Two Man Mover’s free move program provides discounted prices to families that apply for assistance. Any family struggling financially is encouraged to apply for a free move. Each application is reviewed by the owner of Two Man Movers and his staff. They choose which family will receive the free move based on the most legitimate need.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org describing your current situation and why you’d like a free move. We understand the tough economic situations prevalent today and want to help out as much as we can.
You may not realize how much stuff you have accumulated over the years until you have to pack it all up and move. Because of this you might have to be a little creative when putting your items away in your new home. Every home, no matter its size, has the potential to double as a storage space.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on storage containers. Recycle items around your home to store your smaller or larger items. For example, recycle baby food jars to hold buttons, washers, or small project items.
Use your bedroom to store items. A lot of things can be stored under your bed and will never be seen. Just slide the boxes, gift wrap, games, etc under the bed frame.
Store stuff in suitcases
Store items inside your luggage. Rather than having your luggage and travel bags empty, put items in them and use them as storage. You can also use clothes hampers as a way of storing stuffed toys or smaller games for children.
Buy furniture that also doubles as a storage space. Cabinets, chests, benches, and ottomans work great for serving more than one purpose. Even buying a sleeper sofa and chair can double as an extra bedroom for guests who stay over.
Organize your closet. Put suitcases, rarely worn items, and out-of-season clothes on upper shelves. Add hooks to the door for belts, ties or a shoe organizer.
Maximize your Bathroom space. Hang a mesh organizer over your shower to store shampoo, conditioners, soap and all other bath accessories. Use a storage rack behind the toilet to keep first aid kits, extra hand towels, etc.
Scout out good storage locations in your home. A lot of people like to use the space above their cars in the garage to hang things. You can also store a lot of items in your attic or under the stairway.
The video below will help you use bins for storage and give you some great tips, if you decide to use storage bins.
A lot of people wonder how clean they are supposed to leave heir home for the new home buyers. This can be an easy question if you have a landlord that has specific guidelines for your check out, but what about everyone else? How clean is a seller required to leave the home after moving out?
Some states require the home to be “broom clean”. This means that the seller should at least sweep the floor, clean the walls and the ceiling. Standard contracts normally address the home being in the same condition as it was when the offer to buy the home was accepted.
To really know what extent you have to clean your home, read your purchase contract. You may be contractually bound to clean in a certain fashion. To save yourself a headache later it is a smart idea to see what stipulations need to bet met by the seller, such as removing debris or all personal property.
If you don’t have a specific legal requirement, most sellers still should take steps to present a clean home to the new buyers. After moving all day, you may be too tired to want to spend a lot of time cleaning. Hiring a professional cleaning service can be a great solution to this.
Most home buyers will still clean the home before moving in, but just like you they also don’t want to spend their long days cleaning up your messes. There are still some simple things you can do to leave your home reasonably clean. A good rule of thumb is to leave your home in the condition that you would like to find your new home in.
You may wonder why you should create goodwill with your new home buyers. While the obvious answer is you should treat everyone with kindness and respect, there are other reasons for staying on pleasant terms with your new buyers. For example, the new home owners might receive some of your mail or packages by mistake. It is much more likely they will forward those on to you if you treat them with kindness.
It’s important to remove all of your personal property from your home and garage. Throw away all of your trash. Sweep and vacuum the floors and wipe down all your cabinets, sinks, tubs, etc.
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be drab. Invite friends and family to help clean in exchange for a free meal at your new place. Bring a radio to listen to while you clean and have fun.
Sometimes it is hard to know what items you should hold on to and what items you should get rid of. Moving tends to take a lot of preparation and effort, so the less excess items you have the better. However, there are some things that people seem to hold on to unnecessarily.
Don’t get us wrong, there definitely are some things that are worth holding on to. Things with real sentimental value should make the long journey with you on your moves. However, there are many things you can get rid of and be better off. Here is our list of the top 5 things we feel people take with them on their moves that they really should get rid of.
1. Old furniture – We understand the need to have antiques in the home. If your furniture is worn down the odds aren’t the best that they will survive a lengthy move. You can normally find better off of craigslist or garage sales for a very affordable price.
Throw the old stuff away...technology is not cyclical!
2. Old electronics – Technology is constantly changing. Electronic equipment that no longer is equivalent or used shouldn’t be kept. Leave all your floppy disks and only bring items that work.
there are some furniture that would be best to keep at home.
