Your Guide to Fall Cleanup

Once your Fort Collins movers are finished delivering your things and all of the boxes are unpacked, it’s time to tackle yet another despised chore: fall cleanup of your new home. Even though you just spent all that time organizing and cleaning, you’re not done yet. (That is, unless the moving gods smiled down upon you and the tough stuff is already taken care of!)

You’ll want to be sure to do at least some of these items, if not all of them, to ensure you aren’t stuck with a bigger mess in the spring, or needing to do something that requires opening the windows. (You probably don’t want to be opening the windows during the winter anyway.) Here’s a guide to fall cleanup so that you’re ready for winter.

Outdoors

  • Inspect all exterior caulking and weather sealant around windows and doors so that you aren’t wasting precious heat all winter long, replacing anything that is missing or damaged. Your wallet will thank you!
  • Inspect and clean out the dryer exhaust pipe. The dryer air of the winter increases your fire risk, so it’s important you remove any clogs of lint and hair before it gets any colder. Be sure that there is some sort of door or vent cover (sold at your local hardware store) so that small animals don’t decide to make their home here over the winter! Your clothes probably won’t smell so clean afterwards.
  • Clean the leaves and debris out of all gutters and downspouts. If you don’t, you might find the melting snow that can’t escape will freeze and expand, damaging your gutters for good. Doing the work of cleaning out the gutters saves you money in the spring, when you don’t have to replace them!
  • Remove all garden hoses, turn off the water in the basement, and drain the spigot completely. Head to your local hardware store to pick up a special insulated cover to keep your pipes warm and happy.
  • Cover the outdoor furniture the Fort Collins movers left out back. Or, if you can, ask the Fort Collins movers to bring the outdoor furniture right into the basement to store it out of harms way all winter long.
  • Inspect all outdoor light fixtures, replacing bulbs that are dead and fixing any that don’t appear to work. Make sure they are clean and clear of debris.

Plants/Gardens

  • If you know a thing or two about plants, go through all gardens and remove annuals and weeds and cut back your perennials to prepare for the winter. If you don’t, you should take the time to learn about gardening during the winter so that come spring, you have a planting game plan!
  • Feed the soil now for optimum growing conditions next year. You don’t even have to buy anything – just cover the areas with leaves and grass clippings!
  • Rake the leaves around the property and dispose of them in lawn and leaf bags, or start a compost pile (after using some to mulch your gardens, of course!). You might not think this is important, but when the spring comes, those piles of leaves can hinder grass growth. Not to mention it’s easier to clean it up now while the ground is dry than in the muddy spring!
  • Plant your spring bulbs now.
  • Mow your lawn one last time, making sure to cut as close to the ground as you can.

Indoors

  • Be sure to call your local HVAC company for a thorough furnace cleaning. If you have forced hot air heating, get them to clean out the ducts as well. Change the air filter in your furnace – and if you remember, change it once a month throughout the winter months to keep everyone healthy.
  • Drain your water heater to ensure there is no sediment in the tank.
  • Head to your attic and look for any signs of a leaky roof so that you can fix it immediately before the spring thaw, when it is likely to damage your house.
  • Dust everything – light fixtures, chandeliers, ceiling fans, window blinds, door sills, etc.
  • Clean your oven (unless the previous owners did it for you, or if it’s new.)
  • Defrost the freezer and clean the fridge.
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to be sure they work.

If you need some help with your move, call Exodus, your Denver moving company, to give you a hand. As a full service Denver moving company, we will make sure that your things get where they need to go quickly!

Top 3 Fort Collins Elementary Schools

Moving with kids is tough. It isn’t really moving to a new home that is stressing them out (unless you have a baby or toddler, in which case it is – babies and toddlers thrive on routine and familiarity). If your kids are school-aged and you’re staying in the same school district, they’re probably excited for the move to the new place. It isn’t the house that’s the problem. It’s when you move out of the district or to a new state entirely, forcing them to go to a new school full of unfamiliar faces.

Sometimes, you just can’t help it – the residential moving company is bringing your stuff to a new state because of your job, or maybe you’re moving to a new country altogether because you’re a military family. Either way, you know that your kids are going to hate you for a short period of time. One way to make sure they bounce back to their old selves is to move to an area where the schools are amazing. But how can you know?

Hooray for the Internet

There is a handy website called Greatschools.org, a place where parents go to rate the schools their children attend so that others looking into schools for their kids can make informed decisions from the advice of actual parents sending their kids there. Who better to recommend the school than the parents sending their kids there? It just makes sense.

Here’s a list of three of the top-rated Fort Collins elementary schools to help you decide the area that’s best for your kids, all compiled by Greatschools.com. The schools listed in this article received the highest score possible, a 10.

