Moving Blog
September 16, 2023

Moving in the Fall

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Local or long-distance moving, anytime of year, is often equal elements enjoyable and tense. Moving in the autumn offers its own distinctive benefits as well as obstacles. Numerous households have found that relocating in the fall results in a easier, more pleasant move; others, as a result of extraordinary circumstances, opt to delay until a better time. As professional movers, we would like to share with you some advantages and disadvantages of relocating in the autumn season:


1. The weather is often nice

If you choose to move in summertime, you may likely have to deal with high temps as well as humidity. In other words, you will perspire lots as you load and unload your stuff. Alternatively, winter season weather conditions can make moving cold, unpleasant, and in some cases unsafe.

The autumn is a popular time to move as you avoid extremes of cold and hot. Fall temperatures are typically nice, and you probably do not need to be concerned about snowy or slippery driving conditions.

2. Professional movers could have reduced charges

The summer season is usually the peak season for moving. Given that autumn comes after peak season, you may be able to get a better deal when hiring a moving company.

3. Professional movers could have better availability

An additional advantage of moving through the fall months is that the moving company may be in a better position to accommodate your moving dates, given that their schedule is not as full.


1. It may be more challenging to sell your house

If you don't presently rent and have not sold your house yet, then fall could be a difficult time of the year to get a buyer to close on it. However, we must concur that in the current market, this might not be too much of a problem.

2. It could be tough to "settle into" a new house just before the holiday season

Many people are consumed by the holidays, either on a personal or a business level. Relocating to a new location can be stressful at any time and may end up being even more so just before the most busy time of the year (at least for many people). Additionally, in case you have youngsters, you need to really coordinate the move so that they can transition into a new place with minimum stress - and fall probably are not a good time to make that happen.

3. The weather might be unstable

Fall weather is frequently nice, and free of extremes in temperature or humidity. Even so, there is still a component of unpredictability concerning fall weather patterns. For instance, should you be moving to or from a northern climate, there is always the chance that an unanticipated snowstorm will strike at the end of fall - potentially in November, or even October! There is also a chance that you have to deal with a sudden heat wave, or unanticipated declines in temperature.

Keep in mind, regardless of whether you opt to move in the autumn or not, you should definitely contemplate hiring the aid of professional movers to make your transition as smooth as is possible. Should you be looking for a reputable long-distance or local moving company to help you with your move, reach out to A-1 Freeman Moving Group today. We will be glad to assist!


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