How to Get Your Rental Deposit Back

I’d like to think that most landlords are ethical people that aren’t trying to squeeze every penny out of tenants, and many are. Every once in a while, though, a landlord comes along that will keep your security deposit no matter what you try to do, or how hard and well you clean the place that you are moving out of.

Getting a security deposit back after you’ve already left a place is really hard to do. You may have to bring your landlord to small claims court if that person refuses a refund. But know that you will need to bring proof with you, and lines at small claims courts can be long and tiresome. If you’re moving to Boulder or moving to Fort Collins and haven’t yet signed that lease agreement, here’s what you need to do beforehand to ensure that you will get a security deposit back when you move out.

  • Create a list of the rooms inside of your new place, and place a comment next to each room detailing the state of the room as you find it. In most states, landlords should hand these checklists out to tenants, but few do, so it’s up to you to make your own list.
  • Document it: take photos of each room with your phone, and upload those photos to a file that you can easily access at a later time. Make sure to snap pictures of anything that’s not in good shape, so that you can easily point to those things when you move out.
  • Research the landlord or company that you will be renting from. The Internet is a great place because it gives everyone the chance to completely research anyone else. Find out if there are any complaints against a landlord or rental company, and look at the Better Business Bureau rating for a rental company if applicable. Should you shy away from a list of really bad reviews even if the apartment that you found is cheap? Yes!
  • Read your lease carefully. Before moving to Boulder or moving to Fort Collins, go over the lease that your new landlord sends to you critically. Does the lease state that you will get a security deposit back, or is that deposit non-refundable? Are there any other details or parts of the lease that you don’t agree with? Find the time to speak with your landlord about every single detail in a lease, so that you aren’t left with any surprises when you do move.
  • Go on a walk-through with a landlord or with the person in charge of maintenance for the building. Point out everything that’s wrong with a place, and ask the person you’re working with to initial and agree to the things that you have an issue with. This way, you’ve thoroughly documented everything that you could later be blamed for.

Moving to Fort Collins or Moving to Boulder

Once you have signed the lease and arrived at your destination, there are a few things that you have to do as a tenant to ensure that you always get your money’s worth.

  • Keep things nice and tidy. If you put holes in the walls, realize that you will have to patch those up before you move out. If you have carpeting in your new home, do not let anyone wear shoes inside your house, and clean any stains as soon as they happen.
  • Sometimes getting a landlord to repair anything is a nightmare. If you have to cough up cash for your own repairs, take a photo of the before and after, and send your landlord the bill right away — whether or not you can deduct these amounts from your rent depends on the law where you live, so make sure to look into those details before deducting anything. The point of sending your landlord the bill and photos is that you can later show good faith if you can’t get a rental deposit back (take photos of all bills too).

When it’s time to leave your old or new place, go through every room in the apartment and take more photos. You can never have enough photos, and with apps like Dropbox it’s really easy to store everything that you need to keep for a long time. The goal of renting is to live in harmony, live in a good place with a low rent, and get your deposit back when you do move. Follow these tips for a sure thing when it comes to that deposit refund!

The Annual ‘Tour De Fat’ – Fun and Adventure for All!

If you are thinking about moving to Fort Collins, there’s something that you should definitely try to get involved in next year: the Tour de Fat. This event if put on by New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins has more than a few breweries!), and it celebrates trading in cars for bicycles in an effort to help the environment and provides participants with a day of silly fun.

Some Quick Bicycle Facts

Most people in the U.S. still drive to work everyday for a few reasons. Mainly that riding a bicycle through snow and sleet or in bad weather just won’t work if you have to wear a suit. But new numbers released by The League of American Bicyclists show that more people are in fact trading cars for bikes – here’s some more data.

  • Survey participants report making more than 4 billion trips by bicycle during the year 2009 – that number has certainly grown since that last survey.
  • In some of the U.S.’s biggest cities, bicycle commuting rates have increased by a huge 80%.
  • More roadspace throughout the U.S. is being dedicated to cyclists.
  • States like New Hampshire have recently set up laws that provide cyclists with ample room to ride on roadsides in rural areas . Previously there was no designated distance that a car had to drive in relation to a cyclists. The new laws have made cycling in these areas much safer.

