We love fall in New England. While we cherish our spring and summer here in this part of the county, there is no better time of the year to take in all the colors, flavors and sites that New England has to offer than autumn in the Northeast.
As a moving company in Boston we can tell you that our crews love this time of the year. It’s not that hot and they can enjoy a little New England scenery while they work. And after a long day helping customers, maybe they can kick back and enjoy a pumpkin flavored beer. If that’s your thing…
Moving in the fall especially in New England does have its own set of tips and tricks to ensure a relaxing journey to your new destination. Our expert team has compiled a few tips to help you stay at ease through moving season in the fall.
Let’s address safety first. It’s no secret that in the fall, you are going to have to deal with falling debris in your yard. Everything from leaves to small branches. Whether you are moving yourself or looking to hire a moving company, you’ll need to make sure you keep all the pathways clear. That includes all your walkways, sidewalks and stairs. It also makes sense to take a look at where your moving company will have to walk outside of established walkways. For example, if they need to move items out of your basement, you’ll want to rake a pathway in your yard to the moving truck.
The weather here in New England can change in a heartbeat. And fall temperatures can swing widely from one day to the next. So if it is 75 degrees on moving day and 40 degrees the day you get to your new home, don’t be looking for a sweatshirt or a sweater because you are cold. Have a variety of clothing in a box that you can find quickly. Think about the time of year we’re in and plan accordingly.
Guess what? It can snow even in October here in New England. So aside from having a simple took kit that you can locate quickly, make sure you have a snow shovel or two on the moving truck. Nothing will cause more stress than showing up to your new home when it snows and having no way to clear that snow. It’s dangerous for you and the moving company crews. And as we mentioned, have a tool kit handy with basic tools. That goes for a move at any time of the year.
When you move in the fall as well as the winter, you need to make sure your new utilities are hooked up before you arrive at your new home. It can take a utility company several days to come out and make sure you are connected. While you might survive without cable TV for a day or two, you do not want to run the risk of having no heat or electricity at this time of the year. Moving into a cold home will not help you relax at all. As soon as you have firmed up your moving date, contact all your utility companies.
Fall is a wonderful time of the year here in New England. And while moving can be stressful, you can also take the time to enjoy all the sights and colors that this region has to offer. We are lucky to live in New England and all this part of the county has to offer. While you need to be smart about you journey to a new home, take time to relax and enjoy the scenery.