Thursday, May 7, 2015

Makeovers and Movers

Today was the we delivered more than 9,000 Movers for Moms® donation items collected throughout the Sacramento area in support of the fight against domestic abuse.

Our delivery day began with unexpected showers before the sun even rose.

Three women who worked or volunteered for WEAVE were also chosen for makeovers. They were chosen because they really went above and beyond their duties during WEAVE’s large events recently which included Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and The Big Day of Giving.

On deck this morning was also a team of stylists provided by Paul Mitchell’s cosmetology school. Paul Mitchell took care of the women’s hair and makeup and a style blogger working with WEAVE picked out their outfits.

Our movers got to the location by 8 a.m. It was still pouring and two broadcasting crews were already filming and ready to go.

We packed more than 200 boxes, filled with new and used items that WEAVE could use at their safe houses and their stores. The boxes with the brand new items such as shampoos, face masks, and more cosmetics would go to the safe houses for children to make Mother’s Day baskets.

It was really gratifying to see our month-long donations drive being appreciated by WEAVE’s staff and also everyone partaking in the event. Over the course of the drive, we’ve been approached by survivors of domestic abuse and other WEAVE volunteers who’ve been able to share their stories and the stories of the women they have come to into contact with.

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sacramento, our motto is “Movers who care” and not only do we care about your personal possessions when moving them, but we also care about the people in our community. 
We’re so happy with the results from this year’s Movers for Moms® drive and we look forward to the next! 

So many thanks to our partners and sponsors this Movers for Moms® including  SMUD, THE FISH, and the Sacramento Association of Realtors.

Link to KCRA’s Delivery Day Coverage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Making Movers for Moms Memorable

Make this year's final Walgreens Movers for Moms donations drive memorable with a selfie.

Our 8th Annual Moversfor Moms donations drive benefiting Women Escaping a Violent Environment will make its last rounds at Walgreens around the Sacramento region Saturday in Granite Bay.

As a bonus, Walgreens is offering a free print photo to donors submitting selfies with our mascot Truckie, through their mobile app. Donors will also receive a family four pack of tickets to aconcert from radio station The FISH whose performers include past American Idol contestants such as Danny Gokey and Colton Dixon.

Brand new wish list items such as combs, toiletries and clothes go directly to the families in WEAVE's safe houses. Gently used items are accepted as well and will go to WEAVE's thrift stores which help fund the nonprofit's mission.

This year SMUD joins Movers for Moms as one of their major sponsors in helping Two Men and a Truck bring relief to women in crisis come Mother’s Day. Partners for Movers for Moms include the SacramentoAssociation of Realtors, the FISH, Kaia Fit and many more.

The Walgreens is located at 4051 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay. For more information please head to the Two Men and a Truck website.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Make a Difference Mother's Day

8th Annual Movers for Moms® donations drive lends a helping hand to women in need

You can make Mother’s Day special for women and families in WEAVE.
Help make the difference by taking part in the 8th Annual Movers for Moms® drive. Coordinated by Two Men and a Truck® Sacramento and their partner The FISH, they’ll head to the Walgreens on Madison in Sacramento to collect donations the public wishes to drop off Saturday April 18.
Brand new wish list items such as combs, toiletries and clothes go directly to the families currently in WEAVE’s safe houses. Gently used items are accepted as well and will go to WEAVE’s thrift stores which help fund the nonprofits missions.
Two Men and a Truck® and its partners want to make this Mother’s Day special for ALL moms, including those going through a rough time in their lives.
Last year, Movers for Moms® Sacramento was able to collect more than 12,000 items to donate to WEAVE. This year’s goal is up to 14,000 and the public is really encourage to get in on this great cause to show these women love and appreciation.
The last Movers for Moms® live remote will be April 25 at the Walgreens in Granite Bay.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Psst..don't forget to change your address!

An obvious yet often forgotten task is to change your address. When the move is 4 weeks out you know you’ll change your address at some point, and as the week of the move approaches you have so many other things on the to-do list that you eventually forget. So here’s what you need to do to change your address:

Double check your address. No seriously. Make sure you live on a street not an avenue, if you live on a number street make sure it’s 9th not Ninth or your mail – and maybe even your movers might end up at someone else’s home across town. It could happen.

Change of Address

Go to your local USPS or call 1-800-ASK-USPS and change it over the phone.  You can also change it online, but do know that they charge $1 to verify your address.  No biggie, but some people don’t want to pay that fee and we understand.  Now, if you have a temporary moving situation, you’ll need to go into the post office location you want to use for a P.O. Box.  Rates are dependent on how long you will use the P.O. Box but could also be a good option for renters who plan to move again.

Make a List

Your list could include:
  1. Car Note
  2. Homeowners Insurance
  3. Health Insurance
  4. Doctors & Dentists
  5. Banks & Credit Card Companies
  6. Utility Department
  7. Magazine Subscriptions
  8. Government Offices, DMV, IRS
  9. Current and previous employers
  10. Friends and family
As you know, it feels great to check items off a list, so get to work! And remember, once you move, you will forget about all the small details it took to get you there. Now that you have time to relax, check out our clever moving announcement board on Pinterest!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sacramento Movers Share: 6 Tips on Painting your New Home

Now that you have settled into your new home you may or may not have the desire to decorate accordingly to your taste. You got the new furniture picked out, couch & pillows, the sculptures or art work you may want to put up, but your room wall colors aren't quite to your liking. So lets paint! For those who may know already, or are first time painters. Here are 6 helpful tips on painting your New home.

