Moving to a new home is an exciting experience. Don’t let COVID-19 discourage you from moving forward with your dream home. Instead, understand the risk factors and have a plan on how to stay safe during the moving process.
Choose a Moving Company
Hiring a moving company to assist with your move is common and, luckily, still an option. When hiring a moving company, keep the following in mind:
- Get quotes from multiple moving companies.
- Moving companies now offer to do estimates over virtual platforms.
- Ask the moving company any questions you have to ensure safety is being made a priority.
If you choose not to use a moving company, rental truck companies are still in operation with new guidelines in place. Make sure to educate yourself on the new steps being taken to meet safety protocols.
Clean and Disinfect
Hiring a professional moving company to assist you in the moving process allows for efficiency and ease. However, it does open your home to potential dangers regarding COVID-19. Once the movers have gone, make sure to clean and disinfect your home thoroughly.
- Disinfect all high-traffic areas such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, and handles.
- Properly dispose of all boxes and packing material.
Follow CDC Guidelines
The Center for Disease Control has set in place guidelines that will help to keep you and your family safe during the move.
- Maintain social distancing by keeping a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and others.
- Make sure that everyone is wearing a mask.
- Regularly wash your hands and avoid touching your face.
- If you are feeling unwell, reschedule your move.
If you are moving in or out of an apartment building, check with the building manager in case there are any additional regulations set in place.
While COVID-19 has presented movers with new challenges, not all moves have to come to a screeching halt. By understanding the safety guidelines and planning accordingly, the move to your new home can still be a great experience.