How to Find Moving Boxes

If you’re moving to Denver, Exodus Moving and Storage can help you when it comes to moving supplies like boxes, packing wrap, bubble wrap, and other necessary items to assist you with your move. But if you’d rather find these things on your own, there are some places that you can find boxes to help with your move.

It used to be that you could simply walk into a grocery store, ask for boxes, and take a bunch home with you. But this is no longer the case. Now, stores keep or recycle those boxes, and this means that you may not get any. So, where else can you find moving boxes? Here are some places to find boxes that you may not have thought of.

Bars, Liquor Store, and Pubs: These establishments often have a lot of extra boxes laying around. When shipments come into a bar or restaurant, boxes abound. Ask a local bar owner or pub owner if they have a few extra boxes that you can have for your move. Liquor stores deal almost exclusively in cardboard  boxes, some owners will keep them for just this purpose.

Ask your friends and family members: Know someone that’s just moved, or someone that may have a few extra boxes laying around? Put a notice out on Facebook, and ask the world if they have a box or two that they can lend to you.

Check sites like Craig’s List: Some community sites may include posts from people that want to give away boxes. Often, people don’t know what to do with boxes after a move, and giving them away seems like the best possible thing. If you can’t find any for free, you may be able to buy a bunch off of someone that no longer needs them.

Check with a school in your area: Textbooks and teaching supplies come in boxes, and that means lots of leftover boxes for you to use. Ask a local school if they have a box or three that you can take.

Consider Other Options

There are other ways to pack up items that don’t involve boxes. You can use cloth packaging, or you can use reusable boxes which are a much greener option. While boxes are the norm, you don’t have to use them at all. Consider other choices that may be much more environmentally friendly, and much easier to use and find. Plus, with reusable boxes, you can simply pack them away, and use them again another day.

Our Boxes and Packing Options

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we are more than happy to provide you with boxes and other packing materials, so make sure to ask us about your options when it comes to what we have to offer. Since we’ve been moving people for many years now, we know a thing or two about packing, and we’re more than happy to help you out! Call us to ask about the packing items that we have for you–and to find out about our rates, and how we work.

When it comes to moving, we take pride and joy in making sure that our customers moves are stress free, fun, and easy to plan. That’s why we set you up with a personal moving consultant at the start of your move. From beginning to end, we are here for you. Just call us and ask about our moves, getting a free moving quote, and finding out what a moving estimate for your move looks like. We always stand behind our quotes!

We’d also love it if you would join us on Facebook, so come and let us know what you think about our boxing ideas. Have you found any places to get free boxes that aren’t included in this list? Let us know what your ideas are!

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.

How to Choose an Interior Designer

Moving anywhere means decorating and organizing a new home. Sometimes, fitting everything you own into that new space can be tough, and other times you may not have the time to figure it all out. When frustration over how to organize a new space hits, it might be a good idea to call in a professional interior designer.

If you Google ‘interior designer’ plus the name of your town, you’ll come up with a semi-massive list (in most cases) of designers. Is there a good way to choose a designer from that major list? Can you just pick one at random? More importantly, what should you look for in a good designer? Here are some tips to help you out from your movers in Fort Collins.

Figure Out the Scope of the Project: Major renovations require a designer that can easily work with contractors, understands project management, and has experience working with contractors during major renovations. This is not a project for someone that has never worked on a massive project before, but it’s perfect for someone that has extensive project management experience. You may even want to call an architect for this kind of job!

Payment Type: There are three different ways to pay interior designers. Some of these professionals work on a flat fee, others work on an hourly fee, and others work for free. A word of caution about a designer that works for free: these people are usually hired by specific companies to push certain products, so keep this in mind. If you love the products that one designer sells, go for free. If not, a flat rate might be a better way to pay depending on how much that rate is, and what’s included in the rate. Hourly rates are usually the most expensive way to pay for a designer, but you can set a budget at the start.

Do Your Own Research: Sometimes, designers can get good deals on things like carpet and materials, but other times designers add a markup to those items. It’s up to you to do your own research by looking at retail prices, and figuring out whether or not you’re getting a good deal. Sometimes, it might be better to buy those things on your own.

