Moving While Pregnant: Some Tips

If you’ve just found out that you have to move, and you’re many months pregnant, you may be wondering how it’s all possible. After all, moving requires some effort, and you may not have a ton of energy right now. Is there any way that you can make the move easier on yourself and your body? Here are some tips from our Boulder movers.

Move as early in your pregnancy as possible. Moving at eight or nine months is really hard to do, so plan a move as early as you can if it’s feasible.

Find a moving company that offers full services like packing, assembling furniture, and other services that will make your life much simpler during the move.

Be careful not to strain yourself. Leave the heavy lifting for the Loveland movers that you have hired, and just pack the light things. If you feel tired or overly worked, just sit down and relax, or take a quick nap. The key is to listen to your body as much as possible, so that you know when you’ve had too much.

Stay hydrated. Whether you’re moving during the winter or summer months, your body needs lots of fluids right now. Keep hydrated as much as possible.

Leave the unpacking for later. You don’t have to unpack your stuff right after you move, and all of those things can wait until after the baby is born — you can even set up a makeshift nursery. Kids are resilient, so don’t worry about not having the perfect nursery space.

Put the things that you need right away in a safe spot. You may want to keep your personal items and the things that you will need for the baby in an easily accessible space. This way, you don’t have to wade through boxes and packing foam to try and find what you need.

Take the help that’s offered. Now is not the time to try and do it all on your own. If your friends want to help out, let them.

Ask your friends to help you pack. You can turn any packing day into a packing party, and invite all of your friends over to help you pack up all of your things. Not only is this a fun way to pack, it’s also an easy way to get everything where it needs to go.

Work With Your Moving Company

As a moving company in Fort Collins, we’ve seen more than a few moves that have involved a baby, a pregnant mother, and some other situations. So, let us know where you need to go, what your timeline is, and how much help you need. We offer full service moving options, so we can help you with everything from packing to unpacking, and even assembling furniture for you. Whatever you do, don’t try and move anything too heavy by yourself while you are pregnant — that’s what we’re for!

Having to move while expecting might seem like an impossible task, but we can help you with everything that you need. The important thing is that you rest when you need to, and that you take your time when it comes to packing and unpacking. A lot of new moms move, so you’re in good company, and we can help you with whatever you need moved, no matter where you want to go. Call us today for a free estimate, or to find out what we can do as far as full service moving goes.

We also have storage spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, in case you need to store any items that you can’t fit into your new home.

Winter Weather Moving Tips

The holidays are fast approaching, which goes hand in hand with something else here in Colorado: winter weather. The snow, the ice, the frigid temperatures – either you love it or you hate it. There is plenty to do outside in the winter, but it’s not for everyone. Some prefer snuggling up by the fire, hot cocoa in hand, watching the flakes fall where it is warm and cozy.

There aren’t many, if any, people that will tell you the thing they love doing most in the winter is hiring a Boulder moving company and moving. It’s the reason the winter is a slow season for national moving companies in general. Economically, moving in the winter is the best decision you could make! If you must pack up and move in the middle of the winter, here are some tips so that you don’t lose your mind.

Safety first.

Winter weather can often mean slippery conditions. Whether snow or ice, one tiny mistake can lead to a big fall. Before Parker movers show up to load up your belongings on the truck, be sure you spend time making the driveway, side walk, and entry to your home clear of snow and ice. It’s definitely something the movers will appreciate, and so will you. For those stubborn areas of ice you just can’t seem to break up, you’ll want to turn to salt or other ice melting products. Give the product an ample amount of time to break up that stubborn ice, and apply more if the ice doesn’t melt quickly.

Are you going it alone, sans movers? Not only will keeping walks clear of snow and ice help you immensely, so will making sure your vehicle is up to par when it comes to handling the slippery conditions. You’re going to be driving with a heavy load, which actually works in your favor, weighing down the back of the truck or van. However, if there are hills along your route, you’ll want to ensure you have a great set of snow tires along with chains, a shovel, and some sand or kitty litter just in case. Kitty litter? What’s that good for, anyway? Well, if you get stuck, sprinkling a bit of kitty litter on the slippery patch just in front of or behind your tire can give you the traction you need to get unstuck!

