Springtime is almost here. In Denver, that means the start of a new season filled with tons of great things to do. Plus, most of those things are completely free. If you’re moving to Denver (or moving to Fort Collins, which isn’t too far away!) this spring, here’s what you can look forward to!
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1. Downtown Denver Art Festival: join hundreds of local Denver artists as they display their work all over downtown. You’ll see all kinds of art from photography to sculptures as you spend your day browsing what Denver’s best artists have to offer. Love something that you see? Take it home with you! There’s no better way to commemorate your move to Denver!
2. Denver Story Trek: Denver is brimming with history, and this trek makes it all come to life. Join guides as they bring groups through the most historic points in Denver. You’ll quickly discover that Denver has its roots deep in history.
3. Visit South Park: are you a fan of the South Park TV show? Why not take one of the best spring days to explore this town? Spring is the optimal season for checking out what South Park has to offer from great local shops to plenty of South Park themed spots, this is the place to go for any animation fan.
4. 16th Street Mall: springtime means spending as much time outside as possible, and that only gets better when some great shopping is involved! Join the rest of the city as you stroll through the popular 16th Street Mall area checking out some of the best shopping spots.
5. Ski and Snowboard: there are far too many great slopes to just mention one here, but springtime is the absolute best time to get outside and ski or snowboard. With the sun on your face and a lot less layers, spring is the season for some of the best trail runs.
6. Hike: just like skiing or boarding, there are just too many trails in Denver to mention here, but all you really have to do is find one. Most trails are completely free to use, open to the public, and only require a good pair of hiking shoes. When the temperatures warm up, why not head outdoors and enjoy the spring immersed in Mother Nature?
7. Brew tours: if you’re really looking to relax, Denver has some of the best breweries around. Plus, lots of breweries offer food and drink pairings, so that you can really learn about Denver’s best beers. This is the best way to pass any lazy spring day!
8. Frisbee! You’ll see people playing Frisbee all over Denver on any green space that’s available. Roll up your pants, take off your shoes, grab a Frisbee, and get into the game!
9. Rockies games! If you’ve never been to a ballgame outdoors, you’re really missing out! Grab some tickets to see the Rockies during the first games of the season, and you’ll see why baseball is one of the most popular sports in America.
10. The Santa Fe Art District: during the spring months, this artsy side of town goes all-out with outdoors shows, new exhibits, and plenty to see and do.
Planning Your Move to Denver
Moving companies that you can trust are hard to find, and that’s why we’d like to help make your move to Denver simple and stress-free. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve been helping folks just like you move to our lovely city for years. We know how to help you pack, move, and unpack. We can even help you out when it comes to other details – just ask.
If you aren’t sure what to do with some of your items, we can offer you great storage solutions too. We have storage rental space in both Denver and Fort Collins. Need an estimate? Want more details? Give us a call. We’d be happy to provide you with a completely free estimate for your move. If you’ve decided to move to Denver, you’ve made the right city choice – now you just have to make the right mover choice! Give us a call today, we’re looking forward to speaking with you.
Moving to a retirement home means downsizing. It also means figuring out what’s really needed, and what things will simply add to the clutter of a tight space. Prior to being admitted to a retirement home, it’s a good idea to ask any friends of family members for help with organizing, packing, and downsizing, so that you really have only those necessary items to bring. Of course, if you need help packing, Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you.
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Here are some of the things that you will need to bring when moving to a retirement home.
1. Entertainment. You’ll need something to do at night, and if your retirement home apartment doesn’t come with a television, you may want to bring one with you. It’s also wise to bring a large stack of books, so that you don’t get bored when you’re sick of watching TV.
2. Lock box. Here’s something that a lot of elderly people do not think about bringing to a retirement home, but there’s good reason to do so. Often, things are misplaced or stolen in these homes, and it’s rare that a retirement facility will pay for damaged or lost items. Why not just stash your valuables in a small lock box?
3. Snacks. If you have a kitchen area (or just a small cabinet of some sort), pack it full of snacks that you like. Sure, you can go to the grocery store later, but it’s nice to have a few things to munch on when you arrive (or when you are in the middle of unpacking).
4. Utensils. Most of the time, retirement homes offer some kind of dining area where you will likely eat most of your meals. But, you may not always feel like going to the dining room. Or, you may feel like ordering a pizza one night! Bring some plates and a few utensils (a whole set isn’t necessary, mind you) with you, just in case.
