Posts Tagged ‘moving long distance’

All About Etsy

If you’re planning a move, there’s a good chance that you may want to pick up some new and cute things for your home. Etsy, the artist’s marketplace, is a great website to use to find some really clever and creative items that you may not find anywhere else.

The issue with Etsy is that it can be somewhat difficult to navigate, since there are so many different types of items and different types of people selling those items on the website. Here’s a guide on how to navigate the site, so that you can find that perfect item to add to your new home.

Using Filters and Reading Tags

Artists making handmade goods, and shoppers looking for those goods, have become somewhat frustrated with people selling items on Etsy that aren’t actually handmade. Since anyone can sell things on the site, some people have begun differentiating quality handmade goods with those that are factory made by using tags such as “Handmade in the USA,” or “Authentically Handmade.” You can also set site filters to include items that are handmade only, so that you aren’t looking at items sold in stores or purchased for the purpose of resale on the site.

That said, there are some machine made, or largely manufactured items, on the site that may actually be what you’re looking for. If you can’t find those items where you live, you may be able to find them for a much cheaper price on Etsy. So, don’t count out items that aren’t handmade unless you are looking for that specific handmade touch.

Buying From the World

One of the great things about Etsy is that it’s a true global marketplace. You can find items from other parts of the world like India and Thailand on the site, and those items are often really unique. If you want an item that has a particular feel to it, consider shopping outside of the US. What about safety and shipping woes?

The best way to make sure that you aren’t going to get ripped off is to take a good look at the reviews that other buyers have posted. Each shop lists reviews of items, and a seller that isn’t trustworthy will be called out. Plus, the site shuts down shops that have received too many bad reviews, so there’s some safety in this as well. Just read through those reviews, and note what other people are saying about a particular item. Otherwise, it’s a great deal of fun to purchase something that’s handmade in another country, so give it a try! And if you buy something, make sure to leave an honest review to help out the honest folks on the site!

Looking Carefully at Descriptions

It can be tempting to base purchases solely on photographs. You do have to realize that most people selling items on Etsy have mastered the art of the photograph, and Etsy even provides people with a guide on how to take the best photos (here’s a mental note to make if you ever want to sell anything on the site). This is why you have to read through a description of each item that you are considering buying. Carefully look at details like dimension information, material specifications, and other notes that might be present. This combined with a careful look at the review’s posted should provide you with a clear idea of what you are purchasing.

For the most part, the developers behind the Etsy site have tried to make the site as easy to navigate as possible, though this isn’t always the case. You can now use various filters in order to search for items, and this helps to narrow down the selection. Etsy is also a great place to go if you want an item for your home, but you don’t want to pay retail prices.

Sometimes, handmade goods can be expensive, but other times you can get a much better price and a better quality product by buying something that’s made locally or in another country. If you are moving long distance, buying newer items instead of trying to transport all of your old stuff makes a lot of sense too!

A Free Moving Estimate

Moving is a fun time that should come without any complicated moving problems, and that’s where Exodus Moving and Storage comes in. We’d love to help you move all of your old stuff, or help you store those items in one of our storage facilities in either Denver or Fort Collins. Simply call us today to arrange a meeting, and we will give you a completely free quote that we promise to stick by.

We’d also love to hear what you think about Etsy, and what your user experience has been — come and find us on Facebook to join in the conversation!

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 Long Distance with Children

A long distance move is tough enough. Add kids to the mix, even just one of them, and you could be heading towards disaster! When you and your significant other make the decision to move, you are probably excited for what’s to come, until you tell your kids. Sure, sometimes they’ll be just as excited as the two of you when you tell them you’ll be moving to Fort Collins, but some kids will just plain freak out.

There are a number of reasons that your child might feel this way. Maybe they’re scared about starting in a new school, or they’re reluctant to leave behind their friends. It can be scary for kids who just don’t have the life experience to feel as confident as you do that everything will be just fine. Here are some tips to make sure your child is prepared for the move, and hopefully excited for this new adventure in your lives!

Breaking the News

Sit them down and have a serious conversation, and trick them into thinking they’re part of the decision making process. You don’t have to say, “So should we move?” They’ll possibly say no, and then what will you do when you know you’re moving no matter what? Instead, research the area, and offer them choices of neighborhoods based on the schools that they can attend. When they can choose where they’ll end up, they’ll feel much better, and you’ll feel confident everything will go more smoothly.

