween time. It’s time to dust off those fun costumes and bring out the yummy treats. Whether you prefer tricks or treats, it’s a fun time for everyone in the family to get out to make some new friends and load up on delicious treats.

We, at Two Men And A Truck, love Halloween because we get to showcase and participate in our annual tradition of making boxtumes! What might you ask is a boxtume? Well, it’s a costume make out of our boxes, of course! This year, we decided to make the Paw Patrol gang, Marshall, Chase, and Rocky.

 

Materials needed for boxtumes:
• Two Men And A Truck medium boxes
Multi-colored construction papers
• Glue sticks or spray glue
• Scissors
• Crafting knife
• Spray paint
• Foil
• Ribbons

Steps to make the boxtumes:
• First, I found some templates for the badges and the wheels
• Next, I found some inspirations online for ideas on how to make each of their accessories.
• Then, I moved onto cutting and trimming all the accessories to prepare for each of the costumes.
• Subsequently, I cut out the boxes for fit a person inside.
• Finally, I glued the accessories onto the boxtumes and added ribbons for the shoulder straps.

We can’t wait to show them off at one of the local Trunk and Treat next Friday. Meet us at Our Savior Lutheran Academy, October 27th from 5PM-7PM. We can’t wait to meet you and give you some yummy treats!

For your boxtume needs, feel free to give us a call at 615-248-6288. We will even deliver the boxes you need right to your doorsteps for free! We would love to help you out with any boxes or moving needs to make your holidays stress-free! Check out our website for more information on other services we offer.

Free (and Fun) Events this Fall in Nashville!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's top fall events that are free in Nashville

If you’ve just purchased a new house, you’re saving for your next home, or you just prefer to pinch your pennies, you may be looking for some free outings you can enjoy this season! Since the first official day of fall was last Friday, we wanted to share some of the free local events we’ll be taking advantage of between now and December. Hopefully we can help you plan your next stay-cation adventure!

September

Nashville Frist Center has free admission on Museum Day LiveOn Saturday, September 23rd, we’re excited about the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day, where you can download free tickets to visit any of their participating museums. Here in Nashville, you can enjoy free admission to the Frist Center that day. You could also go to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery or Tennessee State Museum, but these never charge for admission.

But maybe museums aren’t your thing. In that case, you can spend the 23rd on the edge of your seat as you watch local aviators show off manned flying machines they have actually created themselves. The Red Bull Flugtag first came to Nashville ten years ago, and we can barely contain our excitement about its return!

The following weekend, the Hermitage (home of President Andrew Jackson) is hosting its annual Fall Festival across its beautiful property on September 30-October 1. The festival always has a great musical lineup, arts and crafts vendors, and of course, history lessons. Just don’t forget to print your free tickets!

October

Nashville OktoberfestBetween October 5-8, Oktoberfest is coming to town again in the Germantown neighborhood! Our festival is the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the entire country, with eight draft beer stations, a beer garden, and over 100 other vendors spread out over ten blocks. Bring the kids for face painting and games, and let your fur babies join in the fun with the Pup Parade and Dachshund Derby. You can also get your exercise on when you join the 5k Walk/Run and dance to authentic German folk music! Our Dispatcher Darrian is especially excited about going to Oktoberfest because it’s an annual tradition he keeps with his wife.

We recommend taking a break from the beer on Saturday, October 7th to enjoy the Celebrate Nashville cultural festival at Centennial Park. Your whole family can enjoy various international dancers, musicians, and food, plus tour the Parthenon’s interior museum for free. Before you go, be sure to check out their schedule of events so you don’t miss your favorite performers on each stage.

Nashville always has a free Barktoberfest for dogsThe dog lovers of our office are usually more excited about Barktoberfest on October 21st than they are about the traditional Oktoberfest earlier in the month. You and your dogs can both attend in costume and win fun prizes for creativity or group costumes. There are tons of games to play with your pups, plus vendors to shop and win more prizes from!

Those without dogs, like our Marketing Assistant Cara, might be more excited about the Nashville Symphony’s annual Free Day of Music. Throughout the day (and night!), you can tour the Schermerhorn and enjoy popular musical acts, including the symphony itself. Every year, the Free Day of Music changes, so be sure to check out the Nashville Symphony’s website to confirm the date and times!

And to round out the month, you have to check out Historic Franklin’s annual Pumpkinfest on October 28th. Your kids can show off their costumes while they enjoy trick-or-treating, bounce houses, pony rides, and games. And none of you will want to miss the Leiper’s Fork Carving Club with their intricate and impressive carved pumpkin faces. Before you leave, don’t forget to guess the weight of the giant pumpkin grown by Franklin’s sister city, Carleton Place in Canada.

November

Nashville Christmas Craft FairAlthough Christmas won’t be coming around for another 2 months, we recommend checking out McGavock High School’s annual Christmas craft fair on November 4th! Unlike the main Christmas craft festival in Nashville, McGavock’s fair doesn’t have an entrance fee. If you have strong enough will power, you could walk out without spending a cent…but if you do find something you just have to buy, all proceeds benefit the school directly.

The following Saturday, November 11th, you can take the whole family to the Berry Hill Street Festival! Kids can ring in the holiday season with free ornament crafts and cookie decorating, not to mention storytime and the annual parade full of seasonal characters. You can even enter your pets into the Pup Parade to show off their talents and physique while helping raise money for Crossroads Pets.

Did we miss your favorite free fall celebrations? Leave us a comment to let us know! And if you’re looking for help moving this season, please give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit our website for information.

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How to Move with Your Pets

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK how to move with pets

Since we’re in the middle of our annual Movers for Mutts charity drive benefiting the Nashville Humane Association, we wanted to share some of our tips for moving with your pets! Supporting your pet through the moving process can be challenging because they don’t speak English fluently, so you aren’t able to explain, “Don’t worry Fluffy, we’re packing everything away now, but it’ll all come back out once we move into our new home!” But there are some things you can do to make your pet more comfortable and ease their anxiety about the upcoming change.

Ease your pet into the move gradually.

If you have a cat or anxious dog, you know they hate change of any sort. It can take some pets a month just to deal with a new rug in the hallway! So when you make the decision to move, start easing them into the change right away. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests getting your packing supplies early so they’re used to having boxes around the house. Then relocate their pet supplies, such as their bed, toys, and food/water dishes, into the room you plan to pack up last. This way, your pet can feel like she has a safe place where everything remains steady while the rest of the home is packed up and rearranged.

If your pet isn’t accustomed to spending much time in their crates, start to add crate time into their normal routine. Place treats in their crates, feed them in their crates, and leave the door open so they can walk in and out as they please. This way, your pet won’t feel punished by being locked in an unfamiliar, small space during Moving Day.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK how to move with pets

Plan ahead for Moving Day.

If you’re moving to a location which will require you to get a new vet, follow up with your current pet clinic to get a copy of all his records. While you’re there, check to make sure your pet is up to date on all his vaccinations and check-ups before the big day arrives. Then research and choose a new veterinarian before you actually move so you have time to send your pet’s medical records to the new clinic and familiarize yourself with their location.

It’s also important to prepare for the worst case scenario–your pet getting lost in a new neighborhood. Just in case she dashes out the door unexpectedly, you’ll want to make sure your dog or cat’s tags and/or microchip information is updated with you new address and phone numbers. If she has a microchip, remember that you need to update the information online manually because your vet doesn’t have access to update it for you.

You may want to consider scheduling a “Doggy Daycare” appointment for pet for your actual move date so you don’t have to worry about him getting underfoot of your movers or slipping out of the house without someone noticing. Keeping him at a kennel will also prevent him feeling anxiety from watching his surroundings constantly change throughout the day as movers load all your belongings into their truck.

Finally, make sure you pack and set aside a “pet kit” away from the rest of your packed belongings that will be loaded onto the moving truck. This kit should include food portions for the next few days, medical records, any calming sprays you may have, a leash (if you have a dog), bedding, and litter (if you have a cat). Setting this kit aside from your other boxes will prevent it from getting lost in the shuffle of movers loading your belongings onto the truck during Moving Day.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK how to move with pets

Make sure your pet feels at home.

You may be tempted to set your pet down and let her explore her new home as soon as you step foot inside the door… But remember, she may not be as excited as you are about her new home! To your dog or cat, an empty house cluttered with boxes and wrapped-up furniture will feel foreign and can cause anxiety. For the first few days, it may be a good idea to limit the space your pet has access to. For example, on the first day, try keeping them in one room set up with their bed, dishes, and toys which also contains familiar furniture pieces she’ll recognize. Gradually open up more doors around the house as you unpack more belongings so she knows she’s home.

