As the days start to get longer, we’re all quickly reminded of those not so clean spots in our homes that need some attention. Spring invites cleaning, and there are many ways to clean your home to prepare for the season ahead. Sometimes, though, the best spring cleaning tips are the simplest. Why? Because we often forget to clean these really basic areas! Here are some helpful spring cleaning tips that will force you to focus on those everyday spots that could use some extra cleaning care.
- Curtains: When was the last time that you took down your curtains, threw them in the washing machine, and gave them a good once over? You’d be surprised at how much cleaner a room can look just by washing the window treatments! It only takes a few minutes to take down some curtains to wash them, but the differen that you see will be dramatic. Unless the tag on the curtains says otherwise, you can usually wash any pair in the washing machine–but you may want to line dry them just so they don’t shrink.
- The many things in your kitchen. Winter kitchens are home to many different baked goods and warm soups and breads, but all of that cozy cooking can lead to quite a big mess. Go through your kitchen cabinets to get rid of spices, old dried goods, and items that you no longer use.
- Your windows: are your windows getting hard to look through? If your windows unsnap, take them out and clean them thoroughly before putting them back in place. If you can’t clean your windows easily, hire someone to clean them from the outside. This way, you can let in all of that spring and summer light!
- Dust behind and on top of things: Grab a dusting cloth, and set to work on top of cabinets, on baseboards, on molding, and on top of door frames and underneath things. Open doors and dust behind them, dust under door stoppers, dust under beds, and think about the place that you can’t see. A good dusting will do wonders.
- Change and wash bedding: If you haven’t changed the comforters on your beds this winter, now is a good time to bring those items to your dry cleaner. Once they’ve returned, pack them away for next winter, and take out the lighter and brighter spring options.
- Rugs and furniture: Vacuum attachments can make vacuuming rugs and furniture simpler, but if you can’t get out all of those winter stains, you may want to rent a hot water vacuum, so that you can really deep clean the rugs.
- Heaters: Do you have old hot water heaters? The coils in these heaters can trap a ton of dust and other allergens, but you can get between those coils with a rag or with another long and thin cleaning tool.
When to Hire Help
Spring cleaning should be fun, but if you just don’t have the time to clean, you may want to hire a professional cleaning crew to come in and give your house a thorough spring cleaning. You may also want to go this route if you’re moving to Denver, and you won’t have time to clean up your old place or prepare your new home before you move. Exodus can take care of your move, packing, scheduling, and everything else that’s part of the actual moving process, and you may want to hire someone to clean up before you move too.
As far as getting to your new place goes, call your Fort Collins movers to help you out. Exodus has been moving people all over the world for many years now, and we’ll be happy to assign you your own moving specialist to assist with every aspect of your move from start to finish. Simply let us know what you need, and we can help out. Whether you’re moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, Exodus can get you there! Call us today to get a free estimate.
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Maybe it’s not your roommate, maybe it’s your partner, but whoever snores in your home is probably keeping you up at night (which may also be why you’re reading this!). There’s nothing worse than waking up feeling more tired than you did when you went to sleep, but if you’re stuck with a snorer, sleepless nights might start to feel like the norm.
There are some things that you can do to curb someone’s snoring, but you can also act on your own to make that noise more bearable too. If you’re plain fed up with that loud noise at night, check out these options for better sleep.
- Ear plugs: You can find ear plugs at any pharmacy, and they work relatively well if you wear them every night. The only time that ear plugs don’t work is if you have to be able to hear what’s happening in your home. If you have kids, plugs probably aren’t the best option.
- White noise: You can try to create some white noise by turning on a fan, running a humidifier, or finding something else that creates continuous background noise.
- Try to become a better sleeper: If you do wake up during the night, don’t look at any kind of device. The glare from a screen can really mess with your sleep cycles. Putting away electronics before bed will help a lot too. If your partner or roommate is going to snore, you can at least try to fall into a deeper sleep.
- Buy a bigger bed: If you do sleep with the person that snores, sometimes a larger bed will do the trick. In some cases, giving that person (or yourself) more room to move around will make a difference.
