If You Need to Move During the COVID-19 Crisis, Here Are Some Safety Tips
We’re living in a unique time right now. While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is going on, things are very different. We’re all social distancing and quarantining in our homes but, unfortunately, some people still have to move during this time. If you’re one of those people, here are some safety tips that can help your family stay as safe as possible.
First of all, it’s important to reschedule your move date if you’re able. Push it back until after the pandemic is over and things are starting to get back to normal. We know that’s not always possible but that’s the best way to ensure the safety of your family.
If you must move and want to hire movers, make sure you research your movers to see what they’re willing to do. Realtor.com suggests hiring a company that does “contactless moving.” This way, the movers never come into contact with the family or person moving. There are videos involved to ensure everything goes smoothly but Realtor.com has more ideas on that here.
Protect your movers. This benefits them as well as you. Make sure they have access to a sink, soap and paper towels so they can wash their hands. It also may be a good idea to leave a bottle of hand sanitizer.
When it comes to moving, it’s always tempting to go the cheap route and get pre-used boxes. Right now, that is not the best option. It’s best to shell out for brand new cardboard boxes as well as tape. If you opt to use plastic bins instead, make sure you wipe them down and sanitize them before, during and after the move.
When it’s finally time to get to your new home, disinfect and clean as much as possible. Make sure to disinfect all spaces the movers may have touched. Clean the floors so you’re not tracking germs around. Do this while wearing a mask and gloves. Realtor.com also suggests opening a window or door while you do this to keep air flowing in and out of the house.
Synergy Realty Network would like to remind you, once again, to change your moving date if you’re able. This is the best option to keep your family healthy during the pandemic. If you must move, use these tips combined with the ones at Realtor.com and the ones at moving.org.