Hello everyone and welcome to the blog about Exodus Moving and Storage. Here, we talk about all things moving related so that you can be ready to move into your new place no matter where it takes you. We are based in Denver and Ft Collins but move people all over the world. One thing we’d like to talk about though our movers who are based in Ft Collins.
Ft Collins is, and always has been rated as one of the highest quality cities to live in. This year alone, Forbes magazine ranked us as number seven, whereas in the past we’ve actually been ranked number one. This means we know a few things about moving because of all the students who fluctuate throughout this town. We feel that one of the biggest difference is that can be made in anybody’s moving experience is hiring a full service mover to help you with all of your different needs.
The definition of a full service mover is one that assists not only with the renting of a truck, but will help you move your furniture into the correct rooms. It’s the ability to go above and beyond simply renting out a truck. Occasionally in this blog, you will see us mention the phrase of two men and a truck, and we cannot tell you how true it is that they can make a world of difference. We know that sometimes you are the only person that you now when you move to a new town. Nobody will be there to provide you with a truck, so hire us to do it for you.
We want to provide you with the quality service that Exodus moving and storage has become known for over the years. Much of Colorado knows who we are, and ask us to help them move. We do everything from residential and business, to government establishment moves. We are very well rounded and we provide you with the best service possible. So before you go and hire anyone else, take a look at the services that we offer, and read our blog. We like to provide useful information that you can use no matter who you decide to go with.
Congratulations! You’ve chosen one of the most beautiful cities in America as your new hometown.
Moving to Fort Collins is a great decision. You will soon be living in a community that boasts a mild climate, great education system, and many activities.
Once you’re officially moving to Fort Collins, it’s time to make a big decision: What you will do for fun when you arrive!
Here are three awesome activities that Fort Collins is known for:
1. Old Town
Old Town Fort Collins is a quant area made up of many historic and charming buildings. The area is a hotbed for great shopping, dining, and nightlife. Young and old alike can find something that suits their fancy in this trendy district.
Here is an interesting fact: Disneyland’s Main Street USA was modeled after and inspired by the Fort Collins Old Town District. It’s a truly charming, warm, and inviting section of town that hosts many activities and events.
2. Horsetooth Reservoir
If you’re ready for a little escape from city life, the Horsetooth Reservoir has what you’re looking for. Only a short drive from Fort Collins, this area of public use lands and water offers a variety of fun outdoor activities.
At the Reservoir you can fish, boat, camp, picnic, swim, rock climb, and even scuba dive! It’s the go-to place for locals and it offers a fantastically convenient escape from the hustle bustle of the city. Plus… it’s outrageously beautiful! What else do you really need?
3. CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden
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Each year Colorado State University horticulture students plant and nurture flowers and plants in the Flower Trial Garden. This outdoor botanical garden boasts 2.9 acres of beautiful flower beds and contains approximately 1,200 varieties of plants. Simply put, it makes a great place to snap some pictures or go for a Sunday afternoon stroll.
Moving to Fort Collins? Don’t mind if I do!
However, before we can get excited about all the fun things to do in Fort Collins, we must first consider how you’ll move your valuable possessions.
Have you gathered your moving estimates yet? If not, you may want to consider researching Fort Collins moving companies, of which there are many. Exodus Moving and Storage in Fort Collins stands out as a top choice and community favorite. They offer quality service, reliability, and a fair price to boot. Leave the moving to them, and they’ll leave the fun to you! Contact them today at 800-549-1488
“Project Sanctuary is where families reconnect.”
Where there is great need comes great responsibility. At Exodus, we are thankful for our freedom and our success and feel that it is important to give back. We actively support our United States military with our time and effort and resources because we wish to show our gratitude for their sacrifice.
Project Sanctuary is an organization that was established in 2007 to address a very big need within the military community. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 21 military veterans commit suicide each week. Armed with these statistics and so many others, Project Sanctuary works with whole families to begin the healing process and to promote new, positive memories to improve quality of life.
The following is from an interview we recently did with Heather Ehle about Project Sanctuary and partnership with Exodus Moving and Storage.
How Does Project Sanctuary Reconnect Families?
