At Exodus Moving and Storage, we want to help you with all aspects of moving from packing and unpacking to getting where you need to go. One part of moving is uncluttering your home before you start packing, and that can mean (for the ladies!) getting rid of some old cosmetics.
If you haven’t gone through your cosmetics in a while, there’s no better time to do so than right before you move – why bother moving a bunch of stuff that you really don’t need anymore, or just isn’t good? After all, the residential moving companies that you are going to call will have one less thing to move if you get rid of some stuff!
Here are some of our best tips for getting rid of old makeup, creams, and other things!
- Mascaras and eyeliners that are more than six months old should just be tossed out. You can save one clean brush from a mascara tube for your eyebrows (a really cheap way of repurposing the brush for an eyebrow comb!), but the rest of those tubes should be thrown out.
- Lip glosses and liners that are more than one year old should be thrown out. Lipstick is up to you – typically, lipstick that is more than a year old can be thrown out too, but few of us use entire tubes of lipstick that are vivid or for special occasions in one year, so you can hang onto those as long as they are in good shape.
- Pressed powder doesn’t last more than two years – if it has started to crack and cake, it’s time to toss it.
- Eyeshadow tends to last longer, so you can hang onto this unless you hate the color, and then you should just toss it. (Then why did you buy it in the first place?)
- Nail polish will start to separate and look really strange after about a year, so you may want to get rid of any polish when this begins to happen. Take a good look at your nail polish collection, and just get rid of those things that don’t look all that appealing.
- Any kind of liquid foundation shouldn’t be kept past three years. If you have some older foundation that you’re still hanging onto, it’s probably going to make your face break out! So, get rid of that liquid foundation if it has surpassed its shelf life (tip: keep foundations in the refrigerator for longer shelf life!).
- Sponges: really, don’t keep any sponges for more than a week. After one week, makeup sponges simply start to gather bacteria, and that’s definitely not good for your complexion!
- Perfumes: experts say that most perfumes start to lose their scent after one year, but if you’ve spent a lot of money on a perfume bottle, nobody can blame you for keeping it longer than that period of time. Instead, just throw away perfume that no longer smells the same or has lost its scent completely.
When to Toss
We all buy makeup that we never wear. Sometimes its a strange shade that we thought we loved but really didn’t, and sometimes we just never wind up wearing what we bought (because everything looks better in that huge makeup store, right?). Either way, getting rid of any makeup that you just don’t wear makes sense. You don’t have to throw it away if you have someone to give it to (would your friend, sister, or mother like those things that you no longer like?), or you can simply put it in the recycling.
Taking the time to go through all of your cosmetics is a really good way to clean up your makeup bag before you move, and this way you will have less to move (and more room to add stuff to your bag!). While we can’t help you with makeup, we can help you when it comes to moving boxes, packing, unpacking, and even storage. Exodus Moving and Storage is one of the top residential moving companies with storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver that you can rent and use, so give Exodus Moving and Storage a call today.
The website Mashable has just published an interesting report titled ‘What $1500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities.” As you might have suspected, this article shows you what the average apartment would look like across the U.S., and the results are really quite shocking.
If you’re planning on moving to Fort Collins, you can expect to get a good deal for your $1500 bucks, but that’s not the case if you’re moving to NYC!
Take a look at some of the cities that Mashable has researched.
– Washington D.C.: planning on moving to D.C.? You can expect to get a one bathroom studio for $1500 – yikes!
– San Francisco: San Francisco might be fun to visit, but this city isn’t a blast if you have to plunk down $1500 for a studio with one bathroom and a two-burner stove (in other words, a seriously small kitchen).
– Boston: you’re not going to get a lot more in Boston than you would in San Francisco, but at least you will get a one bedroom instead of a studio (that two-burner stove might still be a possibility, though).
– Missoula, Montana: if you are looking for a place to move to (don’t forget to call your long distance movers to help you out!), Missoula might be the place for you. Missoula residents can find four-bedroom apartments that span roughly 1800 square feet in that part of Montana – not bad at all.