3. Old exercise equipment – If you haven’t used it yet, the odds are against you that you ever will. Exercise equipment is particularly awkward to move. Many people move heavy exercise equipment from house to house with out ever setting foot on the treadmill.
4. Outdated clothes – A lot of people keep clothes for years that they never wear again. Fashion trends come and go, and with them so should the clothes. If you haven’t worn the piece of clothing in the past five years, get rid of it.
5. Old home decor – Don’t pack up decorations that are out of date and you haven’t used for a while. The odds that they will come back in fashion by the time you will use them again is slim. So even though you’ve saved your kitchen’s wall paper for the last fifteen years, don’t deal with the hassle of having to store it for another thirty. Simply leave it.
Older items that you are not using don’t have to be thrown away. You can get some extra moving money by having a garage sale. Or if you would like to donate them, there are many places that accept donations for good humanitarian causes.
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Two Man Movers specializes in getting you locally or across state lines. Most of the families we move have a refrigerator. In an effort to share some of our expertise, we want to offer some helpful tutorials on moving your cumbersome refrigerator. Remember, the easiest way to do so is to call a professional mover, but if you want to do it yourself, we’re here to help also.
The first tutorial is about getting your refrigerator ready for the long haul. It includes some great tips to help you get ready for your next move. From pulling it out of the counter, to strapping the doors. This first part will get you ready.
The next tutorial walks you through the actual process of getting the fridge ready for moving. From unplugging and cleaning your refrigerator to measuring the dimensions of the door you will be moving it through. We want you to be ready for everything, whether your moving across town or to a different state.
We hope this helps. Many of the people we consult with about their move forget some of these basic tips and end up with dents in their doors, broken treys and worse. If you don’t want to do all the work yourself, feel free to contact Two Man Movers, Utah Movers who will help you with local and interstate moves. If you’re moving some other large piece of furniture, check out our post about moving furniture that requires extra care, such as a piano or stove.
Let us know if you have any tips about moving refrigerators! We’d love to hear your input. Add a comment below.
When planning to do your own packing, it is important to know which items you should and should not pack with the rest of the items in your moving van. There are certain safety guidelines that need to be followed when moving certain items. If there is anything hazardous, it is best to leave those items alone.
Some items need professional help when getting packed. For example, when moving a piano, professionals will be better able to handle it then you would. Here are some items that you should also be wary of packing for safety reasons, and you will need to pay special attention to.
Household Cleaners – Household cleaners and bleaches, when mixed, can give off fumes that can be dangerous and can even result in a fire. Temperatures can reach a high level quickly in moving trucks. These types of hot temperatures are what lead to dangerous circumstances.
Fertilizer – If you are planning on packing fertilizer for your garden, don’t pack it in a closed truck for a long distance. Fertilizer can be very flammable and shouldn’t be kept in hot conditions. Weed killer is also a flammable substance, so be careful when transporting that as well.
Lighter Fluid – Don’t pack lighter fluid in your moving truck. It can easily combust and burn. Most lighter fluid is very affordable, so a good idea would be just to leave it for a neighbor or friend and buy some more when you get to your new home.
Car Batteries – Car batteries shouldn’t be moved with other items. They can leak and cause serous injuries or burns to those moving them back and forth to the truck. If they do leak they can become a very serious fire hazard on transit.
Ammunition – Don’t transport ammunition either. Serious circumstances can happen if ammunition gets too hot. If you have to transport your ammo, only do so in a cool, air-conditioned vehicle that will keep the ammunition cooler. Keep your firearms and ammunition separate when moving them.
Perishables – Anything that can die or get soiled shouldn’t be placed with the rest of your items in a moving van. Don’t pack food, plants, or other living things. The only foods that you should pack are those that are sealed, packaged, or canned foods.
Your body can go through a lot during a move. Don’t wear yourself out by not planning ahead of time and taking extra care when moving your items. Even if you decide to hire professional moving company there are some precautions you should take for your safety.
Don’t put too much weight in one box. Put heavier items in smaller boxes, and lighter items in the bigger boxes. You should be able to lift the box without straining too much from the weight.
When carrying heavier items remember the proper way to lift. You never want to lift with your back. Use your legs by squatting down and then lifting with your lower body so you don’t put extra strain on your back.
