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September 21, 2022

The pitFALLs of an Autumn Move

The weather near Ann Arbor has dropped, kids are back in school, and you’re moving! Autumn is an excellent time to plan a move, but every season brings its own struggles. Whether or not you are beginning your search for local movers or aiming for a bigger scenery change and need cross country movers, be sure your autumn relocation will be full of all treats and no tricks! By taking a little additional time planning and preparing, your upcoming move will be as perfect as the caramel on your apples.

We’ve compiled the top 5 challenges for moving in the Fall and came up with time-tested strategies to overcome each one. Pour yourself a warm drink, get your most comfortable blanket and let’s be sure your next Ann Arbor-area move is memorable for all the right reasons!

  1. Leaves

    1. Falling leaves adds a component of wholesome Fall awe to the season. However, leaves dropped on the ground can create a hazard to our movers and your household items. Freshly fallen or wet leaves can make for a slippery surface, creating problems for movers carrying your belongings to avoid. Before the local or cross country movers arriving at your property, make sure all porches and exterior sidewalks are free of debris. Our movers and your possessions will thank you!

  2. Rain

    1. Autumn also brings its fair share of soggy weather. If it’s rainy on your moving day, don’t worry! Corrigan will protect your house with rug runners and carpet cling to be certain your home stays clean. Additionally, your furniture is covered and protected from the weather while being loaded to the moving truck. Should the rain be very heavy, the crew can try to pre-stage boxes and furniture near the doorway, so the movers can load the truck during dry (or at least, dryer) periods. And remember, Corrigan never cancels or reschedules moves because of rain.

  3. Hurricanes

    1. If you are getting ready to move cross country, hurricane season is important to keep in mind. Even if you are not moving to a coastal state, hurricanes and major weather events can affect the complete transportation industry. Shipments may be delayed or rerouted during large storms, influencing every other shipment planned for that truck and the cross country movers. Having patience in case of these large storms is important, as we operate to discover the fastest and safest resolutions for everyone involved. If a further postponement is required due to storm damage near your new home, Corrigan will work with you to come up with storage solutions to satisfy your requirements.

  4. Cold Weather

    1. On your move day, the team will get your home ready to accommodate their fastest and safest methods for loading the truck. This implies at least one entrance to your house will be open for most of the day. With cooler temperatures upon us, that means your house will get chilly! Be prepared to have a jacket or sweater from the packed boxes to keep warm. Additionally, setting up a small place for yourself in an interior room to warm up is a wonderful way to stay comfortable throughout the day. Grab a blanket and a hot cup of coffee or cider, and you will be comfy and cozy all day!

  5. Seasonal Clothes

    1. Autumn weather is commonly unpredictable. This can make it tough to pack when you are regularly swapping between shorts and sweaters. Be certain to leave a handful of articles of clothing from any season unpacked, so you can keep yourself comfy regardless of the temperature of the day! Setting out various clothing packed in a small suitcase will help you stay properly dressed for the day, whatever Mother Nature has in store for your cross country or local move!

Whether you require local movers or cross country movers to take you to a new area away from Ann Arbor, Corrigan Moving Systems is here to assist you! Over all seasons of the year, our expert professionals have experienced all the tricks of the trade. Since 1929, Corrigan has been dedicated to successfully relocating families and individuals all over the Ann Arbor-area. Call us today for your free, in-home or virtual move consultation!
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