The Annual ‘Tour De Fat’ – Fun and Adventure for All!

If you are thinking about moving to Fort Collins, there’s something that you should definitely try to get involved in next year: the Tour de Fat. This event if put on by New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins has more than a few breweries!), and it celebrates trading in cars for bicycles in an effort to help the environment and provides participants with a day of silly fun.

Some Quick Bicycle Facts

Most people in the U.S. still drive to work everyday for a few reasons. Mainly that riding a bicycle through snow and sleet or in bad weather just won’t work if you have to wear a suit. But new numbers released by The League of American Bicyclists show that more people are in fact trading cars for bikes – here’s some more data.

  • Survey participants report making more than 4 billion trips by bicycle during the year 2009 – that number has certainly grown since that last survey.
  • In some of the U.S.’s biggest cities, bicycle commuting rates have increased by a huge 80%.
  • More roadspace throughout the U.S. is being dedicated to cyclists.
  • States like New Hampshire have recently set up laws that provide cyclists with ample room to ride on roadsides in rural areas . Previously there was no designated distance that a car had to drive in relation to a cyclists. The new laws have made cycling in these areas much safer.

So, it’s easy to see why the Tour de Fat is so popular, but there are other reasons too – like beer, food, costumes, a parade, and a great time for all.

The Tour de Fat Details

What can you expect at next year’s Tour de Fat? Beer, parades, costumes at some parades, free beer for cyclists looking to participate in the event, entertainment like bands, musicians, and jugglers, and, of course, food! If this sounds like a chance to grab your bicycle and get a costume well, you’re right. In fact that’s what the Tour de Fat is all about, and it’s one of the most popular events in Fort Collins.

For those that are just moving to Fort Collins, you may not know that Fort Collins is home to both many microbreweries and larger commercial breweries alike. Truly Fort Collins is a beer haven. If you like beer, are interested in learning about beer, or simply want to come and join in the fun, the Tour de Fat is a great way to see what this city is all about. Make sure to bring your bicycle and sign up for next year’s event as soon as you arrive in Fort Collins.

Calling Your Loveland Movers

We want to make sure that your bicycle and all of your costumes get to the Tour de Fat on time and in one piece. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we operate a full service moving company so we can move everything that you own to Fort Collins no matter where you are moving from. We also want to point out that you are moving to a really fun town full of amazing events like the Tour de Fat!

Call your Loveland movers today to see what we can do for you where rates and other details are concerned, and ask us about storage options if you have a lot to move but can’t fit it all into your new place. You can leave us a note here, contact us at our business, or find us on Facebook — see you at next year’s Tour de Fat!

Before You Move Off Campus…

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

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

Calling Denver Moving Companies

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

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

Under The Weather: Moving In Less Than Favorable Conditions

The fall weather is here, and that means more rain, and eventually snow! Some things will become completely ruined if they get wet, so that means money spent in the form of extra packing supplies to protect your stuff.

That’s why relying on Denver moving companies is a smart idea. You don’t need to worry about exposed furniture in the beds of friends’ trucks – the residential moving companies feature enclosed box trucks and trailers to get the job done, protecting your belongings from inclement weather.

But if the moving company in Denver is not moving everything, there might be a box or two that you’ll keep with you, like your ‘Essentials’ box, or a bag containing your laptop. If you’re doing some, or all, of the move by yourself, you’re going to have to learn strategies to make moving in the stormy weather a little easier! Here are some tips to help.

Start At The Finish

Before you start moving into a new place, you’re going to want to begin by protecting surfaces you’ve likely just cleaned. While you won’t be able to stop any messes from being made whatsoever, you can minimize the damage done and reduce the time you’ll have to spend cleaning up after the Denver moving companies and helping hands.

Whether you rely on rugs, towels, or old bed sheets, you need to lay something down on the floor to keep mud and dirt off of the clean floor. If this is a winter move, this will minimize the risk someone will slip on snow tracked in on their boots. Also, be sure you turn up the heat prior to lugging those boxes in – besides keeping the occupants warm and snug while going in and out, certain belongings need to be stored at a certain temperature, like your electronics.

