It’s not unusual for people to move back to an old hometown or a previous hometown after being away for a long time. If you’re in the situation, you might be thinking about old friends that still live in that town. Should you reconnect with them? Is it a good idea to try and strike up a relationship once again? As it turns out, there are some very good reasons to reconnect with old friends in person (and not just on Facebook)!
- Reminiscing is good for the soul: Remembering old memories, fun days, and things from the past that you once loved is really good for you. Once in a while, it’s fun to take a trip or two down memory lane to see what you may not remember, or what you might miss from those old days. Who knows, you may even be reminded of a hobby that you used to like, and you can take up that hobby once again.
- You’ll get to compare the person that you were back then with the person that you are now. Hopefully, you’ve grown in a positive direction, but simply talking about the person that you once were will let you compare your past and future selves. You never know, you may want to adopt some of those older traits, or simply look back to a time when you were strong and happy, if you aren’t now.
- You may find a relationship that you were greatly missing, and you may turn an old friend into a new one. Sometimes, people grow in different directions and have nothing in common at a later time in life. Other times, those same people reconnect, and find that they still have a strong bond, and that they really did miss each other. Maybe you’re missing out on a good friend, and you don’t even know it.
- You now have the time to make the decision whether or not you want to be friends with that person once again. There’s a good chance that you didn’t actually make this choice way back when. Typically, people grow apart due to geography or other reasons, and often it’s not a choice to move away from a friend. Now, you have the time to really try to reconnect, and to see whether or not that relationship is worth keeping.
- You can never have too many friends. It’s true, it’s harder to make friends when you become an adult for various reasons. But true friends, friends that really know you, are hard to come by. If you do reconnect with an old friend, you may find that you now have a very good friend to share things with, laugh with, and to help round out your current life. You can really never have too many great friends.
- You may just have a few laughs. Even if you decide that rekindling a relationship isn’t going to happen, you can still sit back and have a few laughs with an old friend. What’s the harm in doing that? Not much, right? So, go ahead and make that phone call!
Getting the Nerve
If you’re already friends with someone on a site like Facebook, you can simply send them a note to set up a meeting time and place. If you haven’t already connect with them online, simply look up a phone number, and give someone a call. The very worst that can happen is that person doesn’t want to reconnect with you, but there’s a good chance that they do want to reconnect. Now, all you have to do is get to your old hometown!
Moving Back With Exodus
We get it — finding movers in Fort Collins that you can rely on is not easy to do. We also understand that you have a budget to respect, which is why we are more than happy to provide you with a completely free moving estimate that we will stand by no matter what. Whether you’re moving to Denver or anywhere else in the world, Exodus Moving and Storage will help you, and your stuff, get to where you are going easily and without any stress. Call us today for that free estimate!
If you’re debating whether or not to make the move to reach out to an old friend, take out advice and go for it. Have you ever connect with an old friend? How did that work out? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or by connect with us on our Facebook page.
Today, everyone’s looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. You’re stuck with all of these empty boxes once you’ve unpacked in your new home, but you want to more than merely recycle them.
No problem! Here are some ways to put those boxes to good use after moving day.
- Trick or treat. If you have kids, you might have had so much on your plate during them move, you’ve forgotten about their Halloween costumes. Never fear, the boxes can save you! You probably have a decent range of sizes, so get to work creating their costumes using the boxes as a base, or put your kids to work to do it themselves. A big enough box can make a great ice cream truck or tractor, while identical twins would make a great set of dice! Get creative, and hit the internet if you are at a loss for ideas.
- Storage. Why buy expensive storage totes, when these boxes will fit the bill perfectly? Of course, if you’re storing things in a damp basement you might want to rethink this, but an attic, closet, or storage unit can accommodate boxes nicely without harming the contents. Take all of your boxes and break them down for storage, and anytime you accumulate stuff you feel like putting away, just pull out a box and reassemble it.
- Laundry basket. Re-purposing at its finest – you can even cut some handles on the side to carry it from your room to the laundry room!
