Tips To Get Through a Hot Summer Move

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Have you ever wondered why so many people choose to move in the hot, dog days of summer?  Along with wedding and yard sale season, summer is also the prime time for moving.  Whether is it is moving kids to college, just married, or a work transfer, people partake in the summer move for several reasons.  No matter what the reason there are several things to remember when moving in the summer.  Having just moved myself, I want to pass along a few tips to make your sweltering move an easy one.

Drink water and a lot of it

Although you may not seem thirsty, sweating and moving heavy items can quickly lead to dehydration.  Constantly drinking water can keep you hydrated through your move and helps you to keep from tiring out.  Be sure to keep a cooler packed with water and sports beverages for your movers as well.  Sports beverages contain electrolytes that can keep you moving through the heat.

Keep fans and air conditioner running

Several people find themselves packing up fans before moving day arrives.  It is very important to wait and pack these trusty guys at the very end.  Your house can heat up quickly with people moving items in and out of the house.  I would also suggest running the air conditioner the entire time you are packing items into a truck and vehicles.  This will allow you to have a cool place to sit down and cool off.  Remember to unpack fans first to cool down your new home before moving in.

Plan ahead

Because summer is the busiest time a year for the moving industry, be sure to plan ahead.  Contact the moving company several weeks in advance to ensure that movers will be available the day of your move.  You do not want to end up moving in the summer heat without help!

Beware of melting candles

Remember to consider what items should not go into a hot truck.  Candles can melt and make a big mess that you just don’t have time for on moving day.  CD’s and videos can easily warp in the heat.  Plan ahead for items such as these, so they will stay intact during your move.

Dress appropriately for a move

Wearing the correct attire for your move can make a world of difference on moving day.  I suggest a moisture wicking or cotton t-shirt, shorts, and a tennis shoes.  Remember comfort is key, and nothing can change your mood faster than sore feet or a hot, uncomfortable outfit.

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Meet Our New General Manager

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Charles Gibbons, known as Chuck around the office, is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/Brentwood- Franklin’s newest general manager. Chuck moved to Brentwood from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® homeland, Lansing, Michigan. He began his Two Men career in 2009 as a mover and quickly moved to the top with six promotions in eighteen months. As general manager, Chuck is responsible for delivering the highest customer service through hiring, training, marketing, and exceeding customer expectations.  Chuck’s favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the focus on promoting within and the system wide belief in the core purpose “Moving people forward” whether its customers or staff.

Beginning his new position on June 1st, Chuck chose to come to Brentwood because he felt that it was the next step in his career path.  He hopes to become a franchisee himself and leaving the only corporate owned store will give him a taste of franchise life. Chuck’s future dream is to one day open the first franchise in Honolulu, Hawaii!

After living in Michigan all his life, Chuck has really gotten a taste of southern hospitality in Franklin, TN.  He loves the food and culture and says Franklin is truly a gem of the South. Chuck’s advice for current and future TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® movers is the possibilities are endless. If you are looking for a handout, you will not get it in this organization, strive for opportunity, excel when given it and never be content with the ordinary.

How to Avoid a Risky Move

The day of your move has finally arrived. After wrapping millions of dishes and packing countless boxes, you are ready for the movers to come take your precious items to your new home.  The last thing you want is for your scheduled movers to not show up or do an unsatisfactory job.  Believe it or not this does happen!  You can help eliminate this dilemma by researching moving companies before hiring them.  Here are some tips to remember when looking for a moving company.

1.  Look at the ratings and reviews from previous customers.  Previous customers will be completely honest about their  experience with the   moving company.
2.  Make sure the company is insured and bonded.
3.  Determine how payment is accepted.  Several fraudulent moving companies will want a large deposit up front.
4.  Ask the company for a free on-site visit.
5.  Inquire about the company’s damage policy.  You may need this if something gets broken in your move.
6.  Determine if the movers are permanent or temporary employees.
7.   Make sure you double check that the move is scheduled.  There can always be miscommunication.

If you have any other questions when it comes to finding quality movers, please call our local office at (615)595-5929.  We are the “Movers Who Care,” and we are here to help!

Welcome To Our New Blog Page!

ImageWelcome to our new blog! We want to provide you with useful tips and information to guide you with your move whether you’re doing it on your own or hiring Franklin movers.  We’re here to help you make an informed decision and share our professional moving tips that we’ve tried and tested over the years.

We pride ourselves to be the “Mover Who Care” and maintain this reputation with the excellent customer service and loyalty we provide our customers.  Moving is an exciting, yet difficult time, and we want to help in any way we can.

We’re constantly looking to improve ourselves so if you have any questions and suggestions please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you in a moments time.

Welcome to our new blog! We want to provide you with useful tips and information to guide you with your move whether you’re doing it on your own or hiring Franklin movers.  We’re here to help you make an informed decision and share our professional moving tips that we’ve tried and tested over the years. 

We pride ourselves to be the “Mover Who Care” and maintain this reputation with the excellent customer service and loyalty we provide our customers.  Moving is an exciting, yet difficult time, and we want to help in any way we can.

We’re constantly looking to improve ourselves so if you have any questions and suggestions please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you in a moments time. Welcome to our new blog! We want to provide you with useful tips and information to guide you with your move whether you’re doing it on your own or hiring Franklin movers.  We’re here to help you make an informed decision and share our professional moving tips that we’ve tried and tested over the years.

We pride ourselves to be the “Mover Who Care” and maintain this reputation with the excellent customer service and loyalty we provide our customers.  Moving is an exciting, yet difficult time, and we want to help in any way we can.

We’re constantly looking to improve ourselves so if you have any questions and suggestions please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you in a moments time.

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