Residential & Commercial Moving News

Colorado Moving Pros Explain How to Settle Into Your New Home Quickly


October 3, 2018

You’ve gotten everything moved out of your old home and into your new one. The moving company has unloaded the final box, and now you’re faced with the daunting task of getting settled into your new home. While moving into any new house can be stressful, there are a few things you can do to make the transition as easy and seamless as possible. 

Unpack Room By Room

When you’re unpacking everything you own at once, it’s easy for belongings to get disorganized, lost, or even damaged. Instead of tackling every box as you find them, try to unpack room by room. This will help you stay organized and reduces the likelihood of items getting lost in piles of clutter or boxes. Best of all, by focusing on a single room, you’ll be able to finish unpacking more quickly as you’ll spend less time moving items to different areas of the house. 

Update Your Mailing Address

Ideally, you should have updated your mailing address at least a few weeks before moving from your old house. However, if you put it off, it’s important to take care of it as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to have important bills, paychecks, or sensitive documents sent to the wrong address. File a change of address with the USPS and double check the address on file with your employer, utility provider, and bank. Update anything that needs changing immediately.

Take the Pets For a Walk

Both dogs and cats can be on edge when settling into a new house. The unfamiliar territory has new scents, sounds, and terrain that they need to learn to recognize as their own. By taking your pets out for a walk around the neighborhood, you’ll help familiarize them with the new territory. Once the area starts to become familiar, they’ll begin to settle down and feel like the new house is theirs.

Introduce Yourself to the Neighbors

Your neighbors can be a great resource when you’re new to the neighborhood. Introduce yourself to them when you have a chance and try to get to know them a little. Remember, neighbors can help keep an eye on your house when you’re away, recommend great restaurants in the area, and may even become close friends if you give them a chance. You won’t know unless you introduce yourself!

Let The Kids Help

When you’re moving within the same city, most kids find transitioning into the new house relatively simple. All that’s changed for them is their room—their friends, their school, and their extracurricular activities stays the same. However, they’re more likely to get settled into their new space if they get to help you unpack and set up. Best of all, it keeps them occupied and can actually make unpacking faster.

Spare yourself the stress of unloading heavy furniture from a moving truck on your own. Contact Eden’s Moving Service and let our licensed and insured movers take care of the heavy lifting for you. 
 
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Denver Movers Explain How to Prevent Pests in Storage Units


September 26, 2018

Moving schedules can be tricky, especially with the thriving real estate market along Colorado’s Front Range. For many homeowners, it’s not uncommon for the home they’re living in to sell before they find the perfect house to buy. When this happens, you can’t immediately hire a moving company to transport your belongings to your new home. Instead, you’ll need to rent a storage unit to keep your belongings safe until you find a new house. Though most storage facilities are designed to keep your belongings safe from the elements and damage, your stuff can still face threats from insects and pests. Here’s how to keep your storage unit pest-free. 

Store Items Off the Floor

Boxes kept on the floor are easy for insects and rodents to get into. Instead of leaving these critters a tempting target, keep your boxes off the floor by stacking them on wooden pallets or on top tables, bookshelves, chairs, and couches. Wondering where you can get wooden pallets? Ask your local hardware store if they have any they want to get rid of. Often, the store managers will happily let you have them for free. If not, you can always by a few new ones.

Keep Food Out of the Unit

Food is the most tempting item for both insects and rodents. Individuals who choose to store pantry items in their storage unit often find their unit covered in unwanted pests when the time comes to move into their new home. When packing your boxes, make sure there’s no food inside. Clean dishes, cookware, and kitchen utensils thoroughly to remove food residue. Avoid packing any food items in boxes unless you know for certain that they’re tightly sealed. Both sealed goods and open containers need to be used or thrown away prior to moving items into storage.    

