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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Leland ApartmentIf you have plans to move to a new Leland rental house, you may be speculating if now is the most appropriate time to accomplish it. And it may be so, after all, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has indeed caused massive disruptions in really almost all and every part of our daily lives. However, as we learn and adapt to our present predicament, there is no reason to put off plans to move that are already in motion. Together with planning and learning a little critical pandemic moving tips, your goal of relocating to a newly chosen home safely and without much difficulty is obtainable.

Have a Backup Plan

Whether you are planning to do your move yourself or hire a moving company, it’s relevant to remember that circumstances may change at whatever point in the process. When you’ve started gathering information on a moving company, bear in mind to ask about their cancellation policy and whether or not they require their employees to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Smaller companies may be shut down or operating at reduced capacity, so you may really need to engage in a little more searching to find one that can do the job for a price you can afford.

Stay Flexible

Perhaps one of the most imperative pandemic moving tips on this list is to stay flexible. Considering the coronavirus’s contagious nature, it’s significant to remember that you or someone in your household could get sick at any time. The most ideal action to do if you start experiencing symptoms is to cancel or postpone your move. It is equally a brilliant plan to let your neighbors know when you will be moving. It’s so much more than being simply pleasant – it can help prevent the spread of the virus. This is particularly vital if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems or other conditions that make them especially susceptible to a virus. By giving them relevant information as to when you would be moving, they can plan to avoid the area at that time if necessary.

Keep Your Distance

If you are renting a truck to help you move, strive to apply for it online or over the phone if you can. Just be sure to ask about sanitization procedures! If hiring a moving company, call upon them to give you a virtual quote. It’s furthermore a brilliant plan to ask them to explain whether contact will be required on the day of the move and any precautions employees will take. During the move, avoid getting too close to your movers or helpers, and pass on the handshake.

Take Safety Precautions

Before and during the move, you should take extra precautions to safeguard your security and safety. If you can, aim to buy new boxes or use boxes you already have to pack up your stuff. Avoid getting used containers from somewhere else. Studies show that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. During the move, make sure to wear a mask, gloves, and booties, and disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches. One last thing, see to it that you have soap and hand sanitizer close by to encourage regular hand washing. If you hire a moving company, they should provide their own supplies, but certainly, it never hurts to have extra for any eventuality.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

As you move your things out of your old home, always remember to clean it thoroughly and use proper disinfecting products to eliminate the virus on surfaces. Furniture and other items should, in like manner, be cleaned and disinfected if possible. And then, before you move into your new home, ensure to clean and disinfect the entire property thoroughly. This surely can help prevent your belongings from transferring the virus from one location to the next.

 

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has sadly caused massive disruptions in our daily, ordinary lives, but even so, we don’t need to put our whole life on hold, either. By simply implementing these pandemic moving tips, you’ll be moving to a new home safely.

Are you in the market for a clean new Leland rental home? Contact the team at Real Property Management Champion online or call 910-782-4488 today!

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