If it’s leaving behind all of their friends and loved ones, throw a big party where they create the guest list. Do this before the long distance moving company shows up to box your belongings – you never know whether or not his friends will bring going away presents. Have your child pick out or make something special to remind his friends of him when he is gone. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures, and have them printed and compiled into an album he can flip through when he starts to miss them.

Enlist Their Help Packing

If you aren’t having the moving company pack your boxes, let your child pack her own belongings. Just be sure you take the fragile items out first, packing them up yourself to make sure they arrive at your new home in one piece! Tell your child they are allowed to choose one box to take along in the vehicle you’ll be traveling in – this way, they can have their favorite things at hand for the long car ride, and at hotels along the way in case you’re making stops. The familiar and favorite items will be comforting to them during this time.

Make sure your child labels the boxes well, and takes inventory of what’s inside. If they aren’t of writing age, be sure you do this yourself.

On Moving Day

The chaos of moving day is stressful, especially for kids who might be in trouble from time to time for “getting in the way.” They aren’t really getting in the way at all in their little minds, just “trying to help” or coming to adults to ask questions. If you can, enlist the help of friends and family to take the kids away from the scene of the move. Maybe they can go to their favorite park one last time, or spend the day playing with their best friend before they drive away forever. Not only will it make your move easier for those loading trucks, it will help them cope with the move as well.

On Your Way

Once you’ve headed out to your new home, you’ll want to be sure you have plenty of healthy snacks and a cooler full of water to limit the number of times you have to pull over to heed the cries of “I’m hungry!” While you will probably be hitting a lot of rest areas for bathroom breaks, your wallet will thank you for avoiding the fast food drive-thru lines!

Throw the electronic limits you normally put in place out the window – unless, that is, you want to here, “I’m bored” and “Are we there yet?” 8 zillion times along the journey. Keep them busy with whatever electronics they have at their disposal. If you don’t have car chargers for these things, don’t forget some coloring books, activity books, word searches, reading books, and good old fashioned car games to help them pass the time.

Moving long distance doesn’t have to be a chore when traveling with kids. You just need to make sure they’re comfortable and confident about it, and that they have plenty to keep them occupied!

Strangest Places To Live

As movers in Boulder CO, we’ve heard of some strange places that people live. We’ve also scoured the Internet to compile a list of odd cities and places that you may find bizarre, but some people are happy to call home. If you’re in the mood for a new town, or a new home, take a look at these top strangest places to live — and call us if you need long distance moving company help.

Miyake-Jima, Japan: Miyake-Jima is a small island in Japan that’s complete with water, sunshine, and all of those things that make an island great — there’s just one caveat. This island is literally toxic. The volcano that sits on the island spews sulphuric gas that’s toxic most of the time. Residents are required to wear gas masks, and to carry those masks everyday. So, why would someone live there? Because the Japanese Government pays people a monthly stipend to live, survive, and record information about the island. Creepy!

Kowloon Walled City: Kowloon isn’t far from Hong Kong in China, but it couldn’t be more unique. This walled city looks like something from the set of a horror or sci-fi movie, but people actually lived inside of the city until some 30 years ago. Kowloon was a lawless land inhabited by outsiders that didn’t want to obey laws. After a while of letting the people of Kowloon live inside of the city, the Chinese Government finally tore it down, and forced all of the outlaws to move.

Lily Dale Assembly: In upstate New York is a community of mediums, healers, and those that talk to the dead. The town of Lily Dale is where you want to go for a reading or workshop on anything spiritual or past-life related. Right now, there are more than 200 inhabitants, but thousands pass through this town regularly.

Slab City, California: This is an old abandoned Marine base that’s actually turned into a city of sorts. The people that live in Slab City state that it is the “last free place on earth,” and there are no rules or laws in the city. In Slab City, there are no sewers, toilets, or any other town amenities (no running water either), but plenty of RVs and people looking to live completely off the grid.

Coober Pedy, Australia: At first glance, you might not see anything when you try to find this town. That’s because Coober Pedy is actually underground. Residents live in caves and inside of dug outs in this part of the Australian Outback. Why? Most people went to Coober Pedy in search of Opals, and wound up living underneath the ground because living about the ground was so hard to do due to harsh living conditions.

Chefchaouen: This Moroccan town was painted a pale blue (against white walls) by Jewish settlers that came to the town in the 1930s. The town is aglow in a blue haze, and it’s a popular tourist spot because of the blue hue.

