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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 3M ago

People move for all kinds of reasons, whether they get a new job or they simply want to live in a different part of town or a different area of the country. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re proud to serve all of Colorado, and if you’re looking for a professional moving company, we’ll be more than happy to get your belongings from point A to point B.

In this post, we’ll look at a few different reasons why you might decide to move, and how you can best prepare yourself and your family for the transition from one place to another.

1. I Got Married!

Getting married is meant to be one of the most exciting events in a person’s life, and next to the birth of a child, many people say that it’s the most memorable thing of their lives. If you’re planning your wedding, or you’ve recently observed your nuptial vows and you’re preparing to move to a new place, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time not only for the physical transition, but the emotional one as well. This may be the first time that you’re living with your new spouse, and getting married can bring about a lot of change. Be sure to talk to your spouse about where you want to live, and listen to their desires about location, budget, etc. Once you’re ready to go, our team can make sure that you get the best moving service possible.

2. I Got a New Job!

A new job is also exciting for many people, and if you have to relocate, you’re likely looking forward to both your new job and your new home. You may have landed your dream job, and if so, you don’t want moving troubles to hinder your joy of getting to your new city and getting settled in. It’s a good idea to talk to your new employer about whether or not they will be covering some or all of your moving expenses, since you are relocating in order to work for them. Regardless of the situation, Billy Goat can help you move to your new place, whether it’s in Denver or Steamboat Springs.

3. I’m Ready for a New Adventure!

You don’t have to have a specific reason to move, such as getting married or starting a new job; you may simply be ready for a new adventure! You may have lived your entire life up until now in the same house in the same town, but now you’re ready to see the world and experience new things. You might not be ready to move across the country, and there are plenty of spots in Colorado that offer a wealth of adventurous opportunities. No matter where you want to go in the state, our crew can help you get there.

If people have been asking you, “Why are you moving?” then hopefully you have a good answer for them. Even if you don’t, you’re likely looking forward to moving into your new place and getting settled so that you can experience everything that your new city has to offer.

When you’re looking for an expert moving company, let Billy Goat show you why so many people have trusted us with their belongings. We offer professional packing and moving services, and we can even help you find the right storage solution for those items that don’t fit in your new place. We can move pianos and safes, along with everyone else in your house or apartment.

Contact us today by using the form below, or by giving us a call at (970) 541-9121!

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 4M ago

At Billy Goat, we love helping people relocate closer to the Rockies, and if you’re looking for moving companies in Colorado, we’re here to help. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to get your belongings from your old house to your new one, and before you know it, you’ll be settling into your new place, with the Rocky Mountains visible out the window. If you’re planning a springtime move, here are some things to keep in mind!

1. Colorado is a Very Popular Place

Since you already live in Colorado, you likely already know that the state is a very popular place. People come from all over to ski during the winter and early spring months, and cyclists and hikers frequent the roads and trails during the summer and early fall. Moving in April and May can be the best times to settle in, while there is a bit of a lull in the tourist traffic. If you’re moving to Boulder or Fort Collins, or perhaps somewhere in the mountains like Estes Park or Idaho Springs, spring can be the best time relocate.

2. Check the Roads

Even though the sun may be shining on the Front Range and Eastern Plains of the state, the same may not be true for the mountain passes and roads. Snow can fall very late in the year, and if you’re moving to the Western Slope, your preferred route may be a bit cold and snowy. Having to go up and over the Continental Divide means that it’s important to check that your vehicle is ready and that you’re prepared for inclement weather. We’ll make sure that our truck is ready to go so that your belongings arrive safe and sound.

3. Use the Weather to Your Advantage

If you do live in a warmer spot of the state, then use the weather to your advantage. You’ve likely already sold your home and found a new one near the Rockies, but if not, then spring can be a great time to find a potential buyer. People are often in the buying mood during this time of year, since they want to be moved in and settled before summer arrives.

You may also want to have a garage or yard sale before you move, and a warm weekend in March or April can bring in a great crowd. Advertise your sale a few weeks before the date, and hope that a spring snowstorm steers clear of your town or city.

4. Get Ready Physically

While our team will handle all of the heavy lifting, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re physically ready to move. If you’ve been fairly inactive during the winter months, take some time to get outside to walk or run, or hit the gym a few times before moving day arrives. Also, if you’re going to be moving to a higher elevation, it’s smart to work on your lung capacity!

