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.
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!