Indoor shutters can be added to any home for a unique look that’s clean and defined. Shutters can also be added to doors and windows in an apartment — this look is especially great if the windows inside of your apartment have seen better days! You may not have control over the way that the windows look, but you can add some indoor shutters to let in light and keep those ugly windows on the outside. Shutters also add privacy, which is a great thing if you happen to live in a city where space is an issue.
How to Decorate with Indoor Shutters
If you start to look at various home supply stores, you will see a plethora of shutter types. From faux wood to actual wood (and various types of wood), prices really fluctuate based on the type of material that you choose. If you plan to move and leave your shutters behind, faux can look just as good as the real thing (just know that faux probably won’t add value to a home that you own, but real wood shutters will likely add some value).
If you are a purist, go with wooden shutters for an authentic look. Speaking of authentic, where do indoor shutters originate from anyway? There are actually two types of shutters including “Plantation Shutters” and “New England Shutters” (some companies may offer additional types as well). What’s the difference?
Choosing the Right Kind
Typically, New England type shutters keep light out of a room, and are installed in order to make a room darker. If your goal is to let in as much light as possible, choosing Plantation shutters is a better idea. As the name suggests, Plantation shutters were once popular in plantation homes because they keep extreme heat out while letting in plenty of sunlight. You can also find some refurbished antique shutters if that’s the look you are going for.
Not Just Black and White
Most shutters that you can buy in a store right now come in either white, black, or a natural wooden color. But, that doesn’t mean that your shutters have to stay any of these colors! You can easily paint white shutters any kind of accent color to really make a window stand out (looks great if you are painting a full-length door shutter too). If the rest of the room is white, and you put a pair of teal shutters in the middle of the room, you’ll create an amazing look that stands out.
You can also purchase custom shutters from various stores that can be found on the Internet, and these are ideal if you have windows that are difficult to fit. Shutters can be placed outside of a window or inside of a window, and you can choose to cover either side of shutters with curtains or not — this look is really versatile, and it’s the fastest way to make damaged windows look worlds better. If you are moving to Boulder and you want to set up a room that looks amazing, consider indoor shutters for a great look!
Hiring Movers in Greeley, CO
Are you ready to move to a different town or state? Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for more information about our pricing, rates, and our storage space rentals. When it come to moving you from where you are now to anywhere else, Exodus can help you get where you’re going. While you work on moving, feel free to look around this blog for all kinds of tips on decorating, moving, living in Colorado, and local happenings. Our goal with this blog is to cover every aspect of moving from decorating your new home to figuring out your new surroundings – and don’t be afraid to ask us about something you’d like to know more about!
Call Exodus, your Parker movers, today!
Moving to Boulder soon? Before you move, or right after you move, you will want to clean your new place. You could hire a cleaning company to work on your new home for you, or you could do the tasks yourself and save a lot of money. If you have started to look for cleaning companies, you’ve probably noticed that many of these companies now boast using eco-friendly cleaning products. Why? Because eco-friendly is important to many people — and it’s also a good way for cleaning companies to charge more!
But you don’t have to spend a fortune on new eco products with high price tags in order to clean your place the green way. If you do want to make sure that your home is cleaned with green in mind, here are some top tips to cleaning the eco-friendly way.
Polish Your Wooden Furniture
Most wood polish is made from oil, but the polish that’s sold en masse is often loaded with chemicals. To avoid the harsh fumes and environmental impact, simply mix some olive oil with a bit of lemon juice. The lemon juice will help remove any stains, and the olive oil will nourish the wood providing the moisture that your furniture currently lacks.
Clean Your Floors The Right Way
Have you noticed how many floor polishing products currently line store shelves? It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! Instead of choosing a product that’s loaded with chemicals and toxic fumes, you can wash floors effectively with a mixture of water and vinegar. Vinegar is a really strong and effective cleaning agent, and it’s a great way to clean your floors while also adding some sparkle. Don’t use vinegar on soft floors like rugs, but use it on wood, tile, and ceramic.
