Fall in Ottawa… changing leaves, crisp weather, and clear skies come to mind. The weather is often cooperative, making fall an ideal time to move!
An autumnal move can still have some hiccups to watch out for – let’s review some positive and less-positive aspects of a typical fall move.
As the weather starts to cool in Ottawa, many seniors in particular may be considering a move. Fall can be the perfect time for seniors to move or downsize because it’s not as busy as the summer and not as cold as the winter, and you’ve had the entire summer to enjoy your current landscaping and gardens.
Fall is in the Air (and the thermostat!)
Fall weather in Ottawa is usually mild and clear. You might experience rain or snow on your moving date, but unless they lead to icy road conditions it is usually not a concern for autumn moves.
The days are getting shorter, but there’s still plenty of daylight hours to meet your goals. There may be more traffic than in the summer as students go back to school, but it’s not the same kind of delay that winter weather often creates.
Fall is the beginning of the slow(er) season for most Ottawa movers, so you may find that you have your choice of dates starting around October. Some companies may also have reduced rates outside of the summer busy season, making it more cost-effective.
As always, the beginning and the end of each month are the most competitive dates to reserve. You may need to plan ahead to make sure you get your preferred move date if you have a specific date in mind!
Fall purge and landscaping
There’s no better time than Fall to purge and declutter things you aren’t using anymore, especially if you’re packing up for a move. Having less to move around can make the move much easier and faster (not to mention less expensive).
Additionally, fall can be a great time to accomplish any exterior landscaping or painting, as the weather is mild and there is less humidity.
Fall can be a real challenge for Ottawa natives who suffer seasonal allergies, leaf mold among others. If you know that fall is the hardest time of year for you to manage your allergies, you may need to make other plans or accommodations.
Moving tends to be much easier in fall than during the hot summer months or freezing winters; there is usually no mud as in spring, overheating and dehydration aren’t as likely as they are in summer, and winter’s perils of snow and ice aren’t a problem yet. It just may be the most comfortable time of year to move because of these facts alone!
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the idea of packing and moving everything? Or maybe you’re struggling to downsize your house contents?
We can help with every aspect of the move, from packing to furniture arrangement in the new home – click here to contact our office today.
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Again, we could not have done it without them! From decluttering and packing our condo to moving and setting us up in our new home, every member of the team was hardworking, helpful, warm and extremely competent. Their attention to detail in setting up our new place was remarkable. Honourable mention to the whole team: Kelly, Shawn, Ian, Phyllis, Barb M., Barb Y. Jack, Susan, Glen and Paul. Barb M., our team leader, and Ruth, in the office, were particularly good at calming a nervous client.
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They made this move so smooth for my wife and her parents.
On moving day they left their old home and at the end of the day arrived in a new home with all their belongings unpacked and arranged. Completely stress and back pain free. The next day Darling took care of removing items targeted for donation and all remaining items for waste.
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Frankly thank-you does not even cover it. Your team, led by Julie, was absolutely incredible from the first moment we met down to the beautiful new plant for my mom and our goodbyes at the door.
They were so organized, thoughtful, friendly and polite. It was a sincere pleasure to work with all of them. I enjoyed the experience so much I am almost sad that the move is finished but happy that we will meet again when my parents are ready to hang their many pictures.
Again, I am in awe and am telling anyone with ears about Darling Solutions so they will hopefully in turn tell their friends and family.
Very best regards and please send our thanks once again to your team.