Colma, CA: There are more graves and gravesites in Colma than there are living residents, but that doesn’t bother the 1800 or so people that live in the town.

Working With Exodus

If you’re looking for full-service moving companies in Fort Collins to help you move to anywhere on the planet, make sure to call us for a rate today. Whether you are moving to an underground town or to one of the most populated places on earth, we can help you get there — and just in case your stuff won’t fit into your cave, we offer storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver too.

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 Happiest Jobs Out There

Forbes has just created a list of the happiest and unhappiest jobs, and some of the top jobs on the happy side might surprise you. We’ll focus on the happy jobs here (in case you’re moving long distance and looking for a new job), but we will make sure to add the top unhappy jobs to the bottom too – just in case  you’re tempted with one of those jobs after moving long distance! Take a look!

The Happy Side

  1. The Database Administrator: these people keep watch over sensitive information, but we think it’s the salary (not the stress level) that lands database admins at the top of this list. The average salary here is $79,000.
  2. Quality Assurance Engineers: once again, the salary takes the cake for those people testing software – starting at $70,000 isn’t bad.
  3. Recruiters: you know those people that might be contacting you through LinkedIn if you’re moving to Cherry Creek? Headhunters earn a respectable $51,000 on average, but they also get to meet new people all the time, travel, and are often rewarded for their efforts.
  4. Insurance Underwriters: no, these aren’t writers (those are on the sad list). Underwriters are the ones that decide whether or not you get the insurance coverage you need, and they are paid around $70,000 to do it.
  5. Executive Assistants: these people research all day, schedule meetings, and are basically the right-hands of executive – they are also paid around $50,000.

Most of the jobs on the Forbes happy list are of the engineering sort, which requires a special degree and lots of experience. So, let’s now look at the unhappy list, in case you are moving to Cherry Creek, and aren’t sure what kind of job to pick.

The Unhappy List

  1. At the top of the Forbes unhappy list is the security guard: security guards are often put in danger, but they only earn an average of $27,000.
  2. Bank branch managers: These people incur a lot of stress, and the medium income is around $50,000.
  3. Accountants: Managing people’s money is really stressful, and you have to worry about governments too! The average salary is around $71,000 for an accountant.
  4. Customer service representatives: Dealing with unhappy people all day isn’t fun for anyone. The next time you call a customer service rep, remember this! These people are paid an average of $20,000 per year.
  5. Retail general manager: If you’re the general manager at a retail store, this means that you are dealing with returns, mad people, and general angst all day – yikes! General managers make around $42,000.

Moving to Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is a really nice area with a lot of great jobs, so scope out the marketplace before you find one that you are going to settle on. You may want to pick a job from the happy list and avoid the sad list, unless you know how to handle stress well. Most of the time, people are unhappy with their jobs because they do not allow enough freedom, and because they have to deal with unhappy people and low pay. Those things combined do not add up to happy professions!

When it comes to moving long distance, call your friendly and always happy Exodus moving company team. We will make sure that your move is an easy one, and that all of your stuff arrives where you want it to go on time. If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call, or ask us a question on our Facebook page.

Best Ways to Explore a New Town: And Get Paid for It

Are you moving long distance? You might want to take a few minutes to explore your town (okay, days, and maybe weeks) before you start a new job. That could mean going without pay for a while, but you don’t have to do that – you can actually turn exploring your new town into a job if you play your cards right! Here are some ways that you can check out your new town after moving long distance, and get paid for sight-seeing.

Be a Dog Walker: Do you notice that a lot of people in your area have dogs? Put up some dog walking signs if you like dogs, and you don’t mind walking them, and you could have a new business in no time. Plus, dogs don’t mind where you wander each day, so go where you feel like it – and enjoy the scenery.

Be a Bike Messenger: While we don’t recommend this if you don’t have any really good bike skills, if you know how to ride like a pro, you can do this job. Most bike messenger companies provide cyclists with GPS systems, so you can easily get around while delivering items.

Consider an app like Uber: Sign up to drive people around, and use a GPS system to get where you need to go. You’ll see all kinds of new places, and you can even meet some new people this way.

Lead a running team: Love to run? Got credentials? Put up some fliers to help other people learn how to run, and start heading outside. You’ll see all kinds of great things by exploring running paths.

Enter into a contest or two: So, you may not get any money doing this, but you could win a cash prize, and meet some new friends while you do it. Whatever it is that you do best, there’s bound to be some kind of competition out there for it.

