Moving as the temperatures plummet? Lucky you! There are plenty of advantages to moving in the fall. Relocating during cooler temperatures means you get to skip the hustle and bustle of summer moving, the weather conditions are often preferable for lifting and moving your belongings and much more. However, you still need to prepare to make sure the big day goes smoothly. Follow our tips to make your fall move a total success!
Tips for a Successful Fall Move
If you’re moving in the winter or fall season, follow these tips:
1. Let Go of Summer
Don’t pack worn out swimwear or rickety, old patio furniture. Save space, time and money during your move by getting rid of items that are on their last leg. Moving companies often charge by the weight or number of belongings—so the less you have, the less you pay!
2. Pack for the Season
This is a great tip no matter what time of year you’re moving. Pack your seasonal belongings together so you can access them easily when you arrive at your new home.
3. Dress in Layers
Fall can be chilly, especially if you’re moving when winter is right around the corner. This time of year can also be wet and windy… who knows, it could even snow! Be prepared with a rain or winter jacket, shoes with good traction and layers you can add and remove as necessary.
4. Clear a Pathway
Ah, beautiful fall—the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, and golden leaves sprinkle the sidewalk… which is exactly why you need to keep a broom handy. Ensure you clear your walkway of leaves before moving to keep your house free of fall debris.
5. Put Down Plastic Floor Coverings
Even if you clear a path like we recommended above, leaves and other dirt can make their way into your new, clean home. Make it easy to remove bits of fall by putting down plastic floor coverings.
6. Start Moving Early
If you’re moving in the summer, sunlight is plentiful. However, in the fall and winter, it’s important not to let the precious sunlight slip away from you. Remember: the days get shorter this time of year. Avoid moving in the dark by starting your move earlier in the day.
7. Hire the Best of the Best
The easiest way to set your fall move up for success is by getting help from the professionals at Bekins. We have the experience, skills and resources to make your move quick, efficient and hassle-free! There is a plethora of benefits of moving with a full-service relocation company—when you move with Bekins you:
- Save time and energy by letting the movers pack, load, deliver and more
- Keep your items safe in storage
- Get access to valuation protection
- Avoid injury by letting the professionals lift and move heavy objects
No matter what season it is, Bekins can make your move go smoothly! If you’re ready to get started with your stress-free, fall relocation, get in touch with the experts at Bekins today!