Move to Grove at Shadow Green


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brentwood – Franklin has teamed up with the Grove at Shadow Green, a brand new luxury apartment living community in Franklin. Currently, the Grove at Shadow Green is running a signing special that if you sign a lease to live in the community, they will pay for your move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. This move is up to a $500 value and a wonderful gift from the Grove!

Located right in Downtown Franklin, this community is such a beautiful addition to this area.  The community has wonderful amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness Center with a Yoga room, and a fire pit for all their residents to enjoy.  The apartments also include granite countertops, Luxury plank flooring, and Energy Star appliances.

The Grove at Shadow Green is located at 2000 Toll House Circle in Franklin, right off of Columbia Avenue.  Contact them today at (615) 599- 4335 for more information and a tour of the community. You can also visit their website at

For more information about moving please contact TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at (615) 595-5929 or  Follow us on Twitter @TMTBrentwood, or “Like” us on Facebook!

Moving With Pets


Moving can be stressful whether you are 4 legged or 2.  Just like humans, an animal finds comfort in its home, and quickly gains a since of security.  It can be very confusing for your furry friend to just pick up and move to a new location. I recently had to relocate a sweet pup 600 miles from his home.  Dealing with this first hand, I quickly realized there is more to putting your animal in the car and driving.  Here are some ideas to remember when you are moving with your pet.

Before the move, make sure your pet has a name tag that includes your phone number.  You never know how animals will act in new places.  Take precaution and get a name take just in case your pet gets away from you during the moving process.

Let your moving company know ahead of time that an animal will be present. They can make sure the right movers are on the job.  Believe it or not, many people are deathly afraid of dogs.  This will help the moving company better prepare for your move.

Go ahead and look for Veterinarian referrals before your move.  Nothing can be worse than your little companion getting sick and you have no idea where to take him.

While you are packing, set aside all the pet’s essential items for the transportation process. This includes:

o   Water Bowl

o   Food Bowl

o   Food and treats

o   Pet Bed

o   Blankets

o   Toys

o   Leash

o   Crate

o   Litterbox

o   Cleaning Supplies (just in case)

o   Medications

Animals that are not used to long car rides can suffer from motion sickness.  If this happens, you can give your pet motion sickness medication to help them be more comfortable during the ride.  Always check with your vet before giving your pet medication.

The more space you can provide your pet the better.  A car can get cramped very fast, so put as little as possible in the car in order to give extra room for your furry friend.

Make sure you find safe areas with a lot of grass to let your pup have a potty break.  Also, be sure to keep him or her on a leash at all times.  Like I mentioned above, animals can be unpredictable when they are uncomfortable.  Keeping your dog on a leash will keep him or her by your side.

While your movers are working, keep your pet in a crate or holding room.  Your pet may be a little anxious from all the excitement, and you do not want him running out the door while the movers are trying to load the truck.  Also, an animal can easily get under the feet of a mover which can cause injury to the mover, the animal, and the furniture.  It is best to have the pet set up in a crate or laundry room or bathroom.

After the move, give your little friend extra love and attention.  He or she may be confused and unsure of the surroundings.  Show your pet the area, and help him or her get used to the new home.  Sit on the floor and play.  This will let your pet know that it is okay, and you are not leaving.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about moving please contact TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brentwood – Franklin at (615)595-5929.  Follow us on Twitter @TMTBrentwood, or “Like” us on Facebook!

The Movers Who Care


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prides itself of being the “Movers Who Care®.”  With being the first and largest local moving franchise system in the United States, we desire to be a role model in this industry.  From the first phone call to the final unload, this is reflected in everything we do.  Many people ask us what sets us apart from other moving companies and how are we the “Movers Who Care®.”

Our care for what we due lies deeper than just moving our customers in and out of locations.  We move people and businesses forward in life.  We work with customers, but we also work in the community and internally with our employees.

