If you’re one of the many people who live in Northern Colorado who has to commute to the Denver area, then you’ve probably thought hundreds of times about how nice it would be to live only a few minutes from work. Instead of sitting on I-25 for hours each day, you could leave your house, drive 10 minutes, and be at the office. The commute after work would also be shorter, and you’d only have to fight traffic for a few minutes instead of a few hours. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we would love to take care of your next move. If you’re planning to relocate to be closer to work, give us a call today!
Will It Save You Time?
Before you jump in and make the decision to move closer to work, be sure to consider whether or not it will actually save you time each day. You might be able to shave 20 minutes off your commute, which is 40 minutes a day. However, if you have family in Loveland or Windsor, you may still want to visit them in the evenings and on weekends. This will add to your weekly driving time, since you have to come from Denver to the Front Range. While this doesn’t affect your commute to work, it does affect your time spent in the car (which may have been the reason you moved in the first place).
Can You Ditch the Car?
One of the perks of moving closer to work, especially if it’s in the Denver metro area, is that you might be able to ditch the car for public transportation. With buses and the Light Rail accessible from all parts of the city, you might be able to leave the car at home, or sell it altogether. This can help cut down on your monthly fuel and transportation expenses. It is important to keep in mind, however, that public transportation isn’t free, and that you may have to adjust your schedule so that you can catch the right bus or train to make it to work on time.
Can You Afford It?
This is the big question, and the one that anyone who is thinking about moving should consider. When moving to an area with a great population density, like Denver or the surrounding suburbs, you need to take the time to look at living expenses. You may only be renting, but you’ll most likely end up paying a lot more for a one-bedroom apartment in Denver than you did for a three-bedroom place in Greeley.
If you’re thinking about moving closer to your job in the near future, contact Billy Goat today. We can provide you with a free and honest quote, and we’ll help you schedule a moving day that works with your schedule. Above all, we want you to feel good about the prospect of moving, and to have a positive experience with our professional team.