Fall is probably the best season for moving. This particular time of the year is calmer as most people have gone back to work and school. That’s why there are numerous reasons why this is a great time to make the move you’ve been wanting. We will be discussing the benefits of moving during the fall season.
One benefit of moving during fall is that the market is usually down, meaning renting and moving are much cheaper compared to the summer and spring months. Therefore taking advantage of this benefit is advisable.
Apartments usually stay on the market longer during the off-peak season so you can always try to negotiate the price with your landlord or leasing officer. To do this successfully, make sure that the place you want to move into has been on the market for a few weeks, it's not advisable to negotiate for a newly listed apartment/house as it is unlikely that you’ll be successful at that.
Remember landlords are trying to fill the apartments and make money at the same time, so don't expect to pay way less than the actual price when negotiating.
Also, find out if you can get rent-free months during off-peak season and a longer lease. Always negotiate to get the best price that’s within your budget. Negotiating could also get you your “desired” apartment.
Moving this time of the year is usually very affordable as there’s low demand. Most moving companies don’t have as many customers as they would have in the summer, so they are willing to lower their prices and work with you so take advantage of this and negotiate.
Though it can be a little more affordable during this time, you still have to have a budget and stick to it. Remember that weekends are always going to be a little bit more costly than weekdays. When you do decide on moving, the best time would be during the week to save some money.
It's easier to find your desired moving company without worrying that they are fully booked. It is a slow season so chances are, you’ll get the company of your choice. Hire a company that meets all your needs and is familiar with the area you’re moving to.
When you do find a moving company, ask questions and make sure there aren’t any hidden costs. The best way to find a reputable company is to research, read reviews and testimonials, and check credentials before deciding.
Pack all summer and spring clothes at the bottom of the boxes. Have all your current season clothes easily accessible as you’ll need them more than you’ll need summer clothes.
Wear warm clothing on moving day and have a jacket handy. Give away any unwanted clothing (both summer and winter clothes) to homeless shelters or sell them online.
Stay warm and wear the right shoes for the weather. Non-slip shoes or trainers are the best for moving days.If you’re moving yourself and not using a moving company, depending on the type of stuff you’re moving, some items may require special protective clothes and shoes. Shoes that a lot of movers use are similar to construction shoes that have metal at the front. This is a good protective feature in case something heavy falls on your toes, it won’t cause much damage.
Days are much shorter in the colder months than in the warmer months so take advantage of the day by starting early so you have a full day of moving.
Pack a bag of essentials. Medication, IDs, driver's license, money, and keys to your new home.
Prepare snacks, water, and food for the road. Have these handy to reduce frequent stops. Stay hydrated as it is important no matter the weather. Prepare a bag for your pet's food, treats and water as well.
Last-minute cleaning. Is important so you don't leave a mess for the next tenants. Waking up early will give you more time to prepare the home for new people.
Move boxes and furniture to the truck. The earlier you start doing this, the better. If you have professional movers then wake up early to prepare the home for them so when they’re done loading the truck, you’ll all be good and ready to go.
Final house walkthrough. Get this done as early as you can so you can start driving. Remember that days are shorter in the fall and winter months. Throw out the garbage and do the final walkthrough, ensuring you take all your belongings and the house is left impeccably.
Prepare your moving day plan ahead so you know approximately how much money you’ll need for gas to get to your destination. Put a full tank of gas to reduce making more stops than you have to. Though it is recommended to take breaks when doing a long-distance move, don't stop often for gas unless you have to.
Moving during this period is probably the best time to move, the weather is not too hot or too cold. It's not as busy as in the summer, making it easier to move because there are fewer crowds and less traffic. The demand is low so the chances of getting your desired company and negotiating are high.
Capital City Movers will make your fall season move as stress-free as possible. Our team of professional and expert movers are ready to accommodate all your moving needs. Call us at (718) 619 4881 for a FREE QUOTE and visit our website for more information on our services.