As a full service Boulder moving company, we can help you move anywhere — even to one of the most expensive cities in the world. While the cost of living in these cities is pretty high, there might be some reasons why you’d want know how to plan a more there, and we can help. What are the most expensive cities, you ask? Well, Forbes has just published an article titled ‘The Most Expensive Cities in the World,’ and here are some of the choices from that list.
- Luanda, Angola
- N’Djamena, Chad
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Singapore, Singapore
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Tokyo, Japan
- Bern, Switzerland
- Moscow, Russia
- Shanghai, China
What’s the Deal With Switzerland?
Switzerland is listed three times above, but why is Switzerland so expensive? The cost of living is high in Switzerland, that’s for sure. However, most Swiss workers bring home around the equivalent of $5,000 per month, and that’s an average to low salary. So, really, Switzerland is just an expensive place to visit. If you’re planning to move to Switzerland, and you have a job lined up, you should be fine with the high rents and high costs of everyday things, since your salary should be in line with the overall cost of living in Switzerland.
The Most Expensive Places to Visit
Let’s say that you’re moving to Thornton, CO, but directly after your move you decide that you need to take a vacation (and why not?). If you are planning to travel on a budget, here are the places that you may not want to visit, or only visit for a day, since they are the most expensive towns and cities for travelers to check out.
- Zurich, Switzerland (there’s Switzerland again!)
- London, England
- New York City, New York
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Sydney, Australia
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Hong Kong
If you do plan to visit any of those cities, make sure to budget in advance — a beer at a pub could cost you more than $9 in some cities! If you’re moving to Colorado, you’ll have a much easier time affording basic things in this state that you would if you move to, say, Singapore or London. Still, it’s nice to visit some expensive cities, just make sure that you don’t stay too long, or you could wind up completely broke!
Most of the cities in this article are expensive due to high taxes, but the people that live in those cities tend to make comparative salaries. The only exceptions to this rule might be London and NYC where people often struggle to make ends meet. So, why do people live in expensive cities that they can’t really afford? It’s all about the city itself.
Some cities are just magical and full of history, and that’s hard to replace or ignore. In other cases, some cities offer job opportunities that can’t be found elsewhere, even if those job vacancies are scarce. Whatever the reason might be, once you’ve found a city that you love, it’s hard to live anywhere else — regardless of the cost!
Moving Advice and Help
If you are planning a move and need help with how to plan a move or with anything else that involves your upcoming move, take a look around this blog for information and ideas. Of course, if you need to hire movers, contact Exodus Moving and Storage today. We offer complete moving services from start to finish, and we even have storage space available — call today for a free quote. Have you ever lived in one of the cities on this list? Where is the most expensive place that you’ve ever called home? Let us know on Facebook!
As movers in Boulder CO, we’ve heard of some strange places that people live. We’ve also scoured the Internet to compile a list of odd cities and places that you may find bizarre, but some people are happy to call home. If you’re in the mood for a new town, or a new home, take a look at these top strangest places to live — and call us if you need long distance moving company help.
Miyake-Jima, Japan: Miyake-Jima is a small island in Japan that’s complete with water, sunshine, and all of those things that make an island great — there’s just one caveat. This island is literally toxic. The volcano that sits on the island spews sulphuric gas that’s toxic most of the time. Residents are required to wear gas masks, and to carry those masks everyday. So, why would someone live there? Because the Japanese Government pays people a monthly stipend to live, survive, and record information about the island. Creepy!
Kowloon Walled City: Kowloon isn’t far from Hong Kong in China, but it couldn’t be more unique. This walled city looks like something from the set of a horror or sci-fi movie, but people actually lived inside of the city until some 30 years ago. Kowloon was a lawless land inhabited by outsiders that didn’t want to obey laws. After a while of letting the people of Kowloon live inside of the city, the Chinese Government finally tore it down, and forced all of the outlaws to move.
