What to Buy for the Nursery

Have you just moved to a new town only to find out you’re now expecting a child? That space that might have been perfect for two may now be a little bit crowded, and you may be looking at ways to turn your office into a nursery-office combination. While a baby can seem overwhelming, you should know that you’re in plenty of good company. Many people that live in small city spaces often have to make room for a child, and that means getting clever where nursery space and items are concerned.

But, first, what should you even put in a nursery? And, do you really need all of those expensive items? Here’s a closer look at what you should be buying, what you don’t need, and some things that you may want to add to your space just to make life easier.

Must Have Furniture

A good crib. If there’s one big ticket item that you will want to splurge on, it’s your child’s crib. For the first few years of her life, she’ll be sleeping in the crib that you buy. Some nice features to think about include a crib with a storage drawer (because, let’s face it, nurseries can get really crowded with all of that baby stuff!), and the possibility of converting a crib into a toddler bed at a later time. This way, you won’t have to buy a toddler bed separately when the time comes, so this can be a long-term money saver.

A changing table that’s also a bureau. Here’s another space saving idea for baby — buy a changing table that also acts as a bureau or other kind of storage space. You can store things like diapers and wet naps in the drawers, and use the top of the table to change diapers. Do you need a changing table? Not necessarily. Any sturdy dresser or table will do the trick, but you do want to buy a changing pad that’s thick and can be secured tightly.

Nice to Have Furniture

A rocker or glider. You’ll be spending quite a few nights feeding your baby, and that means that you’ll want something comfortable to sit in. Rockers were popular for many years, but gliders are a more comfortable option these days. You can buy either one new, but used rockers and gliders that work well are still good options. Another idea is to buy a big comfortable chair that you and baby can both snuggle in on those long nights.

A baby swing or cradle. Sometimes, you’ll want to put your baby down, and swings can calm the fussiest babies. Think about buying a swing or purchasing one second hand that will get you through those fussy times (and, hey, you’ll want to take a shower at some point!).

Other Big Ticket Items

Aside from the items that you will have to buy for your nursery, there are some other things that you’ll need to purchase in order to keep baby happy.

A stroller: You can buy really expensive strollers that cost well into the hundreds of dollars, or you can buy one that’s much simpler. What do you really need? It depends on what you plan to do outside, and where you live. If you want to go jogging with your baby on hard terrain, you’ll need a stroller that can keep up. If you want to sled across snow, you’ll need one that can act as a snow glider (yes, they do make these!). You can also buy a basic stroller model with no thrills. Either way, a stroller is something you’ll want to invest in.

Baby monitors: It’s nice to know that baby is sleeping soundly at all times, and a baby monitor is the best way to check on your child from a distance.

Car seat: Now, car seats come with expiration dates, so make sure that the second hand one you’re thinking about buying is still safe.

Moving With Baby

If you will be moving to Denver, or any other area, after baby is born, it will become extra important to work with a moving team that takes care of all the small details for you. Exodus Moving and Storage has been in the moving game for many years now, and we know how to make any moving day fuss-free. We can also pack and unpack for you, so that you can concentrate on making baby’s nursery perfect.

If you need help moving, call Exodus, your Fort Collins movers, and we will provide you with a free moving estimate that we’re happy to stand by. Call us today to set up an appointment, or find us on Facebook for additional information.

Is Moving In Together the Right Step?

Ah, love. It can be an amazing thing, but it might only be so amazing when you’re living apart. Combining worlds and belongings brings a whole different element to any relationship. Living with the one you love might be the best thing that you’ve ever done. On the other hand, it could be the worst and hardest idea that you’ve ever had. So, how do you figure it all out?

Calling all the Pretty People

When we go out on dates (or out in public in general) we tend to look our best. We put on makeup, find the right clothes, the perfect shoes, spray perfume, and do everything we can to look completely and totally appealing to our loved one. But, what about those days when you are just lounging around home? Or, those days when you don’t feel good, so you grab your rattiest sweats, wrap your hair into some kind of top bun, and trudge around with watery eyes carrying a box of tissues? Has your partner seen you on those days? If he’s only seen you when you look amazing, it’s time to open up his eyes.

