Top 2015 Decor Trends

Moving to Fort Collins, CO? Why not incorporate some of this year’s biggest decor trends in with your move? There’s nothing quite as refreshing as starting off a new year with a new look, and that can apply to your new home too. The more that you love your home, the more time you’ll want to spend there, so why not make it perfect? Take a look at these top 2015 decor trends!

  • Eclectic Era Mixing: Instead of trying hard to incorporate items from one particular area into any living space, think about mixing it up. Add some chairs from the 1950s combined with a modern wooden farm table, or just add those pieces that you find in both modern stores and in vintage shops. The overall look will be one that combines eras and works perfectly together in eclectic harmony.
  • Black Trim: Instead of white, think about painting your trim black. Glossy black is making a comeback in a big way, and trim painted in black can really make a room stand out.
  • The Minimalist Look: Got a lot of stuff that you’re tired of looking at? This is what the minimalist look is for, and it works very well if you go with industrial inspired pieces. Start sorting through your things, and get rid of stuff that you don’t need anymore. You’ll find that you’re left with a much simpler decor that works with anything you want to incorporate. Less is more here.
  • Mixing Materials: The look of leather next to metal or heavy items next to those that are on the thin side is really interesting and works well in any space. You don’t have to go with all the same weight and thickness, so don’t be shy to mix it up.
  • Texture Play: Smooth things look really great next to fuzzy things — just throw a fuzzy blanket on a smooth leather couch, and see just how much fun it is to play with texture! This look is popular right now for good reason.
  • Organized Clutter: You can have a lot of things, just try and put those things into some kind of organized mess, so that it looks like you are intentionally messy — tricky to do, but nice to look at if you can pull it off.

Don’t be Afraid to Play

Your home should be a place that you love, and a place that you are comfortable in. No matter what size your new place is, you can play with any kind of decor. After all, the only person that has to love your look is you. You don’t even have to have a new decor in mind before you call movers in Longmont, CO. You can move in, play around with decor ideas, and figure it all out as you go along. Eventually, you will find a lifestyle that you love!

Moving to Your New Home

The only thing you have to do before you move is figure out what moving company you want to use. That’s easy too. Exodus Moving and Storage can take care of all your moving needs from packing to unpacking, and we can even move you across the country. In addition, we do have storage spaces for rent in both Fort Collins and Denver in case you do decide to go minimalist (but aren’t sure you want to commit!). Just ask us about our storage rental rates and policies.

Whether you need piano moving in Denver to mix old with new as part of your decor, or whether you just want to move your items from one place to the next, Exodus is ready and waiting for your call.

The Most Festive Holiday Towns

Some people go all out when the holiday season arrives, and some whole towns get into the holiday spirit too. If you’re the type that likes to play holiday light schemes in June, these are the towns that you should move to!

-The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: while you can’t move to this inn, you can stop here on your way to your new destination. This inn isn’t called ‘The Inn at Christmas Place’ for nothing — the whole inn was created and modeled after Christmas, and Christmas is what you’ll get when you stop by this inn. Trees, trimmings, and all.

-Solvang, California: Solvang was settled by Danish immigrants during the 1900s, and today the town is the picture-perfect image of what Christmas in a quaint Danish town should look like. On the day of the Winter Solstice, there are many festivities including a colorful parade.

-Santa Claus, Indiana: Need we say more? This town wasn’t named ‘Santa Claus’ for nothing! Santa Claus calls itself “America’s Christmas Town,” and the whole town gets in on the festivities. If you really love Christmas, call your Boulder movers and pack your bags for Santa Claus, Indiana!

-New York City: If you’ve never seen New York City during the holidays, you have to check it out this year. The whole city is a glow with lights, festivities, parades, and shows — plus, you can get in on the famous NYE action if you happen to be in Times Square on the 31st of December!

-Durango, Colorado: If you have kids, you’ll want to live in Durango, where a real train pulls kids in PJs on the ‘Polar Express’ ride. The town itself just happens to lend itself to the holiday spirit too with plenty of snow, lights, and cozy nooks and crannies that you can just melt into on a cold day.