– Omaha, Nebraska: Omaha is comparable to Missoula if you’re looking for space. Mashable estimates that you can get a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, house that’s approximately 1400 square feet in size for $1500.
– Miami, Florida: to live in the sun in Miami, be ready for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at around 715 square feet – a little bit better than San Francisco and New York City, but not spectacular.
Moving to Fort Collins
So, what can you expect to find in Fort Collins if you are moving to Fort Collins and you want to rent? For around $1200 in Fort Collins (according to the website Northern Colorado Rentals), you can find a two bedroom place with two bathrooms – that’s not bad at all! In fact, Fort Collins is an affordable place to live with a lot to offer couples, families, and individuals.
We also want to point out that our town is ideal if you plan to open a business. There’s a really strong sense of local business and loyalty to local businesses here in Fort Collins, and your business is welcome in our community. In short, don’t discount Colorado if you are thinking of moving long distance. While you can move to a place like Omaha, Colorado has a lot to offer where work, life, and the great outdoors is concerned.
What a Long Distance Moving Company Can Do
We know that it’s hard to move long distance! That’s why our long distance moving company has developed strategies to make your move simpler. In addition to helping you move all of your things, Exodus Moving and Storage also offers packing and unpacking services. Just think of how much simpler moving will be with some help from expert packers! We also know that you can’t always bring everything with you when you move, and that’s why we’re happy to offer you storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver.
If you are looking for a new place to move to, make sure to consider how much you can get for a certain price in various parts of the world. You may find a new town by matching what you can afford with finding a suitable home, or you may just discover that the rent prices where you live are decent after all. Either way, we can help by being your reliable long distance moving company. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free price quote, or find us on Facebook to ask any questions that you might have.
Have you seen the hashtag #getupstandup lately? The tag was created by the Bob Marley family, and it’s purpose is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ album. Since we love anything that has to do with moving at Exodus Moving and Storage – and we dare you not to move when you listen to this song – we thought that we’d share the amazing response that the Marley family got to the creative #getupstandup hashtag.
Bob Marley CC Photo Courtesy of monosnaps
The Tag Turnout
Bob Marley fans from around the world used the hashtag to showcase pictures of peace, protest, and other moments in time. The Marley family then took all of those photos, pieced them together, and created a YouTube video featuring the lyrics to Marley’s famous song in addition to the photos that were posted. The result of this montage is a new video for the old song that sings to today’s most important causes.
The video is both a moving tribute to Bob Marley and to today’s important reasons to get up and stand up. Fans wrote out various sections of Marley’s famous lyrics, and posted those lyrics on Instagram for the family to see. If you have the time, and you want to get up and stand up, take a look at the YouTube video.
Some Amazing Facts
Even though Bob Marley’s album ‘Legend’ was created back in 1984, the songs from that particular album have been popular around the world since the album was created. This week, that album rose to the top of the Billboard charts for the first time in thirty-eight years. The rise was in part due to a push by Google Play. Google was selling the album for ninety-nine cents this week in order to commemorate the anniversary.
It’s pretty hard to find someone that hasn’t heard at least one Bob Marley song, and chances are that the song they have heard came from the Legend album. There aren’t a lot of musicians that can boast the same kind of worldwide fame – especially considering how long Bob Marley has been dead. So, why is this singer so popular?
The Marley Magic
Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy, is partly responsible for the constant popularity of Bob’s music. Ziggy has been working to promote his father’s legend since the death of Bob Marley in 1981. But, Ziggy isn’t solely responsible for Marley’s popularity. Bob Marley songs give people a reason to, well, get up and stand up. It’s hard not to tap your feet to a Marley tune, and those that hear the reggae beats for the first time have a hard time not wanting more, in most cases.
