Have you just moved to a new town only to find out you’re now expecting a child? That space that might have been perfect for two may now be a little bit crowded, and you may be looking at ways to turn your office into a nursery-office combination. While a baby can seem overwhelming, you should know that you’re in plenty of good company. Many people that live in small city spaces often have to make room for a child, and that means getting clever where nursery space and items are concerned.
But, first, what should you even put in a nursery? And, do you really need all of those expensive items? Here’s a closer look at what you should be buying, what you don’t need, and some things that you may want to add to your space just to make life easier.
Must Have Furniture
A good crib. If there’s one big ticket item that you will want to splurge on, it’s your child’s crib. For the first few years of her life, she’ll be sleeping in the crib that you buy. Some nice features to think about include a crib with a storage drawer (because, let’s face it, nurseries can get really crowded with all of that baby stuff!), and the possibility of converting a crib into a toddler bed at a later time. This way, you won’t have to buy a toddler bed separately when the time comes, so this can be a long-term money saver.
A changing table that’s also a bureau. Here’s another space saving idea for baby — buy a changing table that also acts as a bureau or other kind of storage space. You can store things like diapers and wet naps in the drawers, and use the top of the table to change diapers. Do you need a changing table? Not necessarily. Any sturdy dresser or table will do the trick, but you do want to buy a changing pad that’s thick and can be secured tightly.
Nice to Have Furniture
A rocker or glider. You’ll be spending quite a few nights feeding your baby, and that means that you’ll want something comfortable to sit in. Rockers were popular for many years, but gliders are a more comfortable option these days. You can buy either one new, but used rockers and gliders that work well are still good options. Another idea is to buy a big comfortable chair that you and baby can both snuggle in on those long nights.
A baby swing or cradle. Sometimes, you’ll want to put your baby down, and swings can calm the fussiest babies. Think about buying a swing or purchasing one second hand that will get you through those fussy times (and, hey, you’ll want to take a shower at some point!).
Other Big Ticket Items
Aside from the items that you will have to buy for your nursery, there are some other things that you’ll need to purchase in order to keep baby happy.
A stroller: You can buy really expensive strollers that cost well into the hundreds of dollars, or you can buy one that’s much simpler. What do you really need? It depends on what you plan to do outside, and where you live. If you want to go jogging with your baby on hard terrain, you’ll need a stroller that can keep up. If you want to sled across snow, you’ll need one that can act as a snow glider (yes, they do make these!). You can also buy a basic stroller model with no thrills. Either way, a stroller is something you’ll want to invest in.
Baby monitors: It’s nice to know that baby is sleeping soundly at all times, and a baby monitor is the best way to check on your child from a distance.
Car seat: Now, car seats come with expiration dates, so make sure that the second hand one you’re thinking about buying is still safe.
Moving With Baby
If you will be moving to Denver, or any other area, after baby is born, it will become extra important to work with a moving team that takes care of all the small details for you. Exodus Moving and Storage has been in the moving game for many years now, and we know how to make any moving day fuss-free. We can also pack and unpack for you, so that you can concentrate on making baby’s nursery perfect.
If you need help moving, call Exodus, your Fort Collins movers, and we will provide you with a free moving estimate that we’re happy to stand by. Call us today to set up an appointment, or find us on Facebook for additional information.
Moving can be a hectic time for humans, but it’s also a crazy time for pets. Pets become creatures of habit quite easily, and uprooting an animal from its daily routine or familiar home can be stressful for that animal. Since rabbits tend to be more high strung that a lot of other animals, you’ll want to take extra care to make sure that your bunny is safe and happy during the move. Here’s how to move successfully with a rabbit in tow.
Keep It the Same
New signs, new sounds, new smells — that’s a lot for a bunny to take in! One way you can help your rabbit feel more at home is to get into his normal routine as quickly as possible once you reach the new environment. Start feeding time at the usual time, let him out of the cage when you normally do, and try to keep familiar things around him all the time. It also helps to put a soft blanket in his cage, so that he can burrow into the blanket if he becomes scared during the move.
Before You Move
Consider packing up your rabbit’s things last. If he has any special toys or houses or other items inside of your current house, leave those out until the very last minute. This way, you won’t shock him with too many changes right away.