- Purchase a humidifier: Sometimes, the air inside can be really dry, and this can lead to snoring. If you live in a colder climate that’s dry during the wintertime, a humidifier might make a world of difference.
- Tell your partner/roommate that he or she snores: Ask them if they’d consider wearing a nose strip or nose plug. If you notice that the person you live with snores and gasps for breath during the night, this could also be dangerous, so ask them to have their snoring checked out by a doctor. You may just save someone’s life!
Moving in with a roommate or partner that snores can be tough, and not sleeping at night can really take a toll on your body. Try to do as much as you can to sleep better by becoming a better sleeper, and test out some of the methods listed above. While it’s not ideal to sleep in another room, sometimes moving to the couch at night may mean a better night’s sleep, and that’s vital!
Moving In With Someone New
It’s always an adventure (and a challenge) to move in with someone for the first time. You may not know about those bad habits that the other person has (like snoring), but you will find a way to adjust over time. Even though you can’t prepare for things that are unknown, you can prepare in advance for moving day by hiring moving experts to handle all of the small details (at least that part of your new life won’t be a surprise!).
When it comes to movers in Fort Collins, Exodus Moving and Storage has been in this business for many years, and we’d love to help you move too. When you call Exodus, you will be assigned a personal point of contact, and this person will help you throughout your move whenever you need assistance. Doesn’t that sound nice? While we are located in Fort Collins, we are also a long distance moving company, so feel free to contact us for any long distance moves that you have coming up. While your Denver movers can’t help with that snoring partner, we can make sure that your move is flawless! Call us today!
Do you live with someone that snores? What have you done about this problem? Come and chat with us on Facebook!
Moving to Denver or any other location can mean celebrating some holidays on your own. Before you start making that large group of friends, or finding a significant other, you may wind up smack in the middle of a holiday like Valentine’s Day when you first move. But, don’t worry, there are still plenty of great ways that you can celebrate this holiday with or without other people.
Make something delicious for dinner, or order out from a restaurant that you saw on your way to your new home. Then, grab some great movies or rent something fun on Netflix. Cuddle up with your favorite blanket, or a pet, and enjoy your night in treating yourself to everything you love. Next year, you’ll probably be swamped with fun V-Day requests, so enjoy the silence while it lasts!
Adopt a pet. What better time of year to find a pet to share your life with than on Valentine’s Day? Not only will you have a new companion, but if you adopt a dog, you’ll find yourself exploring your new neighborhood in no time while you set out on those daily walks.
Go candy crazy. Hey, without anyone around to tell you to do otherwise, you can eat as much candy as you want!
Bake some sinful cookies or a yummy cake. Try out your new kitchen, explore the gourmet baking shops in town, and make something delicious all for yourself. If you’re feeling generous, you can share those treats with a new neighbor or two. If not, just enjoy the home baked goodness of a special treat.
Go out and enjoy a fun movie. It doesn’t have to be ‘Fifty Shades of Gray,’ but choose something that will get you in a romantic mood. Nothing provides a better escape from reality more than a great movie!
Find a singles party or other singles dating scene. You can use a site like Yelp! to find some fun group activities in your new town. Chances are that there’s a really fun singles event happening this Valentine’s Day, so why not join in?
Go shopping! Do you have a new job, or do you just want to reinvent yourself in your new town? There’s no better way to do it than with a killer shopping trip. Buy all of those items you never thought you’d wear in your old town, and have fun doing it. Stop and get a coffee, check out some smaller shops, find a new cafe — make a day of it.
Get some new tunes. Are you into the new record craze? Your new town probably has a record store or two, and you can find some great music just by spending the day browsing for new records. Buy some records you’ve never heard before, and maybe a record player to go with it. There are plenty of classic songs out there well worth listening to.
Paint a room. Does your new place need a bit of a facelift? There are few better ways to lift spirits than to paint a room a new color. Grab some paint, turn up the music, and get to work making your new place beautiful.
Hit the salon or spa. Why not spend some time pampering yourself? Get a new haircut, new color job, a pedicure, a manicure, a facial, or any other treatment that you’ve been dying for. If you’ve moved before you start a new job, there are few better ways to feel amazing before diving into the workplace than with a trip to the spa!