-Woodstock, VT: The annual holiday parade that happens in Woodstock is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. The parade includes more than 50 horses and carriages, and the town turns back time to create an old-fashioned Christmas scene.

-Disneyworld: You can’t live at Disney World, but you can visit this magical theme park during the holidays to see what Disney does when it comes to holiday cheer. Lights, festivities, fireworks — it’s a Disney Christmas!

-New Orleans: every year, the whole town gets together in New Orleans to sing Christmas Carols in front of the cathedral — it’s hard to think of a more festive scene.

Booking Your Loveland Movers

When it comes to Christmas, you may want to live in a town that goes all out if you’re really into the holidays. If that’s the case, any one of the towns listed above will do the trick. But you’ll still need to get there (and bring all of your stuff with you!), and that’s where we can help. Exodus Moving and Storage is a full service moving company that offers complete help with your move from packing to unpacking.

Additionally, we also have storage locker facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins. Call us today to ask us about moving rates and estimates, or about our storage space rentals. When it comes to moving companies in Colorado, we have you covered! We also want to know, what’s your favorite holiday town? Is there a town out there that’s not on this list? Let us know by leaving a note here, or come and see us on Facebook. We’d love to know where you love to go during the holidays!

How to Decorate for the Holidays

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?

Fort Collins Halloween Fun

It’s that time of year again! The fall months are almost in full swing, and Halloween will be coming up quickly, which means that you have to find some fun events to take part in. Luckily, we have the lowdown on all the best Fort Collins and surrounding area events, so you can find the perfect place to bring your little ghosts and goblins, or just head out with your significant other for a fun night.

If you are just moving to Fort Collins, take a look at these upcoming Halloween events!

Tiny Tot Halloween: put on by Country Financial, Tiny Tot Halloween is a trick-or-treating event that’s just for small kids and parents. Tiny tots meets in Old Town Square at 10am on October 31st. In the square, your kids will get a bag to use for treats, and after that the entire group will move throughout the town collecting candy from characters along the way.

FORToberfest: this one is just for the adults (but you can bring your kids too!), and includes beer, bands, and bikes. FORToberfest starts on September 19th, though, so you’ll have to hurry up to take part in this event.

Cemetery Stroll: on September 20th, the annual cemetery stroll happens – believe it or not, this stroll is partly spooky, but mostly it’s educational and historical.

The Torture Institute: this annual haunted house in Greeley promises to be particularly spooky this year with the ‘Big Top Torture’ theme that the group has planned. We’re not so sure that your little ones will love this haunted house, but it will sure be fun to head to Greeley with some of your friends for a frightening night!

Morbid Nights in Greeley: located at the Greeley Mall, Morbid Nights is often hailed as being one of the best haunted events in the area happening on Halloween. If you are really into spooky things, Morbid Nights in Greeley is the place to go.

Fritzler’s Corn Maze: happening right now until the end of October, this corn maze is huge, fun, and family friendly.

The Pumpkin Patch At Bartels Farm: sometimes it’s fun to just walk around amidst a whole lot of pumpkins. If you or your kids love pumpkins, Bartels Farm is the place to go. This farm is open on the weekends from now until the end of October, and you can check out all the pumpkins, buy a few, and see what else the farm has to offer.

Bow Wowvania: if you have a pooch that you love and love to dress up, Bow Wowvania is really the place where you have to be on Halloween! This event takes place at The Farm at Lee Martinez Park in Sherwood, Colorado, and it’s all about the dogs – bring your pet, a great costume, and get ready for some canine fun.

Moving to Fort Collins

The vibe in Fort Collins is laidback and fun – in case you can’t tell from all the Halloween activities happening this October. If you are moving to this town from any other place in the U.S., you’ll love the feeling that you will get from the people here, the activities, and the general excitement that comes with each changing season – plus, it’s really hard to beat the scenery and outdoor activity opportunities!