So, it’s easy to see why the Tour de Fat is so popular, but there are other reasons too – like beer, food, costumes, a parade, and a great time for all.

The Tour de Fat Details

What can you expect at next year’s Tour de Fat? Beer, parades, costumes at some parades, free beer for cyclists looking to participate in the event, entertainment like bands, musicians, and jugglers, and, of course, food! If this sounds like a chance to grab your bicycle and get a costume well, you’re right. In fact that’s what the Tour de Fat is all about, and it’s one of the most popular events in Fort Collins.

For those that are just moving to Fort Collins, you may not know that Fort Collins is home to both many microbreweries and larger commercial breweries alike. Truly Fort Collins is a beer haven. If you like beer, are interested in learning about beer, or simply want to come and join in the fun, the Tour de Fat is a great way to see what this city is all about. Make sure to bring your bicycle and sign up for next year’s event as soon as you arrive in Fort Collins.

Calling Your Loveland Movers

We want to make sure that your bicycle and all of your costumes get to the Tour de Fat on time and in one piece. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we operate a full service moving company so we can move everything that you own to Fort Collins no matter where you are moving from. We also want to point out that you are moving to a really fun town full of amazing events like the Tour de Fat!

Call your Loveland movers today to see what we can do for you where rates and other details are concerned, and ask us about storage options if you have a lot to move but can’t fit it all into your new place. You can leave us a note here, contact us at our business, or find us on Facebook — see you at next year’s Tour de Fat!

How to Clean Your Fireplace Area

Whether you’ve just moved into a home with a fireplace or whether you’re moving out of a home with a fireplace, you’ll have to clean this space before you use it (and after every season). Cleaning a fireplace isn’t hard to do, but you will need a few things to prepare for this cleaning chore.

What to Gather

  • Rubber gloves
  • Trashcan
  • Towel that can be used as a rag
  • Spray bottle that contains water
  • A bucket of cleaning solution
  • Scrub brush
  • Commercial fireplace cleaner (can be found at most hardware stores)
  • The fireplace tools that come with a fireplace (brush, etc.)

Cleaning Around The Fireplace

Clean the bricks using a few sprays from the water bottle, and wipe the area clean with a rag. After that, use the commercial fireplace cleaner to get rid of any soot buildup inside of the fireplace area. Use the cleaning solution to clean the inside area around the fireplace, and get rid of any burnt bits of wood or other debris that might be visible. You can also use the cleaning solution to get rid of any buildup that’s on the inside of outside of your fireplace gate, and just wipe that area with a clean cloth following the application of the solution.

If you have bricks that surround the outside of your fireplace, I’m going to caution you against using any harsh chemicals on this area until you know how old the bricks are. Bricks that are more than fifty years old could actually start to disintegrate with today’s harsh chemical cleaners, so do keep this in mind. The best way to clean any older bricks is with a gentle solution of soap and warm water (dish or laundry soap works well).

The Inside of Your Chimney

While it’s okay to clean both the outside and inside of your fireplace, you should not attempt to clean the inside of your chimney on your own. If you do not know when the last time that the chimney was cleaned was, try and figure this out by asking the old owners, or hire a chimney cleaning company to make sure that the area is cleaned out properly. You don’t want to make the mistake of using the wrong cleaner, or of not cleaning the chimney properly, since this could cause a soot fire.

If you’ve just moved into a place, have the chimney cleaned before you start a fire. As tempting as it might be to cozy up to a fire, it’s a lot safer if you know that the area has been cleaned first! Once that’s done, enjoy your fireplace all winter long – and consider yourself lucky, since fireplaces are a rare thing these days!

Hiring Denver Moving Companies

When it comes to hiring Denver moving companies, make sure to choose one that you can trust. Exodus has been around for many years, and we pride ourselves on being one of the best Denver moving companies in the area. Are you moving to Cherry Creek? Whether you are moving to Cherry Creek or to any other area in Colorado, we’d love to help. Contact us today for rates or for more information, and find us on Facebook to connect with us directly.

