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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What to Expect When You Move Yourself

Choosing a professional mover can be tough your first time around. If you opt to move yourself, be prepared for the following:

  1. Losing track of time and items you never know you needed. Those heirlooms gifted from a loved one at your wedding? Vanished into thin air. Will you miss hunting them down during holiday parties or weekend visits, no. Will you have to answer a myriad of questions, absolutely.
  2. Feeling extra tired on day 2 of the move. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Tucker understands all the energy, time and pressure involved in relocation. Taking it all by yourself can add unnecessary stress. On the bright side, if you unpack before you fall asleep tomorrow will be a better day.
  3. Unpacking will seem life an black hole for your time. Moving yourself takes a lot of patience, practice and discipline. Wanted to go to that concert the day after your move? Might have to skip out on the outfit or gear you’d planned to bring. Settling in takes about 1-2 weeks longer than you’d expect. Take it easy, y’all.
  4. Planning around the rain. Those precious electronics don’t like Georgia weather. Just because it’s raining in DeKalb doesn’t mean it won’t rain in Gwinnett in a few minutes. Have a backup move date just in case.
  5. Deep Breaths. Everything might go wrong. Your mattress might fly off I-85 if it’s not tied down properly. Those appliances might be a little too heavy for your friend’s truck. There might not be any rental trucks available if you arrive after 10am on a weekend. Consider hiring TWO MEN® Tucker instead of hassling through your move. We can get the appliances, mattresses, patio/indoor furniture as safely and quickly as possible to your new home. More time to relax :]

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Stay tuned for part 2, when we talk about common complaints from customers who wish they’d used us sooner.


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The Struggle of Moving with Pets

Our furry friends go through everything with us. All the ups, downs and every feeling in between are likely felt by your compassionate pets. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Tucker has a few tips on helping your pets adjust to your new home:

  1. Take it slow. Bring your pets to the new place to explore a few times before moving. A few walk through and a little explanation never hurt anyone. Car rides are hit-or-miss with pets. However, your furry friends will understand where you go, they go.
  2. Play with their favorite toys at your new place. Comfort blankets aren’t just for babies. Our fur-babies need a little reassurance too. Combine their toys with your new yard, park nearby or floors for positive memories.

dog3. Keep your pets with one person on the day of your move. Consistency works well for pets. Hiring a mover requires a lot of trust and attention to detail on move day. If your family has TWO MEN AND A TRUCK pack, move and help settle you in, move day will go much smoother than using an uninsured, damage-prone alternate. More time with your pets, less to stress about.

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4. Be patient. Change can turn the best of us crazy. Your pet will hear, see and be around everything new. Even if you’re just moving down the street, its a whole new world for the little guys.


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Movers for Moms 2017 Recap

Movers for Moms 2017 was great fun! We spread the word about Lilburn Cooperative Ministry‘s work for the Gwinnett neighborhoods at Snellville Days, our Loganville Ribbon Cutting and the Lilburn Egg Hunt. Big thanks to Kay at Lilburn Co-Op for all her hard work giving back to families in need of assistance. Food pantry, billing, counseling and job placement help is only half of the greatness Lilburn Co-Op is capable of!

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One of our core values is giving back to the community at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Tucker. We’re excited to keep the Movers for Moms momentum going by donating our services pro-bono to 501c3s, non-profits, charities and shelters in the DeKalb and Gwinnett communities. Please let us know about your favorite non-profits in the comment section or via email at info0115@twomen.com.


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