Make that Glass Shine
You don’t need a product like Windex to make your windows shine. All you need is an empty spray bottle that includes a mixture of lemon juice and water. Simply mix the two together, grab a rag, and get to work on any glass surfaces. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your windows and mirrors shine with just a bit of homemade window cleaner!
What You’ll Need
In order to make any of the eco-friendly concoctions listed above, you will need a few empty spray bottles, various rags for different cleaning purposes, a clean mop for floors, and some dry rags to use to wipe up moisture or to use to polish wooden furniture. You will also need some lemons, some vinegar, and a few other household items — stuff that you probably already have in your home anyway! There are a lot of excellent green cleaning tips that can be found online too, so do your homework and find cheaper ways to clean while also going green — no cleaning company required!
Movers in Greeley, CO
If you are looking for a moving company to help you get to your new place simple and easily, Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you. Exodus offers full service moving options (including packing and unpacking), and we can also move you long distance if that’s what you have in mind. As movers in Fort Collins, CO, Exodus has years of experience moving all kinds of items to many different places. We know that you probably have questions about our moving service and our rates, so feel free to call us today for a free estimate.
Exodus can also be found on Facebook, and we’d love to know what your best green cleaning tips are. Do you have some eco-friendly cleaning ideas that you want to share? Leave us a note here or on our Facebook page!
When it comes to kids, pets, and guests, couches just don’t last that long. The average lifespan of a couch is five years, six if you’re lucky. Starting out with a couch fabric that’s easy to clean will go a long way towards keeping that couch looking better longer, and you may even be able to get away with moving your old couch to your new space.
The Best Fabrics to Choose
- Micro-suede: Because it’s not made of real leather, micro-suede is simple to clean. In most cases, a quick wipe will get rid of any stains, and tough stains can be removed with couch cleaner.
- Leather: Leather actually isn’t hard to clean, though it can crack and fade, and it’s also a favorite material of cats (so watch out!). You can simply wipe leather in order to clean it, and it’s hard to stain unless you spill red wine or other liquid that might be absorbed by the porous material.
- Vinyl: Vinyl is really simple to clean (simpler than leather), but it’s not an easy material to find. Plus, some people really just don’t like the look of vinyl, so this one is entirely personal.
The Worst Materials
- Natural fibers: While a cotton couch looks nice, cotton stains easily (so does wool and other natural materials), so beware of a cotton couch if you want the couch to last for a long time.
- Silk: Silk couches look really nice, but silk is a picky material. Not only does silk stain, it also rips easily and you’ll be looking at a shredded couch if your cat decides that she likes silk a lot.
- Leather: Notice how leather is in both categories? That’s because there are different grades of leather, and some are far more porous than others. When you buy a leather couch, ask the salesperson if the leather that you like is more or less susceptible to stains.
Stained Couch Woes
Before you call the Boulder movers, think about whether or not you want to keep that stained couch. In almost every city, there’s some kind of shelter or other non-profit that would gladly take any kind of couch that’s in somewhat good condition. You can also donate the couch to a group home, or give it to someone that’s really in need. If you do not want the couch, you can always throw it out, but be careful to toss it in a designated area (you can’t just leave it on the sidewalk!).
What about that semi-stained couch that you want to move to your new home, but your girlfriend is not into? Well, in that case you can simply store your old couch, and sneak it into your new home when she’s not around — or, ok, you can save it until you have your Man Cave set up. As movers in Greeley, CO, we know that sometimes you just want to put some stuff in storage. That’s why we have storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver, and why we are more than happy to provide you with competitive storage space pricing.
We are just movers, we have storage solutions too! When it comes to moving companies in Colorado, Exodus is here for you. Call us today for a free quote, or let us know what you need when it comes to moving help. You can also find us on Facebook if you have any questions, or if you want to let us know about an upcoming move that you’re planning. In the meantime, make sure to buy a couch with fabric that lasts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
You just arrived at your new home directly behind the Colorado moving company. They parked the truck, unloaded your stuff down to the room where each box belongs, and now you’re inside, ready to begin unpacking.