Meet With Each Designer: You don’t have to decide on one designer right away. Invite all potential candidates to come into your home and look around. Pay attention to suggestions, whether or not the designer is listening to you, and get a good feel for whether they understand what you want — or are more interested in their own designs and ideas. You’ll quickly see that some are self-absorbed, while others are in tune with what you really want.

What You Will Get

So, what can you expect to get from a high-priced designer? It will all begin with an initial consultation, which shouldn’t take more than an hour or two. After that, your designer may charge to shop for supplies, and to put things together in a room. Keep in mind that any time a designer consults with you, those hours or minutes will be billed too. Make sure that you communicate to the person you hire the level of involvement you wish to have in a project. Do you want to be a part of every decision, or do you want her to handle it completely? Do you need to touch things before you order them? Or, are you okay with picking things up online? Make sure to have these conversations before you hire any designer, so that you’re both on the same page. Often, this relationship is a close one, so pick someone that you trust, and choose someone that understands your design and style preferences.

Moving to Denver

If you are moving to the Denver area, you’ll find a lot of different designers in this city. But even if you aren’t moving to Denver, Exodus can help you move anywhere you want to go — even internationally. As movers in Fort Collins, CO, we know a thing or two about moving all kinds of items from one location to another. We can also hook you up with storage rental spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, so that you can store anything you can’t bring with you.

Call us for a free moving quote that we will stick by. In the meantime, make sure to choose the designer that works best for you, and you’ll have a lovely space in no time!

Dropcam For Your New Home: Does It Work?

As soon as the Boulder movers drive away and leave you in your new home, you may start to wonder how safe your new neighborhood is. Or, whether or not you should invest in a home security system. A traditional security system can cost a lot in initial setup fees and monthly fees, but there’s another option that’s gotten a lot of attention lately: the Dropcam home security system.

What It Is

Dropcam is a small home security camera that you can place on any surface or attach to any wall (no wiring required). Dropcam monitors movement inside of your home, stores all images to the cloud, and then allows you to view those images from your tablet, laptop, or other mobile device remotely. In addition to its camera capabilities, Dropcam also includes a two-way speaker that lets you communicate with people (or pets) that are in your home, night vision to see what’s happening at night clearly, and “bank level” security and encryption.

Dropcam is one of the simplest ways to arm you home. If you don’t want to invest in a home security system that’s expensive and requires a tricky setup, Dropcam might be the choice you’re looking for.

Possible Drawbacks

The one drawback to Dropcam is that you will have to outfit your home with many of these devices if you want to see everything that’s happening in your home. Otherwise, you’ll have to point the device at one particular area. But, the Dropcam does come with a 130-degree field of view, so you can see a lot of what’s happening in any home. It’s also possible to zoom in on any image when using this camera.

Pricing

The actual camera is $199. If you want to add cloud recording to the device (and that’s probably a good idea), pricing is available on a yearly basis starting at $99 for 7-day cloud recording and moving to $299 for 30-day cloud recording (after that time has expired, the images will no longer be available in the cloud, and the time will reset). Cloud recording is optional, though, and you can just purchase the camera.

A Good Idea?

If you’ve just moved to a new town, you may start hiring people like babysitters and dog walkers. While it’s great to find necessary help in your new town, it’s hard to know whether or not you can trust those people right away (after all, it takes time to build relationships!). This is where a camera like Dropcam comes in handy. You can monitor everything that’s happening in your home, and you can see when people come in and out. If someone is doing something that you do not like, you can simply look for another person to complete that task. If you do opt for one of the cloud packages, you can record details of a person’s visit. Essentially, Dropcam gives you the peace of mind that you may require following moving into a new area.

Help With Moving

If you’re looking for a moving company in Denver to help you move to your new town, Exodus Moving and Storage is ready to help you with professional services and rates that are hard to pass up. We also have storage facilities in both Fort Collins and Denver, so you can store anything that you can’t move into your new home. We can also help you with any office moving that you may have to do as well.

Call us for a free estimate today, and we’ll come take a look at what you have to move. We offer competitive rates, the best movers in the business, and we come with references. If you need to move, consider setting up a camera in your home, and call us to make your move an easy one.

Couch Fabrics That Are the Easiest To Clean

When it comes to kids, pets, and guests, couches just don’t last that long. The average lifespan of a couch is five years, six if you’re lucky. Starting out with a couch fabric that’s easy to clean will go a long way towards keeping that couch looking better longer, and you may even be able to get away with moving your old couch to your new space.

