Moving is challenging enough in the best of circumstances. Now, it can seem downright impossible. With constantly changing COVID-19 updates and social distancing guidelines, moving safely seems to be an unattainable goal.
However, with some guidance and caution, moving during the pandemic doesn’t have to be so intimidating. Here are three basic steps you can take to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones while moving during COVID-19.
Decide on a Mover (Or Not)
The first step to preparing for your move is to decide on a moving company. In response to the pandemic, companies have adapted new procedures to keep their movers and clients safe. Some of these updates include discounts on services, quicker moving times, and more adaptable scheduling. There are also options for contact-free moving like PODS portable moving containers.
You can also decide to move alone if you feel more comfortable doing so. This makes social distancing much easier and reduces all unnecessary contact with others.
For an extensive look into moving companies and all your options for moving during the pandemic, this information at move.org is an excellent resource.
As soon as you decide on how and when you want to move, start preparing by packing, purchasing cleaning supplies, and asking your moving company questions about their COVID-19 procedures. The more you prepare early on in the moving process, the better you will be at managing stress levels when moving day arrives.
A great way to prepare for moving day is to set up a sanitizing station near the front door of your apartment. You can use this as you pack, and it will be particularly helpful on moving day. As you and movers leave and return to move your belongings, you can freshen up and make moving that much easier.
Sanitize as You Pack
Another way to make moving easier on is to sanitize as you pack. Use disinfecting wipes to clean everything as you go so you know everything is fresh when you arrive at your new home. Also, make sure to use new cardboard boxes, as germs can live on surfaces for hours.
Tightly pack all your belongings in boxes to minimize contact as much as possible. It’s also important to note that experts recommend you finish packing at least 24 hours before your scheduled moving time to ensure all germs are gone. You’ll thank yourself later for following this step!
We hope these three tips will help you on your journey to finding your dream home. It’s so important for us to work together through these difficult times to prioritize our health and safety. We are always here to help you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.