The fall season represents change, and what better way to celebrate the change of seasons than a new address?! If you are moving this fall season, you may be finding it a daunting task on top of everything else on your to do list but you can easily make it a smooth move! We have compiled a list of tips to help make your move as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Here are some ways that you can have a smooth move during the fall season:
1 – Plan ahead of time.
With so much going on during the fall season, including schoolwork, extracurriculars, and plans for the holidays, it is extremely important that you plan ahead where you can to ensure a smooth move.
Start by creating a detailed moving checklist that will cover everything you will need to get done for your move. This checklist will include things like decluttering, packing, hiring movers if you are choosing to work with a company, as well as everything that will go into setting up your new home. While this process may feel tedious, it is a great way to stay organized and reduce stress.
2 – Declutter before packing.
If you have ever moved before, you know firsthand to make sure you have a smooth move, it’s important to declutter before you pack. There is no better opportunity to declutter than before a move, so you can ensure that no useless items make it into your new home.
Donate, sell, or throw away items that you decide you are not going to bring along with you. Not only will this help you to feel more organized, but it will be a lighter load to pack up, transport, and unpack.
3 – Prepare for chilly and wet weather.
Fall in New England can be hit or miss when it comes to a day of nice weather, so it is important that you are prepared for the coldest of cold days and the wettest of wet days! Be ready for various conditions by packing appropriate clothing for both warm and cool days, while keeping an eye on the weather forecast.
On the day of your move, if you expect an extra cold day or rain, have tarps and umbrellas on hand to protect your belongings to make sure you have a smooth move.
4 – Protect the floors in your old and new home.
Because of the unpredictable weather, you cannot be too safe when it comes to protecting the floors in your old and new home. There will likely be some rain throughout the process, which can lead to mud tracking throughout the home.
The solution for a smooth move? Invest in floor protectors to keep the floors clean and place doormats at the entrances along with either plastic wrap or cardboard sheets. This will ensure that you are not creating a mess in either location.
5 – Check out holiday discounts.
If there is anything that you need to ensure a smooth move during the fall season, be sure to check out any discounts or promotions that stores are running around you or online ahead of the holidays. This time of year is great for saving on all sorts of items, which can ultimately help to reduce your moving costs.
6 – Keep essentials accessible.
When you feel like your entire life is packed up, it can be difficult to remember where everything is, especially your everyday essentials. Pack some separate boxes with items that you will need as soon as you arrive at your new home, which will save you from having to go through multiple boxes.
7 – Have fun decorating!
When moving into your new home, as you are unpacking items in each room, have some fun by adding in some décor to truly get yourself into the fall and holiday spirit. The holidays come and go before we know it, so it is never too early to get festive, especially when starting fresh in a new home! This is a fun tip for both a smooth move and a joyful welcome to your new home!