When it comes to relocating, there’s never really a good time. Moving can be a stressful, overwhelming experience, especially if you’re not prepared. But fortunately, the fall season is one of the best times to move. Summer is a more popular time to move, with 13.9% of moves in 2016 occurring in June. But the summer heat and storms can make moving even more challenging. So if you’ve decided to move this fall, you’re already off to a good start. Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help your moving day go even better.
Keep pathways clear: With the fall weather comes loose leaves, branches, and other debris that can end up in pathways. While this isn’t a huge deal, it can be kind of dangerous when it comes to moving. So before your moving day, make sure outdoor pathways at both your current home and your new home are clear. This will make it easier for your local moving company to load and unload your belongings. And even experienced movers can trip over debris in their way — so make sure your movers have a clear path to and from your home.
Wear the right clothing: Most moving attire consists of sneakers, shorts, and a plain t-shirt. And while this may be appropriate for warmer fall days, you should keep in mind that fall weather can be unpredictable. This is why it’s important to plan for cold, and possibly wet, weather. You should dress in layers and make sure you wear shoes with good traction — this is important for all moving days, but especially if it’s raining outside. All in all, keep the weather in mind when choosing your moving day clothes.
Declutter before you pack: The summer season often brings added belongings — pool toys, extra bathing suits, and outdoor furniture may have been added to your home over the summer. Because of this, it’s important to get rid of anything that probably won’t make it until the next summer. Instead of making your local moving company load and unload a bunch of added belongings, get rid of items you know you don’t really need. Decluttering before you pack will make your life much easier.
Your moving day doesn’t have to be a stressful event. By keeping these simple tips in mind, you’ll be prepared to have the smoothest moving day possible this fall.