September 23 marks the first official day of fall, and OCD Moving Services has your tips for move this fall. If you’re planning a local or long-distance move this fall, you’re in luck. Fall is a great time to plan your residential or commercial move in the Bay Area. The busy and often expensive summer season has come and gone. Families interested in relocating before the kids go back to school and settle in.
Additionally, the temperatures are dipping into more comfortable ranges soon, making fall a great time to move. However, planning a move during the fall season will still take some planning. Different seasons can bring different moving challenges and considerations. If you’re planning your local or long-distance move this fall, follow our tips. Additionally, you can call OCD Moving Services today for a free quote.
MOVE THIS FALL: DECLUTTER YOUR SUMMER
Fall is a great time to go through your items and get rid of any unwanted stuff. You may have the following things you can part from:
– Beach gear
– Outdoor furniture
– Other season items you won’t be using next summer
Why pack up and move items you won’t be using next season? OCD Moving Services recommends taking some time to declutter and get rid of or donate items you won’t be taking. Additionally, before the winter season, get rid of any clothing items you don’t need anymore. Decluttering can help you lower the load of what you’ll be moving. Additionally, moving with less can cost you less overall.
MOVE THIS FALL: PACK WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE SEASON
When packing your winter clothes, don’t forget about those items you may not need right away. There may be clothes and sporting gear that you won’t be using right when you get to your new home. OCD Moving Services recommends packing seasonal items together so you can easily find them later. Additionally, you can make sure your cold-weather clothes are easily accessible as well. Depending on where you’re moving, you may need easy access to the following:
– Rain boots
– Snow gear
– Snow-removal equipment
– Sweaters, jackets, and other cold-weather clothing items
If these items are currently stored away, now is a great time to pull them out.
MOVE THIS FALL: UNPACK WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE COLD-WEATHER SEASON
When it’s hot outside, the last thing you’re thinking about is making soup. However, when planning a move in the fall, OCD Moving Services recommends unpacking necessary cooking gear. You may have the following stored away:
– Sandwich presses
– Large Dutch ovens
– Seasonal dishware
You can talk to your local moving company about making these items more accessible upon arrival. You don’t want to have to lug these items up from storage or your garage when the time comes. Make sure your movers place these items in your kitchen or dining room. You will be thankful you have these items close when you’re ready to use them in just a few months.
MAKE SURE YOUR UTILITIES ARE SET UP IN ADVANCE
When the cold season arrives, you don’t want to be cold in your new place. There’s nothing worse than arriving at a new home, and the heat doesn’t work. OCD Moving Services recommends setting up proper utilities such as electricity and gas. Make sure to have these utilities on before you move in. During the colder months, wait time for new accounts can be several days. Make sure you understand what you need to set up or transfer your accounts. If you plan early, you’ll arrive at a warm home on moving day.
MOVE THIS FALL: PROTECT YOUR FLOORS WHILE MOVING
When you’re moving during colder temperatures, you can track in a lot of dirt or mud. Ensure that you get your security deposit back by protecting your floors. You can ensure your post-move-out cleanup doesn’t involve scrubbing if you protect your floors. You can purchase mats, or use black trash bags, to protect your floors during the move-out process. Place the mats or bags and tape them to entryways and other pathways where movers will be coming and going. Additionally, your movers will lay down more protectants when moving your items into your new destination.
MOVE THIS FALL: CLEAR YOUR OUTDOOR WALKWAYS
OCD Moving Services also recommends clearing your outdoor walkways for your moving company. You can take precautions to protect your existing new home or apartment. However, you also want to take extra steps to clear the outdoor paths to and from the moving truck. OCD Moving Services also recommends sweeping away leaves and any shallow puddles with a stiff broom. You also want to put down flat pieces of cardboard on any wet or muddy areas. OCD Moving Services recommends cleaning while you go to help keep your place tidy and get your security deposit back. You can also prevent injuries while carrying heavy items to and from your home.
MOVE THIS FALL: SERVICE YOUR CAR BEFORE MOVING
OCD Moving Services recommends servicing your car, whether you’re planning a local or long-distance move. However, it’s even more important to service your vehicle when moving during colder weather seasons. The last thing you want is to have car trouble on the side of the road on a rainy day. OCD Moving Services recommends making sure everything is in order before you make your big move.
LOOKING TO MOVE THIS FALL? CALL OCD MOVING SERVICES FOR A FREE QUOTE
OCD Moving Services is offering free quotes to customers moving this fall. Moving during the fall can be a great time to start a new chapter in a new home. With proper preparation, moving in the fall can be the best time of the year to move. If you follow these simple steps, your fall move will be easy and simple. However, it’s essential to have the help of professionals when you’re moving during seasons with the weather. Call the professionals at OCD Moving Services today for a free quote.