Before you move in together, invite him over for a night of just relaxing, and make sure not to get all dolled up. Why? Because the person that can’t stand to see you at your worst (or isn’t so affectionate when you aren’t looking your best) is probably not a person you can live with. After all, you don’t look amazing all the time, right? So, let him see you as you really are a few times, and then decide if you want to live together. Otherwise, you’ll spend the first few months in your new place trying to look perfect all the time — and this can be exhausting around the clock!

Get Used to Those Bad Habits

When you visit your partner at his house, you probably see a relatively clean place that’s somewhat hospitable. But, this might not be the person that he really is. He may leave hair in the sink after shaving, might toss his dirty clothes on the floor every day, and may never think to leave an extra roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. If you don’t know about these habits, you’ll be in for a rude awakening. Either find out what his dirty habits are, or learn quickly how to sit back and roll with it. Otherwise, you’ll be fighting in no time when you move in together.

Money Talks

Living together means splitting expenses like utilities and rent. Do you know what is financial situation looks like? How much he can afford? Whether or not he has a steady job? Love can get you pretty far, but you’ll get fed up quickly if he can’t afford to carry his half. At least if you know the current financial situation, you can plan to pick up more of the slack.

Make Sure Your Relationship Is Clear

Sure, moving in may mean that you don’t want to see other people, but he has to be clear on your daily activities too. If you want to hang out with friends three days per week, this has to be understood from the start. If you expect him to be home for dinner each night, make this clear too. Living together may not mean spending every waking minute together, but neither one of you will know whether or not this is the case unless you take the time to talk it over.

Ready to Call Your Movers in Fort Collins?

If you’ve gone over everything listed above and you still want to live together, Exodus is here to help you pack, move, and unpack. We also have storage rental spaces available in both Fort Collins and Denver, just in case you don’t want to let go of everything just yet. As a moving company in Fort Collins, we can provide you with a complete free moving quote, just call us and ask for one.

Your Fort Collins movers can help you move in or out, and even in again if you don’t like where you are when you move out! Living with someone takes a lot of thinking and planning, so make sure to carefully consider every angle before you make that move! What do you think? When is it time to move in together? Leave us a note on Facebook!

Moving During the Winter? Here are Some Expert Driving Tips

Movers in Fort Collins move a lot of people during the winter months, and we recommend hiring a moving company to help you if you are going to move at this time of year. But if you have decided to move on your own while the snow is flying and the roads are less than perfect, take some tips from our professional drivers when it comes to keeping things safe on the road.

  • Get blizzard ready. Blizzards happen during the winter months as much as we do not want them to. The best thing to do if there’s a blizzard or other big snowstorm is to stay inside and not try driving on those slippery roads. You can always postpone your moving day by a day or two, and this will result in a much safer move.
  • Keep your eye on the weather report. Admittedly, the weather report is never entirely accurate, but it should give you some idea of what to expect on the day that you do have to move. Be aware of any road warnings like icy conditions or other potential driving problems, and pay attention to traffic reports if you live in a crowded area.
  • Salt and shovel pathways. You don’t want to slip coming out of your old home or moving into your new one. Make sure that pathways are shoveled, so that you can easily get in and out. It’s also a good idea to add some salt or gravel to those pathways, so that you can be extra sure that you don’t slip.
  • Pack an emergency kit in your car or truck that includes some warmer winter gear, some heat packs, and a blanket. In case, for some reason, you wind up stranded on the roadside, you’ll want to make sure that you have adequate clothing and other warm items available.
  • Do a double check of your vehicle. If you are renting a moving truck, look for a reputable company to rent from by reading through reviews that you find online. A truck should be functioning properly, have been recently inspected, and have really good tires and brakes.
  • Protect the inside of both houses with plastic or some other kind of material that can sop up wet slush and mud. The people that you’ve asked to help you move will be tracking all kinds of slush and mud and other gunk into your new home (and out of your old one) as you move, and being prepared for this mess is a far better plan than racing to mop up a mess after everyone has left. Plus, you’ll want to keep your new home clean, right?
  • Take your time. A move doesn’t have to be rushed, especially during the wintertime. Take your time moving all of your things, driving slowly and carefully, and making sure that everyone involved in the move is safe at all times. Winter weather can be tricky, and this may mean slowing down!
  • Think about hiring movers to help you out. As a moving company in Fort Collins, the Exodus Moving and Storage team is used to helping people move during the wintertime. We can take care of all the driving, packing, unpacking, and other details that go with moving while the weather is cold and slushy. This way, all you have to do is sit back and relax, knowing that a professional moving team is on your side.

