Moving across the country or even the world, it is very exciting, but it’s never simple. You can easily make some mistakes along the way. That’s why today, we’re going to share with you the most common and biggest mistakes other people have made when moving to Fort Collins. Hopefully, this article will be helpful, and possibly you could avoid making the biggest mistakes when moving to Fort Collins. Let’s dive in.
Bring the right kind of winter boots
Those designer boots are not going to be of any help to you in Fort Collins during the cold winter months. They’re often not waterproof and not sufficient to actually keep your feet warm. So make sure you get yourself a good pair of winter boots before you move to Fort Collins.
Check your moving options
You’ll be surprised by the number of moving options that are available. Local versus national, renting a truck in your current location versus your future location. PODS versus UBox for portable storage options. So, explore what options there are because you can save yourself a lot of money and headache. There are even some local businesses like LaborJack that could help you move into your new house, so it’s better to check all your options prior to your move.
Save your vehicle registration
Save your vehicle registration so that when you get into Northern Colorado, you can go to the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder (vehicle registration office) and quickly get your registration updated from your previous state to your new state. Don’t pack it at the bottom of some box or throw it away!
Build good relationships with the local service providers
Currently, there’s a lack of handymen, plumbers, electricians, and similar service providers here. We suggest you build good relationships with them sooner than later and not when you need them. And if you have a good handyman already, hold on to them. We are fortunate enough to have some amazing relationships, so reach out if you need a recommendation!
Consider doing the renovation work before you move in
Another thing we suggest is to consider doing the renovation work before you move in. It’s so much easier replacing the carpets and painting your walls before you bring the new furniture in. Even if you are on the fence on whether or not you’ll be doing a project, do it before you move in. The headaches, arguments, pulled backs are worth doing it before your belongings are all in the home.
Look at daycare options as early as possible
If you have a kid who you need to get into daycare, you need to start exploring your options as soon as possible. There are a lot of waitlists, so you need to start looking at your daycare options from day one. You could see waitlists at certain schools 6 months or longer and some more “prestigious” daycares have waitlists hundreds of kids long.
Find a section of Fort Collins to move into
Rather than choosing a neighborhood to move into, it would be better to find a section of the city (N, E, S, W) that you like. From there, you can really dial in your home search. The town is pretty small, you’re going to need to broaden your horizons a little bit and become more flexible in terms of your desired neighborhoods. So rather, look at desired sections.
Wear sunscreen on your moving day
Your moving day is going to be long, so make sure you wear sun protection until you get familiar with the sun intensity in our area.
Learn what the cell service coverage is in your new area
Another thing to consider is the cell service coverage in your new home. Fort Collins has some dead areas, so we suggest you check if your current cell service has good coverage in your new neighborhood. We have Verizon and seem to have good coverage, but we most definitely have some dead areas.
Find a good realtor
Find a good and reliable realtor who will be your boots on the ground and have local-specific knowledge. Align yourself with them so that you can have a pleasant experience when moving to Fort Collins.
So there you have it! Those were the top ten mistakes people make when moving to Fort Collins, Northern Colorado. If you’re looking for more information about buying or renting here, drop us a message, and we’ll get to work. In the meantime, watch the full video on YouTube below, and consider subscribing to our channel: