Posts Tagged ‘moving estimate’

How to Find Moving Boxes

If you’re moving to Denver, Exodus Moving and Storage can help you when it comes to moving supplies like boxes, packing wrap, bubble wrap, and other necessary items to assist you with your move. But if you’d rather find these things on your own, there are some places that you can find boxes to help with your move.

It used to be that you could simply walk into a grocery store, ask for boxes, and take a bunch home with you. But this is no longer the case. Now, stores keep or recycle those boxes, and this means that you may not get any. So, where else can you find moving boxes? Here are some places to find boxes that you may not have thought of.

Bars, Liquor Store, and Pubs: These establishments often have a lot of extra boxes laying around. When shipments come into a bar or restaurant, boxes abound. Ask a local bar owner or pub owner if they have a few extra boxes that you can have for your move. Liquor stores deal almost exclusively in cardboard  boxes, some owners will keep them for just this purpose.

Ask your friends and family members: Know someone that’s just moved, or someone that may have a few extra boxes laying around? Put a notice out on Facebook, and ask the world if they have a box or two that they can lend to you.

Check sites like Craig’s List: Some community sites may include posts from people that want to give away boxes. Often, people don’t know what to do with boxes after a move, and giving them away seems like the best possible thing. If you can’t find any for free, you may be able to buy a bunch off of someone that no longer needs them.

Check with a school in your area: Textbooks and teaching supplies come in boxes, and that means lots of leftover boxes for you to use. Ask a local school if they have a box or three that you can take.

Consider Other Options

There are other ways to pack up items that don’t involve boxes. You can use cloth packaging, or you can use reusable boxes which are a much greener option. While boxes are the norm, you don’t have to use them at all. Consider other choices that may be much more environmentally friendly, and much easier to use and find. Plus, with reusable boxes, you can simply pack them away, and use them again another day.

Our Boxes and Packing Options

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we are more than happy to provide you with boxes and other packing materials, so make sure to ask us about your options when it comes to what we have to offer. Since we’ve been moving people for many years now, we know a thing or two about packing, and we’re more than happy to help you out! Call us to ask about the packing items that we have for you–and to find out about our rates, and how we work.

When it comes to moving, we take pride and joy in making sure that our customers moves are stress free, fun, and easy to plan. That’s why we set you up with a personal moving consultant at the start of your move. From beginning to end, we are here for you. Just call us and ask about our moves, getting a free moving quote, and finding out what a moving estimate for your move looks like. We always stand behind our quotes!

We’d also love it if you would join us on Facebook, so come and let us know what you think about our boxing ideas. Have you found any places to get free boxes that aren’t included in this list? Let us know what your ideas are!

Should You Reconnect With Those Old Friends?

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.

7 Great Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen

It doesn’t really matter whether you’re living in a rental or you own a home. The fact remains that wherever you’re living is your home for now, and you should love everything in it. While you may not want to sink thousands of dollars into a kitchen renovation, you can still do a lot to a kitchen to make it look amazing on a small budget. Even if you’re dealing with a super small galley kitchen, these ideas will make any kitchen space look great.

-Give your walls a face lift: If you’re looking at dark walls and dark cabinets all day, you can quickly turn around the feel inside of a kitchen by painting the walls white. Go with a white that is on the cooler side, and you’ll instantly see an amazing change.

-Think about painting your kitchen cabinets white too. Old cabinets can get a nice redo if you paint them in a stark white color.

-Look into open kitchen shelving. There are plenty of open shelving options out there from glass to wood and even iron options. The trick to making sure that open shelves look great is to keep things that you put on the shelf nice and tidy. Use glass jars, canisters, and other options to put everything in its place. If you’re going to place dishes on the shelves, try and keep them all the same color for a uniform look.

-Change the lighting in your kitchen. If you have old lights hanging, newer and brighter lights can really make a huge change.

-Think about adding a rug. A rug in a kitchen? You’d be surprised at how much life a small rug with lots of color can add! Try it out.

-Decorate with color. Instead of painting with a bright color, add some decor elements that are bright. Things like paintings, flowers, and even bright dishes can add that needed splash of color.

-Take down the melamine cabinets. If you’ve just moved into a rental with melamine cabinets, you’d be shocked at how easy these are to take down and replace. Head to a spot like Home Depot for instructions on how to do this, and pick up some cheaper cabinets at a store like Ikea.

Have No Fear

It can be a bit intimidating to tackle a project like a kitchen at first. Start with something small like painting the walls a brighter or white color, and then move on to something bigger like replacing the cabinets. Every little bit that you do will make a huge difference, and simply making a change to your kitchen can improve your living space so much! Give it a shot, and you’ll see that no matter where you move, any space can be updated to feel like the home you’ve always wanted.

