How to Store a Boat

As the warmer weather draws to a close, you might be wondering what to do with your boat – or how to store your boat if you’re moving to a new place during the fall season. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we offer storage space in both Denver and Fort Collins, and our larger spaces can accommodate a boat, so make sure to ask.

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Boat CC Photo Courtesy of Yamaha Watercraft Group

But we want to be certain that you store your boat properly, too. This way, you can forget all about your boat during the winter months, and simply enjoy all of the snow-filled fun that Colorado has to offer.

Here are some tips from your Colorado moving company on how to properly store a boat.

1. If you have a smaller boat, the best way to store it is up on some kind of lift (like cinder blocks), and upside down. That’s right, flip your boat upside down for really good storage. But, obviously, you can’t do this with a much larger boat.

2. Boats that are bigger than 20 feet long can be stored inside of a storage unit, or by attaching the boat to a trailer, and parking the entire thing inside of a storage unit. If you don’t’ have a garage, the storage units from your Colorado moving company will work just as well – and your boat will be protected from the elements (although we do recommend covering the boat if possible).

3. For very large boats, you may find that your boat won’t fit into a storage unit. In this case, it is better to contact a marina, and make sure that your boat is covered, sealed, and stored properly.

What to Ask At the Marina

You probably paid a lot for your boat, right? That means that you’ll want to take every precaution to protect your investment. Before you choose a marina, ask the following key questions.

1. How will my boat be stored?

2. What kind of wrapping will be used to seal the boat?

3. What happens if my boat is stored outside, and weather damage occurs?

4. Do you have enough space to store my boat inside?

If possible, storing a boat indoors is always best, but that’s not always a possibility when it comes to a marina full of yachts. However, you can check around to make sure that you choose the best and most responsible boatyard. Otherwise, you may end up with boat storage that doesn’t cover the basic elements, and that could mean a disaster for you.

Keep in mind, too, that your insurance might not cover damages if your boat hasn’t been stored properly, so look into those details before deciding how to store your boat.

Moving Your Boat

As your Colorado moving company, we can help you move any boat of any size from your current location to your new one. If you do want to rent out a storage space in order to keep your boat safe during the winter months, we can help you with that too. Ask us about our storage spaces, rental sizes, and prices. In addition to properly storing your boat, we also recommend that you thoroughly clean your boat before storage – this way, your boat will be ready to roll by the time next summer rolls around.

How do you store your boat? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or by leaving a comment on our Facebook page. Either way, we will get back to you quickly with a response, and we’d love to hear how you go about storing your boat for the winter. In the meantime, if you need a long distance moving company, contact Exodus today – we are both a long distance moving company and a short distance company.

Three Squared Is Making Container Condos

Here on the Exodus Moving and Storage blog, we talk about a lot of different things related to housing, moving, and storage. But every once in a while, something pops up in the news that’s truly unique – like the Three Squared construction project that aims to turn shipping containers into condo units.

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Container CC Photo Courtesy of Luke Price

Three Squared is a  modular living company that makes a habit out of turning old shipping containers into homes for people of all types. The project that the company is currently working on will have the same idea in mind, but it will include an entire building that will be constructed entirely from shipping containers, and later sold as condos.

With the Wright Help

As you might imagine, making a cluster of shipping containers look great is no small feat. That’s why Three Squared has teamed up with Eric Lloyd Wright and Associates (Eric is Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson) to make sure that the project has a lot of style and architecturally pleasing elements.

The project is being called the Rosa Parks Project, and it’s already underway. The Parks Project will consist of 20 units that are comprised of more than 90 shipping containers, and the building will be four-stories tall. The condominium complex will also be energy efficient with ductless air conditioning and heating, which will reduce energy costs drastically. The Rosa Parks project is underway right now in Detroit, and the company expects construction to be complete at the end of this summer.

Moving Into a Novel Home

Three Squared does have a great idea. Shipping containers are often abandoned once companies no longer use those containers, and recycling them by turning the containers into homes is really a brilliant concept. Even though Three Squared hasn’t yet begun any projects in Colorado, the company does plan to expand across the United States and internationally over the next few years. When that time does come, residential moving companies can help you get settled into your architectural wonder.

