Each season has its perks and downfalls when it comes to moving. In the Winter, it can be freezing and the annoyance of snow and ice can become an issue. In the Spring, you’re never really sure what kind of weather you’re going to get. In the Summer, temperatures can be very high, making moving day more tiring than it should be. And, in the Fall, the weather is definitely cooler, but you may have more cleanup on the inside of your home. Like we said, each season is a different experience. Now that we’re in the Fall, we provided you with tips for a fall move that you’ll never regret reading!
After the moving crew has taken everything out of your home, it’s smart to take a broom and brush out any dirt and leaves left behind. If you’re moving in the dead of the Fall, chances are there are leaves everywhere and they could easily blow right into your home with the doors open. It’s also a great idea to clean large piles of leaves off of walkways and your yard to prevent slipping! When you get to your new home, it’s also a good idea to put down plastic or something to protect your new floors from dirt and leaves as well. This will make for a simple cleanup and will protect your new space!
Just like the Spring, you never know what kind of weather you’re going to get in the Fall. If you’re moving closer to the middle to end of Fall, chances are, it’s going to be on the chilly side. If it’s in the beginning, it may still be pretty warm. Be sure to check the weather the week leading up to your move and keep out the necessary articles of clothing you may need – especially if you’re moving with kids!
Plan for School Transitions
The Fall is the beginning of the school year for most. So, if you’re moving with kids, it’s a great idea to sit them down and plan for the transition. Make sure they have everything they may need access to start after you’ve moved in. Create a specific school essentials box that you can locate after the move that includes pens, paper, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, etc. Having this available is going to make your life easier, instead of having to sort through a bunch of boxes to find everything!
Before moving day, it’s smart to set up your utilities before you and the moving crew gets to your new home. As stated before, the Fall can be quite chilly, so make sure your heat is working, and also make sure the electricity is on so if it’s later in the day, everyone can see what they’re doing!
Declutter from Summer
Summer just ended and you’ll probably need to go through all of that stuff before you can start packing. If you have outdoor Summer decorations that are worn, toss them. If your hose is rusted and not in the best shape, toss that. Going through all of your Summer belongings before you pack them away will leave you with a lot less to do when you get to your new home. Plus, you can now focus on decorating for the Fall at your new spot!
The Fall is known for a good amount of rainy days – depending on where you live, of course. Consider packing valuable, important items in plastic totes and containers. Throw electronics in there, wires, etc. to protect them from any potential moisture if it does start to rain. If you choose clear plastic totes, you’ll be able to see inside of them, which will make locating things a lot easier when you’re unpacking!
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