Working With Denver Movers

If you’re torn between hiring a moving company and doing it on your own, give us a call to see what we can do for you where rates are concerned. We are more than happy to give you a free estimate that doesn’t come with any strings attached. We also have storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver, so that you can store your things that you can’t move into your new space with you — just call us for storage rental prices and details.

Weighing the pros and cons of moving by yourself during the winter months is the best way to decide whether or not risking the weather is a good idea. Most of the time, it’s best to leave winter moving in the hands of professionals — like the experts at Exodus! Call us today to arrange an estimate.

How to Stay Awake On The Road

Even if you’ve hired movers in Boulder CO to move your items from one place to another, you may have a long drive ahead of you all the same. Most people that move long distances drive to their new destination, and this may include many hours inside of a vehicle with very little stopping time.

It’s important that you stay safe while you are driving, which is why we want to share with you some basic tips on how to stay awake while you are on the road. It’s not easy to keep your eyes open when you’ve been driving for so long, but these basic tricks will help you stay alert and awake.

  • Don’t drive for more than ten hours at a time. Technically, you can drive for 16 hours, but it’s better to abide by the ten hour rule. Your body will be very tired after ten hours of driving — and the kids in the back will probably be more than a little restless too! Stop after ten hours, rest overnight, and then continue the next morning.
  • Get a good night of sleep before you leave. Sleeping in your home for the last time can be a hard thing to do, but it’s vital that you do get proper sleep before you hit the road. If you can’t sleep, try some things to help you fall asleep faster like meditation, sleeping pills, or anything else you can think of that will help. You’ll be glad you slept well when you do finally hit the road in the morning.
  • Remember that coffee takes at least twenty minutes to kick in. So, if you’re driving and you’re tired, go inside of that coffee shop to sip on some coffee, and skip the drive through. You’ll need the extra time to allow the caffeine to kick in.
  • It has been proven that things like turning up the radio and opening the window do not actually keep you awake when driving. If you are feeling so sleepy that you can’t drive without a blast of cold air in your face, it’s time to pull over. You can find a rest stop where you can take a nap, or find a hotel along the way.
  • Map it all out. The best way to make sure that you are driving safely is to map out your route before you leave. Figure out how long it takes to drive from one spot to the next, and include rest spots. You can also find hotels along the route that you can stop at. Trust us, anyone that’s traveling with you would be very happy to stop overnight, and not be stuck in the car for hours on end!
  • Make it fun. Driving a long distance doesn’t have to be stressful in the least. You can make the whole trip a lot of fun by finding places to stop along the way, hitting up some really interesting restaurants, and by finding hotels that the kids will love. Besides, there’s a good chance that you’ve never been to some of the towns you’ll be passing, right? Why not take the time to stop, eat, shop and explore those towns? You’ll find an adventure awaits at every turn.

Moving Can be a Breeze

When you work with the right moving company, getting to your new home doesn’t have to be rough. You can leave for your trip a few days ahead of time, and work with a company like Exodus that can pack up all of your remaining items for you. So all you have to do is jump in the car, plan out a fun route, and get where you need to go. A professional moving company can handle the rest and meet you at your new home on time and as planned — without a hitch.

If you’re looking for Longmont movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has the best moving company in Fort Collins, the best rates, a professional team of movers that will never let you down, and we also have storage rental spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins. Our goal is to make sure that your move is as stress free as possible, and that includes taking care of all the small details while you plan out your move. We know that you have questions, so we invite you to check out this blog, call us for more information, or connect with us on Facebook. We will be happy to answer any questions that you have as soon as possible.