Decluttering: Getting Rid of Old Cosmetics

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we want to help you with all aspects of moving from packing and unpacking to getting where you need to go. One part of moving is uncluttering your home before you start packing, and that can mean (for the ladies!) getting rid of some old cosmetics.

If you haven’t gone through your cosmetics in a while, there’s no better time to do so than right before you move – why bother moving a bunch of stuff that you really don’t need anymore, or just isn’t good? After all, the residential moving companies that you are going to call will have one less thing to move if you get rid of some stuff!

Here are some of our best tips for getting rid of old makeup, creams, and other things!

  1. Mascaras and eyeliners that are more than six months old should just be tossed out. You can save one clean brush from a mascara tube for your eyebrows (a really cheap way of repurposing the brush for an eyebrow comb!), but the rest of those tubes should be thrown out.
  2. Lip glosses and liners that are more than one year old should be thrown out. Lipstick is up to you – typically, lipstick that is more than a year old can be thrown out too, but few of us use entire tubes of lipstick that are vivid or for special occasions in one year, so you can hang onto those as long as they are in good shape.
  3. Pressed powder doesn’t last more than two years – if it has started to crack and cake, it’s time to toss it.
  4. Eyeshadow tends to last longer, so you can hang onto this unless you hate the color, and then you should just toss it. (Then why did you buy it in the first place?)
  5. Nail polish will start to separate and look really strange after about a year, so you may want to get rid of any polish when this begins to happen. Take a good look at your nail polish collection, and just get rid of those things that don’t look all that appealing.
  6. Any kind of liquid foundation shouldn’t be kept past three years. If you have some older foundation that you’re still hanging onto, it’s probably going to make your face break out! So, get rid of that liquid foundation if it has surpassed its shelf life (tip: keep foundations in the refrigerator for longer shelf life!).
  7. Sponges: really, don’t keep any sponges for more than a week. After one week, makeup sponges simply start to gather bacteria, and that’s definitely not good for your complexion!
  8. Perfumes: experts say that most perfumes start to lose their scent after one year, but if you’ve spent a lot of money on a perfume bottle, nobody can blame you for keeping it longer than that period of time. Instead, just throw away perfume that no longer smells the same or has lost its scent completely.

When to Toss

We all buy makeup that we never wear. Sometimes its a strange shade that we thought we loved but really didn’t, and sometimes we just never wind up wearing what we bought (because everything looks better in that huge makeup store, right?). Either way, getting rid of any makeup that you just don’t wear makes sense. You don’t have to throw it away if you have someone to give it to (would your friend, sister, or mother like those things that you no longer like?), or you can simply put it in the recycling.

Taking the time to go through all of your cosmetics is a really good way to clean up your makeup bag before you move, and this way you will have less to move (and more room to add stuff to your bag!). While we can’t help you with makeup, we can help you when it comes to moving boxes, packing, unpacking, and even storage. Exodus Moving and Storage is one of the top residential moving companies with storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver that you can rent and use, so give Exodus Moving and Storage a call today.

How to Clean Your Oven

When you move into a new apartment, the hope is that you will have all new appliances that are clean and look great. But that’s often far from being the actual case. More often than not, landlords try and find the cheapest appliance option, and that can mean an oven that’s far from being clean. The other possibility is that you may move into a place where the last renters weren’t the cleanest folks, and that might mean that you now have a very dirty oven to work with.

If you need some help cleaning up your oven, here are some of our best tips – take it from a Denver moving company with a lot of experience, we’ve seen a lot of really dirty ovens!

How to Get Rid of the Gunk

You can buy oven cleaner that’s full of really toxic chemicals, but there are other ways to go about cleaning the gunk out of an oven.

  1. Make a thick rub of baking soda and water.
  2. Slather the rub all over the inside of your oven, and let this sit overnight.
  3. The next morning, remove all of the rub with a scrubbing sponge or dry towel.
  4. Use a wet towel to get rid of the excess baking soda scrub.
  5. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar.
  6. Spray the vinegar inside of your oven, and wipe that off with some paper towels.

