Moving is a hectic and crazy time. You have so much to think about and coordinate. First there’s the selection process – both the new house and community you are moving to and the Colorado moving company that will help you get your stuff there – and then comes the flood of activities essential to getting you from point A to point B.
You have to weed through your belongings so you aren’t traveling with stuff you never really use anyway. You have to decide whether to sell your items at a yard sale or donate them to Goodwill (or both!). You should make sure you get some quality time in with your friends and family that you won’t see as often anymore. And lastly the dreaded chore of packing all of your boxes, if you don’t rely on your long distance moving company to pack for you. It can be hard to remember everything you need to do, even if you have made out lists. Here are a few things you might not think of so that you don’t forget a few highly important things.
Do you belong to a gym? Do you go often? It’s time to see if your gym has a location nearby. If so, you need to transfer it! If not, you should look into the cancellation policy well in advance so that you aren’t stuck paying for a membership you can’t even use. There may be some early termination fees to contend with, so be sure to read all of the fine print and see the exact date you signed up. Sometimes waiting an extra month or two before canceling avoids these high fees.
Sit down and make a list of all of the clubs and organizations you belong to, and your kids, too – the American Legion, Girl Scouts, 4-H – and determine where the nearest location to your new home is so that you can continue your membership uninterrupted.
No, I know you aren’t going to forget about taking your car with you, but there is something you might forget that involves your car. Sometimes, there is so much going on, we neglect to get our car all tuned up and ready to hit the road to our new home!
Not only do you need it to be tuned up and in excellent shape to drive a long distance, you should be sure to pack a first aid kit and emergency supplies, just in case. Don’t forget tissues, band aids, sunscreen, aloe vera gel, and bug spray. If it’s winter, bring along an emergency snow shovel, blankets for the whole family, flares, and anything to make sitting in the cold more bearable. You never know where or when disaster will strike – better safe than sorry!
Don’t forget to have a chat with your mechanic. They might know of someone in your new area that can be trusted to fix your car properly without charging you an arm and a leg.
Here’s another thing that many people don’t think of until they’ve already moved. It’s something that is easily forgotten, especially if you are the pillar of health and seldom visit your doctor. Before you leave for good, talk to your doctor about transferring medical records and prescriptions to your new location. You can sign all of the release forms ahead of time to make the transition as smooth as possible. They, like your mechanic, might be able to refer you to another practice in your network, too.
You might find that your health insurance plan changes. If this is the case, do your homework before you move so there is no lapse in coverage or steep bills that won’t be covered.
Planning a move? Don’t worry – Exodus Moving & Storage can help so that you are prepared and don’t forget a thing!
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.
Google Earth finds nearly every nook on the planet, and many of those places aren’t known to many people — if any people! The next time that you think your hometown is a bit odd, think about these places that show up on Google Earth!
–The Davis Monthan Air Force Base: This abandoned base in Tucson, Arizona, is known by the military as the “plane boneyard,” and it’s literally where planes go to die. When the military no longer needs a plane, it is sent to the boneyard.
–Strange etchings in the Gobi Desert: Somewhere in China’s Gobi Desert is a strange pattern of structures and sketches in the ground that Google Earth has picked up on. Why those sketches are there and what they mean is a different story (one that no human can currently tell).
–The Kazahstan Pentagram: In the middle of Kazakstan sits a sizeable pentagram. The star surrounded by a circle was largely puzzling until researchers figured out that the star is actually the borders of a park, and the circle that surrounds it marks the boundaries of the park. A strange symbol, but not as strange as it once seemed.
In the Wake of Google Earth
Ever since Google Earth started to dig up some odd places on Earth, many people search Google Earth in their spare time just to see what’s out there. This has given many advertisers with enough dollars a brilliant idea — create an ad that’s large enough for Google Earth to pick up, and tons of people will see the ad when they use Google Earth. This strategy is working for KFC and other chains that have created massive ads, placed those ads flat on the earth, and are enjoying the benefits!