Every season brings with it a new holiday, and holidays don’t get much better than spending time with your neighbors, your family, your friends, and enjoying all that Fort Collins has to offer. If you are moving to Fort Collins, you will love everythign about this town, we’re sure of it! Plus, we can make your move much simpler by helping you out with everything from packing to moving and even unpacking – and just in case you can’t move everythign that you have to your new location, we also have storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins, so you can easily store anything you can move right away.

When it comes to moving, there are lots of residential moving companies to choose from, but out of all the residential moving companies, we are confident that you’ll find our services and prices hard to beat. Call us today for an estimate, or find us on Facebook!

Fresh Place Friday: Vail, Colorado

What we as Colorado movers find most interesting about the town of Vail, Colorado is that it first started as a ski resort and the established town came next…really speaks to what us Coloradoans find most important, huh?

In 1966, Vail, Colorado became an inhabited town, 4 years after the creation of the Vail Ski Resort. The Vail Ski Resort is home to some of the most invigorating and challenging snow-covered mountains Colorado has to offer, second only to Whistler Blackcomb. Vail, Colorado offers a variety of activities including tubing, skiing and Nordic tours along with a great nightlife scene like piano bars and pubs. Enjoy a trip to the spa after a long day spent on the slops or visit downtown Vail and see what the shops and local dining establishments have to offer.

If you’re looking to move to a smaller city but with an exciting everyday life, then Vail, Colorado is the perfect spot for your Colorado move. With an actual population of under 5,000, the city itself is quaint but is filled with year-round tourists coming to experience all that this world class area has to offer!

This year the Vail Ski Resort will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary! They’ve chosen to celebrate by replacing the Vista Bahn (a slower, more outdated system of mountain transportation) with a brand new gondola serving those looking to travel from Mid Vail into Vail Village. Look out for a series of concerts, festivals and events to honor this amazing Colorado city’s birthday!

Our Colorado moving team couldn’t be happier to see another great city celebrate such a milestone. We LOVE Colorado and all it has to offer. See what Exodus has to offer by “Liking” our Colorado moving Facebook page and following us on Twitter!

Groundhog’s Day: Colorado Movers Style

This week, our Colorado movers took to Facebook to ask whether or not people are hoping the Groundhog sees his shadow this Thursday.  While we can’t give a definitive answer as to whether or not we’re crossing our fingers for the Spring (which we are), we can certainly take this Wednesday to post about some of the awesome events that take place in the state of Colorado for this holiday.

First up we have Aurora, Colorado. This Colorado town is home to Stormy Marmot, Colorado’s very own Groundhog’s Day groundhog, who makes the trip out into the fresh Colorado day to either observe his shadow or see nothing at all. While for years Stormy Marmot has been disagree with famous “Punxsutawney Phil” of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, plenty of locals still believe in Stormy’s psychic powers to come out and witness the event!

Durango, Colorado also hosts a Tug-o-War match where two teams are pitted against each other to find out what season will reign supreme. The “6 More Weeks of Winter” Team consists of those snow enthusiasts who aren’t quite ready to give up their powder time vs. the “Early Spring” Team full of locals who are ready to get back to hiking, biking and fishing. Choose your favorite and come out to help your team!

For us as Colorado movers, it doesn’t matter whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not because we’ll just keep on moving! Make sure you check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all our other great Colorado moving tips as well as fun things going on in the state of Colorado!

Fresh Place Friday: Spotlight on Plymouth

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.

Giving Thanks

Exodus Moving and Storage has been serving the moving needs of Colorado and beyond for several years now. The dream of one individual became the cause of many, starting with one small moving truck and becoming a full service relocation company. Today, we are the best Colorado moving company and we our proud not only of our humble beginnings but of the teamwork it has taken to excel in such a large and saturated market such as the moving and storage industry. As the time of thanks draws near, we have so many things to be thankful for. Here are just a few at the top of our list.