- Filing cabinet. If you have a lot of papers to file, you don’t need to spend money on a fancy filing cabinet. Just grab a box and store important paperwork in boxes! This is a great way to store instruction manuals to your electronics and appliances, tax documents, and even family photos. Just make sure that they cannot be damaged by moisture.
- Imagination encouragement. These days, it seems kids just don’t have imaginations like they used to. When they’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day, just dig out some boxes and let them go to town. I remember as a child when my friends and I would play Barbies and turn cardboard boxes into shopping malls, tacking clothing “on display” to the sides of the boxes. Large boxes become forts, and boys will turn any size box into a vehicle. Encourage them to unplug with a box!
- Car organizer. Even if you don’t have kids, chances are the trunk of your car could use a little organizing. A box is a great way to keep your antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, and spare quarts of oil from rolling around willy nilly, and can keep a spare blanket and other emergency supplies exactly where you need it.
- Gift box. Why purchase expensive gift boxes this Christmas when you can just recycle a moving box? Skip the wrapping paper and let the kids paint them up festively!
- Light box. If you enjoy photography, you can use a box and some white paper or tin foil top make a makeshift light box. This will allow you to take stunning still life pictures, whether your latest culinary endeavor or pictures for a product you sell in your Etsy store. This is especially handy in areas where inclement weather makes it impossible to put natural lighting to use.
- School projects. Whether a science project for the science fair or a diorama for history homework, there comes a time in a child’s life when they will require a cardboard box for some kind of project. Have these on hand, and you’ll always be prepared, sparing yourself from last minute trips to acquire a box!
- Makeshift table. When I was a broke college student and short on table space to display candles and other fun stuff I had acquired, I simply turned cardboard boxes upside down and covered them with a pretty sheet acquired at the thrift store.
- Floor saver. Looking to spare your floors, but need to reorganize the furniture in the room? Don’t purchase expensive felt pads – cut custom floor savers from your cardboard boxes. Your floors are scratch-free, and you don’t have to spend a dime!
- Harvest collectors. If you grow a vegetable garden or have fruit trees, you can use a box to collect your fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.
- Oil spill protection. Have a slow leak, and can’t get your car in the shop for another week or two? Just slip a broken down box to catch the drips in order to protect your garage floor or driveway.
- Pet bed. Your cat probably loves your empty boxes anyway, why not throw in a pillow or some soft bedding and let her use it as a pet bed?
- Shipping. If you have a lot of long distance relatives, you’ll want to hold onto those boxes just to reuse for shipping out gifts and other things. Much better than buying the boxes at the post office or office supply store!
If you are looking for movers in Fort Collins, give us a call. Not only are we movers in Fort Collins, but we also have storage space for rent. Call us for a free moving quote, or ask us about a free moving quote on Facebook. When it comes to movers in Fort Collins, Exodus is your best choice!
As movers in Fort Collins, we know how hard it is to live out of a suitcase. But, that’s probably where you’ll be before you have the time to unpack all of your boxes. It can be hard living out of a suitcase, but we have some tips that will make this process simpler – take a look.
- Keep the colors basic. You may love those patterned hippie pants you have, but unless all of your tops are white or black, they’ll be hard to wear on vacation. Keep bottoms black and tops white or other basic colors.
- Wear and pack real fabrics. Do not pack anything synthetic in that one suitcase, or you’ll wind up looking wrinkled. Keep it to cotton and other natural fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily.
- Keep everything you absolutely need in your suitcase. You don’t want to paw through boxes or wait until your movers in Fort Collins unpack all of your stuff to find your makeup or hair dryer.
- Pack a little black dress in your suitcase. If you find one that straddles the line between casual and dressy, you can dress it up or down. You’d be surprised how much mileage you can get from a black dress.
- Pack some sandals and some dressier shoes and some sneakers. These are three types of shoes that you will want to have on hand at all times.