Think about driving a taxi: If Uber isn’t your thing, hook up with an official licensed taxi company and work the day or night shift. If you are moving long distance to a new small town, you could find a cab company that only employes a few people, and this would be a great opportunity to learn the roads.

Be a personal assistant: Running around all day doing errands and picking things up is the best way to get to know your city quickly. A personal assistant with skills also gets paid decently, so think about this line of work for a temporary career.

Work with kids: If there are a lot of stressed out moms in the park and you have kid skills, tell those moms about your babysitting resume. You never know where kids might take you in a day – the playground, schools, museums — you’ll see the whole town before you know it.

Check out a site like Vayable and sign up: Vayable lets people give tours to tourists, and if you are moving to Cherry Creek or another part of town, you could create something really fun for visitors to do – and this would give you a good reason to get out there and explore.

Moving to Cherry Creek

Whether you are moving to Cherry Creek or anywhere else in Colorado, it’s best to get out and explore when you first arrive – and you can make money doing it too. If you need help with your move, call Exodus today, and let us take care of all the small things while you focus on exploring your new town.

How to Buy a Mattress

Are you moving long distance? If you are, you may not want to bring your old mattress with you to your new place. That means that you’ll have to buy a new mattress, but walking into mattress store after store is really an odd experience. It’s difficult to sit on a mattress for a few minutes, and figure out if it’s the one that won’t hurt your back in a week or so. Sure, stores offer return policies on mattresses, but returning a mattress is kind of hard to do too (and most of us never get around to doing it, right?).

To help clear up some of the mattress confusion that can result from moving long distance, here are some ways to buy a mattress without frustration.

  • Don’t pick a mattress according to color and style. Have you ever noticed that some mattresses have fancy black or pink or other colored signs strewn across them, and some even say things like “the Royal Suite mattress?” Yeah, that’s all marketing. Don’t buy a mattress based on the names that companies create – that’s the most important rule, and it’s the one thing that most people ignore the most too.
  • Never buy a mattress that doesn’t come with a guaranty. Some stores will try to sell you a cheaper mattress that doesn’t have a guarantee, but it takes weeks to really break in a new mattress, so make sure you have at least thirty days.
  • Note that a mattress only lasts ten years. If someone tries to sell you something that will “last a lifetime,” don’t buy into this line at all.
  • Skip the mattress pad, the mattress spray, and the other extras. You can just buy the mattress, and there’s a good chance that you don’t need a pad or spray or anything else. And if you are buying a mattress pad, why not just go for a softer mattress?
  • Think about the coil type and steel thickness – not the coil counts, which is why most salespeople tend to talk about.
  • If you sweat a lot at night, you may want to look into natural fibers – a mattress that isn’t made of natural fibers will make you sweat more, so that’s something to think about if it’s hot in your bedroom or if you happen to sweat while you sleep.
  • Most people that don’t like a mattress in the store won’t like it when they get that mattress home either, and it’s within the interest of the salesperson to sell you something that you will like, or you’ll just return it. So, it’s not a bad idea to listen to a sales person.

How About Negotiating?

When it comes to mattresses, or any other large item really, manufacturers simply set the same price across the board for every retailer out there. Some retailers sell mattresses higher, but most simply sell them at the lowest possible price, so you might not be able to negotiate unless you are buying more than one mattress. Unlike cars, most retailers won’t negotiate when it comes to mattresses, but you can always try your luck!

Help Moving Long Distance

If you have decide to bring your old mattress with you when you’re moving long distance, hire a long distance moving company that can move that heavy mattress for you – you don’t want to break your back! Exodus is a long distance moving company that offers everything you could want when it comes to moving from packing to unpacking and including getting your mattress to your new home, up the stairs, and onto your bed frame.

Call us for moving prices and quotes — and let us know what you need help with when it comes to moving!

Moving Your Business? Think About Hiring Freelancers

If you’re in the process of moving your company, there’s a lot to do in order to make sure that your office looks just as good in the new place as it did in the old one. But some things about your office can change, and those things might just benefit your company as a whole in the long run. One of the shifts that many business owners go through when moving a business is the hiring of new employees.

Chances are that if you’re moving long distance or even a short distance, some of your existing employees may not want to make that move with you. This means that you have to hire new people, but instead of going the same route to hire in-office employees, consider the benefits of hiring freelancers.

