10 Unique Housewarming Gifts

Your dear friends have just moved with the help of Boulder movers, and are working on getting settled in to their new home. Next up: the housewarming party. Sure, you could get them a Tupperware set or some kind of cute “Welcome Home” sign to hang on their door, but chances are they already have enough of that. If you have to employ a residential moving company to get your stuff to your new house, you probably have all of the typical household items given at housewarming parties.

If you’re looking to get your friends something incredibly thoughtful and unique, something no one else will get them, here’s a fun list.

  • Make a terrarium. Terrariums are all the rage – glass containers housing a mini indoor garden – and they’re simple to make. Google it to get ideas, and then make them a unique, one-of-a-kind gift you’ve taken the time to design just for them. The best part: every time they go to water it, it will remind them of you!
  • Jar up a meal. Forget the sugary treats-in-a-jar, where all the ingredients are in there layered attractively so that they can enjoy your family’s sugar cookie recipe, for example. What they really want is a home cooked meal without the fuss (or the measuring cups, because they’ve been packed by the Fort Collins moving company!). A popular choice here is pasta and soup, where everything you need is all in the jar with instructions on how to heat it up. All they need to do is dump it in the pot and cook it. Just as convenient as take-out without the expense. If you can’t find something you like, you can always provide something they can freeze, like lasagna or another casserole-type dish. Trust me when we say your gift will be their favorite gift!
  • Cake. But not the type you eat. Think diaper cake, but no diapers. You can do a household essentials cake, with a basket of cleaning supplies at the bottom, toilet paper in the middle, and paper towels topping it off, wrap it all up in cellophane, and tie a bow on it. More like gift baskets than cake.
  • Grocery gift card. Just like the jarred meal, it’s exactly what they want. You know their pantry needs stocking, and this is the perfect way to help them.
  • Throw blanket. This is always a winner – everyone could use more blankets! Consider their décor and tastes when choosing the right throw to suit them so it doesn’t end up forever banished to a closet.
  • Personalized anything. Whether a simple sign for inside their house, a welcome sign outside with their name on it, or a personalized doormat, you can’t go wrong. The best part is you can personalize just about anything these days, even cutting boards and wine casks! This opens up the door to choosing something that is uniquely them.
  • QR Code for their Wi-Fi password. You know everyone is going to ask them for it, so make things super simple for them and provide a framed QR code guests can scan to log in to their wifi network. Genius! Just head to QRStuff.com, select “plain text,” and enter the password. After choosing a color to print it in, the website will automatically generate a QR code. Voila! Test it with your devices to make sure it works, and then print it out and frame it. Simple, and very unique (your friends will love it!).
  • A strange kitchen item no one would buy for themselves. Did you know they make a kitchen tool that you stick in the center of a cake, and it marks the lines to cut perfect slices? Your friends probably don’t have one, nor would they buy one – but you could! Housewarming parties are the perfect place to give these I-didn’t-realize-I-needed-it gifts. Other great items include a spaghetti measure, a plate designed for serving pancakes, novelty cutting boards, and magnetic bottle openers.
  • USB charging outlet. Why take up valuable outlet real estate? Purchase them a couple of wall outlets that feature a built in USB charging port right next to the outlets.
  • Personalized commemorative ornament. Commemorate this moment in time with an “Our New House” ornament. You can find many online that are as simple as that saying with the year, or add their last name. Find one that suits them so that they can be reminded of this moment every time they decorate the Christmas tree.

Forget the kitchen towel set. Get them something unique they’ll cherish for years to come, long after the Boulder movers have gone. Contact us today if you need Boulder movers!

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!

Moving Your Business? Think About Hiring Freelancers

If you’re in the process of moving your company, there’s a lot to do in order to make sure that your office looks just as good in the new place as it did in the old one. But some things about your office can change, and those things might just benefit your company as a whole in the long run. One of the shifts that many business owners go through when moving a business is the hiring of new employees.

Chances are that if you’re moving long distance or even a short distance, some of your existing employees may not want to make that move with you. This means that you have to hire new people, but instead of going the same route to hire in-office employees, consider the benefits of hiring freelancers.

When A Move Is Necessary

A lot of companies move in order to downsize. If the office space that you’re renting has become too expensive or there’s just not enough room, you’ll have to figure out a way to move, save money, and possibly cut back on expenses if your company isn’t doing too well at the moment. A freelancer can give you that flexibility. While a freelancer can still be on the payroll, these people do not have to occupy physical office space, so you can rent out a smaller office.