Hiring Fort Collins Movers
Before you can figure out what to do on Valentine’s Day, you’ll have to get there, right? That’s where we come in! Exodus Moving and Storage is a full service moving company offering you everything you need for your move including packing, unpacking, moving, and even some storage boxes and other packing options. Moving to a new place should be fun and exciting, and not at all stressful. Let us help you with all of the moving details, so you can relax and enjoy your new town.
What sets Exodus apart from any other Colorado moving company is that we are entirely operated by our own employees. What does this mean? We’ll never contract your move out to a third party, so we always know who is handling your things, and where that person will be. In other words, you can trust Exodus! Call us today for a completely free moving estimate that we guarantee we will stick by. Or, find us on Facebook for additional information about our company.
This Valentine’s Day, make it all about you! What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know by joining in the conversation on Facebook!
Moving to a new town means starting from scratch, and if you have a kid or two, that can mean finding a playgroup in your new area. How do you go about finding the right group for your kids, and where can you look? Here are some ways to find the perfect playgroup, so your child can play with other kids, and you can connect with other parents in the area.
Meetup groups: Meetup.com has a lot of different groups available in most areas. All you have to do to find a playgroup is to use keywords (like playgroup + your town), and see what you come up with. There’s a good chance that you’ll have more than a few to select from.
Yelp groups: Kind of like Meetup.com, Yelp.com includes a number of different groups too, and you may be able to find one or even start one (what a great way to meet new people!) in your area. Both sites are definitely worth a look!
Local library: Sometimes, your local library will have information about playgroups in the area. Look for a community bulletin board, or ask a librarian about finding this kind of information.
Local recreation centers: Does your new town have a recreation center? These place are typically meeting spots for all kinds of activities including playgroups. If the center doesn’t offer anything, they might be able to tell you where to find additional details. Sometimes, you do have to register for a group in advance, so keep that in mind.
Ask your pediatrician: When you move to a new town, you’ll have to find a new doctor for your child. Often, these professionals know of different playgroups in town, and they may be able to help you out.
Talk to other parents: If you hit up the local playground and see other parents, don’t be shy. We are often so disconnected in today’s society that we sometimes are bashful when it comes to things like simply reaching out and saying “hello” to someone new — chances are that the mom at the playground is looking for some friends too!
Google it: You’d be surprised what you come up with if you take a few moments to Google words like “your city + playgroup.” A lot of other parents just like you have probably set up some form of online bulletin board where you can find a lot of information for you and your child. Take a moment to explore these groups, and you’ll quickly find what you are looking for!
Exercise classes: While not a traditional playgroup taking place on a playground, exercise classes that have been developed for kids and parents are a great way to meet other moms. Sign up for a yoga or dance or other class, bring your child with you (if it’s child-friendly), and start networking that way. In no time, you’ll have tons of new friends with children that you can socialize and enjoy spending time with!
Moving Long Distance
It can be hard to uproot your family and move to another town, especially if that town is located really far away from your old area. One thing that you can do to alleviate some of the stress is to work with a reliable moving company like Exodus Moving and Storage. Not only will we be happy to provide you with a moving quote that we will stick by, we are also more than happy to help you with every aspect of your move from packing to unpacking. Our goal is to make moving as painless for you as possible, and that includes coordinating every bit of your move, so that you can focus on things like finding playdates for your child, or connecting with other parents that you can become friends with.
It can be really hard to make new friends in a new town, but at least you won’t have to worry about the Denver movers that you hire if you work with Exodus! While getting out there and meeting new people can seem intimidating, you’ll have a much richer life in your new town if you do start networking. Are you looking for a playgroup in your new area? Come and join in the conversation on Facebook — you’re sure to find other people that are in your same situation!
Moving to Denver or anywhere else in the world? With a new move comes a lot of new opportunities to reinvent yourself, try things that you may not have tried before, and even start a new diet or lifestyle that interests you. If you have been thinking about a new type of diet for a long time, why not put that diet into place when you move?