The Best Fabrics to Choose

  • Micro-suede: Because it’s not made of real leather, micro-suede is simple to clean. In most cases, a quick wipe will get rid of any stains, and tough stains can be removed with couch cleaner.
  • Leather: Leather actually isn’t hard to clean, though it can crack and fade, and it’s also a favorite material of cats (so watch out!). You can simply wipe leather in order to clean it, and it’s hard to stain unless you spill red wine or other liquid that might be absorbed by the porous material.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl is really simple to clean (simpler than leather), but it’s not an easy material to find. Plus, some people really just don’t like the look of vinyl, so this one is entirely personal.

The Worst Materials

  • Natural fibers: While a cotton couch looks nice, cotton stains easily (so does wool and other natural materials), so beware of a cotton couch if you want the couch to last for a long time.
  • Silk: Silk couches look really nice, but silk is a picky material. Not only does silk stain, it also rips easily and you’ll be looking at a shredded couch if your cat decides that she likes silk a lot.
  • Leather: Notice how leather is in both categories? That’s because there are different grades of leather, and some are far more porous than others. When you buy a leather couch, ask the salesperson if the leather that you like is more or less susceptible to stains.

Stained Couch Woes

Before you call the Boulder movers, think about whether or not you want to keep that stained couch. In almost every city, there’s some kind of shelter or other non-profit that would gladly take any kind of couch that’s in somewhat good condition. You can also donate the couch to a group home, or give it to someone that’s really in need. If you do not want the couch, you can always throw it out, but be careful to toss it in a designated area (you can’t just leave it on the sidewalk!).

What about that semi-stained couch that you want to move to your new home, but your girlfriend is not into? Well, in that case you can simply store your old couch, and sneak it into your new home when she’s not around — or, ok, you can save it until you have your Man Cave set up. As movers in Greeley, CO, we know that sometimes you just want to put some stuff in storage. That’s why we have storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver, and why we are more than happy to provide you with competitive storage space pricing.

We are just movers, we have storage solutions too! When it comes to moving companies in Colorado, Exodus is here for you. Call us today for a free quote, or let us know what you need when it comes to moving help. You can also find us on Facebook if you have any questions, or if you want to let us know about an upcoming move that you’re planning. In the meantime, make sure to buy a couch with fabric that lasts!

How to Buy a Mattress

Are you moving long distance? If you are, you may not want to bring your old mattress with you to your new place. That means that you’ll have to buy a new mattress, but walking into mattress store after store is really an odd experience. It’s difficult to sit on a mattress for a few minutes, and figure out if it’s the one that won’t hurt your back in a week or so. Sure, stores offer return policies on mattresses, but returning a mattress is kind of hard to do too (and most of us never get around to doing it, right?).

To help clear up some of the mattress confusion that can result from moving long distance, here are some ways to buy a mattress without frustration.

  • Don’t pick a mattress according to color and style. Have you ever noticed that some mattresses have fancy black or pink or other colored signs strewn across them, and some even say things like “the Royal Suite mattress?” Yeah, that’s all marketing. Don’t buy a mattress based on the names that companies create – that’s the most important rule, and it’s the one thing that most people ignore the most too.
  • Never buy a mattress that doesn’t come with a guaranty. Some stores will try to sell you a cheaper mattress that doesn’t have a guarantee, but it takes weeks to really break in a new mattress, so make sure you have at least thirty days.
  • Note that a mattress only lasts ten years. If someone tries to sell you something that will “last a lifetime,” don’t buy into this line at all.
  • Skip the mattress pad, the mattress spray, and the other extras. You can just buy the mattress, and there’s a good chance that you don’t need a pad or spray or anything else. And if you are buying a mattress pad, why not just go for a softer mattress?
  • Think about the coil type and steel thickness – not the coil counts, which is why most salespeople tend to talk about.
  • If you sweat a lot at night, you may want to look into natural fibers – a mattress that isn’t made of natural fibers will make you sweat more, so that’s something to think about if it’s hot in your bedroom or if you happen to sweat while you sleep.
  • Most people that don’t like a mattress in the store won’t like it when they get that mattress home either, and it’s within the interest of the salesperson to sell you something that you will like, or you’ll just return it. So, it’s not a bad idea to listen to a sales person.