Lily Dale Assembly: In upstate New York is a community of mediums, healers, and those that talk to the dead. The town of Lily Dale is where you want to go for a reading or workshop on anything spiritual or past-life related. Right now, there are more than 200 inhabitants, but thousands pass through this town regularly.
Slab City, California: This is an old abandoned Marine base that’s actually turned into a city of sorts. The people that live in Slab City state that it is the “last free place on earth,” and there are no rules or laws in the city. In Slab City, there are no sewers, toilets, or any other town amenities (no running water either), but plenty of RVs and people looking to live completely off the grid.
Coober Pedy, Australia: At first glance, you might not see anything when you try to find this town. That’s because Coober Pedy is actually underground. Residents live in caves and inside of dug outs in this part of the Australian Outback. Why? Most people went to Coober Pedy in search of Opals, and wound up living underneath the ground because living about the ground was so hard to do due to harsh living conditions.
Chefchaouen: This Moroccan town was painted a pale blue (against white walls) by Jewish settlers that came to the town in the 1930s. The town is aglow in a blue haze, and it’s a popular tourist spot because of the blue hue.
Colma, CA: There are more graves and gravesites in Colma than there are living residents, but that doesn’t bother the 1800 or so people that live in the town.
Working With Exodus
If you’re looking for full-service moving companies in Fort Collins to help you move to anywhere on the planet, make sure to call us for a rate today. Whether you are moving to an underground town or to one of the most populated places on earth, we can help you get there — and just in case your stuff won’t fit into your cave, we offer storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver too.
If you’ve just found out that you have to move, and you’re many months pregnant, you may be wondering how it’s all possible. After all, moving requires some effort, and you may not have a ton of energy right now. Is there any way that you can make the move easier on yourself and your body? Here are some tips from our Boulder movers.
Move as early in your pregnancy as possible. Moving at eight or nine months is really hard to do, so plan a move as early as you can if it’s feasible.
Find a moving company that offers full services like packing, assembling furniture, and other services that will make your life much simpler during the move.
Be careful not to strain yourself. Leave the heavy lifting for the Loveland movers that you have hired, and just pack the light things. If you feel tired or overly worked, just sit down and relax, or take a quick nap. The key is to listen to your body as much as possible, so that you know when you’ve had too much.
Stay hydrated. Whether you’re moving during the winter or summer months, your body needs lots of fluids right now. Keep hydrated as much as possible.
Leave the unpacking for later. You don’t have to unpack your stuff right after you move, and all of those things can wait until after the baby is born — you can even set up a makeshift nursery. Kids are resilient, so don’t worry about not having the perfect nursery space.
Put the things that you need right away in a safe spot. You may want to keep your personal items and the things that you will need for the baby in an easily accessible space. This way, you don’t have to wade through boxes and packing foam to try and find what you need.
Take the help that’s offered. Now is not the time to try and do it all on your own. If your friends want to help out, let them.
Ask your friends to help you pack. You can turn any packing day into a packing party, and invite all of your friends over to help you pack up all of your things. Not only is this a fun way to pack, it’s also an easy way to get everything where it needs to go.
Work With Your Moving Company
As a moving company in Fort Collins, we’ve seen more than a few moves that have involved a baby, a pregnant mother, and some other situations. So, let us know where you need to go, what your timeline is, and how much help you need. We offer full service moving options, so we can help you with everything from packing to unpacking, and even assembling furniture for you. Whatever you do, don’t try and move anything too heavy by yourself while you are pregnant — that’s what we’re for!
Having to move while expecting might seem like an impossible task, but we can help you with everything that you need. The important thing is that you rest when you need to, and that you take your time when it comes to packing and unpacking. A lot of new moms move, so you’re in good company, and we can help you with whatever you need moved, no matter where you want to go. Call us today for a free estimate, or to find out what we can do as far as full service moving goes.
We also have storage spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, in case you need to store any items that you can’t fit into your new home.
The holidays are fast approaching, which goes hand in hand with something else here in Colorado: winter weather. The snow, the ice, the frigid temperatures – either you love it or you hate it. There is plenty to do outside in the winter, but it’s not for everyone. Some prefer snuggling up by the fire, hot cocoa in hand, watching the flakes fall where it is warm and cozy.
