Introducing: One Mom and a Blog

As many of you know, I have authored this blog for the past 2 years or so and am proud to be a part of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system for the past 5 years! I am so thankful for every single one of you who has liked, followed, and commented on our posts here and I want you to be the first to know about a new twist I’m taking in the blogosphere.

I have decided to author a new, additional, blog titled, “One Mom and a Blog“.

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A Day in the Life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Franchisee

Recently TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® did a write-up on the video they shot of Dave on their Franchising Blog. And here it is!

Franchising You.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® takes franchisee partnerships as seriously as it does its customer relationships. Since this partnership involves brand building and growing customer base and satisfaction, we believe it is critical to offer the tools and feedback to our franchisees so it results in nothing but success.

As part of the franchisee discovery process, we encourage potential franchisees to meet and talk with current franchisees to engage in open discussion as part of our system’s focus on transparency and the desire to secure the right partnerships for our rapidly growing system.

David&sonFranchisee David Malseed, who owns the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dayton, Ohio location, shared his story with us recently and described why he decided TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was the perfect fit for him and his family.

In 2008, after having their first child, David and his wife, Laurie, decided something needed to change…

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Meet Franchisee David Malseed

My husband David had the opportunity to shoot a short “commercial” with Indigo Life Media promoting franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. I am so proud of the great job he did highlighting the benefits of owning a franchise– all while keeping it real!

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Moving With Kids

Moving with kids can certainly add to the long list of moving stresses. And I’m not claiming to have all the answers. However, I have moved a time or two (or three) with kids, and twice across country (while pregnant :)). I’m really not sure how we did it to be honest. It’s one of those things that you have to do, so you do. Thankfully, we were always able to use professional movers. Even if it was to just load/unload our rental truck for one of our cross-country adventures!


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Staging your home like a pro

Read all about staging by the talented Claire Schneider from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, International!


Written by Claire Schneider

Home staging started in 1972 as a concept of making a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers. Staging a home makes a huge difference when putting it up for sale, especially in today’s competitive market. In fact 95% of staged homes only take an average of 11 days or less to sell and are sold for 17% more than non-staged homes. This shows how first impressions are not just important in real estate – they are critical. Buying a home is a big deal and buyers need to know they are making the right decision. Staging helps potential buyers realize the full potential of a home.

Staging your home doesn’t have to take long or cost a lot of money. Here are a few simple tips to help sell a home.

Declutter. When staging your home, make sure to take out unnecessary items…

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Fun Summer Photo Contest: Spot-A-Truck

Have you seen us on the road? You could win $$!



Snap. Submit. Share.

Spot-A-Truck and enter to win up to $1,000!

Pull out your camera phone and play a starring role in our summer Facebook photo contest: Spot-A-Truck!

June and July are the busiest moving months for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® – you’ll see our trucks everywhere! If you spot a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® moving truck, take a picture and submit it to the Spot-A-Truck Facebook contest for a chance to win $1,000; second place receives $500. Get creative and quirky with your submission! Your photo needs to include the truck, but that doesn’t mean you and your friends, kids or pets can’t be in it, too! Once you enter, be sure to promote your photo to increase your chances of winning the contest.

Submit your photos between Monday, June 17, and Monday, July 15. Be sure to vote for your favorites between Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July…

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We Do the Heavy Lifting for You!

Here’s a small round-up of some of our social media graphic headlines. They are a lighthearted look at one of the most stressful events in your life– Moving! We can alleviate most of that stress for you of course. If you happen to be oblivious to some of the stress we’re referring to check out one of our previous posts: The Hurt. The Betrayal. The Chaos. And if you like these moving snapshots, check out another round-up of headlines highlighting stretch wrap here and here!


When was the last time you had two guys carry your books for you?

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Movers for Moms® 2013 Results

Our location collected approximately 5,000 items for Harvest House! Check out what the TMT system did as a whole!


Written by Claire Schneider

Movers For MomsThe Movers for Moms® program continues to grow year after year, and this year was no exception! We are very excited to announce the goal of 200,000 donated items has been exceeded with more than 205,000 items donated this year! We are so proud of our Movers for Moms® program that started just six years ago with 20 Michigan franchises and has blossomed to what it is today. This year we had more than 115 franchises participate and nearly 430 school partners.

A big thank you goes out to our PR partner, Lambert Edwards and Associates! They worked closely with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®franchises and facilitated the coordination between local schools, shelters and media partners.

Be sure to watch this great video showcasing Movers for Moms® 2013 results!

“Our expectation is that more schools and community partners will seek to…

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A Standard Practice: Padding and Stretch Wrap

Just a few of our friendly social media updates that we share from time to time regarding our standard practice of padding and stretch wrapping EVERY piece of furniture. EVERY time. Compared to other moving companies, we offer a professional service that puts customer satisfaction first. Hope you enjoy our humor! Here’s a bunch of customers that have also enjoyed our service!

Leather sofa background texture

We wrap leather. And pleather.

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