Perks of In-Home Estimates (PART 1)

Relocation is one of the top stressors of your lifetime. Adding moving to the list of “learning experiences” isn’t fun. Take it from your Gwinnett and Hall relocation experts, being over-prepared never hurt anyone. Each Wednesday we’ll help you ask the right questions about In-Home Estimates. Here we go:

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Why choose a local mover?

-Atlanta traffic is as unpredictable as the weather. If your mover doesn’t live in Gwinnett or Hall county, they might not know how to navigate backroads or the quickest way to your new home without a GPS. As proud members of the Gwinnett and Hall communities, we pride ourselves in finding valuable resources for our customers. Ask your In-Home Estimator for details.

Why not give an inventory over the phone?

-Humans are flawed. Cell service is flawed. Landlines might be more accurate but the weather we’ve recently had caused a few flickers in power. Our move consultants at TWO MEN Lawrenceville do their best to help during your estimate, however homes larger than 3 rooms or with a full basement/attic or in-law suite typically have more items than we remember on the phone.

Why does an In-Home Estimate matter?

-If your family opts for an in-home estimate, chances are you’ve moved before. If this is your first move, get an accurate account of the items you need to bring with you by asking for an in-home estimate.

Why trust a moving company?

-With news, movies and your favorite TV shows highlighting criminals as movers it’s hard to see the good in moving. Look into your potential movers customer reviews on social media. This will give you a feel for how the company treats their customers. Always make sure to use a reputable relocation expert that is licensed, bonded and insured.

Why should TWO MEN AND A TRUCK be part of the moving process?

-Atlanta has a lot of renegade moving companies. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville encourages all of it’s customers to follow Clark Howard’s advice. Use a company that offers a binding estimate, or flat rate. The more flat rates you have, the more educated decision your family can make.


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Right Gift for Dad

We love our Dads but sometimes it can be hard to find the right gift for him. Here are some gift ideas we appreciate that might help you get a move on for Father’s day.

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The Dad that likes to cook! Here are some nifty gadgets and treats for that foodie father of yours!

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  • Personalized cooking apron and utensils.
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Short on time? Check out local restaurants, such as BRIO Tuscan Grille, for Father’s Day Specials.

Click here for OpenTable’s list.

The Funny Dad

  1. Dad, did you get a haircut? No I got them all cut.
  2. Dad, can you put my shoes on? No, I don’t think they’ll fit me.
  3. Can I watch the TV? Dad: Yes, but don’t turn it on.
  4. I would avoid the sushi if I was you. It’s a little fishy.
  5. What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.
  6. What’s brown and sticky? A stick.
  7. Want to hear a joke about paper? Nevermind it’s tearable.

For ways to use these jokes check out this blogs craftiness!

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Adopted Dad

Engravings are a great way to personalize a gift to the special father figure in your life! Key chains, pens, picture frames, bottle openers, and everything else can have a special inscription on it. Don’t procrastinate on this gift idea, it takes time to get engravings done.

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The Handy Dad

There is even a personalized hammer for those handy dads out there! You could also try some of the listed below ideas.

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  • Up cycling some of his old tools for personalized gifts is a good idea too…but ask first! Here

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Movers for Moms 2017 in Hall and Gwinnett Counties

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville/Suwanee is proud to have partnered with My Sister’s Place of Gainesville to help ladies and their families in need. My Sister’s Place helps families transition from domestic violence to prosperity. They also help families avoid homelessness and provide job placement assistance.

Your super Suwanee movers spread the word about Movers for Moms involvement with My Sister’s Place at the Suwanee Beer Fest, Daffodil Dash 5K, Gwinnett Beer Fest and Paws in the Park. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville/Suwanee helped collect over 500 items and was even featured on CBS46’s Atlanta Plugged In during our Movers for Moms program. Check out what CBS46 had to say about Movers for Moms here.

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As greater ATL’s top mover, we’d love to keep giving back year-round to as many non-profits as possible. Help us reach more families and individuals in need by letting us know about your favorite non-profits in the comments section or email via info0277@twomen.com.


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Memorial Day Deco DIY

Memorial Day is just around the corner! A lot of people think they don’t have the time. Be honest with yourself, getting crafty is fun and if you can get your kids involved the whole experience is worth it! Making memories with the family is one of the greatest treasures any holiday can bring. So, let’s get crafty to show off our patriotic spirit!