- Make sure your jewelry is within reach, or just some of it. You can really dress up an outfit (even one that you’ve worn a million times) by putting some jewelry with it. Toss some of your favorite pieces into the suitcase, and you’ll feel much better when you have to live out of that bag.
- Wash your clothes when you can. You can buy small travel detergent packs, and all you really need is a bathtub or laundrymat. The cleaner your clothes look, the most put together you look.
- Hang up your clothes right away. If possible, grab some hangers and hang your stuff immediately. This will prevent your clothes from wrinkling.
- Buy some dewrinkler spray. What? They make this? Yes, they do! You can buy a bottle of spray that will get rid of wrinkles. All you have to do is spray it on your clothes, and then you’re good to go.
Keeping it Together
When you arrive in your new home town, the last thing that you will probably want to do is unpack, right? Well, we can help you with that. As a full service moving company, we can unpack and pack for you, so that you don’t have to live out of your luggage for long. Call your movers in Fort Collins to book a moving date or to get a free moving quote. You can also find us on Facebook if you want to book an appointment for a review of the things that you have to move, and to get your free moving quote.
You can live out of a suitcase and look great, you just have to know the tricks! Do you have any tips to share with others? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or find us on Facebook. We’re sure there are some travelers out there that are pros when it comes to living out of a suitcase, and we’d love to hear from you!
The fall season means apples, and pumpkins, and pies – oh my! In Fort Collins, we love the fall season, and it comes with some of the best fruits and vegetables including pumpkins and apples. As movers in Fort Collins, we know where all the best farms are too, so take a look at this list, and get ready to do some picking!
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1. Bartels Land and Livestock: Bartels is where you want to go if you’re bringing the kids along to pick some pumpkins. You’ll find a petting zoo in addition to pre-picked pumpkins and pumpkins that are still on the vine. Bring your kids to Bartels for a fun fall day that they will never forget.
2. Just What Grows Gardens: in Morgan County, you will find this farm that’s true to its name. At Just What Grows Gardens, you’ll only find things that are currently in season and growing. School trips can be set up, too, so give the farm a call.
3. Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum: the Bee Family farm is a living museum that teaches kids all about life on the farm in the old days. Kids will enjoy costumes and tons of other fun things to do.
4. Lukens Farms: this farm has a petting zoo too, but you’ll also find things like turkey wandering around in addition to lots of pumpkins, of course! Apple season also begins in September at Lukens Farms, so make sure to set a day aside to pick some delicious apples.
5. Miller Farms: this farm has lots of delicious things throughout the year, and fall means pumpkins and apples at Miller Farms. You can start to pick your own fall treats in September, or you can visit the farm before that time too.
Planning a Picking Day
There are few things better than getting out in the fresh and sunny fall air, and picking some crispy apples or large pumpkins (that you can carve later, of course!). As movers in Fort Collins, we enjoy taking a day off to pick fresh produce, and you should too. If you have kids, make sure to carve out a few hours, compare rates, consider the type of farm you want to visit, and figure out if the farm you’re going to has kid-centered activities like petting zoos and rides.
Even though most farms cater to kids, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy picking apples and pumpkins even if you don’t have kids – in fact, your Fort Collins movers recommend it! What better way to get some of that fresh fall air? Plus, you can turn any apples into pie, and pumpkins are fun to carve at any age.
Moving to Fort Collins
If you haven’t arrived in Fort Collins yet, you are in for a real fall treat. This part of the country abounds with amazing produce all year long, but the fall season is the absolute best. If you are looking for Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you. We’re proud to be the community’s pick for Fort Collins movers, and we can help you move too.
We also offer storage spaces in Denver and Fort Collins, so ask us about those rates. When it comes to Fort Collins movers, it doesn’t get much easier than working with us! Call Exodus today for additional information.
Businesses relocated every day. But how can you be sure when it’s time to move? There are a few telltale signs that you need to relocate – and some that should indicate that moving wouldn’t be the best idea. As your movers in Fort Collins, we have a few tips for you that will help you figure out when it’s time to move your business.
