Should You Reconnect With Those Old Friends?

It’s not unusual for people to move back to an old hometown or a previous hometown after being away for a long time. If you’re in the situation, you might be thinking about old friends that still live in that town. Should you reconnect with them? Is it a good idea to try and strike up a relationship once again? As it turns out, there are some very good reasons to reconnect with old friends in person (and not just on Facebook)!

  • Reminiscing is good for the soul: Remembering old memories, fun days, and things from the past that you once loved is really good for you. Once in a while, it’s fun to take a trip or two down memory lane to see what you may not remember, or what you might miss from those old days. Who knows, you may even be reminded of a hobby that you used to like, and you can take up that hobby once again.
  • You’ll get to compare the person that you were back then with the person that you are now. Hopefully, you’ve grown in a positive direction, but simply talking about the person that you once were will let you compare your past and future selves. You never know, you may want to adopt some of those older traits, or simply look back to a time when you were strong and happy, if you aren’t now.
  • You may find a relationship that you were greatly missing, and you may turn an old friend into a new one. Sometimes, people grow in different directions and have nothing in common at a later time in life. Other times, those same people reconnect, and find that they still have a strong bond, and that they really did miss each other. Maybe you’re missing out on a good friend, and you don’t even know it.
  • You now have the time to make the decision whether or not you want to be friends with that person once again. There’s a good chance that you didn’t actually make this choice way back when. Typically, people grow apart due to geography or other reasons, and often it’s not a choice to move away from a friend. Now, you have the time to really try to reconnect, and to see whether or not that relationship is worth keeping.
  • You can never have too many friends. It’s true, it’s harder to make friends when you become an adult for various reasons. But true friends, friends that really know you, are hard to come by. If you do reconnect with an old friend, you may find that you now have a very good friend to share things with, laugh with, and to help round out your current life. You can really never have too many great friends.
  • You may just have a few laughs. Even if you decide that rekindling a relationship isn’t going to happen, you can still sit back and have a few laughs with an old friend. What’s the harm in doing that? Not much, right? So, go ahead and make that phone call!

Getting the Nerve

If you’re already friends with someone on a site like Facebook, you can simply send them a note to set up a meeting time and place. If you haven’t already connect with them online, simply look up a phone number, and give someone a call. The very worst that can happen is that person doesn’t want to reconnect with you, but there’s a good chance that they do want to reconnect. Now, all you have to do is get to your old hometown!

Moving Back With Exodus

We get it — finding movers in Fort Collins that you can rely on is not easy to do. We also understand that you have a budget to respect, which is why we are more than happy to provide you with a completely free moving estimate that we will stand by no matter what. Whether you’re moving to Denver or anywhere else in the world, Exodus Moving and Storage will help you, and your stuff, get to where you are going easily and without any stress. Call us today for that free estimate!

If you’re debating whether or not to make the move to reach out to an old friend, take out advice and go for it. Have you ever connect with an old friend? How did that work out? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or by connect with us on our Facebook page.

Partnering With the Colorado Association of Realtors

The Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) is an integral part of our community. It is the largest professional network of realtors in the state, and it’s also a non-profit, voluntary, professional real estate association. What is CAR all about, and why has Exodus Moving and Storage partnered with this important association?

What CAR Does

The purpose of the Colorado Association of Realtors is to protect all aspects of real estate and to protect everyone that works in the Colorado real estate industry. CAR works with commercial brokers, residential brokers, home owners, property owners, land owners, and homeowners to ensure that all real estate professionals regardless of title are protected. Essentially, CAR’s mandate is to make sure that real estate professionals succeed when they become Realtors.

There are so many aspects of the real estate industry that it helps to have an association like CAR working on both the side of the Realtor with potential Realtor and with land and homeowners. CAR provides information for anyone involved in real estate including various conferences and meetings that aim to help people with becoming a Realtor or understanding various laws related to real estate.

Help With Becoming a Realtor

There’s a lot that goes into becoming a professional broker, whether commercial or residential, and having a guiding hand can certainly help. CAR offers licensing details, information about local associations, and plenty of conferences that are available for any aspiring realtor. The CAR also focuses on information geared towards home buyers and homeowners.

Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments and life changing events that a person can go through. There are a lot of details that go into buying the home including things like what to do after a contract has been signed, figuring out how much you can afford, weighing the pros and cons between renting and buying, and many other important details. CAR aims to provide all of this accurate information to potential homebuyers through the CAR website. Homeowners and buyers can also attend any information session hosted by CAR that pertains to homeownership.

You should have lots of questions about buying a new home. CAR tries to answer those questions on the association’s main website. You can also contact CAR for additional information about the fine details associated with buying or selling any kind of home or business. While the Internet provides some details, CAR focuses on Colorado real estate specifically, and that makes all the difference!

A Complete Picture

Finding information about any aspect of selling or buying a home can be hard to do, and that’s what CAR exists — to make these details understandable and accessible to all. This is also one of the reasons why Exodus Moving and Storage has partnered with CAR. Exodus works with local associations and businesses that make an impact on our community, and CAR certainly fits that bill. Exodus is proud to be a partner of CAR, and we look forward to many additional events and collaborations with CAR  in the future as well.

Moving to Your New Home

In addition to working with and supporting important figures and associations in our community, Exodus Moving and Storage operates a full-service moving company. We also offer storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver. If you need movers in Fort Collins for office moving or residential moving purposes, contact Exodus for a free estimate today. When it come to planning a move, CAR and Exodus can help!

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!

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!

How to Make Friends When You Move

Moving to a new place means leaving almost everything behind. Sites like Facebook can help you stay in touch with people from your old town, but getting into a new social scene can be tough. Whether you’re moving to Boulder or any other place, there are some good ways that you can begin building new friendships – give any one of these tactics a shot, just in case you’re worried about what to do on a Friday night.

The Job Plan

If you’re moving for a new job, making friends will be somewhat easier than if you’re a freelancer or moving for another reason. Start talking with your new coworkers, don’t skip those 5-7 happy hours, and make plans with people on the weekends. Hopefully, some of those people will introduce you to other people, and you can begin expanding your network.

The Meetup Spot

Sites like Meetup.com are filled with groups of people with like-minded interests. Find a group that looks appealing to you (based on what you like to do), and join the group for meetups. You may just find one or two really good friends in that group of people.

The Religion Route

Getting involved in community events is simpler if you have a church or other religious meeting spot to go to. As soon as you arrive, introduce yourself to church members, and explain that you are new in town. Before you know it, you will have bake sales and other events to attend throughout the week.

The Fun Way

There were probably a few things that you loved to do in your old town, right? Find those same activities in your new town, sign up, and get involved. As soon as you make your presence known, you will find a whole new group of people that you can become friends with.

Taking First Steps

There are other people out there just like you waiting for new friends to come along too. Connect with those people by asking them to hang out on a weekend, or find out what they like to do in their spare time. Sometimes, meeting new people requires making the first move, so you may have to be the one that does all the inviting. Don’t be shy, and reach out to others in order to make friends. As soon as you start to join groups and meet people, you will have more friends than you can handle!

Hiring National Moving Companies

You can work with national moving companies, or you can find a moving company in Colorado to work with. No matter where you are moving, Exodus Moving and Storage is here to make that transition simpler. In addition to offering full service moving options, we also have storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins for you to select from. If you can’t move some of your old things into your new place, just rent a storage space!

Moving to a new town might feel a bit lonely at first, but you can beat those blues by meeting some new and interesting people. Get out there, join some groups, make some new friends, and get into the mix of things. Colorado towns are open and welcoming, and you and your skills are needed and wanted in a number of different places! Since your experiences can help others, we also want to know: how did you make new friends when you moved?

Share your ideas with others on our Facebook page, or let us know what we can do to help you with your move. You can also call us for a free estimate!

Is CrossFit For You?

If you’re moving long distance, you’ll probably have to start all over, and that means finding a new gym. But before you sign up for that gym down the street, think about starting something new. In a new town, you can try anything, and you might even find that a new activity is exciting and just what you were looking for. This might lead you to wondering about CrossFit, and wondering if a CrossFit gym is for you. Here’s how to find out.

The Hype

CrossFit has largely become a popular sport due to backing by major companies like Reebok, and the surfacing of many different obstacle course races that tend to be populated by CrossFit members. Those that started the movement claim that it’s for anyone and everyone, but the truth is that some people might not love CrossFit, and others could find it very intimidating.