A new diet doesn’t necessarily have to mean weight loss either. You can change your diet if you want to try something new, and the good news is that a new diet is relatively easy to do. But where do you begin? Here are some tips on how to start a new diet — you’ll quickly learn whether you love or hate your new lifestyle!
Read and research. Most diets have a background, a reason why they were invented. Let’s take the popular vegan diet. Most vegans do not eat any animal products because they do not believe that humans need to consume animal products. Some vegans stop eating meat for health reasons too, and this might be your motivator as well.
Before you start a diet of any kind, though (whether vegan or Paleo), it’s a good idea to read as much as you can about the diet. This way, you can understand why the diet was created, and how you can immerse yourself in the ways of the diet without becoming too hungry or nutrient deprived. Reading about a diet before you start is a great way to slowly take part in a food change.
Figure out what to eat. What do most people on this diet eat? Is it a portion control diet or a nutrient diet? Are you taking certain things into consideration like whether or not you need more nutrients or food if you are training?
Do you know what foods to grab when you are at the grocery store, or how to make certain essential things? There are a lot of food blogs that can be found online that will help you figure out all of these details, and it’s a good idea to find some trustworthy blogs before you change your diet.
Will you need to get your family on board, or can you follow a different diet than your family members? This is an important element to consider — especially if you don’t want to make a bunch of different dinners and lunches every day! Is this diet something your family will follow easily too?
Will you need some kind of doctor or nutritionist help? If you have any current health conditions, it’s wise to speak with your doctor before moving to a new diet. Also, a skilled nutritionist can really help where figuring out what to eat and how to balance on your new diet is concerned. Find a nutritionist in your area that has experience with the diet you are exploring, and learn how to build a solid meal plan based on the foods that you are now eating.
Consider moving slowly. You may find that changing your diet completely right away can cause a bit of a shock! Try incorporating a few things here and there, and eventually you can switch to the new diet completely. Just like anything else, slowly is usually better here.
Find other people that are on the same diet. The Internet is great for these things, but you can also use sites like Yelp to find people that are following the same new diet. Sometimes, sharing recipes and talking with people that are going through the same thing can help a great deal — plus, you’ll have new friends to dine with!
Remember to enjoy your diet change. The point of changing the way that you live is to enjoy the new changes, and not to hate them! If you do find a new diet, try it out, and can’t stand to live that way, don’t be too hard on yourself. Instead, realize that this diet might not be for you, and try something else – you have a whole lifetime to explore different diets.
Finding a Colorado Moving Company
So, now that you’ve made up your mind that you want to try a new diet when you move, you’ll have to book a company that can get you to your new home, right? This is where Exodus Moving and Storage comes into play. We are Denver movers that can help you pack up and move anywhere — we can also help you unpack! If you need storage space options, we can help you there too. Just ask.
When it come to moving, you have a great opportunity to try new things and to change your life however you want. Will you be trying out a new diet when you move? What diet intrigues you? Come and find us on Facebook, and let us know what diet you plan to try.
Exodus Moving and Storage is a Boulder moving company, but we can also help you move anywhere you want to go — including across borders. A lot of people move to Canada for work and for other purposes, and Montreal tends to draw a lot of new residents annually. Not only is Montreal a great city to live in, many of the neighborhoods are also entirely family-friendly. If you are looking to move to Montreal, and want to know where to look for a home, here are some of the top areas.
- Outremont: Not only is Outremont one of the most prestigious areas in all of Montreal, it’s also one of the best to raise kids in. Filled with parks, great schools, and many different religious groups, you’ll fit right in if you move to Outremont — though home prices do tend to be higher in this area.
- Notre Dame de Grace: Known by Montrealers as “NDG,” there are some excellent areas of this neighborhood that you and your kids will love. Plenty of shops and restaurants line the main drag, “Monkland Avenue,” and the area is filled with schools and other fun places for kids too. If you move towards Concordia University’s Loyola Campus, you’ll find a quiet area filled with adorable homes that you’re bound to love.
- Saint Leonard: This area has a large Italian population, and is filled with quiet homes and quaint streets. There are some good schools in this area too, and housing tends to be affordable.