Weatherproof Your Stuff

For your items in boxes, as long as holes are sealed up with packing tape, everything will be just fine. However, you’ll probably be moving some things that shouldn’t get wet, like any artwork, large electronics, or expensive furniture. You can very easily head to your local residential moving company to rent out things to make your move easier – plastic sheeting, mattress pads, etc – or you can employ the use of blankets and tarps you have on hand.

Get Ready To Load Up

 If you’ve employed the help of moving company in Denver to load up the big stuff, great! Just be sure you do the same thing you did at the new place – lay towels, sheets, or rugs down to minimize the mess made from wet shoes and boots. Be sure anyone carrying boxes is wearing good slip-proof shoes or boots so no one gets hurt! If you plan on moving some or all of the boxes yourself, you should inspect the area the boxes will be placed for leaks or the presence of water.

Work Smart

If the Denver moving companies are unloading, great! If you don’t have the help of a residential moving company when it comes time to unload, there are ways to make the process less painful in inclement weather. It all starts with the way you pack your truck(s).

Try to be as systematic as possible, packing rooms together instead of all spread out throughout the vehicle. It can be tempting to try to find smaller boxes to fit into gaps, but resist this urge. It is easier to just unload each room in order. You can use the people who’ve come to help you unload as an assembly line of sorts, minimizing the amount of time anyone has to be outside. Not only does this ensure a speedy unpacking process, it also reduces the amount of wet traffic in your home!

You can move in bad weather! Let Exodus Moving & Storage help you so that the weather isn’t even a thought in your mind.

Decluttering: Getting Rid of Old Cosmetics

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we want to help you with all aspects of moving from packing and unpacking to getting where you need to go. One part of moving is uncluttering your home before you start packing, and that can mean (for the ladies!) getting rid of some old cosmetics.

If you haven’t gone through your cosmetics in a while, there’s no better time to do so than right before you move – why bother moving a bunch of stuff that you really don’t need anymore, or just isn’t good? After all, the residential moving companies that you are going to call will have one less thing to move if you get rid of some stuff!

Here are some of our best tips for getting rid of old makeup, creams, and other things!

  1. Mascaras and eyeliners that are more than six months old should just be tossed out. You can save one clean brush from a mascara tube for your eyebrows (a really cheap way of repurposing the brush for an eyebrow comb!), but the rest of those tubes should be thrown out.
  2. Lip glosses and liners that are more than one year old should be thrown out. Lipstick is up to you – typically, lipstick that is more than a year old can be thrown out too, but few of us use entire tubes of lipstick that are vivid or for special occasions in one year, so you can hang onto those as long as they are in good shape.
  3. Pressed powder doesn’t last more than two years – if it has started to crack and cake, it’s time to toss it.
  4. Eyeshadow tends to last longer, so you can hang onto this unless you hate the color, and then you should just toss it. (Then why did you buy it in the first place?)
  5. Nail polish will start to separate and look really strange after about a year, so you may want to get rid of any polish when this begins to happen. Take a good look at your nail polish collection, and just get rid of those things that don’t look all that appealing.
  6. Any kind of liquid foundation shouldn’t be kept past three years. If you have some older foundation that you’re still hanging onto, it’s probably going to make your face break out! So, get rid of that liquid foundation if it has surpassed its shelf life (tip: keep foundations in the refrigerator for longer shelf life!).
  7. Sponges: really, don’t keep any sponges for more than a week. After one week, makeup sponges simply start to gather bacteria, and that’s definitely not good for your complexion!
  8. Perfumes: experts say that most perfumes start to lose their scent after one year, but if you’ve spent a lot of money on a perfume bottle, nobody can blame you for keeping it longer than that period of time. Instead, just throw away perfume that no longer smells the same or has lost its scent completely.

When to Toss

We all buy makeup that we never wear. Sometimes its a strange shade that we thought we loved but really didn’t, and sometimes we just never wind up wearing what we bought (because everything looks better in that huge makeup store, right?). Either way, getting rid of any makeup that you just don’t wear makes sense. You don’t have to throw it away if you have someone to give it to (would your friend, sister, or mother like those things that you no longer like?), or you can simply put it in the recycling.