Tip 1
Clean your walls
Some may not know, but having dirty walls when painting is a "No-no". Any dust particle, lent, dirt, or grease spot could destroy your smooth finish. Simply take a sponge, some water, and mild washing detergent and rotate in medium to large circles. Rinse with clean water once finished. Also make sure to scrape any unwanted peelings with a putty knife, then sand them smooth.
Tip 2
Blue tape is your Friend
Make sure when you are painting a room to ALWAYS grab some painter's blue tape. Using this will not only make your painting job appear professional, it will help you from getting paint on unwanted areas. Once you finished painting, remove the painter's blue tape almost immediately before it drys. This will prevent you from removing any paint as you peel the blue tape off.

Tip 3
Prime time!
Don't forget to prime your walls. Doing this will further increase the best results in the appearance, and sheen. Never paint over previous paint, always prime.

Tip 4

Grab a Brush
Brush on paint in the place where the roller cannot reach. This will help you reach those hard to get edges, corners, and trims.

Tip 5
Stir, Stir, Stir!
Stir your paint before you begin. Please don't paint straight from the can. That's another "no-no". Place the paint in a roller tray, and in a small bowl if you are using a brush for corners. It will make your world much easier.

Tip 6
Trims need love too

Once finished with all of your wall painting, and the wall are completely dry. Go back and add painter's blue tape to your walls on top of  your trimmings, and give them some love. Paint the molding and the door frames back to its original color, possibly white, or you can paint to what ever color you choose.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sacramento employs a staff of over 40 Full-Time Movers and Drivers, with a fleet of 10 trucks. We have performed home and business moving services in and around the Greater Sacramento are for almost 10 years. Our award winning services include full service moving and packing services and we also sell boxes and packing supplies.

With comments or questions contact TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at 916.852.7411 or contact us here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sacramento Movers Share: Keeping Old House Memories

Not every move is an easy move. Yes, sometimes it's a great thing to move into a new home, and create new beginnings. But other times we may not be emotionally ready for a new home, and just the thought of the word move itself may scare us. We could be holding sentimental values, or even memories from our old homes that we may not be ready to let go. Sometimes we have children who may have a hard time adjusting to their first move, and the idea of being 'uprooted' may not sit well with them. Adjusting to new beginnings can be hard on anyone. So here are 5 ways to help you keep memories of your old home.

It doesn't matter if you're a professional writer, or a casual journalist. You may have never written a thing in your life, but writing down your home memories is a great essential way to keep those memories stored for years to come. Here's some ideas that may help get you started. Try these:

  • What is one of your most favorite memories in the house?
  • What's your favorite place to be in the home?
  • What will you miss the most?
  • What will you not miss the most?

With today's technology you can achieve almost anything with just the push of a button. Walk through the home your last day, and record with your family one last time. Doing this, not only gives yourself clarity, it can be sentimental therapy to the children as well. Go through the house and capture the front yard, backyard, inside...etc. As you film talk about your favorite memories. And If you have children, let them get involve as well. This is a time for everyone to leave with a happy mind-set.

Take pictures all over your home of your favorite rooms, or even furniture (still in home). Have your family share turns taking pictures of each other in rooms, and favorite areas of the home. Take a lot. You can later print out the photos and make a memorable album. You could even have your children who may feel homesick take pictures as well. This way they don't feel left out and more comfortable knowing that its OK to move on.

As mentioned previously, technology has come a long way. If you can't stand the thought to leaving your home behind, 3D images may be your answer. You could hire professionals to take pictures of you and your home and turn it into a 3D image, so that it may look as realistic as possible. It may not be the easiest option, but the end results and memorable portrait will be amazing. You could frame your photos and hang it in your new home as a welcome home gift.

5. Let it go, Say Goodbye
On your last day, it probably will be the hardest. You may be standing in the living-room for the last time, or taking out your last box. The best way to move on is to say "Good-Bye", and let it go. Smell the air, touch the scratched stair case, feel the empty space in your home now that the furniture is gone, and listen to the surrounding echo sounds. You may have made beautiful memories in your old home, but now is the time to grasp the clarity of moving on. 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sacramento employs a staff of over 40 Full-Time Movers and Drivers, with a fleet of 10 trucks. We have performed home and business moving services in and around the Greater Sacramento are for almost 10 years. Our award winning services include full service moving and packing services and we also sell boxes and packing supplies.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sacramento Movers share weird moving tips that ACTUALLY work

Some people start their moving process with a stress-free mindset and then ten boxes later they find themselves tossing random items where ever they'll fit and inevitably, they loose their cool. Lets face it, moving can be tough, so here are some useful yet admittedly odd tips.

1. Donate

Purge all that stuff you don't need or want to pay someone to move for you. This is a great opportunity to give your old stuff to a local charity.

2. Forget the food

If you went grocery shopping recently and have a ton a food you don't feel like moving, donate it to the local food bank!

3. Utilize your space

Put your spices in the crock pot, keep clothes in drawers and keep your kids toys in the toy box. If you're using Two Men and a Truck we will pad & stretch wrap all of your furniture for no added cost.

4. Use your luggage to move

Place heavy items in your wheeled luggage. You're saving space and have a set of wheels to cart the otherwise heavy books out in. If you're using our services, we have lots of muscles to do that sort of work!

5. Secure small items in socks

Small items you want to keep protected can go inside of one sock and secured with another sock.

6. Two-night tote

Have a bag with two nights worth of closthes, toiletries, etc. When you're between homes, you'll thank yourself because having the items you need for a few days allows you more time to relax before unpacking in a panic!