Traut Core Elementary

This is a public school offering preschool through fifth grade, and the draw here is the high rate of parental involvement. Any teacher or school administrator will tell you this is the key to a great school. They have a high standard when it comes to a student’s work, but most important is their attention to character.

They know that kids need to learn more than the three Rs – they need to build their character and become strong citizens of their communities. There is such a high standard for excellence here, both academically and personally – the school has been nationally recognized, earning a Blue Ribbon Award for excellence. The school’s national assessment test scores were exceptionally high.

Liberty Common Charter School

A charter school you need to submit a name to enter into the lottery to get in, it is well worth taking the chance. The K-12 school’s ACT scores are extremely high (the highest in Colorado, in fact), and kids that attend are expected to work hard. If you have dreams of your child getting into a top college, this school is a great way to prepare them for that. There is a strict dress code, a zero-tolerance policy on bullying, and very high expectations regarding behavior. It won the John Irwin Award for three years straight (2010-2012).

Extracurricular activites abound – recycling club, robotics club, jazz band, drama, and more. If your child is a gifted and talented student, there is a selection of college prep and AP classes to challenge them. The school also features sports fields for baseball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, and basketball to name a few. Or participate in chess club. If  you’re struggling with a certain class, attend homework club for extra help.

Coyote Ridge Elementary

This school serves students in grades K-5, and parents just love it. The teachers care about each individual student, and make sure that each of them is getting what they need from their time at school each day. The school fosters a sense of community and focuses on both academics and character, nurturing the whole child. Test scores are high – all above the 90th percentile – and this is attributed to the teaching methodology. Teachers here teach to the students’ interests, based on research showing that kids learn better about things they are curious about.

This year, the school won two awards from the Colorado Department of Education – both the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. There is a wide variety of extracurricular things – choir, walking club, chess club, Lego club, and more – and parents have put in over 6,000 hours of volunteer time over the past year. It’s a wonderful community here. If you need help getting here, call your Colorado moving company, Exodus, today. We’ve been Fort Collins’ top residential moving company for many years for a reason! Or, find us on Facebook. Your Colorado moving company awaits.

Do any of these schools sound like a good fit for your child?

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!

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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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 Rent a Bicycle in Fort Collins

When you first get to Fort Collins, we can promise you one thing will happen for certain: you won’t want to stay indoors! Well, not if you are moving to Fort Collins during the summertime, that is (and even the winter months are mild and sunny – take it from your Fort Collins movers). This area is surrounded by so many amazing outdoor spots that renting a bicycle will be the first thing on your mind when you arrive.

If you don’t have a bicycle, though, don’t worry. There are plenty of places to rent bicycles in Fort Collins! Here’s the top list brought to you by your friends at Exodus Moving and Storage, your Fort Collins movers.

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1. Café Bicyclette: this is a café and bike rental place, so you can grab some delicious lunch or a great drink, rent a bike, and get on with your day. Prices are reasonable, and the bikes are always great.

2. Lees Cyclery: Lees is another famous spot to rent a bike in Fort Collins. Lees also sells bikes and repairs bikes, just in case you need to buy one or have your fixed.

3. Recycled Cycles: the idea behind this bike shop and rental place is a great one – if you want a bike, why not buy or rent a used one? Do you need a new bike? If not, Recycled Cycles is where you want to go for a recycled bicycle that is in great shape.

4. New World Sports: this is pretty much your average sports shop, but it comes with great prices, excellent and helpful employees, and bike rentals of all kinds. Head to New World if you’re looking to rent a mountain bike or speed bike.

Where to Ride

Okay, we really can’t list the places where you can ride in Fort Collins. Why? Because there are so many options! This town is literally surrounded by paths, mountains, and trails for you to get out and explore, so it would be kind of silly for us to try and list every one of those paths and trails here. Let’s just put it like this: if you see a bike trail that you want to check out, don’t be shy! Get out there and see what nature has to offer, and you won’t be sorry.

For most of the places listed above, it might be a good idea to call ahead to see if bikes are available. On really nice days, rentals go quickly, and you may be able to reserve if you call early enough (some places don’t allow reservations though). If you can’t reserve, get up early and snag a bike – you’ll be happy that you seized the amazing day ahead of you.

Getting to Fort Collins

If you do have a bike to move, let us know! At Exodus Moving and Storage, our mission is to help you move everything that you have – and we mean everything. No matter where you’re located or where you’ve moving to, we can help. Just give us a call today, we’re your Fort Collins movers, and we’ll set you up with a free moving estimate. We also offer plenty of storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver for you to use if you need to store a few items during your move. Just ask us about storage options, and we’ll find a spot that’s perfect for the things that you need to store.

If you love the outdoors and you love to bike, you’ll enjoy what Fort Collins has to offer – we promise. In fact, the entire state of Colorado has a really laid-back vibe that’s all about the outdoors, and we know that you are going to love living here. From hiking to biking and everything else that you can do outside, if you’re moving to Fort Collins during the summertime – get out and play, and make sure to give us a call for a free moving estimate.