Help Getting There

If you know where you want to move to, the next step is actually getting there. That’s where Exodus Moving and Storage can help. Our Fort Collins movers can help you move anywhere you want to go whether it’s down the street or across the world. Our Colorado moving company has been in business for many years now, and we’d love to help you move too. Simply give us a call, and we will provide you with a free moving estimate that we will absolutely stick by.

Moving to a new place can be a bit intimidating, especially if you don’t love the rooms in your new home, but you can turn any place into the place of your dreams with a bit of decor know-how, and some hard work. Renovating any space is also fun, and it’s a great way to get to know your neighborhood stores. Ready to move? Call Exodus today, and let us show you how simple moving really is!

All About Etsy

If you’re planning a move, there’s a good chance that you may want to pick up some new and cute things for your home. Etsy, the artist’s marketplace, is a great website to use to find some really clever and creative items that you may not find anywhere else.

The issue with Etsy is that it can be somewhat difficult to navigate, since there are so many different types of items and different types of people selling those items on the website. Here’s a guide on how to navigate the site, so that you can find that perfect item to add to your new home.

Using Filters and Reading Tags

Artists making handmade goods, and shoppers looking for those goods, have become somewhat frustrated with people selling items on Etsy that aren’t actually handmade. Since anyone can sell things on the site, some people have begun differentiating quality handmade goods with those that are factory made by using tags such as “Handmade in the USA,” or “Authentically Handmade.” You can also set site filters to include items that are handmade only, so that you aren’t looking at items sold in stores or purchased for the purpose of resale on the site.

That said, there are some machine made, or largely manufactured items, on the site that may actually be what you’re looking for. If you can’t find those items where you live, you may be able to find them for a much cheaper price on Etsy. So, don’t count out items that aren’t handmade unless you are looking for that specific handmade touch.

Buying From the World

One of the great things about Etsy is that it’s a true global marketplace. You can find items from other parts of the world like India and Thailand on the site, and those items are often really unique. If you want an item that has a particular feel to it, consider shopping outside of the US. What about safety and shipping woes?

The best way to make sure that you aren’t going to get ripped off is to take a good look at the reviews that other buyers have posted. Each shop lists reviews of items, and a seller that isn’t trustworthy will be called out. Plus, the site shuts down shops that have received too many bad reviews, so there’s some safety in this as well. Just read through those reviews, and note what other people are saying about a particular item. Otherwise, it’s a great deal of fun to purchase something that’s handmade in another country, so give it a try! And if you buy something, make sure to leave an honest review to help out the honest folks on the site!

Looking Carefully at Descriptions

It can be tempting to base purchases solely on photographs. You do have to realize that most people selling items on Etsy have mastered the art of the photograph, and Etsy even provides people with a guide on how to take the best photos (here’s a mental note to make if you ever want to sell anything on the site). This is why you have to read through a description of each item that you are considering buying. Carefully look at details like dimension information, material specifications, and other notes that might be present. This combined with a careful look at the review’s posted should provide you with a clear idea of what you are purchasing.

For the most part, the developers behind the Etsy site have tried to make the site as easy to navigate as possible, though this isn’t always the case. You can now use various filters in order to search for items, and this helps to narrow down the selection. Etsy is also a great place to go if you want an item for your home, but you don’t want to pay retail prices.

Sometimes, handmade goods can be expensive, but other times you can get a much better price and a better quality product by buying something that’s made locally or in another country. If you are moving long distance, buying newer items instead of trying to transport all of your old stuff makes a lot of sense too!

A Free Moving Estimate

Moving is a fun time that should come without any complicated moving problems, and that’s where Exodus Moving and Storage comes in. We’d love to help you move all of your old stuff, or help you store those items in one of our storage facilities in either Denver or Fort Collins. Simply call us today to arrange a meeting, and we will give you a completely free quote that we promise to stick by.

We’d also love to hear what you think about Etsy, and what your user experience has been — come and find us on Facebook to join in the conversation!

Moving 101: Top 8 FAQ’s

Moving to Fort Collins, CO? If this is your first big move, don’t worry – we’re here to help. You probably have many questions just to make sure you can get this done as smoothly as possible.

Let’s get those questions answered, shall we? Here are some of the most common questions people have about the moving process – hopefully, you’ll read this list and find just the answer you’re looking for!

Where do I start? This is easier than you think. Rather than turning to the internet for guidance, start with your co-workers, family, and friends. It’s better to get recommendations from those people you trust rather than random people on the internet, who may or may not be completely honest with their assessment. When you’ve narrowed your list down, contact the Better Business Bureau to make sure they’re on the up-and-up. If you do use the internet as your research method, know that some shady companies actually pay people to write reviews, so they may not be what they seem.