We ensure our customers are being given the best customer service in the industry.  All of our movers are professionals and fully trained to pack household items and load trucks efficiently with safety as a priority.  We understand that moving is a stressful time and it brings us joy to know that we are taking some weight off our customers shoulders.

One of our key core values is to give back to the community.  This idea reaches all the way back to the home office in Lansing, Michigan. Founder, Mary Ellen sheets gave a large portion of her first profits to charity.  We continue to focus on working with charities to help make a difference in the Williamson County community.  Currently we have worked with The Autism Foundation of Tennessee, and we look forward to working with other organizations.

We also move people forward within our company. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prides themselves for promoting from within. More than one quarter of our franchise owners originally started as employees in our system.  In this franchise specifically, 4 of the 5 members of the management team started with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as movers.  We strive to help people grow in a position and discover the opportunities for growth within the company.

Our company’s goals are not to just relocate people, they are to move people.  We are the “Movers Who Care®,’ and we work hard to move people forward.  We ensure the highest customer service in every move.  For more information contact us at (615) 595-5929.

Keep Calm and Disco on!


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® got the wonderful opportunity to be involved in the Williamson County Association of Realtors 2013 Vendor Fair.  The WCAR vendor fair allowed realtors to interact with vendors in the Williamson County area.  With many clients, realtors need a good network base of vendors that are dependable and create wonderful customer service.  TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is very excited to be considered one of those vendors.

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The disco-themed vendor fair created some great excitement.  Between dancing, costumes, and brightly colored booths, everyone seemed to have an awesome time.  Each vendor gave away a door prize to a realtor that visited every booth.  Andy Brookover was the lucky winner of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® golf bag.  We look forward to working with the Williamson County Association of Realtors again, and we are excited about all the new connections we have made.

50 Simple Moving Tips To Save Time and Money


We wanted to share this post from our friends at the Las Vegas franchise.  We agree that these tips are awesome ways to save time and money on moving.  Enjoy!

50 Simple cost effective moving tips

1.  Before buying any new furniture always ask yourself, “How will I move this out of my house?’ Large items will cost you more to move out
2.  Before moving a sleeper sofa, make sure the bed is secured to the frame of the sofa. Very bad things can happen if this is not done!
3.  The smaller the box, the heavier the items. Large boxes are great for pillows, lamp shades or both!
4.  If moving with children, involve them in the moving process in order to reduce confusion and stress. Designate a position for them based on their age and let them help
5.  Pack shoes at the bottom of wardrobe boxes
6.  DO NOT pack all your toilet paper and hand wash, your movers could need them
7.  A/C Units should lay flat as if it was in a window
8.  Have a tool kit on hand. One of the most important things to have on hand when you’re setting up your new home is a basic toolbox that includes basic tools and hardware, such as a hammer, screwdrivers, nails, hooks, etc.
9.  Don’t bend, twist or fold a mattress
10.  DO NOT lift dressers by the top as you may pull it right off!
11.  Never slide an appliance or piece of furniture directly on a linoleum surface
12.  Hire professional help
13.  Never fold oriental rugs, always roll them up
14.  Get ready for Bed. As soon as your bedroom furniture is delivered, set it up and put the sheets on the bed. You’ll be grateful that everything is ready for sleeping later on tonight when you’re really tired!
15.  Never carry or load marble, glass or slate flat
16.  If moving locally, leave your pets with a friend on moving day. Animals can become confused and frightened during a move
17.  Before moving particle board make sure all loose joints are tightened/secured
18.  Wait to pack your bathroom scale. Use it to keep your boxes under 30 LBS
19.  Have cold drinks for your movers
20.  Label it. As you’re packing, place removable, colored, circle stickers on your boxes to easily distinguish kitchen items, from bedroom items, from bathroom items, etc. Use a different color for each room. If necessary, make a master list so you’ll know what is in each box. If you can go to your new home ahead of time, you may wish to stick a corresponding colored sticker on the door, or door frame, of the room that the box will be delivered to.
21.  While we are on labels: avoid packing labels the invite theft
22.  Only hire the best. If you choose to hire professional movers, do your research and hire good ones. Poor quality movers really can be worse then none at all.
23.  Reverse handles/knobs on dressers so they don’t get damaged or snagged
24.  Set aside or do not pack all your cleaning supplies. You will need them later
25.  Pack plates vertically and use a dish box with a cell kit
26.  Candles, CD’s, DVD’s and computer software can all be damaged from high heat in trucks
27.  Designate a “Packing Room” and pack a box or two a day
28.  Do not forget to purchase a lock for your rental truck if you plan on leaving it alone overnight.
29.  Use the A-B-C system. Everything you pack does not have to be unpacked the first day in your new home. If it contains essential items, mark it PRIORITY A. If the contents are important, but not crucial, mark the box PRIORITY B. If the box contains out of season items, holiday items and other things you won’t need right away, mark the box PRIORITY C. Then, unpack in A, B, C order.
30.  When packing, wrap small fragile items in bright colored paper to avoid losing them.
31.  Box Shades. Lamp shades are very fragile and easy to damage during a move. Its best to pack them in a large box before the movers come. You can also put pillows around the shades to offer extra protection.
32.  Schedule utilities disconnection’s the day AFTER your move. Its not fun moving in the dark.
33.  Book a rental truck for an extra day longer then you need. See tip #50.
34.  Start Packing Early! Even if you only pack two boxes a day, in thirty days you will have packed sixty boxes. Start in areas where the goods are not in frequent use such as the cellar, attic, garage, etc.
35.  Before you schedule your onsite estimate, decide in advance what things you want to take to your new home and what to leave behind. If you haven’t used something in a long time, why pay to have it moved?
36.  Have ziplock bags and sharpie markers available on move day for screws/parts
37.  Rent a Dolly
38.  Throwing things away is a great alternative to packing
39.  Listen to music while you pack
40.  DO NOT use tape to secure wood drawers. It will ruin the finish.
41.  Devise a Plan. Before you begin unpacking randomly, sit down with your family. Discuss a plan, including where things will go, who is responsible for what, etc. It will help things run smoothly.
42.  Put mirrors and headboards between a mattress and box-spring before strapping them down.
43.  Purchase mattress bags. They are cheap insurance.
44.  Things will go wrong. Things will break. Laugh it off!
45.  Make your first Night Special. Make the first night in your new place as special as possible. It can be take-out Chinese food or pizza, but you may sweeten the evening with flowers, candles and music. It will really make a big difference and will help you unwind and de-stress!
46.  DO NOT fill hallways up with boxes. Leave clear walkways
47.  Don’t pack clothes that you haven’t worn in 4 months
48.  Crate expensive pieces of art, marble or glass
50.  Expect the Unexpected

Do you have any moving tips that have helped you out? Let us know

Welcome to Downtown Franklin!


Our office is located in one of the most intriguing towns of the South.  Franklin, Tennessee has won over the hearts of many with its historic southern charm.  Because this little town is so unique, I thought we should devote a blog just for it.

Franklin is located in the suburbs of Nashville and known to many as the site of the tragic and bloody Battle of Franklin in the Civil War.  Franklin has preserved its historic vibe through its Victorian downtown area and square.  Downtown Franklin is truly a gem with its true southern hospitality spreading throughout the town.  Many people would say there is nothing else like it.  Downtown Franklin is the home to an eclectic mix of antique shops, art galleries, restaurant, and clothiers. A few places that can be found in Downtown Franklin are Merridee’s Breadbasket, Gray’s Pharmacy (now known as Gray’s on Main), Philanthropy, and Puckett’s Grocery.  Also, you can relive history when visiting The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, or Lotz House.  The Downtown Franklin Association currently has over 150 unique places to visit.


Drop in and take a stroll down Main Street.  You may just find yourself in the middle of a jazz or arts festival.  Come visit us and one of the most beloved towns of the south.

You can learn more about Franklin by dropping in the Franklin Visitor’s Center on Main Street, or checking out the website,