Moving Tips for Mom (and Dad!)

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving tips for moms and dads

We’re in the middle of our fourth annual Movers for Moms charity drive benefiting local moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter! These moms are going through a very emotional transition as they move from Safe Haven into affordable, long-term housing with their families. But this transition isn’t just taxing on Safe Haven’s moms–it can be very stressful for any parent moving with kids to a new home! Since we’re Nashville’s professional moving company, we want to share our top tips for making a move easier on you and the kiddos.

Before Your Move

One of the most important things for you to do before moving is to make sure your children feel comfortable, not anxious, about the upcoming relocation. As you prepare to find your new home, be direct with your kids about the change that’s coming up, and make sure they know the expected timeline you plan to follow. Otherwise, it can be scary for kids to know that big events are coming up without knowing exactly what steps will be taken and when. During your conversations about moving, make sure you show them with your facial expressions and tone of voice that the change is a positive one for your family, and not something to be afraid of.

Another way you can get your kids excited about their new home is by talking about specific things they can look forward to. Will they get to pick the color of their new room? Will they graduate to a new “big girl” or “big boy” bed as a result of the move? Are there landmarks like parks or fun stores that you’ll be able to frequent in the new neighborhood? Setting happy expectations for them will help alleviate uncertainty about what’s to come.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's tips to moving with kidsDon’t be afraid to get the kids involved in the packing process! While you’re packing up their rooms, you can carefully wrap the breakable items and let them stuff clothing and stuffed animals in the cracks to keep everything snug. We also encourage parents to purchase a “Truckie’s Treasure Chest” moving box, which is smaller than a normal box, includes a handle, and is easy to open and close for little hands. Kids can pack all their favorite books, toys, and pajamas for the first night in the new house into this treasure chest. Then they’ll know exactly where their comfort items are located after the move.

It’s also a great idea to let your children be involved in the purging process. Have them help you pack up old clothing and toys that will be donated to other kids in need as you get rid of old belongings that don’t need to be moved. Explain which charity you’ll be donating these items to, and what type of children you’re supporting. For example, your donations to Safe Haven Family Shelter help local Middle Tennessee families who have lost their homes because of natural disasters or unhealthy domestic situations.

On Moving Day

When Moving Day comes, your attention will likely be pulled in a hundred different directions. You may want to consider having children stay at a grandparent or friend’s house so you can focus on the task at hand without worrying about your kids getting underfoot of the movers or straying too far from the new home.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving with kidsIf this isn’t an option, plan a special Moving Day activity or two which will keep the kids’ attention for an extended period of time. This could be making crafts to decorate their new bedrooms, or organizing their books onto shelves in the new home.

If you’re moving with older children who you trust with your tablet or smartphone, this could be a good time for them to get acquainted with the new neighborhood. Challenge them find three or four local activities they want to check out near your new home after the dust settles from moving. These could include visiting the nearest Jeni’s Ice Cream store, biking a nearby greenway trail, or joining a fun class at the local YMCA branch.

After Your Move

You can make a fort out of old TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxesKeep the kids involved at this point, even though it’s going to be a busy couple weeks getting everything unpacked. In fact, they can be helpful as you get settled in! You can turn unpacking into a fun activity by making a scavenger hunt game or bingo board out of the belongings they can find and put away in their own rooms. Kids also love using the unpacked boxes to build forts and make other fun crafts as you work to clear out the used cardboard.

You also want to make sure your children get adjusted to their new neighborhood in a reasonable amount of time, so they won’t feel anxious about their new neighbors, school, and extracurricular activities. You can help them feel at ease by taking them for a walk on a Saturday morning, when neighbors may be out to say hello as they do yardwork or drink coffee on the porch. Drive them up to their new school and walk around the play set so they can get excited about new friends and recess. And consider enrolling them in a local class, such as swimming lessons or a little league team, so they can meet other children in the area.

Are you ready to get a free moving quote from us, or do you need to buy fort–I mean packing–supplies? Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 or visit us online to email us!

6 Tips for Bad Weather Moving Days

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK tips for moving during bad weather

That age-old saying about April showers is all too true for the Middle Tennessee region! Unfortunately, when you have a moving schedule which revolves around your closing date or lease restrictions, it can be difficult to try and wait for the storm to pass. Here are our tips for moving during inclement weather–from rain to wind and snow!

First, be prepared for all the foot traffic! Your moving day will see a high volume of back-and-forth footsteps across your floors. If most of your floors are vinyl, laminate, or another material which is easily cleaned, this may not be an issue for you. However, you want to be sure you pick a moving company which has floor runners on all their trucks so any sensitive carpeting in your home won’t get stained from mud.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK parking on the streetTry to have your movers park close to your door. If your driveway has been poured at least a week before your moving date and doesn’t have a risk of sinking, you may want to have your moving company back their truck into your driveway instead of having them park on the curb. Some customers are worried about having the truck make tire tracks on their driveway, but rain or a hose will easily wash these tracks away. Parking closer to the door allows your movers to efficiently load and unload your belongings before they spend too much time in the rain.

… But don’t have them get TOO close! Many customers have asked us to park directly in their front yard to cut down on time walking between the truck and their home. However, you have to keep the weather in mind when making these requests. A truck has a big chance of getting stuck in a muddy yard and may even require a tow truck to get out, especially once it’s been weighted down with all your belongings.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving a couchPrepare your belongings for the rain. Most of your things will be packed into boxes, and boxes won’t be soaked through very easily unless your boxes have been previously used, like in a grocery store. The items you really need to worry about are your furniture. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sells inexpensive mattress bags at $6 per piece, and these protect against rain, bugs, and other dirt that comes along with moving. We also take the extra precaution of shrink-wrapping our furniture pads around each piece, so the pads won’t slide off or allow water through to the furniture. Be sure you ask your moving company whether they offer these helpful tools for you.

Take note of the quality of your moving truck. Many moving companies don’t own their trucks, and simply rent them each morning before driving out to their customers. When the company doesn’t own the truck, they aren’t able to keep track of maintenance history–specifically, whether the truck’s roof has been punctured. Over time, the tops of trucks will need to be regularly patched and replaced as tree branches scrape through the roof. Rental companies often won’t make these repairs, and rain will leak through to the customers’ things.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers in NashvilleTake care of any safety issues at the beginning of the day. Does your wooden porch get slippery when it’s wet? Does water tend to pool in any areas of your floor? Make sure your movers know this information before they begin moving so everyone can avoid injuries and damage to your items. And when it’s snowing or icy outside, be sure your outdoor walkways are shoveled and salted. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers are happy to take care of the shoveling for you, but please know they will be on the clock during this time!

Do you have any other concerns about your upcoming move? Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit us online to ask your questions and get a free moving quote!

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!

Career Move Month: Darrian “moves” up in the company

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's career move month

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's dispatcher DarrianEvery March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK celebrates Career Move Month! We spend the whole month focused on hiring great new team members, and celebrating our current employees who have earned promotions in our company. To kick off Career Move Month 2017, we wanted to share the story of one of our Dispatchers, Darrian.

Darrian began working for us two years ago as a full-time Mover.  He immediately became well-liked by his colleagues because of his positive attitude and fun, competitive spirit.  His supervisor Keith says, “He was really good at taking direction from his team lead, but he was also a great leader when he needed to be.  Plus, he was just really strong.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK NashvilleAll of Darrian’s strengths as a Mover convinced Keith that he was ready for a bigger challenge.  He was promoted to be a Driver–the team lead of each job who not only directs the move, but also drives the truck, performs morning truck inspections, and handles the paperwork with our customers.  “He excelled even more as a Driver,” Keith says.  “He was great at training newer movers and he never complained, no matter how difficult or long a job was.”  Keith also remembers that Darrian was always able to predict whether a job would take longer than the originally estimated time, or whether the crew would need an extra truck to fit all of his customer’s belongings.

