Introducing Ken Skadal




Prévu Relocation Concierge Services/Move Resource Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that Ken Skadal has joined our team as the Manager of Business Development. Ken comes with a wealth of experience within the relocation industry, having spent the last four years as the Regional Sales Manager and Business Development Officer for Square Cow Moovers.  Ken’s experience also includes many years in the hospitality industry.  We view his commitment to excellent customer service and proven business development as the perfect addition to our already extraordinary team of professionals.   Networking and relationship building are two of Ken’s strongest attributes and as the Manager of Business Development he will be dedicated to serving and continuing to expand our business connections.


Ken has been married to his wife, Kat, for six years and has four children.  As a family, they are committed to giving back to the community through their church and other civic opportunities and they have a passion for foster parenting and adoption.  Ken enjoys watching hockey, playing golf, working out, and traveling.


Welcome aboard, Ken! We are excited to have you as our newest team member!


Move Resource Group, LLC, is the corporate relocation management division of Prévu Relocation Concierge Services.  












Moving During the Holidays: Controlling the Chaos





Our Prévu team has learned a lot of lessons over the years as a relocation concierge services company.  The most important of those lessons is that we should always expect the unexpected.  Our friends and colleagues are always surprised to learn that we have many clients who move right before or during the busy holiday season.  They wonder why a client would choose to add relocating their home and family to an already stressful time of the year.  What we have learned and remind everyone is this – moving is a task that happens 365 days a year.  People have various reasons for moving;  ranging from job transfers, retirement, sudden life changes, etc.  Houses get put on the market and once the sale is final, a move must commence, regardless of the time of year!


Since Prévu’s beginning, our relocation and organization specialists have packed, unpacked, organized, and displayed numerous holiday decorations for clients.  We have turned houses into homes for clients the day before Thanksgiving, so they can host their family and show off their new home without the stress of boxes in the way.  We have displayed Christmas trees for families on Christmas Eve so their children can wake up the next morning and run excitedly to see what goodies Santa has left for them.  These are the small gestures that create peaceful memories for our clients.  We love to go above and beyond the expectations of our clients! 


On a regular day, we create order out of chaos for our clients.  During the holidays, the chaos and stress increase even more.  There is no better feeling for our team than leaving a project at the end of the day knowing our client is delighted with our performance.  We love to leave them saying, “WOW!”


Contact us to find out how we can help you or your clients relocation and organization during these busy holidays.



Move Expectations: Raising the Bar


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When folks begin the move process, their expectation of how the move will go is usually set pretty low and typically becomes a dreaded undertaking.  Reality is that most homes are not organized the way they should be and people do not have the time once the decision to move is made; therefore, the process becomes a “hold your nose, jump in, and hope for the best” prospect.  Or, at the very least, hope for no major fails.




In order to get recommendations, people typically seek out friends/colleagues who have recently been through the experience.  Then they invite a few companies out, hear the sales pitch from the moving company rep as they walk through the client’s home, and stand by helplessly as the rep looks through nooks, crannies, and personal belongings.  A bid is finally presented based on either how much weight or cubic feet of belongings will need to be relocated. 


The system is without consideration of a family’s wants and/or needs.  It is just a matter of numbers and a roll of the dice once the contract is signed as to whether a good crew will show up, largely based on whether the estimator did an honest job with the bid process.   The belongings are packed into boxes by a bunch of movers that do not personally know the client, loaded onto a truck, driven to a new home, and then unloaded.   For many people, just watching the process produces a lot of grimaces, crossed fingers, and closed eyes as they hope for minimal breakage and/or damage to their valued possessions. 


After the movers walk out of the door, a mess of boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and scuffs are left behind.


There is a better way to move!


The Prévu team reinserts the human factor by getting to know the family and their goals.   There is no reason for anyone to settle for the “just the way it goes” culture that has infiltrated the move industry.  There are great moving companies with dedicated crews out there but the problem is that the average customer has no idea who they are and how to get to them.  Prévu works on behalf of our clients, securing those great movers, crews, and vendors that fit the unique needs of the client. 




Do not rely on luck when moving a household, but rather hire experts like Prévu to navigate the process.  People hire a wedding planner to plan the most important day of their life, or a contractor to build a home, and an architect to design the home.  Why risk it all at the end when precious belongings are at stake?


Imagine this:

A trusted expert responsible for overseeing the move of your home.


Having a well thought out plan based on the needs of your family.


Procuring a trustworthy team of service providers who show up on time, with the right equipment, and executing a great job under the watchful eyes of Prévu’s trained professionals.