5. Blankets and comfortable items. You may not be able to have candles in your apartment (check the retirement home guidelines), but you can certainly bring a duvet, some quilts, lots of fluffy pillows, and any other items that will make you feel more at home.
6. Writing tools. Maybe you’ll feel like jotting down some thoughts. A nice pad of paper (or notebook), and a pen or two can go a long way.
7. Minimal clothing. You don’t have to bring your entire closet full of clothing. Try to pack some simple things, a few dressier items, and clothes for all of the seasons. It’s best to rummage through what you already own, and sell or donate items that you no longer need.
8. Tupperware. Maybe you’ll want to bring some leftovers back to your room one night! Having a few Tupperwares that you can use whenever you feel like it is nice.
9. A few backup items. It never hurts to have an extra tube of toothpaste or some other things just in case you run out and can’t get to the store. You should also ask about brining any cold or flu medications, just in case you need them.
10. Lots of photos. There’s nothing quite like some happy memories to start the day off right or end the day on a positive note. Surround yourself with those memories in the form of photographs. You’ll love looking at all of those positive pictures all day long.
11. A mini fridge. If you don’t have a full kitchen, consider purchasing a mini fridge for your room. You can put things inside of your fridge like water, juice, and other small edible items.
Moving Into a Retirement Home
Even though a retirement home may be just down the street, you still need a team of reliable movers to help you get your stuff where it needs to go. Call us today to see how we can help you with moving to Fort Collins or to Denver. We’d love to make your move more comfortable, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Since it’s always fun to take a stroll back through time, we thought we’d wrangle up some of Colorado’s famous (and infamous) outlaws. Colorado was part of the Wild West, and it’s easy to draft back in time when standing in some of this states wide-open spaces! If you’re moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else in Colorado, you’ll be stepping into territory that was once ruled by some pretty interesting outlaws! Take a look.
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Mountain Charley: while not as famous as Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie an Clyde), Mountain Charley was a woman on a mission back in her day. Born as Elsa Jane Forest, Mountain Charley was a gunslinger and out to seek vengeance for the death of her husband. She never did kill the man that murdered her husband, but she did wound him well enough to keep him at bay (he eventually died of Yellow Fever).
Butch Cassidy: born Robert Leroy Parker, Butch and his gang operated their outfit in Colorado, and that’s where Cassidy had his first run-in with the law (in Telluride).
Wyatt Earp: after his many brushes with the law, Earp spent most of his later years roaming through gold camps in Colorado.
Doc Holliday: Doc loved to spend his time in Colorado, and it was often his home away from home. In 1881, he moved to Denver and spent most of his time at the Babbitt’s House.
Soapy Smith: not surprisingly, Soapy was a slippery man. His trick was to roam the land with a traveling circus milking unsuspecting attendees of every dime. One of Soapy’s more permanent shows was set up in Denver where he tricked plenty of travelers out of dollars at Union Station.
The Scene Today
While you won’t see Doc Holliday roaming the streets or face Soapy Smith as you step off of a train, Colorado is full of history. This state is also full of museums that celebrate history. If outlaws and the Wild West is your thing, this is absolutely the state for you. Colorado also has some great cowboy boot shops where you can get fitted for a pair of boots like the ones those famous outlaws would have worn.
You can even attend one of the biggest rodeos in Colorado (The Western Stock Show in Denver) to check out some modern cowboys. But, truth be told, Colorado these days is filled with friendly folks. Danger has long gone from this state, and nothing but some really great legends (made even better told around a campfire!) remain. Speaking of campfires, did you know that Colorado has some amazing beaches where you can set up a campfire during the summer month?
Great Colorado Swimming Spots
When you think of Colorado beaches, don’t think of Oceanside retreats crammed with sun chairs and umbrellas. Instead, think of cool lakeside beaches that overlook crystal clear mountain springs. You’ll experience views of the Rockies, plenty of water sports, and lots of other fun in the sun activities that will show you why this town is really into the outdoors!
If you arrive during the warmer months, make sure to check out the following spots:
- Blue Mesa Reservoir
- Boulder Reservoir
- Grand Lake
- Medano Creek
Each one of these spots is a natural wonder filled with mountain views, sand dunes, and plenty of other amazing and breathtaking scenes. We’ve said it before on this blog, but we’ll say it again (because it’s so true!): you can do any outdoor activity at any time in Colorado! It’s a nature lover’s (and outlaw’s!) paradise.
