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.
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!
As you might have read recently, Toyota is moving its main headquarters from California to Texas. As a Denver moving company, we’ve moved lots of businesses from one spot to another, but how does a company as large as Toyota move from California to Texas? That’s a big move, after all! Further, why does Toyota want to move from California to Texas? Here’s a closer look from your Denver moving company.
Toyota CC Photo Courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões
The Big Move
Toyota wants its company headquarters to be located closer to where the action takes place, and in the Toyota car industry, that action happens at the assembly plant – which happens to be in Texas. So, it makes sense for Toyota to keep a closer eye on what’s happening at the assembly plant, which is one of the reasons why Toyota decided to move to Texas.
Another reason why the company is making the move has to do with corporate culture. In a statement made to Forbes, a Toyota representative told press that the company wanted to combine corporate headquarters with engineering and design, and that couldn’t happen if the corporate part of Toyota was in California while the engineering and design parts of the company were in Texas. So, the corporate team is moving to Texas.
What can this move teach other businesses? Mostly that there’s a time to move, and there are some good reasons why packing up and moving any company, large or small, makes a good deal of sense – if your goal is corporate cohesiveness, that’s a pretty good reason to move.
Making the Move
Toyota’s corporate headquarters is big – huge – and it will require quite a bit of packing and relocating. The company will likely hire movers to help with this transition (much like your Denver moving company), and corporate employees will make the move with their families to homes found and paid for by Toyota – most likely. If you are thinking about moving any part of your business, it’s a good idea to hire a long distance moving company to help you out – can you imagine how long it would take Toyota to move its headquarters if the company had to do it all with the help of just employees? That would be total chaos!
A long distance moving company can make the move much simpler, and you can also rest assured that all of your office equipment will arrive intact and on time – a relief if you have expensive office machinery of any kind. Exodus Moving and Storage offers full-service moving services including packing and moving anything you need to get from point A to point B. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve moved a lot of different types of corporate offices, too, so we know how to get you there in one piece.
Lessons from Toyota
If you’re thinking of following in Toyota’s footsteps, make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or to find out how we can help you move your office. We know that a move can be intimidating – especially if you are trying to move your corporate headquarters from one area to another, but we’re here to make that move simpler. Take a tip from Toyota, and hire a moving company to help you out – and also realize when a move makes good sense.
Call us today for information, or find us on Facebook.
There are two ways to move a closet full of clothes. You can remove everything from its respective hanger, and place both the clothes and the hangers in boxes. Or, you can simply move all hanging clothes with the hanger still attached. We recommend the later, since it takes up a lot less space, is simpler to do, and your clothes will be ready to be hung when you arrive at your new destination.
Clothes CC Photo Courtesy of Lara604
Here’s how to hang your clothes without removing the hanger from your Fort Collins movers.
You Will Need:
2. Regular garbage bag
3. Clothes on hangers
To Move With Success:
1. Leave the clothes hanging in your closet.
2. Open the trash bag, and place the bottom of the bag around the clothes, so that all clothes are inside of the bag (leave the hanger tops poking out of the bag).
3. Tie off the end of the bag once it is securely over the pile of clothes.
4. Carefully remove the entire batch from your closet.
From there, you can simply move the entire bag of clothes from your current home to your new home quickly and simple. Best of all, when you get to yoru new home, all you have to do is hang the clothes, and remove the garbage bag. How simple is that?
Other Fun Moving Tips
As your Fort Collins movers, we’ve seen a lot of different moving tips and tricks. Here are a few that we think will make your job packing up your home simpler.
– Tape screws and nails to the backs of anything that hangs – whether its a mirror or a clock, having all the hardware in place makes things easier.
– Label everything clearly. Place room labels on all items, so that you (and your Fort Collins movers) will know where to put all of those boxes.
– Move pets and plants first: anything that could be hard to move or might cause some trauma (like moving a pet) should be brought to your new home first. This way, you don’t have to worry about upsetting a pet or tipping over a plant during the move.