When you want a moving company that can take care of your things and provide friendly and professional service, contact Billy Goat today. Even though we’re located in Fort Collins, we’re proud to serve all of Colorado!

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 4M ago

At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re dedicated to helping make your move easier each time. If you’re planning to move into a new house across town, or you’re heading from Loveland to Colorado Springs, we can make sure that your belongings arrive safe and sound. As a local moving company, we understand what it takes to ensure exceptional service and how to build a friendly relationship with every customer.

There are many mistakes that can make your move a hassle, and in this post, we’ll look at some common ones and how you can avoid them.

1. Trying to Move Everything You Own

If you’ve lived in the same house for many years, then there’s a good chance that you’ve amassed quite a few belongings. If you’re someone who never throws anything out or has a hard time donating items when they’re no longer useful, then you may have quite a few things that you plan on putting in the moving truck. Trying to move everything you own can make the process more burdensome than necessary, and taking some time to go through each room and getting rid of some things can greatly alleviate your stress.

2. Leaving Things to the Last Minute

There’s a lot that goes into moving, and leaving things to the last minute can make life unbearable for a few days. You’ll want to make sure you’ve notified the post office, your utility companies, and your bank that you are moving, and you’ll want to be sure that the moving company you’ve hired will be there on the right date. You definitely don’t want to leave packing to the last minute, as that can make you want to pull your hair out. With our professional packing and moving services, we can help you get everything ready to go, while you focus on notifying those who need to know that you’re moving.

3. Not Labeling Your Boxes

Cardboard boxes are the backbone of any move, but if you don’t label them, they can quickly become the most frustrating part of your move. Not labeling your boxes can cause them to be put in the wrong room, or they could be stacked incorrectly in the truck, which can lead to something fragile or valuable being broken. Writing down the contents of each box on the side and top of the box will let our team know what needs to go where in your new place, and marking boxes as “Fragile” will ensure that they are handled with care. We will treat all of your belongings with respect, and make sure they arrive in perfect condition.

These are just three of the more common moving mistakes that you can encounter as you plan to relocate. At Billy Goat, we’re here to make sure your move goes smoothly, and no matter where you’re going in Colorado, we’ll take care of your belongings.

Contact us today to schedule your move. You can use the form below, or you can call us at (970) 541-9121.

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 5M ago

At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re dedicated to making your move easier, no matter how many times you relocate in your life. You might be moving out on your own after high school, or you might be moving in with a significant other or your new spouse after college, but whatever the case may be, our expert team is here to make sure that your things arrive safe and sound at your new place. We serve the entire state of Colorado!

Your First Place

There’s something special about the first place you live in on your own (or at least apart from your parents). It might be a shared apartment or house with friends or siblings, but you have a place to call yours, and you can decorate and furnish it however you want. You are responsible, however, for the upkeep, rent, and other costs that come with being an independent adult. If you’re getting ready to move into or out of your first place, we’ll be there to help.

Buying Your First House

Buying your first house is an exciting time for everyone involved, and as you near your closing date or the end of construction, it’s important to have a mover lined up and ready to go. You might be moving out of your first apartment or your fifth, but whatever the situation, Billy Goat can be there to transport belongings. It doesn’t matter if you’re going from Longmont to Loveland or Limon to Laporte, our team and truck will be ready to go!

Your Retirement Spot

Over the course of your lifetime, you may have moved multiple times, and now you’re ready to settle down somewhere quiet. Perhaps you’ve lost track of just how many times you’ve moved, but you know that you have one last relocation in you. You’ve found the perfect house where you can spend your retirement, and as you pack your boxes, you know that a serene spot awaits you. With our moving professionals, you can rest assured that all your belongings will be treated with care and respect.

If you want to make your move easier each time, then contact Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins today. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving into your first apartment, you’ve just purchased your first house, or you’re ready to relocate for retirement – we’ll be there to handle all of the logistics of moving your stuff. We also offer professional packing services, and if you don’t have room for something in your new place, we can help you find the ideal storage solution. We have experience with moving pianos and safes, and our motto has always been, “If it can be moved, we can move it.”