About a year and a half after Darrian first started working for us, Keith promoted him to a Dispatcher position in the office.  And Darrian continues to thrive with his latest promotion!  Every day he communicates with each crew to ensure no unexpected issues arise during their jobs, and he inspects each truck at the end of the work day.  Thanks to Darrian’s great attitude and diligence, our moving teams are able to accomplish their jobs without a hitch each day.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers in NashvilleIf you’re looking for a new career path, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK might be the right place for you!  Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit our hiring website to find out how you can contribute to our team.

Strange-but-Amazing Packing Hacks

Packing Tips from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

If you’re preparing for your first large move, you may feel overwhelmed with all the packing that needs to get done. Fortunately, we have over 20 years of packing experience under our belts, and we’re sharing our best DIY packing tips! These tips are perfect for a family who doesn’t have a budget to hire us for packing services, or for the hyper-organized personality who prefers to know where all of her belongings are at any given time.

By-the-Room Tips

Bedroom:  Instead of purchasing garment bags for your hanging clothes, you can turn a garbage bag upside down and use the tip of each hanger to poke a hole through the plastic.  And when you hang clothes in your wardrobe boxes, be sure you take advantage of all the space the boxes offer!  You can usually fit several pairs of shoes in the bottom of each box.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK packing dishesKitchen:  Be sure you don’t skimp on the packing supplies you use for dishes!  An unexpected bump in the road can easily break a handle off a loose cup or chip a plate.  Remember that dish boxes come with adjustable inserts to fit each dish snugly, and are double-insulated on the outside to add extra cushion.  If you do stack plates in a box, use disposable foam plates between each breakable one to act as shock absorbers.  You can also use soft items lying around your house, such as socks, stuffed animals, and hand towels, as cushioning in the empty spaces at the corners of the box.

Dining Room:  Most modern dining tables have detachable legs which easily come off with an Allen key/wrench.  If yours can be disassembled this way, you can easily wrap the tabletop in a blanket to avoid scratching the top during transit.  Whenever you disassemble any furniture in your home to move it, be sure to put the hardware and Allen keys in a small plastic zip bag and tape the bag to the furniture so you won’t lose any screws.

Den:  If you have a mirror hanging in your den, a glass tabletop on your coffee table, or any other sheets of glass in other parts of the house, you can use two strips of masking tape to make an “X” on the surface of each glass piece.  The tape will help prevent shattering and add strength.  Then place a piece of cardboard on each side of the sheet before thoroughly wrapping it in bubble wrap.

General Packing Hacks

Use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxes to store clutter until after your holiday guests leaveLabeling:  Pick a color for each room in your NEW home, and use corresponding colored markers to label the contents of your boxes.  Then color a floorplan of your new home with the same color system.  This way, you can easily instruct your movers on where each box goes.

Liquids:  First of all, be sure you carry any flammable liquids, such as bleach or other household cleaners, in your own car–not the moving truck!  Moving companies can’t take flammable chemicals on their trucks.  Next, when you pack up any bottled liquids such as shampoo or hand soap, place the bottles in large plastic zip bags before packing them into boxes.  This way, if one leaks, it won’t hurt the other contents of the boxes or weaken the integrity of the boxes themselves.

Day-of-Move Box:  On your first night in your new home, what will you absolutely need?  Charging cords, toilet paper, a change of clothes…?  Place these items in clear storage bins so you can easily see which items are in each bin and find necessities quickly.

Small Items:  When you’re packing up your knick knacks and small items you don’t want to lose inside a vacuous box, wrap each of these belongings in colored paper instead of regular packing paper.  This way, as you pile your packing paper into trash bags after the move, you won’t accidentally discard or overlook these things.

