Moving Yourself in Rainy Weather

Experience is the best teacher. Moving by yourself can be both frustrating and humbling. As much as our movers would love to help, sometimes it’s better to learn the hard way before calling the professionals. If you and yours choose to move without the pros, use these simple tips:

Plan on moving over the course of multiple days. If this isn’t possible, triple-check your responsibility to make sure everything runs smoothly without your full attention.

Watch the weather through several sources. If inclement weather is forecast, use extreme caution. Gwinnett and DeKalb rarely see high winds, rains or tornadoes. However, don’t risk your valuables, transportation and livelihood over moving during inclement weather. Rain can do more damage than you’d think.

 

Rain slows traffic down. We have horrible traffic on highways, interstates and sometimes back roads. Not everyone will have the same deadline as you. Have alternate load, pack and drive plans.

Expect the unexpected. Be upfront with friends, coworkers, managers and family while moving. Beginning plans (1-2 days before moving) and ending plans (when you’ll be back at work- we recommend the following workday after your finished move) are great.

Unplug. No need to post on social, group texts or work email during relocation. Fun stories to brag about can wait. If your manager or coworker sees something off, you’ll be explaining more than working once everything is settled.

Utilities overlapping happens. Your old complex/landlord/home might make you pay through the end of the calendar month. Call a month before moving to see when each service recommends your official notice. Cell phone alarms, calendar appointments- whatever it takes to switch utilities on/off is highly important.

 

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Movers for Mutts: Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen

TWO MEN Loganville is excited to partner with Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen this fall to help pets in need. Maintaining a furry friend can be expensive and time consuming. Daffys understands! They have several programs to help families keep their pets healthy. Daffy’s also makes great strides to leading Georgia to a “No Kill” state.

We’re currently looking for local Gwinnett and DeKalb businesses to help us collect essentials for Daffys. To better serve the community, we’d love to partner with gyms, daycare centers, school, community members and local businesses. If interested in giving back, DM us on Twitter @tmt_loganville, leave your contact info in the comments section or send an email to info0115@twomen.com. daffys 2 daffys

 

Senior Moving

Choosing the right environment for your loved ones can be a tough time. Moving can be an even bigger pain. Let TWO MEN Tucker take the heavy lifting off your plate. We treat all families with respect and constant communication to make sure everyone is comfortable. Use these tips to help your loved ones transition easier:

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  • Purge together. Have a sorting party with extended family. Make a picnic out of it. The more memories you create towards moving forward the better your loved ones will feel about living in a new environment.
  • Donate together. This will be especially helpful for downsizing. Whether your family is now staying in your guest suite or downtown in an adult community, helping them transition through giving back will reduce their anxiety.
  • Keep your move efficient. Running to get packing supplies, renting a vehicle, running up and down stairs all day then returning rented items can take away quality time. TWO MEN Tucker speed up your move by allowing you to help relax and settle your loved ones in.

 

Worried about packing everything? TWO MEN Tucker can help with packing and unpacking too! If some items aren’t needed once everything is settled, our movers can take items to a donation center of your choice.

College Move In Day

Summer has flown by! Whether you’ve been planning out your student’s transition to college or procrastinating until the last minute, TWO MEN Tucker has your back. Our movers can do the heavy lifting. Avoid the heat of move in day by using these tips:

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  • Bring water. Many a dorm will be stuffy, have AC problems or have too many people running in and out all day long. Factor in open windows, propped open doors and how wonderful Georgia heat feels. Moving or settling in, water will be very refreshing.
  • Utilize in-store pickup and figure out where to buy all the necessities. If you student is moving across the country or out of state for school, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Tucker can pick up appliances, furniture and dorm necessities as a stop along the way.
  • Don’t leave home without an HDMI cable, Ethernet cable and mulitple pairs of headphones. HDMI is helpful for dual screens, smart TVs, gaming, relaxing or to avoid buying a new DVD/Blu-Ray player.
  • Let TWO MEN Tucker do the packing. Forgetting to tape, secure boxes or purchasing enough wrap to keep all the box folds down can get expensive. Our movers are happy to bring supplies to your home and do the packing while you relax.

Don’t listen to college horror stories, you don’t have to lift a finger. Avoid straining your back, knees or pulling a muscle by letting TWO MEN Tucker move your student forward. Spend more time helping your student settle in!

 

Tuesday Move Tip

Leaving one neighborhood and moving to another can really put a damper on your mood. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Tucker has a few ideas on how to keep friendships going:

  1. moving tipGet a digital and paper copy of neighborhood kids’ addresses. Between your relocation professionals, personal items in your own vehicle and friends helping.
  2. Unpack or pack, misplacing items around the new house is extremely likely. TWO MEN Tucker suggests using colored markers or stickies on each box to map out where everything goes. Keeping two copies of pen pal addresses is always a plus!
  3. Plan a weekly puppy or pet play date with pets from your old neighborhood. Pets love their people! Transitioning to a new home is means adjusting to new people and pets. Keeping up with friends will help your pet adjust faster.
  4. Skype, FaceTime or video chat your old neighborhood friends. technology is great! Let the kids take a tablet around the house and show their friends what their new backyard looks like. More incentive to visit.
  5. Have a neighborhood party before you move. Helping the kids understand a new home doesn’t mean hey have to forget their old friends is important. BBQs, meeting at a mini-golf, water park or go-kart course will be very memorable. Pool parties are highly suggested for less clean up.

 

Have a tips your family used used while moving? We’d love to spread the word. Let us know your favorite moving tips in the comments!


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Monday Motivation

Researching your relocation professional is important. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Tucker understands you’ve got a busy family and no extra free time. Check out our reviews on Facebook and Google. We also have an internal survey families use to give us feedback on their move.

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Thanks, Susan! We appreciate all of our customers who’ve taken the time to review us. How’d your last move go? Let us know in the comment section!


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When Does School Start?

The number one question everyone asks this time of year is “When does school start?”. Since we are local movers and “Movers Who Care®” we’ve made a list of schools in your area, their calendars and start days.

Back To School

school 115Forsyth County School District • Calendar

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Gwinnett County School District • Calendar

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rockdale County School District • Calendar

Monday, July 31, 2017

Walton County School District • Calendar

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


College Registration Fall Term 2017

Mercer University Macon, Ga • Calendar

Open Registration Ends: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Late Registratione & Drop/Add: August 23-26

Georgia State University Perimeter College • Calendar

Registration for Fall Classes is Open till Saturday, August 8, 2017

Payment for Fall 2017 Classes: Saturday, August 8,2017.

Late registration: August 21-25 Late Registration Payment: Saturday, August 29, 2017.

Last day to drop/add: Friday, August 25.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Begins:  Wednesday, August 16,2017

Chattahoochee Technical College • Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester 2017: August 21 – December 12
Application & Document Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
Placement Testing Deadline: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The admissions deadline is 3-4 weeks prior to the start of each term. The deadline is for all required admissions documents including but not limited to: the application, $25 non-refundable application fee, and transcripts.


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