Another thing that has happened since the dawn of Google Earth is the return of many different conspiracy theories. When things like pentagrams and possible UFO landing strips start showing up on Google Earth, conspiracy theorists start to generate rumors — until those rumors can be debunked by researchers, that is. Most of the time, the strange places that Google Earth does pick up are quickly explained. Sometimes, we just don’t know what things look like from up above, and so those things look stranger than they actually are!
Choosing Where to Live
If you don’t have any particular reason for moving, it can be hard to figure out where to go. Here’s where you can use Google Maps and Google Earth to check out possible towns. You could move next to a possible UFO landing strip, or you may decide that living next to an abandoned military base is for you. Wherever you do decide to go, Exodus Moving and Storage (Boulder movers) can help you get there with all of your stuff in one piece.
We may be a moving company in Denver, but we can move you anywhere you want to go. Whether you’re moving to Parker or to another part of the world, we can help. We’ll provide you with a free moving estimate, give you everything you need to help plan your move, and we also have storage space for rent in both Denver and Fort Collins (ask us for rates). There are some strange places in this world, and it’s fun to discover those odd places using a program like Google Earth – but it’s even more fun to move to a new and exciting place.
Call us today for an estimate, or find us on Facebook to ask any additional questions. We also want to know where you think the oddest place in the world is — let us know here of on Facebook!
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.
If you’re moving long distance, you’ll probably have to start all over, and that means finding a new gym. But before you sign up for that gym down the street, think about starting something new. In a new town, you can try anything, and you might even find that a new activity is exciting and just what you were looking for. This might lead you to wondering about CrossFit, and wondering if a CrossFit gym is for you. Here’s how to find out.
CrossFit has largely become a popular sport due to backing by major companies like Reebok, and the surfacing of many different obstacle course races that tend to be populated by CrossFit members. Those that started the movement claim that it’s for anyone and everyone, but the truth is that some people might not love CrossFit, and others could find it very intimidating.
So, here’s how to figure out if you will love or hate this sport.
Beginner Weight Lifters
With all of those people lifting large weights, CrossFit can be very intimidating for first-time weight lifters. In fact, you might not get anything out of the program if you can’t hold a barbell above your head. If you can’t do a push up or lift anything (and have never tried), this is probably not the best place for you. You just might find a “box” that is very tolerant when it comes to beginners, though this is hard to do.
A Team Sport
CrossFitters tend to do everything together, and that includes hanging out together after work. If you really hate team efforts, this isn’t for you. On the flip side, if you love support and want to work with a community (great if you are moving long distance), CrossFit might just be what you want to do. The best advice is to try it out, see how cliquey the group is, and think about whether or not you can stand to be around those people all the time.
A Former Athlete
A lot of former athletes love CrossFit because it is both competitive and a group sport all rolled into one. If you are a former athlete of any kind, you may love the challenges that CrossFit includes. Plus, as a former athlete you may have some skills (jumping, swinging, lighting hard things, endurance) that other people may not have, so this will help you when it comes to competitions.
Take it from a girl that broke her ankle doing CrossFit – pick a CrossFit box that comes with really good and patient instructors. Also, make sure the people teaching you how to jump on a really high box know what they are doing. There is some danger that comes with any extreme sport, so keep this in mind at all times. Find out how long the people have been teaching, and don’t push yourself if you know that your body is exhausted – sometimes, pain is not gain.
How to Find a Box
Read reviews of the various CrossFit gyms in your area, and make sure to check out a few before you sign up for one. You’ll see that most are quite different!
Moving Long Distance
Are you ready for your move? If you are moving to Cherry Creek or anywhere else in Colorado, Exodus can help you get there. Call us if you are moving to Cherry Creek or Fort Collins or Denver or anywhere, and we’ll help you get all of your stuff to your new place — whether or not you should join a CrossFit box, well, that’s up to you!
Are you moving long distance? You might want to take a few minutes to explore your town (okay, days, and maybe weeks) before you start a new job. That could mean going without pay for a while, but you don’t have to do that – you can actually turn exploring your new town into a job if you play your cards right! Here are some ways that you can check out your new town after moving long distance, and get paid for sight-seeing.