Making Your Move
Thankfully, you won’t have to put all of your thinking in a stagecoach in order to move to Colorado! We can help you with any of your moving and storage needs at Exodus Moving and Storage. We have large storage spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, and we’re happy to give you an estimate over the phone if you give us a call. We love this state, and we know that you will love it too.
Need some help moving here? Make sure to read through our blog. You’ll find lots of helpful articles and information right on this site. Have moving questions or need more help with moving companies? Just ask! Call us today to see how we can help make your move to Colorado great.
Colorado is a popular relocation destination for a reason. This state has it all! If you are moving to Fort Collins, Denver, or anywhere else in Colorado, you’ll love all that Colorado has to offer. Since Colorado isn’t like any other state, we thought we’d put together some of the things that you should know before you move here – just so that you’re ready to seize all Colorado has to offer!
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1. Winter doesn’t meant downtime! Winter is filled with sunshine and plenty of amazing outdoor activities. Everyone in this state (it seems) takes to the slopes during the winter months for some boarding or skiing. With sunshine streaming down most days of the year, a dark and gloomy winter isn’t what you’ll experience in Colorado! Grab your winter gear of choice, and let’s hit the slopes!
2. Art matters here. In almost every town in Colorado, you will see local art of all kinds. From street art that’s celebrated to museums boasting what local artists have created, art really rules in this state.
3. A dream climate. The summer months aren’t the hot and humid sort in Colorado. In fact, most of our summer days are sunny and dry. The Eastern Plains have the best spring views, and winters are relatively mild. If you love looking at leaves, the fall months are vibrant with colors. Yeah, it’s hard to think of a season in Colorado that’s not breath taking!
4. Hiking and biking are favorite pastimes. If you’re not enjoying what winter has to offer on the slopes, you’ll have a hard time passing up a mountain walk or a widespread bicycle path. No matter what the season is, Colorado has a sport that matches the weather perfectly.
5. Two of the biggest industries in Colorado are IT and programming. If you are in either one of these fields, you’re bound to find a job that’s perfect for you easily. But, Colorado loves local business too.
6. Moving to Colorado to open up a new shop? You’ll find the residents in this state are welcoming and will give your business a try. The people that live in Colorado enjoy supporting anything that’s local, and this means that your business will be welcomed with open arms.
7. It’s a real mix. Each part of this state is unique. In some areas you may see wide and sprawling farms, but in other areas you’ll be smack in the middle of a huge city. One of the best things about this state is that you can drive from any major metropolis to a smaller town or farm area in just a few hours. Colorado is big, and that means that there’s lots of choose from!
8. Politics are mixed too. This state is really quite evenly divided between red and blue. It really depends on where you go!
9. Food is fantastic. Meat lovers will rejoice in some of the best beef in the U.S.A, but vegetarians will also find plenty of fresh produce to munch on. Since Colorado is big on local goods, food is no exception to the rule here.
10. Denver is the birthplace of the cheeseburger. The word “cheeseburger” can be attributed to a man by the name of Louis Ballast. Ballast created the cheeseburger in 1935.
11. Loveland is the land of love. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Valentine’s Day cards are sent to Loveland. Why? A group of volunteers in Loveland removes the cards from larger packages, hand stamps the cards with Valentine’s Day verses, and then sends the cards to the intended recipient – all so that a Valentine’s Day card can be sent from “Loveland.” Isn’t that sweet?
12. Love pinto beans? You’ll want to go to ‘Dove Creek’ – the pinto bean capital of the world.
13. Glenwood Springs has the world largest natural hot springs – get your bathing suit ready!
Getting Ready to Move
As you can see, Colorado has more than a few surprises! There are so many great reasons to move to Colorado. Whether you plan to move to Denver or to Fort Collins, Loveland, or any other part of this state, Exodus Moving and Storage can help you get there! Give us a call today for a quick quote and additional moving information.
If you recycle plastic bottles and carefully toss trash, you’ll be happy to know that you can make your move green too. There are lots of little things you can do to ensure that your move won’t impact the environment negatively – and you may even be able to save a buck or two by incorporating some of these measures. Take a look!
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1. Use recycled peanuts. No, not those kinds of peanuts! While shells might make great packing material, I’m talking about those small foam peanuts that you can find inside of most packages. These peanuts are made from recycled materials, and they can be easily found at most package and office stores.