Taking the time to go through all of your cosmetics is a really good way to clean up your makeup bag before you move, and this way you will have less to move (and more room to add stuff to your bag!). While we can’t help you with makeup, we can help you when it comes to moving boxes, packing, unpacking, and even storage. Exodus Moving and Storage is one of the top residential moving companies with storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver that you can rent and use, so give Exodus Moving and Storage a call today.

Top 5 Reasons Your Pending Sale Fell Through

It is one of the most frustrating things in the world. You’ve walked through the home of your dreams, decided you had to make an offer, and filled out all of the paperwork with your bank. As you sit and think about what color to paint the kitchen and contact Denver moving companies, it happens – the realtor calls you with the bad news your deal fell through.

There are a variety of reasons that this scenario can turn into a reality – some of these reasons are preventable, others are not. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons, so that you can be prepared, requiring the services of a moving company in Denver a whole lot sooner.

Can’t Obtain the Loan

If you skipped the pre-qualification process, you might want to reconsider that first step. There are times when the mortgage just won’t go through – maybe it’s your credit score, or just a few negative entries on your credit report. If it’s the later, this is fixable, but takes time to show up on your credit report. You should take the time to review your credit and correct any problems ahead of time, so that nothing stands in your way of obtaining the financing you need.

In some cases, debts that you are carrying, even if you are paying on them faithfully each month, can work against you. If you’ve recently purchased a car or obtained financing for a big-ticket item like a computer or refrigerator, your lender might be a bit hesitant to add to your debts.

In both of these cases, you can either work to pay down the debts, or you can offer up a larger down payment on the mortgage. This will mean a lower loan amount, which will work in your favor towards financing the home of your dreams, allowing you to move in sooner with the help of Denver moving companies.

Buyer’s/Seller’s Remorse

This can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons. Some people find a better house to suit their needs, or closer to their workplace. Others just realize it is going to cost them more money, and they get cold feet. Some just get scared at the enormity and finality of the decision altogether, or research the neighborhood and find it isn’t as desirable as once originally thought.

Sellers can experience the same hesitancy, and can change their mind at any time. Maybe moving is going to put them further into debt because the appraisal wasn’t favorable, or they just cannot imagine parting with a house that holds so much history to their family. Whatever the reason, it happens, and sometimes can’t be avoided.

When you are the buyer, the best way to combat this is to arm yourself with knowledge. Not just about the house in question and the surrounding community, but knowledge of your financial situation and needs. Why are you moving in the first place? Does the house suit your needs? Don’t find yourself making an offer and then retracting it as quickly as you submitted it, losing out on a deposit paid to a residential moving company.

A Bad Inspection

When a licensed home inspector conducts a walk-through, they might find an electrical (or other) issue that the homeowner refuses to fix. This can lead to the buyer retracting their offer. Of course, it isn’t limited to just electrical issues – the roof, heating system, drainage, and plumbing are amongst other issues that an inspector checks for. If the needed repairs can’t be negotiated into the contract, the bank will deny the mortgage, simple as that. Sometimes, there is a structural issue, in which case no negotiations can be made whatsoever. The bank will simply deny the mortgage on the spot.

Low Appraisal

It’s common practice to receive a loan up to the appraised value of the home. If you aren’t able to come up with the difference, or the seller isn’t willing to negotiate a lower price, the loan will be denied, no Denver moving company required.

Pending Sale on Your Current Home

This applies to those whose contract is contingent upon the sale of your current home, which happens to be the majority of those seeking to get a new mortgage. You just can’t afford two mortgages, so why would the bank agree to let you obtain a mortgage when you haven’t gotten rid of the other one? You can look into a bridge loan to help out in this situation, or if you are a new homebuyer who hasn’t even listed your old home yet, you can go for a home-equity line of credit.

In this way, you are extending your loan, with the collateral being the equity on your home. You can get that moving company in Denver to lug your stuff to your new home while the old one is on the market!

