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Pool Table Praise

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Not only are we expert movers but we can also assist you during your house remodeling projects. Because we pay close attention to the details of your move and are eager to help you every step of the way, we are also able to assist when it comes to moving things in your home to make room for reorganization and construction. Our capabilities are endless when it comes to the situations that are often forgotten like: “how will we get that oversized pool table out of the basement?” Doing a premier job is our goal and we know we are achieving it when we receive notes like these:

Hi all !

Just wanted you to see how great the Exodus guys are.  Here they are taking apart our pool table (in our ugly unfinished basement – which is now beautiful by the way).  Also, there are pics of how they protected our house when they moved the things up out of the basement to get it ready for remodeling.   Honestly we were so very impressed!

Sincerely,

The Bernhardts

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Dollar Signs & Peace of Mind

crop_Comparing-damage-ratiosThe contents of your home are a combination of two types of items; things you can put a price on and things you cannot. And while it may be easy enough to have an antique expert tell you that your 18th century Baroque chaise is valued at $8,000, who could put a sentimental value on that odd desk lamp given to you by your college roommate for graduation? The reality is you can’t usually put a dollar figure on the things that matter most.

Valuation is the determination of the economic value of an asset.  This concept is thrown around heavily when it comes to selecting a mover. Though there are many different kinds of insurances, from limited to full, at Exodus, we believe this to be the wrong focus.

Like most moving companies, we offer these options. We want to give you the chance to purchase additional coverage to increase your level of comfort.  And while it’s great to have insurance, wouldn’t it be that much better to have your stuff arriving on time in one piece? In an effort to provide a more complete kind of peace of mind, we work a little harder to minimize your need for these insurances. By taking pride in what we do, we have been able to maintain a damage ratio that is less than a quarter of the industry average. This means that our measure of income to damage claims is significantly lower than most other moving companies. So while you can put a dollar value on your things, by selecting a company that cares, you can put real value on what is most important to you.

Lose Clutter to Save Sanity

From the moment you decide to move, the tension seems to build. You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t find the process of relocation emotionally and physically exhausting. But there are a few things you can do right from the start to insure that your move is a much simpler experience.

Get Organized. As soon as you make the choice to move, whether its in 6 months or 6 days, we suggest making a list of what needs to be done. This list can include everything from selecting a moving company to changing utilities over to your new address. By doing this in the beginning, you will be less likely to forget something once the clock has started to run down.

Clear Out. Moving is a great time to clear out the clutter. This includes the things you have in your home or office as well as anything you may already have in storage. Create a 3 category system: to keep, to sell or donate, to recycle or toss. Everything you own should fit into one of these categories. Within the “to keep” section you will of course have things you need to take with you for immediate use and things you need to store. Be as brutal with this section as possible! If you are not using something immediately and you probably won’t need it this year, perhaps it’s time to clear it out.  Keep in mind the more you are able to clean out before your move, the less you will have to deal with once you reach your new location.

We Know Moving Sucks

Unfortunately, no one likes moving. It takes time, energy and effort. It requires the global thinking skills to plan logistics as well as the detailed thinking to ensure that nothing is left behind. One of the most important and often challenging issues when planning your move is selecting a moving company you can trust. Allowing a company to transport your personal and or professional items is no small decision. For this reason we feel it is important to ask questions and do your research. While there are a myriad of factors to consider the following is a list of 5 things to do before selecting your mover.

Find a mover who can handle your kind of move. If you are doing a complex cross country move, don’t select a small company who is not interstate licensed and properly equipped. On the flip side, if you are moving across town, it is better to select a company with local sensibilities to avoid feeling like a number.

Check their paperwork. Verifying that your mover is licensed and regulated will help you to avoid confusion and settle any potential disputes. It is also always positive to take a look at the companies record with the Better Business Bureau.

Get a detailed estimate. Some companies consistently provide “low ball” or cheap estimates in order to bait and switch their clients. Often these nonbinding estimates can forget to include things like packing fees and materials, appliances preparation, and furniture disassembly. Getting a comprehensive and complete estimate is the key to avoiding hidden fees.

Find out their damage ratio. This is the number of damage claims over a given period as compared to a company’s income. The lower ratio, the more careful a company will be with your stuff.

Ask about staff turnover. Solid companies not only keep their customers happy but they are generally nice places to work. If the company has a high employee turnover, there is less of a chance that over the course of planning a move you will be able to build a relationship with someone who can help you from start to finish.

Moving Tip #46

Plastic “mattress bags” are available to protect your bed mattress and box spring. Whether you are planning to store extra items or unpack them as soon as you arrive, these bags are designed to keep them from the dirt and moisture they can come in contact with during your move and the insects and potential mold they can encounter during storage. Constructed from a very thick polyethylene, we are happy to stock these bags for your relocation convenience.

Moving Tip #44

MAN095Long distance move costing is based on the distance of the relocation and the weight of your cumulative belongings in the truck. A “long distance” move is any move that takes you over state lines. At Exodus, not only are we licensed for these kinds of moves but we pay attention to the details so that everything about transport is taken care of from start to finish.

A Letter From You

Good Afternoon Sergio,

We would like to thank you and the Exodus Moving Company for the excellent service.

The delivery service was fast, friendly, hard working and professional as was the pick-up service.

Thank you so much.

We will certainly choose Exodus Movers again for our next moving adventure!
Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,

Petra, Paul and our Dogs( Montag and Nipmuc)

P.S. We already miss Colorado.

Moving Tip #33

Check with your home owner’s or renter’s insurance for coverage on your belongings during a move. Some of these insurances cover damage on your household items in full or in part. This may depend on the policy itself and whether or not you are moving across state lines. At Exodus, our damage ratio is less than a quarter of the industry average because our expert movers simply take better care of your belongings. But regardless of our excellent track record, we still suggest this extra bit of caution to promote extra peace of mind.

Moving Tip #27

Not just anyone can move a piano up a flight of switchback stairs. Use a preferred piano mover! Pianos can range in weight from 300-1300 lbs. Keeping in mind their un-manageable dimensions and temperature requirements for transport, deciding how to move this grand instrument can be a daunting task. At Exodus, you can count on expert handling and care of this important and somewhat delicate aspect of your move.

Moving Tip #22

“Valuation” is additional coverage to value your belongings in case of any accidental damage. This helps to recover any loss on the things you own that have obvious monetary value. But what about the things in your home that hold sentimental value? How can you put a price on those? We believe it’s important to use a company that will provide you with a higher standard of care when it comes to the things you hold dear. Exodus has one of the lowest damage ratios in the nation, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your home is in good hands.Reaching For A Home

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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