Having all of your boxes unpacked with care as our professional organizers arrange every drawer, make every bed, properly fold and store your linens, and place everything in closets, on bookshelves, and in cabinets.


You walk into your new home, with the vision as lovely as you hoped, without stress, sweat, or tears.




Moves really can happen just this way.   Call Prévu Relocation Concierge Services before you move and you can experience a stress-free, professional experience from a team who truly cares and has the expertise to go way above your expectations!


Call us today at 281-205-7956 or email for more information!


Top 5 Tips When Downsizing




Prévu works with many clients who are in various seasons in life.  Some of which are planning to downsize when moving to a new home.  They may have become empty nesters and no longer need such a large space. Some are moving into the new high rise properties being built all around the greater Houston area.  Others may want to move into a gated, townhome community to reduce their lawn maintenance.  Regardless of the reason, downsizing your space when moving to a new home can present a challenge. Prévu is here to help! We are experts at putting a plan into place to make the transition easier for our clients.


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Here are our top 5 tips to consider when downsizing your residence:


  • Start purging early! You have decided to move and are making plans to put your house on the market.  You will need to identify items in these three ways: Keep, Trash, and Donate. Start sorting these into bins.  This is the most difficult part because we are emotionally attached to our things.  However, there are ways to keep memories without keeping all the things.  Less does not mean none.  Perhaps the process of purging is too overwhelming to handle in one event.  If so, do what you can and then set a schedule to take it a step at a time while utilizing storage options for what will fit comfortably into your new home.   

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  • Reduce duplicate items and toss useless items. Do you have 4 measuring cups? How about 12 white wine glasses? Or 15 dish towels? Think about how often you really use all of these duplicate items and get rid of the extras. Maybe you only use the 12 wine glasses once a year at the holidays, but use 4 of them on a regular basis. Get rid of 8 and then when that once a year event occurs, consider borrowing or renting what you need.  Keep only the Tupperware that has a matching lid.  Get rid of the plastic cottage cheese container.  The frying pan without a handle?  Toss it!  Take stock of what you have and if necessary, invest in a good set of storage containers/lids and matching pots/pans.  Reduce the clutter and duplicates and you will be amazed at how much space you will save.

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  • Think about your new space. Maybe your new home will not have a closet in the foyer or a large linen closet in the hallway. Consider furniture and storage options that are multifunctional. A leather ottoman that has a storage space inside can store your winter blankets. End table with drawers can store seasonal table linens. A lovely armoire may be perfect for storing bath and bed linens.  Think outside of the box.



  • Deal with sentimental items. Do you still have your children’s sports trophies? Or their special baby clothes? Schedule a day with your family to purge your sentimental items.  Ask your adult children to take their memories to their own homes for safe-keeping.  Perhaps your son doesn’t want to keep all 10 football trophies, but would like to take a photo with all of them to preserve the memory of them before you toss them.  Do you have 3 sets of china from your family?  Why not keep a cup and saucer, or just a plate, from each set and use them as decorations in your home.  You can pass the rest along to other family members or send to a donation center.  Digitize documents and use tools such as Shutterfly to create memory books.  Getting your family involved will help you make these decisions.



  • After the purge, organize what you are taking with you. Take the “Keep” bins and organize them based on the layout of your new home.  You can take the floor plan for your new home and strategize the placement of your furniture and how to store the items you are keeping.  Being proactive early in the pre-move phase will save a lot of time once the packing, moving, and unpacking takes place.


One of the best ways to get your stress managed when relocating is to call on Prévu Relocation Concierge Services. We offer complimentary consultations and can tailor a plan to fit your needs. We can get you organized before your move and settled into your new home with our team of experts!




Our goal is to WOW our clients!


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Serve your client. Guarantee your service. Get it right the first time. Have confidence in your product. Go beyond what is promised. Wow the customer!


These are some of the often repeated phrases throughout the book entitled, “The $6,000 Egg,” by Deb and Todd Duncan.  We shared this book at a recent team meeting; however, none of these phrases are new to our team. We have upheld exemplary customer service standards throughout our time in business as a relocation concierge services firm. We constantly strive to raise the bar higher. We own a company culture that projects a continual desire to serve, grow, adapt, and most importantly, learn how we be the very best at relocating people.  


We receive accolades from our clients as we give them a tour of their home once the relocation project is complete.  We can always hear a sense of relief in their voices as they take in each room and storage space, which have all been handled with our impeccable attention to detail.  Our team at Prévu is proud to leave every project knowing that we gave our best and made sure our clients were 100% satisfied with the results.  We always ask our clients, “What more can we do for you to make your experience better than ever?”  We stand behind that question on every project and strive to meet those goals each time, without fail.  Customer satisfaction will always be our #1 goal!  


