The weather is starting to get nice a crisp, leaves are changing colors — It’s as if Mother Nature herself was doing everything in her power to make it clear that fall is the time for a change. If you’re considering moving or trying to plan out the best time to make your move, here are 5 reasons why you should move in fall.
1. Mild Weather
One of the best things about Fall is that it’s not hot or cold. The transition to autumn leaves a slight crispness in the air so that you won’t be sweating while carrying boxes, nor will you have to worry about dealing with snow or ice as you move. You may be more likely to have friends that are willing to help with your move as it won’t be as uncomfortable on them either.
2. Less Popular Moving Season
Fall tends to be one of the more neglected moving seasons. The majority of people choose to make their moves either in the summer or spring. Moving in the fall will make reserving a rental truck or trailer to fit your schedule easier. Most leases end in summer or winter so these mid seasons tend to make cheaper moves.
If you are moving with kids, moving in Fall might be easier for them than other seasons. Classes start in Fall so the transition to a new school will be much easier than moving mid-session. Adjusting to a new home is not always easy for kids so timing your move right can make a big difference in helping your child feel more comfortable with this change.
4. Move Before the Holidays
The closer you get to winter, the more holidays you have to plan around. Moving during the holidays can be a pain as you try to balance spending time with friends, family, and deal with the usual moving priorities such as packing and changing your address. Let’s not forget how bad traveling in itself can be around the holidays. Whether your driving and have to endure insane traffic or flying and are forced to pay twice the normal price for a ticket, holiday travel is never pleasant. Moving in Autumn means by-passing all of the holiday chaos to be settled before the holidays come so you can actually enjoy time with loved ones.
5. Fall is just more Fun
As the leaves change colors and pumpkin becomes an ingredient in just about everything, everything somehow seems a little bit better in the world. Take advantage of the changes in scenery and make a road trip out of it, seeing how different areas are affected by fall. Your new home is also likely to feel more comforting during the autumn season helping you adapt easily. You may also want to make your move a social activity. Bake fall treats to enjoy as you pack or head out on the road and sip your favorite holiday beverage the whole way long. Fall is all about feeling cozy and comfortable which will make your move feel exactly the same way.
Have you moved in the Fall? What were your reasons? Share with us in the comments below!