There aren’t many, if any, people that will tell you the thing they love doing most in the winter is hiring a Boulder moving company and moving. It’s the reason the winter is a slow season for national moving companies in general. Economically, moving in the winter is the best decision you could make! If you must pack up and move in the middle of the winter, here are some tips so that you don’t lose your mind.
Winter weather can often mean slippery conditions. Whether snow or ice, one tiny mistake can lead to a big fall. Before Parker movers show up to load up your belongings on the truck, be sure you spend time making the driveway, side walk, and entry to your home clear of snow and ice. It’s definitely something the movers will appreciate, and so will you. For those stubborn areas of ice you just can’t seem to break up, you’ll want to turn to salt or other ice melting products. Give the product an ample amount of time to break up that stubborn ice, and apply more if the ice doesn’t melt quickly.
Are you going it alone, sans movers? Not only will keeping walks clear of snow and ice help you immensely, so will making sure your vehicle is up to par when it comes to handling the slippery conditions. You’re going to be driving with a heavy load, which actually works in your favor, weighing down the back of the truck or van. However, if there are hills along your route, you’ll want to ensure you have a great set of snow tires along with chains, a shovel, and some sand or kitty litter just in case. Kitty litter? What’s that good for, anyway? Well, if you get stuck, sprinkling a bit of kitty litter on the slippery patch just in front of or behind your tire can give you the traction you need to get unstuck!
Look to the pros.
Most people feel downright depressed thinking about the fact they have to move in the middle of the winter. That’s why choosing a Boulder moving company is the perfect decision. The pros are used to the challenges winter weather can bring to a move. If you decide to go it alone and rent a moving truck, you risk serious injury.
Even if you make it through the packing of the truck unscathed, now you have to negotiate this big rental moving truck through unfamiliar neighborhoods in the snow. If you think it’s tough to pull your sedan out of a slide, imagine doing that with a box truck! Your professional moving company is seasoned pros when it comes to driving that truck in any weather.
We’ve mentioned the all-important ‘Essentials Box’ a time or two here on the blog. In case you didn’t know, the Essentials Box is the last box to get packed up and put on the truck, full of many things you will need first in your new home (think toilet paper, nails and tacks, cleaning supplies, etc.) In the winter, you should also be sure you load up the shovels, salt, and other snow removal essentials last. This way, when you get to your new home, you can be sure the walkways are safe to carry boxes across.
Be conscious of what you’re packing in the truck.
Certain things just won’t make it to your destination in frigid temps. Things like glass bottles full of liquid might freeze and break, especially if this is a long distance move. Be sure that those items susceptible to colder temps are packed up in your temperature-controlled car to avoid any damage. Wrap your electronics with blankets as well to ensure they survive the move just fine. Allow these items to come to room temperature before using them.
Before you chose your new home, you spent a lot of time researching – the neighborhood, the schools, things to do, property taxes – so why would your move be any different? Be sure to watch the weather forecast, being prepared to change plans if a big storm is predicted. If changing plans just isn’t in the cards, don’t sweat it – your moving company can handle it. Just be sure to monitor walkway conditions and keep it as clear as possible for them.
While moving is tough any time of year, it is especially so in the winter. Follow these tips to ensure the entire process is as smooth and painless as possible.
When the last residential moving company truck rolls out of your driveway, you get to work unpacking as quickly as you can. Your family pitches in, knowing that Christmas is fast approaching. This process can take a bit longer than unpacking at any other time of year – there is so much to remember, and much that needs to be temporarily put away until the Christmas decorations come down.
If you’ve decided to host Christmas for your entire family this year, it is all the more pressure to unpack the boxes moved by the Fort Collins movers as quickly as possible. If you’re stressed, the enormity of what you have to get done in such a short amount of time can overwhelm you and cause undue panic.
Never fear, just follow these tips to pull off your first family Christmas in your new home without a hitch now that your Fort Collins movers have gotten you to your new place!