Pick up this gem of a book sold through The Duncan Group. The book will speak to you as a consumer and a business professional. The ideal customer service culture that radiates throughout this book is important for all levels of professionals, starting from the CEO on down through the employment ranks.


Our end goal at Prévu Relocation Concierge Services is to always give our clients the WOW factor!

Best Time of Year to Move


Summer is the time of year when many people choose to move to a new home.  One of the major reasons people decide to move during the summer is to allow their children to finish up their school year before making a major change.  Yes, moving is definitely a major change!   Moving during the summer break allows families to get settled, meet new neighbors, and adjust to their surroundings. 


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Another major factor in the move decision could be job related.  However, people may be at the mercy of their new employer and not have much control over the time of year in which they are able to move.  Even if someone has little control over the time of year in which they move, they may be able manage the day of the week to schedule the physical move.  According to Money Saving Ideas the best time to move is early in the morning, mid-week. Movers are often less busy during the middle of the week, thereby saving their customers the higher fees associated with weekend moves.


Regardless of the deciding factor, hiring a reputable move coordinator can help lessen the stress of a move.  Every individual and family dynamic is unique.  Prévu Relocation Concierge Services can discuss the different options and create an individualized plan to turn a relocation into a more comfortable experience for everyone involved.  






Top 5 things to do before moving into a new home.


There are so many important things to do when moving. These 5 things top the list as most necessary tasks that will pay off in the long run. 


  1. Deep clean: Whether it is a new house or a previously loved one, it will pay off tenfold if you simply have it cleaned before any of your belongings arrive. With a new house there may be paint splatters or dust on every shelf. Even if the builder has had someone clean before you take ownership, do yourself a favor and give it a once over yourself or hire a professional to get into the nitty gritty corners. If it is a previously owned home the same rule applies, even if they cleaned it, you want to be confident that it has been done to your satisfaction. This includes having carpets cleaned if the are not brand new. 
  2. Shelf liner: We love shelf liner, no denying that. It saves your shelves from scratches, moisture damage and is so easy to clean. It is one of those essential pre-move tasks that is so much easier to have done before all of your items are in. We like the ribbed shelf liner because it cushions, protects, and the ribbed texture allows air to circulate, preventing molding, mildewing and odor retention. Also for future resale, scratched and dented shelves and cabinet interiors are a buyer turn-off. 
  3. Paint: This is another task that is so much easier to have done before your items are moved into the home. It can be a big decision to pick colors but if you can, you will save yourself some trouble later to pick them as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure about the final color, go with a nice neutral that will go with the majority of your decor and you can live with for awhile.
  4. Change out locks: This goes without saying but changing out locks from pervious owners is a smart security decision. Many new home builders are using Re-Key or Smart technology locks that can be re-keyed yourself or by using a smart phone. Replacing the screws on the deadbolt to prevent a door from being kicked in is also a wise pre-move in task. Your handyman or locksmith should be able to do this for you or for the DIY’er here is a helpful link.
  5. Purge: Before the movers come to pack up your old home, spend some serious time thinking about what you have and what you will use in the new home. There is no reason to spend time and money moving items that you will not use once moved. Donate, sell or trash what you do not want. You will be so much happier on the other end if you do this up front then are stuck with “stuff” you know you do not like or need later.


If all of this seems like too much to handle, remember we can oversee and manage each one of these essential pre-move tasks and take the stress off of your plate!

Give Prévu a call today! 



Employee Spotlight: Kim Olson


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Name: Kim Olson


Current Position: Marketing Director and Project Manager


How long have you been with Prévu? I have been working with Julie since May 2010, since our iOffice days. It was a smooth transition for me as a project manager under the new company Prévu/Move Resource Group name. 


Where are you from? Originally from Buffalo, NY but I have been in Cypress, TX since 1993. 


What do you enjoy most about what you do? I absolutely love taking the stress of moving away from my clients. At the end of the day, nothing is more rewarding them seeing them happy and being told “Thank you, we could not have done it without you!”


What makes Prévu unique compared to previous work experiences? Previous jobs I was in more of a sales role, so the marketing part of what I do is similar. However the flexibility that this job provides myself and my family has been a true blessing. I am able to work from home often and be available when my children need me. The project management side of my job is like nothing I have ever done before but really enjoy it. I feel I took to it quickly and believe my psychology degree and calm personality helped equip me for working with people in a variety of stressful move situations.


What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Of the marketing part, it is getting the word out about what we do and how we can help people who are moving. Of the project manager side, it would be to take as much stress off the client as possible. 


