Planning a move any time of the year requires a lot of consideration, but planning a move in the fall can have a few challenges that you may not have thought about. Officially, the fall season runs from the latter part of September through just before Christmas. These months provide a lot of action, due to the holiday season and the change in weather. Here are some things to ponder when a fall move is in your future.
If you have kids, the foremost thought in your mind will probably be the fact that you’ll have to move them after the school year has already started. But, try to keep their minds on the fun things that lie ahead. Research the area that you are moving to – it won’t be hard to find fall festivals, state fairs, and other special events that you can get your kids excited about.
The holiday season may pose a small problem in that it may be difficult to book a moving company, especially if you plan to take advantage of one of those holidays to do the actual move. Thanksgiving provides a four-day weekend for most working people, but you’ll have trouble getting the supplies you’ll need (i.e. boxes, packing tape, etc.) if the stores are closed.
Let’s talk about the unpredictable fall weather patterns. When my husband and I moved to Texas in November, we had no idea that it would be as cold as it was. We didn’t actually have a lot of our cold weather clothes with us, because they were still sitting in our house in our old state. We had moved our bare necessities ourselves until we could schedule a mover to do the rest. So, a lot of our clothes were left behind, at first. I wish we had done our homework on what to expect for fall weather in our new city.
If you have a choice about when to move during the autumn months, consider staying away from the latter part of the season. Depending on where you’re moving to/from, you can count on the weather to get worse as the year wears on. That will make it tough for you to pack up your house, if you’re moving yourself. If a moving company is helping you, the travel time for them could be impeded by weather. So, the earlier in the season the better!
A fall move may not be your choice, but it’s certainly attainable. Just remember that the holiday season and impending weather changes could have an impact on the circumstances surrounding your move.