Our Team

At Exodus, we hand pick our employees. We don’t believe in the concept of day- labor or temporary hires. Instead we interview, do reference checks and drug tests and we hire only those fine folks that we feel would properly represent us in the field with our customers, every day. We take moving people very seriously, so we make sure that our staff receives ongoing training and fair wages, making our employee turnover rate one of the lowest in the country. We are also Choose People Certified because we are committed to being “happy place to work.” The people of Exodus are what make our company like no other.

Our Work

We are proud to boast a damage ratio that is ¼ of the industry average. This is a result of the combination of quality workers and comprehensive training. When we were just starting out, every client and every referral meant everything to our business. We knew that our biggest competition was riddled with moving horror stories because of their lack of attention to detail and lack of accountability with regard to their staff. We are expert movers, proud of the work we do. And no matter how big we become, we still work under the philosophy that one unsatisfied customer is one too many.

Our Community

We are passionately involved in our communities. At Exodus, we put our time, talents and money into the places that we live and work. We support green energy practices within our offices and have incorporated many green friendly procedures into our work. This includes our tree planting program for every move we complete. For this program we partner with Trees Water & People.  We are also thankful for the freedoms we have and maintain in this great country of ours and regardless of political affiliation, we support causes that support our troupes and their families. Project Sanctuary and Colorado Hire Patriots are a few of the military support groups that we are committed to.

As we celebrate thanksgiving this year, we are setting our table with gratitude. We are thankful for the work we do, the communities we serve and the people who make it all possible. What are you thankful for?

Packing Up Christmas

After all the jingle bells have jangled and the chestnuts have been properly roasted on that open fire, you may find yourself surrounded by the decorative aftermath of the holiday season. Not to worry, all you serious decorators, when it comes to clean up its all about the organization. Taking the time to pack up Christmas will not only help to usher in a clean and orderly new year, but it will serve as a preemptive strike against next year’s mayhem of merriment. The following are our top four tips for packing up Christmas.

The Power of Red and Green–  Store your holiday cheer in color coded containers. Most multipurpose and container stores sell red and green boxes for storage. Sticking with these colors to designate the location of your favorite snowman collection and other festive bits will save the guess work when you are searching next November. Another good idea is to use seasonal colors for other decorations ie- Black for Halloween, Orange for Thanksgiving and Pale Green for spring decorations.

Original Packaging– The secret to good storage is original packaging. The box that it came in is your friend especially for easily damaged items. The original box is usually created to withstand some form of transport. Breakables such as ornaments, bulbs and lights are obvious package savers as these items are often fine and fragile. Also purchasing durable wreath holders will save them from experiencing the crunch over time.

Make a List & Check it Twice– Next year when you want to pull out your nutcracker place holders without having to look through your 6 Christmas boxes, you will be glad that you took the time to create a detailed list of each boxes contents.  Number the boxes and be as detailed on your inventory list as possible. Type your list up and save it somewhere that you will know to look next year such as a file on your computer called “Christmas”.

Box Writing–  If you want the contents of each box actually written on the box, use clear wide packing tape. Write each item on the box with permanent marker. This is a great way to make the box re-usable and more importantly re-packable.

Exodus Wishes

42-15625913What do you want this year? If you are honest, what is on the top of your list? If you could make a wish, any wish and you knew it would come true, what would it be?

As the folks here at Exodus are preparing for and participating in the holidays, we are asking ourselves these questions. And while some of the wishes are obvious and could tend to be rather material, when we get down to the heart of it all, our answer isn’t money. It isn’t even to have more business. This year our wish is for you- to have a beautiful holiday season. We wish for less stress and more quality time. We wish for beautiful moments and happy memories of community involvement. We wish for all of us to find what is actually important this year.

Instead of just changing your address this year, why not change your perspective. At Exodus we specialize in peace of mind and would like to work towards peace on earth. The most important aspects of who we are as a company are wrapped up in our commitment to people: our staff, our customers and our community.

So in the midst of the stress, the events, the gift giving and all the things that make the season something to juggle, remember what its all about. Regardless of your take on it, your religious or political opinions, no matter where you come from or where you have been, in the true spirit of the season we would like to wish you peace and love during this holiday. May your days be merry and bright!

Love, Exodus.

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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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