Moving in the fall is a great time to take advantage of the cooler weather. Compared to the hot, sticky summer weather, fall can mean a much more comfortable move ahead while avoiding having to move during the winter with dangerous icy road conditions.
PACKING FOR A MOVE
This is a great time to sort through all seasonal items. Transitioning between the seasons gives you the opportunity to discard, put in storage or give away any item(s) that you feel won’t be used or needed right away and items that won’t make it through to the next summer. Whether you pack yourself, or allow Pack-n-Send, Inc., to pack for you, sorting ahead of time can cut down on the cost of what is placed on a truck.
NEW SCHOOL TRANSITION
For some children, it can be challenging when making a transition to a new school, especially after it is already in session. Here are some things you can do to help ease them into a smooth transition:
- Contact the school well in advance of your move.
Find out who the children’s teachers will be.
Get with those assigned teachers regarding any supplemental material that will allow the children to catch up with the rest of the class.
Prepare your children by having a good family question and answer discussion.
CAUTION! WATCH FOR FALLEN LEAVES
Fall leaves make a beautiful landscape image. However, fall leaves can be dangerous! Wet leaves are slippery and will stick to the bottom of your shoes, making a mess. You don’t want wet leaves causing a disaster! Keep your driveway and walkways swept and cleared of leaves. You will be protecting not only your goods from being damaged, but also protecting your movers from injury.
WHO SHOULD I NOTIFY BEFORE A MOVE?
- Utility Providers – transfer/termination of utilities
SERVICING A VEHICLE FOR A LONG DISTANCE MOVE
It is important to have your vehicle in good working order before driving to your new move location. In order to prepare for your long-distance move, we have listed the most important points when having your vehicle(s) serviced.
Fluids – oil, coolant, windshield wiper fluid
Break pads and clutch
Leaks – any hoses or various components under the vehicle
Drive belts – check for cracks
Spare Tire – checked for usability in event of emergency.
PREPARING FOR MOVING DAY
- Have your inventory list handy to match with your mover’s list
Make sure your pet(s) are secured so that they will not run away
Suitcase(s) holding the belongings you want and need the first day or two.
Valuables including paperwork
Change of clothing
Medications – Keep these in a separate suitcase, so that they are readily available.
Pet(s) needs – food, favorite toys, bed
Pack-n-Send, Inc., is just the moving company for you! We are a complete packing and moving service and will supply you with all necessary moving supplies so that you can pack yourself, or you can hire Pack-n-Send, Inc., to pack your belongings for you. Getting a closet packed can be overwhelming. We also offer the option of a “wardrobe box”. All of the clothes will go from the closet into the box and back into the closet while they are still hanging. If you need an unpacking service, we can do that too!
CONCLUSION: Fall is a great time to move! The weather is great, giving you a break from the oppressive heat. It is a great time to sort through seasonal items and to get settled before the holidays.
Pack-n-Send, Inc., always stands ready to give you guidance and help with your big move! We have over 35+ years of experience. You can rely on us from beginning to end!
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