Tips for Moving in the Fall

Fall is one of the most spectacular seasons with its colours and crisp mornings.  Fall is also one of the best seasons to move your belongings.  Although it can present its challenges, a fall move can also offer unprecedented advantages, especially if you have a flexible schedule.

As the premier movers in Kamloops, we would like to offer you the following tips on getting the most out of your fall move.

The Perfect Time of Year

The cool weather combined with sunny days makes for perfect moving conditions.  The mild weather makes it so much easier to move those heavy boxes and furniture.


Because the days are getting shorter you will not have as much daylight to work with, especially if you move later in the season.  Plan your move accordingly.

Although the fall season offers many sunny days, it is important to also plan for rain.  Here are some tips to help you with a move in the rain in case it occurs:

  • Have tarps and blankets on hand to cover your boxes and personal items in case it begins to rain mid-move.
  • To avoid any moisture issues with sizable items that may not dry quickly, such as mattresses, make sure to wrap them in plastic.
  • Bring an extra jacket so that you can keep dry throughout the entire move.

A Real Fall Bargain

Fall is not only one of the most agreeable times of the year to move in terms of weather, it can also be one of the least expensive times of the year to move as well.  Summer is the busiest time for movers and the moving industry is a supply and demand industry.

You should be able to negotiate a better price in the fall, especially if you are adaptable.

Here’s the deal:

If you can remain flexible in your moving dates and not book your move at the end of the month, you should be able to negotiate a better deal.

Clear the Path

Fall is synonymous with falling leaves.  These leaves provide a spectacular backdrop to the season, but they can also pose a safety risk.  This is especially true if it is raining.  Make sure to clear a path that is free of leaves and other debris from your door to the moving van.  Not only will this alleviate the safety risks, it will also make the move faster and less cumbersome.

Dress for It

Fall is a time for layers, make sure to have a jacket and sweatshirt, as well as a t-shirt so that you are ready for all possible scenarios.  Most fall days warm up so having a choice of garments will keep you comfortable, regardless of the temperature.

Although moving can be a busy time, a carefully and well thought out transition can alleviate some of the pressure.  If it is possible, take advantage of the fall season and its many moving benefits.  We offer competitive rates and professional moving services.  If you would like more information about moving this fall, please contact us today.

More Information

If you would like to see other packing tips please see our Moving Tips page or stop by today. We would love to be a positive part of your moving experience.

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