Top Playgrounds in Fort Collins

Spring is here and that means that outdoor time is a must. If you are moving to Fort Collins and you have children, you are in luck! This town is full of amazing playgrounds that your kids will love, and you will thoroughly enjoy kicking back in the sunshine while watching your kids play at any of these play spaces.

1. Fossil Creek Park: if you’re looking for open spaces perfect for flying kites and running around, this is the park for you and your kids. Plus, Fossil Creek Park comes with tons of fun playground fixtures that are massive in size and shape, so your kids will enjoy every moment of climbing in and around this playground.

2. Oak Street Plaza: this part of town comes with tons of great benches, plenty for adults to do, and some really fun water fountains that kids of all ages will enjoy playing in. If you’re seeking something different, check out Oak Street Plaza.

3. Spring Canyon: forget about small sandboxes – this park comes with a massive sand lot that your kids will be talking about for years to come. Plus, Spring Canyon includes a slide that’s actually built into the side of a mountain – what could be more impressive than that?

4. Spring Creek Gardens: this isn’t your traditional playground. This park consists of little gardens, sheds, and plenty of sand for kids to play in. Your kids won’t be able to slide while they are at Spring Creek, but they will have plenty to do and imagine while playing in the sand or stepping through the gardens!

5. Edora Park: if you’re looking for a traditional type park, this is the one for you. Edora Park is filled with massive trees that provide plenty of shade for parents while kids can enjoy the various slides and swings that this park has. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day beneath the tall trees!

A Different Take on Playgrounds

Colorado lends itself to wide open spaces, plenty of rough and tumble play, and tons of things for kids to climb. You can bring your kids to a regular playground full of regular swings and slides, or you can consider taking your kids to one of our large parks that simply filled with trails and trees. There’s been a recent movement towards playgrounds that are more open lately (like the one mentioned in this article), and that might be something to consider when looking for a place for your kids to play. In the meantime, start packing your stuff – For Collins a waits!

Moving to Fort Collins

 

Park

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Fort Collins has plenty to offer kids and adults alike, and we have some of the best playgrounds available (with all of the wide open spaces in this state, playgrounds here are just amazing!). But, you’ll have to get to Fort Collins first, and that might mean packing up your stuff and moving to this great town. If you are in the middle of moving to Fort Collins or you’ve just sold your house and need some help, let us know.

We offer full service moving help, and we are a reputable moving company with many years of moving under our collective belts. We also offer large storage rental spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado, so you can store anything that doesn’t fit into your new home. When it comes to moving, we know that making some decisions can be tough, and finding out about your new home can be hard too. That’s why we’ve gone the extra mile to provide you with everything that you need to know about Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado in general on this blog. We’ve even thrown in some of our best moving tips for you to take a look at.

If you need help with your move or you just want to ask us a moving question, give us a call. We’re also happy to provide you with free estimates for just about anything that you need to move (even if you want to move a playground!). We want to know, too, what’s your favorite park in Fort Collins or in some other part of Colorado? 

Fresh Place Friday: Moving to Music

Last week, we talked about a few of the big differences between Los Angeles and Denver.  For this edition of Fresh Place Friday, we’d like to focus in on a feature both have in common: world-renowned outdoor amphitheaters.

If you are considering moving to Los Angeles or moving to Denver, you are in for some world class entertainment and rich musical offerings in each location.  The Hollywood Bowl brings to mind the glamour and spectacle of Hollywood legend.  It is a perfect reminder that underneath the surface fads and trends, there is artistic achievement that can inspire awe.  Red Rocks showcases the stark natural beauty of Colorado and the vibrant relief of the Denver skyline.  It is as though a stage naturally formed through geologic events. When people come to a concert, they are simultaneously visiting nature and enjoying the showcased talents of advanced society.

Until recently, the natural acoustics of the Hollywood Bowl had been diminished by its massive and iconic shell rather than amplified.  It has undergone several changes in structure and materials throughout the years, although the dome shape has remained for the last seventy years.  The Bowl, as the locals call it, is probably the only building that has been worked on by both Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, two of the most influential architects of the last century.

Red Rocks is a park and amphitheater 15 miles outside of Denver and has been hosting events as far back as 1906. It was purchased by the city of Denver in the thirties to showcase the city and its culture, but the main attraction has always been the huge fountain formation of rocks that encase a nearly perfect storm of sound and sight.  Huge and angled red rocks jut out from stage right, and provide a natural amplifier that hones the music for the 10 thousand seats in between it all.  The unassuming disc shaped stage was designed by a Denver architect and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, but the point has always been the discovery of an ideal place to listen.   And in the case of Red Rocks, nature took care of the details.

