Home Buying & Selling
July 31, 2020

Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has brought with it the need to rethink how we do everything. From everyday tasks to bigger events like moving, we must reassess what we do and how we do it. So, if it’s time for you to move, how do you undertake that process in the midst of a pandemic? We laid out a few tips for successfully and safely completing a move during the pandemic. Read on to find out more.

Clean and Disinfect as You Pack

Packing up everything is a great opportunity to do some major sanitizing. Wipe down all your belongings as you pack them away. This will help ensure you’re only bringing items into your new house that are as germ-free as possible.

Clean Your Current Home Before Moving

One of the best ways to prevent taking germs into your new home is to clean your current home meticulously before your moving day. If you’re hiring a moving company or having any friends and family come to help you, this is essential for keeping them as safe as possible.

Clean Your New Home

We know you’ll be excited to get started in your new home, but before you unpack, clean and disinfect the entire house. Then, wipe down all your boxes. This way, you will have done your best to be off to a good, clean start in your new home!

If You’re Hiring Movers, Provide Them with Cleaning Supplies

Whether you’re hiring professional movers or having friends and family help, make sure you supply everyone with hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, and a place to wash their hands with soap.

Only Use Store-Bought, New Boxes

You can certainly use boxes you already have at home, but if you’re looking to get more boxes, make sure to get store-bought ones. This will provide better protection against the coronavirus than recycled or free boxes that could be host to the virus.

While doing anything can be overwhelming during a pandemic, these tips should help you handle the unique challenges of moving in a pandemic. Make sure to follow CDC guidelines, and stay safe!

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