Back in May, we covered some summer moving tips, and now that autumn has officially arrived in Colorado (as you can tell by the recent temperature drop), we felt that it would be good to cover some fall moving tips. When you need a friendly and professional moving company in Fort Collins, Billy Goat is here to help!
1. Don’t Pack All Your Warm Clothes
When you’re going through your closets, it might seem easier just to take things off the hangers and put them into boxes or suitcases. While you want to pack as quickly and efficiently as you can, you also want to make sure you don’t pack all of your warm clothes. Depending on how far you’re going, you’ll want to have some sweaters, jackets, and pants in your personal suitcase or overnight bag. A moving day in the fall can be chilly, and you want to be prepared!
2. Check Your Utilities
You may not have turned on the furnace or space heater in your house quite yet, but if you have, make sure you let the gas and electric companies know that you’re moving so that they can forward your last bill to your new address. You’ll also want to let them know what your last day in the house will be so that they can end your service. This will also ensure that you’re not billed for gas and electricity you don’t use!
For your new house, make sure you call your new utility companies and let them know what date to start service. You don’t want to arrive at your new home in Loveland or Windsor and find that there’s no gas flowing to the furnace, as that can make for a cold and uncomfortable first night in your new place.
3. Pick Your Moving Date
Summer is obviously a busy time for moving companies, and now that fall is here, many are entering a slower time of the year. That being said, it’s best to pick your moving date sooner rather than later so that you can find one that fits your schedule. It’s often more beneficial to move at the beginning of the month rather than the end, since statistically, more people move at the end. If you can move during the week, you may be have better luck finding an available company than if you pick a weekend. No matter when you need or want to move, Billy Goat is here to help!
4. Get Settled Before the Snow Falls
Those who have lived in Colorado know that it’s possible for snow to fall as early as September. If you’re moving to the other side of the Rockies, be sure that you’re prepared for inclement weather. Moving now may mean that you can settled before the snow falls, and gives you more time to get your new house ready for winter weather. You’ll also want to be sure that your car is ready for cold weather, along with the drive over the mountains.