Contact us today by using the form below, or by calling us at (970) 541-9121. A member of our team will gladly answer all of your questions, and if you need to schedule a move, they will help you find the date that works best for you and your family.

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 5M ago

If you’re close with your family, then they may be over at your house all the time, or you may visit them in their homes on a regular basis. You enjoy spending time with them, and you love making memories every chance you get. If life circumstances have changed for you or a family member, and you’re contemplating moving in with relatives, or a relative is coming to live with you, there are a few things to consider. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we want to make your move a success, and if you’re relocating into a multi-generational house, here are some things to keep in mind.

Living Arrangements

If your parent (or parent-in-law) is coming to live with you, then you want to be sure that the living arrangements are agreeable to everyone. The classic “mother-in-law” suite can be a good solution to this, as it has its own entrance, its own kitchen, and its own bathroom. If the house you’re going to be living in doesn’t have an attached residence, then be sure to have a conversation with everyone involved on what will be the best situation for all. Our team will make sure everything is moved into the proper rooms so that you can create the ideal setup.

Evaluate Your Stuff

If you’re the one who’s moving in with your parents or in-laws, it’s important to evaluate the amount of stuff you’re bringing with you. You may only be living with family for a short time, but you still want to be comfortable while you’re there. Putting a few things in storage, or getting rid of some unnecessary items, can help you cut down on the number of boxes that you bring with you.

If your parents or grandparents are moving in with you, be sure you know how much stuff they are bringing with them. You may have some space in the attic, basement, or garage, but you don’t want their possessions spilling over into the living areas. If they’re of the Baby Boomer generation, they may have a “hold on to it just in case” mentality about their possessions, so helping them find a suitable storage option can help put their minds at ease. At Billy Goat, we can help you find the ideal storage space.

Personal Space

Even though you may love spending time with your family members, you still need your personal space, as do they. You can set up your common areas such as the living room and kitchen so that they function well for everyone, but when it comes to your bedroom or bathroom, think about how you want it to look and feel. The same goes for their personal spaces, and giving them the freedom to design and arrange as they see fit can make them feel more at home.

If you’re moving in with relatives in the near future, or they’re coming to live with you, contact Billy Goat today. We proudly serve all of Colorado, and we can make your move an enjoyable experience.

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 6M ago

Back in December, we wrote about packing your kitchen and how you can set yourself up for success when it comes time to move to a new place and unpack all your pots, pans, and dishes. If you’ve moved in the last few months, we hope that our blog was helpful and that you were able to transport everything safely. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we want everyone’s move to be a success, and in this post, we’re going to continue our series on packing the rooms in your house by covering the bathroom.

Set Aside the Essentials

Before you begin putting things in boxes and bins, make sure you set aside those essential items that you’ll need during moving day and the first few days in your new place. Travel-size bottles of shampoo, body wash, and toothpaste can be packed in your overnight bag, and it’s important to remember soap, deodorant, and other toiletries. Don’t forget to pack a towel or two in your travel bag, since you’ll likely want to take a shower once the move is done. You’ll also want to be sure that any medications you or your family members need are packed in the overnight bags.

Throw Things Away

When you’re going through the medicine cabinet or the cupboard underneath the sink, chances are you’re going to find items that need to be thrown away. There might be some old makeup tubes or cleaner bottles that you can toss, and if you come across that hair dryer you forgot you had, make sure it still works before you pack it. If it doesn’t, throw it in the trash can and you’ll have one less thing to move!

Packing Your Towels

If you have a plethora of bath towels and washcloths, take the time to sort through them to see which ones are worth keeping. The old, ratty ones can be set aside and used when you’re cleaning the house before you move, or you can donate them to a local pet shelter for bedding. The towels you’re going to keep can be folded up and used as padding to protect fragile or breakable items that you pack into boxes. However, make sure that you don’t put too many towels into one box, as they can add quite a bit of weight.

Stock Up on Baggies

When you’re packing shampoo or soap, make sure you have plastic baggies on hand so that you can prevent leaks and spills inside your boxes or suitcases. The last thing you want is to open a box and find that your shampoo has leaked all over the place. Make sure the plastic is durable and that there’s little to no chance of the baggies coming open or breaking during transit.