Before carrying your boxes make sure you are steady on your feet. You may have to carry the box up and down the stairs, or long distances to and from the truck, so be certain you have a good hold on it. If you are nervous you may drop it, ask for assistance.
You can rent proper moving equipment to help move heavier items. This will help save your back from having to lift the larger items. Rent a dolly or two to stack boxes on or other larger items.
Watch out for any possible hardships with your environment. Move the truck as close to your home as you can so you don’t have to cross as long a distance when placing items inside. Look for any posts or poles that may get in the way of your movers.
Let your movers know which items are heavier. Set those boxes aside so the proper people can handle those loads. Its also a good idea to let them know which boxes are delicate so they can handle those with extra care.
Organize everyone so they have specific roles. Certain people are better suited to move heavier furniture and boxes. Assemble the movers how you would like them to avoid collisions and unnecessary people getting in the way when moving the heavier items.
Moving during the winter is not as easy as it is during the summer months. You have a lot to think about already with driving conditions and slippery walkways, so its easy to forget simple matters like protecting carpets. Make protecting your carpets from the slush and mud of the wintertime a priority.
It is important to keep moisture off of your carpet. Because it is wet and slushy outside, mud and snow can easily be tracked inside your home. Make certain you properly protect your carpet before your moving day.
If you did forget to plan ahead, the cheapest solution is to take your shoes off when coming inside the home. Although doable, this is not a very practical idea. Many professional movers aren’t allowed to remove their shoes, and it can be a frustrating and time consuming process.
If you would like to save yourself time and effort, cover your carpet first. There are a lot of covering options available nowadays. We recommend staying away from newspaper since you will be mixing wet with paper and there is a high chance it will end up leaving print on your carpet when you are done.
The best option for your carpet is a tarp. Painting tarps are ideal because they are meant to keep moisture from seeping through, and they have a fabric side which won’t have all the liquid pull together in the k middle of folds like a normal tarp would. Paint tarps will do a great job with staying in place when walked on too, which makes it another good option.
Before you come inside remember to kick off as much snow and slush as you can. Wipe off any excess snow or mud on an outside map before entering. The less snow or mud you bring in with you, the less chance you will have of it bypassing your carpet covering and getting on your carpet.
While covering the carpet of your home should be a main objective, its a good idea to also cover your car’s carpet to if you have some. Muddy feet and wet snow in cars can also cause issues for carpet, so its best to avoid that if necessary. Save yourself the time needed to shampoo and clean the car’s carpet later by covering it before you begin.
Moving during the winter can be a real headache at times. Its a good idea to take good care of your carpet and protect it from the harsh moisture that is prevalent in winter months. That extra precaution will go a long way.
It is important to be prepared when moving during the wintertime. Weather has a habit of being unpredictable. Be certain to follow these safety tips during your move.
The safest route during winter moves is to hire professional movers. Professional movers are specifically trained to drive larger moving vehicles and are better able to handle weather conditions. If you feel hesitant at all in your ability to drive safely on the road where there may be ice and snow, have the professionals do it.
If you do decide to drive your truck yourself make sure you drive it slower than you would a car. This is a good rule of thumb when transporting any sensitive items. It is even more essential when coupled with winter road conditions.
Be sure to be prepared for any emergencies. This could be for road accidents, weather conditions, or simple car trouble. When moving, especially during long stretches that are desolate with out any services, you don’t want to be stuck in the cold with out any supplies.
Have your cell phone ready. Many cell phone chargers can connect directly to your car with an adaptor. Keep your cell phone fully charged.
Bring a box of necessary items, or bare essentials, handy. Some good ideas include toilet paper, soap or hand sanitizer, snacks, blankets, utensils, water, and paper towels. These types of supplies don’t need to take up a lot of space in your car, but they will come in handy if an occasion does arise where you may need it.
Research the areas you will be driving through ahead of time. If certain areas snow often and require chains, know where those areas are and be prepared to stop. Know where towns are located and where long stretches are. Plan accordingly so you don’t find yourself accidentally with out gas in the middle of nowhere in freezing temperatures.
Finally, it is a good idea to bring items of comfort for your children. Items such as pillows, favorite toys for children, and warm blankets are good investment ideas. If the trip turns out to be longer than originally intended, having these items will help calm children and also allow them to stay warm.