Be a Dog Walker: Do you notice that a lot of people in your area have dogs? Put up some dog walking signs if you like dogs, and you don’t mind walking them, and you could have a new business in no time. Plus, dogs don’t mind where you wander each day, so go where you feel like it – and enjoy the scenery.
Be a Bike Messenger: While we don’t recommend this if you don’t have any really good bike skills, if you know how to ride like a pro, you can do this job. Most bike messenger companies provide cyclists with GPS systems, so you can easily get around while delivering items.
Consider an app like Uber: Sign up to drive people around, and use a GPS system to get where you need to go. You’ll see all kinds of new places, and you can even meet some new people this way.
Lead a running team: Love to run? Got credentials? Put up some fliers to help other people learn how to run, and start heading outside. You’ll see all kinds of great things by exploring running paths.
Enter into a contest or two: So, you may not get any money doing this, but you could win a cash prize, and meet some new friends while you do it. Whatever it is that you do best, there’s bound to be some kind of competition out there for it.
Think about driving a taxi: If Uber isn’t your thing, hook up with an official licensed taxi company and work the day or night shift. If you are moving long distance to a new small town, you could find a cab company that only employes a few people, and this would be a great opportunity to learn the roads.
Be a personal assistant: Running around all day doing errands and picking things up is the best way to get to know your city quickly. A personal assistant with skills also gets paid decently, so think about this line of work for a temporary career.
Work with kids: If there are a lot of stressed out moms in the park and you have kid skills, tell those moms about your babysitting resume. You never know where kids might take you in a day – the playground, schools, museums — you’ll see the whole town before you know it.
Check out a site like Vayable and sign up: Vayable lets people give tours to tourists, and if you are moving to Cherry Creek or another part of town, you could create something really fun for visitors to do – and this would give you a good reason to get out there and explore.
Moving to Cherry Creek
Whether you are moving to Cherry Creek or anywhere else in Colorado, it’s best to get out and explore when you first arrive – and you can make money doing it too. If you need help with your move, call Exodus today, and let us take care of all the small things while you focus on exploring your new town.
If you’re in the process of moving your company, there’s a lot to do in order to make sure that your office looks just as good in the new place as it did in the old one. But some things about your office can change, and those things might just benefit your company as a whole in the long run. One of the shifts that many business owners go through when moving a business is the hiring of new employees.
Chances are that if you’re moving long distance or even a short distance, some of your existing employees may not want to make that move with you. This means that you have to hire new people, but instead of going the same route to hire in-office employees, consider the benefits of hiring freelancers.
When A Move Is Necessary
A lot of companies move in order to downsize. If the office space that you’re renting has become too expensive or there’s just not enough room, you’ll have to figure out a way to move, save money, and possibly cut back on expenses if your company isn’t doing too well at the moment. A freelancer can give you that flexibility. While a freelancer can still be on the payroll, these people do not have to occupy physical office space, so you can rent out a smaller office.
The Cost Benefits
The real benefit to hiring a freelancer is that you will save money in doing so. How? A freelancer doesn’t have to be part of your company insurance plan, and you don’t have to include this person in the same payment plan either. Often, freelancers have set contract rates, and these can be much lower than hiring a person with a full-time salary.
When to Look for a Freelancer
Freelancers have more flexibility than full-time employees, so hiring freelancers when you need an extra hand makes good sense. It also pays to have a lineup of reliable freelancers that you can call whenever you need some additional help on hand – so treat the freelancers that you do hire right.
It also pays to hire a freelancer when you don’t have anyone on staff that can complete a specific project or do something as well as the freelancer you have in mind. That said, though, it’s always important to hire the right person for the job – and never hire anyone based on their geographic location! With so many ways to communicate with anyone in the world, there’s really no need to restrict yourself to one area when it comes to hiring the best expert for the job.
Moving Long Distance for Work
If you are looking into moving long distance because the company you work for is moving, consider branching out and becoming a freelancer – as you can see, there are two sides to this coin! If you happen to be moving to Boulder, and you are searching for a Boulder moving company, be sure to call the team at Exodus Moving and Storage. We know how important getting your things packed, moved, and to your new location on time is, which is why we pride ourselves on being one of the top picks for a Boulder moving company available.
