Tips for Moving Into a New Rental Property in Fort Collins

You’ve done it! You’ve looked at a lot of rental properties around Fort Collins and finally settled on one. Now, the hard part begins before you get to enjoy your new place and get settled in. Mountain-N-Plains Real Estate Services is the best property management company in Fort Collins. We manage both residential and commercial properties for families and students, as well as help with some homeowners associations. When you’re looking for a rental in Fort Collins, call us first! Below, we’ll go over some tips for you to do when moving into your new rental. Call us today!


With the ink not even dry on your new rental agreement, it’s time to start preparing. First things first, however.


You’ll need to go through all of your belongings and begin to pack up your previous place. Now is a great time to hold a yard sale that you’ve been meaning to do, or to offer up some of your higher ticket items for sale that you no longer need on a social media platform. This is a great opportunity to take stock of what you do have and of what you’ll need for your new place. Once you have everything sorted, it’s time to do the actual packing. Get some packing boxes and some bubble wrap and old newspaper, and go to work. Pro tip from Mountain-N-Plains: Old packing boxes are usually given away on social media platforms all the time by others who just finished moving, so you can save the expense of purchasing those.

Arrange moving transportation

If you are a student, odds are, you don’t have much to move, and you might be able to move in just your car. However, if you’re moving your entire family, you’ll need a moving truck of some sort, either one you rent from a professional moving company or one you borrow from a buddy. Either way, Mountain-N-Plains recommends that you have your transportation arranged for (as well as your friends’ help) in order to accomplish this sometimes daunting task of moving into a rental in Fort Collins.

Call the utilities

It inevitably happens that you forget to get the utilities put into your name at your new rental in Fort Collins, and thus when you move in, you have no power because the previous tenant had it taken out of their names. Some landlords have a rollover into their name automatically to prevent this from happening, but some don’t. You’ll want to call the electric company, water company, sewer, cable company, and phone company for service. If you’re unsure which companies service your new rental in Fort Collins, you can call your property management company, Mountain-N-Plains, who can help.

Forward your mail and change your mailing address

Changing your mailing address and forwarding your mail is something many people moving into a rental in Fort Collins forget to do, especially now when most likely all you get in the mail is bills and Amazon deliveries or other products you order online. Still, you need those precious bills to get to you (and your new dish set you just ordered for your new rental), so be sure to go online, or call all of your billing companies to make sure they can find you. Mountain-N-Plains recommends that you put a forward on your mail with the U.S. Post Office (which you can do online now as well) because inevitably you will have forgotten someone on your list.

Clean your old place

If you’re moving from one rental to another rental in Fort Collins, you’ll definitely want to thoroughly clean your old rental so you’re not charged for any task left undone. That being said, there are many reputable cleaning companies either in your area or in Fort Collins who offer move-in and move-out services. If you are in the Fort Collins area, give Mountain-N-Plains a call. We can recommend a few professional cleaners who do a stellar job with cleaning your old home, and many will clean your new rental in Fort Collins as well for a discount if you hire them to do both.


Mountain-N-Plains in Fort Collins is passionate about helping you find the right rental in Fort Collins. We’ll help you narrow down what you are looking for in a home and the area where you want to live (close to an elementary school, for example) in order to find the perfect rental for you. Whether you need a backyard for your dog or an extra guest bedroom for visitors, we can help. We offer residential and commercial property management services in the Northern Colorado area. With almost 40 years of experience, we are your go-to experts for all your real estate needs. Contact us today for all of your Fort Collins rental needs!