When should I move? Some people have no choice. If you’re a military family, you go where they tell you, when they tell you. If you are lucky enough to choose the time of year in which you move, you might be surprised to know the best time to move is during the winter. May to September is considered a busy season by moving companies, so it can be tough to land the moving company you want. They might be booked solid! You’ll find it much easier to get the residential moving company you desire during the fall and winter months. Remember to be as flexible as you can – this ensures the moving company can get you on the schedule more easily.

What exactly happens during the estimate process? A representative will come into your home to take an inventory of everything being moved room by room, estimating the size and weight of each item, and how many boxes they think will be required. They’ll go over the logistics with you – what, if any, packing services will be required, the dates you’d like to move, any special information, etc – and use all of this information to create an estimate. At this time, they can answer any questions you have.

What if something changes? If the date of your move changes unexpectedly, if you find there are items you neglected to list during the inventory process, or you wish to remove items from the inventory, just contact the moving company. They will update the inventory accordingly, and let you know if there is a change in your moving estimate.

I’ve opted to pack myself. Where do I start? It’s important you pack items well to ensure nothing is damaged in transit. First, make sure your boxes are up to the task. Yes, you can go to grocery and liquor stores to collect empty boxes, but they might not be the best way to protect your belongings. We can supply you with proper boxes that ensure everything arrives in the same condition it left in. If it really worries you, just leave the packing to us!

What if my new home isn’t ready for my stuff? Sometimes, you need to have your stuff moved before you can load it all into the new residence. In this case, storage is necessary for a certain period of time. Just talk to us about your needs – we can tell you all about our storage options. While we can’t put your family up for a period of time, we can store your stuff!

What about house plants? To guarantee their survival, it is recommended you move house plants on your own. If you’re moving from state to state, you’ll want to check regulations regarding incoming plants. Some states don’t allow it, while others do.

When should I start the process? Sometimes you have no choice, and need to expedite the process. If you can, contact moving companies as soon as possible. Not only will it give you the time to select the perfect company based on your needs, it will increase the chances you’ll be able to move exactly when you want to. This is especially true during the busy season. In the off-season, you’ll be able to shorten that amount of time.

Why More Couples Are Living Together

If you were to move in with your significant other just twenty years ago, you’d probably get some sidelong glances from a few people around you. Living together without getting married was always considered a bit taboo, but that social stigma is slowly fading away. It’s now really common for couples to live together, and some couples even prefer this type of arrangement to marriage for a number of solid reasons.

Why Moving In Makes Sense

The Financial Stance: few college graduates leave school these days without a boatload of debt. In fact, the national student debt is higher than it’s ever been. If you add to that fact the fact that rent prices in major cities are hard for even the wealthiest to afford, you have a problem unless you find someone to split rent with. For those that are already in a relationship, living together can make good financial sense.

It’s A Good Test: maybe you’re unsure about marriage, and maybe testing the waters sounds like a safer plan to you. This isn’t a silly plan, it’s a really logical one. The truth here is that many couples find out they don’t really like each other once they start living together, though some find that they are a perfect match. Why not figure this out before you tie the knot?

You Don’t Believe in Marriage: not believing in marriage is not the same as not believing in commitment. Living with someone sends a clear message that you are committed to that person, but you just don’t like the idea of marriage.

Your Marriage May Last a Long Time: since people are living longer than ever before, you could be married to the same person for more than 50 years – don’t want want to find out if that person is really a good fit for you? Moving in together will let you explore the other person completely.

The World is a Cold and Lonely Place: no, really, it makes sense – why not have someone to cuddle and watch movies with, or take with you to that New Year’s party? Living with someone means companionship, and you really can’t put a price on companionship.

How to Know When You Are Ready

You may have been toying with the idea of living with someone for a while, but how can you tell when you are actually at the point of calling a Denver moving company? If you spend every waking minute with that person, can’t wait to see that person, and want to know more about that person, it might be time to move in with them. Some couples say, too, that moving in together after a year of dating is a good benchmark.

Making the Rules

Before you call your Denver moving company, do set some ground rules for living together. Decide who is going to pay for what, how things will be split, schedule in some you time and some friend time, and learn what the other person’s likes and dislikes are. Above all else, try and respect the person you are going to live with – once respect is gone, it’s really hard to get it back.

Only you can decide whether or not you should move in with your partner. But, your Denver moving company is here if you do! Call Exodus Moving and Storage for a free moving estimate. Once you have your moving estimate, you can start packing and move in with your partner – or, just put your stuff in storage (we do that too!) in case things don’t work out.

Is Buying a House With An Alarm System Safe?

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If you’ve just found the perfect home, you may be wondering whether or not the alarm system that currently exists inside of that home is safe. After all, the prior owners know where the house is armed, how it’s armed, and what the existing codes are. But, you shouldn’t scratch a home off of your list just because of an existing alarm. Follow these tips instead.