After this process, you should have a completely clean oven.

The Oven Racks

As far as the racks go, these will need special treatment, and you have two good options.

Option 1: you can put your oven racks in your dishwasher, and start the cycle. If your dishwasher can accommodate the racks, you should have clean oven racks in no time.

Option 2: you can soak your racks in your bathtub by adding some dishwashing liquid to your tub, letting the racks soak, and then scrubbing the racks after a good soak.

Both methods should leave you with cleaner oven racks, and this will mean a cleaner oven all around.

Denver Moving Company Cleaning Tip

We’ve helped people move into all kinds of apartments in many different areas, so we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Many people that move into an apartment are often discouraged by the state of the appliances in the apartment, but you can really get things into good shape by using the right cleaning products and some elbow grease. Even the oldest oven can look somewhat new after soaking and cleaning. If you love the place that you want to move into, but hate the look of the appliances, keep in mind that you can always clean up any stove or dishwasher or other appliance that’s in the new place.

In most states, landlords have to provide appliances that are in working order, but that doesn’t mean those things have to be new or in great shape, so do keep that in mind when haggling for a new stove. In the meantime, though, you can make your stove look like new by following the tips above.

Getting to Your New Spot

Once you have found the perfect new place, give us a call, and we’ll help you get there quickly. As a top Denver moving company, we’ve helped a lot of people move into new places both here in Denver and in Fort Collins. We also offer long distance moving services, so let us know what you need whether you’re moving to Thornton or to any other place in Colorado. In addition to helping you if you are moving to Thornton, we also offer storage solutions in both Denver and Fort Collins.

Give us a call for a free moving quote, or to ask us about moving to Thornton or any other moving questions that you may have. In the meantime, let us know what your favorite method of cleaning an old oven is.

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S.

When the weather starts to get a bit colder, we think about snow – and skiing! In Colorado, we love the winter months because those chilly days and nights mean lots of fluffy snow, winter sunshine, and plenty of activity on some of the U.S.’s greatest slopes. Forbes recently rated the top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for the 2014 year, and we’re betting you’re going to like what you see if you are planning a move and looking for a long distance moving company.

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Telluride CC Photo Courtesy of Chuckcars

Number 6: Vail, Colorado. Is it any real surprise that Vail has made this list? For many years now, Vail has been a top ski destination. Vail boasts nearly 350 inches of snow per year, and this resort is seriously massive. Since Vail is a top destination for people from Colorado and all over the world, it’s a good idea to buy your pass and book your hotel room in advance.

Number 9: Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is a cozier version of Vail, and this ski resort also boasts tons of activities for you to do while you are at the resort. It’s hard to think of a reason why you’d need a car or alternate transportation while at Telluride, too, since this resort really has it all – and all of the things you want are close together. A helpful gondola will shuttle you from town to slope, too, so all you have to do is get there.

Number 1: Jackson Hole Resort, Wyoming. Even though Wyoming is the first on the Forbes list, if you are planning a move to Colorado, you’ll be happy to note that this resort is only about six hours away by car, and a lot closer by plane. We think that the resorts in Colorado are more than amazing, but you can head to Jackson Hole for a weekend getaway if you’re seeking a new kind of adventure.

Fort Collins Skiing

Eldora Mountain Resort: there’s something great about Eldora Mountain Resort. Even though it’s not as big as Telluride or Vail, Eldora has a lot to offer new and seasoned skiers. Plus, Eldora is only 70 miles away from Fort Collins – that’s hard to beat.

Snowy Range Ski Area: if you’re looking for something that’s really close to Fort Collins, Snowy Range is approximately 32 miles away. There are lots of things to do in this area too, so you can bring your skis, and maybe some snowshoes along as well!

Loveland: the Loveland area is home to a ski resort or two that is perfect for beginners. If you’re looking for the whole ski school experience, Loveland has the best slopes to test out your ski feet. Plus, this area is home to Matrimony Mountain, which is literally a mountaintop where couples go to wed – after the ceremony, a big party happens at the base.