- Ahuntsic: The great thing about Ahuntsic is the river the borders this part of town. If you love the outdoors and walking alongside the water, Ahuntsic might be one area that you have overlooked simply because it’s not as urban as some other spots.
Quality of Life
As with any city, if you plan to live in an urban center, you can also expect to pay a high price for a home. In the most popular areas, home prices start around $400,000 — and that will get you a two bedroom home. This is why most Montrealers rent apartments if they want to live amidst the action. If you don’t mind moving to the suburbs, you can find homes at a lower cost, but you’ll still pay for being on the island of Montreal, so you won’t find real rural prices in this city.
There are, however, many new condo developments throughout the city that are worth looking into. Many people choose to purchase new condos, and sell those smaller places to move to a larger home in a better area. Really, though, all of Montreal is safe and family-friendly. The quality of life in this city tends to be decent too, though taxes and the general cost of living is much higher than in other parts of North America. Montrealers pay around 15% sales tax, so take that into consideration when you move!
You’ll need to book a long distance moving company like Exodus Moving and Storage in order to move from Boulder or other points in Colorado to Montreal. We’ll make sure that all of your items get to your new home safely, and all you have to do is get yourself and your family there! Keep in mind that July is the biggest moving time for the entire city, so it’s best to move before or after that date if you can.
If you’re looking for a moving company in Fort Collins to help you move to Montreal, contact Exodus Moving and Storage today. We’ll be happy to set you up with a free rate estimate!
For the most part, holiday traditions in North America are pretty tame. But elsewhere in the world, some holiday traditions may strike you as just plain bizarre. Before you decide to call your Boulder movers and relocate, make sure that you’re not moving to an area where there’s a peculiar holiday tradition that may just creep you out — or more there knowing about the tradition, and wanting to take part in it!
Krampus: Popular in Eastern Europe, Krampus is a character that’s also known as Santa’s Evil Twin. Every year during the holiday season, adult men dress up in evil costumes, and wander around town with switches tapping people randomly. Krampus is supposed to remind kids to be good, and to stay off of Santa’s bad list, but really he’s just frightening!
In Norway, legend has it that evil spirits and witches look for brooms to fly around on during Christmas Eve. To prevent any spirits from stealing brooms from homes, all brooms are hidden, and the men of the family head outside with shotguns to wait for any spirits that might come around.
A KFC Christmas in Japan: In Japan, Christmas Eve dinner consists of a bucket of KFC. This tradition is so popular in Japan that reservations must be made in advance in order to get some of the good stuff for Christmas Eve dinner.
One member of a model Christmas village that you may not see anywhere outside of Spain, Portugal, or Italy is a figurine known as the ‘Caganer.’ These figurines are created with their pants pulled down, and those decorating the traditional Christmas village (with Mary and Joseph and all) put a Caganer in a corner to do his business.
A New Tradition for You
If you are planning to move to any of the countries mentioned here, you may find yourself enjoying a new holiday tradition. In most parts of North America, Christmas traditions include lights and gingerbread, but few include scary evil witches or devils! If you do find yoursel moving to one of the countries listed above, make sure to embrace the strange holiday traditions you find there. You never know, some of those traditions could be a lot of fun!
Getting to Your New Country
You will need to work with a long distance moving company in order to get where you want to go, and we can help with this kind of move. From moving within the U.S. to moving to another country, Exodus can help you move all of your things safely and soundly. Just call us today for a moving quote, for more information, or to find out about our storage space options.
We know that you can’t always move every item you own if you don’t have the space in your new home, and that’s why we have storage locker solutions for you. Call us today for rates and for more information about our storage options, or about what we can do for you where moving and other details are concerned. If you have any questions about our services, we’ll be happy to answer those when you call too (or you can find us on Facebook).
Do you have any strange holiday traditions that you’d like to share with us? Let us know by leaving a note on our Facebook page, or by leaving a note here. We’re better that most of the traditions elsewhere in the world are a lot stranger than what you do each year, but we could be wrong! We’d love to hear from you! Call our moving company in Fort Collins, and let us help you get where you need to go.