Ditch the Cardboard

Pests and rodents love to nest in cardboard boxes. All it takes is a little tough chewing and determination and they’re inside your boxes damaging your stuff. Instead of packing everything in cardboard boxes, opt for durable plastic containers. These hard-sided boxes make it almost impossible for insects and pests to get inside. Best of all, they’re less likely to be damaged by water or moisture, keeping your belongings safe in the long run. 

Be Proactive

Most storage facilities hire a pest control company to keep the worst insects at bay. However, it never hurts to take a few extra precautions in your own unit. Set out a few traps in the corners of the units and make your own pest deterrents by soaking a few cotton balls in peppermint or rosemary oil. These scents deter most pests and will help keep your unit pest-free. Keep in mind, you’ll want to check on the deterrents and traps at least once a month to make sure everything is fresh and working properly. 

When you’re ready to move into your new home, schedule an estimate with Eden’s Moving Service. Our experienced crew will get your belongings safely to your new home as soon as you get the keys to your new house. 
 
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Protect Your Empty Home With These Tips From Your Colorado Moving Company


September 19, 2018

When you have to move quickly, you don’t always have the opportunity to sell your old house before moving to your new home. Unfortunately, this means you’ll have to leave your old house empty while it’s on the market. In most situations, the house will be fine, but empty homes are almost always a target for theft and vandalism. Luckily, keeping your house safe after you’ve worked with Denver movers to transport your stuff is relatively simple. Here are a few tips to help.

Maintain the Landscaping

Overgrown landscaping is a tell-tale sign of a vacant property. In addition to making it more obvious to thieves and vandals that the home is empty, it makes the home less appealing to prospective buyers. Instead, hire a landscaping company to maintain the yard once a week. This way, the home’s exterior will look great for future showings and give the appearance that someone is still checking in on the property frequently, even if you’re already out of town.

Keep the Security System Active

It may be tempting to cancel your home security system once your belongings are moved out, but doing so puts the property at risk. Keep your security service active until the property sells and the new owners are ready to take over. If a thief does break in, the alarm will trigger the authorities even if you’re in a different state.

Enlist the Help of a Neighbor

If you have a neighbor you trust, consider giving them a spare key to the house and ask them to look in on the property every few days if possible. If thieves are targeting the house, they’ll notice frequent activity and be less tempted to break in. If your neighbors are unwilling or unable to help, ask your realtor to swing by every now and then, even if they don’t have a showing.

Leave Lights on a Timer

Nothing makes it look like someone still lives in a house like the light turning on when it gets dark. Leave a few lamps in the house and hook each lamp up to a timer. Stagger the settings in different rooms to give the appearance of activity in the house. Once the house sells, you can remove the lamps and reuse the timers at your new home when you’re away on vacation.

Doublecheck the Locks

Often, the best form of protection is the simplest. Before moving out, doublecheck the locks on the windows, doors, and the garage if you have one. If any of them are damaged or need to be replaced, take care of it before moving into your new home. When you’re ready to leave the house for the last time, check each window and door to ensure that they’re locked securely.

Protecting your house after the movers come doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with a little prep work, your old house will be safe and sound long after the movers take your belongings to your new home. For more advice on how to get your home ready for an upcoming move, check out our blog and call Eden’s Moving Service at (720) 370-3455 to schedule a free no-obligation moving estimate.
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Top Ways to Travel Long Distance When Your Moving Company Moves Your Stuff


September 12, 2018

Long distance moves are stressful even when you have everything planned out well in advance. Though working with a reliable Colorado movers will help ensure that your belongings arrive on time and in good condition, you still need to find a way to move yourself. Deciding on the best option for your family can be tough and we want to help. We’ve put together a list of a few popular long distance travel methods and the pros and cons of each to help you figure out what’s best for your family.

Flying

Flying is by far the fastest way to travel long distances, but the cost of air fare can be high, especially if you’re moving with a large family. Further, transporting pets by aircraft is dangerous and should only be done under the right circumstances. That said, if you need to be at your new home in a matter of hours, flying is by far the best option.