Three Squared might be onto something with the new developments too. Even though the concept is somewhat different, turning things that have no real purpose into things that have a lot of purpose is meaningful and important for our environment. So, if you see a Three Squared project in your neighborhood, you may want to take a look at it. It’s easy to ignore a lot of new condo projects because there are so many in every town and city, but these are entirely unique, and we’re glad we found about about them, so that we can share this idea with you!

Helping You Move

It would be great to hear from some people that are planning to move into a Three Squared building, but even if you aren’t moving into a shipping container unit we can help you get where you need to go. As far as residential moving companies go, Exodus Moving and Storage is one that you can completely rely on when moving to Fort Collins.

We also offer storage rental facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins (though not in the form of shipping containers), so call us for storage or for your moving needs if you are moving to Fort Collins any time soon. Also, make sure to check out our Facebook page for tips on moving to Fort Collins, moving to Boulder, and for lots of fun updates. Have you seen this development? What do you think of shipping container homes?

Storage Rental Space: Things to Think About

Exodus Moving and Storage is more than just a Denver moving company. We also have large storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins, in case you need to store some of your items. We know that figuring out what kind of a storage space to rent, or how to rent one, can be a challenge, so we’ve come up with a list of things to consider when it comes to renting any storage space – let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment on this blog or on our Facebook page.

Figure Out What You Need to Keep

The most important thing to consider when it comes to storage space is whether or not you actually need to store some of your stuff. Take a look at the things you are considering storing, and ask yourself if you need to keep the items at all. If you haven’t used something in the past two years, you may not need to keep it. On the flip side, items like furniture that you will want down the road can be easily stored in a safe and secure location.


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Determine the Size of the Storage Space

It can be tempting to pick the largest space just in case you have more things to store, but you’ll want to make sure that you use all of the space you’re paying for. As a general rule of thumb, here’s some help deciding on the right sized space:

  • 5x5x10: small boxes of items like dishes
  • 5x10x10: this space should be big enough to store items from a one-bedroom place
  • 10x15x10: this space is large enough for a three-bedroom home
  • 10x30x10: this is the large space that you’ll want to rent if you are storing items from a seven-bedroom place.

These are just general guidelines, and the most accurate way to rent a space is to call Exodus Moving and Storage, so that we can give you a better estimate of the space that you will need.

How to Choose a Company

If you live in Fort Collins, we can guarantee that we offer the best value for your dollar when it comes to storage spaces. As a Denver moving company, we have been helping people store all kinds of items (large and small) for many years now, and we can estimate the size of the space that you will need. If you do not live in Colorado, make sure to do your homework. Not all storage companies are the same, and some offer better options than others. It’s also important that the property is guarded on a regular basis, and that there is some insurance in case something does happen to the property.

It’s hard to pick a storage space if you don’t currently live in the area where your items will be stored, so take a close look at the reviews that you can find online, and ask your friends and family members for recommendations. You can also call any storage company to ask about details, what’s included in the rental price, and learn more about the contract that you will have to sign. Calling a company is an excellent way to learn what the people working at a company are like too.

Renting a Space With Exodus

This Denver moving company is more than happy to help you out with any storage rental space or moving estimate questions that you have. We will do our best over the phone to predict the size and shape space that you will need, and we’ll even help you move your items to your new storage space if you need some assistance. Call us today for information about our storage facilities, or for a moving estimate, and we’ll find the perfect rental space for you.

How to Find an Executive Home Rental

If you are just moving to Fort Collins and you are looking for an executive home rental (or trying to set up one of your clients or workers with a home rental), you may find the process a bit confusing. Executive home rentals are not quite the same as regular home rentals. Instead, these rentals are often fully furnished to accommodate executives that may not stay in one spot for a long period of time. The trick to finding a good home rental of this type is to find one that includes nice furniture, and a nice neighborhood.

Giving it a Google

If you Google the term “Executive Home Rentals” you will come up with hundreds (maybe thousands) of hits. You’ll even find some places that cater to the Fort Collins area. But, this isn’t the best way to find a good rental. A much better way is to contact a local real estate agent, and ask about executive rental options. How does that work?