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1. Things aren’t kept well: if you are currently running a company out of a building that isn’t kept in good condition, you may want to move. Things that can be cause for breaking a lease include leaky roofs, broken windows, and other structural problems that are having a negative impact on your daily profits and company life.
2. You aren’t getting enough foot traffic: not all businesses run on foot traffic, and it may not make sense for you to seek out a more visible location if you don’t expect or need any traffic from the street. But if you’re selling items that require people to come into your store to purchase things, you’ll want to make sure that your company is visible. Move to get more foot traffic if it makes sense.
3. You need a much bigger space: have you outgrown your current space? If you find yourself cramming inventory into nooks and crannies, and you can’t quite figure out where to put all that other stuff you want to order, it might be time to upgrade.
4. The rent has skyrocketed: are you making enough money to keep paying that rent? If not, it might be time to move.
5. You’re being forcefully moved: sometimes, developers purchase a building with the intent on tearing it down. When this happens, the space that you are renting now might not exist in a few months, or you may be forced to move to a newer, and more expensive, space.
All of these reasons would give anyone good cause to move a business. That said, there are also some instances when moving doesn’t make any sense at all.
When Not to Move Your Business
1. All of your employees live far away from the new location. Unless you want to start the hiring process all over again, moving to a new place may not be the best idea.
2. The cost of a new space is higher. This only makes sense if you are making more money, and if you have been making more money at a steady pace for some time. Otherwise, spending more on a different space is silly.
3. Balancing two spaces will kill your profits. What will you do while you prepare to move to the new place? In most cases, you will have to keep pay the old rent while also paying the new rent to reserve the new space. Make sure to add up these costs, and only move if you can afford to juggle both spaces.
4. Your clients are in one specific area. If you have a steady clientele that lives in one location, be prepared to lose some of these customers if you move. Yes, some people will go to your new spot, but most won’t.
Getting There in One Piece
If you do decide to make a move, you’ll want to go through the moving process as effectively and quickly as possible – this means hiring movers in Fort Collins, like Exodus, to help you with all of your items. As movers in Fort Collins, we have a lot of experience moving businesses of all kinds, and we even offer storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins, so you can store anything you can’t bring to your new space right away. Call us today for a moving quote, or to find out more information before you get that free moving quote. In the meantime, make sure to consider the pros and cons of moving carefully before you make this decision!
If you are thinking about selling your home, there are some things that you shouldn’t do. In most of these cases, you’d never think that the following mistakes were big deals at all, but they can cost you a lot of money when it comes to a successful home sale. If you’re getting ready to move and sell your home, here’s what you need to make a careful note of what not to do – from your movers in Fort Collins!
1. Making your home too nice for the area. Putting a lot of money into a home that’s not in a highly valued area won’t provide a good return. Sure, you might have spent a lot of cash on those new additions, but you won’t see a higher home sale price in return if the neighborhood simply isn’t up to par.
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2. Placing all of your eggs in one basket. Sure, a nicely done kitchen is one thing that most home buyers look for, but you can’t simply update the kitchen or bathroom and leave the rest of the home in shambles. Try to spread your money evenly, so that every part of your home is up to date.
3. Going nuts with popular materials and items. There’s nothing more off-putting to someone that loves the classic look than a modern glass bathroom sink or a kitchen with a back splash that is simply too modern. Try and keep remodels casual and neutral because most home buyers probably don’t share your enthusiasm for tiger stripes.
4. Leaving that candy apple green on the walls. Home buyers want to see a space that’s clean and free from any really bright colors. Take the time to return all of your walls to a neutral color before you put it on the market.
5. Trying to cover up imperfections. You know where your home’s flaws are, but trying to cover those things up with paint, caulking, or something else just doesn’t work. It’s also not a good idea to simply ignore these things.
The best thing that you can do to help sell your current home is to fix the major problems. Ask a home inspector to point out a home’s biggest flaws, so that you can repair those things. If a buyer has to sink a ton of money into something major, the selling price will drop (and you’ll lose money). So, it’s better to fix the things that need the most work – like asbestos in the attic or an electric system that’s seen better days, or you risk losing some cash.