Look to the pros.

Most people feel downright depressed thinking about the fact they have to move in the middle of the winter. That’s why choosing a Boulder moving company is the perfect decision. The pros are used to the challenges winter weather can bring to a move. If you decide to go it alone and rent a moving truck, you risk serious injury.

Even if you make it through the packing of the truck unscathed, now you have to negotiate this big rental moving truck through unfamiliar neighborhoods in the snow. If you think it’s tough to pull your sedan out of a slide, imagine doing that with a box truck! Your professional moving company is seasoned pros when it comes to driving that truck in any weather.

Be prepared.

We’ve mentioned the all-important ‘Essentials Box’ a time or two here on the blog. In case you didn’t know, the Essentials Box is the last box to get packed up and put on the truck, full of many things you will need first in your new home (think toilet paper, nails and tacks, cleaning supplies, etc.) In the winter, you should also be sure you load up the shovels, salt, and other snow removal essentials last. This way, when you get to your new home, you can be sure the walkways are safe to carry boxes across.

Be conscious of what you’re packing in the truck.

Certain things just won’t make it to your destination in frigid temps. Things like glass bottles full of liquid might freeze and break, especially if this is a long distance move. Be sure that those items susceptible to colder temps are packed up in your temperature-controlled car to avoid any damage. Wrap your electronics with blankets as well to ensure they survive the move just fine. Allow these items to come to room temperature before using them.

Plan ahead.

Before you chose your new home, you spent a lot of time researching – the neighborhood, the schools, things to do, property taxes – so why would your move be any different? Be sure to watch the weather forecast, being prepared to change plans if a big storm is predicted. If changing plans just isn’t in the cards, don’t sweat it – your moving company can handle it. Just be sure to monitor walkway conditions and keep it as clear as possible for them.

While moving is tough any time of year, it is especially so in the winter. Follow these tips to ensure the entire process is as smooth and painless as possible.

5 Great Ways to Put Him in the Friend Zone

It happens. You’re at the gym in your new town, you strike up a conversation with a guy because he’s nice, and you realize that he isn’t looking for friendship (and you’re not looking for a relationship). How can you put that guy in the friend zone without crushing him? Here are some ways to set very clear boundaries.

Step 1: Try and ignore his advances as much as possible. If you see him again, smile and nod, but pop in your headphones to avoid a longer conversation.

Step 2: Bring up the man in your life right now. If you’ve just moved to a new place, you may not have a guy in your life, but you may want a friend. Telling your new guy friend that you are already taken is one way to avoid any awkwardness. If you’re going to use this tactic, make sure to bring up your guy as soon as possible.

Step 3: Turn down any invitations to hang out. If he asks you what you are doing Friday night, simply respond that you have plans.

Step 4: Skip any kind of close embrace, holding hands, or other kind of contact. If you do hang out with the guy you met at the gym for coffee or for lunch, do not get too close to him physically. You can listen to his problems without hugging or touching him.

Step 5: Just be honest. Some guys get really offended when you tell them flat out that you aren’t interested, but you can do this nicely. Just tell him that you’d love to get some new friends, but you are into dating anyone right now. Hopefully, you’ll keep the friend and get rid of any notion of moving the relationship to the next level.

When Moving to a New Town

Whether you’re moving to Fort Collins CO or anywhere else, you’ll need some friends to help you make that transition a smooth one. Some of those friends are bound to be guys, and there’s nothing wrong with having a few guy friends. Realize, though, that sometimes turning down a guy means losing him completely, so that’s a risk that you will take (but a necessary one if you’re just not that into him).

If you are moving to Windsor or another place, one other great way to make it clear that you don’t have feelings for your new guy friend is to invite other friends out whenever you two decide to go somewhere. If your girlfriends are around (or any new friends that you meet), you may even be able to set him up with another girl. It can be hard to let a guy down if he’s really into you, but it’s the best thing to do to avoid leading him on. Otherwise, things could get really awkward!