Make overnight guests feel included in Christmas Day planning.
You don’t have to involve them in every little detail – it is your house. To make them feel like they are an important part of the day without relinquishing control of everything, you simply need to ask their opinion on how things are usually done in your house. You could say, “We typically eat breakfast after opening gifts. Are you okay with this?” or “We’ll be eating an early dinner after opening presents. Our tradition is to eat around 2:00 p.m. Is that alright with you?”
You’ll find your guests will be glad to feel as if they are included in the decision making process, and normally, they won’t have a problem with doing things your way. Giving them the option to voice any concerns they have will be thought of as considerate, and they’ll appreciate the gesture.
Determine tastes and dietary needs.
If you’re hosting the whole family or both yours and your spouse’s families, you’ll want to be sure you are catering to any dietary needs. Is anyone diabetic, gluten- or dairy-free, nut free, or otherwise? Maybe your great-grandmother has a certain dish that just has to be on the table, otherwise you risk hearing her complain for the rest of the year.
Find out who is coming, what dietary restrictions they may have, and if there is anything other relatives just can’t live without in terms of holiday dishes. Worst case, you can ask other guests to bring the things they consider essential to the holiday feast – they won’t mind, and it will be done exactly the way they like.
Let the kids roam free after dinner.
It may be tempting to force the kids to stay at their places around the table so that they aren’t sneaking into rooms they don’t belong in, or destroying the cleanliness of your living room with endless boxes and toys. However, you’re going to have to let them go and say a silent prayer nothing bad happens. If this really bothers you, just close the doors to the rooms you don’t want anyone getting into, locking them if possible.
Know that kids want nothing more than to sit and play with their new toys, so your fear of them getting into mischief in your bathroom is probably unfounded. Adults may remain around the table sipping wine and talking, while children head to their new toys.
Don’t be a Scrooge.
With all of the anxiety having the family in your new home can bring, it can be easy to get annoyed with the overly excited kids. Take the time to remember they’re kids, and kids get excited on Christmas. It’s the toys, and of course, the sugar in the cookies, pies, fudge, and chocolates in the candy dish. There is really nothing you can do except take a few deep breaths and biting your tongue.
A good solution to burn off some energy: send the kids outside. Sledding, building a snowman, a snowball fight, or if there is no snow, some bike riding, roller skating, or a game of tag can get the extra energy Christmas has infused in them out, bringing down the chance they’ll drive you bonkers.
Ask for help.
Despite what you think, your guests want to help make things easier for you. Accept help when it is offered, and ask for help when it’s needed. It doesn’t matter if it’s making side dishes and bringing the pie, helping clean up after dinner, helping to prepare the feast – they will help, even though you feel like you’re being a horrible host. Nobody’s perfect, and everyone knows that more help means better chances the feast will hit the table on time.
We know you’ll have a wonderful holiday, as long as you remember nothing will ever go perfectly. Whatever hiccups you run into along the way will just provide you with fond memories you can look back upon at future gatherings! Call Exodus, your Fort Collins movers, for a free moving quote today, so that you can start planning your holiday feast! We’re proud to be the best residential moving company in Fort Collins!
If you’ve already booked the Fort Collins moving company that you plan to use, and you’ve found the best long distance moving company around (Exodus, of course!), you’re probably ready to move into your new home and start the holiday season in your new place. That, of course, means decorating your home for the holidays, but we’re not talking about a large inflatable Rudolph here. We’re talking about the inside of your home, which can be so much more than silver and pale whites!
Have you ever wondered how magazines make holiday decor so inviting and festive? Part of it has to do with color, which is surprisingly something that most people don’t think about when they plan inside holiday decor. So, let’s talk about adding some color to the inside of your home this holiday season!
Getting the Color Right
Think for a moment about the colors of the holiday season, and you may think about blues, whites, reds, and greens, right? But, what about some other colors? What about different shades of red, or a splash of red against a silver background? Play with color so that you create something unique – you don’t have to go with elf green or Santa red!