Here are some of our favorite family friendly crafts you can do with the family:

Painted Lawn Stars

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Credit for idea/picture @The Concrete Cottage

 

Check out The Concrete Cottage‘s original post here.

What You Will Need

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors or cutting tool of your choice
  • Construction marking spray paint (safe on grass)

Cut a big star into cardboard and paint your lawn red, white, and blue to show your spirit!

Patriotic Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

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Credit for idea/picture @Landeelu

 

Check out Landeelu‘s amazing tutorial here.

What You Will Need

  • Tissue paper of various colors & patterns (patriotic theme)
  • Baker’s twine (red, white, and blue)
  • Ribbon (patriotic theme)
  • Rotary cutter or scissors

She goes into wonderful detail with pictures and personal preferences to make this an easy DIY.

Patriotic Popcorn

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Credit for idea/picture @JaMonkey

 

Check out the lovely JaMonkey’s instructions here.

What You Will Need

  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • ½ cup blue candy melts
  • ½ cup red candy melts
  • Red and blue sprinkles

A tasty DIY that looks good for minimal effort!


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Movers for Mutts 2016 Results

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville loved working with local businesses and community members during Movers for Mutts last fall. In order to collect more items for Hall County Animal Shelter, we extended the program into December. Our Lawrenceville staff gathered 1,192 items for rescues during Movers for Mutts!earthwise-in-buford-277

Special shout outs to Pooch ‘N Paws and Earthwise in Buford for going above and beyond. Movers for Mutts in Lawrenceville and Suwanee would not have been possible without these wonderful partners.

Earthwise Pet in Buford came in the mix later into our Movers for Mutts campaign but made every effort to help! We’re excited to partner with them again this fall :]

 

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Every time we came by or called to check in, each employee went the extra mile to help. We salute Pooch ‘N Paws for their strong effort to gather items for Movers for Mutts. Our Suwanee movers wish Pooch ‘N Paws a wonderful spring and summer.

 

In a few weeks, we’ll back at Paws in the Park for round two! Our Lawrenceville staff enjoyed meeting new four-legged friends and spreading the word about Movers for Mutts last September on the Lawrenceville Lawn. This spring, Paws in the Park is back on 4/22. If your family is looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, come by and see all the pretty pups!

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Valentine Surprises

What means more to your loved ones than a thoughtful gift? In the peach state, we pride ourselves on creativity, hospitality and a little southern touch. Need a little last minute help? Look no further. Try a few of these on your loved ones:

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  2. Heart pancakes for the kids, and big kids
  3. “Open when..” letters
  4. Dessert outdoors
  5. Picnic under the stars
  6. Re-watch your favorite family flicks
  7. Spend the day together in PJs
  8. Dinner dates with your kids
  9. Watch a movie together over the phone together, food/drink optional
  10. Surprise them at work with fruit, flowers or their favorite snacks
  11. Spend a day planning a weekend getaway
  12. Turn a wall into a coloring board
  13. Start spring cleaning early for your favorite procrastinator
  14. Have flowers delivered

 

Sometimes less is more. Have a favorite act of kindness you and your loved ones do on Valentines’ Day? We’d love to read about it in the comment section!


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Movers For Moms -My Sister’s Place

We are thrilled to announce that Movers For Moms is back! Our second annual charity campaign will be benefiting My Sister’s Place, a non-profit women and children’s shelter. Since its founding in 2000, My Sister’s Place has been serving thousands of women and their families in the Gainesville area. According to their website, owner Marty Owens has always had two goals for the organization:

  1. Provide a haven for a fresh start for homeless women and children
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Along with providing shelter, My Sister’s Place offers transportation assistance, meals, life-skill workshops, and counseling. With all the incredible work that they do on a daily basis, My Sister’s Place needs help collecting the items and supplies that they need. That’s where Movers For Moms comes into play. Here’s the wish list items that they have assembled for us:

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Body wash
  • Non-perishable
  • Umbrellas
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant aerosol spray
  • 9v batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • QuikTrip gas cards

 

Please contact our Suwanee office at (678) 926-9268 and we would be more than happy to come pick up any of the previously mentioned supplies. #MoversForMoms

 

My Sister’s Place of Gainesville, Georgia – A safe haven for a fresh start

http://www.my-sisters-place.org/


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Two Men and a Truck – Ancillary Services

Two Men and a Truck Suwanee will now be offering new Ancillary Services. Due to popular demand, we’re proud to offer discounted junk, delivery, appliance, and rearrangement deals. We’re always looking for new ways to #movepeopleforward. Which type suites your family best?