Packing with Kids

Packing with kids is completely different from packing by yourself, because you have to keep them engaged and entertained with a task at the same time.  Here are a few ways they can help:

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving with kidsInstead of (or in addition to) using colored markers to label each box, let the kiddos use colored stickers to help you label where each box goes.  When you’re unpacking, remember that the used cardboard will serve as great forts or coloring canvases for them!
  2. Turn packing into a game.  Send the kids on a scavenger hunt to help you pack specific items, and let them play Stuffed Animal Basketball with the boxes their toys will go into.
  3. Turn cleaning into a game!  While you clean the home for the next homeowners or your landlord, see which child can clean their assigned room the fastest, or clean the most windows.

And finally, if you decide you’re burnt out on packing or have a specific room that seems like it’ll be a pain to pack up, give us a call!  We can pack up as little or as much as you’d like to make your moving experience easy.  Visit us online, or call/text us at 615-248-6288 for a free quote.

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!

So You’re Moving to the Green Hills Neighborhood

Things to do in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville

We’ve been moving families into, out of, and around Nashville for over two decades now, and we know one of the best parts about moving is finding your new “favorites”!  You’ll need a new coffee shop to frequent each morning, a park where you can take the kids during school holidays, and a fun spot to hang with your friends in the evening.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  Here are some of our favorite places to visit in the Green Hills area of town.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's recommendations for coffee in Green HillsMorning Java: When you’re ready for your caffeine fix, we recommend The Well Coffeehouse near Lipscomb!  The Well is our favorite because they are a non-profit, and all of their sales benefit organizations which build wells for poor communities around the world.  Another fun spot is The Perch Cafe, which serves sweet or savory crepes alongside your Morning Joe.

Best Playgrounds: Green Hills has some of the best playgrounds in Nashville!  Our favorite is Fannie Mae Dees Park, also known as Dragon Park to most Nashville parents.  Located near Belcourt Theatre, Dragon Park has a giant mosaic-covered dragon sculpture ready for climbing alongside two different play sets.  Green Hills Park is also nearby, with its playground set in the northwest corner.  And if you want something a little different and bad weather-resistant, check out our friends at Gymboree Play & Music!  Your child can join a Play & Music group where they can groove to some tunes while playing on Gymboree’s fun indoor equipment.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's recommendations for casual dining in Green HillsCasual Eats: When it’s too late for lunch but too early for dinner, or you’re not quite hungry enough for a full meal, where do you go?  Green Hills has lots of fun options, but we think the best one is the Donut Den.  Their donuts are delicious, and the owners like to employ local college students from Belmont, Vanderbilt, and Lipscomb.  We also recommend eating in the Hill Center at Green Hills, where everyone in the family has plenty of options for snacks.  If you want some Mediterranean cuisine, your spouse wants some sweet and sour chicken, and the kids want to fill their pizza fix, everyone can be happy!

Family Fun: Green Hills is such a great neighborhood for your whole family.  On a nice, sunny day, Radnor Lake is the perfect place to take an easy hike.  The Education Center by the entrance is great for teaching your kids about the local forest animals and plants, and you can even bring a picnic lunch to eat by the water.  If you’re looking for some sit-down indoor fun, check out our friends at Brushfire Pottery.  This locally owned pottery studio offers different sculptures, kitchenware, and other household figures for their guests to paint.  Then Brushfire will glaze your painted pottery to seal the color and give it a smooth, glossy finish.  We especially like Brushfire around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day so your kids can create a unique present for their parents!

greenhouseGrown-Up Fun: The Green Hills neighborhood also has plenty to offer when it’s time for a Girls’ Night Out, your next date, or a big group hang.  For the fitness-loving Nashvillian, we always recommend Krank Cycle Studio.  You can get your exercise while cycling to a nice, loud workout playlist.  After you shower up, visit Kendra Scott in the Hill Center!  Kendra Scott is one of our favorite local businesses because they are so community-oriented.  Nearly every week you can go to a KS Shopping Party and have a huge percentage of your purchases benefit a local non-profit organization.  And when the sun goes down, you can visit one of Nashville’s coolest bar scenes at The Greenhouse Bar.  Drink and dine in an actual greenhouse, complete with water features and allergy-friendly menu options.