– Make moving fun. Consider playing games when you pack, turning the whole trip into a fun game, or stocking up on road games to play during the move.
– Prepare in advance. Perhaps one of the best tips we can give you is to prepare for your move in advance, so that you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.
– Work with experienced movers. As your Fort Collins movers, we will make sure that we are on time, that all things are moved expertly, and that you know all of the details well in advance.
Working With Us
Call Exodus today for a free moving estimate. We promise that our moving estimate will be accurate, and that we will deliver on what we promise. In addition to a moving estimate, we can also provide you with storage quotes for either one of our storage facilities in either Fort Collins or Denver. Call us today for storage rental information.
Whether you’re looking for a long distance moving company or a company to help you move locally, we can help. Find us on Facebook for more information about our long distance moving company services, or to ask us anything!
If your kids are moving to Fort Collins to attend college or anywhere else in the world, you may be feeling sad and full of anxious feelings. Relax, these feelings are perfectly normal! Plus, there are things that you can do before your kids leave to feel better about the whole move.
Campus CC Photo Courtesy of Will Hart
Here’s some help from Exodus Moving and Storage when it comes to facing an empty home for the first time.
1. Book some time with your child: spend some time alone with your kid prior to the big college move. If you don’t have any time before the move, book a family vacation or other event during a holiday when your child will return home – maybe a thanksgiving vacation is in order this year!
2. Make sure that your child spends an adequate amount of time with his or her siblings too. If your kids will be separated for a year, it’s important that they get quality time with each other.
3. Consider purchasing a special gift for your grad. Going away to college is a hard thing to do, and your child will feel isolated and lonely at first. Buying him or her something cozy and warm to remember you by is a really good way to make them feel secure, even when they are far away.
4. Prepare yourself for some quiet and free time. It may be a good idea to sign up for a few classes, find some things to do, and occupy your time now that your home will be relatively empty.
5. Spend some time with your partner. If you are married, look ahead to the days without your child as an opportunity to date your husband or wife, and to have some fun. If you’re not married, now you will have the time to date someone new, or explore the dating scene a bit.
6. Get a hobby. Find something that you love to do and start doing that thing. Otherwise, the days will seem endless and stretch on without something to occupy your time.
7. Connect with other parents: it helps to speak to other people going through the same thing!
Preparing Your Child for College Life
Before moving to Fort Collins or any other place, your child should have some basic life skills. Things like teaching your kid how to do the laundry, use a bank machine, and cook some meals are all important and essential. Otherwise, your child will be lost – but, then again, you’re just a phone call away, so make sure that your child knows you are never too far away.
If you are trying to prepare your child for moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, consider hiring movers to help. As Loveland movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has moved plenty of college students to many different areas, and we’re happy to be your Loveland Movers too. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or for additional information about how we can help your child move to his or her new college home.
It has long been known that living a sedentary lifestyle can put people at a greater risk for Type II Diabetes and for developing heart disease. But, moving throughout the day is also important for your mental well-being. Staying confined to a desk or sitting down all day long is hard on your body.
Yoga CC Photo Courtesy of Taro Taylor
While we typically focus on moving things like boxes as your Boulder movers, Exodus Moving and Storage is all about your well-being in all aspects of life, so here are a few different kinds of moving tips for you to check out!
How to Move At Work
Many workplaces are a lot better than they were in past years where exercise is concerned. Some offices provide employees with desks that can be raised (so that employees can stand up while working), and other offices give employees discounts on neighborhood gyms and exercise programs. But if you happen to work in a place that doesn’t do any of these things, you can still make an effort to move during the day while you are at work.
1. Stand up and stretch in all directions: bend down and touch your toes, reach for the sky, do a few air squats, and move your arms all around – sure, people might look at you funny at first, but we’re betting your colleagues soon join in the fun.
2. Go outside during your lunch break. Many of us have formed the bad habit of eating at our desks. While it might seem like eating lunch at your desk is the best and fastest way to get through that stack of work, the truth is that getting up and walking around outside will help you generate a creative spark much better and faster than sitting at a desk all day.