  • Premium Items: any belongings that require extra attention during transport or high value. (Example: piano, chandelier, family portrait)
  • Junk Removal: we can take unwanted items to the local landfill so you can enjoy less clutter! The Lawrenceville team is unable to take outdoor trash. **Patio furniture is subject to approval.
  • Appliance Instillation: our men can install any electrical appliances. Our Lawrenceville crew can also reconnect water lines! Due to liability reasons, we cannot reconnect or disconnect gas powered appliances.
  • Furniture Rearrangement: thinking that couch would look better in the basement instead of the living room, but don’t have the means of moving it? Our men are professionally trained in the safest moving practices nation-wide. Put us to the test.
  • Last Mile Delivery: ordered a fancy new living room set but the department store doesn’t offer delivery services? We got you.

 

**Due to the nature of pests, our Lawrenceville crew wants to prevent creatures in your backyard from bothering others. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville will help your family in any way we can, just not the critters.

 

Questions? Speak to a Move Consultant @ (678)-926 -9268. Happy cleaning!


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Moving Into the Holidays

With all the parties, caroling, deserts you never thought you’d be able to finish and last minute projects at work finding time to move is quickly placed at the bottom of everyone’s “to-do” list.The staff at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville have a few words of wisdom for the lucky few moving at the end of December

  1. Don’t rely on friends and family to work on your schedule. Hiring help is much easier to coordinate and pay back. Asking a small favor from your loved ones almost comes back as a poorly-timed IOU.iou
  2. Pack before the New Years parties start. Whether you’re a weekend enthusiast, homebody or enjoy living vicariously through friends on social media the New Year will sneak up. Last minute packing can be done right with a little help from the Movers Who Care.
  3. Have a Day-Of-Move box packed. One per family member for best results.
  4. Take advantage of friends and family in town. Moving is never easy, but moving without the little ones around means one less piece to stress about. Ask for the cousins, aunts/uncles or grandparents to take the kids to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights or Lanier’s Magical Nights of Lights for solid prep time.
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Our Lawrenceville crew wishes everyone a healthy and happy New Year! Stay safe, y’all!


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SAFFT, Friends of Foster Families

Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together (SAFFT) started in 2009 in Forsyth County. As an OG support group for foster parents, SAFFT aimed to strengthen the Metro Atlanta fostering system. Since 2009, SAFFT has grown to encompass a second location in Hall County and expand to empower more families in a variety of ways.

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Fostering can be rough! Carting kids to doctor’s appointments, therapy seeions, school registration and other errands adds up fast. Not to mention the additional allergies, sicknesses or adjustment phase each child goes through when transitioning to a new home. No time to recoup, huh? SAFFT aims to keep kids closeby their biolical parents. Instead of hammering DFCS victims with rules, regulations and crazy procedures, SAFFT makes every effort to piece families back together by offering:

-supervised visitation with fosters and birth families

-family therapy

kid-conflict avoidance training

-a Christian-based mentor program

-scholarships for foster children

-support group meetings

-to deliver a week’s worth of meals to new foster families

-Licenced psycological and councilors on staff

-Parent’s Night Out once a month for biological and foster kids (3 hours of freedom, y’all!)

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In addtion to having a heart for children, SAFFT also has a heart for the community. They keep an extended closet the size of a warehouse loaded with resources for foster families. Need an extra crib for a transitioning child? SAFFT has those. Looking to buy a few extra carseats for the twins who’ll be staying with your family for a while? Ask SAFFT to go closet shopping real quick. Not sure where to find another kid’s comforter short notice? Call SAFFT to see if they’ve got your preferred-sized linen. Toys shopping? Nah, poke around the community closet first!

Earlier in the year, SAFFT put on a color run in Forsyth but next weekend they’ve got a Glow Out the Dark 5K to celebrate their new kid-4Gainesville location! The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Suwanee team is proud to partner with SAFFT on November 19. We’ve already started shopping for battery and solar powered lights for our favorite friend, Truckie. Stay tuned on social for all the glowing details.

 

 

We’re thrilled to help SAFFT rebuild families by lovingly encouraging biological parents. Progress, not perfection. Everyone makes mistakes! It’s up to our communities in the Metro Atlanta area to team up together and help protect and praise caregivers as they work through DFCS, negative divorces or domestic abuse situations.

Thank you from the Suwanee Movers Who Care to all the friendly families who’ve broken the cycle for these sweet foster kids. Keep up the good work!


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