Staycation Attractions: When you need a quick break from reality, you can vacation without even leaving the Green Hills backyard.  Make reservations at one of Nashville’s most famous restaurants and music venues, The Bluebird Cafe!  This is the spot where the TV show Nashville actually films their Bluebird scenes, and local songwriters get discovered.  You can even get a taste of France at the local Little Gourmand market and cafe.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's favorite spots in Green HillsUnique Spots: Green Hills contains plenty of gems that you can’t find anywhere else, like Parnassus Books!  This bookstore was opened by a local Nashville author and contains lots of books written by other Tennessee authors.  You may find the owners’ two dogs wandering around the store, and even find yourself inside a storybook castle as you peruse the children’s section!  If you’re a dog owner, you’ll also want to visit Winston Dog, Nashville’s own luxury doggie boutique.  And don’t forget the Green Hills Theatre next to the Mall at Green Hills.  It may seem like an ordinary movie theatre, but this one often features limited-release movies and documentaries which normal movie theatres never get to show.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville is Green Hills' local moverMoving Help: Don’t spend your first two weeks in Green Hills packing, moving, sweating, and unpacking…  Skip straight to the fun part–exploring!  Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 for your free moving quote, and we’ll finish all the heavy-lifting for you.  You can also get your free estimate started online at our website.

5 Tips for Planning Your Business Move

five tips for your upcoming business move from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

As Nashville’s professional business movers, we’ve seen it all! From law offices to recording studios to sports stadiums, we’ve helped move businesses from all different industries. Although every business is unique in the way they operate and serve customers, we’ve compiled a few key tips that can help you with your upcoming commercial move.

Give everyone plenty of notice about your relocation.

To avoid any confusion or chaos among your employees, customers, and vendors, you should start letting everyone know about your upcoming move at least 60 days in advance. If your business is larger than just a couple offices, you’ll want to schedule an on-site estimate with your moving company so they can provide an accurate quote for the cost and length of your move. Additionally, you want to ensure your employees have time to order updated business cards and inform their clients of the upcoming move. Don’t forget to notify the post office of your new address, update your website and Google/social media listings, and any vendors with whom you place regular or recurring orders.

Create a moving timeline and checklist.

To keep yourself organized, make a checklist of everything that needs to be done before the big move, and add these deadlines to your planner or electronic calendar. Be sure to include items such as disconnecting computers and machines, scheduling delivery of new office furniture, and hooking up new phone lines and internet routers.

Choose the right moving company for your business.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville moves businessesJust like your business is different from every other, each moving company has their own set of strengths and benefits. Before scheduling your move with someone, be sure to ask questions relevant to your company. For example, if you’re moving into a Nashville high rise, does your moving company offer to add the building to their Certificate of Insurance? What rating do your movers have with the Better Business Bureau? Can your moving company schedule your move outside of business hours to avoid disrupting the flow of your company? You can also ask to see a copy of your moving company’s customer paperwork before booking your move to ensure your relocation is in good hands.

Make sure everyone de-clutters well before the move!

Do you have any outdated paperwork, unneeded office supplies, or other clutter taking up space in your office? Chances are, your employees do too. Before your company begins the packing process, have everyone de-clutter their work spaces and consolidate extra office supplies into one spot. Otherwise, you may end up with boxes full of unneeded stuff that will end up in storage for months after your move.

Create a labeling and numbering system for your packed supplies.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville can pack for your business moveTo ensure your movers place each box and piece of equipment in the correct department, come up with a labeling system before your employees begin packing everything. Assign each department or office with a separate number and color, then use a marker or post-it note of the same color to label each box. Label a floor plan of your new building with the same numbers and colors and give this to your lead mover on the day of the move. This way, your movers will know exactly where to place each box.

What other questions do you have about your upcoming business move? We’re here to give you answers! For a free cost estimate of your commercial relocation, give us a call or text at 615-248-6288. You can also visit our website for further information.