Working With a Moving Company in Fort Collins

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we want to help you with every aspect of your new life from moving your things to your new home to learning how to make new friends when you get there. If you take a look around our blog, you will see that we have many different articles posted about what to do when you move, and we’re also happy to help in any way that we can.

If you are moving soon, make sure to give us a call. We can provide you with a free quote, and we can also offer you some moving tips. You can also find us on Facebook – we’d love to get to know you socially! Ladies: what’s your trick for putting a guy in the friend zone? Let us know!

Single Mom Moving: Helpful Tips 

If you’re starting over as a single mom, moving to a new location might present a challenge. Not only do you have to find a new place that’s affordable on one salary, you also have to pack everything up by yourself and get it where it needs to go (or you could just hire a Boulder moving company to pack and move for you!). We know that moving as a single mom is hard, so here are some tips from Exodus, your Boulder moving company.

  • Begin your move early. Start looking for a place, figuring out finances, and planning everything else well in advance of the actual move date. Chances are that you know when you are going to move, so take a few weeks ahead of that date to find the perfect place.
  • Get rid of things you don’t need. If your closets are bursting at the seams, make sure to go through each item, determine whether or not you need all of those things, and toss what you no longer need. This way, you won’t have to pack so much, and there will be less for your Boulder moving company to move.
  • Get help. Either hire a moving company in Denver, or ask some friends and family members to help you move to your new place. With kids, pets, and other things in tow, it makes sense to hire a moving company in Denver to help you out – trying to take on too much is simply exhausting!
  • Try and organize your schedule and other things. If you actually write everything down on paper, you will find that getting through everything you need to do is a lot simpler. From the moment that you decide to move, buy a calendar and start making down things that you need to get done before the move. Then, stick to this list and the dates that you have set. Sometimes, a bit of organization goes a really long way.

When You Arrive

On the day that you arrive at your new place, try not to wait to unpack your boxes. You may not get it all done in one day, but unpacking as soon as possible is the best way to make sure that everything is in its new home quickly. Plus, the sooner you have spots for all of your things, the faster you will get used to the new layout of your home.

As far as your kids go, if they are old enough to unpack their own things, you can easily turn moving day into a fun day filled with packing games and unpacking games. If you ask the moving company in Denver that you hire to place the boxes in the right rooms, unpacking should be a lot simpler. Unpacking quickly is one of the best ways to explore your new place, and to see what you do have and what you need to buy.

Planning Your Move

Aside from finding the perfect spot, informing the kids, changing things like schools and doctors, and actually moving to your new place, there’s a lot that goes into moving day. The whole process can be a lot simpler with a moving company like Exodus on your side. Plus, we also have storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins, so you can store anything that doesn’t fit in your home right now. Contact us today for a free moving quote, and we’ll be happy to let you know how quickly we can move you and your family to a new home.

Moving as a single mom isn’t always simple, but we can help make the process simpler. Follow the steps above, and ask us if you need any help when it comes to moving.

Hosting Christmas Like a Pro in Your New Home

When the last residential moving company truck rolls out of your driveway, you get to work unpacking as quickly as you can. Your family pitches in, knowing that Christmas is fast approaching. This process can take a bit longer than unpacking at any other time of year – there is so much to remember, and much that needs to be temporarily put away until the Christmas decorations come down.

If you’ve decided to host Christmas for your entire family this year, it is all the more pressure to unpack the boxes moved by the Fort Collins movers as quickly as possible. If you’re stressed, the enormity of what you have to get done in such a short amount of time can overwhelm you and cause undue panic.

Never fear, just follow these tips to pull off your first family Christmas in your new home without a hitch now that your Fort Collins movers have gotten you to your new place!

Make overnight guests feel included in Christmas Day planning.

You don’t have to involve them in every little detail – it is your house. To make them feel like they are an important part of the day without relinquishing control of everything, you simply need to ask their opinion on how things are usually done in your house. You could say, “We typically eat breakfast after opening gifts. Are you okay with this?” or “We’ll be eating an early dinner after opening presents. Our tradition is to eat around 2:00 p.m. Is that alright with you?”