3. Make your break time exercise time. Bring running shoes to your office, and go for a run or walk during any break that you have. All it take is fifteen minutes of fresh air and sunshine to feel better and gain energy.
4. Start a sports program at work. Company teams are a lot of fun, so why not start one?
5. Try squatting at your desk instead of sitting in a chair. Take ten minutes, remove your chair, and just sit in a squat – your quadraceps will thank you, and your whole core will feel tighter as a result.
Why Moving Matters
Humans weren’t meant to sit at desks all day (really!), and our bodies can take a real beating when we are forced to sit down all day and stare at a screen. Not only does a sedentary lifestyle lead to things like high blood pressure and diabetes, but your muscles can start to cramp up and your mind can become fatigued just by sitting down all day long. It can be hard to get used to moving regularly at first (if you aren’t used to it), but five to ten minutes per day is all it takes. Once you get into moving on a regular basis, you’ll crave those minutes!
If you need help moving things like furniture and boxes, that’s where Exodus Moving and Storage can really lend a hand. Our Boulder movers will get your stuff where it needs to go quickly and expertly, and you can count on our Boulder moving company to be there when you expect us. Call our team of Boulder movers today for a quote or additional information, and see why our Boulder moving company is loved by all of our clients.
You can also find Exodus Moving and Storage on Facebook – we look forward to connecting with you there too. In the meantime, get up and move!
If you’re moving to Fort Collions to attend college, or anywhere else, there are a few things you need to know about dorm life! Meeting your roommate for the first time, using a communal shower and bathroom, and understanding how to survive while sharing a very small room are all essential to a positive first semester experience. Whether you’re moving to Boulder or anywhere else to live in your first dorm room, take a look at these tips first.
College CC Photo Courtesy of Chris Potter
1. Try to reach out to your new roommate before you arrive on campus. Some schools will provide you with the full name of your roomie, and with the Internet you can pretty much find anyone. Reach out, connect, and get to know your new roommate from a distance if you can.
2. Figure out what will make your life easier. For the most part, this includes storage bins and other storage options; cooking utensils and equipment that you will need; and lots of clean linens and towels – -and don’t forget to buy a shower tote.
3. Figure out what you really don’t need (or what will seem silly once you arrive on campus). You may think that you need your entire stuffed animal collection, but you probably don’t. Pick one or two things, and leave the rest of those things that you think you can’t live without at home (you can always pick up stuff you left behind at a later time).
4. Pack only the clothes that you will need. Most first-year’s bring their entire wardrobe to school during the fall semester – this isn’t necessary. Only bring that stuff that you will need during the fall season. You can ask your parents to ship the rest of your things to you, or you can bring your winter clothes to school when you go home for a visit.
5. Realize that you can purchase items near your school. Really, you don’t need to worry if you didn’t pack everything – chances are that there’s a big store right around the corner.
6. Have a few things ready to wear – just in case you don’t unpack all of your stuff in time for class, it never hurts to have a few outfits ready to go.
7. Go with disposable. You should be eating most of your meals with friends in dining halls and at restaurants, but it’s never a bad idea to bring a few disposable plates and some silverware. There’s a good chance that washing dishes will be hard to do, and you don’t want to be “that person” that leaves a stack of plates in a kitchen sink!
8. Ask friends for help. If you’re moving to Boulder, ask your friends in that area to help you move if you don’t want to hire a moving company (which will make life easier if you don’t have a friend with a truck!).
Some Quick Storage Tips
You won’t have space to store everything that you have at home, so take some advice and storage tips from us!
• Leave some stuff behind. Seriously, you won’t use half of it.
• Switch clothes according to the season.
• Store stuff under your bed with storage bins.
• Consider a footlocker (or trunk)
• Buy organizational bins for your desk.
These storage tips should help, but we can help you even more – Exodus Moving and Storage offers large storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins in case you need to store anything that you can’t fit in your dorm room. Of course, Exodus Moving and Storage also provides full- service moving services should you need some help moving into your new room.