Long Distance Moving Company Options

It’s not easy to find the right long distance moving company, and we know how tricky it can be. But, we’re also happy to offer all of our clients top rated moving services including unpacking, packing, and everything in between. We will make sure that all your ski gear gets where it needs to go, and that all of your belongings are transported properly.

There are lots of Denver moving companies to select from, but we think that our reputation stands out amongst the rest of the Denver moving companies. Plus, we are one of the few Denver moving companies to offer storage options in both Denver and Fort Collins – just in case you have too much ski gear! Give us a call today for a free estimate, or ask us about any of our moving services.

How to Beat Moving Fatigue

Even if you do decide to work with a Colorado moving company while relocating, there’s no doubt that moving can really tire you out! The process from start to finish means a lot of hours, possibly very little sleep, and a general feeling of limbo – all of which are perfectly normal. If you have just landed in your new spot, we have some great ways for you to feel better quickly – take a look!

1. Go the raw route. Try eating a raw food diet for a few days post-move, and throw some smoothies with extra vegetables and some additions like acai berry into the mix. Simply filling your body with nutrients will help you get back that energy that you lost.

2. Try to detox by hitting a yoga class or a meditation session. Even if these things aren’t part of your normal routine, taking a few moments to unwind and relax during your move can really make a difference.

3. Go for a steam. Is there anything like a sauna or spa to make you feel refreshed and better all around? We didn’t think so! Plus, Colorado is bursting with amazing spa spots that you will absolutely love – you can even take a look at some of our famous hot springs.

4. Take some downtime to spend exploring your new surroundings. There’s so much to see and do in this state that you’ll want to take a day away from unpacking to see what surrounds you – trust us, you’ll be in awe.

5. Start enjoying nature. If there’s one thing that Colorado is good at, it’s nature. From the Rocky Mountains to some of the best hiking trails you’ve ever seen, this state is all about the outdoors.

6. Get your hair, nails, or feet done. Spend some extra dollars on yourself by going to one of our amazing salons for a haircut, or for something as simple as a pedicure. You’ll feel so much better when you return!

7. Make or create something. Even if it means clearing a few boxes out of your kitchen, creating something that’s delicious is a great way to feel better – plus, you get to lick the spoon.

8. Meet up with new friends. If you know people in your new town, why not make a night out of getting to know the town? You can visit a local restaurant, check out a fun bar, or hit up a movie – anything to get your mind off of those boxes waiting at home!

Booking a Colorado Moving Company

Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you when it comes to your move. From helping you pack to helping you unpack (we can do that too!), our goal is to help make your move simpler. Give us a call for a free moving quote, or to ask us about anything else. As a Colorado moving company, we’ve seen it all!

In the meantime, make sure that you spend the time to relax and unwind post-move. It can feel like a rush getting everything where it needs to go in your new place, but there’s really no need to hurry up and move stuff. Simply relax, take it one box at a time, and take some of our unwinding tips to heart.

Find Exodus, your Denver moving company, on Facebook too – just look for our page, and make sure to check out the tips on this blog from your Denver moving company – trust us with your move!

Tips to Keep Your College Student Safe

It’s that time of year again – countless parents are heading to college campuses to help kids settle in after a Denver moving company drops off their stuff. It’s a time of joy and pride, while at the same time, extreme worry. Your child has grown up and moved on to the next chapter of their lives, one where you won’t be there to assure their safety. Tears will likely be shed, a mix of happiness and sadness.

If you want these tears to be more of the happy sort, there are some safety tips you can review with your child before you even contact Denver moving companies to get a quote to move their stuff.

Here is a rundown so your child is prepared, and you can have more peace of mind.