While You Look for a Home
Be conscious of how your existing pets might like or hate your new home. If you have to make any changes, keep your pets in mind. Try and figure out if they’d like or hate the new layout, and do your best to include enough creature comforts for your pets as possible. Rabbits can adjust rather easily, but they can also become scared quickly. It’s important to take the time to acclimatize your pets as much as possible before, during, and after your move.
Give Him Some Extra Time
When you do arrive at your new home, try and spend some extra time with your pets. Take your bunny out of the cage, let him smell and explore the new home, and let him become familiar with the new surroundings. He’ll quickly begin to associate the new home with your home, and that will make all the difference in the world. If he appears scared, take the time to cuddle and hold him, and walk around the house with him. You’ll see that he quickly adapts!
Steady and Easy Does It
Take things easy when you move with pets. Try and understand that they are nervous about moves, and that they want to explore a new place just as much as you do. When it comes to the actual move, don’t allow movers to move your pets for you. Instead, keep your animals safe and sound until you’ve moved most of your things to your new home. After that, you can begin to move your pets to the new place and introduce them to your new surroundings.
Help With Your Move
If you are moving to Boulder, Exodus Moving and Storage is the best moving team for the job. We can help you pack, unpack, and move everything you own to your new place. We don’t recommend putting your pets on a moving truck, but we will do everything else! We can even unpack for you when you arrive, if that makes your life simpler. You should also know that we offer storage rental spaces in both Boulder and Fort Collins, so you can rent out a space if you can’t fit a few items in your new home.
Call us today to ask us about rental spaces, moving quotes, and anything else that you want to move. In the meantime, make sure to keep bunny safe by taking your time with the move, and keeping things as routine as possible! For movers in Greeley, CO, call Exodus today – we’ll give you a free moving estimate.
There are two ways to move a closet full of clothes. You can remove everything from its respective hanger, and place both the clothes and the hangers in boxes. Or, you can simply move all hanging clothes with the hanger still attached. We recommend the later, since it takes up a lot less space, is simpler to do, and your clothes will be ready to be hung when you arrive at your new destination.
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Here’s how to hang your clothes without removing the hanger from your Fort Collins movers.
You Will Need:
2. Regular garbage bag
3. Clothes on hangers
To Move With Success:
1. Leave the clothes hanging in your closet.
2. Open the trash bag, and place the bottom of the bag around the clothes, so that all clothes are inside of the bag (leave the hanger tops poking out of the bag).
3. Tie off the end of the bag once it is securely over the pile of clothes.
4. Carefully remove the entire batch from your closet.
From there, you can simply move the entire bag of clothes from your current home to your new home quickly and simple. Best of all, when you get to yoru new home, all you have to do is hang the clothes, and remove the garbage bag. How simple is that?
Other Fun Moving Tips
As your Fort Collins movers, we’ve seen a lot of different moving tips and tricks. Here are a few that we think will make your job packing up your home simpler.
– Tape screws and nails to the backs of anything that hangs – whether its a mirror or a clock, having all the hardware in place makes things easier.
– Label everything clearly. Place room labels on all items, so that you (and your Fort Collins movers) will know where to put all of those boxes.
– Move pets and plants first: anything that could be hard to move or might cause some trauma (like moving a pet) should be brought to your new home first. This way, you don’t have to worry about upsetting a pet or tipping over a plant during the move.
– Make moving fun. Consider playing games when you pack, turning the whole trip into a fun game, or stocking up on road games to play during the move.
– Prepare in advance. Perhaps one of the best tips we can give you is to prepare for your move in advance, so that you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.
– Work with experienced movers. As your Fort Collins movers, we will make sure that we are on time, that all things are moved expertly, and that you know all of the details well in advance.
Working With Us
Call Exodus today for a free moving estimate. We promise that our moving estimate will be accurate, and that we will deliver on what we promise. In addition to a moving estimate, we can also provide you with storage quotes for either one of our storage facilities in either Fort Collins or Denver. Call us today for storage rental information.
Whether you’re looking for a long distance moving company or a company to help you move locally, we can help. Find us on Facebook for more information about our long distance moving company services, or to ask us anything!