If you’re getting ready to move, you might be dreading packing up your house. Hopefully this post will help when you’re organizing and sorting things in your bathroom, and if you need help, Billy Goat is happy to provide professional packing services.

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 6M ago

When many people move, they’re relocating to a larger house or apartment, either because their family is growing, or because they’ve been saving for years and can finally afford that three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. However, there are those who are downsizing their living situation, perhaps because they’ve retired, or because certain circumstances have brought about the need to downsize. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we can help you move into your new place, no matter how big or small it may be!

The Positives of a Smaller Home

While it may seem disheartening to move into a smaller house, especially if the circumstances that caused the move were out of your control, there are positives that can be found. Smaller houses and apartments often require less upkeep, and the utility costs are often much lower. If you’re renting, your monthly rent will most likely be lower, which means you could end up with more spending money. Smaller residences are often closer to city centers, so instead of driving to work, you can walk or bike and save on gas money!

Purging Your Belongings

Moving into a smaller house will most likely mean that you’ll have to get rid of some things before you relocate. Your sectional couch may not fit in your new living room, so you may need to put it on Craigslist or see if there’s a relative who can take it. That being said, you’ll also have the opportunity to find a new couch or loveseat that fits perfectly in your new place!
When purging your belongings, it’s important to think about what you really need and what you can live without. A good place to start is your closet – are there items that you no longer wear that could be taken to the local thrift store? Another good spot is your kitchen – do you have cups and dishes that you never use, and could therefore donate to a worthy cause? Once you get started, you may be amazed at what you haven’t looked at or used in a long time.

Scheduling Your Move

Once you’ve found a smaller home that fits your budget, and you’ve gone through your current house or apartment and gotten rid of things, it’s time to schedule your move. At Billy Goat, we can help you find a date that works for you, and if you have items that you want to keep but don’t have space for right now, we can provide an ideal storage solution.

Organizing Your New Home

One thing that many people look forward to after moving is organizing their new home. With a smaller place, this will take you less time, and if there’s less storage space, you’ll have to be more intentional about what you have on display and what you stash in the closets or cupboards. You’ll also know where things are, which means you won’t have to go searching for them when you need them.

If you’re looking for a moving company in Fort Collins who can help you relocate to a smaller home, contact us today. We proudly serve all of Colorado!

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 6M ago

If you’ve been thinking about buying a house for some time, you might be waiting for that “perfect” time when there’s plenty of inventory but not a lot of competition. While that time may come, it’s not very likely that you’ll be able to find the ideal house at the ideal price at the ideal time of the year. In Colorado, the housing market can fluctuate drastically throughout the year, and at some times, it’s a sellers’ market, and at other times, the buyers have the advantage. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re always ready to help you move to your new home, no matter what time of the year it is.

The Spring Surge

As the weather begins to change from cold to not quite as cold in Colorado, it’s very likely that you’ll see real estate signs popping up across the state. The slow winter season is over, and people who have been thinking about selling finally put their house on the market. This can be a great time to find a new house, but it can also mean that there’s lots of competition for the same properties. This can drive up the final purchase price, which can put an ideal property out of your price range. If you’re thinking about buying this spring, now is the time to begin thinking about what you want to spend and what kind of loan you can get from your bank.

Ready to Move In

Another good time to buy a house can be the fall or winter, where the number of buyers is a bit lower, since people are settling in for the colder seasons of the year. If you were able to find a house in November or December, and you’re getting ready to move in, be sure to reserve your moving date sooner rather than later. Local moving companies will begin to get busier and busier as the new year goes on, and it could be more difficult to land the date you want. At Billy Goat, we always do our very best to accommodate your first request, and we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits your schedule.

Do What’s Right For You

Regardless of what time of the year it is, it’s always important to do what’s right for you and your family when it comes to buying a house. You may have been saving for several years so that you can make a sizable down payment on whichever property you choose, and if you’re ready to buy, be confident in that decision. If you’re okay with waiting a few more months to see what else comes on the market, you can do that too. No matter what happens, the Billy Goat team will be there to help when you’re ready to move.

Call us today at (970) 541-9121 to learn more about our moving services, or contact us by using the form below. We proudly serve all of Colorado, and we can move everything you own with ease and professionalism.

