Top 3 Schools in Denver

Are you moving to Denver? If you have a family, you’re likely researching areas that are near the best schools in the area. It’s hard to know which sites give out accurate information on the schools in the area that hasn’t been provided by the schools themselves, or how many reviewers are not parents at all, but instead faculty and staff writing reviews to bolster the image of the school that aren’t entirely accurate.

Here’s a list of the top 3 public schools in Denver according to the Denver Public School’s School Performance Framework to help make your decision as to the final destination of that residential moving company truck a bit easier.

Byers Middle School

Part of the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Public School network, Byers Middle School is a college prep charter school that focuses on the fundamentals – reading, writing, math, and science – and accepts admission through a lottery process. Kids here are expected to live up to the high expectation held by the teachers, and behavioral issues are not tolerated. Soon, there will be a high school for kids to move up to (this middle school opened its doors to its first group of 140 six grade students in June of 2013). This education will prepare them to move to the equally demanding high school to prepare them for college.

It’s not all strict academics and rules – there are many things for kids to get involved in, whether sports or the school play. Some enrich the lessons they’re learning in school, while others connect them with their peers more deeply. Budding authors can check out creative writing club, while those who just love learning can join STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Club. Jam out in guitar club, or join the school’s travel club — Falcons Without Borders. Enjoy basketball in the winter, and choose from tennis or soccer in the spring.

Stapleton Middle School

This school is yet another DSST school, it’s just been around longer than the Byers School. Stapleton Middle School first opened in 2008, and is just as vigilant about ensuring a high quality education for all its students. It too uses the lottery method of enrollment.

Because it has been around a bit longer, it has a few more athletic opportunities than the Byers School. Students can play soccer, basketball, cross country, volleyball, or basketball here.

Green Valley Ranch High School

Guess what – this school is another DSST school! See a pattern here? Denver’s innovative model for a school centered around a strong foundation in the fundamentals of education seems to be the best way to go, at least based on test scores. The Green Valley Ranch High School is just a part of a larger 35-acre campus serving preschool to senior in high school – Vista Academy, Soar Elementary, Clayton Early Learning, Strive, Green Valley Ranch Middle, and Green Valley Ranch High.

The campus model gets the kids used to the campus model, like most colleges are set up, preparing them and making them comfortable with a campus. There is even a Student Union building complete with parking lot, as well as a sports complex.

Students in Denver have wonderful options with the addition of this DSST model. Parents love the structure and how well the schools prepare the kids for college. You’re going to feel confident unpacking that residential moving company truck at your new Denver residence, knowing your child has options like this at their disposal.

This school model isn’t for everyone. What do you think of this DSST school model? Would you be excited to send your child to a school as rigorous as this, or not? If you’re moving to Denver, let us know, and we’ll help you with the big move – we also have storage space for rent for anyone that’s moving to Denver!

Clean Your Gutters For Winter

The Colorado moving company has come and gone, you’ve unpacked the boxes, settled in, and now it’s time to get ready for winter. You splurged on the movers, so you’re looking to cut costs in this process. You start to think, “What can I do for myself?”

One of those things is cleaning your gutters. It’s important – if you have leaves and debris clogging your gutters, how can the snow and ice properly drain from your roof? If a lot of snow falls, you don’t want the snow melt hindered by leaves and debris, so it’s important to be sure they are free and clear for the spring. You can easily clean your gutters if you’re not afraid of heights or climbing ladders. And if you are afraid of climbing that ladder, you should consider overcoming that fear! It saves money, and it’s not hard at all.

Why?

To know why you should clean your gutters, you need to understand the purpose of the lowly gutter. The gutter directs water away from your home, and is crucial during all seasons – the spring and summer, they keep you from getting soaked during a torrential downpour while you’re trying to unlock your front door, and in the winter it keeps puddles created by dripping water from gathering which eventually turn into sheets of ice overnight that cause you to slip on your way to work.

These things happen when you don’t clean your gutters. A clog plugs up the gutters, blocking the downspout that comes out in the area you wanted the water to go, making the water overflow into the areas you DON’T want water to go. In the winter, that means ice dams will form. During the summer, the water that collects and cannot drain properly becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes. In the winter, the frigid temps causes expansion of the gutter system due to freezing water, which can damage gutters and make them leak.

How to Clean Your Gutters

First, you want to make sure you have everything you need (and some things you could do without, but really, you should have all of it to be truly prepared). You’ll definitely need a ladder and a bucket (optionally a wheelbarrow instead), gloves, and goggles to protect your eyes from errant sticks and debris. A dust mask is ideal, and if you’d like, you can buy a leaf scooper (but your gloved hands work just as effectively).

Begin by scooping up handfuls of debris. You can choose to collect in the bucket while on the ladder, or just drop it directly on the ground to clean up later. If you choose the bucket method, be sure to hang it from the ladder so that one hand can be free at all times to hold on to the ladder.

Once all debris is clear, use your hose or a bucket full of water to run water through the gutters. A hose is ideal, as it can be used to destroy spider webs and peel debris that the bucket of water just can’t knock loose. During this process, look to see that the water is flowing uninhibited from the downspout. If not, it’s a sign you should take the downspout off in order to remedy this problem.

After the gutters are flowing freely, you can use the hose to rinse the debris that has fallen onto your driveway, deck, or patio. If you’ve just dumped the debris directly onto the ground, grab the wheelbarrow and clean up any small piles of leaves.

If You Spot A Leak

Use a grease pencil to mark areas that are leaking while you are hosing the gutters out. Chances are you won’t be able to tell where they are when the water dries! Apply gutter sealant to these areas, scraping away the old caulking before applying the new. Don’t forget the insides of the joints!

Cleaning your gutters is an important part of enjoying your new home. The Colorado moving company helped move you in, and it’s up to you to keep things in order to truly enjoy your time spent at home sweet home. If you haven’t moved yet, call Exodus, your Colorado moving company, for a free moving quote, or ask us on Facebook about a free moving quote!

Moving and the Dreaded Chore of Cleaning

Love it or hate it, it’s a necessary evil. I’m talking about cleaning, and for the majority of us, it’s something we have to do. Who wants to move into someone else’s mess? And if you’re a renter, it’s mandatory in order to get your security deposit back. Most people understand the importance of cleaning the place when you’ve moved, and wouldn’t imagine leaving the new tenants or buyers with a bad image of the kind of person you are.

You might be lucky enough to hire a cleaning company to take care of the dirty work for you, and in that case, lucky you! However, you’ve probably opted to splurge on a Denver moving company instead, leaving the task of cleaning the only one you need to worry about. If that’s the case, here’s a handy list to help you through the nitty gritty.

Kitchen

As your mom probably told you, it’s easiest to start with the toughest task first. You’ll thank yourself later! The kitchen is probably the dirtiest of rooms, and if not the dirtiest, the least enjoyable. Start by wiping out the cabinets, inside and out. Even if the only thing stored inside was dishes, a good wipe down will rid the surface inside of all dust and crumbs that might be inside. Start with the overhead cabinets, move to the countertops, and end with the lower cabinets. This systematic approach will ensure you aren’t getting crumbs and dust all over a surface you’ve just cleaned.

Wipe down all appliances, inside and out. A magic eraser works wonders on stubborn baked on stove stains and grease spatter that might be on the surface of your stove. Don’t forget the oven and inside the dishwasher!

The fridge is something you want to pay extra attention to. Wipe down all shelves and drawers completely, and defrost the freezer. If possible, you can remove the shelves and drawers and wash them in the sink to get in all the nooks and crannies. Don’t leave any food behind, even if you don’t plan on taking it with you.

Bathroom

This is another room that just about everyone despises cleaning, but it has to be done. Clean out the sink, scrub the toilet, and make the shower sparkling clean. Just like with your stove, a magic eraser can make quick work of getting rid of soap scum that doesn’t budge for cleaning solutions! Be sure you clean the area behind your toilet, which can be neglected.

If you are repainting this room, be sure you choose paint made for bathrooms. The humidity and wetness of the room calls for it.

The Rest

  • Be sure all closets are cleaned out completely, and this includes coat hangers.
  • Clean the carpets, especially if they are dingy and stained. You can choose to hire a carpet cleaning company once you’ve cleaned the rest of the house, or you can rent a carpet cleaner yourself from your local hardware store.
  • Wash the floors, hardwood or tile. Do this once everything’s moved so that they stay clean. If you are looking for an easy, chemical free way to get the job done, invest in a steam mop. This will make things sparkling clean, and all you need is water. Bonus: you can use it in your new house, and all pads are reusable and machine washable.
  • Don’t forget to wash the windows, both inside and out. If cleaning the outside of the windows just isn’t possible, don’t forget the insides.
  • Keep that magic eraser handy and remove all scuffs that might appear on your walls from moving furniture, crayon marks from the kids, and stubborn stains in general. Once the tough spots have been dealt with, wash down the entire surface of the wall with a damp cloth.
  • Are the blinds remaining? Be sure you dust the slats. Also be sure to dust any ceiling fans and light fixtures.

Cleaning a place you don’t live anymore isn’t fun. However, it’s something that must be done after the Denver moving company moves your stuff. Follow these guidelines, and the process will be a little easier to manage.

Before You Move Off Campus…

Moving out of a dorm and into an off campus home might seem like the best thing ever – finally, freedom! But, there are a few things to consider before you ditch the single wooden bed, small room, and undesirable roommates. As one of the top Denver moving companies, believe us when we say that there are more than a few things to look out for before you move off campus – take a look!

  • Know your tenant rights. Every city is different, but some landlords will take full advantage of students that have never lived in a rented space before. It’s really up to you to know what your rights are, and what you do and don’t have to put up with. Find out this information before you move.
  • Read the lease carefully. Once you get into a lease agreement, it can be really tough to get out of that agreement. So, make sure to go over the fine print – and keep a copy of your lease on hand, just in case.
  • Take good notes when you move into a space. Pay attention to small details like any kind of obvious or not obvious damage, what is included in the rent (and how it looks when you move in), and what is missing. Later, you may need those documents and photos in order to prove that a place was as you left it.
  • Find out what happens to your deposit. You should get your deposit back when you move out if everything is in good shape when you do so. Make sure that this agreement is in writing.
  • Be certain that the dwelling is safe and secure. Look carefully at locks, door combinations, and other security details. Find out when the chimney was last swept, what kind of fire alarm you have (and if it works), and how much crime is in the building. Sometimes, it’s better to avoid those student filled buildings and move into a place that’s filled more with families or couples – this way, you are targeted by thieves, as students tend to be.
  • Get the phone number and address of your landlord. If you have to send something in writing, you’ll have to send it to a direct address. You may also have to call a landlord when you need help, so do have all of those details on hand. Be wary of any landlord that doesn’t want to give you some kind of contact information.
  • Know what is required of you, and when it is required. Make sure that you pay your bills, it’s that simple. Do not send in rent late, and do not skip payments – though it can be tempting! Make sure that all tenants pull their part, too, since some might skip rent, and this could mess everything up for all people living in a rental apartment.
  • Lastly, find out how you will pay your energy bill – some buildings split this cost between apartments, and this is information that you need to know!

Calling Denver Moving Companies

Reaching out and calling Denver moving companies to help you move into a new place is a good idea – a company like Exodus will make sure that your stuff gets to your new place without any kind of damage or harm. Moving companies in Fort Collins are pretty well versed on moving students in and out of dorm areas, too, so go ahead and ask the moving companies in Fort Collins that you find about this type of experience.

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’re more than happy to help you move to a new home! If you’ve found great roommates and a great rental space, we’ll help you get there with all of your stuff in one piece. Call us today for details, or leave us a note on this blog.

Cleaning Up a Gross Bathroom

Buying an old fixer-upper can really pay off if you find a home with great old bones that just needs a bit of love. But one of the most common trouble spots in an old home is an old bathroom. Some old bathrooms really need a lot of work when it comes to tiling and other trouble spots, and some just need a lot of elbow grease. If you’ve gone through all of the national moving companies, found Exodus, and have just moved into your new home, here are some of the ways that you can clean up that cruddy bathroom space.

