Relocating is one of life’s biggest stressors. With so many logistics and moving parts, anything can go wrong at a moment’s notice. But what if we told you moving at a certain time of the year could guarantee less stress and fewer disruptions? Enter, autumn. Not only is the weather cooler, there are also a number of additional benefits for moving this time of year. Check out our list of handy fall moving tips.
A Positive Mindset Can Go a Long Way
It’s important to start any big move off on the right foot – so get excited about the new opportunity! While a move may seem daunting, you can shift your attitude to reflect a more upbeat outlook. Doing so will allow for more wiggle room if things do go wrong. Start daydreaming and planning holiday gatherings in your new abode. Having something to look forward to will motivate you to get settled quicker.
Sunny Mornings, Cool Evenings
Raise your hand if you like moving in the blazing heat or a foot of snow. Anyone? Didn’t think so. That’s why we vote for fall as our favorite time of year to move. There’s a good chance you won’t be dealing with any harsh weather. Take advantage of the early, sunny mornings to get the bulk of your heavy lifting done. Remember, autumn days are shorter, so plan to have your outdoor moving needs taken care of by late afternoon before the sun sets. Better yet, get it done early and go catch the sunset!
Make a List. Check it off. Feel Accomplished.
There’s a lot to conquer during the week of a move. As far in advance as you can, create a moving checklist to keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Wunderlist is a great tool you can use to keep running lists, share them with others, and mark tasks as complete. From changing your address to hiring help to scheduling your well-deserved post-move river rafting trip, a comprehensive list can serve as your right-hand man on moving day.
Know When to Hire Help
For a big move, hiring out help can be a lifesaver. You need as many hands as you can to get the job done right. The more bodies helping, the faster the move and that means the sooner you can get settled. A truck is also top of the list for must-have moving day items. Lucky for you, StorQuest offers free truck and driver service to make moving a breeze. Save yourself a few trips and reserve a moving truck. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Work, Rest, Repeat
When moving starts to get overwhelming, it’s time to take a break. Self care is often overlooked but vital to your wellbeing – both on moving day and beyond. Carve out an hour to go for a run or end the day at a local pub to enjoy a brew or two with friends.
Dig in to Your New Digs
Give yourself some time before, during, and after your move to explore your new surroundings. Fall is full of some of nature’s most beautiful scenes. Take a walking tour of the city and brush up on your photography skills. Check out the trails during this prime mountain bike season. Find the nearest pumpkin patch and spend the day perusing gourds and picking fresh apples. Take a road trip to explore neighboring towns. Don’t let this season pass you by.
Make Your Fall Move a Breeze
While moving can feel overwhelming, if you take the right steps, and start off on a positive note, you’ll be ahead of the game. After all, you have perfect autumn weather on your side! And, when you’re in need of storage space to store your belongings before, during, or after a move, StorQuest Self Storage has your back. When you make room in your life, awesome things happen.