As evidenced by the new YouTube video, people are still willing to stand behind Bob Marley, and to fight for what they believe in. Even if you didn’t take part in the #getupstandup hashtag campaign, you can still enjoy Bob Marley’s tunes – in fact, Marley often makes the top “best music to move to” lists. So, we recommend popping in some Bob Marley while you cruise to your new home or pack up those boxes. If you need some inspiration, just take a look at the YouTube video mentioned above – you’ll be up and packing fragile things in no time!
Getting Ready to Move
When it comes to choosing Denver moving companies to move your things from your current location to a new one, make sure to choose those Denver moving companies that you can trust. Take a look around our website for information about what we offer, and for help with moving and packing. As one of the top Denver moving companies, we are also happy to offer storage spaces for rent in both Denver and Fort Collins – just in case you can’t take everything with you to your new location.
Exodus Moving and Storage is also a long distance moving company, so make sure to ask us about our rates when it comes to moving a long way. Whether you are in search of a long distance moving company, or a short distance moving company, our goal is to help you move to your new home with as little stress as possible. Feel free to call us for a free quote, or ask us any question that you have on Facebook.
In the meantime, let us know: what Bob Marley song gets you up and moving?
We love our furry friends, don’t we? For most people, pets are like children, and we treat them just like a member of our family. We make sure they eat only the best food that they’re well-groomed at all times, and have all of the best toys – some might even call them spoiled!
Cat CC Photo Courtesy of Magnus Bråth
But what do you do when you have to move internationally? Rest easy – it is possible to move abroad with your pet, safely and hassle-free! It just takes a bit more research, working with a long distance moving company, and some planning ahead to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Let’s look at some things to consider when you’re facing an international move with your beloved pet.
Health and Well-being
This is of utmost concern. If you have an older animal, it is even more crucial you ensure their health. Your move is most likely going to involve traveling by airplane, and the older your animal is, the more likely they will be negatively affected. Talk to your vet – they can discuss all of the things you should watch out for, and offer tips to avoid your animal becoming sick or worse. If your animal is too old for air travel, you’ll have to decide what the next step should be.
While you’re at the vet’s office, you should discuss another important issue – vaccinations. Many countries require specific vaccinations are received prior to arrival in their country, so you’ll need to make sure that your animal receives these vaccinations, and that you have the documentation proving you’ve gotten them. Do your homework online first to see what the specific country’s requirements are regarding vaccinations.
Laws and Regulations
Once you’ve determined your animal is healthy enough to make the trip, you’ll want to review your destination country’s policies on traveling animals. While you know you’ll need documentation on the animal’s vaccinations and health from your vet, there are other things you might require. Some countries require the animal is quarantined for a specific period of time, and some ask that you pay a fee to allow the animal entrance to their country.
Look for the phone number or email of your new country’s consulate. Contact the consulate office to find out all you need to do – otherwise, you’ll find that your animal is denied entrance, and that can be a very heart-breaking thing to go through (often, your pet will be detained until all necessary shots have been administered).
It isn’t just the rules of the new country you need to worry about. When you are going to be traveling by air, you need to make sure you’re abiding by all of the airline’s rules and regulations as well. Most of the time, your animal will be relegated to the cargo hold. You want to be sure that you’re keeping your beloved furry friend in the proper carrier as spelled out by the airline so as to adhere to their cargo policies. Don’t worry – this is not a bad thing, especially for animals that get stressed out easily. A crowded cabin is worse for an animal with anxiety than the dark cargo area!
You’ll want to ask the airline if the cargo hold is appropriate for your pet – is it properly pressurized for live animals, and is the temperature properly regulated? If the answer is no, you’ll want to find a new airline. Animals spending too long in a cold cargo hold that isn’t properly pressurized can spell disaster!
Steps You’ll Need To Take
If your pet is typically anxious when traveling or gets car sick, you can talk to your vet about the best way to combat this problem in the air. Is there a medication your pet can take prior to takeoff that can soothe them, or make it so they don’t get sick?