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Contacting a Rental Agent

Real estate agents often help homeowners rent out houses for corporate purposes. You can ask an agent to look for a home in a specific neighborhood, find a place that meets certain requirements, and look for specifics like:

• A non-smoking home
• A place with a pool or backyard
• A separate living and dining room
• A full kitchen

If the person you’re trying to find a rental for has a specific list of requirements, just ask a real estate agent to try and find a home that matches those things. You’ll find that a lot of homes are nicely equipped, and it may not be hard to find what you’re looking for. If you can’t find what you need through a rental agent, you may be able to find a home for rent that’s not advertised.

Word of Mouth

You can ask friends and family members if they know of any homes for rent, but another way to read reviews and find a good place is to visit a website like Yelp. You’ll find that home rentals are often reviewed on those sites, and you’ll get a better idea of what you can expect to find when you do rent a home. Another way to find a home rental is to check out a site like AirBnB.

Most of the time, AirBnB homeowners can accommodate long-term rentals. Plus, these places are always fully furnished, and you can read through stacks of reviews written by previous renters. If you aren’t moving to Fort Collins but you’re moving to another country, you can find numerous other websites like AirBnB (and this site also works in many other countries) where rentals are listed and rated. It’s always best to check out a place in-person first, if possible, but you can rely on reviews if you can’t visit before you move.

Storing Your Stuff

Sometimes you can’t move anything into a rental, but you may not be sure if you are staying in an area for a long period of time or not. What can you do with all of your personal items and furniture? You can rent out a storage space from Exodus Moving and Storage, your Fort Collins movers. We offer plenty of storage options in both Fort Collins and Denver for you to choose from. Call us (your Fort Collins movers) and ask us about our storage space sizes and costs – we’re sure to have what you need if you need to store some items with us!

We can also help you when it comes to moving to or from Fort Collins or Denver. Since Exodus Moving and Storage is a full-service moving company, we can provide you with everything that you need to move from A to Z. Call us today for a free estimate, to see what kinds of storage options we have for you, or to find out what we can help you with when it comes to moving or to storage. We know that it’s hard to find the right executive rental, but you can find something great while you’re in the transition phase if you check out the sites listed above, or contact a local real estate agent. Call your Fort Collins movers at Exodus Moving and Storage today!

How to Prepare for winter in Denver

Moving to a cold climate from a warm one can be a shock. This is especially true if you’ve never lived in a cold climate before. To make sure that you’re nice and cozy this winter in Denver, there are a few things that you can do before you move (and when you arrive!).


Getting Around Town


Living in an air-conditioned space? You’ll want to adjust to driving life in a cold climate as soon as possible, and that might mean doing some things that you’ve never done before!


Things like:


Buying a set of all-season or winter tires

Making sure your car has antifreeze

Learning to drive on ice and in snow

Keeping a warm kit in your car that includes a hat, gloves, blanket, and other warm items

Packing a shovel in your truck – just in case

If you don’t have all-wheel drive, consider purchase ice grippers too


You can always take public transportation during those really cold days, of course. Just keep in mind that you will have to prepare for unshoveled sidewalks and the occasional bout of cold wind or ice. That brings me to the next thing that you need to know: what to wear!


What to Wear In Cold Weather


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The first thing that you’ll want to purchase is a warm jacket that was made just for those cold winter months – don’t go cheap when it comes to buying outdoor gear! Make sure that your jacket can handle those particularly cold days.


You’ll need some other things too like:


A warm winter hat

Some cozy gloves

Tall winter boots

Clothes that you can layer

Sunglasses  – it’s sunny during the winter months!


And at home, you’ll want to purchase a nice and warm blanket or down comforter, some wool socks or other really warm socks, and things that will keep your home nice and warm all winter long. If you have any drafts in your new place, make sure to place draft dodgers or isolation material on those spots.


Life At Home


If you are moving to an apartment or condo, you won’t have to worry about shoveling and other outdoor maintenance issues. If you are moving to a home, hiring a plow company to take care of snowfall after really big snowstorms is a good idea. It’s also not a bad thought to purchase a bag or two of salt that you can distribute across your driveway or walkway when things get icy. Wintertime means cranking up the heat, too, so prepare for a few extra costs.