So, here’s how to figure out if you will love or hate this sport.

Beginner Weight Lifters

With all of those people lifting large weights, CrossFit can be very intimidating for first-time weight lifters. In fact, you might not get anything out of the program if you can’t hold a barbell above your head. If you can’t do a push up or lift anything (and have never tried), this is probably not the best place for you. You just might find a “box” that is very tolerant when it comes to beginners, though this is hard to do.

A Team Sport

CrossFitters tend to do everything together, and that includes hanging out together after work. If you really hate team efforts, this isn’t for you. On the flip side, if you love support and want to work with a community (great if you are moving long distance), CrossFit might just be what you want to do. The best advice is to try it out, see how cliquey the group is, and think about whether or not you can stand to be around those people all the time.

A Former Athlete

A lot of former athletes love CrossFit because it is both competitive and a group sport all rolled into one. If you are a former athlete of any kind, you may love the challenges that CrossFit includes. Plus, as a former athlete you may have some skills (jumping, swinging, lighting hard things, endurance) that other people may not have, so this will help you when it comes to competitions.

Some Advice

Take it from a girl that broke her ankle doing CrossFit – pick a CrossFit box that comes with really good and patient instructors. Also, make sure the people teaching you how to jump on a really high box know what they are doing. There is some danger that comes with any extreme sport, so keep this in mind at all times. Find out how long the people have been teaching, and don’t push yourself if you know that your body is exhausted – sometimes, pain is not gain.

How to Find a Box

Read reviews of the various CrossFit gyms in your area, and make sure to check out a few before you sign up for one. You’ll see that most are quite different!

Moving Long Distance

Are you ready for your move? If you are moving to Cherry Creek or anywhere else in Colorado, Exodus can help you get there. Call us if you are moving to Cherry Creek or Fort Collins or Denver or anywhere, and we’ll help you get all of your stuff to your new place — whether or not you should join a CrossFit box, well, that’s up to you!

The Exodus Difference is People

Who we are and what we do are one in the same. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to provide quality. They claim that customer satisfaction means everything to them. And that may be true even and especially when it comes to the bottom line. But at Exodus, people are the single most important thing in our business.  And that applies all around, to our employees, our clients and our community. We put our money, time, effort and heart into the things that matter most to us. And that is what makes us better than any other Colorado Moving Company. The Exodus difference is people.

We Choose People

Exodus is a Choose People company. This means that we pass the test and come out on top as a great place to work. We work hard, we play hard and we value family and balance. Unlike many others in our industry, we have real employees doing all our moves providing unequalled accountability in our market sector. We provide consistent schedules, family friendly offices and competitive salaries making our employee turnover rate lower than any other Denver moving company. We firmly believe that happy employees are better workers, parents and citizens at large. For this reason, the Exodus difference starts with our people.

People Choose Us

We are constantly in a state of collecting feedback from our customers. Moving is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. We strive and work hard to go the extra mile to make it easier, less hectic and to create a sort of calm in the storm for our clients. Thanks to this commitment to service, our track record is pristine. Our client surveys come back consistently with glowing recommendations and most of our clients go on to recommend our moving services to family and friends.

Community Exodus

Whether it is pianos that need moving for art projects (Pianos About Town) underprivileged teens that need dresses for Prom (The Fairy Godmother Project) a race that needs run to donate supplies to school kids (The Denver Metro Mile benefiting Donors Choose) or our own in house tree planting for every move we complete (in cooperation with Trees, Water & People), we are committed to being involved in the neighborhood around us. We love Colorado, we love our country and we love our world. At Exodus, we show value to our community by not only showing up when they need us most but by finding creative ways to be involved, everyday.

For more information on any of the above please visit:

http://www.choosepeople.com/

http://www.fcgov.com/artspublic/

http://www.fairygodmothersinc.com/index.html

http://www.themetromile.com/

http://www.donorschoose.org/

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/

Repeat Customers- The Secret to Exodus Success

There is a reason we receive glowing recommendations from our customers over and over again. Not only do we care more about the little things during your move but we work harder to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Nobody likes moving. Regardless of the reason for the relocation, it is almost always a stress ridden process. But at Exodus, we take great pride in being the ones you can depend on from start to finish.

Complete Estimates

When we send someone to your home to do an estimate, we send a trained professional. A person with the right amount of experience knows what to look for, the right questions to ask and the kinds of things that should be considered. Every move is different which is why we focus on customized quotes that are comprehensive, personal and surprise free.

Teamwork & Positive Attitude

In the moving industry, it is common for large companies to outsource labor. This can help them to manage costs but can have an extremely negative effect on quality. Because our employees are on staff, we know them well. This creates accountability that is virtually unequalled in other moving and storage companies. They are trained by us and they know how to work together. We operate our business as a family and in turn our employees work together to make your move easier. We support them so that they can support you. And because we provide a happy place to work we find that the positive attitude spreads.

Work Ethic

Our hiring process is rigorous. We consider the background and future goals of every employee we select to represent us. Often, we hire ex-military because of their capacity for hard work. But as a general rule, we maintain extremely high standards when it comes to finding people that share our belief that hard work is a) important and b) should be rewarded. We believe in reciprocity and we employ those who think that any job worth doing should be done right.

The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:

Date of Move: May 23rd, 2011

Moving Crew: Javier, Donny & Richard

Client Name: Debbie

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 10

Work Ethic Efficient 10

Overall Impression 10

Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:

We were very impressed with their attitude, very hardworking and great teamwork…Excellent Company!!!

 

Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES

Exodus Definition of Success

In the world today the term “success” gets thrown around often. And in general, the only thing consistent among each situation is that everyone has a different definition of what the word means. Some people measure success by financial standards. The amount of money in their bank, the value of all that they own, the diversity of their investment portfolio. And while at Exodus we absolutely support the presence of monetary success when it is earned through good, honest hard work, unlike many other companies, we feel it is merely an inevitable result of our true focus: excellent customer care.

At Exodus, we define success through people; the ones we employ and the ones that we serve. It’s a simple equation: Happy People = Success. This is evidenced through our high employee retention and amazing customer reviews. After so many years in the moving and storage industry, we have seen a lot of businesses come and go. As a Colorado mover we have watched the rise and fall of several companies with similar competencies. But the thing that seems to always make a difference in the long run is their orientation (or sometimes lack thereof) to maintaining quality experiences for all those involved in the business process. And because we understand that satisfied customers mean everything to our success, we are always truly excited to receive positive feedback to let us know that we are defining and achieving the “success” we work so hard for.

“Moving crew was great to deal with & very friendly & professional! Great bunch of guys! See you again in 1 year!”

~Jim Scheeler

“Our crew was fantastic. We are moving again in 6 months and I plan to specifically request the same crew if at all possible.”

~ Mr. Cloudman

The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:

Date of Move: April 16th 2011

Moving Crew: Jason

Client Name: Michelle

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 10

Work Ethic Efficient 10

Overall Impression 10

Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:

The Colorado crew should get an 11 as a rating. Thank you ALL!!

Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES

The TEST in Testimonials

At Exodus we move people. It’s our job and our pleasure. It’s the reason we get up in the morning, to do good work. It is clear to us that we simply can’t overstate this- our commitment to being the best Moving and Storage Company in Colorado. We give honest quotes to our customers and fair treatment to our employees. We work hard to earn the respect of the community. And this comes from the very top all the way down to the bottom so that everyone can feel the momentum. We spend our days moving the people who trust us with their possessions, the companies that trust us with their equipment and the customers that allow us to be a part of their lives.

We accomplish all kinds of moves and store for all types of clients. Handling residential moves with care and precision and handling commercial moves with professional expertise and planning, we have the opportunity to come in contact with a lot of people. Every time we receive a comment card we carefully and anxiously read it. How did we do? How did our customer feel? Did we help to minimize the stress during a time that is notoriously full of hassle and frustration? Did we make the difference we so earnestly want to make?

The following are excerpts from two of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys on Apr 4th:

Moving Crew: Eddie, Jason and Donny

Client Name: Devon

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 10

Work Ethic Efficient 10

Overall Impression 10

Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:

Everyone was so helpful and went out of their way, it was a pleasure!

Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES

Moving Crew: Joe H, Therion, Chris B, Jesse, Robert

 

Client Name: Marie

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 10

Work Ethic Efficient 10

Overall Impression 10

Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:

The crew was friendly and worked efficiently.

Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES

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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