You’ll find your guests will be glad to feel as if they are included in the decision making process, and normally, they won’t have a problem with doing things your way. Giving them the option to voice any concerns they have will be thought of as considerate, and they’ll appreciate the gesture.

Determine tastes and dietary needs.

If you’re hosting the whole family or both yours and your spouse’s families, you’ll want to be sure you are catering to any dietary needs. Is anyone diabetic, gluten- or dairy-free, nut free, or otherwise? Maybe your great-grandmother has a certain dish that just has to be on the table, otherwise you risk hearing her complain for the rest of the year.

Find out who is coming, what dietary restrictions they may have, and if there is anything other relatives just can’t live without in terms of holiday dishes. Worst case, you can ask other guests to bring the things they consider essential to the holiday feast – they won’t mind, and it will be done exactly the way they like.

Let the kids roam free after dinner.

It may be tempting to force the kids to stay at their places around the table so that they aren’t sneaking into rooms they don’t belong in, or destroying the cleanliness of your living room with endless boxes and toys. However, you’re going to have to let them go and say a silent prayer nothing bad happens. If this really bothers you, just close the doors to the rooms you don’t want anyone getting into, locking them if possible.

Know that kids want nothing more than to sit and play with their new toys, so your fear of them getting into mischief in your bathroom is probably unfounded. Adults may remain around the table sipping wine and talking, while children head to their new toys.

Don’t be a Scrooge.

With all of the anxiety having the family in your new home can bring, it can be easy to get annoyed with the overly excited kids. Take the time to remember they’re kids, and kids get excited on Christmas. It’s the toys, and of course, the sugar in the cookies, pies, fudge, and chocolates in the candy dish. There is really nothing you can do except take a few deep breaths and biting your tongue.

A good solution to burn off some energy: send the kids outside. Sledding, building a snowman, a snowball fight, or if there is no snow, some bike riding, roller skating, or a game of tag can get the extra energy Christmas has infused in them out, bringing down the chance they’ll drive you bonkers.

Ask for help.

Despite what you think, your guests want to help make things easier for you. Accept help when it is offered, and ask for help when it’s needed. It doesn’t matter if it’s making side dishes and bringing the pie, helping clean up after dinner, helping to prepare the feast – they will help, even though you feel like you’re being a horrible host. Nobody’s perfect, and everyone knows that more help means better chances the feast will hit the table on time.

We know you’ll have a wonderful holiday, as long as you remember nothing will ever go perfectly. Whatever hiccups you run into along the way will just provide you with fond memories you can look back upon at future gatherings! Call Exodus, your Fort Collins movers, for a free moving quote today, so that you can start planning your holiday feast! We’re proud to be the best residential moving company in Fort Collins!

The Happiest Jobs Out There

Forbes has just created a list of the happiest and unhappiest jobs, and some of the top jobs on the happy side might surprise you. We’ll focus on the happy jobs here (in case you’re moving long distance and looking for a new job), but we will make sure to add the top unhappy jobs to the bottom too – just in case  you’re tempted with one of those jobs after moving long distance! Take a look!

The Happy Side

  1. The Database Administrator: these people keep watch over sensitive information, but we think it’s the salary (not the stress level) that lands database admins at the top of this list. The average salary here is $79,000.
  2. Quality Assurance Engineers: once again, the salary takes the cake for those people testing software – starting at $70,000 isn’t bad.
  3. Recruiters: you know those people that might be contacting you through LinkedIn if you’re moving to Cherry Creek? Headhunters earn a respectable $51,000 on average, but they also get to meet new people all the time, travel, and are often rewarded for their efforts.
  4. Insurance Underwriters: no, these aren’t writers (those are on the sad list). Underwriters are the ones that decide whether or not you get the insurance coverage you need, and they are paid around $70,000 to do it.
  5. Executive Assistants: these people research all day, schedule meetings, and are basically the right-hands of executive – they are also paid around $50,000.