How does your pet feel about its carrier? If there is an aversion to the carrier, now is the time to train them. Each day, a few weeks leading up to your trip, force your pet to get inside and take a drive around town. The goal is to make it regular and comfortable over time. Make the experience easier by placing a beloved toy and a comfortable, warm blanket inside. Each time your pet gets into the carrier, be sure to reward them with treats!
Don’t forget to clearly mark the carrier with identification tags. An improperly marked container could mean that you have a hard time hooking up with your pet upon arrival to your new country.
International moves are hard enough, and having a pet can complicate this tremendously. However, know that proper preparation will make the process go a lot more smoothly. While you’ll need to worry about your pet, trust Exodus Moving and Storage with the transport of your belongings. As a seasoned long-distance moving company, we will make sure that you and your things arrive safely.
You have enough to worry about! Contact Exodus Moving and Storage (your long distance moving company) today for an estimate.
As you might have read recently, Toyota is moving its main headquarters from California to Texas. As a Denver moving company, we’ve moved lots of businesses from one spot to another, but how does a company as large as Toyota move from California to Texas? That’s a big move, after all! Further, why does Toyota want to move from California to Texas? Here’s a closer look from your Denver moving company.
Toyota CC Photo Courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões
The Big Move
Toyota wants its company headquarters to be located closer to where the action takes place, and in the Toyota car industry, that action happens at the assembly plant – which happens to be in Texas. So, it makes sense for Toyota to keep a closer eye on what’s happening at the assembly plant, which is one of the reasons why Toyota decided to move to Texas.
Another reason why the company is making the move has to do with corporate culture. In a statement made to Forbes, a Toyota representative told press that the company wanted to combine corporate headquarters with engineering and design, and that couldn’t happen if the corporate part of Toyota was in California while the engineering and design parts of the company were in Texas. So, the corporate team is moving to Texas.
What can this move teach other businesses? Mostly that there’s a time to move, and there are some good reasons why packing up and moving any company, large or small, makes a good deal of sense – if your goal is corporate cohesiveness, that’s a pretty good reason to move.
Making the Move
Toyota’s corporate headquarters is big – huge – and it will require quite a bit of packing and relocating. The company will likely hire movers to help with this transition (much like your Denver moving company), and corporate employees will make the move with their families to homes found and paid for by Toyota – most likely. If you are thinking about moving any part of your business, it’s a good idea to hire a long distance moving company to help you out – can you imagine how long it would take Toyota to move its headquarters if the company had to do it all with the help of just employees? That would be total chaos!
A long distance moving company can make the move much simpler, and you can also rest assured that all of your office equipment will arrive intact and on time – a relief if you have expensive office machinery of any kind. Exodus Moving and Storage offers full-service moving services including packing and moving anything you need to get from point A to point B. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve moved a lot of different types of corporate offices, too, so we know how to get you there in one piece.
Lessons from Toyota
If you’re thinking of following in Toyota’s footsteps, make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or to find out how we can help you move your office. We know that a move can be intimidating – especially if you are trying to move your corporate headquarters from one area to another, but we’re here to make that move simpler. Take a tip from Toyota, and hire a moving company to help you out – and also realize when a move makes good sense.
Call us today for information, or find us on Facebook.
If your kids are moving to Fort Collins to attend college or anywhere else in the world, you may be feeling sad and full of anxious feelings. Relax, these feelings are perfectly normal! Plus, there are things that you can do before your kids leave to feel better about the whole move.
Campus CC Photo Courtesy of Will Hart
Here’s some help from Exodus Moving and Storage when it comes to facing an empty home for the first time.
1. Book some time with your child: spend some time alone with your kid prior to the big college move. If you don’t have any time before the move, book a family vacation or other event during a holiday when your child will return home – maybe a thanksgiving vacation is in order this year!
2. Make sure that your child spends an adequate amount of time with his or her siblings too. If your kids will be separated for a year, it’s important that they get quality time with each other.
3. Consider purchasing a special gift for your grad. Going away to college is a hard thing to do, and your child will feel isolated and lonely at first. Buying him or her something cozy and warm to remember you by is a really good way to make them feel secure, even when they are far away.