Project Sanctuary is the first organization to offer services for the whole family that gives them the time they need to really heal. Many other workshops exist for a couple days at a time. But we have found that after several months or even years of missing a loved one, it requires more than just a few hours to reconnect. Families need time to address the many issues and hurts that have come as a result of their separation. So we take 5-10 families to a YMCA facility in the Rockies for 6 day retreats. We create recreational activities designed to help each family member to overcome emotional obstacles. We call this “diversion therapy”, creating new life affirming memories to replace natural feelings of fear and abandonment. In addition to hiking, fishing and skiing together, we also offer healthy marriage classes and financial education seminars. We balance the practical and the fun which his gives the whole family time to heal together. War is a very serious thing but you would be amazed at how much bonding can be done around a camp fire over smores.
How does Exodus help Project Sanctuary?
Because we are committed to each family that we serve for two years of follow up, we do more than just provide retreats. We become a consistent support for their most important needs. Unable to do this alone, we require many layers of support in the community so that we can help these military families in their most desperate moments. We need other businesses to do what they do best so that we can do what we do best. I first met Joel through a community Veterans Alliance. Soon after, a Gold Star family contacted us. With the convergence of their sons recent death in the line of duty and the mothers current health problems, this family was losing their house. Having nowhere else to turn, they called us when they had only two days to move. I called Joel and explained the situation. And with very few questions asked, Exodus came to the rescue, donating time, manpower and most of all sanity to a very difficult situation for these people. We greatly appreciate Exodus’ community spirit. Together we are able to pick up the heavy load when our military families cant.
What can people do to support Project Sanctuary?
Just to be absolutely clear, Project Sanctuary is not “pro war”, we are pro family. The political aspects of the issue are not our angle. As a nation, I think we have learned from Vietnam. We need regular people to get involved by sharing their time, money and love. I just spent this morning writing grants and I’m proud that People Magazine is about to do a full feature about Project Sanctuary. Most of all we are trying to get the word out there. The more opportunities we have to share what these families are going through, really going through, the more support we are bound to receive from those who want to say that you.
Project Sanctuary is a non-government funded, grass roots organization in need of your support. For more information about how to get involved please visit their website at
At Exodus, moving is our business. We move belongings from place to place. We move people to their new homes and offices. And we move ideas we believe to be important, forward.
One of the most wonderful things about our great state of Colorado is its open hearted, community minded spirit. And specifically in Fort Collins, we have found so many wonderful ways to participate in the great things that are going on within the city. We have earned a reputation for being there when people need us and we are always happy to lend a helping hand for a good cause.
So, what happens when a community comes together for the purpose of highlighting both visual arts and music? Exodus Moving and Storage gets the unique pleasure of moving Pianos about Town.
What is Pianos about Town?
Established in 2010, Pianos about Town was born of the energies and ideas of the City of Fort Collins, the Downtown Development Authority and the Bohemian Foundation. The idea was simple: old pianos would be placed at random throughout the city. Local artists would be invited to publically paint their own designs and styles of art on each piano. The pianos would then be moved repeatedly throughout the city, arriving in various public squares and open air spaces. Local musicians as well as average residents would then have access to them as they go about their day. The idea being that this “happening” would encourage spontaneity, creativity and a positive community environment.
The Bohemian Foundation
In 2001, Pat Stryker founded the Bohemian Foundation with one main goal: making the world a better place. Placing infinite value on the worth of the individual human spirit and its potential for growth, creativity and innovation, this organization now works with other community organizations to encourage these core values. The foundation focuses on music as a primary avenue for facilitating personal expression, believing that it will ultimately foster society’s liberation from many of the social plagues of our modern age.
Downtown Development Authority
The DDA exists to help join together citizens, businesses and government in an effort to stimulate growth. It serves to provide guidance both organizationally and financially to evolving projects in downtown areas.
City of Fort Collins “Art in Public Places” Program
Established in 1995, the Art in Public Places Program is an initiative created by the City of Fort Collins. This program believes that quality of life is directly affected by the presence of art. It works with local artists to encourage and enhance opportunities for public art maintenance and exhibition throughout Fort Collins.
Consistent involvement is one of the main things that makes Exodus Moving and Storage a pillar in our community. We put our money, our time and our effort where our mouth is when it comes to promoting local business and creating a prosperous environment to improve the quality of life in the areas in which we live and serve. But one of the most important priorities when it comes to building a positive future in our neighborhoods, is the environment. We try harder than any other moving and storage company to promote green energy practices throughout our day to day operations, providing an example for our employees, our customers and our communities as a whole.
One of the ways we are involved in our community in Fort Collins is through an organization call Trees, Water & People. Every time we complete a move, we give back to the environment by planting a tree. By utilizing their “plant a tree” program, we are able to plant an average of about 2000 trees per year.
What is Trees, Water & People?
A registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, Trees, Water & People is an organization that was created in 1998 to play an active role in the conservation and management of the natural resources within communities. With a focus on the issues of climate change, clean water and the promotion of sustainability, Trees, Water & People helps people to not only protect the resources they have around them but to reach out to various parts of the globe that need help.
Created by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox, this important group of conservationalists has created a myriad of both local programs in Fort Collins Colorado and beyond, including Reforestation Programs & Tribal Lands Renewable Energy Programs. Much of the work done by Trees, Water & People is focused in both North and South America and has earned both national and international recognition and awards for educational and conservation efforts.
Green Environment Programs for Businesses
Trees, Water & People is committed to empowering local businesses to reduce their waste and increase environmentally friendly standards in the workplace. On average, ten trees are cut down for every one tree that is replanted worldwide. In an effort to offset our carbon emissions, Exodus is proud to partner with Trees, Water & People in global reforestation by participating in their tree planting program.
For more information about this important organization and what you can do to get involved please visit http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/
As both a concerned and involved member of our neighborhoods as well as a leader in the moving and storage industry at large, we are proud to forge alliances in the community. One such cooperation comes from the obvious mutual interest between those who sell homes and offices and those who move into them. We wanted to get involved with the parts of the communities we serve that are helping our clients to become stronger and more stable in their relocation efforts. And the organizations that work to support integrity and the fluidity of this growth are our spotlight for today. Exodus is grateful to be affiliated with several Board of Realtor groups in our fine home state of Colorado.
Fort Collins Board of Realtors
The Board of Realtors in Fort Collins is a membership organization that focuses on the growth of Fort Collins as it centers around the real estate market. Addressing housing issues of all kinds such as zoning and compliance issues, the FCBR is a interactive resource for its members and surrounding community. Including a host of committees offering various events, government resources and educational programs, the Fort Collins Board of Realtors is overseen by a unique entity called a Sustainability Committee and remains a pioneer in its work to create ecologically friendly business practices.
Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors
The main mission of the Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors is to help develop and promote programs that facilitate the buying and selling of property in Loveland Colorado. They believe that through education and support, it is possible to increase the integrity and skill level of these transactions which will ultimately create a positive effect in the community. Working to provide training programs and networking opportunities for all those involved in the housing market, the LBAR is a professional association dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in the real estate sector.
North Metro Denver Realtor Association
The North Denver Realtor Association is a membership organization serving real estate professionals working in the North Denver Metro area. Also known as the NMDRA, this collective focuses on promoting the personal growth of those involved, seeking to improve not only business standards but the economic climate, community and overall quality of life in the areas served. In an effort to improve opportunities and services, this group has many affiliates within its local community.
At Exodus Moving and Storage we have been committed to serving our customers for several years now from our base in Fort Collins. We are excited to have just opened our new office in the Denver area. It’s great to be a part of one of the most vibrant metros in the fine state of Colorado. Our new Commerce City address comes complete with a new area full of new people and a new community we have the opportunity to get to know. Gaining knowledge about this place in an effort to better serve the people within it, we thought we might take this Fresh Place Friday opportunity to share a little bit about the new spot we call home.
The beginning of Commerce City was actually the result of a historical ride through town. Carried on horseback, a kid by the name of Herbert Hast Jr. gathered those inhabiting the land to create an important meeting. Voting for their incorporation in 1952, Commerce Town was established. It wasn’t until a decade later when the town decided to become a city.
Today Commerce City is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and was ranked 16th in this regard by Forbes magazine. Located in Adams County Colorado, this thriving areas population has been growing consistently in leaps and bounds since the year 2000. A suburban neighborhood just to the northeast of Denver, it boasts a cohesive combination of residential and industrial community. Hosting over 42,000 people, Commerce City covers 41 square miles and yet prides itself on maintaining a small town feel in spite of the fact that it is the 19th largest city in Colorado.
With nearby entertainment including shopping and dining, Commerce City is a short hours drive to the middle of the Rocky Mountains. With a large community focus on making sure that its citizens live a healthy lifestyle, there are several sports leagues, fitness classes, parks and trails available. In addition to recreational camps, swim classes and golf tournaments, the people of the city have several annual community events and capital improvement projects at work in order to promote continuous solidarity and cultural improvement.
For more information about Commerce City, check out the official site complete with links to the City government and community resources.