While you decide on a move, consider the possibility of moving your staff around as well by incorporating some freelancers into the mix. Even though the traditional office was once made up of in-house workers, all of that has changed with technology, and now the best of both worlds is within your reach.
Most companies give employees a mere two weeks to figure out whether or not they want to relocate. Once that time has passed, many companies simply move on to a different candidate. To say the least, figuring out whether or not you want to move for work is stressful. The best way to make this big decision is to weigh the pros and cons. Since the biggest pro is likely a higher salary and better job, it can be hard to really take a good look at the cons.
We’ve put together a list of reasons why moving for a job isn’t always the best choice – read this before you get that moving quote!
- Your family doesn’t like the idea: it’s one thing to pull kids out of school and ask them to move (there will be an adjustment period, but kids are pretty adaptable), but it’s another thing to uproot your partner. If your partner can’t get a job in the new location right away, you will have to figure out if you will be making enough money to support the entire family. If not, add up how long you can afford to support everyone. If the money doesn’t make sense, it might not be a good idea to move.
- Higher wage and higher cost of living: moving to Fort Collins from NYC may make sense because the cost of living is higher in New York City, but moving to NYC from Fort Collins means that you will have to make triple the amount just to afford basic things like rent (forget owning in NYC!). What is the cost of living like where you will be moving to? Can you live a comfortable and happy life in that location? If not, stay put.
- You aren’t sure about the new job. For some reason, a lot of people think that moving to a new state means moving away from current job stress. You may leave the people that bother you behind, but the stress will still be there. If you feel like the new job might not be worth the stress, consider your quality of life first.
- You have a really bad feeling about the move. You know that voice inside of you that tells you not to do things? Listen to it. Deep down you know whether or not the move is a good idea for you. If you don’t listen to your own intuition, you can’t rely on much else.
- You’re going to lose a lot when you sell your home. Typically, companies will help you relocate and may even provide a real estate agent with you to work with so that you can sell your current home. But if this isn’t a possibility and you are going to lose money on a homesale, don’t move. Or, rent your place out.
Deciding to Move
If you’ve gone over all the reasons why moving is a bad idea, and you still decide to move, make sure to get a moving quote from a reputable moving company like Exodus. As a long distance moving company, we have helped many families relocated for work. We can also help you move anywhere in the world, and we’ll even help you pack and unpack. It’s tough to find a long distance company that you can trust, but Exodus has a solid reputation for a reason – you can count on us for low rates and reliability.
Deciding quickly whether or not moving for a new job is really hard to do. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons, and don’t be afraid to say no to that new job offer. In the end, it has to make sense for everyone involved and from every possible angle.
The website Mashable has just published an interesting report titled ‘What $1500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities.” As you might have suspected, this article shows you what the average apartment would look like across the U.S., and the results are really quite shocking.
If you’re planning on moving to Fort Collins, you can expect to get a good deal for your $1500 bucks, but that’s not the case if you’re moving to NYC!
Take a look at some of the cities that Mashable has researched.
– Washington D.C.: planning on moving to D.C.? You can expect to get a one bathroom studio for $1500 – yikes!
– San Francisco: San Francisco might be fun to visit, but this city isn’t a blast if you have to plunk down $1500 for a studio with one bathroom and a two-burner stove (in other words, a seriously small kitchen).
– Boston: you’re not going to get a lot more in Boston than you would in San Francisco, but at least you will get a one bedroom instead of a studio (that two-burner stove might still be a possibility, though).
– Missoula, Montana: if you are looking for a place to move to (don’t forget to call your long distance movers to help you out!), Missoula might be the place for you. Missoula residents can find four-bedroom apartments that span roughly 1800 square feet in that part of Montana – not bad at all.
– Omaha, Nebraska: Omaha is comparable to Missoula if you’re looking for space. Mashable estimates that you can get a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, house that’s approximately 1400 square feet in size for $1500.
– Miami, Florida: to live in the sun in Miami, be ready for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at around 715 square feet – a little bit better than San Francisco and New York City, but not spectacular.