2. If you are going to move some items on your own, the type of truck that you rent will make a huge difference. Try to find a diesel option, if possible, and look for a truck that’s not more than four years old. Both of these truck rental factors will mean less of a negative impact on the environment.
3. You can recycle boxes by asking local stores for unused boxes, but some of these may not be in the best shape. Another option is to rent boxes from a local moving store. Renting boxes means getting a box that won’t fall apart, and you can feel good about the fact that these boxes will be reused at some point.
4. Use blankets, shirts, and other material when you can. You can wrap solid items in blankets and in sheets – just don’t try this with a fragile item (use peanuts for items that are easily breakable).
5. Recycle what you don’t need. Moving provides the perfect opportunity to get rid of some of the things you don’t need or use. Take the time to sort your stuff well before moving day, and donate items that you don’t have any use for – getting rid of clutter feels great too!
6. Go online. If you need a box, material, or other item for your move, sites like Craig’s List are a gold mine. People that have just moved often post items for free or for sale on these sites, and you can get everything you need without buying anything new.
7. Switch out your light bulbs. Since you’ll be moving all of your light fixtures during your move, you may as well purchase a few packs of CFLs. After your move, replace any incandescent lights with CFLs – much more energy efficient!
8. Prepare your new home. Patch any leaks, seal up any air escape routes, and spend time “greening” your new house before you move. If you replace windows and other large items, you may even be able to get government funding towards your green initiative. Check out government websites for green programs.
9. Purchase Energy Star products. Do you need a new appliance? Donate your older, functional, appliance to someone in need, and purchase Energy Star appliances for your new house. You’ll save money on your energy bill and help the environment!
10. Read up on green options. Moving to a new location also means getting a new start. If you never bothered with recycling or compost before, it might be the time to give it a shot. You can find lots of interesting information online, so take the time to look.
11. Repeat. Once you are finished with your packing materials, offer those items up on a site like Crags List to someone else looking to move in a green way. It’s all a big cycle!
Why Green Matters
It may seem like small changes are insignificant, but this isn’t the case. Even the smallest change can have a huge impact – just think what might happen if everyone recycled plastic bottles! Maybe the world wouldn’t be in such a bad place, right? So, simply switching to recycled peanuts instead of using new bubble wrap could make a really big and positive impact on the planet. Plus, you can feel good about doing your part.
Moving companies are taking the time to be greener, too. Give us a call today to see how we can help you with your green move. We’d love to provide you with an estimate, help you with any moving matters, and make moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, a happy (and green!) one. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we make your move better!
Named after Horace Greeley (editor of the New York Tribune during the early 1800s), Greeley is steeped in history at every turn. If you love history and the way life used to be, you’re in for a real treat when you move to Greeley. This town has lots of historical attractions, and, being Colorado, plenty of outdoor activities and excitement.
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Ready to explore Greeley? Here’s what you’ll find!
1. Greeley Freight Station Museum: if you are a railroad or train buff, this is absolutely the place for you. Explore the 5,000 square foot mock rail system inside of this museum, learn about trains and tracks, and spend your day seeing how the USA used to get around!
2. Centennial Village Museum: this museum brings history to life – quite literally! As a period museum, you will see Centennial Village actors dressed up in period costumes, performing everyday tasks that were popular during yesteryear, and doing things that would have made life exciting back in the old days. Centennial Museum makes the perfect place for a date or to bring your kids for an educational walk through time.
3. Antique Washing Bin Museum: how many antique washing bins can there possibly be? You might be surprised – this museum is filled with the many ways that people used to wash clothes (far before energy efficient machines filled homes and packed department stores!).
4. Pawnee National Grasslands: if you want to explore the outdoors for a day or two, check out the Pawnee National Grasslands. This massive expanse of grasslands is open for visitors of all kinds. Whether you’re on a bicycle, by car, by foot, or with a tent or two, this is where you want to go in Greeley to view the stars and take in the open air.
5. Kress Cinema and Lounge: are you into independent theater productions? The Kress Cinema provides an amazing opportunity to check out what’s happening with local theater. Kids are welcome, it’s a great place for a first date, and you can really submerse yourself in what’s local and theatrical at Kress – give it a shot!
6. Local Life: sometimes, it’s nice just to sit back and relax. Or, maybe take a stroll down the main strip and see what kinds of shops and wares locals have for sale. You can also check out the Greeley Mall for all kinds of brand names and favorites.
