Posts Tagged ‘relocating’

Moving Tip #21

42-15655456Moving doesn’t have to be stressful or painful… use a professional! A professional mover can make all the difference when it comes time  for your move. With 75 years of combined experience and expertise, at Exodus, we know all the pitfalls that can come with relocating and are fully committed to helping make your move as smooth as possible.

Moving Your Pets with Care

There is no getting around it: pets are like family. And only taking the best care for them will do, so make sure that you have taken precautions and prepared for their departure as well as yours to assure that their move as well as yours is smooth and painless.  Check out the tips and insights into pet care while traveling:

• Make sure your pet is wearing identification and any required license tags in case they get lost.

• Ask your veterinarian for a copy of your pet’s medical history to take with you, and be sure all shots are current.

• Shortly before the move, your pets may become nervous because of all the unusual activity. Keep a close eye on them; stress may cause them to misbehave or run off. Consider looking into some holistic remedies for calming.

• When you move, take along a health certificate and a rabies vaccination certificate. The health certificate, signed by your veterinarian, says your pet is in good condition. The rabies certificate states when and where your pet was vaccinated.

• Look into the state that you are moving to and make sure that you are prepared for a quarantine period. In many cases your animal will need to be put into quarantine from anywhere from 30 to 120 days before you can take them home.

• After the move, give your pets time to adjust to the new neighborhood. Don’t let your pets roam freely until they learn where new “home” is now to avoid losing them.

• If you pet has an ID implant, remember to have updated contact information.
Follow these tips to make sure that your move is smooth and less stress on your loved ones!

Essentials Box to the Rescue!

Many people like to either move before their things arrive to their new destination or have no choice-they must be out and their things have their own time schedule. If this is you, it is incredibly important to have what I like to call an essentials box packed away just for you, that you bring along in the initial trip. This will save you money, headache and time—bring your essential home items with you!

This is an unofficial list. If you find that there are things on this list that are missing, please feel free to comment , as people all have different ideas of what essentials are.

I can’t leave my old home to my NEW home without:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish soapcollege
  • Dishtowel and dishcloth
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Garbage bags
  • Portable tool kit
  • Instant coffee
  • Paper Towels
  • Radio/iPod
  • Mug, plate, fork, knife, spoon for each member of the family
  • Toaster or small toaster oven
  • Jar of pasta sauce and pasta (or some easy food item for one dinner and lunch)
  • Unopened small jar of jam/peanut butter
  • Snacks (healthy preferable—less stress!)
  • Beverages (water, juice)
  • Pet food and dishes
  • All-purpose cutting knife
  • Scissors/box cutter
  • Small emergency kit
  • Flashlight/candles/matches
  • Shower curtain
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, floss, and paste
  • A change of clothing and towel for each member of the family.
  • Important records such as medical records, passports, leases, financial information, etc.

Got Moving on the Brain?

If you rang in the new year with a resolution to wake up to a new scene, new place, new state; then this blog is for you! This blog is especially for you if you have never lived in another state but are planning on doing so.

Where do you start? That is a fantastic question and I would probably say with research. Finding a place to move for your first time is exciting, but also a little scary. The unknown can always be a little frightening. You need to know about the good and bad neighborhoods, what the economy is like, you have to find a job and live in a place where the culture matches your values and personality.

First off, make a list of all the things you want in a town/city. Do you need outdoor activities? Warm weather? Easy access to mountains? Peace and quiet? Shopping? Schools? You need to write down everything you want out of your perfect place to live, and then start prioritizing.

Then it’s time to start checking out neighborhoods, apartments, roommates, etc. Where are you going to live? Craigslist.org is of course a great resource, but we advice that you do your research. It is important to go look at the house (preferably with someone) and interview the person you will be renting from/living with. Just like you tour houses that you are looking at buying, you need to make sure an apartment or condo is something that you would enjoy living in, and that your roommate(s) aren’t crazy. Make sure it is in your price range, in an area you want to be in, and you feel comfortable (your intuition is powerful!) Does it match the list you creative from the above exercise?