What is the most challenging part of your job? Being creative and staying on task. I tend to get brain fog with marketing but am so thankful for an incredible team that I can confer with to get back on track. The biggest challenge with the project management part would be trying to read the clients mind. No two jobs are the same and there are not always black and white answers toward how to do things. Using training, logic and experience to determine who, what, when, where, why and how we do what we do, is a fun challenge. 


What are your thoughts about your coworkers? They are amazing! The hard work and dedication to what they do is so admirable! 


Favorite organizational item? Bins. I love everything sorted and put away. The clear containers from The Container Store are amazing, especially for the pantry. I like to see things but not have stuff falling off the shelf. Everything in its place! 


What are your top 3 tips for someone moving? 1. Hire us! 2. Label everything. 3. If you have children, get someone else to watch them.


What are your hobbies? I have 2 little boys so they are pretty much my world. When I have time to “hobby” I enjoy doing crafty things, gardening, getting outside (camping, hiking, checking out new parks), baking, just to name a few.


What was the best vacation you ever took? I have been on some amazing trips but I have to say the best one was when my husband and I took a 3 week road trip and traveled up through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho (where we stayed for 10 days on my Aunt/Uncle’s property, which is 300 acres in the mountains) then back down through Utah and Arizona. It was amazing! So glad we did that trip before we had kids! 


What’s your favorite coffee/food joint in your neighborhood? I love Mexican food and to me Gringo’s is the best. I also love Salata if I am in a healthier mood.


What was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? When we were with iOffice we did a project for a cancer research facility. They had lab equipment I had never seen before and the most interesting part was the mice. They had rooms dedicated to the breeding, raising and testing of these rats and mice. It was so fascinating. 


What is one thing you couldn’t live without? My cellphone! I seriously do not know how people made it through the day without it. It is my lifeline to friends/family, entertainment, map, fitness tracker, news source, weather center, social media avenue and occasionally I call someone with it.


What is your favorite show, movie or book? I am a binge TV show watcher. I do not get to watch a lot of TV but have a tendency to watch only 1 show until I watch every episode. My husband and I loved Dexter, Jessica Jones and we are big Walking Dead fans. Right now my husband is finishing up his graduate studies which means his evening are busy with school work so I am able to watch my “girl shows”. I have been into Fixer Upper and Call the Midwife lately. 


Tell us about your family: I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 9 years, we have 2 incredible sons. We have some family close by that we see regularly and my parents live the neighborhood over so we are very close with them. The rest of our family is all out of state but we try to see them as often as we can. 


Ladies Night Out


Our team had a fun filled evening of a good food, games, laughter and getting to know each other better. Due to the nature of what we do, the chance of us all being on the same project at the same time is very minimal. So nights like last night are so beneficial for us all to be able to relax and get to know each other on a personal level. Some of us have been working with each other for a long time but we are steadily growing as a company and have added new members to the team.  It was great to be able to hang out with (almost) everyone! 


One of the best parts of the night was getting to celebrate and honor the reason we are all together, our sweet boss, Julie on her Birthday!


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We played a couple of hilarious rounds of Have You Ever? (the edited PC edition!), Catch Phrase and ended the night with a serious game of giant Jenga! 


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What our clients say


Nothing makes us happier and proud to do what we do then a satisfied and happy client. We strive to provide service better then any they have ever received and are honored when we receive such positive feedback. 


“Julie Walker recently assisted me with a high profile client’s move. She was exceptionally professional and it was one of the smoothest moves I have every been a part of. I left everything up to Julie and ALL was taken care of efficiently, effectively, and (most importantly) on-time. WOW is all I can say. If you are looking for assistance with moving yourself or a client, CALL HER! I look forward to working with her again and can not speak enough great things about how easy she made it.” -Gina S.


“I recently moved to the Houston area and I was overwhelmed with the thought of unpacking alone. I relocated due to a new job and didn’t want to spend my time unpacking while working. The process was easy and the people were very professional. My entire house was unpacked and set up in over a day. I had time to focus on more important issues and do some sightseeing stress free. I would highly recommend this service!!” -Anthony M.


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If it is hard to read, the above comment card says “The ladies (Janice, Jackie, Carolyn, Cheryl) saved me DAYS of work! Worth the price to have luxury of time in my schedule. They came equipped with everything needed to tackle the project. So easy to work with. I will call again if need be…” -Kathy I.

“The team was knowledgable, resourceful and very responsive – it was an excellent experience.” – Dr. K.

“They had great ideas about how to organize things, I was very grateful for their services and I will refer your team to everyone I know.  I can’t imagine moving any other way”. – Sandy L.