Above all – have fun with your new dorm room experience, and call Exodus Moving and Storage if you need any help with moving!
Sprucing up your home in order to sell it is a good idea, and it can be a very positive thing. But there are a few decorating mistakes that are commonly made – and those mistakes might quickly turn away potential buyers.
Gaudy Bathroom CC Photo Courtesy of rick
1. An empty entrance. When buyers walk into a home, they shouldn’t be bombarded with tons of stuff, but ignoring the entrance is bad too. Make sure to add a run and a vase or two, and fresh flowers never hurt either.
2. Cabinets that are simply old. If there’s one spot in your home that you should invest some money in pre-sale, it’s your kitchen. Older cabinets that have a dingy look to them aren’t interesting, and won’t attract buyers.
3. Too much extravagance in the bathroom. From marbled glass sinks to bathtubs that just look bizarre, to putting carpet under a toilet, you shouldn’t sink too much money into the bathroom space.
4. Bold and odd wall colors. If you like the idea of Christmas year round, that’s great, but don’t paint your walls dark red and green! It’s easier for buyers to visualize what a space would look like with their stuff if that area is free of clutter and painted a neutral shade or white.
5. Clutter. When you live somewhere, clutter may not bother you at all, but it will be an eyesore to anyone looking at purchasing your home. If you have hundreds of photos cluttering up shelves or your walls are filled with knickknacks, it might be time to take some down.
6. Cords and cables galore. Everyone has some cords and cables, that’s the nature of owning anything electronic. But, you can usually tuck those things away by placing them behind furniture, putting them through a specially cut hole, or finding cords that are the same color as your walls.
7. No cabinets at all. Some people think that removing kitchen cabinets completely is better than leaving up old cabinet doors – not true unless your dishes are immaculate! Otherwise, that space that’s left open will collect dust and dirt and just look messy and unappealing.
8. General dirt. It might be a good idea to hire a housekeeper to clean up your place before you put it on the market – not really a decorating faux pas, but something to consider all the same.
9. Colored built-ins. The problem with painting your built-in cabinets a really bold color is that they are built-into your walls! That means that the person buying your house will have to find a way to paint around the cabinets, so that those colors are taken down a few notches.
10. Packed closets. It’s been proven that buyers prefer to look inside of closets that aren’t full but are half-full. Why? Because seeing some clothes and other items allow the imagination to wander.
Moving Out Of Your New Space
When you do sell your home, call Exodus Moving and Storage to help you move out of your old place, and into your new one. Exodus Moving and Storage also offers large storage spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, so you can store anything that you can fit into your new home. We’re also happy to help you pack up your current home, so that you can move into your new place.
To find out what Exodus Moving and Storage has to offer, call us today for a free moving quote. For the most part, your home will only need a few minor décor details and repairs before you put it on the market. Don’t make the mistake of over-decorating!
Moving to the country and starting a farm is a popular thing to do. There’s really nothing like connecting with the soil, growing your own crops, producing your own dairy products, and living a simpler life – all of these things are the reasons why many city dwellers have started to migrate towards greener pastures, quite literally. But with a farm comes many other things that you’ll need to know about before you make the move – here are some tips from your Fort Collins movers.
Farm CC Photo Courtesy of Koshy Koshy
1. Make a list of the things that you want from a farm property. How many acres are you looking for? Do you want a property with alternate sources of water (like a stream or river), and what size farm do you want to run?
2. Think about the type of farm you want to create. If you’re looking to run a dairy farm, you will need to buy a property with the right dairy farming setup. If you want to run a vegetable farm, good soil and lots of lush land are important factors.
3. Will you build a new farmhouse or buy an old one? If you love the idea of a rustic farmhouse, keep in mind that older homes tend to come with lots of hiccups like bad plumbing, wiring, and maybe some faulty boards or some other quirks. You can fix these things, but you might want to think about buying a home that’s a bit more modern and up to code.