1. Lock it up. Of course this goes for more than just the dormitory door, but it should be mentioned just in case. Some students might become so comfortable with their dorm-mates, they become less likely to lock their doors when in the room. Teach them they should get in the habit of locking their doors whether they are in the room or not, all the time. Better they go through the inconvenience of opening up the door for a friend than become the unfortunate victim of a burglary-gone-wrong.
2. Don’t grant unauthorized access. Do not open your door unless you know who’s knocking, and the same goes for letting someone in the building that you don’t know.
3. The buddy system. This is more than just a way for elementary students to stay safe during field trips! College students, particularly women, should always travel in groups – there is safety in numbers.
4. Don’t flaunt expensive possessions. The same goes for large amounts of money and expensive belongings. Remember that you don’t really know everyone in a dorm. Just knowing you have $4,000 in your room can be just enough to tempt a would-be thief who can easily wait for you to leave. When the residential moving company hired is at work, try to keep the expensive items as concealed as possible.
5. Watch how much you drink. Teaching your kids to drink in moderation can prevent blackouts, and this can, in turn, prevent any unwanted aggression.
6. Map it. Scour the campus map in order to determine where the location of places like emergency phones and police substations are.
7. Call for help. What if your buddy is out on a date, or home visiting their parents? Some universities have an escort program, where you can call to have someone physically escort you where you need to go. If this option isn’t available, call a friend to be that escort.
8. Check the back seat. Before you go anywhere, check the backseat first. You never know when there may be an unwelcome passenger back there!
9. Follow your instincts. Teach your children to listen to their inner voice – if a situation just doesn’t feel right for any reason, tell them to get out fast! Instincts are often correct.
10. Avoid the social media check-in. While it is harmless for the most part, it can prove unfortunate when someone with bad intentions wants to track your every move.

You can send your child to school with the confidence that they’ll be able to take care of themselves if you review this safety list with them. While it can be difficult, it is a natural part of growing up, no matter how unpleasant it may be. It’s hard to let go. At the same time, it can be hard for a student, too. While you’ve looked after them all of their life, this is the first time they’re in charge of their own safety and well-being on a consistent basis. They’ll feel more confident armed with this information, too!

Of course, take the hassle out of getting their stuff there with the best Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage. We’ll make sure their stuff gets there safely. The rest is up to you!

The Kids Are Moving to College: Now What?

If your kids are moving to Fort Collins to attend college or anywhere else in the world, you may be feeling sad and full of anxious feelings. Relax, these feelings are perfectly normal! Plus, there are things that you can do before your kids leave to feel better about the whole move.

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Campus CC Photo Courtesy of Will Hart

Here’s some help from Exodus Moving and Storage when it comes to facing an empty home for the first time.

1. Book some time with your child: spend some time alone with your kid prior to the big college move. If you don’t have any time before the move, book a family vacation or other event during a holiday when your child will return home – maybe a thanksgiving vacation is in order this year!

2. Make sure that your child spends an adequate amount of time with his or her siblings too. If your kids will be separated for a year, it’s important that they get quality time with each other.

3. Consider purchasing a special gift for your grad. Going away to college is a hard thing to do, and your child will feel isolated and lonely at first. Buying him or her something cozy and warm to remember you by is a really good way to make them feel secure, even when they are far away.

4. Prepare yourself for some quiet and free time. It may be a good idea to sign up for a few classes, find some things to do, and occupy your time now that your home will be relatively empty.

5. Spend some time with your partner. If you are married, look ahead to the days without your child as an opportunity to date your husband or wife, and to have some fun. If you’re not married, now you will have the time to date someone new, or explore the dating scene a bit.

6. Get a hobby. Find something that you love to do and start doing that thing. Otherwise, the days will seem endless and stretch on without something to occupy your time.

7. Connect with other parents: it helps to speak to other people going through the same thing!

Preparing Your Child for College Life

Before moving to Fort Collins or any other place, your child should have some basic life skills. Things like teaching your kid how to do the laundry, use a bank machine, and cook some meals are all important and essential. Otherwise, your child will be lost – but, then again, you’re just a phone call away, so make sure that your child knows you are never too far away.

If you are trying to prepare your child for moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, consider hiring movers to help. As Loveland movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has moved plenty of college students to many different areas, and we’re happy to be your Loveland Movers too. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or for additional information about how we can help your child move to his or her new college home.

 

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!

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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

120 NE. Frontage Rd Ste. D
Fort Collins, CO 80524
M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Littleton

6229 S. Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120
M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm