How to Move Your Hanging Clothes

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:

1. Hanger

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!

How to Survive Your First College Dorm

If you’re moving to Fort Collions to attend college, or anywhere else, there are a few things you need to know about dorm life! Meeting your roommate for the first time, using a communal shower and bathroom, and understanding how to survive while sharing a very small room are all essential to a positive first semester experience. Whether you’re moving to Boulder or anywhere else to live in your first dorm room, take a look at these tips first.

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College CC Photo Courtesy of Chris Potter

1. Try to reach out to your new roommate before you arrive on campus. Some schools will provide you with the full name of your roomie, and with the Internet you can pretty much find anyone. Reach out, connect, and get to know your new roommate from a distance if you can.

2. Figure out what will make your life easier. For the most part, this includes storage bins and other storage options; cooking utensils and equipment that you will need; and lots of clean linens and towels – -and don’t forget to buy a shower tote.

3. Figure out what you really don’t need (or what will seem silly once you arrive on campus). You may think that you need your entire stuffed animal collection, but you probably don’t. Pick one or two things, and leave the rest of those things that you think you can’t live without at home (you can always pick up stuff you left behind at a later time).

4. Pack only the clothes that you will need. Most first-year’s bring their entire wardrobe to school during the fall semester – this isn’t necessary. Only bring that stuff that you will need during the fall season. You can ask your parents to ship the rest of your things to you, or you can bring your winter clothes to school when you go home for a visit.

5. Realize that you can purchase items near your school. Really, you don’t need to worry if you didn’t pack everything – chances are that there’s a big store right around the corner.

6. Have a few things ready to wear – just in case you don’t unpack all of your stuff in time for class, it never hurts to have a few outfits ready to go.

7. Go with disposable. You should be eating most of your meals with friends in dining halls and at restaurants, but it’s never a bad idea to bring a few disposable plates and some silverware. There’s a good chance that washing dishes will be hard to do, and you don’t want to be “that person” that leaves a stack of plates in a kitchen sink!

8. Ask friends for help. If you’re moving to Boulder, ask your friends in that area to help you move if you don’t want to hire a moving company (which will make life easier if you don’t have a friend with a truck!).


Some Quick Storage Tips

You won’t have space to store everything that you have at home, so take some advice and storage tips from us!

• Leave some stuff behind. Seriously, you won’t use half of it.

• Switch clothes according to the season.

• Store stuff under your bed with storage bins.

• Consider a footlocker (or trunk)

• Buy organizational bins for your desk.

These storage tips should help, but we can help you even more – Exodus Moving and Storage offers large storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins in case you need to store anything that you can’t fit in your dorm room. Of course, Exodus Moving and Storage also provides full- service moving services should you need some help moving into your new room.

Above all – have fun with your new dorm room experience, and call Exodus Moving and Storage if you need any help with moving!

Where To Find Free Stuff

Moving companies in Fort Collins (like Exodus) have seen a lot of things over the years. One of the recurring things that we’ve seen is college students going to school for the first time, or going back to school at the end of the summer. While outfitting a door room with new things can be a lot of fun (who doesn’t like new stuff?), you can also find a ton of things for free if you look at the right websites (and, hey, free stuff is better, right?). If you’re heading back to college this fall, take a look at the following sites, and see if you can get that coffee table or bookshelf for free.

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College books CC Photo Courtesy of wohnai

1. Craigslist: this might be one of the original websites to offer free stuff. Look for your town, check out the free section, and see if there’s anything in your town that you may want to bring with you to your dorm this year – you can find everything from books to furniture.

2. eBay Classified section: have you ever looked at the eBay Classifieds? No? Well, it’s time to take a moment or two to see what eBay has to offer. The Classified section of eBay has a ton of stuff that you can simply have for free, and some more stuff that can be had for a lot less than what you would pay in a store.

3. Freecycle sites: it’s really not eco-friendly to keep buying new things. Most of what we buy will end up in the trash anyway, so why not simply purchase used items from people that no longer want those things? You can also find free stuff on these sites. Just Google the name of your town plus the term “freecycle,” and you’ll find lots of things.

4. Facebook yard sale pages: look for a Facebook garage sale or yard sale group in your town. The idea here is a virtual yard sale where people go to post photos and descriptions of items that they are selling, or are giving away for free.

5. Use other social networking sites: put out a post or two about certain items that you are looking for, use tags, and see if someone in your area can help you out – you never know, a friend of yours might have the very thing you need for free.

Buy Used If Possible

Moving companies in Fort Collins can move free, used, or new items to your new home or dorm room, so there’s no need to buy completely new stuff if you can buy used! Plus, buying used items means helping the environment out, and since the environment is important to everyone on the planet, it’s a really good idea to do your part when you can. The other reason why it doesn’t make any sense to buy all new items for your dorm room is that those things will likely be ruined, broken, or left behind by the end of the year – save yourself the trouble of throwing money down the drain by purchasing used things.


If you are looking for moving companies in Fort Collins, give us a try – we’ll help you move everything from that massive fridge to storage bins to your dorm room, even if you are moving far away from Fort Collins. As your Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage will provide you with a fair and free quote in addition to efficient moving. We also offer storage room in both Denver and Fort Collins if you need to store some additional items. Call your Fort Collins movers today, and we’ll help you get back to school quickly – with all of your new, used, and free stuff!

A Guide To Choosing The Right Paint Color

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Whether you’ve just purchased your first house, or were thinking of redecorating your current residence, there is one common problem – which color to choose. And for good reason! Color is important, but not for the reasons you’re thinking.

Have you ever noticed that certain colors turn you off entirely? That is because seeing certain colors has a psychological effect on us. People who work to market new products and design the packaging already know this. We’re more likely to purchase the product with an aesthetically pleasing package design, and color plays a very large role in that. It’s the same in your home – you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in your living room!

Here are some great tips from Exodus Moving and Storage to help you choose the perfect color for one, or all, of your rooms.

  1. Look into color psychology. In keeping with the psychological effect of color on our mood, spend some time researching to determine which colors would be best for the room you are painting. There are certain colors that relax us – perfect for bedrooms or reading areas. Some colors lend themselves to gathering places like dining rooms, getting people in the mood to socialize. The children’s playroom can be just as vibrant and playful as the kids themselves, while their bedrooms should probably be more conducive to sleep. If you opt for those bright, fun colors for their bedroom, you might find they just don’t get as much sleep as they should.
  2. Baby steps. Rather than starting your transformation in a large room, choose to overhaul a small room, such as your bathroom or a walk-in closet, first. You’ll get used to applying paint properly without leaving drips or paintbrush lines before you tackle the big walls.
  3. Be inspired by your surroundings. Sometimes, it’s as easy as taking a look around. If you want to paint your living room but aren’t sure which color to go with, look at the décor in the room around you. Maybe blue is the focal color in the room, but there have to be complementary colors in there somewhere, whether in one of your pictures on the wall, the accent rug on the floor, or even a prized knick knack. Paint your walls one of these accent colors for an instant room makeover, or choose a lighter tone of blue if you just can’t decide. The décor of a room is an excellent starting point for choosing your paint color.
  4. It’s all about the lighting. The room isn’t always going to be lit by natural sunlight. For this reason, most paint stores will provide light boxes in order to see paint colors in different lighting conditions. This is important, as the different types of lighting will affect what the color looks like on the wall. If you have fluorescent lighting, a blue tone will be cast, while incandescent lighting provides warm and yellowish tones. This is especially helpful if you plan to choose accent colors – that bright color might not look great right next to the window, but it might be just the color for your accent wall that receives indirect light. 
  5. Give it a test run. Most paint stores will offer you a sample so that you can give it a try before you commit to a multitude of paint cans. In this way, you can try out those bold colors to see just what they’ll look like inside your space.
  6. Know the lingo. You might hear some words describing paint colors that you aren’t sure about. Before you head to store and get all confused by them, let’s discuss what they mean. Hue simply means color. So a red hue is any paint that looks red in color. When you’re talking about how light or dark that hue is, you’re talking about the value. When you hear the term ‘saturation,’ it is describing just how strong the hue is in that color – light blue is less saturated with the blue hue than a darker blue. Similarly, the intensity of the color is how brilliant it is. The more intense the color, the more dominant the hue is.
  7. Look to the color wheel. It’s more than just a tool for artists. The color wheel can help you discover color combinations you never would have considered before, as well as demonstrate color temperature. For example, colors that are opposite each other on the wheel demonstrate the most intensity when they are used together.
  8. Consider texture. If you’re looking for that extra boost of interest, look to different finishes to add a level of depth not possible with just a simple can of paint. Some options include finishes and glazes that feature copper, bronze, mica, and even silver and gold.
  9. Keep it flowing. Another consideration is how the room looks from another room. Be sure that the color you choose isn’t going to look garish when viewed from an adjacent room of another color. Although they don’t have to match, it should all work together nicely.
  10. Change up the finish. There are numerous finishes you can choose ranging from matte to glossy that can add interest if you mix it up. This is great for those rooms that don’t have a ton of wall space because of many windows and doorways.
  11. Using architectural elements to your advantage. For example, if your home features wainscot, a dark wainscot below a bright wall will focus the eye on the upper walls, while a bright wainscot on a colored wall will direct attention to the wainscot.
  12. Don’t forget the ceiling. Who says the ceiling has to be white? A lighter color will achieve the same effect of making the room feel more airy. As long as the color you choose complements the wall color, anything goes! In fact, if you choose the lighter shade of the hue of your walls, it will make the room appear bigger. To enhance the intimacy of a room, consider giving the effect the ceiling is lower by choosing a darker color.

While Exodus Moving and Storage can’t help you decide on a paint color or provide help painting your walls, we can help to make sure those freshly painted walls aren’t scuffed up or damaged while your belongings are being moved in – ask us for a moving estimate. We are experts, and pride ourselves on caring for not only your things, but your new home as well. Contact Exodus Moving and Storage today for a moving estimate.

3 tips for moving to Fort Collins

Are you going to be one of the many people moving to Ft Collins Colorado during the month of August? Well there’s a couple things that you should know when you move into the city, weather that be for school or for business purposes.

First off, if you are not a student at CSU then we would recommend not being around campus during the month of August. This is particularly true of when it gets closer to around the 15th of the month. As students start to move themselves into their apartments the blocks around campus become a madhouse of cars, trucks, and everything in between. It’s advisable that you move to your place of residence at some point either earlier or later than the end of August simply for this reason.

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Secondly, if you are a student and you can avoid moving into your place of residence any later than the 15th, I would suggest doing so as well. This is because you’re going to be relatively close to the school simply because you are attending it. Moving in any later than around the 15th means you risk getting caught in massive amounts of traffic with all of your belongings. Granted there are not many accidents around here, but moving to Ft Collins should be as easy as possible.

My third suggestion is higher a moving company. I know, I know, it may not be the most desirable of options for those on a tight budget, but it can save your great amount of headache. Places of business like Exodus Moving and Storage can help you get to where you need to be in an effective manner that does not require you to put out an insane amount of work. Whether you are a working professional or a student who is moving to or from Ft Collins, they are one great example of a company that can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to move. Coming from someone who has moved a multitude of times during his collegiate years and before, it’s not an easy task to set up a home especially if you have to do it every year or two. So take the stress out of it and hire a moving company to move you in before the 15th, or after the first. Trust me on this, it’s a madhouse around this town any time between those dates.

August is Here and Our Moving Company in Fort Collins is Here to Help You Move

It’s that time of year again when everybody starts looking for movers. Ft Collins, CO when August rolls around starts to get a lot more busy because of all the students who are arriving. Everybody who lives up here knows that during this time of year the roads start to get a little bit crazy, which makes it so that it’s not a good option to really move a large truck through the city without a lot of experience.

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There are however movers in Ft Collins who know how to work their way through the city during this time of year. We are among those select few who know how busy it gets during the year and are willing to help you move into your new apartment. Granted, this is Colorado and most people do own a truck because of how handy it is to have in this state.

We understand that this is something that you can use to move and that knowledge that it exists and is quite effective. However, if you’re a student and you need to move into a new place with a lot of furniture that don’t have a friend with a truck, or just don’t have the time because you’re working during the summer, that is the perfect time to come see us.

Don’t feel frustrated that you can’t find someone to help you move, a lot of people don’t have the capability to move especially at the age of a college student. It’s only the fortunate few who happen to have a truck who will get to do such things as often as they choose. So if you happen to be one of those people who doesn’t own a truck and doesn’t know anyone who owns anything that can haul all of your stuff to your new place, don’t be afraid to call a moving company like us.

