When you’re moving house, the time of the year will have a direct impact on how stressful moving day is. Extreme weather, in particular, can make your move more complicated and it can result in you running behind schedule or having to contend with unpredictable issues. For this reason, removal companies consider autumn to be one of the best times of the year to move home. There’s unlikely to be a heat wave or a snowstorm in autumn, so you shouldn’t experience too many problems on moving day.
It’s often easier to prepare for an autumn move because children are back at school too, so you can pack your boxes in peace. You won’t have to worry about finding all-day childcare on moving day either. Not to mention, you will be settled into your new home in time for the Christmas festivities. So, planning a house move for September, October or November can be beneficial. To help anyone likely to be moving this autumn, below we have put together some practical tips that may come in handy.
Prepare for all weather conditions
Whilst the weather is usually fairly mild during the autumn months, which is perfect for a house move, it can also be sunny, wet or windy. Try to dress for all eventualities on moving day, for example, wear jeans and a t-shirt but also have a jumper and raincoat to hand. You will then be comfortable if the weather is mild, but you can add some layers of clothing if it starts to get chilly or you experience some rain.
Try to avoid the October half-term or book in advance
Generally speaking, removal companies are quieter during the autumn months, so you shouldn’t struggle to book the moving services you need. However, if your moving day is during the school’s October half-term, it may be harder to find a removal team with availability. To prevent any problems in this regard, try to arrange your house move for another day or ensure you’re booking as far in advance as possible.
Arrange unpacking removal services
If your house move is before the clocks go back towards the end of October, it will start to get quite dark in the evenings. To prevent you from having to move boxes around in the dark and to make unpacking in your new home easier, it can be beneficial to book an unpacking service. A removal company can help you to settle into your new home much quicker, so you won’t have to contend with problems caused by lack of daylight.
Add some lightbulbs to your essentials box
Even if you book an unpacking service, you should still prepare for it getting dark earlier during the autumn. An extra tip is to have a selection of new lightbulbs in your essentials box. Then, if any of the interior or exterior lights in your new home aren’t working when you arrive, you won’t have to worry about going to a shop before you can start unpacking your belongings. This is something you will definitely thank yourself for doing.
Protect the floors in your new home
The last thing you want is your removal team ruining the flooring in your new home by walking over it with wet or muddy boots, so make sure you lay some plastic floor protection. A removal company will probably be able to supply you with this and they may even lay it for you too. Using carpet protectors can prevent you from having to clean up leaves and other debris as well, giving you one less thing to worry about on moving day.
Getting assistance with house removals in Ayrshire
If you’re planning a house move this autumn and you’re looking for a local company to assist you, feel free to get in touch with us at Moving Home Made Easy. Our expert team can guide you through every step of the removal process and we can provide you with a range of useful removal, storage and packing services.
We have years of experience assisting homeowners with house removals in Ayrshire, so you can have peace of mind knowing you will be in good hands with our team. Our comprehensive removal service is designed to make moving day hassle-free for our customers and we pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of customer service throughout. We look forward to hearing from you and helping with your house removals in Ayrshire.