At Exodus we feel that community partnerships are an invaluable aspect of what we do. We work hard to stay abreast of what’s happening in our neighborhood, city and township. Simply put, our number one priority is people. Everything we do is about our customers. For this reason and others, we have enjoyed many years of service in Colorado and beyond. We have said it before, our company functions like a family. With our main offices located in Denver and Fort Collins, it makes sense that we would seek out interesting organizations within these communities to build cooperation with. We take pride in contributing positively to our community and we are proud to support others who do the same. This week we would like to highlight two such organizations that are doing their part to improve life in Fort Collins.
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
While every Chamber of Commerce is different, in general they each have one main purpose: to increase the quality and scope of business relationships within a community. The Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce is no exception. With a membership of over 1200 companies, this organization highlights community activities and events, new businesses, government initiatives and issues as well as showcasing information about the city. But perhaps the most interesting thing about this Chamber is the city itself that it represents. Using the slogan, “Where renewal is a way of life,” Fort Collins offers a host of activities for both recreation and business. A city with a rich history, it is currently known for being a great place to raise children. Many people move there temporarily and end up staying as a result of the kind of comfort and feeling of “home” that they find. With a high value in the community being put on outdoor recreation, it’s a fantastic place to start a business and the Chamber is a wonderful resource and support.
One of the core ideas for creating a sustainable situation on our planet comes out of the concept of self supporting communities. If each community is able to generate resources for their own needs and therefore decrease dependence on outside sources, concepts like excess transportation emissions can be minimized. Be Local Northern Colordao is based in Fort Collins and exists under that very premise. “Together We Thrive,” is their guiding byline and serves as a guide for their central idea- to support independent business and community based endeavors. Focusing on business promotion, consumer education and community advocacy since 2006, at Exodus, we are proud to count Be Local as one of our partners.
Choosing where to move is just the beginning of a new adventure. Here at Exodus we want you to be full of facts and enthusiasm for the fresh place that you will be taking your family and or your business. We have just begun to talk about the new places just brimming for relocation. This week we are highlighting another city that is important here in our home state of Colorado: the fine city of Fort Collins.
Originally founded as a US military outpost in 1864, Fort Collins first name was actually “Camp Collins”. Residing in the Northern Front Range, this city assumes much its character and natural beauty from its location at the Rocky Mountain base as it sprawls alongside the Cache La Poudre River. From a small encampment all the way to a large city, this area now boasts an excess of 140,000 residents and is the 5th largest city in all of Colorado. With an average of 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder that it was widely known after its creation for its agricultural wealth and with over 1200 acres of developed parks throughout, its natural wonders never seem to disappoint.
Today Fort Collins has shifted its focus from crops to a more “high tech” economy, while simultaneously maintaining a keen sense of ecological friendliness. Somewhat immune to national recession averages, the city has experienced consistent growth both economically and socially. Home to Colorado State University and several other award winning schools, this place, despite growth, continues to hold on to a small town community minded approach. The Old Town area of Fort Collins hosts festivals and various artistic and cultural events throughout the year and in general music, theater, restaurants and exhibitions are plentiful everywhere inside the cities limits, not to mention the cities 5 local microbreweries creating an exciting environment for beer lovers and brew connoisseurs alike.
Random Facts & Insights
In 2010 Money magazine rated Fort Collins the 6th best city in the US to live in.
Fort Collins is currently a country leader in its efforts towards ecological sustainability. Utilizing an initiative called FortZED, they are working towards changing Colorado University and their downtown area into a place that generates for itself the same amount of energy that it uses. This will allow them to efficiently maximize renewable resources and minimize waste commonly creating by most other thriving metropolitans.
The only student run newspaper that is published daily in Colorado is created in Fort Collins at Colorado State University and is named the Rocky Mountain Collegian.
Putting our heads together we were considering how to make our company that much better. After over 20 years of satisfied customers in Fort Collins and beyond, we have brought our uniquely caring and detail oriented service to so many. Still trying to figure out a way to improve, the answer was clear.
Exodus is proud to announce the opening of our new Denver office!
5700 E. 56th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022
In the end, it’s a no brainer. Denverites are finding out what so many other Colorado residents already knew: Exodus Moving and Storage is the best way to move. Unsurpassed service and a commitment to community has put our company head and shoulders above the rest. Go ahead; we dare you to call us for free a quote!
With the opening of our new Denver facility, Exodus Moving now offers even more uncommonly prompt, safe and reliable service to make your metro area move breezy. We are excited to have this new opportunity to serve you for your residential and commercial moving needs in northern Colorado and now throughout the Denver metro as well. We are proud to be the moving company and storage company that all of Colorado trusts!