Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Why You Should Hire Professional Movers

When moving from one home to the next, it can be a long process. It could mean you have to take time off of work to do the move. It could mean that you need to find a babysitter, or someone to watch your pets. It could mean that you’re losing out on cash, or time that you could otherwise be doing something else. However, it still stands that you have to move. So how could you make your life and move easier when you need to move?

Reasons to Hire a Professional Mover

Making your move easier, and more efficient are essentially the goals to your move. This can be done through the use of a moving company. However, what are the benefits that you’re going to be getting from a company that does this?

Here are those benefits, and reasons to hire the company. 

  1. You will not have to do any of the lifting of the heavy, or the boxed items. This puts less work on your part, since you do not have to do any of the lifting or other work. 
  2. You do not have to call around to ask for help from friends and family. This allows you to have a company that can handle it from start to finish, without having you pulling favors on everyone you know. 
  3. You can focus on your job, the kids, the pets, switching things over and anything else that you need to focus on during the move, so it can be handled and you do not have to worry about having to move in the middle of it all. 

Who wouldn’t want to have less stress, and a bit more help when it comes to moving from one place to another? You can have this, and so much more when you choose to hire a moving company that can help you with the move from start to finish. 

Speak with us here at The Green Truck Movers in Nashville to schedule a move that you are going to be making. We can give you the help you need, so you can focus on the finer things in life. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving is a long process, but with the right help behind you; you never have to worry about being left behind. A moving company can take a lot of stress off your shoulders, since they can do a lot of the lifting, moving and turning that is needed. However, they cannot take care of the pets you may have to move to the new place. They might end up in the way, and you might need to consider some of these tips when it comes to moving with pets and making sure they are not forgotten in all of the stress, move and excitement. 

Pets Tips 

  • If possible, find someone that you know or a kennel or other animal lodging service that is able to take your pets for you. You want them to be cared for, and not in a stressful environment as you go through the move. 
  • Set alarms, if you do not have someone to watch them, for every time they need to go out or be fed. This will ensure that even though it can become quite hectic, you’re not going to forget that they need something. 
  • Move them to the new home first, if possible. This will get them out of the way, and give them somewhere they can settle down without having to be in the midst of the commotion. Keep them in a room in the new place. 
  • Have kids occupy the pets while you pack and load everything up. You can make sure to keep them both busy, and out of the way when you choose to do this. It not only helps on both ends, but ensures that neither is going to get into any type of trouble. 
  • Hire movers! You can sit back and worry about the other things that need to be handled, such as the pets and kids, since they’re doing the moving for you. You just have to do the packing, and the unpacking when you get to the new place. 

Whenever you have to go through a move, it is essential that you keep it as simple as it can possibly be. This is due to the fact that sure, you have a lot on your plate but when you take the time to step back and worry about those little things, while someone takes care of the rest; it can go much smoother. 

Speak with us here at The Green Truck Moving and Storage Company. We can help you move your items from A to B without a worry. Contact us today to talk about the move you’re planning on doing, and to find out how we can help!

Monday, August 24, 2015

7 Characteristics of Trustworthy Moving Companies


Moving is hard enough
Without having to worry about finding a moving company you can trust - and avoiding the disreputable companies that prey on unaware customers, putting them in the frustrating situation of paying exorbitant hidden charges in order to see their belongings again. That’s why it’s so important to do the research before you trust the care and handling of a lifetime of memories to just anyone. Do not be afraid to ask key questions. You’ll be glad you did later. Your thorough inquiry in the interim can save you from much frustration, heartache and expense later. Here is a list of the 7 Characteristics of Trustworthy Moving Companies:

1) They are experienced and established in their community.
Look for press and posted references and reviews from past customers. Is there positive buzz among former customers? Every company has a dissatisfied customer from time to time. It’s virtually the price of doing business. Is there evidence that they reached out and did their best to resolve the matter swiftly, respectfully and satisfactorily? Check with their local BBB.

2) They are they licensed and insured.
For state to state moves, the moving company should have a US DOT number, a unique license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation. You can search for this HERE. Within the state, a state license should be in place. Next, confirm that they are insured at the same site as before, HERE.

3) They have they won customer and/or community service awards or accolades.
This could be anything from Angie’s List to commendations from local schools. If they care about investing in their customers and their community and it shows, this is a company you can likely feel good about trusting.

4) They clearly communicate the what is covered in their rates.
There should be no mystery here. Different companies have different policies. Is it an hourly rate or a move quote? How firm is the estimated hourly or move quote? Do they add overtime charges at a certain point? What about other penalty charges? Are fuel charges included in the quote or additional?