7. Yoga time! It’s really good to stretch your muscles when you can, and Greeley offers many different opportunities to spend time on yourself in the form of yoga. Greeley has a Bikram Yoga center, and some smaller yoga centers that are perfect for meeting people in town and learning to relax and breathe. Never tried yoga? Greeley is the perfect spot for your first time!
8. Nature Trails: if there’s one thing that Colorado isn’t lacking, it’s nature trails. Greeley has so many beautiful nature trails that it’s tough to pick just one. Grab your hiking boots, get outside, and see what outdoor life is all about.
9. Poudre River: are you into rafting? Do you want to try rafting? Either way, the Poudre River is where people of all ages go to experience the rapids. In fact, Greeley is a popular destination for river seekers from miles away, and moving to Greeley means that you’ll have the river at your backdoor – what could be better?
10. Learn to live like a local: how is this a thing to do in Greeley? If you’re coming to Colorado from any other part of the world, you’ll quickly learn that things are different here. Greeley residents enjoy sunshine, nature, and plenty of things to do all year long. Plus, life in Colorado moves at a much slower pace. Learn to sit back, relax, and live life one step at a time.
Moving to Greeley
Ready to move to Greeley? Great! We’ve got all of your moving needs covered. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we offer large storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins (not far from Greeley at all!), and we are a full service moving company. That means that we can help with every aspect of your move from packing to driving to unloading (we’re your number one Colorado moving company!). We can even help you out with all of those large and awkward pieces that you aren’t sure how to move!
Give us a call today to see what we can do for you!
Are you moving to Loveland, Colorado? You’re in luck! This city is lots of fun with plenty of really interesting and unique activities to keep you busy all year long. Plus, Loveland offers residents some great winter events that are happening right now. First, let’s take a look at what you’d find if you wandered into Loveland today. Next, we’ll list all of the top things to do in Loveland all year ‘round.
Ready to start your Loveland adventure?
Loveland’s February Lineup
1. ‘My Big Date Night.’ This Loveland event is all about couples, and it’s the perfect way to immerse yourself into the Loveland culture. Enjoy dining, beer tasting, and an overnight stay at one of Loveland’s best hotels starting at $200 per couple. If you haven’t moved to Loveland yet but want to see what the city is like, this package deal might be for you!
2. ‘Cartoon Skate.’ If you have kids, you’ll love this event! Every Saturday morning at ‘The Promenade Shops At Centerra’ outdoor skating rink, you and your kids can skate with popular cartoon characters! Doesn’t that sound like fun? Admission prices for kids under 12-years old are just $6.
3. ‘PechaKucha.’ How would you like to see 20 original artist images shown to you in less than 20 seconds? That’s what this Loveland Museum/Gallery exhibit is all about! Join the artistic crowd for a gathering of art-minded folk for free on February 27th at 7pm. Sounds like fun, right?
All of these February events can be found on the Loveland city main website (http://www.visitlovelandco.org/). But, that’s not all. This city sets up events every month (and nearly every weekend), so you can check out what’s happening next month too. Just pick the month that you are set to move in, and find an activity that will get you right into the swing of how things work in Loveland!
Plus, there are tons of activities and landmarks worth checking out at any time. Here are a few of our favorite Loveland spots.
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1. Devil’s Backbone Nature Trail: who can resist a trail called the ‘Devil’s Backbone?’ Expect nice and long paths, lots of nature scenes, and plenty of irresistible fresh air. You don’t really need to plan this one out – just grab your hiking shoes and go!
2. Rialto Theater: step back in time and head to the Rialto Theater for a show or two. This restored 1920s theater is a really great way to forget all about the connected world and head straight into the past (the acoustics aren’t half-bad either!).
3. Studio Vino: if your Italian is any good, you probably already recognized the word ‘vino,’ but where does the studio part come into play? Well, have you ever thought about combining wine and painting? Studio Vino supplies the wine, the paint, the brushes, and the instructor. Just pick the painting you want to create, and the studio will set up the rest. Check out Studio Vino’s website for additional details and to register your painting session.
4. Olde Course at Loveland: if you like to golf, this course is a must-try. The ‘Olde Course’ is a good old-fashioned golf course with lots of great scenery and plenty of tight greens.
5. Fly fishing. Love to fish? Why not try fly-fishing? There are lots of spots in Loveland, and you can even snag a coupon or two online for a fly-fishing lesson.