If you are planning any kind of road travel in the future, heed the above tips, and make sure that you and your passengers are safe when you travel. Falling asleep at the wheel is a real thing, but it’s also something that you can avoid with some careful planning.

When to Put An Older Family Member in An Assisted Living Home

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!

Considerations When Moving Abroad With Pets

We love our furry friends, don’t we? For most people, pets are like children, and we treat them just like a member of our family. We make sure they eat only the best food that they’re well-groomed at all times, and have all of the best toys – some might even call them spoiled!

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Cat CC Photo Courtesy of Magnus Bråth

But what do you do when you have to move internationally? Rest easy – it is possible to move abroad with your pet, safely and hassle-free! It just takes a bit more research, working with a long distance moving company, and some planning ahead to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Let’s look at some things to consider when you’re facing an international move with your beloved pet.

Health and Well-being

This is of utmost concern. If you have an older animal, it is even more crucial you ensure their health. Your move is most likely going to involve traveling by airplane, and the older your animal is, the more likely they will be negatively affected. Talk to your vet – they can discuss all of the things you should watch out for, and offer tips to avoid your animal becoming sick or worse. If your animal is too old for air travel, you’ll have to decide what the next step should be.

While you’re at the vet’s office, you should discuss another important issue – vaccinations. Many countries require specific vaccinations are received prior to arrival in their country, so you’ll need to make sure that your animal receives these vaccinations, and that you have the documentation proving you’ve gotten them. Do your homework online first to see what the specific country’s requirements are regarding vaccinations.

Laws and Regulations

Once you’ve determined your animal is healthy enough to make the trip, you’ll want to review your destination country’s policies on traveling animals. While you know you’ll need documentation on the animal’s vaccinations and health from your vet, there are other things you might require. Some countries require the animal is quarantined for a specific period of time, and some ask that you pay a fee to allow the animal entrance to their country.

Look for the phone number or email of your new country’s consulate. Contact the consulate office to find out all you need to do – otherwise, you’ll find that your animal is denied entrance, and that can be a very heart-breaking thing to go through (often, your pet will be detained until all necessary shots have been administered).

Airline Regulations

It isn’t just the rules of the new country you need to worry about. When you are going to be traveling by air, you need to make sure you’re abiding by all of the airline’s rules and regulations as well. Most of the time, your animal will be relegated to the cargo hold. You want to be sure that you’re keeping your beloved furry friend in the proper carrier as spelled out by the airline so as to adhere to their cargo policies. Don’t worry – this is not a bad thing, especially for animals that get stressed out easily. A crowded cabin is worse for an animal with anxiety than the dark cargo area!

You’ll want to ask the airline if the cargo hold is appropriate for your pet – is it properly pressurized for live animals, and is the temperature properly regulated? If the answer is no, you’ll want to find a new airline. Animals spending too long in a cold cargo hold that isn’t properly pressurized can spell disaster!

Steps You’ll Need To Take

If your pet is typically anxious when traveling or gets car sick, you can talk to your vet about the best way to combat this problem in the air. Is there a medication your pet can take prior to takeoff that can soothe them, or make it so they don’t get sick?

How does your pet feel about its carrier? If there is an aversion to the carrier, now is the time to train them. Each day, a few weeks leading up to your trip, force your pet to get inside and take a drive around town. The goal is to make it regular and comfortable over time. Make the experience easier by placing a beloved toy and a comfortable, warm blanket inside. Each time your pet gets into the carrier, be sure to reward them with treats!

Don’t forget to clearly mark the carrier with identification tags. An improperly marked container could mean that you have a hard time hooking up with your pet upon arrival to your new country.

International moves are hard enough, and having a pet can complicate this tremendously. However, know that proper preparation will make the process go a lot more smoothly. While you’ll need to worry about your pet, trust Exodus Moving and Storage with the transport of your belongings. As a seasoned long-distance moving company, we will make sure that you and your things arrive safely.

You have enough to worry about! Contact Exodus Moving and Storage (your long distance moving company) today for an estimate.