It’s really not the smaller things (like paint color) that most people look at when buying a home. Anyone buying a home will bring in an inspector, too, so you can’t hide those big flaws. Your home might not be perfect, but fixing the things that really need to be repaired is important – more important than, say, a new marble and glass bathroom sink!
Once you do sell your home and move to Colorado, Exodus Moving and Storage will help you get here and unpack once you do arrive. We offer every kind of moving service imaginable, and we are more than happy to provide you with a free quote too. In addition, we have large storage facilities in both Fort Collins and in Denver, so you can store anything that you can’t move right away. Call us for a moving quote or for pricing – you can count on your movers in Fort Collins to give you a good idea of what to expect from the start.
When it comes to selling your home, try and keep things in perspective. Put yourself into the shoes of a buyer, take a look at other homes in your area, and try to imagine the positive things about your home that a buyer will love. In the meantime, let us, your movers in Fort Collins, know if you have any moving questions, or if you need a moving quote.
It’s important to give back to your community – after all, it’s your home! If you have just arrived in Fort Collins, we’d like to share some upcoming community charity events with you. All of these events will include plenty of sunshine, fun, and that really good feeling you get when you do something for people in need. Take a look!
- Old Town Book Fair: this event kicks off on July 11th with the ‘Literary Event Costume Party.’ Dress up like your favorite author or literary character, and enjoy the festivities!
- Dillon Farmer’s Market: while a farmer’s market isn’t technically a charity event, you are giving to your local farmers by buying goods that they grow. Since many farmers operate small farms, your money will be appreciated – plus, you’ll get all kinds of excellent food! This farmer’s market starts on August 1st and runs every Friday until it gets cold.
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- EFAA Beer and Box Fundraiser on July 23rd. This event is held in Boulder, but it’s worth a stop if you are going to be in Boulder that day. Enjoy beer and food and supporting a local charity while you relax and unwind.
- Downtown Summer Sessions Concert Series: this event benefits a host of community outreach programs in addition to the city of Fort Collins (cities have to run on funds too!). You’ll find plenty of outdoor concerts are on the program in addition to outdoor food and fun. The Summer Sessions Concert Series begins on July 18th.
- The Human Race: this road race helps to promote healthy living for kids and teens, and it kicks off on July 26th. Strap on your shoes, and come out to make the world a better and healthier place for kids!
There are a lot more charity events happening this summer in Fort Collins. Make sure to check with local charities to see what’s happening in your part of town, and check out local bulletin boards for additional information about some upcoming events. Summertime is charity time in Fort Collins, and you can have fun while contributing to our lovely town.
Not Here Yet?
If you haven’t arrived in Fort Collins yet (but you’re planning a move), make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage. We are a full service residential moving company in Fort Collins, and we can help you get here no matter where you are coming from. We can also move office equipment, and anything else that you need to bring to town. If you can’t fit everything you own into your new space, we also offer large storage facilities in both Fort Collins and Denver, and we’re happy to provide you with information about these rental spaces and pricing details.
Make sure to take a look around our blog, too, for details about residential moving companies, our town, movers in Fort Collins, and the rest of Colorado – we know that you’ll like what you see! There’s nothing better than taking part in a charity event, and there are plenty of charities to get involved with here in Fort Collins. If you are running a charity event, let us know about it. Or, tell us about an event that we missed on this list. Get out in the sunshine this summer by attending a walk, run, music, or other event. And, remember, the money that you spend at a charity fundraiser will be going towards a really good cause (and that’s something that you can feel great about!).
We’re proud to be your number one pick for residential moving companies and movers in Fort Collins!
As movers in Fort Collins, we’ve seen a lot of different moving tactics. Some people prefer to ship everything that they own to a new location. Others find that buying all new items is really a cheaper way to go. So, which one makes more sense? Here are some thoughts from your favorite movers in Fort Collins – Exodus Moving and Storage.
