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How to Handle a Roommate that Snores

Maybe it’s not your roommate, maybe it’s your partner, but whoever snores in your home is probably keeping you up at night (which may also be why you’re reading this!). There’s nothing worse than waking up feeling more tired than you did when you went to sleep, but if you’re stuck with a snorer, sleepless nights might start to feel like the norm.

There are some things that you can do to curb someone’s snoring, but you can also act on your own to make that noise more bearable too. If you’re plain fed up with that loud noise at night, check out these options for better sleep.

  • Ear plugs: You can find ear plugs at any pharmacy, and they work relatively well if you wear them every night. The only time that ear plugs don’t work is if you have to be able to hear what’s happening in your home. If you have kids, plugs probably aren’t the best option.
  • White noise: You can try to create some white noise by turning on a fan, running a humidifier, or finding something else that creates continuous background noise.
  • Try to become a better sleeper: If you do wake up during the night, don’t look at any kind of device. The glare from a screen can really mess with your sleep cycles. Putting away electronics before bed will help a lot too. If your partner or roommate is going to snore, you can at least try to fall into a deeper sleep.
  • Buy a bigger bed: If you do sleep with the person that snores, sometimes a larger bed will do the trick. In some cases, giving that person (or yourself) more room to move around will make a difference.
  • Purchase a humidifier: Sometimes, the air inside can be really dry, and this can lead to snoring. If you live in a colder climate that’s dry during the wintertime, a humidifier might make a world of difference.
  • Tell your partner/roommate that he or she snores: Ask them if they’d consider wearing a nose strip or nose plug. If you notice that the person you live with snores and gasps for breath during the night, this could also be dangerous, so ask them to have their snoring checked out by a doctor. You may just save someone’s life!

Moving in with a roommate or partner that snores can be tough, and not sleeping at night can really take a toll on your body. Try to do as much as you can to sleep better by becoming a better sleeper, and test out some of the methods listed above. While it’s not ideal to sleep in another room, sometimes moving to the couch at night may mean a better night’s sleep, and that’s vital!

Moving In With Someone New

It’s always an adventure (and a challenge) to move in with someone for the first time. You may not know about those bad habits that the other person has (like snoring), but you will find a way to adjust over time. Even though you can’t prepare for things that are unknown, you can prepare in advance for moving day by hiring moving experts to handle all of the small details (at least that part of your new life won’t be a surprise!).

When it comes to movers in Fort Collins, Exodus Moving and Storage has been in this business for many years, and we’d love to help you move too. When you call Exodus, you will be assigned a personal point of contact, and this person will help you throughout your move whenever you need assistance. Doesn’t that sound nice? While we are located in Fort Collins, we are also a long distance moving company, so feel free to contact us for any long distance moves that you have coming up. While your Denver movers can’t help with that snoring partner, we can make sure that your move is flawless! Call us today!

Do you live with someone that snores? What have you done about this problem? Come and chat with us on Facebook!

Avoiding Moving-Related Injuries

There are many great reasons you should choose to hire a Colorado moving company to help you with your move. It’s much less of a hassle when you don’t have to wrangle up all of your friends with trucks, or drive the rental moving van you aren’t entirely comfortable being behind the wheel of. Some people would just rather not worry about the logistics involved with getting their belongings from point A to point B. Others rely on the moving company to deal with every aspect of the move, including packing of the boxes, in order to wash their hands of the moving chores everyone detests.

If money is tight, you might be tempted to do it all on your own. It might be a pain, but it’s doable. However, it’s not about what vehicle you’re moving those boxes and furniture in, but more a question about how you’re lifting them. Even the most in-shape person can tweak a muscle just right, knocking them out of commission for weeks.

Here’s a list of tips for those not relying on Denver movers, doing all of the heavy lifting yourself, so that you don’t end up sidelined with a move-related injury.