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The New Year is finally here, and at Billy Goat in Fort Collins, we hope that 2018 has great things in store for you. We also know that a new year can bring about new things, and with new things can come many changes, which can create the need to move to a new place. When you need a professional moving company, we can make sure that your things get from your old house to your new one in one piece, and that your moving experience is a pleasant one!

A New Job

If you spent the holidays applying for new jobs across Colorado, hopefully you’ve landed one and you’re looking forward to starting it in the next few weeks. At Billy Goat, we serve the entire state, so no matter where you’re going, we can help you get there. If you currently live in Loveland and you need to move to Colorado Springs, we can help you pack, load, transport, and unload your personal belongings. Our trucks are kept well-maintained, so you won’t have to worry about a breakdown in the middle of I-25 in January.

A New Relationship

If you ended 2017 by getting married or by starting a new relationship, let us start by saying congratulations! A new relationship is always exciting, and if you’re moving to be closer to your special someone or you’re moving in with your new spouse, there is a lot of planning involved. You may have to decide what you’re going to keep, what you’re going to sell or donate, and what’s going to fit in your new house or apartment. After you’ve given away and purged what you don’t need, we can provide exceptional moving services for the rest of your things. If you have items that you need to store for a few months, we can help you find the best solutions!

A New Adventure

Perhaps you’re not starting a new job or a new relationship, but you simply want a new adventure. If you want to be in Boulder so that you’re closer to the mountains, or you want to move in Denver so you’re closer to its nightlife and entertainment, we’ll be there to help. Colorado is a great place to live, and people come here from all over the country for the outdoor fun, the entertainment, and new experiences.

If you need a moving company in 2018, contact Billy Goat right away. We’ve been serving all of Colorado for more than 10 years, and there’s no job we can’t handle. If you have a safe, a piano, or large artwork that needs to be moved, we’ll make sure that it’s padded, protected, or crated for your move. We always practice safe lifting and moving techniques, and our number one priorities are always you and your belongings. Above all, we want you to enjoy your move and to be able to look forward to getting settled in your new place!

Call us today at (970) 541-9121 to get your quote, or fill out the form below and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

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Billy Goat Moving by Billy Goat Moving & Storage - 7M ago

At Billy Goat in Fort Collins, we want to make every person’s move as stress-free as possible, no matter if they’re moving in July or January. Since today is the first day of winter, we thought we’d spend a few minutes talking about moving during the colder days of the year (the fact that it’s snowing in Northern Colorado today also helps). We’ve written about creating a moving day survival kit before, but in this post, we’ll be making a winter moving survival guide.

1. Keep An Eye on the Weather

Nobody wants to move in a snowstorm, and it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weather as moving day gets closer. If it looks like it’s going to be a blizzard, contact your moving company and discuss your contingency plan. It’s always smart to have a backup date in place, just in case you can’t move when you first planned to. At Billy Goat, we’ll always work with you to make things easier.

2. Cover Your Floors

If it is wet and snowy outside, be sure to cover your floors with plastic tarps or runners. You and the movers will be coming in and out to carry boxes, furniture, and everything else, and the last thing you want to do is mop before you leave for your new house.

3. Shovel the Sidewalk

Snow and ice can make for treacherous footing, and you don’t want someone to slip and fall while they’re carrying something heavy. Make sure your snow shovel isn’t packed away, and keep sidewalk salt on hand so that you can clear a path to your front door and to where the truck will be parked.

4. Sheets and Blankets

If it’s snowing during your move, make sure you have sheets and blankets on hand so that you can cover your furniture and boxes as they’re being carried to the truck outside. This will protect them from water damage, and you can put the blankets in your car for warmth during the drive to your new place.

5. Stay Warm and Safe in the Car

Speaking of keeping warm in the car, make sure you have your winter outerwear ready for the drive. You can crank the heat, but it’s important to have coats, gloves, and hats for the entire family. Also, be sure you have a kit in the car with salt (or kitty litter) for traction, a flashlight, and a flair or other heat source, just in case you get stuck on the side of the road. You should also check your spare tire, because you don’t want to end up with a flat in the middle of a snowstorm.

6. Be Ready for Anything

Every move has its challenges, and moving in the winter can present even more obstacles. It’s important to be ready for anything, and to remember that you’re embarking on a new adventure. Our team will be there to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule your winter move. We look forward to hearing from you!
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