Driving down the street you see trees with leaves of beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. The weather is cooler now, just right for a light jacket. Pumpkins and gourds line the stoops of all your neighbors’ houses. This could only mean one thing, that fall has arrived. Then suddenly you snap out of your leisurely state and remember that you have a house to pack and a move to make. There are many steps that you needs to plan for when making a move in the fall. From moving vans, to storage facilities, weather considerations, and travel, these are all the things that you have to plan for when moving.
By now I am an expert on this subject because I am moving myself now, and I have already made the mistakes so you don’t have to make them. The first thing that you have to think about when moving in the fall, is map out your travel plan and how your household goods and cars are going to get to where you’re going. You want to make sure that your move isn’t planned for over Labor Day or Halloween, because you don’t want to have to deal with traffic. You want to hire your movers well in advance, so your plans don’t have to change at the last minute. The one good thing about moving in the fall is that many families try to avoid this because their children are going back to school around then. So you shouldn’t have any problem hiring movers around that time, but don’t leave it to chance.
Next, if you’re packing your belongings yourself you want to give yourself around two months before your planned moved date, so you can calmly pack your stuff. Go to the nearest Wal-Mart or grocery store where you can get boxes for free instead of paying for them. Save your newspapers and ask your neighbors to do the same for you, so you’ll have packing materials. While you’re packing make sure you don’t pack your umbrellas, first aid kits, and rain gear, because the fall is also hurricane season in many parts of the country.
Before you get on the road to your new happy home, map out where you are going to need to stop for gas and where the cheapest places to get gas are, and where rest stops will be along your route. You also want to book hotels for anytime you’re going to stop for the night. All of these things will help your move go more smoothly. Good luck with your fall move.