What size truck do you use on a move?
We have a variety of trucks available from 17′ trucks to 26′ trucks. Below is truck size breakdown for a typical local move. If you have an unusually high amount of volume for a residence of your size, please let us know so we can adjust accordingly.
|2BR APT/ Townhouse
||20′ or 26’ Truck
||(2) 26′ Trucks
No problem. Of course, we charge for the time it takes to make the round trip. We can often only fit 20′ or smaller trucks in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington D.C……..so sometimes a second trip is necessary. An 18 wheeler is the next step in size above a 30′ truck. It substantially raises the price for your move b/c of the cost of the truck and increased driver training requirements. Therefore, we opt to make a second trip with a 30′ truck or use a second truck on your move.What if a second trip is needed?
What if traffic delays my move?
We can’t control the traffic. Trust us, we wish we could. We’ll complete your mission, charging you the same hourly rate until the job is completed.
How much should I tip my movers?
Tips are very much appreciated for exceptional service. A typical crew is tipped an average of $20-$60 per move. Some of our most generous tippers really make a Marine’s day by tipping even more in appreciation for their hard work/military service.
What is Valet Storage?
We’re all familiar with the traditional storage model, where customers bring their belongings to a facility, rent a storage space, and then load the unit themselves. Most people have also heard of mobile storage, which involves a company bringing a large storage container to a customer’s property to either leave onsite or bring back to the warehouse for long term storage. Imagine something in between the two and the best of both worlds. We bring our Storage Vaults to your home or office, load them, complete an inventory, and bring them back to warehouse for secure storage. Our Storage Vaults measure 7x5x7 feet. The Storage Vaults are rented individually, rent one or two dozen, depending on your storage needs.
What are the advantages of Valet Storage?
Save Time & Money
- Each Storage Vault is sizable enough to fit a couple of rooms worth of furniture and boxes. The system is modular and tailored to your needs, meaning you can rent however many you need. Decluttering your home might only require one Storage Vault while storage for a 4 Bedroom Single Family House might require significantly more Storage Vaults. You can scale the number of Storage Vaults up or down as your storage needs evolve over time.
- Paying a moving company to load your items into traditional self-storage involves the double handling of your household goods. It has to be loaded into the truck, transported to the self-storage facility, and then the company has to be paid for the unload. It’s reversed to pull your items out of self storage. With Valet Storage at Two Marines Moving we bring the Storage Vaults to you, we load the Storage Vaults inside the truck, and that’s it! We bring each Storage Vault to our secure warehouse where a forklift operator pulls the Storage Vault out of the truck and places it for storage until you’re ready to see it again.
On Demand Pickup and Drop-Off Service
- You can come to our warehouse to retrieve items 7 days a week. If your schedule does not allow for a trip to our warehouse, Two Marines Moving is always more than happy to deliver your items directly to you.
How does billing work?
Billing is completed once a month on the anniversary date that your storage arrived in our secure warehouse. All charges are set up on a recurring basis and continue until your household or office goods exit our facility.
Are my items insured?
Your items are insured against fire, water, and wind. We highly suggest purchasing Valuation to protect your items against other types of damage.
Are my items safe?
Yes. Your items are being protected by U.S. Marines in our warehouse. Only our employees have access to our secure warehouse, as we don’t sublease or commingle your items with those from other companies’ operations.
Can I go to the warehouse and access/drop things off myself?
Yes. We are open 7 days a week from 0700 to 1900 (7:00 pm.) Please contact us via email or a phone call so that we may have your Storage Vaults prepared, out front and center for you.
What can and can’t I store?
Flammables, plants, food, live animals, hazardous materials, or wet items are not allowed in our Storage Vaults. Just about everything else is fair game. If you have a specific question about an item, please ask one of our Moving Consultants.
How much will it cost me?
The monthly cost depends upon the number of Storage Vaults needed and the TMM location in which your items are stored. Charges are not prorated. There is a nominal monthly fee per blanket rental. Blankets can also be purchased from Two Marines Moving for your convenience.
What is the size of a TMM Storage Vault?
Each Storage Vault measures 7′ tall x 5′ wide x 7′ length. That’s 245 cubic feet per Storage Vault. You can rent as few as 1 and as many as 100, depending upon your storage requirements.
How do I know how many Storage Vaults I will need?
Allow one of our expert Moving Consultants to be of assistance. You can always obtain a free estimate by completing our Request-An-Estimate-Form. If you end up getting more containers than you need on move day ,you’ll only be charged for the storage containers you use. You’ll never be charged for Storage Vaults you don’t use.
Can a Storage Vault be left onsite at my house or office?
Will Two Marines Moving load the Storage Vaults for me?
Yes, one call does it all! Sit back and allow us to do the heavy lifting for you.
How do I schedule a move and storage together?
Please complete an estimate request on our web-site. One of our Moving Consultants will promptly return your request with an estimate and answers to your questions. Alternatively, you can call us during our business hours. (M-F 8:00 to 7:00 & SS 10:00 to 4:00).
Who qualifies for employment at TMM?
We hire from all four military branches (Marines, Army, Navy, Air-Force). We also employ our brothers and sisters from the Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard. ROTC and first responders are encouraged to apply. We even hire those that have taken their oath at MEPPS, but are still awaiting shipment to boot camp/ basic/ OCS. Dependents are part of our family as well and we’ve got positions open and available.
Do you ever hire those with no military affiliation?
We do make exceptions to our policies from time to time for exceptionally qualified candidates.
Where are you located?
We have two locations. Our original and HQ unit is located in Alexandria, Virginia. Our new second location is located in Doral, FL.
What are common roles at TMM?
Do I need my DD-214?
Yes, if you’ve gone off active duty orders you’ll have a DD-214. Please bring with your resume to your interview. If you are on active duty you should already have your ID on you.
What if I have an other than honorable discharge?
An honorable discharge is preferred. Integrity is at the cornerstone of everything we do at Two Marines Moving, and we rely upon it to be a cohesive team. However, we make exceptions to the strong preference for an honorable discharge. We also consider the severity of the infraction, the length of time since the infraction, and your record of character and work.
What if I received a medical discharge?
Not a problem. As long as it doesn’t prevent you from performing your job duties, you’re more than welcome to earn a spot on our team.
What’s appropriate attire for the interview?
If you are applying for a mover position, business casual is the uniform of the day.
If you are applying for a management/office position it’s business professional.
What is the location for the interview?
6021 Farrington Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
What do I need to bring to the interview?
A copy of your resume, DD-214 (if you have one), and two forms of identification (i.e., driver’s license, birth certificate, or social security card).
What are the work hours?
They vary depending on the position and your type of employment. We have full time, part time, weekend only, and transitional positions open. Apply or ask one of our recruiters for more information.
Are there opportunities for promotion?
Yes. This is our 10th year in business, but we’re still growing. Opportunities for promotion are available for those that demonstrate proficiency in their current position, the right attitude, and desire to better themselves while meeting the companies missions, Good management is recognized. Good leadership is recognized.
What if I’m using the GI Bill to attend college?
That’s great! Scheduling for movers is very flexible. You actually pick the days you work for any given month, by completing your availability schedule no later than the 20th of the month prior. Example: Go to school MWF and work at Two marines Moving on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Go ahead and schedule yourself to work a little less during exam time, and a lot more during summer break.
Are there fringe benefits?
Yes. We offer a health care stipend after a probationary period for our full time staff. There’s additional benefits. Ask one of our recruiters for details!
How do I apply?