You also need a plan for meeting people. Depending on your situation, you may or may not be moving with someone. If you are not, I suggest having an idea of how you will meet new people. They say it takes about a year to a year and a half to feel at home and like you have established yourself. A great way to decrease that time is by getting involved in different Meetup.com groups like book clubs, hiking groups or cooking classes. If you are a professional, participating in local networking events like Green Drinks, Chamber events, or industry specific events is a great way to start building your professional network, but also a potential group of friends.

These are only a few of the specifics that need to be worked out and planned for, but they are pretty important to starting the process of moving to another state. We wish you luck, and let us know if we can help you with the new chapter of your life!

Get Social

“They” say it takes around a year to a year and a half to meet people in a new community that you can truly call a friend. Depending on where you move, it can take longer than that. Here are some tips to make it easier, and quicker!

Chamber of Commerce: Never rule out the chamber, even if you aren’t a business owner. Your local chamber can connect you to businesses you need, events to attend, and new people to meet that can make you feel at home. Check out Chambers of Commerce, USA Directory and Visitor Bureaus US Directory.

Another great way to meet people and get familiar with your new community is through Livability.com  “Livability.com is an online portal connecting people seeking relocation information with some of the most livable communities in the United States.” This website is made for people relocating. They also include local food and a digital newsstand. What a wonderful resource for people moving!

Last but not least, don’t forget about using social media! Twitter and Facebook have features where you can search by city and state. Use Facebook search bar, and for Twitter use Twellowhood.com

Here at Exodus, we hope you make new friends quickly, and start feeling more and more at home!

Specializing in Commercial Moving

It’s important to know that we are the ONLY moving and storage company in Northern Colorado which is certified, trained and equipped to perform large commercial moves. If you need a commercial mover, we strongly recommend you choose someone you can trust – this is no time to make a mistake!

We focus on five goals when we perform your commercial move:

1) Be careful: to move all items—especially servers, computers and expensive equipment – from origin to destination in good condition.

2) Reduce downtime & expense: one way to reduce overall relocation expense? You can minimize downtime via our logistical processes. FYI – a Commercial Move Coordinator will give you a well-researched cost-of-moving estimate, so you’ll have a solid idea of how much time and money you’ll need to anticipate – long before your move begins.

3) Correctly place items: make sure all items—especially important and/or confidential files – are put in the correct area or office.

4) Keep safe and quiet: Exodus honors all corporate security and confidentiality requirements.

5) Keep on schedule: Exodus Moving and Storage makes a solid commitment to the schedule so that nothing falls through the cracks, all department-specific requirements are met and moving times are efficient. The sooner you get back to work, the faster you can get back to making money.

For the 12 years we’ve been in business in Northern Colorado, Exodus Moving and Storage has garnered praise and testimonials  from many satisfied companies. Our customers’ remark on our profound organizational difference: we move offices as they should be moved: with proper planning for space allowances, smart approaches to the transfer of files and ‘loose materials,” strong leadership demonstrated by our Move Coordinators, painstaking attention to detail, and commitment to your full satisfaction.

If you have a commercial move coming up, please contact us to see how we can help.

Terminology Tuesday!

Terminology Tuesday!

Depending on the move, the specifics and details can get confusing. That’s why we created Terminology Tuesdays where each week we will go over five moving terms that will help you have a better understanding of your moving process. Be sure to check out our archives, we’ll be doing this each week. Enjoy!

Agent – an affiliated moving company authorized to act on behalf of the van line. The agent may handle the booking, origin, hauling and/or destination services.

Booking Agent – accepts the order for the customer’s move and registers it with the van line. The booking agent may or may not be the origin or destination agent.

Origin agent – the agent designated in the origin area to be available for preliminary readying of the shipment before movement and/or to provide information regarding the customer’s move. 

Cash on Delivery (COD) – shipments where the customer pays the moving charges at the time of delivery. For COD shipments, payment is required in cash or by traveler’s check, money order or cashier’s check. If a credit card is used, it must be arranged with the booking agent because authorization is required prior to loading. In most cases, personal checks are not accepted.

Method of Payment – payment must be in the form of cash, money order, a bank cashier’s check, traveler’s or a credit card. Credit card payment must be pre-approved prior to loading. In some cases, personal checks are not accepted.

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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