If you are careful, you can avoid any potential snags popping up during the approval process. Just take a look at your financial situation, and be sure the home you are making an offer on is worth what the owner is asking. Contact us today, we would love to be your residential moving company when the deal goes through!

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!

How to Clean Your Oven

When you move into a new apartment, the hope is that you will have all new appliances that are clean and look great. But that’s often far from being the actual case. More often than not, landlords try and find the cheapest appliance option, and that can mean an oven that’s far from being clean. The other possibility is that you may move into a place where the last renters weren’t the cleanest folks, and that might mean that you now have a very dirty oven to work with.

If you need some help cleaning up your oven, here are some of our best tips – take it from a Denver moving company with a lot of experience, we’ve seen a lot of really dirty ovens!

How to Get Rid of the Gunk

You can buy oven cleaner that’s full of really toxic chemicals, but there are other ways to go about cleaning the gunk out of an oven.

  1. Make a thick rub of baking soda and water.
  2. Slather the rub all over the inside of your oven, and let this sit overnight.
  3. The next morning, remove all of the rub with a scrubbing sponge or dry towel.
  4. Use a wet towel to get rid of the excess baking soda scrub.
  5. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar.
  6. Spray the vinegar inside of your oven, and wipe that off with some paper towels.

After this process, you should have a completely clean oven.

The Oven Racks

As far as the racks go, these will need special treatment, and you have two good options.

Option 1: you can put your oven racks in your dishwasher, and start the cycle. If your dishwasher can accommodate the racks, you should have clean oven racks in no time.

Option 2: you can soak your racks in your bathtub by adding some dishwashing liquid to your tub, letting the racks soak, and then scrubbing the racks after a good soak.

Both methods should leave you with cleaner oven racks, and this will mean a cleaner oven all around.

Denver Moving Company Cleaning Tip

We’ve helped people move into all kinds of apartments in many different areas, so we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Many people that move into an apartment are often discouraged by the state of the appliances in the apartment, but you can really get things into good shape by using the right cleaning products and some elbow grease. Even the oldest oven can look somewhat new after soaking and cleaning. If you love the place that you want to move into, but hate the look of the appliances, keep in mind that you can always clean up any stove or dishwasher or other appliance that’s in the new place.

In most states, landlords have to provide appliances that are in working order, but that doesn’t mean those things have to be new or in great shape, so do keep that in mind when haggling for a new stove. In the meantime, though, you can make your stove look like new by following the tips above.

Getting to Your New Spot

Once you have found the perfect new place, give us a call, and we’ll help you get there quickly. As a top Denver moving company, we’ve helped a lot of people move into new places both here in Denver and in Fort Collins. We also offer long distance moving services, so let us know what you need whether you’re moving to Thornton or to any other place in Colorado. In addition to helping you if you are moving to Thornton, we also offer storage solutions in both Denver and Fort Collins.

Give us a call for a free moving quote, or to ask us about moving to Thornton or any other moving questions that you may have. In the meantime, let us know what your favorite method of cleaning an old oven is.

I’m Out of Here: When Your Roommate Moves Out

There will likely come a time in your life, whether the first few years out on your own, or later on in your adult life, when you’ll be faced with it – your roommate decides to move out. And it doesn’t matter if it is because the two of you just don’t get along, or your very best friend needs to relocate for a new job, it’s still a hard thing to go through.

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Bedroom CC Photo Courtesy of Orin Zebest

What can you do when your roommate starts to look for Denver moving companies? Sometimes, it just means you need to find a new roommate so that you can cover the rent. Other times, it can leave you stuck with expenses you are legally responsible for, ones you simply cannot afford.

Best Case Scenario

In a perfect world, your roommate begins to research Denver moving companies only after meeting obligations detailed in the lease agreement. They wait until the period they agreed to live in the property is over, they give the landlord and you a minimum of 30 days notice before contacting moving companies in Denver, and they make sure all of their bills are paid up before vacating. In some cases, they even find a replacement tenant, making it even easier on you and your landlord! You end up avoiding the dreaded tenant search, and you aren’t stuck covering the bills and living on Ramen noodles until a suitable tenant is found!

