Moving Safely During The Pandemic

Moving tips during a pandemic

 

MOVING SAFELY DURING THE PANDEMIC: TIPS TO REMAIN SAFE AND REDUCE STRESS & RISK

Moving safely during the pandemic requires careful planning, as well as adherence to health guidelines to minimize the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. Key steps to ensure moving safely during the pandemic include planning ahead by:

  • Researching Local Guidelines: Check the latest public health guidelines in both your current and new locations. These guidelines can provide information on travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, and safety protocols.
  • Booking Early: Due to the pandemic, many moving services may have reduced availability. Book your moving company or truck rental well in advance.

 

If you’ve purchased a home during the pandemic and are now in the process of moving, below is an infographic with five tips on how to stay safe during the move. These tips include:

  1. The questions to ask of moving companies before you hire one.
  2. How to get a virtual estimate for moving costs.
  3. How to clean and disinfect as you pack.
  4. How to maintain social distancing on moving day.
  5. Remember to clean and thoroughly disinfect your new home before you move in.

 

In addition to the tips in this infographic, here are eight more tips to help you reduce stress and enhance moving safely during the pandemic:

  1. Be sure to dispose of all packing materials properly. Contact your local government agency if you have questions regarding the disposal or recycling of boxes and other packing material.
  2. If you suspect you’ve been exposed to the corona virus at any time during the packing and moving process, be sure to call the moving company to discuss alternatives.
  3. If possible, keep kids, pets, and vulnerable family members in a separate area and away from the movers.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and if you can’t, sanitize them frequently.
  5. If your household goods need storage for some period of time, determine in advance what the storage facility is doing to following proper hygiene practices, including sanitization of access pads and the requisite six feet or more of space between customer and customer and customer and employee.
  6. Buy packing boxes or use what you already have in your home; don’t pick up free boxes are supermarkets, etc.
  7. Unpack your own possessions after you move in.
  8. Complete all moving paperwork virtually to the extent possible.

 

 

Moving During The COVID Pandemic

 

By following these tips, you can help ensure a safe and smooth move during the pandemic. Prioritizing health and safety can significantly reduce the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19 while relocating.

 

This information about moving safely during the pandemic is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker, Greater Charlotte area residential real estate expert. I’ve been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers since 1999. 

 

If you’re considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I’d love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how:

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