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.
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!
The moving services that we offer are not just for those who live in a residential area. We know a great deal about moving businesses, and are particularly adept at moving places that have to do with the government. Moving a government establishment like a DMV to another building doesn’t require all that much moving, but it does require setting up. If you have chairs, tables, desks, or anything else that may be used in a business setting, we can help you get it loaded, unloaded, and setup around the general area it needs to be in.
Government establishments are generally considered to be some of the most boring businesses mostly because of the extraordinarily boring interior that usually they have. However, no matter how boring your interior spaces, it fills a its function quite well. Besides, we are not interior decorators. Our establishment focuses on the loading and unloading of materials from one place to another, not whether the fung shwe in a building is correct.
One of the more difficult portions of moving the government business , or any business for that matter, is definitely the amount of furniture that you will find in these establishments. Since they are set up to be able to hold a lot of people they are likely to have a lot of chairs, a lot of tables, and possibly desks that can’t be counted. In this case, it may take quite a few trips to be able to get all of the furniture from one place to another, however when you hire someone like us we will stick with you until the job is done.
This does not matter how long it takes, because we fulfill our contracts to the best of our ability, not to the remainder of our time. Moving a business should be like moving any other home with the exception that the service provided may take a little bit longer because of the furniture. The point behind all of this though is to prove that we do more than just residential areas. Yes, we can help you move your business and we can help you do it quickly.
Our own Joel Coen wins Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in a Testament to Teamwork
In 2010 we expanded into Commerce City and only a year later we have already been recognized for making a difference. In September Commerce City awarded our Chief Operating Officer, Joel Coen with its Entrepreneurial Spirit Award:
The award acknowledges the risks and perseverance required for entrepreneurs to be successful in today’s business environment. In a down economy, Mr. Coen did what few others did – developing a plan to expand his business into new markets and recreating customer experience. Exodus Moving & Storage secured lucrative government contracts and took advantage of the Colorado Hire Patriots program to expand workforce by hiring veterans. Social responsibility is also a key element in the company’s business operations and they support a number of non-profit organizations such as Alternative to Violence, Habitat for Humanity, Realities for Children and SEAKR.
But, as always, Joel remains humble and focused on what it really takes to succeed: “The focus of this award should be on the teamwork it takes to make this happen.”
It may seem like he is being modest, but that is just the plain truth. This isn’t an individual award. This is recognition for everything we have been doing since we arrived in Commerce City – which is a continuation of what we have been doing in Colorado for the past fifteen years. We are humbled and grateful that Commerce City has chosen to give a nod to our teamwork – which is just one of our most precious core values.
In March, Joel sat down for an interview with Commerce City’s director of Economic Development, Brittany Morris Saunders, and he spelled out what makes us stand above the rest:
“Exodus success in the moving industry is based upon a devotion to providing the best moving services that exceed customers’ expectations. We achieve this through hiring the right people…We move everything ourselves, and we do not sub-contract out the job.”
Read the full interview here to get a glimpse of why Commerce City chose to recognize Joel Coen and our team as among the best of the Colorado business community.
As mentioned in our previous posting, in the beginning of February Exodus Moving and Storage had the privilege of meeting up with key members of the Commerce City leadership team to talk about our recent move to the area. With our new Denver Metro address within their city borders, there was much to discuss with regard to the progress of both the area and the community. Specifically in an effort to positively affect economic development, our very own Joel Coen was asked a series of questions about Exodus and how we do business. The following are excerpts from this interview explaining exactly where we stand.
The Problem with the Moving Industry
When people think of movers and storage space, they tend to think of low income jobs. They think movers are uneducated, dishonest and cannot get another job. At Exodus we hire hard working, honest and forthright good people that are out to earn an honest living. We deliver to our customers the very best staff possible. Other factors play a part as well, such as social media, it is time sensitive and allows us to listen to satisfied customers and it continually challenges our team to deliver best.
When it comes to moving, experience counts, but so does a being a certified moving consultant (CMC). Ilan (our CEO) is helping drive the company forward by focusing on good recruitment and is determined to focus on the growth and development of existing employees. He has earned a certified moving consultant certificate. By promoting continuing education and ethical sales practices, Ilan and his team provide accurate quotes and accurate rates. So estimating the best possible moving costs will deliver improved customer experience and no surprises.
The Exodus Difference
Exodus success in the moving industry is based upon a devotion to providing the best moving services that exceed customers’ expectations. We achieve this through hiring the right people. Exodus has stringent hiring practices including background and drug tests. Our staff members are well trained. We move everything ourselves, and we do not sub-contract out the job.
Exodus in Commerce City
Commerce City had a state-of-art facility at a good rate. We all want a good place to live and play while we are working which is why most of our leadership staff lives here. We are a great benefit to the community and we take pride in contributing positively to the community.
A few weeks ago, our very own Joel Coen (Chief Operations Officer) and Andrew Ross (Chief Process Officer) met up for lunch with some of the key leadership of Commerce City including Brittany Morris (City Development), Jerry Flanery (City Planner) and Paul Natale (The Mayor). With our recent expansion into the Denver Metro and our opening of a new state of the art storage facility in Commerce City, we wanted to take the time to discuss the opportunity being presented. Excited not only for our companies benefit but also the betterment of new a community in which we are a part of, we spoke openly about joining forces with the city to co-promote growth.
The mayor and his team spoke candidly and were truly excited about their plans to renovate and renew Commerce City making it complimentary to Colorado’s other beautifully thriving cities.After speaking with the cities leadership, we became clear of the full scope of their commitment as well as a better idea of the organized efforts being taken toward development. The city illustrated a very high interest in taking excellent care of the people that live in the city in an effort to make sure there is sense of community as the city grows. As community spirit and working together is a major priority for Exodus, we felt reaffirmed in our decision to open a location in Commerce City.
Originally, we had chosen our Commerce City location because of its excellent access to the highway system, the affordable costs of renting a building space and because key members of our staff had recently purchased homes in Buffalo Run. At Exodus, we maintain a commitment to servicing the areas in which we live, work and play and have found that Commerce City best offers us the ability to do all of those things. This paired with the areas ideals set toward community strength and positive growth made it obvious that our focuses seemed to be very much aligned.
By the end of our lunch meeting, it was apparent that the city was very excited to have Exodus on board. We are bringing much needed jobs to the area in addition to offering more choices in the moving and storage industry. Because of our dedicated involvement within other communities, we have been proud to already positively impact so many of the neighborhoods that we serve. We are thankful that we have been very well received by Commerce City and we are looking very forward to partnering with them to promote progress.