Moving During the Winter Months


Moving during the wintertime can be a lot of fun. Snowflakes and beautiful scenery makes the world a much brighter place, and that can be a really big part of enjoying your winter move. Plus, most people don’t move during the wintertime, so you’ll have a much better chance of picking the exact date that you want to move. Of course, hiring a professional moving team makes life simpler too. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we take care of all your moving needs, so that all you have to do is book a time, pack your stuff, buy that winter gear, and enjoy your new life in lovely Denver. If you’ve never lived in a cold environment before, winter might be a bit of a shock.


But, there’s no better place to be during the holiday season than smack in the middle of a winter wonderland. You’ll soon understand why so many songs were written about winter, and why Denver is a popular tourist attracting during ski season. Snow might be cold and wind might be hard at times, but there’s nothing quite like the glint of sunshine off of a snow bank on a warm winter day. Come to Denver, and let us help you make your life here great by kicking it all off with a pleasant move.


If you have any questions about moving to Denver, where to store your stuff in Denver, or what Denver moving company to call, just ask us. We’re happy to give you an estimate over the phone, and we can’t wait to do business with you. Moving to Denver? You’ll want Exodus Moving and Storage on your side! Call us today!

How to Pick a Storage Unit Size

You have small things, large things, and in-between things, right? So, how can you find the right size storage unit for all of that stuff? There are some basic guidelines that you can follow, and feel free to give us a call at Exodus Moving and Storage if you want some additional help.


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Small storage lockers are for storing the small things in life. Even these come in different sizes, though.


Typically, you will see the following small locker options:


  • 5’x5’: this size is ideal if you have a small night table, single mattress, or plastic bins that you want to store – think outdoor storage shed.


  • 5’X10’: this is the size that you want to rent if you have a bedroom set that you need to place in storage, or if you want a little bit more room for lots of boxes.


Medium Size Lockers


Do you have a few rooms to pack up and put in storage? You’ll need a medium size locker for these items. Lockers that are in the medium range include:


  • 10’X10’: one large room or two smaller rooms (including furniture)


Large Lockers


Can’t decide what to keep and what to toss? Or, do you want to keep the contents of a house just in case you need those things in the future? You’ll want to choose this size:


  • ‘10X15’: you can fit items from three rooms or much larger items like couches and flat-screen TVS in one of these lockers.


Whole House Lockers


Old MotorcycleSometimes its necessary to pack up an entire house and put it all in a locker. Whether you are relocating or just trying to find out how to fit old items into a new home, a very large locker can be a lifesaver.


  • 10′ x 20′ – these lockers can fit everything that’s in your home right now.
  • 10′ x 30′ (300 sq. ft.) – this is often the biggest locker size available, and it can accommodate almost everything that you own.

Other Options


What do you do if the biggest locker you find won’t fit all of your stuff? Consider combining a very large locker with a smaller option. There’s no rule that says you have to choose just one locker, so you can rent as many spaces as you need to. Just keep in mind the contract terms, make sure to make payments on time, and always opt for a guarded facility.


There’s one more question that you should ask yourself too. Do you need everything that you want to store? Maybe not. Maybe you need to keep your massive piano, but you may not need all of those Christmas decorations. Or, maybe you need some smaller items but not all of that bigger stuff. If you haven’t used something in the past year or two, it might be worth it to sell that item rather than store it. On the flip side, if you rent a locker from a safe and secure storage facility, you won’t have to worry about anything at all. You can even move across the country or to another country as long as you make your payments on time! Sometimes, it takes a few months to get used to a smaller place, and it’s okay to store your stuff while you decide what you do and don’t want. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we make storing things simple, so that you can focus on other parts of your life.


Some Additional Considerations


No matter what storage company you decide to rent space from, make sure that the locks on your storage doors are secure. Some companies provide these locks, but other companies require you to purchase your own locks. If you have to buy your own lock, do make sure to buy the toughest one that you can find, so that you can be sure that your items are safe. If you decide to book with us, though, you don’t need to worry about safety! Our premises is protected around the clock, so you can relax.