Mover in Boulder CO know that this town gets a lot of snow, so it’s the perfect place to move to if you love that fluffy stuff! But what about the rest of the world? Where are the places on the globe that receive the most snowfall? If you love to ski, snowboard, or just like the idea of a white town during the winter, here are some of the snowiest places on earth (mostly the US)!
- Mount Washington, New Hampshire: There are a lot of great reasons to move to New Hampshire including no sales tax, a lower cost of living, and Mount Washington — one of the snowiest places on the globe. In some spots on the mountain, around 80 feet of snow piles yearly. You can’t live on Mount Washington, but you can live near it!
- Nagano, Japan: If you move to Japan’s Nagaon area, you can enjoy plenty of snowfall regularly. This is one of the snowiest spots on the globe, and it’s also one of the prettiest.
- Alta, Utah: Alta is a popular ski area for good reason — this spot is covered in steep and thick snow most of the year, and it’s the best place to go if you want to ski.
- Fargo, North Dakota: By January, Fargo is usually buried underneath 12 feet of snow, and this town is known for being one of the snowiest around. If you really love the snow, Fargo might be your ultimate destination.
- Denver, Colorado: If you’ve moving to Denver, you’re in for a snowy treat! Denver gets an average of 53-inches of snow each year, not too shabby!
- Fort Collins, Colorado: Moving to Fort Collins? Even better! Fort Collins gets an average of 54-inches of snow each year, so it’s just slightly higher where snowfall is concerned than Denver.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota: With 55-inches of snowfall each year, Minnesota beats both Denver and Fort Collins where snowfall is concerned. Not sure where to move? Why not check out snowy Minnesota if you love the white stuff?
- Provo, Utah: Utah doesn’t have a shortage of snow, and Provo is one of the snowiest towns in the state with an average of 57-inches of snowfall per year.
Choosing from National Moving Companies
Whether you choose Colorado as your destination or you’re move keen on living in New Hampshire, if snow is what you want the places listed above will satisfy your need for powder throughout the winter season. Most of these places double as resort towns, or aren’t far from resort towns, too, so you can enjoy living in some of the nicest ski areas in the world should you decide to move.
If you’re currently looking for national moving companies to select from while in the process of your move, make sure to consider Exodus Moving and Storage. From moving to Parker to moving to Fort Collins, Exodus can help you pack, move your things, unpack, and set up your new home or business from start to finish. We also offer competitive rates, easy moving solutions, and a qualified moving team with years of experience. If you need to store some items that won’t fit in your new home, we have storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver as well – ask us about our storage space prices and sizes.
For those looking to have the snowiest winters available, nothing beats the towns on this list for snowfall. On the flip side, if you hate the snow, it’s probably best to avoid any town on this list! Call us today for a free quote and to set up your move – whether you’re moving away from or towards more snow!
Watching a parent or other loved one slowly age and lose capabilities is a hard thing to do. As a child or sole caretaker, it might be your responsibility to decide when that person needs to move into an assisted living home. While everyone is different, here are some signs that you can look for that may indicate it’s time to call your Boulder movers.
Fast accidents with slow recovery times. Everyone slips, falls, and drops things, but many accidents that happen regularly may be a telltale sign that the person you love needs help. The other thing to look for is signs of a slow recovery. After an accident or flu or cold, was the person you love able to recover quickly, or did it take a good amount of time for that person to recover? Sometimes, a slower recovery can mean that the person is unable to care for herself.
Difficulty doing everyday tasks. If your mother has always done her own cooking, cleaning, and laundry, and she suddenly has a really hard time doing these basic tasks, it might be time for help.
Weight gain or weight loss. Either drastic weight gain or weight loss can both be signs that the person is struggling. Sometimes, weight gain can be attributed to diseases like diabetes or Alzheimer’s (someone may forget that they have already eaten), and weight loss can be a sign of the same kind of struggle.
Bodily odor. If you notice that the person you’re thinking about has suddenly started to smell, this can be a sign of dementia or depression. Try and find out why that person is not showering regularly (sometimes, it could be something as simple as not feeling safe getting in and out of a shower!).
Look for signs of inactivity. Is the person you’re thinking about no longer leaving the house, or stays in the house for days on end? If someone isn’t getting out of the house at all, isn’t visiting with friends, and isn’t making an effort to leave, there’s an underlying reason.