  • Lift with your legs. You’ve probably heard this a few times in your lifetime, and for good reason – your spine and the muscles that help them do the lifting really shouldn’t be bearing the brunt of the weight. In order to keep your back happy and as pain-free as possible, bend your knees deeply and use your leg muscles when you are lifting heavy objects, keeping your spine as straight as you can.
  • Engage your abs. So the only six-pack you have is waiting in the fridge for when you are done moving, but that doesn’t mean your abs aren’t important! No matter what your midsection looks like, you should be engaging those all-important core muscles whenever you are lifting something, heavy or not. Just like lifting with your legs, engaging the most muscles as you can will help lighten the load for your back muscles and spine.
  • Hold them close. Your body is an effective machine for moving, but only when used properly. When you lift a box or heavy item, holding the item as closely as possible to your body is the best way to ensure you avoid injury. Keep your feet apart, spread in a wide stance. This will help your spine and neck.
  • Don’t push it. You probably have a pretty good idea of your capabilities in terms of lifting things. However, for some reason, certain people get it in their heads they are Superman/Superwoman, and can all of a sudden heft heavy items like a champ despite not normally being capable of such feats. When you try to move objects that you know full well you shouldn’t be lifting on your own, you increase the chances of injuring yourself dramatically. Get help – whether from family members, friends, neighbors, or even full service moving companies. Better safe than sorry! And just because you can lift heavy boxes on your own doesn’t mean you should be moving furniture on your own. No matter how strong you are, the size of certain items dictates you acquire help, or leave it to the experts.
  • Comprise a game plan. Once your stuff is all moved in to your new home, it’s time to start placing furniture and unpacking those heavy boxes. If you need to relocate certain items to different areas of the house, be sure to think about where exactly the item is going to end up before you lift. The less time you are lugging these heavy items, the less your chances for being injured.

How to Find a Playgroup

Moving to a new town means starting from scratch, and if you have a kid or two, that can mean finding a playgroup in your new area. How do you go about finding the right group for your kids, and where can you look? Here are some ways to find the perfect playgroup, so your child can play with other kids, and you can connect with other parents in the area.

Meetup groups: Meetup.com has a lot of different groups available in most areas. All you have to do to find a playgroup is to use keywords (like playgroup + your town), and see what you come up with. There’s a good chance that you’ll have more than a few to select from.

Yelp groups: Kind of like Meetup.com, Yelp.com includes a number of different groups too, and you may be able to find one or even start one (what a great way to meet new people!) in your area. Both sites are definitely worth a look!

Local library: Sometimes, your local library will have information about playgroups in the area. Look for a community bulletin board, or ask a librarian about finding this kind of information.

Local recreation centers: Does your new town have a recreation center? These place are typically meeting spots for all kinds of activities including playgroups. If the center doesn’t offer anything, they might be able to tell you where to find additional details. Sometimes, you do have to register for a group in advance, so keep that in mind.

Ask your pediatrician: When you move to a new town, you’ll have to find a new doctor for your child. Often, these professionals know of different playgroups in town, and they may be able to help you out.

Talk to other parents: If you hit up the local playground and see other parents, don’t be shy. We are often so disconnected in today’s society that we sometimes are bashful when it comes to things like simply reaching out and saying “hello” to someone new — chances are that the mom at the playground is looking for some friends too!

Google it: You’d be surprised what you come up with if you take a few moments to Google words like “your city + playgroup.” A lot of other parents just like you have probably set up some form of online bulletin board where you can find a lot of information for you and your child. Take a moment to explore these groups, and you’ll quickly find what you are looking for!

Exercise classes: While not a traditional playgroup taking place on a playground, exercise classes that have been developed for kids and parents are a great way to meet other moms. Sign up for a yoga or dance or other class, bring your child with you (if it’s child-friendly), and start networking that way. In no time, you’ll have tons of new friends with children that you can socialize and enjoy spending time with!

Moving Long Distance

It can be hard to uproot your family and move to another town, especially if that town is located really far away from your old area. One thing that you can do to alleviate some of the stress is to work with a reliable moving company like Exodus Moving and Storage. Not only will we be happy to provide you with a moving quote that we will stick by, we are also more than happy to help you with every aspect of your move from packing to unpacking. Our goal is to make moving as painless for you as possible, and that includes coordinating every bit of your move, so that you can focus on things like finding playdates for your child, or connecting with other parents that you can become friends with.

It can be really hard to make new friends in a new town, but at least you won’t have to worry about the Denver movers that you hire if you work with Exodus! While getting out there and meeting new people can seem intimidating, you’ll have a much richer life in your new town if you do start networking. Are you looking for a playgroup in your new area? Come and join in the conversation on Facebook — you’re sure to find other people that are in your same situation!

Moving During the Winter? Here are Some Expert Driving Tips

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

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

Working With Denver Movers

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

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

A New Home, A New Diet: How to Do It

Moving to Denver or anywhere else in the world? With a new move comes a lot of new opportunities to reinvent yourself, try things that you may not have tried before, and even start a new diet or lifestyle that interests you. If you have been thinking about a new type of diet for a long time, why not put that diet into place when you move?

A new diet doesn’t necessarily have to mean weight loss either. You can change your diet if you want to try something new, and the good news is that a new diet is relatively easy to do. But where do you begin? Here are some tips on how to start a new diet — you’ll quickly learn whether you love or hate your new lifestyle!