How About Negotiating?

When it comes to mattresses, or any other large item really, manufacturers simply set the same price across the board for every retailer out there. Some retailers sell mattresses higher, but most simply sell them at the lowest possible price, so you might not be able to negotiate unless you are buying more than one mattress. Unlike cars, most retailers won’t negotiate when it comes to mattresses, but you can always try your luck!

Help Moving Long Distance

If you have decide to bring your old mattress with you when you’re moving long distance, hire a long distance moving company that can move that heavy mattress for you – you don’t want to break your back! Exodus is a long distance moving company that offers everything you could want when it comes to moving from packing to unpacking and including getting your mattress to your new home, up the stairs, and onto your bed frame.

Call us for moving prices and quotes — and let us know what you need help with when it comes to moving!

Thinking Outside The Box: When You’re Through With Your Moving Boxes

Today, everyone’s looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. You’re stuck with all of these empty boxes once you’ve unpacked in your new home, but you want to more than merely recycle them.

No problem! Here are some ways to put those boxes to good use after moving day.

  • Trick or treat. If you have kids, you might have had so much on your plate during them move, you’ve forgotten about their Halloween costumes. Never fear, the boxes can save you! You probably have a decent range of sizes, so get to work creating their costumes using the boxes as a base, or put your kids to work to do it themselves. A big enough box can make a great ice cream truck or tractor, while identical twins would make a great set of dice! Get creative, and hit the internet if you are at a loss for ideas.
  • Storage. Why buy expensive storage totes, when these boxes will fit the bill perfectly? Of course, if you’re storing things in a damp basement you might want to rethink this, but an attic, closet, or storage unit can accommodate boxes nicely without harming the contents. Take all of your boxes and break them down for storage, and anytime you accumulate stuff you feel like putting away, just pull out a box and reassemble it.
  • Laundry basket. Re-purposing at its finest – you can even cut some handles on the side to carry it from your room to the laundry room!
  • Filing cabinet. If you have a lot of papers to file, you don’t need to spend money on a fancy filing cabinet. Just grab a box and store important paperwork in boxes! This is a great way to store instruction manuals to your electronics and appliances, tax documents, and even family photos. Just make sure that they cannot be damaged by moisture.
  • Imagination encouragement. These days, it seems kids just don’t have imaginations like they used to. When they’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day, just dig out some boxes and let them go to town. I remember as a child when my friends and I would play Barbies and turn cardboard boxes into shopping malls, tacking clothing “on display” to the sides of the boxes. Large boxes become forts, and boys will turn any size box into a vehicle. Encourage them to unplug with a box!
  • Car organizer. Even if you don’t have kids, chances are the trunk of your car could use a little organizing. A box is a great way to keep your antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, and spare quarts of oil from rolling around willy nilly, and can keep a spare blanket and other emergency supplies exactly where you need it.
  • Gift box. Why purchase expensive gift boxes this Christmas when you can just recycle a moving box? Skip the wrapping paper and let the kids paint them up festively!
  • Light box. If you enjoy photography, you can use a box and some white paper or tin foil top make a makeshift light box. This will allow you to take stunning still life pictures, whether your latest culinary endeavor or pictures for a product you sell in your Etsy store. This is especially handy in areas where inclement weather makes it impossible to put natural lighting to use.
  • School projects. Whether a science project for the science fair or a diorama for history homework, there comes a time in a child’s life when they will require a cardboard box for some kind of project. Have these on hand, and you’ll always be prepared, sparing yourself from last minute trips to acquire a box!
  • Makeshift table. When I was a broke college student and short on table space to display candles and other fun stuff I had acquired, I simply turned cardboard boxes upside down and covered them with a pretty sheet acquired at the thrift store.
  • Floor saver. Looking to spare your floors, but need to reorganize the furniture in the room? Don’t purchase expensive felt pads – cut custom floor savers from your cardboard boxes. Your floors are scratch-free, and you don’t have to spend a dime!
  • Harvest collectors. If you grow a vegetable garden or have fruit trees, you can use a box to collect your fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.
  • Oil spill protection. Have a slow leak, and can’t get your car in the shop for another week or two? Just slip a broken down box to catch the drips in order to protect your garage floor or driveway.
  • Pet bed. Your cat probably loves your empty boxes anyway, why not throw in a pillow or some soft bedding and let her use it as a pet bed?
  • Shipping. If you have a lot of long distance relatives, you’ll want to hold onto those boxes just to reuse for shipping out gifts and other things. Much better than buying the boxes at the post office or office supply store!