6. Shop and relax. Colorado has a completely different vibe to it. If you’re new to the state, you have to experience this vibe in order to believe it. The idea here is to relax, unwind, and take life at an easier pace – live to work! Trust us, you’ll love it here!
Help With Moving to Loveland
We’d love to be your gateway to Loveland by making your move as smooth as possible. We offer full-service moving solutions, and we also have a large warehouse storage space for any item that you can’t fit into your new place (or aren’t sure about keeping – like your grandmother’s tattered couch!). We can also set you up with information about moving specialty items, and we can help you when it comes to arranging anything else that pertains to your move.
At Exodus Moving and Storage, we love Loveland – and we know that you will too! Call us today for additional details or for a price quote.
Planning to move to Denver this year? You’ve made a great choice! Not only is Denver a wonderful city to live in, but it also happens to be one of the best places to open a business. Don’t believe me? Check out this Forbes article! Forbes lists Denver as the sixth best place in the U.S. for a really great career or new business. Here’s why!
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It’s All Up In Space
Denver has a really big aerospace sector, which means that you’ll be right at home if you work in this industry. In addition to aerospace business, Denver is huge when it comes to technology and telecommunications. The unemployment rate is low and business is high, and that makes for a great place to live with lots of opportunities. Due to Denver’s location just near The Rocky Mountain formation, Denver is also a hub for mining and energy companies. So, if any of these things sound like career paths you might be interested in, you’ll get a lot out of what Denver has to offer. But, that’s not all that this town is known for!
A Peaceful Way of Life
A lot of cities aren’t known as beautiful or breathtaking, but that’s not the case with Denver. This town has it all – a great landscape, lots of outdoor life, and tons of options for entrepreneurs. For whatever reason you’ve decided to move to Denver, you’ll be really hard pressed to leave this town once you get your bearings. Denver is also an ideal place to live if you love being outdoors – with lots to do during all seasons, it’s hard to find a better place than Denver for the true outdoors enthusiast.
What to Do In Winter
Denver has some of the best ski resorts in the United States. If you are a skier, you will absolutely love what this town has offer. If you just like to snowshoe or skate, you can do all of those things here too. Wintertime means fun time in Denver with sunshine, snow, and tons of local flair.
Summertime Means Moving Slow and Easy
While winter is great for those that love to ski, Denver is also a have of peace and tranquility in the summertime. With lakes, mountains, trails, and tons of amazing festivals, it’s hard to beat what Denver offers during those lazy summer months.
Spring and Fall Make For Fun Times Too
It really doesn’t matter what season you decide to come to Denver. We can almost guarantee that you will love this town year ‘round. Why? It’s simple: Denver is one of the best places to live, and all you have to do is pack up and join us.
Help With Moving to Denver
Now that you know a bit about why Denver is so great, and why it’s where you want to be if you run a business or are looking for a new career, you may be wondering how you can pack up and move to Denver. Well, have no fear! Exodus Moving and Storage is here! We service both the Fort Collins and Denver areas, and we offer massive storage facilities in both of these areas as well.
You’ll also find tons of moving tips on this blog, and we are available whenever you want to find out more about the town that we call home. Moving to a new city can be scary at times, but it’s also an adventure waiting to happen. When you book professional moving services with a Colorado moving company to help you adjust to life in Denver, you will be getting the very best quality and price – and that makes moving, well, quite nice! Call us today for rates, service offerings, and anything else that we can help you with. If you happen to be moving away from Denver, we’re sad to see you go, but we can also help keep your stuff safe and sound in our secure storage facilities while you make your move.
Ask us about our storage offerings in the Denver area. We guarantee a safe haven for your items while you are away. Or, just rent out a locker for those additional items that are clogging up your home! If it happens in Denver, and it has to do with moving or storage, we’re here for you!
Moving an elderly loved one to a home is never an easy thing to do. In most cases, retirement home apartments are much smaller than whole homes, and that means that you will have to do a lot of downsizing. You may also have to pack, store, and appraise certain items that are currently inside of an existing home.
At Exodus Moving and Storage, we pride ourselves on taking excellent care of antiques and other precious items that have to be moved. But, we also know that this type of move is both emotional and physically difficult. Take a look at these tips to move an elderly person without adding any additional stress to your plate.
Chances are that the person you’re about to move is feeling very sensitive about this move. That means that you should be extra careful about how you pack – or who you let pack. You can hire a moving company to help you pack, but it might be a better idea to pack items yourself – or ask your loved one to help you pack items.