To increase your chances of having a scenario like this occurring at move-out, it becomes so important to draw up your own agreement. Think about the things that are important to you: not getting stuck with their residential moving bills, not having to pay their half of the bill, not having to pay for stuff that they break, etc. Writing your own “roommate contract” can help you avoid all these messy situations that can spoil a friendship or acquaintanceship and leave a sour feeling in your gut.

When They Don’t Pay Up

It’s hard to collect money. Whether you’re dealing with a close friend, or someone you’ve grown to despise during your time of cohabitation, it’s not easy to figure out what to do if a roommate doesn’t pay up. It can feel like a slap in the face when they’ve been able to provide money to a moving company in Denver, but can’t cough up the money to pay their portion of all of the bills before moving out. What if after choosing from a variety of Denver moving companies they choose a company that damages the hallway with their couch or bed frame? You shouldn’t be responsible for this.

If you’ve drawn up an agreement with them in advance, and they’ve signed saying they agree to be responsible for these expenses, you can take them to court. The same is true if they breach their lease agreement with the landlord. Yes, you will have to go without the money for a bit of time, but a judge will have no choice but to order they make good on their obligation, as they had agreed to when they first moved in. In the end, you’ll end up getting back what is rightfully yours, along with any costs associated with getting someone new in the apartment and court fees. It’s certainly better than never getting the money back at all!

When They Break The Lease

This can cause problems for everyone within the house. Let’s just say that you’re known to have a party or two, and your landlord has been looking for an excuse to get you out of there. If your roommate breaks the lease and moves early, even if they pay all expenses in advance, they are still violating the lease agreement. At this point, the landlord can choose to evict anyone else remaining in the apartment, even if you wish to stay. This is only something that happens to problem tenants, so if you’ve been a stellar tenant, you likely have nothing to worry about. However, it is an option, so it’s something you should be prepared for.

When It Just Won’t Work

In some cases, you might have to start contacting Denver moving companies yourself. If your roommate leaves and you just can’t seem to make ends meet, or if you just don’t want the hassle of another roommate and wish to downsize, moving out yourself is always an option. But just as spelled out above, you want to make sure you’re following all of the rules.

Don’t break the lease, and make sure you get the apartment in tiptop shape, so that the landlord can begin showing the place to other prospective tenants. The sooner he fills the apartment, the sooner you’ll be able to move, and get your security deposit back!

 

Bob Marley Knows How to Move (To The Top)

Have you seen the hashtag #getupstandup lately? The tag was created by the Bob Marley family, and it’s purpose is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ album. Since we love anything that has to do with moving at Exodus Moving and Storage – and we dare you not to move when you listen to this song – we thought that we’d share the amazing response that the Marley family got to the creative #getupstandup hashtag.

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Bob Marley CC Photo Courtesy of monosnaps

The Tag Turnout

Bob Marley fans from around the world used the hashtag to showcase pictures of peace, protest, and other moments in time. The Marley family then took all of those photos, pieced them together, and created a YouTube video featuring the lyrics to Marley’s famous song in addition to the photos that were posted. The result of this montage is a new video for the old song that sings to today’s most important causes.

The video is both a moving tribute to Bob Marley and to today’s important reasons to get up and stand up. Fans wrote out various sections of Marley’s famous lyrics, and posted those lyrics on Instagram for the family to see. If you have the time, and you want to get up and stand up, take a look at the YouTube video.

Some Amazing Facts

Even though Bob Marley’s album ‘Legend’ was created back in 1984, the songs from that particular album have been popular around the world since the album was created. This week, that album rose to the top of the Billboard charts for the first time in thirty-eight years. The rise was in part due to a push by Google Play. Google was selling the album for ninety-nine cents this week in order to commemorate the anniversary.

It’s pretty hard to find someone that hasn’t heard at least one Bob Marley song, and chances are that the song they have heard came from the Legend album. There aren’t a lot of musicians that can boast the same kind of worldwide fame – especially considering how long Bob Marley has been dead. So, why is this singer so popular?