The last thing you should be worrying about is bugs or other pests, like rodents. But in reality, you might have no choice. This rings especially true when you are purchasing a home that had been on the market for some time. With no one there to keep it clean and make frequent passes down hallways and from room to room, spiders are able to multiply and build their webs wherever they please. Ants might be lurking, foraging crumbs not sufficiently cleaned up by the owners, or some sticky mess forgotten about at the bottom of a cabinet.
Here’s a handy list of ways to work towards making your home bug-free, whether you’re moving into a newly-built home just listed or a 113-year old home that’s been on the market for six months.
Where do the bugs come from in the first place? You should start here, the root of the problem – working from the outside-in is the best course of action in this scenario. First, you need to remove all leaf piles and debris from the perimeter of your house. Bugs just love decaying leaf piles. In the winter, even the leaves will be too cold, and just where will they flee? Into your home.
Don’t leave buckets full of water or any other collector of water to sit outside your home. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which in this day and age can carry diseases like EEE that has killed people in many states.
If you have holes of any size in your window screens, make note of this and replace them. It isn’t difficult to do – a kit can be purchased at hardware stores to do the job yourself along with a roll of screen. Not only will mosquitoes and blackflies be able to enter your house during the summer when your windows are open, wasps, bees, spiders, and hornets can get in as well.
Seal Any Gaps
Go through the home and seal up any cracks with caulking. It is an inexpensive way to limit the points-of-entry for pests to get in, and can help out in the winter months on heating costs too – a win-win! Don’t just search your house for cracks. You can do the same down in the basement. Seek out cracks in the foundation, along the exterior walls, and fascia board.
Find your dryer vent and see if there are gaps that can be sealed. Do the same by the places your utilities come into the home. For the areas where utilities feed inside the home, turn to a spray foam product to insulate this area.
Be sure to keep any areas you eat in free and clear from crumbs and food debris. Clean out the sink strainer every night, and don’t leave a sink full of dirty dishes to sit out all night. Teach your kids to clean up their messes, and to clean up any spills right when they happen instead of the next day. Bugs love sticky food messes, and once they become part of your kitchen, it is tough to get rid of them.
Another important lesson is to remove kitchen garbage as soon as it becomes a noticeable problem. Clean it out as frequently as possible. One way to force yourself to get into the habit is to have a small garbage can. It doesn’t have the chance to collect, thus eliminating old food scraps and the associated odor, along with the chance for bugs. Of course, if you’re a larger family, you are probably taking the trash out frequently anyway!
If you need to, you can call in a professional to come and remove problem bugs. Experts are always a good idea – after all, you hired professional residential moving company to take care of it, so why not hire one to deal with the bugs as well? Be sure to find one with a guarantee so that you can enjoy your new home as bug free as possible. If you need help moving, call your Colorado moving company, or ask us for a free moving quote online. You can also find out more about the free moving quote that we offer on this website.
The fall weather is here, and that means more rain, and eventually snow! Some things will become completely ruined if they get wet, so that means money spent in the form of extra packing supplies to protect your stuff.
That’s why relying on Denver moving companies is a smart idea. You don’t need to worry about exposed furniture in the beds of friends’ trucks – the residential moving companies feature enclosed box trucks and trailers to get the job done, protecting your belongings from inclement weather.
But if the moving company in Denver is not moving everything, there might be a box or two that you’ll keep with you, like your ‘Essentials’ box, or a bag containing your laptop. If you’re doing some, or all, of the move by yourself, you’re going to have to learn strategies to make moving in the stormy weather a little easier! Here are some tips to help.
Start At The Finish
Before you start moving into a new place, you’re going to want to begin by protecting surfaces you’ve likely just cleaned. While you won’t be able to stop any messes from being made whatsoever, you can minimize the damage done and reduce the time you’ll have to spend cleaning up after the Denver moving companies and helping hands.