If you are looking for movers in Fort Collins, give us a call. Not only are we movers in Fort Collins, but we also have storage space for rent. Call us for a free moving quote, or ask us about a free moving quote on Facebook. When it comes to movers in Fort Collins, Exodus is your best choice!

Living Out of a Suitcase? Here’s How to Still Look Great

As movers in Fort Collins, we know how hard it is to live out of a suitcase. But, that’s probably where you’ll be before you have the time to unpack all of your boxes. It can be hard living out of a suitcase, but we have some tips that will make this process simpler – take a look.

  • Keep the colors basic. You may love those patterned hippie pants you have, but unless all of your tops are white or black, they’ll be hard to wear on vacation. Keep bottoms black and tops white or other basic colors.
  • Wear and pack real fabrics. Do not pack anything synthetic in that one suitcase, or you’ll wind up looking wrinkled. Keep it to cotton and other natural fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily.
  • Keep everything you absolutely need in your suitcase. You don’t want to paw through boxes or wait until your movers in Fort Collins unpack all of your stuff to find your makeup or hair dryer.
  • Pack a little black dress in your suitcase. If you find one that straddles the line between casual and dressy, you can dress it up or down. You’d be surprised how much mileage you can get from a black dress.
  • Pack some sandals and some dressier shoes and some sneakers. These are three types of shoes that you will want to have on hand at all times.
  • Make sure your jewelry is within reach, or just some of it. You can really dress up an outfit (even one that you’ve worn a million times) by putting some jewelry with it. Toss some of your favorite pieces into the suitcase, and you’ll feel much better when you have to live out of that bag.
  • Wash your clothes when you can. You can buy small travel detergent packs, and all you really need is a bathtub or laundrymat. The cleaner your clothes look, the most put together you look.
  • Hang up your clothes right away. If possible, grab some hangers and hang your stuff immediately. This will prevent your clothes from wrinkling.
  • Buy some dewrinkler spray. What? They make this? Yes, they do! You can buy a bottle of spray that will get rid of wrinkles. All you have to do is spray it on your clothes, and then you’re good to go.

Keeping it Together

When you arrive in your new home town, the last thing that you will probably want to do is unpack, right? Well, we can help you with that. As a full service moving company, we can unpack and pack for you, so that you don’t have to live out of your luggage for long. Call your movers in Fort Collins to book a moving date or to get a free moving quote. You can also find us on Facebook if you want to book an appointment for a review of the things that you have to move, and to get your free moving quote.

You can live out of a suitcase and look great, you just have to know the tricks! Do you have any tips to share with others? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or find us on Facebook. We’re sure there are some travelers out there that are pros when it comes to living out of a suitcase, and we’d love to hear from you!

The No-Stress Move

A move without an ounce of stress may sound like a mythical creature. It might be hard to believe, but a stress-free move is possible!

One way to ease the moving-associated stress is to hire a Denver moving company. What else can you do to make your move a pleasant experience?

Plan ahead.

Don’t wait until the last minute to call a residential moving company. This is especially true for those people planning a move in the middle of the summer or early fall. Many plan their moves for the summer, and not just because the weather is more favorable for moving. Families like to move when their kids aren’t in school so as not to disrupt their schedules, or to avoid transferring schools mid-school year.

If you wait until late August-early September, you are competing with college students. If you have no choice but to move during this busy time, calling ahead may be the only way you get the Denver moving company of your choice. It is recommended you secure a company six weeks in advance of the date you’re moving.

Move in the off-season.

If you can wait until late fall or mid-winter, this is ideal. Not only will you have your pick of moving companies in Denver, you’ll find the companies offer lower rates. The period from October to April is the off-season for moving companies.

Move mid-month.

If you must move during the busy summer season, schedule your move mid-month, if at all possible. Just about everyone is moving on the first of the month. Since this is when most rents are due, it’s when leases start and end. If you are able, find a way to move on the 10th or the 20th instead of the first. Your chances of hiring the residential moving company you want are higher.