How to Find Out More
If you don’t live with the person you’re worried about, the next best way to figure out what’s happening is to speak with neighbors or friends. A neighbor may know more than you think, so ask if the person has been suffering, or if other things might be going on.
What to Do
The first thing to do is talk with the person to try and get to the bottom of some of the struggles. Some things may have practical explanations, and other things may not have any explanation at all. The second thing to do is to call a social worker to have that person’s autonomy evaluated. There may be some small adjustments you can make to the person’s home before a big move needs to take place. Or, the social worker may tell you that it’s time for that person to move into an assisted living home. If you do need to move someone, you will have to call your Longmont movers to set up a moving time, work out a moving schedule, and figure out the details. We can help you with a moving quote and complete moving services (from packing to unpacking) at Exodus, just give us a call.
It’s never easy to admit that your loved one needs assisted help. The alternative, though, is to allow that person to suffer in silence, and that’s not a better option. If you’re having a hard time deciding whether or not to move someone, do make a call to a local social worker, and find out what you can do. You can also consider therapy to help you with this decision — sometimes, you will need support too!
Moving is stressful enough. Add onto that the process of finding the best Denver moving company, and you might feel like tearing your hair out! There is so much to think about, so much to do, and forgetting just one detail can spell disaster. How do you get through the process with your sanity intact?
It’s all about planning. Just as with any big decision in your life, you need to ensure you’ve thought through every possible scenario so that you are prepared. If you aren’t prepared, you might as well put on that straight jacket before you’ve even packed a single box.
Through it all, you just want to make sure your stuff makes it to your new home in one piece. Here are some tips to making sure your stuff makes it through the entire process safely.
Do your homework. Sure, that long distance moving company looks all professional with its fancy fleet of trucks and vans and complete menu of packing services, but looks aren’t everything. You need to see how customers feel about them. The internet works to your benefit, really – Facebook is where people are increasingly going to vent frustrations, or sing a company’s praises. Talk to your friends for their recommendations, or take it a step further and contact the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You’ll be able to see if any claims have been filed against them, and their record with the DOT.
Read the fine print. So many people blindly sign the papers shoved in front of them just to speed along the process. However, when it comes to every single possession you own, you should take a moment to read through that long distance moving company contract. If any wording makes you uneasy, talk about it with the company to see if it can be reworded or changed. Before you sign on that Denver moving company, don’t get pressured into signing a document that makes you uncomfortable!
A word on insurance. Yes, movers are required by law to provide $0.60 per pound to replace items damaged or lost in transit at no cost whatsoever to the customer. When it comes to certain items, it just makes sense to request additional insurance, often $6.00 per pound, or even your own third-party insurance. Items costing over $100 per pound in value require separate insurance. Don’t skip this for those big ticket items – you don’t want to have to pay to replace it!
Supervise. One of the best ways to ensure nothing fishy happens while your house is being packed up and then unpacked at your destination is to be there. Just being physically present in the home during the process can lower the risk of something being stolen. If you can’t be there, see if another family member or friend can be there in your place.
Take advantage of pack-for-you services. If you’ve chosen a trusted moving company, the above scenario is not a concern. When it comes to packing up the boxes that will go on the truck, you might think it’s safer if you pack them so no one is tempted to steal any of the contents. The truth is a reputable moving company is not going to have employees that steal as part of their team. Another fact: it’s safer to leave the packing to the moving company! Why? Because they have the experience to make sure the job is done right. They have the expertise to make sure each item is packed with care, ensuring that all of your belongings remain intact when moving to Loveland, CO.
Make a list, check it twice. Each item should be marked on a master list. Even better is marking the items contained in each specific box. Inspect the items as you unpack, checking each off the list and noting which ones arrived damaged or even missing. If you spot damage, be sure to take pictures. If something appears to be lost, don’t fret – just contact your moving company as soon as possible. The movers might be able to help you locate the missing item. If you don’t like the way your chosen moving company handles the situation, take note of it throughout your communications with them so that you can report them to the proper organization.