The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and it’s that time of year again when the beauty of fall surrounds us. If you’re planning a move during the fall season, you’re in for a treat! Fall can be an ideal time to relocate, especially in Maine! The temperatures are milder, and the scenery is stunning. To help make your fall move as smooth as possible, MaineMoving has put together a list of essential tips, whether you’re moving to, from, or around Central, Northern, or Southern Maine.
Fall is a great time to move – it’s important to remember that it’s also a popular season for many others to do the same before the cold winter weather hits. As a result, moving companies can get booked up quickly. Start planning your move well in advance to secure the date and time that works best for you. The earlier you schedule, the less likely you’ll run into availability issues.
Weather-Proof Your Move
Fall weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for anything. Our days range from summer-like to winter-like in less than 24 hours. Your mover should ensure your belongings are protected from rain, wind, and even early snowfall. (It can snow as early as October in Maine!) At MaineMoving, we utilize heavy-duty plastic wrap, padded blankets, and other protection measures to cover furniture and other items during transportation. Keep a few extra towels on hand for any unexpected moisture.
As you pack your belongings, take advantage of the cooler temperatures to sort through your items and declutter. Donate or discard items you no longer need. Additionally, pack a “fall essentials” box with items like cozy sweaters, blankets, and containers for warm beverages. This will come in handy during the move and on the first night in your new home. Make sure to use a marker to note the contents of each box so you can get at things quickly after your mover finishes unloading at the destination.
Dressing appropriately for your fall move is crucial. Wear layers, so you can easily adjust to changing temperatures throughout the day. Don’t forget comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good traction to prevent slipping, especially if leaves are wet. Keeping dry and warm will make the moving process much more comfortable. MaineMoving moving professionals will place floor mats down hallways and corridors to help reduce bringing leaves and other messes into your new home.
Mind the Daylight Hours
With fall comes shorter days. Be sure to coordinate a plan with your mover to maximize use of daylight hours. If your move takes longer than expected, having proper lighting, such as flashlights and lanterns, on hand can be a lifesaver. Also, make sure your power is turned on at your destination!
Check Your Heating Systems
Before moving into your new home, make sure the heating system is in good working order. The last thing you want is to arrive in a chilly new space with a malfunctioning furnace. Schedule a check-up if necessary, so you can settle in comfortably. With that said, we recommend not turning the heat up too high because the doors will be open quite a bit during move-in.
Embrace the Season
While moving is undoubtedly a lot of work, don’t forget to take breaks and enjoy the beauty of fall as your movers take care of the heavy lifting. Take a moment to appreciate the colorful foliage and the fresh, crisp air. It can help reduce stress and make your move a more enjoyable experience.
Moving in the fall can be a rewarding and picturesque experience. By planning ahead with your mover, weather-proofing your move, dressing appropriately, and embracing the season, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable relocation to or from Maine. At MaineMoving, we’re here to help you make your fall move as smooth as possible. Contact us today, and let’s get started on your Fall move to Maine!