Fall Moving Tips for a Successful Relocation

If you’re looking to move during the upcoming fall season, you’re making the right choice! Autumn makes the perfect time of year to move. From the off-season advantage you have in negotiating to price and finding the right movers for your relocation, to the advantage of having the most ideal weather for moving things into and out of your home, fall is a fantastic time of year to head to your new place.

Though the fall is a much more relaxed time of year to pull off a move, planning for fall moving is still incredibly important to ensure that you’re completely ready for moving day – regardless of the season. Making your move as simple and straightforward as possible should always be your goal (besides the move itself, that is), and having the proper planning in place for your relocation is the best way to do so. If you’re wondering what the best way to plan for a fall season move is, we’ve got some great tips to make autumn moving easy.

How to Find the Best Professional Moving Company This Fall

With the fall season just around the corner, this is the best time to book your movers in advance for your relocation. Since you’ll be moving in the off-season, odds are you’ll find the best moving company near you with much better availability, which will let you schedule your move for the best day to fit you and without worrying about competition from others moving during peak moving season. You’ll also be able to negotiate pricing with more leverage, or will receive quotes for lower pricing since your company will be less busy.

When looking for the best long-distance moving company or local moving company, you should always go beyond just going with the first company that pops up in your search results. Instead, always shop around for companies with good reputations and many years in the business. Shopping around will also let you compare quotes and will give you a good idea about the general pricing of movers during this time, and how much will be the general norm when it comes to price points for your move.

Getting the best price for your relocation should always be a priority, but make sure that you’re not just going with the lowest bidder. Instead, research a company’s reviews, reputation, licensing, and accreditations. This will ensure that you’re not just getting a good price, but that you’re receiving the best service, experience, and overall value for your money. This will also help you avoid moving scams and aid in helping you find a company that makes customer service and your individual relocation a priority.

The best way to make sure you’re working with a reputable company that makes you and your move a priority is by working with Hollander Storage & Moving Co. Our expert team of representatives and moving crews will ensure that you and your items are taken care of from start to finish, and are here to support you throughout your entire process.

Tips for Moving in Fall

After finding the right professional movers for your relocation, it’s time to take on the process itself. When planning your fall move, you should prepare in the following ways:

  • Declutter Your Home

Decluttering should always be the first aspect of the packing and moving process you should take on (after booking your movers, of course). When beginning the decluttering process at your home, begin with seasonal items and work your way through nonessentials before deciding on the fate of your clothes or items you had acquired to be of everyday use.

During the summer, it’s easy to acquire a lot of items that you either haven’t used and probably won’t in the future, or that won’t last until the next time weather warms up anyway. Declutter these seasonal items sooner rather than later to absolve yourself of having to move them, or drive up the cost of your move by bringing along unneeded items.

After going through seasonal items, start going through your regular everyday items and donate, sell, or get rid of things you don’t use or need.

  • Pack Nonessentials First

After the decluttering process is complete, it’s time to tackle packing itself. Start the packing process by packing away nonessentials and seasonal items. Get seasonal things out of the way and move on to things like home decor or rarely used items that might be sitting around, like books or wall hangings.

During the packing process, make sure to set aside things to have with you immediately while you’re waiting for your household items to be delivered to your new home. Think of things like toiletries and essential clothing. If you’re moving to a different climate, keep this in mind when packing your day-to-day things.

  • Get Utilities Squared Away

Don’t get stuck pulling off a move successfully just to head to your new place and realize you forgot to transfer utilities or have them turned on in the first place. Always coordinate your utilities before you move into your new place to make sure that you walk into a house that’s ready to live in, rather than one that might be a little dark and chilly for your liking.

  • Cover Floors

To avoid tracking in rain, dirt, mud, or other fall-season staples, always cover the floors in your new and old homes alike with plastic, tarps, or other protective materials. This is a great way to keep your floors in their best shape and to save yourself from having to clean after the moving process is done. Once you’re done moving your furniture around, you’ll also enjoy being able just to take your coverings up and be done!

  • Dress for the Weather

Though you might’ve packed weather-appropriate clothing to have with you for your move, make sure you’re wearing appropriate clothing on the day of your move, too. It’s easy to think that just because you’ll be moving around a lot and might get hot from activity, that you should just wear summer or light clothes. Instead, keep yourself safe and healthy by taking the lowering temperatures into account and dressing for these chillier times. No one wants to move into a new place with a cold, after all.

When you plan your move with the right forethought and provide yourself with the right tools and preparation to make it a successful one, you’re allowing yourself to have the most straightforward process possible. When it comes to moving in the fall, have Hollander Storage & Moving Co. by your side to have the best moving experience possible during the upcoming season.


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