4. Prepare yourself for some quiet and free time. It may be a good idea to sign up for a few classes, find some things to do, and occupy your time now that your home will be relatively empty.
5. Spend some time with your partner. If you are married, look ahead to the days without your child as an opportunity to date your husband or wife, and to have some fun. If you’re not married, now you will have the time to date someone new, or explore the dating scene a bit.
6. Get a hobby. Find something that you love to do and start doing that thing. Otherwise, the days will seem endless and stretch on without something to occupy your time.
7. Connect with other parents: it helps to speak to other people going through the same thing!
Preparing Your Child for College Life
Before moving to Fort Collins or any other place, your child should have some basic life skills. Things like teaching your kid how to do the laundry, use a bank machine, and cook some meals are all important and essential. Otherwise, your child will be lost – but, then again, you’re just a phone call away, so make sure that your child knows you are never too far away.
If you are trying to prepare your child for moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, consider hiring movers to help. As Loveland movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has moved plenty of college students to many different areas, and we’re happy to be your Loveland Movers too. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or for additional information about how we can help your child move to his or her new college home.
It has long been known that living a sedentary lifestyle can put people at a greater risk for Type II Diabetes and for developing heart disease. But, moving throughout the day is also important for your mental well-being. Staying confined to a desk or sitting down all day long is hard on your body.
Yoga CC Photo Courtesy of Taro Taylor
While we typically focus on moving things like boxes as your Boulder movers, Exodus Moving and Storage is all about your well-being in all aspects of life, so here are a few different kinds of moving tips for you to check out!
How to Move At Work
Many workplaces are a lot better than they were in past years where exercise is concerned. Some offices provide employees with desks that can be raised (so that employees can stand up while working), and other offices give employees discounts on neighborhood gyms and exercise programs. But if you happen to work in a place that doesn’t do any of these things, you can still make an effort to move during the day while you are at work.
1. Stand up and stretch in all directions: bend down and touch your toes, reach for the sky, do a few air squats, and move your arms all around – sure, people might look at you funny at first, but we’re betting your colleagues soon join in the fun.
2. Go outside during your lunch break. Many of us have formed the bad habit of eating at our desks. While it might seem like eating lunch at your desk is the best and fastest way to get through that stack of work, the truth is that getting up and walking around outside will help you generate a creative spark much better and faster than sitting at a desk all day.
3. Make your break time exercise time. Bring running shoes to your office, and go for a run or walk during any break that you have. All it take is fifteen minutes of fresh air and sunshine to feel better and gain energy.
4. Start a sports program at work. Company teams are a lot of fun, so why not start one?
5. Try squatting at your desk instead of sitting in a chair. Take ten minutes, remove your chair, and just sit in a squat – your quadraceps will thank you, and your whole core will feel tighter as a result.
Why Moving Matters
Humans weren’t meant to sit at desks all day (really!), and our bodies can take a real beating when we are forced to sit down all day and stare at a screen. Not only does a sedentary lifestyle lead to things like high blood pressure and diabetes, but your muscles can start to cramp up and your mind can become fatigued just by sitting down all day long. It can be hard to get used to moving regularly at first (if you aren’t used to it), but five to ten minutes per day is all it takes. Once you get into moving on a regular basis, you’ll crave those minutes!
If you need help moving things like furniture and boxes, that’s where Exodus Moving and Storage can really lend a hand. Our Boulder movers will get your stuff where it needs to go quickly and expertly, and you can count on our Boulder moving company to be there when you expect us. Call our team of Boulder movers today for a quote or additional information, and see why our Boulder moving company is loved by all of our clients.
You can also find Exodus Moving and Storage on Facebook – we look forward to connecting with you there too. In the meantime, get up and move!