Consider One Area of Color
Okay, so maybe you’re not the type to put splashes of red all over the house, and that’s okay. Another really great way to incorporate some holiday color is to think about an accent wall or other accent area. If the rest of your home is decked out in silver and white, for example, a wall that includes some deep red or green or silver may be just the thing to change it all up a bit.
If you haven’t called a long distance moving company yet, and you’re still in the process of selling your home, a nice and neat accent area that incorporates some of those holiday colors may be just the thing that people will love to see when they walk in your house during a viewing. Some people aren’t crazy about decorations, so you can really confine your holiday cheer to one area and still please buyers.
Go With Gold
How often do you see gold hues around the holiday season instead of silver ones? Sometimes, just making that much of a change can be a really good way to mix things up. You’d be surprised at how great decorations can look when gold is used against deep forest greens. Plus, small gold accents look fabulous – just make sure not to go overboard with the gold!
Look at All Areas
From your tabletops to your fireplace, holiday accents can really go anywhere. Even simple things like red berries in a tall glass vase look amazing this time of year. Also, don’t forget the scents! There’s nothing like the smell of gingerbread or a candle that smells like a Christmas tree. This time of year, there are plenty of holiday scented candles around too, so you can easily pick one up – and before you know it, your home will be sold, and you’ll be calling that long distance moving company thanks to that amazing scent!
Speaking of Fort Collins movers, give us a call if you are looking to move anywhere in the world! We’re more than happy to help you pack and get where you need to go, and we’ll also give you a free estimate. You can find your Fort Collins movers on Facebook too, so make sure to connect with us there. In the meantime, get ready for a colorful holiday season filled with lots of decor and plenty of great accents. What’s your favorite way to decorate during the holidays?
The Fort Collins moving company has come and gone, leaving a sea of boxes in its wake. As you survey the scene, you become more and more discouraged – how are you going to make good on your offer to host Thanksgiving with so much to do?
It can seem daunting at first, but since you picked the right residential moving company to do all the heavy lifting (and we thank you!), you are still energized and ready to tackle the task at hand – prepping for the first Thanksgiving in your new home without losing your sanity. Here are some tips to impress your loved ones this year, tricking them into thinking you have it all together, even when you feel like a hot mess.
Comprise A Game Plan
I’m not talking about recipes and grocery lists (although you will want a plan regarding these aspects). You need to figure out what’s most important – having a kitchen to cook in, a place for guests to hang while they wait, and the table everyone can gather around to eat off of.
Because you looked for the best company out of all the Fort Collins moving companies, and followed our tips for marking all of your boxes, you know that everything that belongs in the kitchen is in the kitchen. They made sure your dining room table ended up exactly where you wanted it, along with your living room or family room furnishings. This is a plus – it saves so much time when you don’t have to move the big stuff yourself!
The most important thing is to make sure the boxes are clear from the kitchen. Start here and don’t stop until all boxes are unpacked, broken down, and removed from the area. Once you’ve taken care of this, you can move on to the other rooms. Is it important to you to have your décor perfectly in place? While you might feel the urge to pull out every knick-knack, picture, and candle, will your guests really care?
Let’s be honest – everyone has moved, so they’ll all understand if things aren’t perfectly in place. Of course, if it’s going to stress you out to no end that these items were left packed away, go ahead and unpack them. Just know that your relatives aren’t going to care. They’re just there for the food and pie!
If you have a family, that significantly decreases the amount of time you are stuck unpacking and arranging everything. Put everyone to work, splitting up tasks between everyone based on what they can handle. You don’t want everyone all in the kitchen at the same time (you know the old saying about too many cooks in the kitchen, right? Don’t spoil the soup!). If you have young children, you can have them work on their arranging their bedrooms to keep them out of your way.
You should also consider delegating menu items. Just because you’re hosting the feast doesn’t mean you can’t ask people to bring a dish! Have your Aunt Ida bring her famous, can’t-live-without-it apple pie, and Uncle Raymond can bring the pork stuffing everyone craves at Thanksgiving. This takes less off of your plate, leaving you more time to make sure your house is in order.