If you’re used to letting your pet go off-leash around your yard, you may want to give him some time to adjust to the new location and get to know your new neighborhood before allowing him free range again. For the first few weeks, only let him outside when you can be with him to make sure he stays safe and avoids running away.

With a little forethought and sensitivity, Fido or Mr. Whiskerkins will be at home in no time at your new place!

And as you’re planning for your move, don’t forget to call or text us at 615-248-6288 for a free estimate. You can also visit our website for more moving information and tips!

How to make DIY chairs of moving boxes

How to make diy chairs out of two men and a truck moving boxes

Did you know that every year, on the 3rd Friday of September, cities all over the world turn their metered parking spaces into actual parks for the day? The worldwide movement is called PARK(ing) Day, and anyone from a participating city can reserve a spot to turn into a little miniature park. You should check out some of the parks from last year’s PARK(ing) Day here!

As you may have guessed, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK will be creating a “parklet” this year on September 15th, and you can find us in The Gulch in front of the e.Allen boutique and Bar Louie. Like most organizations, our park will have an eco-friendly theme… We plan to make our whole park out of cardboard boxes! Our ground cover, planters, and park benches will all be made out of recycled cardboard boxes from the office. And you may be wondering, how in the world can you make a sturdy bench out of a cardboard box?

Here’s what you need to make a cardboard chair that can actually support your weight:

  • 2 Large and 1 Medium TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxes
  • Box cutter or crafting knife
  • Anything you’d like to decorate your chairs–we used colored duct tape

how to make a chair out of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK cardboard boxes

Step 1: Cut your two large boxes down to size.

Each flattened moving box can be taken apart into one flat piece with the seam at one corner. When you lay down the fully disassembled box, you can cut the top and side edges to adjust the size of your final chair. Our chairs are about 1.5 feet tall, with the large boxes each about 5 feet long, but you can modify these measurements to your preference. Be sure to use the boxes’ folding corners to your advantage by keeping each folding corner an equal distance from the two cut sides of the box surface.

how to make a chair out of two men and a truck moving boxes

Step 2: Cut the slits that allow your two boxes to fold into one another.

In total, you’ll be cutting 8 slits that will allow your two side pieces to fit into one another.

The red slits in the photo above show how to make the center cuts. On your first piece of cardboard, find the midpoint of the two end trifolds, and cut from that midpoint out to the top edge. On the second piece, cut from the midpoint of the two end trifolds down to the bottom edge

The final blue cuts need to be made on the end sections of the trifolds as well. The far left trifold sections need a cut from the bottom edge up to the middle of the piece, and the far right trifolds need a cut from the top edge down to the middle. We positioned these blue cuts about 3 inches away from the edge of each cardboard piece.

how to make a chair out of two men and a truck moving boxes

Step 3: Use the box folds to create two triangular side pieces.

You can slide the two blue cuts into one another to secure these triangular pieces. You’ve just made the sides of your chair!

how to make a chair out of two men and a truck cardboard boxes

Step 4: Slide these two triangles into one another to create the outer shell of your chair.

Now you’ll use the red slits to connect the skeleton of your chair’s sides and provide stability for the person sitting on the chair. To add to the comfort level of the “sitter,” we added some extra pieces of cardboard in the center square.

how to make a chair out of two men and a truck cardboard boxes

Step 5: Cut out the top piece of the chair.

You’re almost done! Now it’s time to take your medium box apart, the same way you did with the large boxes. Cut out one of the four folding sections and set it on top of your chair sides to figure out how big you’ll need the top piece to be. Trim it down to size so you have a rectangle with four corners matching the four outer corners of your chair (see the green marks in the photo above).

how to make a chair out of cardboard moving boxes

Step 6: Cut out the top and bottom slits you need for the seat.

Use the orange marks in photo above to note how you’ll make a slit from the top and bottom edges of your seat up to the corner point in skeleton of your chair. These slits will allow you to make triangles to fold into the sides of the chair and secure the top. You’ll need to make your own fold marks along the dotted purple lines to finish up the seat.

chair made out of two men and a truck cardboard moving boxes

You’re done! Now you can decorate the chairs as you’d like, or just leave them the way they are!

We hope you’ll come see our park on PARK(ing) Day, or even create your own parklet! Find all the directions and reserve your parking space online.

Do you need help moving your park supplies to your space, or just help moving into a new home or office space? Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 or check out our website for a free moving estimate.

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