The Shower

Okay, let’s be honest, a shower that’s cruddy and dirty looking is the last place that you want to step into to clean yourself, right? So, start with the shower and bath area when you begin to clean your older bathroom. A good trick is to put some vinegar in a plastic bag with a bit of water, tie the bag to the top nozzle of your shower head, leave it overnight, and run the shower in the morning – vinegar is pretty powerful stuff if you let it do its thing.

If you mix vinegar with baking soda, you can use this paste (do not wet it until you are ready to rinse it) on the inside of any shower doors, tubs, or other surfaces. Grab some green scrubbing pads, and get to work covering the inside of your shower with the paste. After scrubbing, your shower should look much better. To prevent future build up, clean any surfaces that are covered by water after a shower, and always leave a window open to let the room air out.

The Floors

Depending on the types of floors in your bathroom, you can either mop the floors with something like vinegar or a strong cleaning agent, or you can simply vacuum the floors. If you find that the caulking around the bathtub and toilet area needs to be redone, strip it and redo it – caulking can collect an amazing amount of dirt, grime, and dust, so it’s best to rip it up and redo it if you don’t like the way it looks (this is an easy project).

The Toilet

Whether or not you should replace the toilet completely is up to you, but a good rule is to consider the stains at the bottom of the bowl. Can those stains be cleaned, or do you have to really remove the entire thing in order to get rid of the stains? Some older toilets will simply be stained beyond scrubbing, and you may want to just replace those. You can use the same vinegar and baking powder paste mixture to clean your toilet space too. Just make sure to get underneath the rims and cover to clean it thoroughly.

The Walls

Older homes tend to have tile walls, and these require tile cleaner to thoroughly clean. Scrub away! You can really transform an older bathroom, too, by getting rid of older fixtures and putting in new options. Some older bathrooms add a lot of style to a home as well, so don’t simply get rid of everything at once. Try and work with what you have by cleaning it the best that you can, and then get rid of those things that you can work with.

National Moving Companies

Exodus is a Colorado moving company, but we can move you anywhere you want to go. We’re also happy to provide you with information about our Colorado moving company before you move, so feel free to call us if you have any questions about our Colorado moving company.

Moving With Kids: Making It Easier On The Little People

Moving is stressful. There’s the process of finding and closing on a new house or leasing a new apartment, selling your old home or giving notice to your landlord, selecting the perfect option from a long list of Denver moving companies, and packing up your belongings, just to name a few. What will you keep? What can you get rid of?

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Hopscotch CC Photo Courtesy of Pink Sherbet Photography

If you have children, this complicates things a bit. Sure, you need to think about the situation at your new home a bit more – is there enough room for all of you, and is there adequate space to play outside or a playground in the vicinity? What are the schools like? Before the moving company in Denver loads even a single box on that truck, you need to look at every single way this is going to impact your little (and not so little) ones so that you can ease their anxieties and meet their needs.

In order to avoid listening to incessant “I hate you, you ruined my life” comments, here’s a list of things to think about before Denver moving companies are selected.

Can You Stay Where You Are?

Obviously, I’m talking about the city here, and not your actual residence. Do you need to relocate due to a new job? Then you probably can’t remain in the city your child has come to know and love their whole life. If you’re just looking for a new house, do you need to look outside of town? Staying in the same vicinity keeps your child in the same school and near the same group of friends they have acquired over their short life, which removes the anxiety that goes along with starting in a new school and starting from scratch.

Can It Wait?

If it isn’t job related, there are times when you might want to wait on contacting residential moving companies for a bit. If you’ve just gone through a divorce or a loved one close to your child has recently passed away, you might want to wait just a little bit. They need a chance to work through their grief before they start over in a new location. In times of emotional stress, the last thing they need is to watch Denver moving companies hauling their stuff from the home that is comfortable and stable to an unknown world. Give them some time to heal, and introduce the idea slowly.