So the big day is here, and all of a sudden, you’ve realized you’ve ruined a side dish. Your dog ate the stuffed celery. You forgot to buy the cranberries to make the cranberry sauce. Whatever you do, don’t have a meltdown! Everyone knows you’ve just moved.
They aren’t going to stress too much if you forgot one little side dish or appetizer! Let it go, and remember what Thanksgiving is all about – gathering together with friends and family to celebrate what you’re thankful for. If something stressful occurs and you find yourself turning towards the dark side, laugh it off. You’ll be surprised how much your mood improves!
You can move into your new home and host Thanksgiving dinner in the same month, as long as you are prepared and ask for the help that you need. Of course, moving companies in Fort Collins help a lot! Connect with Exodus, one of the best moving companies in Fort Collins on Facebook, or leave us a note here.
Here at Exodus, we are working hard to move folks throughout Colorado in some chilly weather, but there aren’t many conditions that would prevent us from getting the job done. As the best Denver and Fort Collins movers, winter provides ample opportunities for our team to shine – even when the sun doesn’t. In short, we love the season because it and Colorado go together like a jingle and bell. As with Exodus, winter showcases some of the best of Colorado. So in that spirit, we thought we’d do a quick tour of some of the many happenings for families to enjoy. If you are moving to Colorado, keep in mind that this is only a taste of what it has to offer.
First Stop: Breckenridge
As one of the premier ski areas in the country, it is a safe bet that Breckenridge winter events will involve plenty of powdery snow. And what goes better with snow than Vikings? Not much. The Ullr Fest, held January 8-14th, is a time when horned hats are adorned by skiers and snowboarders, and frying pans are flung for prizes. You can watch some top notch Olympic caliber competition during a parade that features ski jumps on floats.
For those who look at snow and see a masterpiece in the making, 2012 will be the 22nd year of International Snow Sculpture Championships. The Sculptures “live” in the area around the Riverwalk Center grounds. Visitors are welcome to mingle among them from January 24th to February 4th. Judging will be held on January 28th, and the awards will be given the next day. You can bet Frosty the Snowman will face some stiff competition.
Next Stop: Estes Park
If your ideal celebration involves entering a picturesque postcard, then travel to the gateway of the Rocky Mountain National Park during the Estes Park Winter Festival, January 13-15. Known for its live music and its selection of great food, including an all-star chili cook-off, the Estes Park Winter Festival is the perfect combination of activities, sights and sounds.
Final Stop: Denver
If holiday lights on houses and trees are starting to get a little boring in your opinion, then what about lights on animals? Well, not on animals exactly, but the Denver Zoo has put together an impressive show where the lights bring animals to life. Denver Zoo Lights runs from December 9 to New Years Day. Don’t worry, the real animals get to stay inside, cozy and warm.
Lastly, if you would like to spend an afternoon enjoying a classic holiday show, Denver features two of them: A Christmas Carol will play at the Stage Theatre from November 25 to December 24 and The Nutcracker is being performed at the Caulkins Opera House from November 26 to December 24.
Colorado has a lot of interesting and fun events this winter fitting nearly every taste. With so much on offer, it is truly a wonderful place to be when the weather outside is “frightful”. You will just have to come out and experience it yourself, and if you are on your way to stay, then give us a call and let us give you a ride in our slightly modified version of a one-horse-open-sleigh.
As Colorado’s best national and international moving and storage company, Exodus has a proven track record of helping to relocate people in every locale. Our Fresh Place focus this week takes us to the very heart of New England.
No doubt many of you are still recovering from a hearty Thanksgiving meal featuring a healthy dose of turkey (or tofurkey, as the case may be). Along the way, you might have also heard the recounting of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Since the holiday focus has suddenly switched gears, we’re not going to revisit it here. However, with all the talk about Plymouth we thought it might be intriguing to discuss what it has to offer beyond history and tourism. So, if you have survived the shopping crush of Black Friday with your nerves barely intact, or if you are on your way to the mall and need some pleasant thoughts to hold in reserve, then enjoy this glimpse of a town with a great past, present, and future.