Tips to Keep Your College Student Safe

It’s that time of year again – countless parents are heading to college campuses to help kids settle in after a Denver moving company drops off their stuff. It’s a time of joy and pride, while at the same time, extreme worry. Your child has grown up and moved on to the next chapter of their lives, one where you won’t be there to assure their safety. Tears will likely be shed, a mix of happiness and sadness.

If you want these tears to be more of the happy sort, there are some safety tips you can review with your child before you even contact Denver moving companies to get a quote to move their stuff.

Here is a rundown so your child is prepared, and you can have more peace of mind.

1. Lock it up. Of course this goes for more than just the dormitory door, but it should be mentioned just in case. Some students might become so comfortable with their dorm-mates, they become less likely to lock their doors when in the room. Teach them they should get in the habit of locking their doors whether they are in the room or not, all the time. Better they go through the inconvenience of opening up the door for a friend than become the unfortunate victim of a burglary-gone-wrong.
2. Don’t grant unauthorized access. Do not open your door unless you know who’s knocking, and the same goes for letting someone in the building that you don’t know.
3. The buddy system. This is more than just a way for elementary students to stay safe during field trips! College students, particularly women, should always travel in groups – there is safety in numbers.
4. Don’t flaunt expensive possessions. The same goes for large amounts of money and expensive belongings. Remember that you don’t really know everyone in a dorm. Just knowing you have $4,000 in your room can be just enough to tempt a would-be thief who can easily wait for you to leave. When the residential moving company hired is at work, try to keep the expensive items as concealed as possible.
5. Watch how much you drink. Teaching your kids to drink in moderation can prevent blackouts, and this can, in turn, prevent any unwanted aggression.
6. Map it. Scour the campus map in order to determine where the location of places like emergency phones and police substations are.
7. Call for help. What if your buddy is out on a date, or home visiting their parents? Some universities have an escort program, where you can call to have someone physically escort you where you need to go. If this option isn’t available, call a friend to be that escort.
8. Check the back seat. Before you go anywhere, check the backseat first. You never know when there may be an unwelcome passenger back there!
9. Follow your instincts. Teach your children to listen to their inner voice – if a situation just doesn’t feel right for any reason, tell them to get out fast! Instincts are often correct.
10. Avoid the social media check-in. While it is harmless for the most part, it can prove unfortunate when someone with bad intentions wants to track your every move.

You can send your child to school with the confidence that they’ll be able to take care of themselves if you review this safety list with them. While it can be difficult, it is a natural part of growing up, no matter how unpleasant it may be. It’s hard to let go. At the same time, it can be hard for a student, too. While you’ve looked after them all of their life, this is the first time they’re in charge of their own safety and well-being on a consistent basis. They’ll feel more confident armed with this information, too!

Of course, take the hassle out of getting their stuff there with the best Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage. We’ll make sure their stuff gets there safely. The rest is up to you!

How to Avoid the Freshman 15

If you’re moving to Fort Collins to attend college, you’ve probably heard of the legendary “Freshman 15.” The sad truth is that those fifteen pounds are very real, and you will probably gain a bit of weight when you do move into your dorm room for the first time. But, there are some ways to avoid gaining those fifteen pounds too. Here are a few tips to live by before moving to Fort Collins!

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Freshman CC Photo Courtesy of University of Central Arkansas

1. Use the free gym. Most schools have a free gym that’s available to all students, and most Freshman never go to that gym! But, making sure that you workout three to four times per week will help you keep those pounds down – and you never know who you’ll meet while running on the treadmill!

2. Sign up for a class in town. Moving to Fort Collins means having a ton of different exercise and yoga class options at your fingertips. Get a membership at a class in town, and spend some time mellowing out while exercising.

3. Skip the late night eats. This one will be really hard to do because it’s fairly unavoidable to skip going for late night food – your friends will want to do it, and so will you. Late night munchies are a right of any college student, but try and make some healthier choice (no, pizza and chicken fingers aren’t a healthy choice!).

4. Stick with drinks that are low in calories, and don’t consume a ton of those low-calorie drinks. Beer probably isn’t the best thing to drink if you’re watching your weight, so find out what is.