Whether you rely on rugs, towels, or old bed sheets, you need to lay something down on the floor to keep mud and dirt off of the clean floor. If this is a winter move, this will minimize the risk someone will slip on snow tracked in on their boots. Also, be sure you turn up the heat prior to lugging those boxes in – besides keeping the occupants warm and snug while going in and out, certain belongings need to be stored at a certain temperature, like your electronics.
Weatherproof Your Stuff
For your items in boxes, as long as holes are sealed up with packing tape, everything will be just fine. However, you’ll probably be moving some things that shouldn’t get wet, like any artwork, large electronics, or expensive furniture. You can very easily head to your local residential moving company to rent out things to make your move easier – plastic sheeting, mattress pads, etc – or you can employ the use of blankets and tarps you have on hand.
Get Ready To Load Up
If you’ve employed the help of moving company in Denver to load up the big stuff, great! Just be sure you do the same thing you did at the new place – lay towels, sheets, or rugs down to minimize the mess made from wet shoes and boots. Be sure anyone carrying boxes is wearing good slip-proof shoes or boots so no one gets hurt! If you plan on moving some or all of the boxes yourself, you should inspect the area the boxes will be placed for leaks or the presence of water.
If the Denver moving companies are unloading, great! If you don’t have the help of a residential moving company when it comes time to unload, there are ways to make the process less painful in inclement weather. It all starts with the way you pack your truck(s).
Try to be as systematic as possible, packing rooms together instead of all spread out throughout the vehicle. It can be tempting to try to find smaller boxes to fit into gaps, but resist this urge. It is easier to just unload each room in order. You can use the people who’ve come to help you unload as an assembly line of sorts, minimizing the amount of time anyone has to be outside. Not only does this ensure a speedy unpacking process, it also reduces the amount of wet traffic in your home!
You can move in bad weather! Let Exodus Moving & Storage help you so that the weather isn’t even a thought in your mind.
Have you just found an amazing old home that you absolutely love, but you’re worried that the person suffering from major allergens in your family will not love the house as much? Don’t worry! There are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that the home you are moving into is allergy-free. As one of the top Denver moving companies, we’ve seen a lot of dusty old homes, and we know a thing or two about how to make those great old places better for people that suffer from allergies – here are our best tips!
Frequency of Cleaning
With busy schedules, it can be really hard to make time to clean, right? That’s completely understandable, but someone that suffers from bad allergies has to live in a home that’s pretty clean. That means that your house has to be cleaned at least once per week. So, get into the habit of cleaning the home that you are moving into once per week, and be sure to clean your home directly after hiring one of the many Denver moving companies – just to be sure that there’s no dirt left behind.
Cleaning The Floors
Floors can pick up all kinds of things from small particles of dirt that we can see to stuff like pet dander that we can’t see. It is recommended that you clean your floors before you move into your home with a mixture of floor cleaner and hot water. Allergy experts recommend using a clean mop with warm water to clean the floors, so something like a spray cleaning device might not be the right thing to use if you have a family member suffering from allergies – use a mop instead, but be sure to replace that mop regularly.
The Things We Can’t See
Dust is the biggest problem for people with allergies, and dust can really creep up on you! Try to move around your new home and think about the areas that you can’t see – those are the ones that often have the most dust. Places such as windowsills, tops of doors, ceiling fans, tops of cabinets, counter or above counter spaces, and other areas that are hidden from view are the places where that dust will settle every time. If you add these spaces to your regular cleaning routine, you can be sure to get every piece of dust.
Did you know that bacteria and dust and other allergy provokers like warm and humid spaces? If you keep your home at a cooler temperature all year long (under 70 degrees), you can cut down on bacteria. Keeping your home drier is a good idea too, since humidity breeds bacteria and dust.