The Marley Magic

Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy, is partly responsible for the constant popularity of Bob’s music. Ziggy has been working to promote his father’s legend since the death of Bob Marley in 1981. But, Ziggy isn’t solely responsible for Marley’s popularity. Bob Marley songs give people a reason to, well, get up and stand up. It’s hard not to tap your feet to a Marley tune, and those that hear the reggae beats for the first time have a hard time not wanting more, in most cases.

As evidenced by the new YouTube video, people are still willing to stand behind Bob Marley, and to fight for what they believe in. Even if you didn’t take part in the #getupstandup hashtag campaign, you can still enjoy Bob Marley’s tunes – in fact, Marley often makes the top “best music to move to” lists. So, we recommend popping in some Bob Marley while you cruise to your new home or pack up those boxes. If you need some inspiration, just take a look at the YouTube video mentioned above – you’ll be up and packing fragile things in no time!

Getting Ready to Move

When it comes to choosing Denver moving companies to move your things from your current location to a new one, make sure to choose those Denver moving companies that you can trust. Take a look around our website for information about what we offer, and for help with moving and packing. As one of the top Denver moving companies, we are also happy to offer storage spaces for rent in both Denver and Fort Collins – just in case you can’t take everything with you to your new location.

Exodus Moving and Storage is also a long distance moving company, so make sure to ask us about our rates when it comes to moving a long way. Whether you are in search of a long distance moving company, or a short distance moving company, our goal is to help you move to your new home with as little stress as possible. Feel free to call us for a free quote, or ask us any question that you have on Facebook.

In the meantime, let us know: what Bob Marley song gets you up and moving?

How to Beat Moving Fatigue

Even if you do decide to work with a Colorado moving company while relocating, there’s no doubt that moving can really tire you out! The process from start to finish means a lot of hours, possibly very little sleep, and a general feeling of limbo – all of which are perfectly normal. If you have just landed in your new spot, we have some great ways for you to feel better quickly – take a look!

1. Go the raw route. Try eating a raw food diet for a few days post-move, and throw some smoothies with extra vegetables and some additions like acai berry into the mix. Simply filling your body with nutrients will help you get back that energy that you lost.

2. Try to detox by hitting a yoga class or a meditation session. Even if these things aren’t part of your normal routine, taking a few moments to unwind and relax during your move can really make a difference.

3. Go for a steam. Is there anything like a sauna or spa to make you feel refreshed and better all around? We didn’t think so! Plus, Colorado is bursting with amazing spa spots that you will absolutely love – you can even take a look at some of our famous hot springs.

4. Take some downtime to spend exploring your new surroundings. There’s so much to see and do in this state that you’ll want to take a day away from unpacking to see what surrounds you – trust us, you’ll be in awe.

5. Start enjoying nature. If there’s one thing that Colorado is good at, it’s nature. From the Rocky Mountains to some of the best hiking trails you’ve ever seen, this state is all about the outdoors.

6. Get your hair, nails, or feet done. Spend some extra dollars on yourself by going to one of our amazing salons for a haircut, or for something as simple as a pedicure. You’ll feel so much better when you return!

7. Make or create something. Even if it means clearing a few boxes out of your kitchen, creating something that’s delicious is a great way to feel better – plus, you get to lick the spoon.

8. Meet up with new friends. If you know people in your new town, why not make a night out of getting to know the town? You can visit a local restaurant, check out a fun bar, or hit up a movie – anything to get your mind off of those boxes waiting at home!

Booking a Colorado Moving Company

Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you when it comes to your move. From helping you pack to helping you unpack (we can do that too!), our goal is to help make your move simpler. Give us a call for a free moving quote, or to ask us about anything else. As a Colorado moving company, we’ve seen it all!

In the meantime, make sure that you spend the time to relax and unwind post-move. It can feel like a rush getting everything where it needs to go in your new place, but there’s really no need to hurry up and move stuff. Simply relax, take it one box at a time, and take some of our unwinding tips to heart.

Find Exodus, your Denver moving company, on Facebook too – just look for our page, and make sure to check out the tips on this blog from your Denver moving company – trust us with your move!

Valuing Feedback

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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