Tips for Moving and Storage in Fall 2022 for South Carolina

Tips for Moving and Storage in Fall 2022 for South Carolina

 

Break out the pumpkin spice, because autumn is here! Days get shorter, cooler, and in a lot of cases rainier as the 2022 year slowly draws to a close. For those that have decided to move around this time, there’s a few challenges to overcome. Moving itself is already a challenge, a time consuming and costly process, even if its in the Charleston, Greenville, or Columbia area of South Carolina. Unfortunately, autumn and colder weather can make it harder, too. But, with some friendly tips and advantages offered by mobile storage units, you can make a moving transition vastly easier. Let’s find out how!

Best tips for Fall Moving

Tip #1: Bundle up for cold weather

First and foremostly, cold weather means bundling up. But more than that, you’ll want to prepare for rainy, soggy days too. Waterproof clothing, coats, hats, and boots are important to have. In the areas we’ve mentioned, this is especially the case, as rainfall in the colder seasons is much more common. 

Also, keep an eye on local temperature. While fall isn’t known for iced out roads or freezing, it’s still a rare possibility, and the last thing you want to encounter when moving from point A to B.

Tip #2: Plan ahead for academics

Fall isn’t just the colder time of year, it’s school season too. Whether that impacts you, your family, or friends, that’s something you’ll have to account for. A school day, for example, could add time and traffic to your move.

Or, if you have children, then you’ll need to plan for their school days. Will they take said days off, or will you pick them up after a move? You can handle it your way, but it’s good to have an idea of what you’ll do around the school season. 

Tip #3: Don’t forget the debris

Not only does autumn bring on colder weather, it’s the time for fallen, natural debris too. Weak tree branches and leaves are a few small hazards which can make moving inventory more difficult. Leaves obscure pathing, for one, and branches prevent potential tripping problems too. While it’s not likely you’ll fall over a branch when moving, it’s still a precautionary measure.

If you can, clear a path for your new home (if relevant) and watch out for any branches that may have fallen. 

Tip #4: Coldproof and waterproof

One thing that’s easy to look over is tracking dirt, mud, and water when moving. This is especially the case when pulling items out of your home into a mobile storage unit, moving truck, or mobile pod. Not only can this damage floors and carpets – something you don’t want when moving into a new home – it creates slipping hazards.

Just as with debris, you need to take extra precautions to avoid this. Waterproof mats and wrap will help, shielding your floors and items from moisture and dirt. Furthermore, waterproof wraps protect furniture too, so stock up if you’re moving during the autumn. 

Tip #5: Take advantage of Mobile Pods

You don’t have to deal with the autumn move on your own. Mobile pods and mobile storage units provide a useful resource for anyone moving. Mobile pods are extra storage units which transport inventory to different locations in their service area. They’re great in a pinch, such as a scenario where you lack enough space for furniture, don’t have a moving truck, or want to cut down on moving time in general.

Mobile pods also save on time and gas. That means you’re planning is easier, since you have a wider timeframe to work with. The best part is, mobile pods are weather resistant, so are totally safe to use for storage in rainy and cold weather.

Tip #6: Get those utilities ready

This goes without saying (but still worth bringing up), utilities in your new living situation should be ready to go. Not only will you want heat operational during a move, but lighting is essential for a safe transition. Have you ever tried to pack or unpack in the dark? Not a fun activity, that’s for sure!

Tip #7: Prep easy meals for the day

A move can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on several factors. But, we can assume moving is a lengthy process. Therefore, you’re not going to have the same amount of time to eat or rest, and you’ll want to have meals ready ahead of time.

Warm meals work, such as soups, and healthy sandwiches are a life saver. Be sure to stay hydrated too. You may not think you’re exerting yourself in cold weather, but your body has to work harder to not only move, but stay warm. Nutritious protein snacks, sports drinks, and water are a good on-the-go option.

Tip #8: Prepare well in advance

For the cold, you’ll want to prepare, as you know. But like with any move, you should do those months ahead of time, if possible. Cold weather and rain make things complicated, and you’ll need to account for additional factors you otherwise do not.

For instance, are there road hazards caused by cold temperatures or rain? What will be hardest to move in these conditions?

Tip #9: Take advantage of seasonal days and discounts

Fall isn’t the preferred time to move for most. Home and apartment transitions are typically done around springtime, given it’s easier to sell a place on sunnier days. For that reason, it’s possible you could nab discounts on trucks, renting supplies, and even your location of choice if you go looking for it. We can’t guarantee that’s always the case, but check around to see if any discounts are offered around the autumn season.

If nothing else, you still have mobile pods to take advantage of!

While fall moving isn’t always the “idea” time for a moving transition, that doesn’t make it impossible. With our handy tips, you’ll have an easier time planning for a move in the autumn season. And of course, look into mobile storage options for the best results.

For additional information, contact Mobile Attic today.