When A Move Is Necessary

A lot of companies move in order to downsize. If the office space that you’re renting has become too expensive or there’s just not enough room, you’ll have to figure out a way to move, save money, and possibly cut back on expenses if your company isn’t doing too well at the moment. A freelancer can give you that flexibility. While a freelancer can still be on the payroll, these people do not have to occupy physical office space, so you can rent out a smaller office.

The Cost Benefits

The real benefit to hiring a freelancer is that you will save money in doing so. How? A freelancer doesn’t have to be part of your company insurance plan, and you don’t have to include this person in the same payment plan either. Often, freelancers have set contract rates, and these can be much lower than hiring a person with a full-time salary.

When to Look for a Freelancer

Freelancers have more flexibility than full-time employees, so hiring freelancers when you need an extra hand makes good sense. It also pays to have a lineup of reliable freelancers that you can call whenever you need some additional help on hand – so treat the freelancers that you do hire right.

It also pays to hire a freelancer when you don’t have anyone on staff that can complete a specific project or do something as well as the freelancer you have in mind. That said, though, it’s always important to hire the right person for the job – and never hire anyone based on their geographic location! With so many ways to communicate with anyone in the world, there’s really no need to restrict yourself to one area when it comes to hiring the best expert for the job.

Moving Long Distance for Work

If you are looking into moving long distance because the company you work for is moving, consider branching out and becoming a freelancer – as you can see, there are two sides to this coin! If you happen to be moving to Boulder, and you are searching for a Boulder moving company, be sure to call the team at Exodus Moving and Storage. We know how important getting your things packed, moved, and to your new location on time is, which is why we pride ourselves on being one of the top picks for a Boulder moving company available.

While you decide on a move, consider the possibility of moving your staff around as well by incorporating some freelancers into the mix. Even though the traditional office was once made up of in-house workers, all of that has changed with technology, and now the best of both worlds is within your reach.

Why Hiring an Interior Decorator Makes Sense

Sometimes, hiring an interior decorator makes good sense. If you’re toying with the idea of working with an expert, here are some reasons why hiring an interior decorator makes sense.

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Interior Design CC Photo Courtesy of Associated Fabrication

1. Increase home appeal: buyers that walk into a professionally decorated home will be awed by all the style. Even if the home won’t stay the way that you make it once it’s sold, the eye always buys.

2. A professional will see all the holes and cracks that you don’t see. Sometimes, simply patching up the small things means making a home look much better all around.

3. Someone to oversee construction. Even though designers aren’t project managers, having a design on staff and helping you create the overall look of your home while another crew is working on an addition or other part of your home is a good idea. Plus, designers with good contractor relationships can help bridge the communication gaps.

4. Avoid making costly mistakes. You might think that carpet in the bathroom makes sense, but a designer will help you avoid those expensive mistakes. How can mistakes be expensive? It will cost you a good amount to remodel a design gone wrong, or to rip up that carpet, but you can save on those costs by doing it right the first time.

5. Designers have great contacts. An interior designer that’s been working in the industry for a while will have good contacts with furniture retailers, contractors, plumbers, and pretty much everyone else that’s involved in the design or redesign of a home – and contacts means discounts on those great things you want for your house.

6. Possibility of increasing the cost of your home. If you are trying to sell your home, a designer could help you raise that selling price. How? Simple things that add a lot of curb or inside home appeal will help. If you don’t have the decorating gene, it’s probably best to hire a designer to put it all together the right way.

7. Experience. Working with someone that’s been decorating and designing for a few years means getting all of that experience, and using those honed skills to make your places as stunning as it should be.

When to Hire a Designer

When should you hire that designer? If you are trying to sell a home, want to decorate a new home, or need to change the look of the home that you are currently living in, it’s time to hire an interior designer. The cost of a designer can range from hundreds to thousands depending on where you live, how much expertise the designer has, and what you want to do, but any designer should be willing to work with your budget. Some designers will even let you work with them room-by-room or piece-by-piece. Remember, there’s no real rush unless you are moving long distance, or need to finish a certain part of your home.

When you do sell your home, Exodus, your Colorado moving company, can help you move into your new home. As your Colorado moving company, we can also help you pack, or store things at our Denver or Fort Collins storage facilities whether you’re moving locally or moving long distance. Call us today, and we’ll provide you with a free estimate. Aside from calling your Colorado moving company to help you get where you need to go, consider hiring a professional interior decorator to help you sell your home. We’d like to hear about your experiences with decorators, so leave us a note here (or check us out on Facebook).

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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Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Littleton, CO 80120
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