Not sure how big of a storage space you need, where to book, or how to find a storage rental place? We are here to help you out. Call us today with any questions that you may have, or ask us about our available locker sizes. If you provide us with the dimensions of a really big or smaller items, we can tell you what the perfect locker fit will be.

Barry Weiss: Storage Wars’ Most Popular Player

Is there anyone more famous in the storage industry than Barry Weiss? He’s the eccentric millionaire with a taste for odd items and crazy cars. He’s also a fan favorite on the A&E show ‘Storage Wars.’ Want to know more about Barry? Here’s a peek into his charmed life!


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CC Image courtesy of dustydavidson on Flickr

Barry’s Real Profession


You had to know that Barry got all of his cash from somewhere, right? After all, most average people can’t afford to rent a tank for a few hours or to show up in a customized car every day! Barry did, indeed, make his money elsewhere. He was in the produce business for many years with his brother and partner. This business flourished, and gave Weiss the nearly $10 million that he is worth today.


It’s his taste for really amazing antiques that gave Barry his current fame, though. As an avid antique collector, Weiss simply knows his way around antiques. He spends hours collecting valuable items, reads all about the things that he loves, and is known in the antique world for his extensive knowledge. Most of the time, it’s Barry that other antique collectors turn to in order to find out about an object’s history!


A New Show? 


There are rumors floating around the Weiss will have his own spin-off of the ‘Storage Wars’ show called ‘What Are You Worth?’ The show will feature Barry as a sort of financial advisor. His main goal on the show will be to help families that need money find and make more money. The idea of the show is a great one if it ever comes to fruition. As far as Storage Wars goes, there’s some talk that the show is in its last season, so make sure to tune into Barry’s latest antics when the new show arrives on the scene.


So, how much of Storage Wars is real? That’s debatable, but some of the things that you see on the show are very real. For example, storage locker items are often auctioned off or discarded once a contract has run out. That’s why it’s important for you to make sure to read that contract inside and out. You should always know what will happen to your items if you stop payment or can’t remember when to pay.


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CC Image courtesy of State Farm on Flickr

Need Some Storage Help? 


As much fun as it is to watch Storage Wars and Barry Weiss, it’s a lot harder to find storage for your items. We know that you want to store the things that matter the most to you in the best possible place. That’s why Exodus Moving and Storage provides two massive storage centers to accommodate storage needs of any size. If you want to store items in the Denver or Fort Collins area, make sure to contact us today to find out what you need.


Back to Barry for a minute, though. Is it true that he’s married? Why is he such a ladies man? What makes Barry so unique? All of these questions often float around in the minds of Storage Wars fans, and the answer is somewhat mysterious. You see, Barry likes to keep things low-key, and there’s not much that can be found out about him.


However, it’s clear that he likes his toys, his antiques, and his cars. It’s also clear that the Barry Weiss you see on TV isn’t the same as the record producer, so make sure not to get those two mixed up! He’s also not Barry White – or any other Barry. He’s just Barry from ‘Storage Wars,’ and this Barry makes the show!


Other Interesting Bits


Aside from Barry, ‘Storage Wars’ is filled with fun characters that make the show. In this writer’s opinion, the best Storage Wars series is the first one – all the other ones just don’t compare, since those episodes don’t come with a helping of Barry! But, everyone has a favorite. If you watch Storage Wars and love Barry Weiss, let us know why, what other stars you enjoy watching, and anything else that you want to talk about. Of course, if you want to work with one of the best moving companies out there, give us a shout too! From storage to moving and all things in-between (even Barry Weiss discussions!), Exodus has what you need.

Why You Should Store Your Stuff

Moving into a smaller home happens for all kinds of reasons. Maybe you want to keep some stuff, but you don’t want to sort it out right now. Or, maybe you just aren’t ready to let go of the things that you had in your old home. Figuring out what to bring with you to your new place and what to get rid of is a really hard thing to do. Nobody has a simple time when it comes to downsizing – especially if you’ve just experienced the loss of a loved one, and you aren’t sure what to get rid of quite yet.


This is where renting a storage facility comes into play. Storage units can be the answer to your concerns about where to store your stuff. Units that are clean and kept nicely can provide the extra space that you just don’t have in your new home. That said, there are some things that you should watch out for when selecting a storage company.


What to Be Aware Of


Storage companies that hang up the ‘free’ banner can sometimes be misleading. If you aren’t entirely sure that you can figure out what to do with your stuff during that free period of time, this might not be the way to go. Or, just take a really close look at what happens after that time limit has expired. It’s entirely possible that a company may legitimately offer you free storage, and that when the time is up, you can continue to store your items at a fair rate. On the flip side, this isn’t always the case. So, make sure that you understand those terms.


The other thing that you should watch out for is what happens to your items once your storage contract has expired. If you plan to move from one state to another state, do make sure to remember your storage deal. When does it expire? What are the terms? These things are really important! Now that you know what to watch out for, let’s talk about why you would want to store your things in a storage locker.


Safe and Sound


At Exodus Moving and Storage, we pride ourselves on safe and secure storage facilities. We offer 20,000 square feet of storage in Fort Collins and 24,000 square feet of storage in Commerce City. That means that you will have tons of room to store your stuff! Our premises is also protected around the clock, and you’ll never have a hard time reaching us. So, let’s recap based on that information (just in case you want to store your items in another state or country!):


1. Security around the clock.

2. Ability to reach someone whenever you need to.

3. Total access to your goods

4. A clear and logical contract


All of these things will lead up to a storage space that you will be happy to rent out. Why? Because you don’t have to get rid of those items that mean a lot to you. You might not have the space right now for something that you love, but you may have plenty of room in the future. Or, you may decide to get rid of something in your new home and replace it with something from your old home. With a storage rental, you don’t have to make that hard choice!


Commercial Storage Too


While most people rent storage spaces for residential storage, commercial storage is also a really good idea. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to consider a commercial space:


1. Your business went bust, but you want to keep all of that expensive equipment.

2. Your new office space is behind schedule, but you have all the furniture already.

3. You are going to auction off some commercial items, but you don’t know where to put that stuff in the meantime.

4. You want to keep the surplus of items that you have for your business safe from harm – just in case you will need those things in the future.


It’s not uncommon for offices or restaurants to store big items inside of a storage locker, and it’s a great way to save space or keep items while you are waiting for a new space. Why get rid of all those things? Store them instead. Need some help figuring out what to do with a few office or restaurant items? Not sure what kind of storage space you need? Make sure to contact us – we’re one of the Fort Collins moving companies that you can trust! We offer tons of storage space for all kinds of things both large and small.

How to Choose a Storage Facility

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, we just have too much stuff to move. When that problem pops up, there’s not much you can really do other than to find a storage facility option. The only problem with that option is that most storage facilities aren’t exactly where you’d want to spend any time at all – let alone store your stuff.

When it comes to choose the right storage place, there are some tips that you really should keep in mind, or come out of the whole process with broken items or lost goods. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we pride ourselves on being able to move almost anything – but we also want to make sure that you choose the right storage facility if you have to leave anything behind.

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Here are out best tips:

1. Don’t go with location alone. It may be tempting to want to choose the storage place down the street because it’s fast, easy, and painless. But, that’s not the best way to go about this process. Instead, look for a storage facility that has what you need, has the right prices, and includes a somewhat trustworthy manager. That brings me to my next point: trust.

2. Find someone you can trust to hold your stuff. Many storage facility owners are trusthworthy and run great operations. On the other hand, some of these people may not be people that you’ll want to do business with. If you get a bad feeling when you meet a storage facility owner, stick with that feeling – and back it up by reading reviews.

3. Do your research. The great thing about the Internet is that you can find anything just by using Google. Back in the old days, you would have had to rely on word of mouth, but that’s not the case today. Today, you can check out sites like Yelp to find out what people are saying about the storage place down the street. If more than one person complains that stuff was broken or stolen, you may want to look for a second option.

4. Consider temperature or climate control. There aren’t many things that you have to store at specific temperatures, but there are some things that won’t do well if it’s too cold or too hot inside of a storage unit. The things that come to mind are instruments, equipment, and anything else that’s tempermental climate-wise.

5. Make sure it’s accessible. Even though the stuff in your storage locker is yours, you won’t be able to visit a storage facility at all times of the day and night. So, find one that has decent office and gate opening hours. Make sure that you can live with those hours, too.

6. Read that contract. I know it’s a lot of paperwork, but you have to make sure that your items are safe from harm. Be certain that a storage company doesn’t have the right to sell your stuff after a few months. If there is a clause in that contract that allows the company to sell your items, make sure that you take note of that date – and renew the contract when necessary. This, folks, is how things wind up on ‘Storage Wars.’

7. Visit first. Ask the property manager of a facility to see the unit that you will be renting before you rent it. On the day of the move, be sure that you’re moving your items into the same unit. Some facilities will show you one unit and give you a different one (one that may not be climate controlled or secure).

8. Look for a guarded property. Think of all the things that are stored in storage units. It wouldn’t make sense not to rent out a unit with a guard, right? Even if the place looks secure, make sure that some kind of actual security measure is in place (a security guard that works around the clock is best).

9. Ask about missed payments. Missed payments happen if you move far away or if paying that company every month just slips your mind. Find out what happens if you miss a payment. Sometimes, one missed payment can mean that your stuff gets tossed up or winds up on a TV show. Ask about missing payments, and make sure that you have some kind of a buffer zone.

10. Try not to leave anything valuable behind. If you have a bag of diamonds, don’t store those in a storage unit. Use common sense when it comes to your really expensive valuables!

Keep in mind that we will be happy to help you move most items that you own (that’s why we’re your Denver moving company of choice!), and a great interior designer can work wonders in your new space. If you can’t move something, though, keep the above tips in mind at all times!

Mark Kruse &Exodus Partner Spotlight (Part 2)

In continuing with our partner spotlight, the following is from an interview we recently did with Mark Kruse explaining why he recommends Exodus Moving and Storage to all his clients.

What are the top things you look for in a Moving Company?

1)      Reliability

2)     Insurance- Safety

3)     Services Offered- distance/storage

4)     References

I usually find that people are worried that their things will be broken during a move. I had a client hire “random other movers” that had offered them a good rate. They told me that in the middle of the move the moving company actually held the clients belongings for ransom on the truck and tried to re-negotiate the contract before unloading. Another client hired a company that only got ¾ of their stuff across country. The client had gotten a cheap bid and taken it, only to find that the most valuable things such as art and antiques were never delivered.

I recommend Exodus because I know them so well. I really trust them and the work they do. They are easy to refer because I get so much positive feedback from my clients who use them which constantly turns out to be a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Why do you & Exodus Moving and Storage complement each other?

I feel that there are two things that set me apart as a realtor: my commitment to education and my extensive network of fantastic business referrals. I am huge into education. I want my clients who have already bought 7 other homes before to turn to me after buying one with my help and say “wow, no one has ever explained this to me so well.” I love informing and empowering people by making them understand the process. I enjoy giving useful neighborhood statistics, outlining the buying/selling process and answering questions anytime and every time.  I truly believe there are no stupid questions. In this way people and their experience during the buying/selling is my main focus.

Exodus is also totally committed to people, which is why we work so well together.  In my business, personal recommendations mean everything. I get phone calls about Exodus all the time.  Joel comes over to provide an estimate and from then on everyone just raves about the entire process. They say things like, “Exodus did everything they said they would and made it all so easy.”

I had a client whose house was expected to sell in May or June during which time we were also expecting for her New Build Home to be completed. Instead, her property sold in April. She was concerned about beginning the move ASAP but continuing to have access to her stuff as she had 2 children under the age of 5. At my suggestion, she called Exodus and they came over to pick up the boxes she needed to store but didn’t want to move yet. They kept it all for her until they moved her into her newly finished home. She was so thankful for the great service, dependability and help that she has already recommended Exodus to a few of her friends.

I feel that the work I do is complimented by the work of Exodus Moving and Storage. Together we represent a full service, comprehensive purchase/sale & relocation experience.

At Exodus, we are proud to say that the feeling  is very mutual! For more information about the fantastic work Mark does please visit his website at:

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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