Moving to Fort Collins
So, what can you expect to find in Fort Collins if you are moving to Fort Collins and you want to rent? For around $1200 in Fort Collins (according to the website Northern Colorado Rentals), you can find a two bedroom place with two bathrooms – that’s not bad at all! In fact, Fort Collins is an affordable place to live with a lot to offer couples, families, and individuals.
We also want to point out that our town is ideal if you plan to open a business. There’s a really strong sense of local business and loyalty to local businesses here in Fort Collins, and your business is welcome in our community. In short, don’t discount Colorado if you are thinking of moving long distance. While you can move to a place like Omaha, Colorado has a lot to offer where work, life, and the great outdoors is concerned.
What a Long Distance Moving Company Can Do
We know that it’s hard to move long distance! That’s why our long distance moving company has developed strategies to make your move simpler. In addition to helping you move all of your things, Exodus Moving and Storage also offers packing and unpacking services. Just think of how much simpler moving will be with some help from expert packers! We also know that you can’t always bring everything with you when you move, and that’s why we’re happy to offer you storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver.
If you are looking for a new place to move to, make sure to consider how much you can get for a certain price in various parts of the world. You may find a new town by matching what you can afford with finding a suitable home, or you may just discover that the rent prices where you live are decent after all. Either way, we can help by being your reliable long distance moving company. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free price quote, or find us on Facebook to ask any questions that you might have.
It’s that time of year again – countless parents are heading to college campuses to help kids settle in after a Denver moving company drops off their stuff. It’s a time of joy and pride, while at the same time, extreme worry. Your child has grown up and moved on to the next chapter of their lives, one where you won’t be there to assure their safety. Tears will likely be shed, a mix of happiness and sadness.
If you want these tears to be more of the happy sort, there are some safety tips you can review with your child before you even contact Denver moving companies to get a quote to move their stuff.
Here is a rundown so your child is prepared, and you can have more peace of mind.
1. Lock it up. Of course this goes for more than just the dormitory door, but it should be mentioned just in case. Some students might become so comfortable with their dorm-mates, they become less likely to lock their doors when in the room. Teach them they should get in the habit of locking their doors whether they are in the room or not, all the time. Better they go through the inconvenience of opening up the door for a friend than become the unfortunate victim of a burglary-gone-wrong.
2. Don’t grant unauthorized access. Do not open your door unless you know who’s knocking, and the same goes for letting someone in the building that you don’t know.
3. The buddy system. This is more than just a way for elementary students to stay safe during field trips! College students, particularly women, should always travel in groups – there is safety in numbers.
4. Don’t flaunt expensive possessions. The same goes for large amounts of money and expensive belongings. Remember that you don’t really know everyone in a dorm. Just knowing you have $4,000 in your room can be just enough to tempt a would-be thief who can easily wait for you to leave. When the residential moving company hired is at work, try to keep the expensive items as concealed as possible.
5. Watch how much you drink. Teaching your kids to drink in moderation can prevent blackouts, and this can, in turn, prevent any unwanted aggression.
6. Map it. Scour the campus map in order to determine where the location of places like emergency phones and police substations are.
7. Call for help. What if your buddy is out on a date, or home visiting their parents? Some universities have an escort program, where you can call to have someone physically escort you where you need to go. If this option isn’t available, call a friend to be that escort.
8. Check the back seat. Before you go anywhere, check the backseat first. You never know when there may be an unwelcome passenger back there!
9. Follow your instincts. Teach your children to listen to their inner voice – if a situation just doesn’t feel right for any reason, tell them to get out fast! Instincts are often correct.
10. Avoid the social media check-in. While it is harmless for the most part, it can prove unfortunate when someone with bad intentions wants to track your every move.
You can send your child to school with the confidence that they’ll be able to take care of themselves if you review this safety list with them. While it can be difficult, it is a natural part of growing up, no matter how unpleasant it may be. It’s hard to let go. At the same time, it can be hard for a student, too. While you’ve looked after them all of their life, this is the first time they’re in charge of their own safety and well-being on a consistent basis. They’ll feel more confident armed with this information, too!
Of course, take the hassle out of getting their stuff there with the best Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage. We’ll make sure their stuff gets there safely. The rest is up to you!