Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2

Covid-19 disrupted every aspect of life across the globe. Relocating to a new house is stressful and tedious, but unlike before, you now have to think of how to keep yourself and your family safe from the deadly virus.

Fortunately, staying safe during the move is not as difficult as it seems. Here are five surefire tips for moving during the covid-19 pandemic.

Leverage Virtual House Hunting

Stay safe by doing house hunting virtually as opposed to physically visiting the houses on your list. Most of the agencies and real estate agents have invested in real-time video conferencing software that allows clients to view the house amenities before moving in. Some go the extra mile to create 3D videos of the apartments.

The virtual tour will help you narrow down to the best apartments. When it comes to visiting the apartment in person, make sure that you maintain social distancing guidelines and sanitize regularly.

Get a Moving Estimate Online and Sign the Contract Electronically

Professional moving companies have changed their protocols to keep clients and personnel safe from the virus. Be safe by requesting a quote online and signing the contract documents electronically instead of signing them manually. Use the estimate to budget accordingly for the move and anticipate miscellaneous expenses.
Sanitize and Disinfect

When scouting for the best moving company, consider its sanitation and disinfection guidelines to be on the safe side. Ask for details about how they disinfect and sanitize trucks and moving items. Insist on using new moving boxes instead of reusing the old ones to reduce the chances of the virus spreading.

As noted in a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Covid-19 can survive on surfaces for days. Based on this fact, it’s recommended to wait for several days after the previous tenants relocate before you move in.

Concisely, disinfect the whole house before moving in to be sure that it’s free of the virus. Start by cleaning the whole house including the high-touch spots such as windows, switches, and doorknobs then wipe the surfaces with a disinfectant.


Cleaning tips during Covid-19 Moving

Moving during the Covid-19 pandemic has its fair share of challenges. Prep well for the move by using the above moving tips. Steer clear of moving companies with a poor reputation to avoid regrets down the road. More importantly, read the contract agreement and ask for clarification if anything is unclear.

Here are additional home cleaning tips during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Protect yourself by wearing disposable gloves and a face mask
Use water and soap or household detergent to clean the surfaces then use a disinfectant whose alcohol content is at least 60%
When washing curtains, rugs, clothes, change the washing machine setting to the warmest option. Also, avoid shaking dirty laundry to prevent dispersing the virus into the indoor air

Consult other clients who had used the services before as well as reviews posted online to make an informed decision. Note that covid-19 safety guidelines are different in some countries and cities, so take time to read local forums and journals posted by the government.
Windows Should Be Open When on Transit to the New House

Sure, wearing a mask will protect you from the Covid-19 virus, but most people know that the virus can build up in the vehicle during transit. Therefore, it’s wise to keep the car windows open to enhance air circulation.

The house or apartment windows should also remain open throughout the day to prevent the build-up of the virus and dust in the confined spaces.