Most of the jobs on the Forbes happy list are of the engineering sort, which requires a special degree and lots of experience. So, let’s now look at the unhappy list, in case you are moving to Cherry Creek, and aren’t sure what kind of job to pick.

The Unhappy List

  1. At the top of the Forbes unhappy list is the security guard: security guards are often put in danger, but they only earn an average of $27,000.
  2. Bank branch managers: These people incur a lot of stress, and the medium income is around $50,000.
  3. Accountants: Managing people’s money is really stressful, and you have to worry about governments too! The average salary is around $71,000 for an accountant.
  4. Customer service representatives: Dealing with unhappy people all day isn’t fun for anyone. The next time you call a customer service rep, remember this! These people are paid an average of $20,000 per year.
  5. Retail general manager: If you’re the general manager at a retail store, this means that you are dealing with returns, mad people, and general angst all day – yikes! General managers make around $42,000.

Moving to Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is a really nice area with a lot of great jobs, so scope out the marketplace before you find one that you are going to settle on. You may want to pick a job from the happy list and avoid the sad list, unless you know how to handle stress well. Most of the time, people are unhappy with their jobs because they do not allow enough freedom, and because they have to deal with unhappy people and low pay. Those things combined do not add up to happy professions!

When it comes to moving long distance, call your friendly and always happy Exodus moving company team. We will make sure that your move is an easy one, and that all of your stuff arrives where you want it to go on time. If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call, or ask us a question on our Facebook page.

Best Ways to Explore a New Town: And Get Paid for It

Are you moving long distance? You might want to take a few minutes to explore your town (okay, days, and maybe weeks) before you start a new job. That could mean going without pay for a while, but you don’t have to do that – you can actually turn exploring your new town into a job if you play your cards right! Here are some ways that you can check out your new town after moving long distance, and get paid for sight-seeing.

Be a Dog Walker: Do you notice that a lot of people in your area have dogs? Put up some dog walking signs if you like dogs, and you don’t mind walking them, and you could have a new business in no time. Plus, dogs don’t mind where you wander each day, so go where you feel like it – and enjoy the scenery.

Be a Bike Messenger: While we don’t recommend this if you don’t have any really good bike skills, if you know how to ride like a pro, you can do this job. Most bike messenger companies provide cyclists with GPS systems, so you can easily get around while delivering items.

Consider an app like Uber: Sign up to drive people around, and use a GPS system to get where you need to go. You’ll see all kinds of new places, and you can even meet some new people this way.

Lead a running team: Love to run? Got credentials? Put up some fliers to help other people learn how to run, and start heading outside. You’ll see all kinds of great things by exploring running paths.

Enter into a contest or two: So, you may not get any money doing this, but you could win a cash prize, and meet some new friends while you do it. Whatever it is that you do best, there’s bound to be some kind of competition out there for it.

Think about driving a taxi: If Uber isn’t your thing, hook up with an official licensed taxi company and work the day or night shift. If you are moving long distance to a new small town, you could find a cab company that only employes a few people, and this would be a great opportunity to learn the roads.

Be a personal assistant: Running around all day doing errands and picking things up is the best way to get to know your city quickly. A personal assistant with skills also gets paid decently, so think about this line of work for a temporary career.

Work with kids: If there are a lot of stressed out moms in the park and you have kid skills, tell those moms about your babysitting resume. You never know where kids might take you in a day – the playground, schools, museums — you’ll see the whole town before you know it.

Check out a site like Vayable and sign up: Vayable lets people give tours to tourists, and if you are moving to Cherry Creek or another part of town, you could create something really fun for visitors to do – and this would give you a good reason to get out there and explore.

Moving to Cherry Creek

Whether you are moving to Cherry Creek or anywhere else in Colorado, it’s best to get out and explore when you first arrive – and you can make money doing it too. If you need help with your move, call Exodus today, and let us take care of all the small things while you focus on exploring your new town.

How to Figure Out Where Home Is

As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people come and go. Many of those people have lived in other places before, and most have lived in multiple places. In fact, the average person moves more than five times in their lifetime, so figuring out where “home” is can be challenging. Yet, that question comes up time and again. People want to know where you’re from, and where you call home. How do you figure it out?