5. Try to eat whole and real foods whenever you can. Eating at the dining hall means eating a lot of processed food. Look for vegetable sticks, hit up that salad bar (skip the dressing), and stock up on protein bars that you can use as meal replacers.

6. Get a blender and a freezer. Sometimes, all you really need is a healthy smoothie or protein shake. A blender and a freezer will do the trick.

7. Learn to run. Grab your phone, an armband, and your running shoes, and hit the roads around your school. Just going for a few runs per week will help you keep those pounds off.

8. Stay active. If you were active in high school, stay active by joining a team at your college – even if it’s not a really good team or an official team, you can still join and run around a bit.

9. Be conscious of what you’re consuming. If you plan to go out at night, eat lighter meals during the day, hit the gym, and get in a run.

10. Get enough sleep. Did you know that not sleeping enough can contribute to weight gain? It might be hard to get enough sleep when your schedule is so packed, but try and get your beauty rest every night – your body will thank you.

Help From Your Boulder Moving Company

Another thing that can contribute to weight gain is stress. Your classes and social life will be stressful enough, so don’t add in a difficult move on top of that stress. If you need help bringing anything from your old home to your new dorm room, call us today. As a Boulder moving company, we can help you move anything you have to your new college campus.

You can also follow us on Facebook for more tips from your Boulder moving company – we look forward to being social with you!

Why Getting Up and Moving Is Important

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.

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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!

Is Buying a House With An Alarm System Safe?

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If you’ve just found the perfect home, you may be wondering whether or not the alarm system that currently exists inside of that home is safe. After all, the prior owners know where the house is armed, how it’s armed, and what the existing codes are. But, you shouldn’t scratch a home off of your list just because of an existing alarm. Follow these tips instead.

1. Call the alarm company, and explain that you are the new owner of the home. This way, the company can change codes, tell you what else you need to change, and go through a complete walkthrough of your home with you.

2. Ask the previous owners about any prior break-ins. If there are some holes in the existing security plan, you’ll want to be sure to patch those as soon as possible.

3. Consider the age of the alarm system. If the system is old, you may want to replace it entirely. If it’s new, an upgrade might still be a good idea.

4. Change the codes right away – you should change the home keys too, just to be safe. You never know who might have the current keys or codes (friends, neighbors, relatives), so change everything to be sure that nobody will walk in when you’re home alone!

Questions to Ask

Aside from finding out whether or not the home has been burglarized before, you’ll want to find out where all the alarm systems are located throughout the house, if any doors have been reinforced, and other details. If the alarm is particularly complex, ask the previous owner how to use the alarm, what quirks might happen, and whether or not things like dogs or cats set off the alarm.

Houses are sold with alarm systems every day, and new homeowners never have any problems – but it never hurts to be safe. So, make sure to go through the tips listed above, and find out all you can about a system that already exists. Also, don’t feel as though you have to stick with the alarm system or the company that was pre-chosen. You can always mix things up by buying a different alarm, or working with a new company. The idea is to make sure that you feel safe in your new surroundings, and that can only happen if you know how your home is protected inside and out.

Getting to Know Your New Town

There’s nothing like exploring a new town, but before you move check out the statistics. Find out if the neighborhood you’re looking at is safe, what the percentages are, and how many homes in your area have been broken into. A lot of these details are available online, through real estate agent offices, and elsewhere, and you never can be too safe.

When it comes to getting to your new Colorado town, Exodus Moving and Storage is the moving company to call. We offer full-service moving solutions and free estimates, so you can sit back and get ready to enjoy the new town that you are about to call home. We’ve also compiled a few details about moving to a new place on this blog, and you’ll find plenty of information about other things too – like the best fairs in Colorad.

If you do have any questions about Exodus Moving and Storage or want to get a free estimate, make sure to give us a call, or “like” us on Facebook to see our updates and learn more about this great state. Remember, when it comes to moving into a house with an old alarm system, making sure that everything is safe is the most important thing to do – take it from your friends at Exodus Moving and Storage!

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