5)  They offer special service  perks
Things like carefully wrapping your furniture to protect it from damages, complimentary moving blankets and supports, furniture tear down and set up, and any special savings opportunities like referral discounts, special savings offers or more affordable days of the week to book your move.

6)  They measure doorways, stairways, hallways and elevators in advance
Rather than the incorporating the time-honored technique of poor movers everywhere, the “hope-shove”.

7) They have questions for YOU!
An experienced mover will ask a range of questions in order to be ready with necessary preparations that ensure your moving experience is a great one, like whether or not an apartment building or condo has elevators. An eager estimate without any questions is a clear red flag. Your communications with them should clearly confirm that they are a service dedicated company.

Communication is key
In the end, clear, thorough communication from both the moving company and the party being moved is key for the most successful move possible. Moving is by nature stressful, but at The Green Truck Movers of Nashville, we take great pride in making our customers’ moves the most positive, stress-free experience possible.

Extraordinary Customer Service
We make it our mission to provide extraordinary to provide extraordinary customer service as well as moving services. Furniture breakdowns (beds, dressers, etc.), secure wrapping with furniture pads, and rearranging of rooms upon unloading is complimentary with every move! Once you have finished unpacking your belongings, just give us a call and we will schedule a time to pick up your cardboard boxes and recyclable moving materials.

We know how to make your move pain free and efficient. For more information or to schedule your move with The Green Truck Movers, click here or call (615) 241-5977.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

5 Tips to a Relaxing First Night In Your New Home

1st night new home.jpg Your first night in your new home!
It’s hard to tell whether whether you’re more physically or emotionally exhausted. One’s thing’s for sure: it’s time for a little rest and rejuvenation. Moving may be hard work, but it’s also an adventure, and one you’ll probably remember for the rest of your lives. At Green Truck Movers, we love making your move as easy as possible. Here are some of our favorite first night moving tips to ensure that with a little advance planning, your first night moving adventure will be a memory you’ll enjoy revisiting.

Did someone say delivery?
Unless cooking is your personal passion, leave the cooking to someone else! Sure, you could probably find your pots and pans eventually somewhere amidst the fray, but is it really worth the added congestion and frustration? Besides, you’re probably already hungry. Pre-move, do a quick investigation of your new neighborhood for  local eateries that deliver, and be sure to check their hours. There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a relaxing meal delivered to your door after a long hard day of work, only to discover that the last restaurant in your area has already closed down for the night.

Essentials kit
What are those items that you and your family can’t live without? It’s the everyday important things like toothbrushes, utensils and fresh clothes, but it’s also those little things that soothe weary minds, like Mr. Bunny, or your favorite cozy slippers. Making a list and checking it twice is a sure way to make your first night as comfortable as possible - not to mention circumventing  meltdowns from the littlest members of the family.

Plan for entertainment
Whether it’s movie night, charades, or your favorite board games, this is another area where a little advance planning goes a long way. You probably don’t have the cable or internet set up yet. Is there another option, like a portable hotspot, or will you need to pack dvds? Nothing like making your first night a family bonding night that everyone will enjoy.

Mini tour
You’re probably too tired to go out, but still, a nice little walk around the block to begin soaking in the new sights and sounds may be just what the doctor ordered. What are you looking forward to exploring first: that cute little coffee shop with the massive library, the historic park just down the street at the river, or maybe even getting acquainted with the uber friendly black lab belonging to the neighbor across the street who ran out to greet you? Taking a few minutes to drink in the atmosphere, get your bearings, and make mental notes can be very therapeutic.

Rest well  - you deserve it!
After all that hard work, don’t forget to exhale! Now, go get those fluffy slippers we talked about, slip into a nice bubbly bath followed by your most comfortable sweats. You’ve already got the kids engrossed in a movie and they’re about ready to crash. You did it! This calls for a toast. Planning for a celebratory treat like champagne or sparkling cider is a great way to christen your new home and congratulate yourself on a job well done. There. Now doesn’t that feel better?

At The Green Truck Movers, we know how to make your move pain free and efficient. For more information or to schedule your move with The Green Truck Movers, click here or call (615) 241-5977.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

“Bearing Fruit” at East Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center

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By now you may be familiar with The Green Truck’s commitment to being a responsible citizen, both globally and locally. Giving back to the community is a core value and as such, The Green Truck has been steadily working to make a difference in our Nashville community through eco-friendly efforts and public service. Since it’s inception in April of 2010, they have followed through on their pledge to plant two trees after every move.

The Green Truck regularly visits at least two Nashville Metro schools each month to do a tree planting ceremony. The visit is an opportunity to educate elementary kids in grades 1st through 4th about the many benefits of planting trees and living eco-friendly lifestyles.

