Everyone has their ideal moving time, and some prefer to do it during fall. Others don’t have the same luxury and move when it’s thrust upon. Regardless of your reasons, if you’re transitioning to a new home in the autumn season, Mobile Attic has a few tips for you to make it that much easier.
1 – Wear Appropriate Clothing
Depending on where you live, autumn can hit hard with colder temperatures. So, it’s important to dress for the occasion. This means warm clothes, gloves, and everything you’ll need to stay comfortable when transporting boxes or the like. It’s easy to get cold when you’re working hard, so dress appropriately.
2 – Consider What You Need
Now before you start tossing in every item into boxes and bags, make sure you don’t put away anything you’ll need. Warmer clothes, for instance, should probably stay out. But things like summer shorts and such are free to go into storage. Additionally, if you’re feeling decorative, consider setting aside your décor into easily accessible containers. The less you have to do, the easier your move will be.
3 – Prepare Utilities
What’s worse than moving in the cold? Moving and not having heat! Indeed, before getting set up in your new place, it’s important to assure the power is on and you’ve got a source of heat. Without it, you could be spending some very cold nights in a dark house, and no one wants that. If you’re having trouble with heat, you can invest in a cheap space heater or similar until you get utilities taken care of.
4 – Don’t Track Dirt
If you’re moving out of an apartment complex, the last thing you want is to be hit with a barrage of fees. Apartment complexes can be particular about the state of the rooms once tenants leave, and will look for any source of dirt or damage. When moving, especially in the fall, it’s very easy to track dirt and leaves from outside, so set down plastic or newspaper and be sure to vacuum rooms you think have excess debris.
5 – Check Weather
Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised what a little planning can do to save you time and money. Hazardous or unforgiving conditions like cold rain can put a damper on a move (no pun intended) and even present driving problems.
Keep an eye on the weather reports for things like rain, sudden drops in temperature, or other problems. The last thing you want is a move day ruined by unexpected or unplanned shifts in weather.
Fall is a lovely time of year, but also a colder, rainier one. If you have to move during this time it pays to be prepared. Follow Mobile Attic’s moving tips and you’ll make the transition much easier.
You can also utilize our moving services. Contact us at Mobile Attic for more information.