Whether you are brand new to Fort Collins or just moving to Stone Creek from down the road, we’d like to welcome you to our beautiful Fort Collins apartment complex! Stone Creek Apartment Homes are located conveniently near the corner of Prospect Road and Shields Street, meaning that whichever way you’re coming from, moving into your new apartment should be simple.

However, any type of move, whether it’s across town or across the country, comes with its own set of challenges. Apartment moving is particularly tough because it’s not uncommon to have to move everything in just one day. As you get ready to move to our Fort Collins apartments, keep in mind the following tips for making the move as smooth as possible. As always, if there is anything we can do to make your move easier, just give us a call and let us know!

Start Early

When you are planning a move, the earlier you start packing the easier it will be when it’s time to transfer all of your items. Start by packing up things you won’t need between now and the move. This can include out-of-season clothing, specialty kitchen items, old textbooks, and extra linens for example. When it gets closer to moving day, start packing up the items you use more often such as your microwave, pots and pans, or your electronics.

Label Everything

While you’re packing everything up, make sure to label all of the boxes with what is inside. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to find what you need later.

Downsize

While our apartments in Fort Collins are nice and spacious, it’s always a good idea to go through all of your belongings before you move and get rid of what you no longer want or need. Downsizing can help ensure you are not wasting time and energy packing and moving items that are not valuable to you.

Organize

As you begin to pack, label, and downsize, start organizing your items as well. Things can become jumbled when you live in a place for a while, and organizing before you move into your new Fort Collins apartment will make sure you have a good, clean start. As you pack, consider using a color coding system on all of your boxes to indicate which boxes will need to be accessed right away and which you can take your time unpacking. Alternately, you can use a color coding system to indicate which items belong in which room, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.

Pack An Overnight Bag

Overnight bags are typically reserved for weekend getaways, but they can also be beneficial when moving. This bag should contain everything you need to get through the first few days in your new apartment. It should include a change of clothing, pajamas, snacks, and toiletries at the very least. You might also want to ensure that you have everything you need for a shower such as a towel and a bathmat in case you want to freshen up after a long day of moving.

Take Lots Of Pictures

One of the things people often forget to do when moving out or moving into a new place is to take pictures of everything. If you find any damage in your new Fort Collins apartment, make sure to report it to our administrative staff. Doing this can ensure you have photographic evidence of the move-in state of your apartment and can prevent you from being charged for damage you didn’t cause.

Don’t Do It All Yourself

Moving is hard work and moving large items by yourself can be dangerous. Make sure to have a few helping hands to make the move easier. Whether this means hiring professional movers or making your friends help out, the more hands available, the better.

Are You Ready To Call Our Fort Collins Apartments Homes?

If so, then welcome to Stone Creek! Our goal is to make your time with us as easy and enjoyable as possible, and that all starts with the move. Following the above tips can help you make a smooth transition into your new living situation. If you have any questions about living at Stone Creek or about our available apartments for rent in Fort Collins, just give us a call!