The Cost Benefits

The real benefit to hiring a freelancer is that you will save money in doing so. How? A freelancer doesn’t have to be part of your company insurance plan, and you don’t have to include this person in the same payment plan either. Often, freelancers have set contract rates, and these can be much lower than hiring a person with a full-time salary.

When to Look for a Freelancer

Freelancers have more flexibility than full-time employees, so hiring freelancers when you need an extra hand makes good sense. It also pays to have a lineup of reliable freelancers that you can call whenever you need some additional help on hand – so treat the freelancers that you do hire right.

It also pays to hire a freelancer when you don’t have anyone on staff that can complete a specific project or do something as well as the freelancer you have in mind. That said, though, it’s always important to hire the right person for the job – and never hire anyone based on their geographic location! With so many ways to communicate with anyone in the world, there’s really no need to restrict yourself to one area when it comes to hiring the best expert for the job.

Moving Long Distance for Work

If you are looking into moving long distance because the company you work for is moving, consider branching out and becoming a freelancer – as you can see, there are two sides to this coin! If you happen to be moving to Boulder, and you are searching for a Boulder moving company, be sure to call the team at Exodus Moving and Storage. We know how important getting your things packed, moved, and to your new location on time is, which is why we pride ourselves on being one of the top picks for a Boulder moving company available.

While you decide on a move, consider the possibility of moving your staff around as well by incorporating some freelancers into the mix. Even though the traditional office was once made up of in-house workers, all of that has changed with technology, and now the best of both worlds is within your reach.

Thinking Outside The Box: When You’re Through With Your Moving Boxes

Today, everyone’s looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. You’re stuck with all of these empty boxes once you’ve unpacked in your new home, but you want to more than merely recycle them.

No problem! Here are some ways to put those boxes to good use after moving day.

  • Trick or treat. If you have kids, you might have had so much on your plate during them move, you’ve forgotten about their Halloween costumes. Never fear, the boxes can save you! You probably have a decent range of sizes, so get to work creating their costumes using the boxes as a base, or put your kids to work to do it themselves. A big enough box can make a great ice cream truck or tractor, while identical twins would make a great set of dice! Get creative, and hit the internet if you are at a loss for ideas.
  • Storage. Why buy expensive storage totes, when these boxes will fit the bill perfectly? Of course, if you’re storing things in a damp basement you might want to rethink this, but an attic, closet, or storage unit can accommodate boxes nicely without harming the contents. Take all of your boxes and break them down for storage, and anytime you accumulate stuff you feel like putting away, just pull out a box and reassemble it.
  • Laundry basket. Re-purposing at its finest – you can even cut some handles on the side to carry it from your room to the laundry room!
  • Filing cabinet. If you have a lot of papers to file, you don’t need to spend money on a fancy filing cabinet. Just grab a box and store important paperwork in boxes! This is a great way to store instruction manuals to your electronics and appliances, tax documents, and even family photos. Just make sure that they cannot be damaged by moisture.
  • Imagination encouragement. These days, it seems kids just don’t have imaginations like they used to. When they’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day, just dig out some boxes and let them go to town. I remember as a child when my friends and I would play Barbies and turn cardboard boxes into shopping malls, tacking clothing “on display” to the sides of the boxes. Large boxes become forts, and boys will turn any size box into a vehicle. Encourage them to unplug with a box!
  • Car organizer. Even if you don’t have kids, chances are the trunk of your car could use a little organizing. A box is a great way to keep your antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, and spare quarts of oil from rolling around willy nilly, and can keep a spare blanket and other emergency supplies exactly where you need it.
  • Gift box. Why purchase expensive gift boxes this Christmas when you can just recycle a moving box? Skip the wrapping paper and let the kids paint them up festively!
  • Light box. If you enjoy photography, you can use a box and some white paper or tin foil top make a makeshift light box. This will allow you to take stunning still life pictures, whether your latest culinary endeavor or pictures for a product you sell in your Etsy store. This is especially handy in areas where inclement weather makes it impossible to put natural lighting to use.
  • School projects. Whether a science project for the science fair or a diorama for history homework, there comes a time in a child’s life when they will require a cardboard box for some kind of project. Have these on hand, and you’ll always be prepared, sparing yourself from last minute trips to acquire a box!
  • Makeshift table. When I was a broke college student and short on table space to display candles and other fun stuff I had acquired, I simply turned cardboard boxes upside down and covered them with a pretty sheet acquired at the thrift store.
  • Floor saver. Looking to spare your floors, but need to reorganize the furniture in the room? Don’t purchase expensive felt pads – cut custom floor savers from your cardboard boxes. Your floors are scratch-free, and you don’t have to spend a dime!
  • Harvest collectors. If you grow a vegetable garden or have fruit trees, you can use a box to collect your fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.
  • Oil spill protection. Have a slow leak, and can’t get your car in the shop for another week or two? Just slip a broken down box to catch the drips in order to protect your garage floor or driveway.
  • Pet bed. Your cat probably loves your empty boxes anyway, why not throw in a pillow or some soft bedding and let her use it as a pet bed?
  • Shipping. If you have a lot of long distance relatives, you’ll want to hold onto those boxes just to reuse for shipping out gifts and other things. Much better than buying the boxes at the post office or office supply store!