Buying All New
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Buying new stuff can be expensive, but it does make sense in some instances. One way that buying new things can be cheaper is if you have sold a lot of your old stuff, so you have the cash flow to buy new stuff. Another way that buying new can be cheaper is if moving your items will simply cost too much.
So, the advantages are:
• You have money from a yard sale or other sale to buy new things.
• It costs too much to ship all of your stuff.
• You simply want to start from scratch.
• You can get a really good deal on certain items from a store in your new town.
But, there are some disadvantages to buying new stuff too.
Shipping Your Things
As movers in Fort Collins, we can tell you that sometimes shipping your stuff is a lot cheaper than buying everything new. Really, it depends on the rate you get from a moving company, and how far you will be moving. If you plan on shipping boxes of heavy china from here to China, you may wind up paying a lot of money. But, if you just want to ship some stuff from one town to the next, you’ll find that the cost isn’t so high – and you can get a deal on shipping all of your things at once, so keep that in mind.
What We Recommend
When you’re planning a move, really think carefully about the things that you need to bring with you – and the things that you don’t need. Then, sell the things that you don’t need to bring, and consider buying some new and some old. For example, if your old mattress has seen better days, you may not want to move that heavy item. So, our advice is to mix it up a bit, live in harmony, and buy some new and keep some old – it’s good for the soul to have both!
If you can’t move everything with you, take some smaller things. If you can move everything – do you really need to? Moving can be a great way to start over again, buy some new things, and just keep those things that really matter – it’s like a lesson in minimalism! If you do want to ship a bunch of items to a new location, call us today. We can provide you with some estimates pertaining to shipping boxes, mattresses, and anything else that you may have to move. We can also help you move anything from anywhere to any other place – that’s why we are a full service moving company.
Planning a move takes a bit of attention to detail, and that includes figuring out what you do and don’t have to bring with you. As far as the costs and the labor goes, well, leave that to us! We’re sure that you have questions about what you can ship and what you can’t, so let us know below – and don’t be shy when it comes to calling us for some more information, we’re happy to help.
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Okay, it may not be Paris, but Colorado has tons of amazingly romantic places to bring your loved one. If you are moving to Colorado or you just got here, take the time to plan a trip to one of the following locations – you won’t be sorry!
1. Denver in the snow. Is there anything more romantic than horse-drawn carriages, ice-skating, and the twinkle of city lights all beneath freshly fallen snow? We didn’t think so! If you are in Denver during the wintertime, you’ll quickly understand why this city is full of romantic charm.
2. Mountain lodge escapes: there are too many to list all of the romantic mountain lodges here, but doesn’t the idea of your mate, no Internet, and a cozy fire just sound delightful?
3. The stars! That one might sound a bit vague, but the idea is to climb up to a mountain top at dusk, sit down on a comfortable blanket, and stare at the stars – we promise you that you’ve never seen stars like these before!
4. Aspen’s fall scene. Some people head to New England to see the leaves turn color, but Colorado natives know that Aspen is the place to be. The whole town simply turns to gold when the fall season comes – not to be missed.
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5. Aspen ski lodges. Oh, we just love the winter months here, can you tell? If you like to ski, you have to check out one of Colorado’s slopes. Even if you don’t like to ski, you can wear all the gear and snuggle up next to your partner near a roaring fire.
6. Hot Springs: some say that Strawberry Park Hot Springs are the best, and others prefer different locations. Either way, soaking in natural hot springs brings romance to a whole new level, and you can stay overnight in a cozy lodge too.
7. Camping and hiking. Again, the focus here is getting away from the connected world by pitching a tent and doing some real camping and hiking. If you love to hike, there’s really no better place in the world than Colorado. Pick a trail, grab some gear, and get to know Mother Nature on a whole new level – that’s what Colorado is all about!