Make sure you have enough boxes.

It’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. When you are gathering boxes, don’t refuse anyone’s offer to provide you with boxes. Raid the liquor and grocery store frequently. You can always recycle what you don’t use. There’s nothing worse than realizing you need more boxes at the last minute, but you’re not able to find them anywhere.

Label your boxes properly.

Some skip this step, but it’s important to making the move as easy as possible. When you clearly label the boxes, there’s no question as to where it belongs when it arrives at its destination. So you either label boxes and they get stacked in their appropriate room immediately, or you have to go through each individual box before you can unpack just to figure out which room the box belongs in.

It’s a no-brainer! You can take this a step further (and you really should take the extra time) and inventory each box. In this way, you not only label the boxes with the room they belong in, but with a number as well. You can refer to the list for the kitchen, for example, and know that box 12 is full of pantry items while box 9 contains dishes. The more systematic you can make your move, the less stress for you!

Make a “packing station.”

What’s worse than packing a box and realizing you can’t find the packing tape and permanent marker to label the box? Set up a specific area, like the dining room table or the kitchen counter, where you bring boxes to be taped and labeled. In this way, you don’t misplace your packing tape.

Pack a cleaning box.

You’ll need to clean your old residence prior to turning the keys, so be sure you pack up a cleaning supply box. Just don’t allow the Denver moving company to take it! An easy way to do this is to leave it unsealed and in a place away from the rest of the boxes. Then you can start cleaning when everything’s been moved, and when you’re done, pack it all up in the box again to transport it to the new house.

Pack as early as possible.

Even if it’s two months in advance, begin the act of packing. The sooner you start, the less you need to get done each day. There is plenty that you can pack ahead of time, and it also allows you start the process of getting rid of things you no longer need or want. If you won’t be using it, pack it!

Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful time. With a moving company in Denver helping you get your belongings where they need to go, you’re spared some of the stress of moving. Take matters into your own hands – with preparation well in advance, you’ll get through the experience just fine!

A Simple Checklist for Cleaning Your New Home

Fort Collins movers see a lot of different homes when we move people to or from a place. Some homes are clean and sparkling, and other homes need a bit of love. If you’re moving into a home that needs a thorough cleaning, don’t panic! You can follow this basic cleaning checklist to make sure that you’ve covered all of your cleaning bases.

  1. Declutter: at the end of the day or week, every home has a few things that are just out of place. Those could be shoes, clothes, papers, bags, and other things that have just been left in the wrong room or wrong place as the busy week flew by. So, the first thing to do when cleaning a home is to get rid of that clutter by putting everything back in its place. When moving, those things might include going through boxes to unpack things, or simply moving boxes to the right rooms.
  2. Learn to toss: sometimes, you may pick up an item or unpack an item and think to yourself, “What am I doing with this?” If that’s the case, throw it out. In some cases, you just have to get rid of the stuff that you no longer need.
  3. Start dusting: there’s little point to dusting before Fort Collins movers bring in all your boxes, since all of that unpacking will just cause more dust. But, after your Fort Collins movers have gone, you can start to dust the place top to bottom. Use dusting product for surfaces, glass cleaner for any glass area, and special dusting products for anything delicate like computers or televisions.
  4. Vacuum: using your vacuum, clean up all floors and rugs, and make sure to use the attachment to clean sofas, underneath beds, on top of certain areas, and across all other surfaces.
  5. Give your wooden furniture some oil love: after a move, wooden furniture or other items like pianos might need some oil. Using a special oil, rub down those surfaces to make sure that they don’t crack or split.
  6. Window screens: if the home you are moving into has window screens that aren’t yet on the windows, this is the perfect time to wipe down those screens or vacuum up any cobwebs.
  7. Kitchen: industrial kitchens are cleaned with a bucket of hot water and some diluted bleach, and you can do the same thing in your kitchen. Just fill your sink with the bleach and water mix, and dip a rag into the water. Clean all surfaces with the bleach water, and allow your rags to soak in a new mixture of bleach to clean them thoroughly.
  8. Laundry: chances are that you have quite a bit of laundry now that you’ve moved, and it’s best to get that going while you are cleaning the rest of the home. By the time you’re done cleaning, your laundry will be done as well, and this is an ideal way to multi-task.

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