We are not going to charge you an insane amount of money, and we will take care of everything as if it were our own belongings. So, if you are going to trust any moving company in Fort Collins, make the right decision and choose us. You will love the service we provide.

The Four Seasons of Colorado- and We Don’t Mean Hotels!

As Colorado movers, we have the opportunity to travel this beautiful state through each season of the year and while each of us tries to play favorites, it just can’t be done. Colorado has four complete seasons which means four totally different ways of life in the Colorado area. We’re going to take a minute out of your busy Wednesday and break them down:

Fall: The colors of Colorado in the fall are unbeatable. With the thousands of different species of foliage (including those breathtaking golden Aspens) that grows across the mountains and valleys of this state, the Fall can best be described as “a state set on fire.” Oranges, reds and yellows become the highlight of this magnificent state and are truly a spectacle to be seen by visitors and locals alike.

Winter: Let’s face it. Colorado is the CAPITOL of winter sports. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, you name it, we’ve got it. Lodges across the state promote different awesome activities that the whole family can enjoy, and take it from us, they will. Plus, Colorado is generally less humid than other parts of the U.S meaning that the outdoor temps aren’t miserable, they’re perfect for romping around in the snow.

Spring: While Spring can sometimes mean some of the biggest snowfalls for the state, it is still a time of mild temperatures, wildflowers and newborn baby elk and fawn that begin to appear in the landscape. 

Summer: This season is great for those who prefer the warmer weather. With a temperature cap around 80 degrees, you can enjoy all that the lakes and state parks have to offer with different water sports, jeep tours, rafting and hiking. This season is great for those who want to get outdoors from sun up to sun down.

And in case you missed it, last week we discussed the different kinds of outdoor activities you can take part in during each season, so go back and check that out! (http://www.exodusmoving.com/2012/01/explore-the-outdoors-of-colorado/)

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Holiday Storage – a picture is worth 1,000 words

When storing those elaborate holiday decorations, do yourself a favor and take photos as you go through the dis-assembly process.  This will cut down your assembly time drastically next year when you’ve forgotten what the decoration that mini-broom goes on, and how it’s attached.

Photographs will also remind you of how you got the amazing look from the leaves and how they were arranged, or why you might want to try something different with the scarecrow this year.

Make sure to label boxes not only by by what is in them, but the QUANTITY and in as much detail as possible – a box labeled ‘table decorations’ is much less useful than one labeled ‘full set of 8 orange and brown silk placemats and napkins w/ matching tablecloth and chargers’.

Hope this helps you have a wonderful and stress free holidays!

Skeletons in the Closet

It’s that time of year again, the one right after costume time. Time to put away the gigantic plastic spiders and cotton webbing. It’s time to re-store the life size garden ghouls and find a place for the glow in the dark skulls to rest until they are needed again next year. It’s that time of the year right after Halloween when you find that more than ever, you need storage!

Halloween can be an eventful part of the season. All the dressing up and party decorating can give a real boost to the creative kid within you. But after the party is over and you are properly recovered from your sugar high, you realize that every year you seem to acquire more stuff. Of course we recommend having separate storage for Holiday decorations but here are some tips on how best to keep the scariness to a minimum:

  1. The Comb Over. A common mistake in wig storage and costumes that are primarily fur based is forgetting to brush them out before storing them. After the party they are often knotted, dirty or wet. It is important to try to get them back to their original state before putting them away. Airing and combing them out will insure that your long black Elvira wig and Ware Wolf costume will live to see another party day.
  2. Keep it Cool. Remember that humidity and temperature can have a great effect on fabric. If these factors do not remain constant, fibers expand and contract over time causing the deterioration of color. For your more expensive costumes and long term material storage in general, we suggest considering climate controlled storage.
  3. Color Wonder. Nothing says organization like color coding. If you are storing your Halloween stuff in boxes, use a large orange marker to label its contents. If you are able to purchase plastic bins, select appropriate colors like orange or purple. This will allow you to easily find what you are looking for when it comes time to drag it all out again next October.
  4. In Packaging We Trust. Whenever possible, it is great to save original packaging for all costumes and decorations. Often manufacturers take into consideration the long gevity of these items when designing their packaging.

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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