Where The Heart Is?

If you were to ask some people where home is, they might respond with the old adage “where the heart is,” but that’s also tricky to figure out. As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people moving to Fort Collins from other places that they loved, and they simply turn around and love what Colorado has to offer. So, moving to Fort Collins might mean placing your heart in a whole new spot, but it doesn’t negate the other spots where you lived and loved either.

Where You Grew Up?

Do you feel a certain attachment to the place that you grew up in? More often than not, people that are moving to Fort Collins do either because they grew up here, or are looking for a place far away from where they grew up. But it might stand to reason that the area where you first loved, walked, laughed, and knew the concept of family might always be home to you, though claiming your hometown as the place where you’re from might not go over too easily with those people that never left that town.

Where You Live Now?

How long do you have to live in a place in order to call it home? How long do you have to live somewhere before you can start cheering for the home sports team and telling people that you are from that city? Is there a time limit? Do you still feel like a traitor if you wear the NFL colors from your current state? It’s a hard thing to figure out, isn’t it?

What Your Passport Says?

What if you move to another country, but your passport states that you are from the country where you were born. Are you from there? Is that your home? Is that where you are from? What about the connections and bonds you’ve formed in your new town or new country? Are those relevant somehow?

Where It All Meshes Together

The truth is that most of us that have moved and lived in many places can call all of those spots home, and, yet, none of those places are home. You are the many places where you have lived, and you understand the many cultures you’ve lived with. So, when someone asks you where you call home, you might just tell them that you call the world home – and that you have many more homes to find and claim in the future.

Maybe this is why some people say that they are residents of the world, or simply people that live on the earth – it’s too hard to pick one spot, isn’t it? If you are moving to Fort Collins, let us help you get to your new home by packing, shipping, and unpacking your things because sometimes you just need a hand in order to call a new place your temporary home. Call us today for a free estimate.

What do you think? Where should you call home, and where do you identify with the most?

Ways to Make Your Apartment Look Bigger (Without Spending A Lot)

There are many different reasons to choose an apartment. You may have found a place that’s in a great location, is the right price, or is near to your office, but finding the best apartment for your situation doesn’t necessarily mean that the space you chose is bright or big or ideal when it comes to things like light and space.

Since you’re also somewhat limited when it comes to what you can actually change inside of your apartment (it’s hard to knock down walls without getting a few complaints from your landlord!), the best way to make your space look bigger and brighter is with some really helpful decorating tips.

If you’re looking for moving companies in Fort Collins, call Exodus Moving and Storage – but if you’re looking for some great ways to make your apartment look better on the cheap, check out the tips below.

Pick the right paint: if you live in a massive mansion with large walls and high ceilings, darker mustard yellow and brown colors might make sense and look appealing. If you’re trying to make a small apartment look bigger, though, you’ll want to go with light and white colors. As a general rule of thumb, brighter colors make a space look bigger.

Think about painting the floors too: this one might not be okay with your landlord, so make sure to ask first, but painting floors a bright white color can open up a space as well. Painting floors is not as simple as painting walls, though, so make sure to hire an expert to help you, or do your research first.

Go with minimalist furniture options: the best trick for making a space seem larger but still storing all of your things is to try and keep everything off of the floor as much as possible. By hanging shelves instead of putting bookshelves on the floor and keeping the furniture that is on the floor to pieces that are minimalist, you can really trick the eye into seeing a much bigger space.

Think about hanging some lights: is your bedroom space too small for floor or table lamps? You can always hang wall sconces to still give you the reading light that you need, but without all of that clutter that a table or floor lamp would create. The biggest mistake that people make when it comes to small bedroom spaces is placing large tables on either side of an already cramped bed – plus, you can buy a larger bed and frame if you move your stuff off of the floor.

Don’t go for heavy paintings or other dark decor: keep any artwork that you place inside of your home light and minimalist – or don’t use any art at all. There’s something to be said for the cleanliness of bare white walls, or rooms with shelves that are kept neat. Try and skip the artwork if you want a room that’s clean and clutter-free. Plus, no artwork means opening up a space, so that you can trick anyone into thinking that your room is bigger than it actually is.

