Even though it’s 2021, experts agree that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. Moving house is an exciting yet stressful time under normal circumstances, but now there are more factors to consider if you must move during a pandemic. By following a few precautions, you can still make moving house a success while staying safe from COVID-19.
We are so fortunate to live in the digital age as online tools and interactions have helped limit interruptions to many peoples’ lives. In regards to the house-hunting process, folks can start in the safety of their current home by exploring listings and open houses online. Floorplans, pictures, and videos let you check out some amazing properties before you call to schedule an in-person visit. This way, you can narrow down your options and limit any potential exposure. The same applies for moving! Contact moving companies on line to obtain availability and estimated costs prior to an in person meeting.
Be Prepared When Packing
Packing up your life and possessions when moving house is one of the more daunting steps of a move. Make it easier on yourself by being prepared. An example is to obtain ample amounts of packing supplies, like boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap, so you won’t be making multiple emergency trips to purchase more. Don’t forget to stock your new house with hygiene products or cleaning supplies that you’ll want at the ready as you get everything set up (i.e., paper towels, disinfecting wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, etc.).
Cautious Moving Protocol
It’s best to limit your interactions with others during this time, but that’s certainly a challenge in the midst of a move. You can hire a professional moving company to transport your larger possessions; Just be sure to inquire what safety measures they enforce to keep you and their movers safe. As much as possible, try to complete as much of the move with just your household, but you could also ask low-risk, trusted, and willing family or friends to help. Consider hiring a professional cleaner to prepare your new home and the one you are leaving, since you will likely be overwhelmed with some of the extra steps and preparation that you will want to undertake to keep your family safe and healthy.
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