When you do start packing, make sure to wrap all delicate items carefully. It’s also a good idea to be sure to label each box according to the room that items will go in. For example: add the word ‘kitchen’ to the top of the box that will be moved into a new kitchen space.
Moving into a retirement home is not easy to do for anyone. But, you can make this move easier by trying to set up the new space like the old one. If you can put items in similar spots and try to make things just as cozy as before, the move may not be as traumatic as it could be. This won’t be entirely possible if you are moving a person to a much smaller space, but try your best to set things up the same way.
Hire Professional Appraisers
If you have some items that you just can’t move, or have to get rid of, that are also antiques, make sure that you do your researching when trying to find an appraiser. Search via Google for an antique dealer that really has a solid reputation and knows their stuff. This way, you can be sure that you’re getting a fair deal. Not sure how much something is worth? Use the Internet to try and price out items before you sell them to any antique company or online.
Check The Bank
Does your loved one store anything in a bank deposit box? If you’re moving that person to a new town or neighborhood, you may want to check the box first. Sometimes, expensive items are left behind when people move to retirement homes, and this is always a shame. Double-check both storage facilities and banks to make sure that everything has been collected and packed.
Triple Check Times
Being nervous about the time of a moving truck’s arrival is something that’s par for the course when moving an elderly person to a retirement home. As your number one Colorado moving company, we pride ourselves on always letting you know before we arrive (at least twice!), but other companies may not have the same policy. To avoid any last minute panic, call the moving company you’ve chosen to see what time arrival is expected, and make sure to convey this message to your loved one.
Be Ready for Anything
This last one can easily apply to any moving situation, but it’s much more important to keep in mind when moving an older person. Sometimes, a move is just too much for an older person to take, and this means that breakdowns could happen at any time. On the flip side, if you’ve packed carefully and made sure that everything is ready to go, there should be no cause for concern. If you aren’t sure about something you can, of course, ask us. We’re here to help you out!
The most important things to remember when moving an older person are listed here, but, above all else, make sure that the person you’re helping move feels comfortable and confident that items will arrive safe and unharmed. Choose a moving company that you can trust, that has a solid reputation, and knows how to make someone moving to a retirement home feel safe in knowing that all of life’s precious possessions will arrive on time too.
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Making the decision to move to Greeley takes some planning. Greeley by itself is a town that is filled with a lot of agricultural people whose knowledge expands way beyond that of the average person when it comes to farming. Greeley is good at its agriculture for reason. The town is very isolated from a lot of its closest relatives. Hiring movers near Greeley to help you get yourself out there could provide you with more than just the move.
Information is king in today’s society. With the advent of the Internet and the ability to share any and all information with the world, and the ability to access it at the simple click of a mouse, knowledge has never been more accessible. However, there is still something to be said for face-to-face contact with a person who has had experience in an area that you have not. Sure, you could learn the ins and outs of particle physics by simply reading everything online, but there are a lot of experiences people have had with particles that would not be online and are strange occurrences that could be very important. Although that’s a bit of a ways off from moving to Greeley, the application of the concept still remains true. Sometimes face-to-face contact with someone who has that experience in the new town is good as it can provide you with the means to understanding where the closest amenities are so you can feel more at home. That’s really what it comes down to.
There is also the more basic concept of hiring a mover, which is to help you get your stuff in your new place faster. No, this paragraph is in about learning new things about your town, however it will help you to understand who your neighbors are, if you have any, and have a good conversation with a couple of people who do moving for living. The entertainment value they can provide at times is invaluable. After all, once they’ve been doing this for a little bit they will have some pretty funny stories to tell. Be sure to ask them about any stories they may have of people moving as they do love to tell the more entertaining ones. Movers are people too, there just doing their jobs so that you can get yourself all moved in as quickly as possible.
Greeley is a little bit of an isolated town. The closest one to it is going to be Loveland. Granted, Greeley by itself is a pretty large town. Once you have finished up moving, you should really take a drive to Loveland and go see them all that is close and it just down the highway. This will be your best friend whenever you need a friendly reminder that the outside world is not too terribly far away.
Greeley is a good town that has a lot to offer in quite a few areas. Plus when you really think about it, Denver is only about an hour and a half away. So if you really need to make that trip to a place that has absolutely everything you could ever want, including expensive parking, then all you need to do is hop in your car.