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Yesterday my post was about our decision to move back to Houston. All I can say is I’m glad that we’re doing this now rather than 5 years down the road.


There’s so much to consider when moving not the least of which is how you are going to make this move.  This is not a cross-town or even a cross-county move. We’re going about 1200 miles west!


The first moving company that came to mind was Two Men and a Truck. I’ve known the local franchise owners, Janelle Dowley and her husband Joel, from my membership in Women’s Council of Realtors.  They are both very active in their community and giving back has been as much of their business as moving and relocating others has been.



janelle dowley
   Janelle was one of the models at a WCR Fashion show a few years ago!


They asked their Move Consultant and Relocation Specialist, Carla, to work with me.  Just as you need a good local agent to walk you through buying or selling your home, you definitely need a good mover who will help protect your furnishings and goods from your old home to your new home.


Carla is that person. Her whole attitude makes you feel that she wants to do the best she can for you to help make your move comfortable for you. She doesn’t just rattle off quotes.

If there is a possibility that you can save some money by sharing a truck with someone else who is moving, then she will work with you.  In fact, Carla made calls to several of her contacts in Texas to see if something might be worked out.


And knowing that clients need to speak with at least one or two other moving companies for quotes, she gave me questions that I should ask them to help me decide.


While I was speaking with her, Carla was also making calls on behalf of one of her clients trying to find some organization that would pick up the furniture that she wanted to donate. (that’s another post!) She was going above and beyond what she had to do but that is just in her nature.


If you are making a move in this area, call Two Men and a Truck!   And don’t forget to ask for Carla.

This post was written as an entry in Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland's January Challenge-Giving Kudos .



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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Moving is not easy, so stressful. Sounds like you have the right professional to guide you!

Before you know it you will be settled in your new place!

Jan 15, 2019 07:14 AM #9
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is nice to have a "go to" mover Kathy Streib 

Jan 15, 2019 07:41 AM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a good recommendation for "Two Men and a Truck," Kathy.  We have them in our area too.  I know a few folks who have had good luck with them as well.

Jan 15, 2019 08:24 AM #11
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Two Men and a Truck, can't say enough great things about them. The only moving company I can tell you that we've actually had the pleasure of doing business with. Trust, honesty and sincerity come to mind.

Jan 15, 2019 08:40 AM #12
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

While I hadn't heard about them before I have seen their trucks while traveling. 

Jan 15, 2019 08:43 AM #13
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Congrats on the move. Thank you for sharing your experience with us about Two Men & A Truck. I love the idea of a moving consultant. My receptionist said she has nightmares about packing tape and cardboard boxes when it comes time to move. YIKES! They could definitely help her next time. 

Jan 15, 2019 09:58 AM #14
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy I hope you're getting a little settled in by now! And what a great shout out to Two Men and a Truck - and the gals too!

Jan 15, 2019 10:03 AM #15
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Someday, Kathy, we will move to Hawaii, and I already have everything I need now, including a mortar and pestle, LOL. I dread the thought of packing for freight shipping.

Also, here is a tip. Sometimes your homeowner's policy covers your belongings in transit when you move so you might not have to pay shipper's high premiums for it.

Jan 15, 2019 10:15 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So nice to share your moving adventure and wisdom with us.   Wishing you a smooth more.  A

Jan 15, 2019 01:15 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Barbara Todaro I've known Janelle for several years and trust her service. 

Wayne Martin Oops, glad that we didn't call them. 

Donald Urschalitz the hardest part is getting rid of stuff we don't need!!!

Jan 15, 2019 04:03 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs there may be many but I'm hoping they will be good ones!

Will Hamm I wasn't sure when I asked them. 

Joe Pryor Ahhhh but OK is on the way to Kansas and Omaha. 


Jan 15, 2019 04:12 PM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England Carla is so nice to talk to and really does care. 

Beth Atalay I'm so glad that you like them too. 

Sharon Tara the hardest part is deciding what I want to just ditch!

Jan 15, 2019 04:16 PM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Scott Godzyk it is nice when you actually know the vendor. I'm ready to be settled now. 

Myrl Jeffcoat I love that the franchise here is so committed to the community.

Jan 15, 2019 04:19 PM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kevin J. May You may be Janelle and Joel's franchise area. 

Sharon Lee the good thing is that they use their own employees for the move. 

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- I've moved many times and I will be the first to say that it is not fun. 

Jan 15, 2019 04:23 PM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 we have two more weeks here and then we head west...just in time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents Well when you do make the big move to Hawaii, at least you already have a lot of the items in your place there now! Thanks for the tip!!!! I'm checking out my policy tomorrow.


Jan 15, 2019 04:25 PM #23
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib What a good entry into January Kudo's challenge. You have chosen this company as others would choose you!

"She was going above and beyond what she had to do but that is just in her nature." Thanks for your support...always!


Jan 15, 2019 05:29 PM #24
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

That is the moving company we used.  When we find our next home, we'll use them again

Jan 16, 2019 01:14 AM #25
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

That is such a great extra hand and head to have when you have sooo much to do with a move.. That franchise is used here often for local moves.

Jan 16, 2019 04:40 AM #26
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ok, as I catch up, I see you've found a great resource. We have also used that franchise and have had good luck. D 

Jan 17, 2019 12:09 PM #27
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

I'm so glad you have a good professional to help guide you through this move. Moving can be stressful but not when you have good companies who care about your move!

Jan 21, 2019 05:45 AM #28
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