Are you planning on hiring movers this fall for your big move? Moving in the fall is often a good time of year to move and it can have a lot of advantages to moving that you can’t find in the spring or summer. At Champion Movers, we find that moving in fall can be a really convenient and affordable time for homeowners and businesses alike. If you plan on moving in Fall, keep these considerations in mind:
Moving in Fall Can Be More Affordable
If you compare moving rates from June through August with rates that you can find from October through the end of the year, you will notice that it is more affordable to plan your move for the fall. Moving in fall is more affordable because there is a higher volume of families that choose to move before the school year which begins in late-August and early-September. This high volume drives prices up in the summer.
After the school year kicks-off, you can expect moving rates to level off again and you will have a much easier time finding a moving date that fits your budget.
Movers Will Have More Availability to Accommodate Your Schedule
When the summer rush of movers drops off, you will also find that there are many more moving dates for you to choose from. Finding a moving date that works for you is important. You will generally have better luck finding dates that fit your schedule in the fall when there is more availability overall.
Be Prepared for Short Days and Cool Weather
When you’re planning your move you want to take the short days and cool weather into consideration. The short days mean that you need to plan your move for earlier in the day in order to avoid unloading a truck in the dark. If you hire a moving company, you also want to be considerate of their working conditions as well as they will be unloading your belongings in the dark.
Additionally, if you live anywhere cold you want to be mindful of the potential for rain, frost, or mud which can make moving in the dark more difficult.
Pack and Unload for the Season
When you’re packing up your belongings, loading them into the moving truck, and having them unloaded into your new home, you want to consider what seasonal items you will need and which ones you can pack away for the winter.
This is a good time to make sure that you have easy access to your holiday clothing, jackets, decorations, and more that you will need in the coming weeks.
Prepare Your New Home for Your Arrival
As we mentioned, the days are short and the nights can get cold! Be sure that you prepare your new home for your arrival by setting up your power, cable, Wi-Fi, and all of your other utilities!