Rail Travel

Traveling by train allows you to move across the countryside quickly while also giving your family a chance to experience a whole different means of transportation. Train fare is affordable, sleeping cars are available, and small kids often love the thrill of riding on the railroad. However, pets are not typically allowed onboard and the journey can take several days to complete.

Bus Travel

Long distance bus rides are still incredibly popular and are ideal for individuals without vehicles and those that are travelling on their own. By using a bus, you’ll avoid the hassle of driving long hours alone while having the convenience of an on-board bathroom. Some busses also offer Wi-Fi which gives you the chance to get work done on the trip or catch up on your Netflix® queue. Keep in mind that you won’t have a private space to relax and only assistance animals are permitted onboard.

Driving

For many people driving to their new hometown is the best option. Not only are you free to take your pets without making other arrangements, but you’ll save yourself the expense of transporting your vehicle to the new city. However, by driving, you will have to cover the cost of fuel, increase the overall wear and tear on your vehicle, and will likely need to find accommodations on the road, whether at a hotel, a friend’s house, or a campground. Keep in mind that by driving yourself, you’re free to stop whenever you feel like and many families manage to turn the move into a mini-vacation, stopping at tourist attractions along the way.

No matter how you choose to get to your new home, it’s always best to leave the moving to the professionals. At Eden’s Moving Services, we’re proud to help you move your most treasured belongings across the state or across the country. Our experienced staff can help with everything from packing up your house securely to driving your items down those hectic Denver streets. Contact us today for a free estimate and see how easy your long distance move can be.
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Denver Movers Share How to Eat Right When Moving


September 5, 2018

When you’re in the middle of coordinating schedules with your Denver moving company and packing up your home, the last thing on your mind is eating right. After all, it’s far easier to stop by a fast food joint on the way home from work or heat a pack of instant ramen in the microwave while you continue packing boxes. However, eating poorly during such a stressful time is not only unhealthy, it can also take a major toll on your body. Instead of reaching for junk food, it’s best to try and eat as healthily as possible. Here are a few simple tips to make eating right while moving as easy as possible.

Prepare Meals Ahead of Time

As soon as you know you’re moving, start coming up with a menu of your favorite healthy meals. Make them the week before you start packing up in earnest and stick them in the freezer. This way, all the prep work is already done and all you need to do is pop the food in the microwave. During packing week, you’ll be able to enjoy the convenience of pre-made dinners without suffering the effects of eating those high calorie TV dinners you’d otherwise rely on.

Buy the Right Snacks

When you’re busy, it’s easy to grab the first snack you find to help you get through the day. To keep temptation for junk food away, stock up on healthy snacks. Keep protein-packed items like nuts, cheese, and seeds on hand. If you’re craving something sweet, opt for fruit instead of candy. By keeping junk food out of the house and only having healthy fruits, vegetables, and protein-rich snacks on hand, you’ll set yourself up for success easily.

Skip the Soda

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do when you’re stressed and worrying about packing up the house. While soda may give you an initial burst of energy, it can actually leave you dehydrated and drained in a matter of hours. Instead of reaching for a cola, keep plenty of water on hand. Stock up on water bottles and keep them in the fridge or refill reusable bottles throughout the day. If you crave the carbonation more than the sugar, consider drinking seltzer water instead of soda. This way, you’ll stay hydrated while also satisfying the craving for a bit of fizz.

Be Smart Eating Out

There will be a day or two when you’re too tired to wash the dishes, and that’s okay. If you’re planning on eating out, try to make smart decisions that won’t leave you weighted down by food. If you get a burger, swap the fries for a side of broccoli or a salad. Skip desert and satisfy your craving for sweets at home with fresh fruit.

Moving and staying healthy doesn’t have to be a challenge. Follow these tips and you’ll be set for moving week without relying on convenience foods. For more tips and tricks to make your moving day simple, follow our blog and call (720) 370-3455 to schedule a free moving estimate with our experienced team.
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