Hiring Moving Companies in Fort Collins

Of course, before you get to your new apartment space to decorate it, you will have to find the right moving companies in Fort Collins to choose from. This is where Exodus Moving and Storage comes in. As a full service moving company, we know a thing or two about getting your stuff where it needs to go, and getting it there in good shape. Out of all the Denver moving companies out there, we pride ourselves on great customer satisfaction and working with you to make sure that your things are delivered on time all the time.

If you’ve been searching for Denver moving companies that can help you move anything you have to your new home, look no further than Exodus Moving and Storage. We also have storage space available in both Denver and Fort Collins, so make sure to ask us about our storage space availability and prices too!

Thanksgiving In Your New Home: You Can Do It!

The Fort Collins moving company has come and gone, leaving a sea of boxes in its wake. As you survey the scene, you become more and more discouraged – how are you going to make good on your offer to host Thanksgiving with so much to do?

It can seem daunting at first, but since you picked the right residential moving company to do all the heavy lifting (and we thank you!), you are still energized and ready to tackle the task at hand – prepping for the first Thanksgiving in your new home without losing your sanity. Here are some tips to impress your loved ones this year, tricking them into thinking you have it all together, even when you feel like a hot mess.

Comprise A Game Plan

I’m not talking about recipes and grocery lists (although you will want a plan regarding these aspects). You need to figure out what’s most important – having a kitchen to cook in, a place for guests to hang while they wait, and the table everyone can gather around to eat off of.

Because you looked for the best company out of all the Fort Collins moving companies, and followed our tips for marking all of your boxes, you know that everything that belongs in the kitchen is in the kitchen. They made sure your dining room table ended up exactly where you wanted it, along with your living room or family room furnishings. This is a plus – it saves so much time when you don’t have to move the big stuff yourself!

The most important thing is to make sure the boxes are clear from the kitchen. Start here and don’t stop until all boxes are unpacked, broken down, and removed from the area. Once you’ve taken care of this, you can move on to the other rooms. Is it important to you to have your décor perfectly in place? While you might feel the urge to pull out every knick-knack, picture, and candle, will your guests really care?

Let’s be honest – everyone has moved, so they’ll all understand if things aren’t perfectly in place. Of course, if it’s going to stress you out to no end that these items were left packed away, go ahead and unpack them. Just know that your relatives aren’t going to care. They’re just there for the food and pie!

Delegate

If you have a family, that significantly decreases the amount of time you are stuck unpacking and arranging everything. Put everyone to work, splitting up tasks between everyone based on what they can handle. You don’t want everyone all in the kitchen at the same time (you know the old saying about too many cooks in the kitchen, right? Don’t spoil the soup!). If you have young children, you can have them work on their arranging their bedrooms to keep them out of your way.

You should also consider delegating menu items. Just because you’re hosting the feast doesn’t mean you can’t ask people to bring a dish! Have your Aunt Ida bring her famous, can’t-live-without-it apple pie, and Uncle Raymond can bring the pork stuffing everyone craves at Thanksgiving. This takes less off of your plate, leaving you more time to make sure your house is in order.

Don’t Panic

So the big day is here, and all of a sudden, you’ve realized you’ve ruined a side dish. Your dog ate the stuffed celery. You forgot to buy the cranberries to make the cranberry sauce. Whatever you do, don’t have a meltdown! Everyone knows you’ve just moved.

They aren’t going to stress too much if you forgot one little side dish or appetizer! Let it go, and remember what Thanksgiving is all about – gathering together with friends and family to celebrate what you’re thankful for. If something stressful occurs and you find yourself turning towards the dark side, laugh it off. You’ll be surprised how much your mood improves!

You can move into your new home and host Thanksgiving dinner in the same month, as long as you are prepared and ask for the help that you need. Of course, moving companies in Fort Collins help a lot! Connect with Exodus, one of the best moving companies in Fort Collins on Facebook, or leave us a note here.

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The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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