More Tips for Moving Into a New Rental Property in Fort Collins

In our last blog post, we offered up tips for moving into your new rental in Fort Collins. In this blog post, we’ll offer up even more tips of what to do once you move in. Mountain-n-Plains Real Estate Services offers residential and commercial property management services in Fort Collins and across the Northern Colorado area. Whether you’re a student and moving here to study at Colorado State University or you’re a family taking advantage of the great job market here in Fort Collins and one of the top-rated places to live, we can help you find the perfect rental to meet all of your needs in Fort Collins. Read below for more tips, and then contact us today to learn more!


Get food

If you and your friends have been moving all day, you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite. In order to thank your friends and family for helping you move, it’s become traditional to order pizza and pop open some beers if you’re legally allowed to drink. You probably won’t be able to cook for a few days without your cooking utensils, so scheduling a trip to the grocery store is a good idea as well. Mountain-N-Plains in Fort Collins recommends that you buy convenience food, such as microwavable meals, so you can spend more time unpacking your belongings and getting things situated (such as finding your cooking implements).

Internet service

In our last blog post, Mountain-N-Plains in Fort Collins recommended getting your utilities turned on. However, some people forget to get their internet reconnected since it’s an oddball utility that doesn’t power the home (although some would argue it does power their world). Today, you probably use the internet constantly, from watching TV, checking email, and even doing your job. In fact, when the internet goes down at your Fort Collins rental, your world can indeed stop. It’s imperative to get service right away to your new rental in Fort Collins to avoid such apocalypses from happening.

Tour your new neighborhood

Before you can get food from the grocery store, it’s helpful to know where one is. Mountain-N-Plains recommends you set aside some time within the first few days of your move into your new Fort Collins rental to drive around your neighborhood and see where your local services are. There may be a gym nearby you want to check out, a Chinese takeout place, a hair salon, a bank, and other facilities. Knowing where the closest gas station is in addition to the grocery store is of paramount importance. When you return, set aside some time to get to know your neighbors as well. These are the people who you’ll be seeing most days of the year, who will be helping to watch your rental home in Fort Collins while you are away, and who are the ones you’ll need to go to in case of an emergency, such as your dog is sick.

Unpack and get comfortable

One of the most stressful parts of moving is not being able to find anything, and when you are staring at boxes and boxes full of stuff, it can be overwhelming to behold. Mountain-N-Plains, the best property management company in Fort Collins, recommends that you begin by putting all of the boxes in the rooms that they belong in. That way the pile of work to do doesn’t seem so high, and your stress level will most likely go down. Some people like to set aside whole days to unpack while others like to unpack in pieces. Whichever camp you fall into, you’ll want to get your essentials organized first, especially the items you use daily, such as toiletries and clothes. And you’ll definitely want to find the coffee maker least anyone get hurt if you can’t find it!

Have a housewarming party

A housewarming party doesn’t have to be an occasion to get gifts for your new rental in Fort Collins (although it can be). A housewarming party is just a chance for you to celebrate your new place with friends and family and give them a chance to see where you live. Plus, it’s just nice to have an occasion to get together with friends and relax after long work days and the busyness of life.


Moving is understandably stressful, with so many moving parts to navigate and negotiate — most of which go awry at some point along your journey. Mountain-N-Plains, the best residential property management company, can help you with your Fort Collins rental needs.

After you find a rental with us, we can help you get settled, as well as help you with any amenities you might need. If you have a question about anything related to Fort Collins, don’t hesitate to ask. We’ve been in the real estate market and business in Fort Collins for almost 40 years. We’ve seen the changes, and we have a firm grasp on the future. We have embraced technology, as we offer rental agreements and deposits now online. You can also pay your rent online as well and submit rental maintenance requests. You can always check out which rentals in Fort Collins are available, and you can find our commercial properties as well. We are a family owned and operated business, and we take pride in our community. Reach out today for all your Fort Collins rental needs!