Make Them Feel Important

Sometimes, all it takes to make a child feel better about moving is to involve them in the decision-making processes. Make them feel like they have some say, and take their opinions seriously when deciding on a home, a moving company in Denver, and even what items you plan to get rid of when packing day comes along. The more involved your child is, the higher the chances they will look forward to the move.

It’s important to remember that your child’s feelings are important. While you know this move is in the best interest of the entire family, your child probably doesn’t see it that way. Listen to their feelings, and try to put yourself in their shoes before you respond in a negative fashion. Remember that the issues they are worried about are really important to them.

Are you moving to another country, or to the other side of the United States? Turn to the Internet to show them all of the exciting things this new area has to offer. Let them look at the community, things to do there, the website of the new school they’ll be attending, attractions, museums – anything that will pique their interest and make them look forward to the new move. Is there a club they would consider cool at their new school, like Lego Club? Look for opportunities and experiences they don’t currently have available to them to change their opinion from negative to positive.

Toddlers: Special Considerations

They say there’s no reasoning with a toddler. This is very true! You might notice that they are excited about the prospect of moving, until you actually move. They realize they are in a scary new room, in a scary new house, and their world is falling apart. You’ll likely notice tantrums, episodes of acting out, and all sorts of unruly behavior once the move is complete. Because of this, try to keep other changes to a minimum – don’t do things like transition them to a bed from a crib or potty train during this period. Keep as much as you can the same as it was in the old house, just until they adjust to the new place.

Once You’re There

Make setting up your child’s room your first priority, although you’d probably rather be unpacking the kitchen! Place the furniture, fill the drawers, and let your child decide where important toys and books will go. What’s more, don’t get so wrapped up in the move you toss schedules out the window. They are more important than ever now!

Be sure your child meets with teachers and tours their new school before their first day. This is important to making them comfortable before being in front of a new set of peers.

If you need to, find a child therapist in the area to work out any anxieties or unresolved hostilities that remain.

While a move is tough on kids, the majority are resilient and bounce back quickly, realizing their fears were unfounded. They’ll see that it isn’t so bad after all!

The Fine Art of Unpacking 101

You did it – the move is over. The Denver moving companies were narrowed down and the chosen residential moving company has unloaded all of your boxes. Hopefully, you properly labeled all of your boxes so they ended up in the proper place!

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Window CC Photo Courtesy of Szapucki

Did you remember to take an inventory of all of your boxes and items? Did you take it one step further, numbering boxes so that you know exactly what is inside each box? Nothing is worse than wanting to cook a meal in your new home and having to go through a zillion boxes just to find the dishes to eat off of!

While the packing process can be just as undesirable as going through the list of Denver moving companies in the hopes of selecting the perfect one for your needs, the unpacking process is typically something people enjoy. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone. If you’re one of those people that detests unpacking, someone who wishes there were a magic wand you could wave and everything would magically be in the place it belongs, here’s a handy guide to making the unpacking process as painless as possible.

It All Starts Before You Pack!

As mentioned above, the key to pain-free unpacking is to better organize everything and document it prior to having the moving company in Denver load your boxes onto the moving truck. It requires a bit more during the packing process, but you’ll be glad that you did it when you are unpacking!

Start by taking an inventory of the contents of the boxes. Sure, you could mark the boxes intended for the kitchen with a “K,” but when you have a pile of twenty boxes in the kitchen of the new home, how do you know what’s inside those boxes? You can more quickly fill those cabinets when you take a systematic approach to packing.

For example, everyone has an order to their cabinets. In my home, dishware is placed in one cabinet, glassware and anything you can drink out of in another. If you inventory the boxes, you can make quick work of filling that dishware cabinet, armed with a list of what is inside each and every box. No more jumping from cabinet to cabinet as you unpack, or making piles of stuff on the counters.

This also highlights the need to pack in an organized fashion. Don’t mix your pantry goods with your dishware or anything like that. Try to keep things together that belong together in the cabinets and drawers, and the unpacking process is made much more simple!

One very important thing to remember is packing a box labeled “Essentials.” This box should contain anything and everything you might need on your first night in the new place. This is especially helpful if you happen to be arriving at night, or if you have children. In this way, you aren’t scrambling from box to box looking for pajamas, toothbrushes, and counter top cleaner, or whatever else you might need immediately.

Start With One Room And Go From There

Before you delegate assignments to the members of your family, you should be sure that all of the furniture is where you want it. You don’t want the kids to fill their bureaus just to wind up moving that bureau later on.

If you have children, send them off to start unpacking their own rooms and choose just one room to get started on. Many prefer the kitchen, while others choose the living room. Be sure you follow suit. This offers your family a place to rest, grab a snack, or meet up at the end of the day that isn’t full of unpacked boxes. It will allow everyone to de-stress, and they’ll appreciate that! Most people choose the kitchen, and this is a great place to start – the sooner the kitchen is in order, the sooner you can start preparing real meals instead of relying on take out!

The bathroom is a logical second choice, mainly because people will want to shower, wash up, and everything else one does in the bathroom. While you had your medications, toothbrushes, etc in your Essentials box, you’ll need to unpack towels, the shower curtain, and other items so that people can clean up in the shower after a long, sweaty day of unpacking.

Don’t Stress

Moving is stressful in and of itself – selecting moving companies in Denver, choosing what to part with, packing, closing on a new home – don’t make it worse by insisting all boxes must be unpacked as quickly as possible. Take your time, it is not a race! As long as the essentials are taken care of, that is all that you need.

In your Denver moving companies search, you’ll find that Exodus Moving & Storage can make the actual move simple and stress-free. Give us a call today!

 

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!

Three Squared Is Making Container Condos

Here on the Exodus Moving and Storage blog, we talk about a lot of different things related to housing, moving, and storage. But every once in a while, something pops up in the news that’s truly unique – like the Three Squared construction project that aims to turn shipping containers into condo units.

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Container CC Photo Courtesy of Luke Price

Three Squared is a  modular living company that makes a habit out of turning old shipping containers into homes for people of all types. The project that the company is currently working on will have the same idea in mind, but it will include an entire building that will be constructed entirely from shipping containers, and later sold as condos.

With the Wright Help

As you might imagine, making a cluster of shipping containers look great is no small feat. That’s why Three Squared has teamed up with Eric Lloyd Wright and Associates (Eric is Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson) to make sure that the project has a lot of style and architecturally pleasing elements.

The project is being called the Rosa Parks Project, and it’s already underway. The Parks Project will consist of 20 units that are comprised of more than 90 shipping containers, and the building will be four-stories tall. The condominium complex will also be energy efficient with ductless air conditioning and heating, which will reduce energy costs drastically. The Rosa Parks project is underway right now in Detroit, and the company expects construction to be complete at the end of this summer.

Moving Into a Novel Home

Three Squared does have a great idea. Shipping containers are often abandoned once companies no longer use those containers, and recycling them by turning the containers into homes is really a brilliant concept. Even though Three Squared hasn’t yet begun any projects in Colorado, the company does plan to expand across the United States and internationally over the next few years. When that time does come, residential moving companies can help you get settled into your architectural wonder.

Three Squared might be onto something with the new developments too. Even though the concept is somewhat different, turning things that have no real purpose into things that have a lot of purpose is meaningful and important for our environment. So, if you see a Three Squared project in your neighborhood, you may want to take a look at it. It’s easy to ignore a lot of new condo projects because there are so many in every town and city, but these are entirely unique, and we’re glad we found about about them, so that we can share this idea with you!

Helping You Move

It would be great to hear from some people that are planning to move into a Three Squared building, but even if you aren’t moving into a shipping container unit we can help you get where you need to go. As far as residential moving companies go, Exodus Moving and Storage is one that you can completely rely on when moving to Fort Collins.

We also offer storage rental facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins (though not in the form of shipping containers), so call us for storage or for your moving needs if you are moving to Fort Collins any time soon. Also, make sure to check out our Facebook page for tips on moving to Fort Collins, moving to Boulder, and for lots of fun updates. Have you seen this development? What do you think of shipping container homes?

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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