If you’re moving to Fort Collions to attend college, or anywhere else, there are a few things you need to know about dorm life! Meeting your roommate for the first time, using a communal shower and bathroom, and understanding how to survive while sharing a very small room are all essential to a positive first semester experience. Whether you’re moving to Boulder or anywhere else to live in your first dorm room, take a look at these tips first.
College CC Photo Courtesy of Chris Potter
1. Try to reach out to your new roommate before you arrive on campus. Some schools will provide you with the full name of your roomie, and with the Internet you can pretty much find anyone. Reach out, connect, and get to know your new roommate from a distance if you can.
2. Figure out what will make your life easier. For the most part, this includes storage bins and other storage options; cooking utensils and equipment that you will need; and lots of clean linens and towels – -and don’t forget to buy a shower tote.
3. Figure out what you really don’t need (or what will seem silly once you arrive on campus). You may think that you need your entire stuffed animal collection, but you probably don’t. Pick one or two things, and leave the rest of those things that you think you can’t live without at home (you can always pick up stuff you left behind at a later time).
4. Pack only the clothes that you will need. Most first-year’s bring their entire wardrobe to school during the fall semester – this isn’t necessary. Only bring that stuff that you will need during the fall season. You can ask your parents to ship the rest of your things to you, or you can bring your winter clothes to school when you go home for a visit.
5. Realize that you can purchase items near your school. Really, you don’t need to worry if you didn’t pack everything – chances are that there’s a big store right around the corner.
6. Have a few things ready to wear – just in case you don’t unpack all of your stuff in time for class, it never hurts to have a few outfits ready to go.
7. Go with disposable. You should be eating most of your meals with friends in dining halls and at restaurants, but it’s never a bad idea to bring a few disposable plates and some silverware. There’s a good chance that washing dishes will be hard to do, and you don’t want to be “that person” that leaves a stack of plates in a kitchen sink!
8. Ask friends for help. If you’re moving to Boulder, ask your friends in that area to help you move if you don’t want to hire a moving company (which will make life easier if you don’t have a friend with a truck!).
Some Quick Storage Tips
You won’t have space to store everything that you have at home, so take some advice and storage tips from us!
• Leave some stuff behind. Seriously, you won’t use half of it.
• Switch clothes according to the season.
• Store stuff under your bed with storage bins.
• Consider a footlocker (or trunk)
• Buy organizational bins for your desk.
These storage tips should help, but we can help you even more – Exodus Moving and Storage offers large storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins in case you need to store anything that you can’t fit in your dorm room. Of course, Exodus Moving and Storage also provides full- service moving services should you need some help moving into your new room.
Above all – have fun with your new dorm room experience, and call Exodus Moving and Storage if you need any help with moving!
Sprucing up your home in order to sell it is a good idea, and it can be a very positive thing. But there are a few decorating mistakes that are commonly made – and those mistakes might quickly turn away potential buyers.
Gaudy Bathroom CC Photo Courtesy of rick
1. An empty entrance. When buyers walk into a home, they shouldn’t be bombarded with tons of stuff, but ignoring the entrance is bad too. Make sure to add a run and a vase or two, and fresh flowers never hurt either.
2. Cabinets that are simply old. If there’s one spot in your home that you should invest some money in pre-sale, it’s your kitchen. Older cabinets that have a dingy look to them aren’t interesting, and won’t attract buyers.
3. Too much extravagance in the bathroom. From marbled glass sinks to bathtubs that just look bizarre, to putting carpet under a toilet, you shouldn’t sink too much money into the bathroom space.
4. Bold and odd wall colors. If you like the idea of Christmas year round, that’s great, but don’t paint your walls dark red and green! It’s easier for buyers to visualize what a space would look like with their stuff if that area is free of clutter and painted a neutral shade or white.
5. Clutter. When you live somewhere, clutter may not bother you at all, but it will be an eyesore to anyone looking at purchasing your home. If you have hundreds of photos cluttering up shelves or your walls are filled with knickknacks, it might be time to take some down.
6. Cords and cables galore. Everyone has some cords and cables, that’s the nature of owning anything electronic. But, you can usually tuck those things away by placing them behind furniture, putting them through a specially cut hole, or finding cords that are the same color as your walls.
7. No cabinets at all. Some people think that removing kitchen cabinets completely is better than leaving up old cabinet doors – not true unless your dishes are immaculate! Otherwise, that space that’s left open will collect dust and dirt and just look messy and unappealing.
8. General dirt. It might be a good idea to hire a housekeeper to clean up your place before you put it on the market – not really a decorating faux pas, but something to consider all the same.
9. Colored built-ins. The problem with painting your built-in cabinets a really bold color is that they are built-into your walls! That means that the person buying your house will have to find a way to paint around the cabinets, so that those colors are taken down a few notches.
10. Packed closets. It’s been proven that buyers prefer to look inside of closets that aren’t full but are half-full. Why? Because seeing some clothes and other items allow the imagination to wander.
Moving Out Of Your New Space
When you do sell your home, call Exodus Moving and Storage to help you move out of your old place, and into your new one. Exodus Moving and Storage also offers large storage spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, so you can store anything that you can fit into your new home. We’re also happy to help you pack up your current home, so that you can move into your new place.
To find out what Exodus Moving and Storage has to offer, call us today for a free moving quote. For the most part, your home will only need a few minor décor details and repairs before you put it on the market. Don’t make the mistake of over-decorating!
CC Photo Courtesy of Ian Turton
If you’ve just found the perfect home, you may be wondering whether or not the alarm system that currently exists inside of that home is safe. After all, the prior owners know where the house is armed, how it’s armed, and what the existing codes are. But, you shouldn’t scratch a home off of your list just because of an existing alarm. Follow these tips instead.
1. Call the alarm company, and explain that you are the new owner of the home. This way, the company can change codes, tell you what else you need to change, and go through a complete walkthrough of your home with you.
2. Ask the previous owners about any prior break-ins. If there are some holes in the existing security plan, you’ll want to be sure to patch those as soon as possible.
3. Consider the age of the alarm system. If the system is old, you may want to replace it entirely. If it’s new, an upgrade might still be a good idea.
4. Change the codes right away – you should change the home keys too, just to be safe. You never know who might have the current keys or codes (friends, neighbors, relatives), so change everything to be sure that nobody will walk in when you’re home alone!
Questions to Ask
Aside from finding out whether or not the home has been burglarized before, you’ll want to find out where all the alarm systems are located throughout the house, if any doors have been reinforced, and other details. If the alarm is particularly complex, ask the previous owner how to use the alarm, what quirks might happen, and whether or not things like dogs or cats set off the alarm.
Houses are sold with alarm systems every day, and new homeowners never have any problems – but it never hurts to be safe. So, make sure to go through the tips listed above, and find out all you can about a system that already exists. Also, don’t feel as though you have to stick with the alarm system or the company that was pre-chosen. You can always mix things up by buying a different alarm, or working with a new company. The idea is to make sure that you feel safe in your new surroundings, and that can only happen if you know how your home is protected inside and out.
Getting to Know Your New Town
There’s nothing like exploring a new town, but before you move check out the statistics. Find out if the neighborhood you’re looking at is safe, what the percentages are, and how many homes in your area have been broken into. A lot of these details are available online, through real estate agent offices, and elsewhere, and you never can be too safe.
When it comes to getting to your new Colorado town, Exodus Moving and Storage is the moving company to call. We offer full-service moving solutions and free estimates, so you can sit back and get ready to enjoy the new town that you are about to call home. We’ve also compiled a few details about moving to a new place on this blog, and you’ll find plenty of information about other things too – like the best fairs in Colorad.
If you do have any questions about Exodus Moving and Storage or want to get a free estimate, make sure to give us a call, or “like” us on Facebook to see our updates and learn more about this great state. Remember, when it comes to moving into a house with an old alarm system, making sure that everything is safe is the most important thing to do – take it from your friends at Exodus Moving and Storage!