Tourism plays a huge part in the local economy, but industries such as healthcare, research, real estate, and telecommunications are also prominent. Due to relatively inexpensive land and better road and rail access to Boston, Plymouth has seen its population more than double in the last thirty years. What was once a sleepy colonial town is now the commercial center of the South Shore.
Plymouth continues to grow despite the economic hard times. North Plymouth features a recently completed industrial park and New England’s largest open-air, upscale shopping mall. Last year, the first phase of a massive residential and commercial development, The Pinehills, was completed. It features over 1,000 luxury homes, two golf courses, a shopping village, and a country club. By 2014, it will contain nearly 3,000 homes.
We know anyone familiar at all with Colorado appreciates natural beauty, and Plymouth has plenty on that score as well. There are nine public beaches along the Atlantic Coast to take strolls on. Inland contains a deciduously delicious assortment of hills and trees that mark the change of seasons like a series of postcards. New England Autumns provide especially timeless memories with striking displays of red and gold dotting the landscape. If evergreens are your thing, the Myles Standish State Forest is a pine-tastic place to camp or spend a day at the pond.
There are plenty of events in Plymouth that occur all year round. In addition to the historical destinations, including Plymouth Rock, a replica of the Mayflower, and some of the country’s oldest museums, there are summer concert series, wine and harvest festivals, and theater and philharmonic performances to look forward to. The Plymouth Center for the Arts is the home base for a diverse array of local culture and civic involvement.
Plymouth is known as “America’s Hometown” because of its roots and hallowed place in our history, but it is so much more than an artifact. It is a growing community and a great place to hang your tricorne hat. If you are moving to Plymouth or anyplace else in New England,let us get you there.
Today is Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s a day about silly cards, teddy bears and a good excuse for too much chocolate. For others, it’s about fine jewelry and fancy meals. But at Exodus, we believe Valentine’s Day is a day to think about love in your life and the ones who mean the most to you. Perhaps you have a significant other who it’s time to take that “next step” with. If you have been dating for a while and dancing around the issue, maybe it’s time to move in together. If you have been married for a while and you have been living in clutter, it might be time to face the facts of cohabitation. If you still own two of everything, perhaps it’s time for storage.
For dating relationships and newlyweds alike, moving in together can be a big step. And while many people feel secure in their “couple-hood”, many don’t feel altogether comfortable getting rid of their “stuff”. Some people feel that by maintaining separate sets of things, it can create an automatic “out clause”. Others simply prefer to maintain some sense of individuality even and especially within the context of a partnership. For the most part, everyone spent years alone creating a world full of the things they needed to support the life they had. But when two people come together, this can produce an excess of otherwise useful items. You might just end up with two sets of mixing bowls, two enormous book collections or doubles of anything that makes your home complete. But instead of living in chaos, or worse, not moving in together on account of your hand blown glass elephant collection, perhaps these 3 steps might help in creating cohesive cohabitation.
Take an Inventory
There will be many things in your home, especially your kitchen and living room that you will not need two of in the house. If you are about to make the move to live together or if you already have and these things are stuffed somewhere in the “closet of no return” it’s time to get organized. Decide which one is nicer, which one has more sentimental value or whatever characteristic makes it easiest to get rid of one or the other. Once you have done this, either give the extra one away or set it aside for storage.
If you find that you really do have two sets of everything and it’s simply too much or too soon to donate, perhaps it’s time to get a storage unit. Call Exodus, we would love to help.
Create a Timeline
Set a deadline for when it’s time to clear out. Your extra things can remain stored indefinitely, but perhaps the healthiest thing at some point is deciding when you want to let go. A suggestion in this might be “after 3 years of living together we agree to go through our storage unit and make decisions.” This creates a defined time frame for release and in the mean time allows you to maintain that sense of individuality in the midst of your loving relationship.