A Few of the Many Benefits of Planting Trees
  • Trees help fight crime
  • Trees give us creative ideas
  • Trees help eliminate stress
  • Trees provide healthy snacks
  • Trees create homes for birds and wildlife
  • Trees provide shelter from the elements
  • Trees help prevent erosion
  • Trees are great for swings

In the picture above, we see Green Truck President Derrick Moore checking on the progress of a number of Peach Trees planted at the Martha O'Bryan Center in the East Nashville neighborhood about 3 years ago. He says, “We are proud to report that they are now feeding the neighborhood!” It’s a good feeling.

Today, The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company has planted over 5000 trees combined, both locally and in third world countries. Their partnerships with Trees for the Future and The Tennessee Environmental Council have helped make all of us possible. Green Truck puts the Green Initiative at the heart of their business - in fact, many would call the way they approach their business “leading from heart”.
The Green Truck Movers loves meeting and working with the people of Middle Tennessee. Giving back to the community is just one way they express their gratitude. For more information or to schedule your move with The Green Truck Movers, click here or call (615) 241-5977.

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Green Truck Movers: A Nashville Moving Company, Improving The Community With Each Move.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Green Truck Movers: Affordable, Eco-Friendly, Excellent Customer Service

Affordable, eco-friendly, responsible community and global citizen: that pretty well sums up Green Truck Movers of Nashville. Their mission statement reads: “The Green Truck is here to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting eco-friendly lifestyles and reducing stress through high quality, efficient moving services, while creating a lasting partnership between our people, our shareholders, and our customers.”

And they have. The community loves them. Customers love them. In fact, we’re pretty sure that if the planet could speak, it’d speak pretty highly of Green Truck Movers of Nashville. More than an idealistic enterprise founded on a handful of good and noble ideas, Green Truck delivers.

They provide extraordinary customer service as well as moving services. The Green Truck Movers includes furniture breakdowns (beds, dressers, etc.), furniture securely wrapped with furniture pads, and upon unloading, all rooms rearranged, complimentary with every move!  Once a customer is finished unpacking their belongings they can call and schedule a time for pickup of their cardboard boxes and recyclable materials used during their move.

Specializing in corporate relocation, long distance moving, storage moving, residential moving and furniture moving, if you’re looking for an affordable and eco-friendly moving company with biodiesel vehicles and gas efficient trucks, Green Truck Movers of Nashville is the company for you. If you live in the Nashville area and are planning a move, visit our website at They provide free estimates too! To order and schedule your move with The Green Truck Movers, click here or call (615) 241-5977.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

What Our Customers Love About Green Truck Movers

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At Green Truck Movers, it is important to us to treat your move as seriously you do. We want to manage your move with excellence, so can feel relax, knowing that your most special possessions are  in good hands. While many of our customers initially choose Green Truck Movers because they love our commitment to eco-friendly practices, we strive to deliver the kind of outstanding service that makes them want to recommend us to all their friends. It’s humbling and gratifying to know that we’re meeting that goal.

Here’s a quick glimpse at what some of our customers are saying about us:

“Having people in your home, moving your personal belongings is a personal experience. I'm glad they treated it as such. I must admit, I followed closely behind them as they began moving my things. The worry wort in me was afraid that these guys would not handle my things with the care that I thought they should, however I could not have been more wrong. They even took the time to assist re-packing items that they knew wouldn't survive the trip with the hasty job that I had done. I can't say that my fears were fully abated, but I felt as comfortable as a worry wort could in this situation. Needless to say, my things arrived at my new place unscathed and my old place suffered no deposit relinquishing dents or dings. Thanks, Green Truck for being professional and making time for a procrastinator such as myself.”
Angel S.

“These guys did an amazing job getting us loved. They were extremely professional and stay on schedule. They were also easy to work with, as I am REALLY picky about my belongings lol. Highly recommend them to anyone who wants awesome customer service and ease of mind in moving. “
Sean W.

“I give a green thumbs up to this company. This was the easiest most efficient move with the best customer service. SHOUT OUT TO Ronnell and Twan. They were so careful with wrapping and moving all our boxes and furniture. They were professional and hard workers. I loved that they called to confirm the day before and the morning when they were on their way. Half way through the day I got another call to make sure I was happy with the service. Thank you for being in Nashville and hiring great employees.”
Jeanette J.

At The Green Truck Movers, we feel fortunate to get to work and meet so many of the great people of Middle tennessee. We take great pride in doing the best job we can to help take the stress and worry out of potentially challenging transitions. For more information or to schedule your move with The Green Truck Movers, click here or call (615) 241-5977.

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