Fall is a season full of colorful leaves, pumpkins, football, and apple picking. It’s the time of year when people take advantage of being outside before the cold days of winter set in. But did you know fall is also a great time of year for moving?
Why Move in the Fall?
One of the biggest reasons for moving in fall is weather. Moving in winter can be cold and unpredictable. You have to worry about snow and ice as well as the harsh freezing temperatures affecting your belongings. Moving in the hot summer heat is uncomfortable and requires extra care like making sure to wear sunblock and to drink enough water. Fall’s ideal temperatures and more mild weather offer the perfect moving conditions.
Tips for Moving in the Fall
Whether you’re going to the other side of town or the other side of the country, fall is one of the best times of the year to move. Make your fall move even better with these relocation tips.
Before the move
- Schedule a moving company at least one month in advance. This gives you time to take inventory of your items and plan out the move. You’ll also avoid last minute scrambling to get everything done, which can cause unnecessary anxiety about moving. Moving company cost varies, so try to get a quote from more than one company. Some residential moving service options, like Platinum Moving Services, will even pack and unpack your items in addition to transporting them.
During the move
- Pack your essential items (toothbrush, clothes, phone charger, etc.) separately. You don’t want to have to worry about digging through all the boxes once you get there to find everything you need. If you pack a couple days worth of essentials, you can make the transition much easier.
- Rake the leaves. The last thing you’ll want to do is trudge through a bunch of leaves every time you move a box. And if the leaves are wet, they can cause a slipping hazard. Clearing the area of leaves before starting to move is not only convenient, but it is also safe.
- Wear comfortable clothes. This may be one of the more obvious moving tips, but dressing comfortably makes all the difference. Chances are your clothes will get a bit dirty, so wearing older clothes is a good idea, too. Layers will also help keep you comfortable while it’s cooler outside, and once you start lifting and moving boxes, you can take a layer off if it gets too hot.
Trust Our DC Area Movers
No matter where you’re going or what you’re moving, fall moving from DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland is easy with Platinum Moving Services. From everyday items and furniture to artwork, antiques, and pianos, Platinum Moving Services makes relocating in the DC area during fall a breeze. Call today to learn more about moving service cost and our custom moving options.