1. Call the alarm company, and explain that you are the new owner of the home. This way, the company can change codes, tell you what else you need to change, and go through a complete walkthrough of your home with you.

2. Ask the previous owners about any prior break-ins. If there are some holes in the existing security plan, you’ll want to be sure to patch those as soon as possible.

3. Consider the age of the alarm system. If the system is old, you may want to replace it entirely. If it’s new, an upgrade might still be a good idea.

4. Change the codes right away – you should change the home keys too, just to be safe. You never know who might have the current keys or codes (friends, neighbors, relatives), so change everything to be sure that nobody will walk in when you’re home alone!

Questions to Ask

Aside from finding out whether or not the home has been burglarized before, you’ll want to find out where all the alarm systems are located throughout the house, if any doors have been reinforced, and other details. If the alarm is particularly complex, ask the previous owner how to use the alarm, what quirks might happen, and whether or not things like dogs or cats set off the alarm.

Houses are sold with alarm systems every day, and new homeowners never have any problems – but it never hurts to be safe. So, make sure to go through the tips listed above, and find out all you can about a system that already exists. Also, don’t feel as though you have to stick with the alarm system or the company that was pre-chosen. You can always mix things up by buying a different alarm, or working with a new company. The idea is to make sure that you feel safe in your new surroundings, and that can only happen if you know how your home is protected inside and out.

Getting to Know Your New Town

There’s nothing like exploring a new town, but before you move check out the statistics. Find out if the neighborhood you’re looking at is safe, what the percentages are, and how many homes in your area have been broken into. A lot of these details are available online, through real estate agent offices, and elsewhere, and you never can be too safe.

When it comes to getting to your new Colorado town, Exodus Moving and Storage is the moving company to call. We offer full-service moving solutions and free estimates, so you can sit back and get ready to enjoy the new town that you are about to call home. We’ve also compiled a few details about moving to a new place on this blog, and you’ll find plenty of information about other things too – like the best fairs in Colorad.

If you do have any questions about Exodus Moving and Storage or want to get a free estimate, make sure to give us a call, or “like” us on Facebook to see our updates and learn more about this great state. Remember, when it comes to moving into a house with an old alarm system, making sure that everything is safe is the most important thing to do – take it from your friends at Exodus Moving and Storage!

Storage Rental Space: Things to Think About

Exodus Moving and Storage is more than just a Denver moving company. We also have large storage facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins, in case you need to store some of your items. We know that figuring out what kind of a storage space to rent, or how to rent one, can be a challenge, so we’ve come up with a list of things to consider when it comes to renting any storage space – let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment on this blog or on our Facebook page.

Figure Out What You Need to Keep

The most important thing to consider when it comes to storage space is whether or not you actually need to store some of your stuff. Take a look at the things you are considering storing, and ask yourself if you need to keep the items at all. If you haven’t used something in the past two years, you may not need to keep it. On the flip side, items like furniture that you will want down the road can be easily stored in a safe and secure location.


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Determine the Size of the Storage Space

It can be tempting to pick the largest space just in case you have more things to store, but you’ll want to make sure that you use all of the space you’re paying for. As a general rule of thumb, here’s some help deciding on the right sized space:

  • 5x5x10: small boxes of items like dishes
  • 5x10x10: this space should be big enough to store items from a one-bedroom place
  • 10x15x10: this space is large enough for a three-bedroom home
  • 10x30x10: this is the large space that you’ll want to rent if you are storing items from a seven-bedroom place.

These are just general guidelines, and the most accurate way to rent a space is to call Exodus Moving and Storage, so that we can give you a better estimate of the space that you will need.

How to Choose a Company

If you live in Fort Collins, we can guarantee that we offer the best value for your dollar when it comes to storage spaces. As a Denver moving company, we have been helping people store all kinds of items (large and small) for many years now, and we can estimate the size of the space that you will need. If you do not live in Colorado, make sure to do your homework. Not all storage companies are the same, and some offer better options than others. It’s also important that the property is guarded on a regular basis, and that there is some insurance in case something does happen to the property.

It’s hard to pick a storage space if you don’t currently live in the area where your items will be stored, so take a close look at the reviews that you can find online, and ask your friends and family members for recommendations. You can also call any storage company to ask about details, what’s included in the rental price, and learn more about the contract that you will have to sign. Calling a company is an excellent way to learn what the people working at a company are like too.

Renting a Space With Exodus

This Denver moving company is more than happy to help you out with any storage rental space or moving estimate questions that you have. We will do our best over the phone to predict the size and shape space that you will need, and we’ll even help you move your items to your new storage space if you need some assistance. Call us today for information about our storage facilities, or for a moving estimate, and we’ll find the perfect rental space for you.

Colorado Facts Quiz: How Many Answers Do You Know?

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?).

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.

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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Fort Collins

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