If you are looking for movers in Fort Collins, give us a call. Not only are we movers in Fort Collins, but we also have storage space for rent. Call us for a free moving quote, or ask us about a free moving quote on Facebook. When it comes to movers in Fort Collins, Exodus is your best choice!

Flying? Ways to Pass Airport Time

If you’re moving to Boulder from another part of the country or the world, you’ll probably be spending some time waiting at an airport. Even though some airports try really hard to provide travelers with great places to shop, duty free options, and plenty of food and coffee choices, waiting for hours on end at an airport is really anything but fun or exciting. So, how can you pass the time at an airport without being bored to tears?

We’ve helped a lot of people that are moving to Boulder (and we’ve spent a lot of time in airports!), so we have a few tips for you to help you pass the time when you’re stuck waiting for your flight.

  • Use the time to catch up on your reading. When was the last time that you had a chance to sit down with a paperback book? If you haven’t done the reading thing in a while, check out some best-seller lists before you leave, and make sure to pack a good book or two. If you forgot to bring a book with you, rest assured that most airports on your way to moving to Boulder have bookstores – stock up!
  • Check out your social networks. See what the people you know are doing on sites like Facebook (we’re there too!), Twitter, and LinkedIn. See if you can connect with more people, read funny things that other people have posted, and enjoy the time that you have to read through posts you may not read otherwise.
  • Get a massage or go for a manicure. Sure, those airport beauty options can be pricey, but you totally deserve a pedicure if your feet are sore and tired. Kick off your shoes and let the professional go to work on your toes or nails, or get a nice relaxing massage to really ease the tension that you might have felt after crossing through customs or waiting for hours in those really uncomfortable airport chairs.
  • Find a lounge. There are exclusive lounges all over the airport for VIPs, but you can get in on some lounge action even if you aren’t a VIP. Before you leave, find out if the airport you’ll be stuck at will allow you access to a lounge for a one-time fee. Some lounges offer great little pampering extras that you will really enjoy indulging in if you are stuck at an airport for any length of time.
  • Roam around and people watch. Sometimes, it can be really entertaining just to sit back, grab a drink or coffee, and watch the travelers roll by. There’s really no better time to just relax and see what other people are up to, where other people are going, and to maybe make a friend or two while you wait.
  • Get some air. Some airports have rooftops that are accessible, so check this out if it’s a possibility. Once you’re past the security checkpoint, though, it might be hard to get outdoors, so take your time soaking up the sunshine while you can.
  • If you have a layover, why not check your bags at the airport by renting a locker, and get outside to enjoy the city that you’re currently in? You can roam around for a few hours, see the sights, and get back to the airport in time for your flight. Just make sure to consider rush hour traffic and other delaying factors.

Working With Your Long Distance Moving Company

If you are flying and you have hired a long distance moving company to get your stuff to your new place, make sure to tell the long distance moving company that you’ve hired what your flight time are, and when you can expect to arrive at your destination. This way, you are all on the same page when it comes to your arrival time – or just arrange to have your moving company arrive a day or two after your flight lands. Either way, you’re in great hands with Exodus Moving and Storage. Call us today to book your move, and enjoy the time you have to spend in the airport!

How to Get Your Rental Deposit Back

I’d like to think that most landlords are ethical people that aren’t trying to squeeze every penny out of tenants, and many are. Every once in a while, though, a landlord comes along that will keep your security deposit no matter what you try to do, or how hard and well you clean the place that you are moving out of.

Getting a security deposit back after you’ve already left a place is really hard to do. You may have to bring your landlord to small claims court if that person refuses a refund. But know that you will need to bring proof with you, and lines at small claims courts can be long and tiresome. If you’re moving to Boulder or moving to Fort Collins and haven’t yet signed that lease agreement, here’s what you need to do beforehand to ensure that you will get a security deposit back when you move out.

  • Create a list of the rooms inside of your new place, and place a comment next to each room detailing the state of the room as you find it. In most states, landlords should hand these checklists out to tenants, but few do, so it’s up to you to make your own list.
  • Document it: take photos of each room with your phone, and upload those photos to a file that you can easily access at a later time. Make sure to snap pictures of anything that’s not in good shape, so that you can easily point to those things when you move out.
  • Research the landlord or company that you will be renting from. The Internet is a great place because it gives everyone the chance to completely research anyone else. Find out if there are any complaints against a landlord or rental company, and look at the Better Business Bureau rating for a rental company if applicable. Should you shy away from a list of really bad reviews even if the apartment that you found is cheap? Yes!
  • Read your lease carefully. Before moving to Boulder or moving to Fort Collins, go over the lease that your new landlord sends to you critically. Does the lease state that you will get a security deposit back, or is that deposit non-refundable? Are there any other details or parts of the lease that you don’t agree with? Find the time to speak with your landlord about every single detail in a lease, so that you aren’t left with any surprises when you do move.
  • Go on a walk-through with a landlord or with the person in charge of maintenance for the building. Point out everything that’s wrong with a place, and ask the person you’re working with to initial and agree to the things that you have an issue with. This way, you’ve thoroughly documented everything that you could later be blamed for.

Moving to Fort Collins or Moving to Boulder

Once you have signed the lease and arrived at your destination, there are a few things that you have to do as a tenant to ensure that you always get your money’s worth.

  • Keep things nice and tidy. If you put holes in the walls, realize that you will have to patch those up before you move out. If you have carpeting in your new home, do not let anyone wear shoes inside your house, and clean any stains as soon as they happen.
  • Sometimes getting a landlord to repair anything is a nightmare. If you have to cough up cash for your own repairs, take a photo of the before and after, and send your landlord the bill right away — whether or not you can deduct these amounts from your rent depends on the law where you live, so make sure to look into those details before deducting anything. The point of sending your landlord the bill and photos is that you can later show good faith if you can’t get a rental deposit back (take photos of all bills too).

When it’s time to leave your old or new place, go through every room in the apartment and take more photos. You can never have enough photos, and with apps like Dropbox it’s really easy to store everything that you need to keep for a long time. The goal of renting is to live in harmony, live in a good place with a low rent, and get your deposit back when you do move. Follow these tips for a sure thing when it comes to that deposit refund!

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S.

When the weather starts to get a bit colder, we think about snow – and skiing! In Colorado, we love the winter months because those chilly days and nights mean lots of fluffy snow, winter sunshine, and plenty of activity on some of the U.S.’s greatest slopes. Forbes recently rated the top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for the 2014 year, and we’re betting you’re going to like what you see if you are planning a move and looking for a long distance moving company.

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Telluride CC Photo Courtesy of Chuckcars

Number 6: Vail, Colorado. Is it any real surprise that Vail has made this list? For many years now, Vail has been a top ski destination. Vail boasts nearly 350 inches of snow per year, and this resort is seriously massive. Since Vail is a top destination for people from Colorado and all over the world, it’s a good idea to buy your pass and book your hotel room in advance.

Number 9: Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is a cozier version of Vail, and this ski resort also boasts tons of activities for you to do while you are at the resort. It’s hard to think of a reason why you’d need a car or alternate transportation while at Telluride, too, since this resort really has it all – and all of the things you want are close together. A helpful gondola will shuttle you from town to slope, too, so all you have to do is get there.

Number 1: Jackson Hole Resort, Wyoming. Even though Wyoming is the first on the Forbes list, if you are planning a move to Colorado, you’ll be happy to note that this resort is only about six hours away by car, and a lot closer by plane. We think that the resorts in Colorado are more than amazing, but you can head to Jackson Hole for a weekend getaway if you’re seeking a new kind of adventure.

Fort Collins Skiing

Eldora Mountain Resort: there’s something great about Eldora Mountain Resort. Even though it’s not as big as Telluride or Vail, Eldora has a lot to offer new and seasoned skiers. Plus, Eldora is only 70 miles away from Fort Collins – that’s hard to beat.

Snowy Range Ski Area: if you’re looking for something that’s really close to Fort Collins, Snowy Range is approximately 32 miles away. There are lots of things to do in this area too, so you can bring your skis, and maybe some snowshoes along as well!

Loveland: the Loveland area is home to a ski resort or two that is perfect for beginners. If you’re looking for the whole ski school experience, Loveland has the best slopes to test out your ski feet. Plus, this area is home to Matrimony Mountain, which is literally a mountaintop where couples go to wed – after the ceremony, a big party happens at the base.

Long Distance Moving Company Options

It’s not easy to find the right long distance moving company, and we know how tricky it can be. But, we’re also happy to offer all of our clients top rated moving services including unpacking, packing, and everything in between. We will make sure that all your ski gear gets where it needs to go, and that all of your belongings are transported properly.

There are lots of Denver moving companies to select from, but we think that our reputation stands out amongst the rest of the Denver moving companies. Plus, we are one of the few Denver moving companies to offer storage options in both Denver and Fort Collins – just in case you have too much ski gear! Give us a call today for a free estimate, or ask us about any of our moving services.

Tips to Keep Your College Student Safe

It’s that time of year again – countless parents are heading to college campuses to help kids settle in after a Denver moving company drops off their stuff. It’s a time of joy and pride, while at the same time, extreme worry. Your child has grown up and moved on to the next chapter of their lives, one where you won’t be there to assure their safety. Tears will likely be shed, a mix of happiness and sadness.

If you want these tears to be more of the happy sort, there are some safety tips you can review with your child before you even contact Denver moving companies to get a quote to move their stuff.

Here is a rundown so your child is prepared, and you can have more peace of mind.

1. Lock it up. Of course this goes for more than just the dormitory door, but it should be mentioned just in case. Some students might become so comfortable with their dorm-mates, they become less likely to lock their doors when in the room. Teach them they should get in the habit of locking their doors whether they are in the room or not, all the time. Better they go through the inconvenience of opening up the door for a friend than become the unfortunate victim of a burglary-gone-wrong.
2. Don’t grant unauthorized access. Do not open your door unless you know who’s knocking, and the same goes for letting someone in the building that you don’t know.
3. The buddy system. This is more than just a way for elementary students to stay safe during field trips! College students, particularly women, should always travel in groups – there is safety in numbers.
4. Don’t flaunt expensive possessions. The same goes for large amounts of money and expensive belongings. Remember that you don’t really know everyone in a dorm. Just knowing you have $4,000 in your room can be just enough to tempt a would-be thief who can easily wait for you to leave. When the residential moving company hired is at work, try to keep the expensive items as concealed as possible.
5. Watch how much you drink. Teaching your kids to drink in moderation can prevent blackouts, and this can, in turn, prevent any unwanted aggression.
6. Map it. Scour the campus map in order to determine where the location of places like emergency phones and police substations are.
7. Call for help. What if your buddy is out on a date, or home visiting their parents? Some universities have an escort program, where you can call to have someone physically escort you where you need to go. If this option isn’t available, call a friend to be that escort.
8. Check the back seat. Before you go anywhere, check the backseat first. You never know when there may be an unwelcome passenger back there!
9. Follow your instincts. Teach your children to listen to their inner voice – if a situation just doesn’t feel right for any reason, tell them to get out fast! Instincts are often correct.
10. Avoid the social media check-in. While it is harmless for the most part, it can prove unfortunate when someone with bad intentions wants to track your every move.

You can send your child to school with the confidence that they’ll be able to take care of themselves if you review this safety list with them. While it can be difficult, it is a natural part of growing up, no matter how unpleasant it may be. It’s hard to let go. At the same time, it can be hard for a student, too. While you’ve looked after them all of their life, this is the first time they’re in charge of their own safety and well-being on a consistent basis. They’ll feel more confident armed with this information, too!

Of course, take the hassle out of getting their stuff there with the best Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage. We’ll make sure their stuff gets there safely. The rest is up to you!

How to Move Your Hanging Clothes

There are two ways to move a closet full of clothes. You can remove everything from its respective hanger, and place both the clothes and the hangers in boxes. Or, you can simply move all hanging clothes with the hanger still attached. We recommend the later, since it takes up a lot less space, is simpler to do, and your clothes will be ready to be hung when you arrive at your new destination.

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Clothes CC Photo Courtesy of Lara604

Here’s how to hang your clothes without removing the hanger from your Fort Collins movers.

You Will Need:

1. Hanger

2. Regular garbage bag

3. Clothes on hangers

To Move With Success:

1. Leave the clothes hanging in your closet.

2. Open the trash bag, and place the bottom of the bag around the clothes, so that all clothes are inside of the bag (leave the hanger tops poking out of the bag).

3. Tie off the end of the bag once it is securely over the pile of clothes.

4. Carefully remove the entire batch from your closet.

From there, you can simply move the entire bag of clothes from your current home to your new home quickly and simple. Best of all, when you get to yoru new home, all you have to do is hang the clothes, and remove the garbage bag. How simple is that?

Other Fun Moving Tips

As your Fort Collins movers, we’ve seen a lot of different moving tips and tricks. Here are a few that we think will make your job packing up your home simpler.

– Tape screws and nails to the backs of anything that hangs – whether its a mirror or a clock, having all the hardware in place makes things easier.

– Label everything clearly. Place room labels on all items, so that you (and your Fort Collins movers) will know where to put all of those boxes.

– Move pets and plants first: anything that could be hard to move or might cause some trauma (like moving a pet) should be brought to your new home first. This way, you don’t have to worry about upsetting a pet or tipping over a plant during the move.

– Make moving fun. Consider playing games when you pack, turning the whole trip into a fun game, or stocking up on road games to play during the move.

– Prepare in advance. Perhaps one of the best tips we can give you is to prepare for your move in advance, so that you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.

– Work with experienced movers. As your Fort Collins movers, we will make sure that we are on time, that all things are moved expertly, and that you know all of the details well in advance.

Working With Us

Call Exodus today for a free moving estimate. We promise that our moving estimate will be accurate, and that we will deliver on what we promise. In addition to a moving estimate, we can also provide you with storage quotes for either one of our storage facilities in either Fort Collins or Denver. Call us today for storage rental information.

Whether you’re looking for a long distance moving company or a company to help you move locally, we can help. Find us on Facebook for more information about our long distance moving company services, or to ask us anything!

The Kids Are Moving to College: Now What?

If your kids are moving to Fort Collins to attend college or anywhere else in the world, you may be feeling sad and full of anxious feelings. Relax, these feelings are perfectly normal! Plus, there are things that you can do before your kids leave to feel better about the whole move.

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Campus CC Photo Courtesy of Will Hart

Here’s some help from Exodus Moving and Storage when it comes to facing an empty home for the first time.

1. Book some time with your child: spend some time alone with your kid prior to the big college move. If you don’t have any time before the move, book a family vacation or other event during a holiday when your child will return home – maybe a thanksgiving vacation is in order this year!

2. Make sure that your child spends an adequate amount of time with his or her siblings too. If your kids will be separated for a year, it’s important that they get quality time with each other.

3. Consider purchasing a special gift for your grad. Going away to college is a hard thing to do, and your child will feel isolated and lonely at first. Buying him or her something cozy and warm to remember you by is a really good way to make them feel secure, even when they are far away.

4. Prepare yourself for some quiet and free time. It may be a good idea to sign up for a few classes, find some things to do, and occupy your time now that your home will be relatively empty.

5. Spend some time with your partner. If you are married, look ahead to the days without your child as an opportunity to date your husband or wife, and to have some fun. If you’re not married, now you will have the time to date someone new, or explore the dating scene a bit.

6. Get a hobby. Find something that you love to do and start doing that thing. Otherwise, the days will seem endless and stretch on without something to occupy your time.

7. Connect with other parents: it helps to speak to other people going through the same thing!

Preparing Your Child for College Life

Before moving to Fort Collins or any other place, your child should have some basic life skills. Things like teaching your kid how to do the laundry, use a bank machine, and cook some meals are all important and essential. Otherwise, your child will be lost – but, then again, you’re just a phone call away, so make sure that your child knows you are never too far away.

If you are trying to prepare your child for moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, consider hiring movers to help. As Loveland movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has moved plenty of college students to many different areas, and we’re happy to be your Loveland Movers too. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or for additional information about how we can help your child move to his or her new college home.

 

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After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

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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