In addition to looking for Denver moving companies when you are ready to move, consider hiring a professional cleaning company to thoroughly clean your home before you move into it. Professional cleaners can often reach and find areas that most of us never even think about. When it comes to move, keep in mind that Exodus is a long distance moving company, so we can help you move anywhere that you are going – but we can’t help you with cleaning, so make sure that’s done before the move, just in case.
Call us today for our long distance moving company rates, or for any other details that you’d like to know more about!
As the warmer weather draws to a close, you might be wondering what to do with your boat – or how to store your boat if you’re moving to a new place during the fall season. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we offer storage space in both Denver and Fort Collins, and our larger spaces can accommodate a boat, so make sure to ask.
Boat CC Photo Courtesy of Yamaha Watercraft Group
But we want to be certain that you store your boat properly, too. This way, you can forget all about your boat during the winter months, and simply enjoy all of the snow-filled fun that Colorado has to offer.
Here are some tips from your Colorado moving company on how to properly store a boat.
1. If you have a smaller boat, the best way to store it is up on some kind of lift (like cinder blocks), and upside down. That’s right, flip your boat upside down for really good storage. But, obviously, you can’t do this with a much larger boat.
2. Boats that are bigger than 20 feet long can be stored inside of a storage unit, or by attaching the boat to a trailer, and parking the entire thing inside of a storage unit. If you don’t’ have a garage, the storage units from your Colorado moving company will work just as well – and your boat will be protected from the elements (although we do recommend covering the boat if possible).
3. For very large boats, you may find that your boat won’t fit into a storage unit. In this case, it is better to contact a marina, and make sure that your boat is covered, sealed, and stored properly.
What to Ask At the Marina
You probably paid a lot for your boat, right? That means that you’ll want to take every precaution to protect your investment. Before you choose a marina, ask the following key questions.
1. How will my boat be stored?
2. What kind of wrapping will be used to seal the boat?
3. What happens if my boat is stored outside, and weather damage occurs?
4. Do you have enough space to store my boat inside?
If possible, storing a boat indoors is always best, but that’s not always a possibility when it comes to a marina full of yachts. However, you can check around to make sure that you choose the best and most responsible boatyard. Otherwise, you may end up with boat storage that doesn’t cover the basic elements, and that could mean a disaster for you.
Keep in mind, too, that your insurance might not cover damages if your boat hasn’t been stored properly, so look into those details before deciding how to store your boat.
Moving Your Boat
As your Colorado moving company, we can help you move any boat of any size from your current location to your new one. If you do want to rent out a storage space in order to keep your boat safe during the winter months, we can help you with that too. Ask us about our storage spaces, rental sizes, and prices. In addition to properly storing your boat, we also recommend that you thoroughly clean your boat before storage – this way, your boat will be ready to roll by the time next summer rolls around.
How do you store your boat? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or by leaving a comment on our Facebook page. Either way, we will get back to you quickly with a response, and we’d love to hear how you go about storing your boat for the winter. In the meantime, if you need a long distance moving company, contact Exodus today – we are both a long distance moving company and a short distance company.
This Wednesday’s blog post is all about organization. While our Colorado movers have previously taken to the Exodus blog to discuss great Colorado moving organization tips, (check it out if you haven’t already: http://www.exodusmoving.com/2012/01/new-years-colorado-moving-tips/) we wanted to take a second out of your busy Wednesday to talk about one great strategy to organize your home. That way, if you ever decide to relocate (perhaps to Colorado) you’ll be just one step closer to getting ready for your move.
Let’s start with the cardinal rule of getting organized in the home: Do not go and buy more stuff!
This is every man (and woman’s) primary mistake. We inherently believe that because we’ve decided to get organized, it is necessary to go purchase boxes, bins, label makers, tape, string and an assortment of other random tools you’ve shoved into your cart at your local home improvement store. This is not the case. Organization is a process and not necessarily a product. We found a nifty little mantra from Cynthia Ewer, Editor at “Organized Home,” that really sheds light on the organization process:
Organize –> Measure –> Buy
So let’s start from the beginning. This process is going to take motivation and determination on your part. Begin with one room and go through the entirety of its contents. Yes, this will get messy but in the end, it’ll be worth it. Divide items into 3 piles: Sell/Donate, Keep and Store. Be realistic during this step. Perhaps you come across your sweet “Hammer Pants” from the 80’s and you put them in the “Keep” pile. The chances of you needing to bust those pants out in a quick second are slim so consider moving them to the “Storage” pile…or even the “Donate” pile- harsh but true.