Both venues are great to take in the sunset and exist as constantly memorable summer venues, although Red Rocks is the only one that remains open year-round.  Both venues have hosted legendary concerts and have subtly made their mark on popular culture.  Even acts such as the Beatles, who performed at each, could not overshadow the stage they were on.  Red Rocks helped to popularize U2 in the eighties and remained the favorite stopping place of the Grateful Dead.  The Hollywood Bowl has drawn opera and symphony performers from the peaks in Paris and Italy since the twenties.

If you move to Denver or move to Los Angeles, you would be remiss to neglect spending an evening at a live outdoor music venue.  Whatever your tastes, the diverse line-up of world class acts will give you an opportunity for an experience you will never forget.

Fresh Place Friday: Moving from Los Angeles to Denver

On the Move from Way out West

This week’s Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to one of our most popular moves: moving from California to Colorado. There are many differences between these two sunshiny places and many compelling reasons to live in them both. But at Exodus, we are happy to help you move to Colorado from California or the other way around.

Los Angeles is a seaside center of entertainment. Once a destination for millions east of the Rockies, L.A. has been hit hard during the economic downturn, and many are leaving to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Many of these people are moving to Colorado.

You can watch television or visit a movie theater just about anywhere in the world, and eventually you will see the familiar images of Los Angeles: the beaches, the Hollywood sign, Sunset Blvd, and so on. You are only seeing pictures of a fraction of this sprawling metropolis.

What separates Los Angeles from almost every other city is how spread out it is. It was not built around a center (although there is a downtown) that serves as the economic and political hub. Instead there are several centers laid out across 30 or so square miles that make up Greater Los Angeles. From older cities like Pasadena to expansion burgs in the San Fernando Valley to the elite, iconic vistas of Malibu, Los Angeles is a diverse passage through time and culture. Everyone complains about the inadequate public transportation, but the fact is that in most cases, public transportation simply isn’t practical. Yes, the first and possibly greatest difference from Los Angeles life to Denver life is the time you will spend in the car. Don’t get us wrong, Denver has its share of traffic jams, but they are like a horse and buggy country ride compared to the 405 freeway. An Angelino can count on getting at least two hours a day back after moving to Colorado.

Another huge difference is the scenery. Los Angeles has a little of everything, but just a small helping of each. You are a short distance away from an ocean, a desert, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Angeles National Forest. For a couple months of the year, there might even be snow just an afternoon drive away. In Denver you are limited to the prairies and the Rockies, but these are the premium versions. In Colorado, you know how expansive an open space really is and how towering mountains really can be. Finally, while the air quality in Los Angeles has improved dramatically in the last twenty years, it simply cannot compare to the cool, refreshing mountain air of Denver. An Angelino who exits his car for the first time after arriving will find it tough to get back in and close the doors.

Needless to say, the weather differences are dramatic, as there are roughly two seasons in Los Angeles to the four you will experience in Denver. In L.A. there is hot, warm, and chilly. Both places get about the same amount of rain (yes, it does rain in L.A.), but anyone who is moving to Colorado should also be prepared to shovel snow and wear thick clothes. There is quite a difference in magnitude between Los Angeles cold and Colorado cold, and any Angelino should expect to take a couple of winters to adjust.

Back to School: Exodus and the UNCAA

As Colorado’s premier local and long distance moving and storage company, at Exodus, we believe the best part of being in the neighborhood are the opportunities to make it a better place.  Whether it is donating trucks to help out with the food drives of several Colorado food banks, investing in at-risk youth by helping out groups such as Alternatives to Violence and Reflections for Youth, keeping tune with the Fort Collins Symphony, or helping to support the families of fallen Colorado soldiers through the SEAKR Foundation, our Colorado community roots stretch as far and wide as the highways we travel.

One of our latest community partnerships has us teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association by offering savings to its members and proceeds to the association. We are looking forward to delivering a check once a month representing 3% of the paid moving costs from UNC Alumni Association members on any local move, long distance move and auto transport.

At Exodus, we have an impeccable reputation for safe, smooth and reliable moves, demonstrated by the fact that we have one of the lowest breakage ratios of any moving company in Colorado. Despite this distinction, in addition to proceed donation, we are also offering Half Cost Valuation on lower deductible options. This will include Free Valuation Coverage of $100,000 with a $500 deductible, representing a savings of nearly 25%.

The University of Northern Colorado has been teaching Colorado a thing or two for decades through its many distinguished alumni who have won awards for their work in the classroom and through its influential Tointon Institute for Educational Change.  The UNC Alumni Association ably helps to integrate over 100,000 alumni, students, and friends into the life of the university and the community at large and we are proud to help in any way we can. That is why we are looking forward to the UNC Alumni enrolling Exodus for their moving and storage needs.  It’s a back to school deal for the UNC Alumni Association members and another lesson in helping out the community for us.  Who knew having class could be so much fun!

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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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