Read and research. Most diets have a background, a reason why they were invented. Let’s take the popular vegan diet. Most vegans do not eat any animal products because they do not believe that humans need to consume animal products. Some vegans stop eating meat for health reasons too, and this might be your motivator as well.

Before you start a diet of any kind, though (whether vegan or Paleo), it’s a good idea to read as much as you can about the diet. This way, you can understand why the diet was created, and how you can immerse  yourself in the ways of the diet without becoming too hungry or nutrient deprived. Reading about a diet before you start is a great way to slowly take part in a food change.

Figure out what to eat. What do most people on this diet eat? Is it a portion control diet or a nutrient diet? Are you taking certain things into consideration like whether or not you need more nutrients or food if you are training?

Do you know what foods to grab when you are at the grocery store, or how to make certain essential things? There are a lot of food blogs that can be found online that will help you figure out all of these details, and it’s a good idea to find some trustworthy blogs before you change your diet.

Will you need to get your family on board, or can you follow a different diet than your family members? This is an important element to consider — especially if you don’t want to make a bunch of different dinners and lunches every day! Is this diet something your family will follow easily too?

Will you need some kind of doctor or nutritionist help? If you have any current health conditions, it’s wise to speak with your doctor before moving to a new diet. Also, a skilled nutritionist can really help where figuring out what to eat and how to balance on your new diet is concerned. Find a nutritionist in your area that has experience with the diet you are exploring, and learn how to build a solid meal plan based on the foods that you are now eating.

Consider moving slowly. You may find that changing your diet completely right away can cause a bit of a shock! Try incorporating a few things here and there, and eventually you can switch to the new diet completely. Just like anything else, slowly is usually better here.

Find other people that are on the same diet. The Internet is great for these things, but you can also use sites like Yelp to find people that are following the same new diet. Sometimes, sharing recipes and talking with people that are going through the same thing can help a great deal — plus, you’ll have new friends to dine with!

Remember to enjoy your diet change. The point of changing the way that you live is to enjoy the new changes, and not to hate them! If you do find a new diet, try it out, and can’t stand to live that way, don’t be too hard on yourself. Instead, realize that this diet might not be for you, and try something else – you have a whole lifetime to explore different diets.

Finding a Colorado Moving Company

So, now that you’ve made up your mind that you want to try a new diet when you move, you’ll have to book a company that can get you to your new home, right? This is where Exodus Moving and Storage comes into play. We are Denver movers that can help you pack up and move anywhere — we can also help you unpack! If you need storage space options, we can help you there too. Just ask.

When it come to moving, you have a great opportunity to try new things and to change your life however you want. Will you be trying out a new diet when you move? What diet intrigues you? Come and find us on Facebook, and let us know what diet you plan to try.

With Exodus, Customer Feedback is Everything.

Because our customer’s complete satisfaction throughout their entire experience with us is our number on one priority, we live for feedback. And with so many convenient online avenues for posting opinions, testimonials and stories about what new clients can expect from our company, sharing your experience with us couldn’t be easier! Immediately following every move we do, we are anxious to read our latest client surveys. It helps us to understand how we are doing with regard to employee performance, schedule timings and the overall value we are providing, everyday. Below you will find just a few of the most popular ways to rate our service and put your own words to your experience with Exodus Moving and Storage.

Yelp (Denver)

Yelp is a totally free, online, urban city guide that was created for the purpose of allowing locals to highlight the best places to go and services to use in their area.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/exodus-moving-and-storage-denver-commerce-city

Yahoo Local (Fort Collins)

Yahoo local is a comprehensive online directory that mainly serves as a kind of yellow pages for local business search and includes detailed business information for a myriad of organizations all over the country.

http://local.yahoo.com/info-19675893-levy-ilan-owner-exodus-moving-storage-fort-collins

Dex Knows (Fort Collins)

Dex Knows is an online directory of companies and people that is both easily searchable and can include short videos about the products and services being highlighted.

http://www.dexknows.com/business_profiles/exodus_moving_and_storage-b545567

Google Maps (Denver)

Google Maps is a database of businesses including their physical listing denoted by a pin drop on a map along with additional details about the company and reviews.

http://maps.google.de/maps/place?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivnscm&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=exodus+moving+and+storage&fb=1&gl=de&hq=exodus+moving+and+storage&cid=12593457488413268796&ei=VUy5TYL5FIvUsga87tXrAw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=placepage-link&resnum=2&ved=0CCgQ4gkwAQ

We would be honored if you would take the time to share your thoughts by using any of the above links. Please share your experience not only with us, but with the world!

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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