4. How self-sufficient do you plan to be? Will you live off of solar power and use outhouses, or will you do things the modern way? This will help you determine what to look for when buying a home.
5. Do you need help running your farm at first? This one might be out of reach for some people, but hiring a few seasoned farmhands to help you get the hang of things isn’t a bad idea at all. In fact, it’s a wise idea because running a farm is really hard.
6. Figure out how you will make money from your farm. Assuming that you plan to live off of whatever you grow and sell, figure out a game plan for when sales slow down – like during the winter months, and try to figure out how much to save to keep you going during those months.
7. Read up on farming, or spend some time on a farm working as a farmhand before you buy that amazing property. Farming can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work!
Preparing for Your Move
You can probably fit most of what you have on a massive farm – heck, if you can fit cows and pigs on your farm, you can fit almost anything else, right? But just in case you can’t, your Fort Collins movers can help you out. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we have large storage facilities in Denver and Fort Collins where we can store anything from an old tractor to some of that stuff you won’t have any use for on your new farm. Being a full-service moving company, we can also help with moving everything you own from furniture to farm equipment.
We know that you have a budget too, so let us know if you’d like a free quote. When it comes to running a farm, be prepared for a lot of hard work, but get ready for a lot of fun too. There’s nothing quite like the thrill that comes with your first crops or knowing that you have made all of your food! Call your Fort Collins Colorado movers today for more details about moving to your dream farm.
Businesses relocated every day. But how can you be sure when it’s time to move? There are a few telltale signs that you need to relocate – and some that should indicate that moving wouldn’t be the best idea. As your movers in Fort Collins, we have a few tips for you that will help you figure out when it’s time to move your business.
Business CC Photo Courtesy of Kevin Dooley
1. Things aren’t kept well: if you are currently running a company out of a building that isn’t kept in good condition, you may want to move. Things that can be cause for breaking a lease include leaky roofs, broken windows, and other structural problems that are having a negative impact on your daily profits and company life.
2. You aren’t getting enough foot traffic: not all businesses run on foot traffic, and it may not make sense for you to seek out a more visible location if you don’t expect or need any traffic from the street. But if you’re selling items that require people to come into your store to purchase things, you’ll want to make sure that your company is visible. Move to get more foot traffic if it makes sense.
3. You need a much bigger space: have you outgrown your current space? If you find yourself cramming inventory into nooks and crannies, and you can’t quite figure out where to put all that other stuff you want to order, it might be time to upgrade.
4. The rent has skyrocketed: are you making enough money to keep paying that rent? If not, it might be time to move.
5. You’re being forcefully moved: sometimes, developers purchase a building with the intent on tearing it down. When this happens, the space that you are renting now might not exist in a few months, or you may be forced to move to a newer, and more expensive, space.
All of these reasons would give anyone good cause to move a business. That said, there are also some instances when moving doesn’t make any sense at all.
When Not to Move Your Business
1. All of your employees live far away from the new location. Unless you want to start the hiring process all over again, moving to a new place may not be the best idea.
2. The cost of a new space is higher. This only makes sense if you are making more money, and if you have been making more money at a steady pace for some time. Otherwise, spending more on a different space is silly.
3. Balancing two spaces will kill your profits. What will you do while you prepare to move to the new place? In most cases, you will have to keep pay the old rent while also paying the new rent to reserve the new space. Make sure to add up these costs, and only move if you can afford to juggle both spaces.
4. Your clients are in one specific area. If you have a steady clientele that lives in one location, be prepared to lose some of these customers if you move. Yes, some people will go to your new spot, but most won’t.
Getting There in One Piece
If you do decide to make a move, you’ll want to go through the moving process as effectively and quickly as possible – this means hiring movers in Fort Collins, like Exodus, to help you with all of your items. As movers in Fort Collins, we have a lot of experience moving businesses of all kinds, and we even offer storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins, so you can store anything you can’t bring to your new space right away. Call us today for a moving quote, or to find out more information before you get that free moving quote. In the meantime, make sure to consider the pros and cons of moving carefully before you make this decision!