We’ll Help You Get Here
You can’t really enjoy Colorado unless you can get here, right? Well, that’s where we come in. At Exodus Moving and Storage movers in Fort Collins, our mandate is to make sure that your move to Colorado is a smooth one. We’re happy to help you with any aspect of moving that you need assistance with, and we’ll even tell you some of our favorite Colorado spots! We also know that you can’t always bring everything with you, and that’s why, as movers in Fort Collins, we offer storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins. Just ask us about a free moving quote or about the price of our rental spaces, we are happy to help you out.
You may not have thought that Colorado is a romantic place (unless you already live here!), but this state is by far one of the most sought after by couples seeking to really escape the hectic life that is modern life. When you get here, simply step outside and enjoy what you see. One of the great things about Colorado, too, is that every season has something unique and different for you and your love to enjoy, so make sure to take advantage of it all. Call us today for information about movers in Fort Collins, or getting a moving quote, and let us know: what is your favorite romantic Colorado spot?
Do you live in Colorado? Are you moving to Colorado? We’re betting that you don’t know some of the following facts about this amazing state. If you think you have your Colorado trivia down, test out your knowledge by answering the following questions (no cheating!).
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Q: Has Colorado ever turned down the chance to host the Olympics?
A: Yes! The state of Colorado gave up its chance to host the Olympics in in 1976. 62% of voters thought that the event would bring too much noise, pollution, and environmental damage to the state, so the Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, instead.
Q: Is Colorado’s obesity rate high?
A: Not a chance! Colorado is the only state where the obesity rate is lower than 20% – you really can’t live here and resist checking out the amazing nature that surrounds this state, and that means getting outside a lot!
Q: Is Colorado completely covered in snow during the wintertime?
A: Not really. Much of the state is actually comprised of farmland and not mountains! The popular ski areas in Colorado are located near mountains that do get a lot of snowfall, but the rest of the state is relatively dry during the wintertime.
Q: Why was the city of Denver built?
A: Unlike other cities in North America, Denver wasn’t built for strategic transportation reasons. Denver was settled because of one very lucrative reason: gold.
Q: What is the Humpty-Dumpty drive-in restaurant famous for?
A: The first cheeseburger! This Denver staple served up the first “cheeseburger” in 1935. That burger might not have been the first burger to have cheese on it, but the owner of the restaurant was the first one to trademark the name “cheeseburger.”
Q: How many mountains over 300 feet does Colorado have?
A: 53! These mountains are called “fourteeners” in hiker-speak, and that means that they reach well over 14k – Colorado has the most fourteeners in North America. Who can hike all of them?
Q: Which part of Colorado has the most pawnshops?
A: Colorado Springs is home to more pawnshops than any other state in the U.S.
Ready to Move?
As you can see, there are quite a few things that are truly unique about Colorado. There’s just a different vibe out here, and it doesn’t compare to way of life anywhere else in the world. Some parts of the state have mountains, some parts are flat farmlands, and every nook and cranny has a story to tell. Are you ready to be part of that story? If you are, Exodus Moving and Storage would like to help you get here – and we’ll even give you a free moving estimate!
We are movers in Fort Collins and in Denver, and we offer full-service moving help. What does this mean? It means that we can help you pack your stuff, haul it, unpack it, and wind up exactly where you want to be – right smack in the middle of the state that has one of the richest histories in the United States. There are plenty of housing options available in most parts of Colorado, but we understand if you can’t bring all of your things with you – that’s not a problem! Exodus Moving and Storage (movers in Fort Collins) offers ample storage rental spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins, and we’re happy to provide you with dimensions, suggestions, a moving estimate, and anything else that you need to know about storing your stuff – just give us a call today.
We know that moving can sometimes be a bit uncertain, but we’re a different kind of moving company. As movers in Fort Collins, our goal is to make sure that your move goes smoothly, no matter where you are coming from. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we love what we do, and it shows! Take a look around out blog, check out our website, and don’t hesitate to call us with any questions that you have about moving or storing your items.
We also want to know: are there any fun facts about Colorado that you don’t see here? Let us know (and how many did you get right?).