Once this step is completed in each room (we didn’t say this process was for the faint of heart),pack “Store” items into boxes that are LABELED appropriately in legible handwriting and take those over to your Colorado moving and storage experts at Exodus and we’ll keep your belongings safe in a temperature controlled environment. As for the sell or donate items, get those out in the front lawn and have a yard sale or take them to your local Salvation Army and donate these items to those who truly need them- we promise you’ll feel great giving back to your community!
Your next step is to measure. Go back, room by room and take detailed notes about the items that are left. Maybe you started in a play room and during the organization process you tossed several dried up paint bottles. Had we not taken the time to go through these items, you’d probably be out at the store right now impulsively buying some expensive and ill-fitting Lazy Susan device in a fun color that matches the walls of the child’s play room perfectly…only to find that the paints don’t fit or can’t be salvaged causing you to lose hope in the whole process, quit before anything is actually accomplished and throw that Lazy Susan in a closet, never to be found again.
Now we can accurately decide if there is something we may need in order to get this room in order and purchase (the last step) with thought and purpose. The best part is, once you get rid of all that excess stuff you’ve been storing, everything usually ends up fitting without crazy contraptions anyway. If you do actually find there’s something you need, check out yard sales to save yourself money, or get creative. Do a quick internet search on DIY (Do It Yourself) shelves, book cases, etc. and start a fun new project!
So with your new arsenal of organizational knowledge, find that motivation within you to get organized- all of the Colorado movers at Exodus believe in you!
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As a full service moving and storage company, at Exodus, we do it all. Whether it’s a large scale corporate move or a small scale residential relocation, we are truly the company with international capabilities and local sensibilities. One of the things that is often forgotten is our specialty moving services. Sometimes, when companies branch out and extend their service expertise, in the end, while they may be able to cover more they are not able to maintain high standards in that which they offer to their customers. Through extensive training of our employees and a guiding principal of hard work and integrity, when we take on any kind of job, we commit to total excellence. And moving wine collections is no exception.
Ideas for Small Wine Collections
Wine aficionados in the process of relocation often come to us with questions about how best to transport their collections from point A to point B. The first thing we ask is the size of the collection. For smaller more manageable numbers of bottles, transportation can be as easy as using a personal vehicle. In this case, we recommend careful packing and paying special attention to the temperature inside your car insuring that it maintains a consistent 55? F. If you will be flying to your new destination and would like to transport a small collection, consider very carefully packing bottles in your checked luggage. We highly recommend the use of specific packaging to ensure that your bottles do not break during the often rough handling of airline baggage in transit.
Old vs. New Wine Moving
Another important thing we inquire about when our customers want to move their wine is how old it is. In general, the older the wine, the more fragile it can be with regard to temperature changes, corkage drying and general movement. But bottles that are less than 10 years old are often easier to move without jeopardizing the integrity of the wine. Newer corks created using synthetic materials and generally more resistant to drying and younger wines often contain less sediment that would benefit from a “rest period” after relocation. It is important to think about what your specific grouping of vintages represents in order to best answer the question of transport.
When To Move Wine
Experts agree that the extreme weather months are the worst time for your wine to make its move. If you are completing a long distance move in the summer or winter, we suggest securing climate controlled storage until late fall or early spring. The most temperate months of the year offer the safest environment for wine transport. Using a climate controlled van will provide your precious bottles with a safe haven from temperature variation, until your wine collection can be delivered to its new home. This will ensure that your wine maintains its value and perhaps most importantly, it intended flavor.