Are you getting ready to move? Whether your lease is up, you are having a hard time affording your current place, or buying your dream home, moving during COVID can be done safely.
Protecting yourself and your family during a move isn't as challenging as you might think. All you need is extra preparation and caution. Check out this guide on how to prepare for a move to a new home safely and without any added stress.
Get Quotes Online
Once you know where you are going, start getting your quotes online. You can get a virtual quote to avoid having strangers coming into your home. You can take videos or pictures of your stuff to give movers a better idea.
As you get your quotes, ask the moving company about their COVID procedures. Will the movers wear masks? Do they have rules about sanitizing and social distancing?
Give Yourself More Time
Everything seems to harder during a pandemic. You want to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to pack and move. You will need to regularly wash your hands, disinfect surfaces, hydrate, rest, eat, and more.
You definitely will need more time if you have kids or pets. Take time to pack and wrap your belongings.
How to Prepare for a Move: Have Plenty of Supplies
In addition to packing materials, you should also have plenty of anti-bacterial soap, paper towels, sanitizer, and disinfectant. You will want to make sure both you and the crew wash hands for at least 20 seconds regularly.
Don't forget to disinfect the common areas in your homes like doorknobs and handles. Do this before the crew arrives as well.
Instead of packing up your food and moving it, donate to a local charity. Some people face hardship and cannot stock up on food and supplies easily.
The weight of your items typically determines the cost of your move, so you are actually saving money by shedding this weight. Do the same with unwanted clothing and household items—go through and donate before you move.
Keep Your Windows Open
If you have movers, you will need to wear a mask as well. To help air out your home, open your windows to help keep fresh air into the room. Even if it is chilly, you can dress warmer.
Your masks can only do some much to keep the particles confined, and since you will be working for extended periods, you want to keep fresh air moving these particles.
Sanitize Your New Home
After you are in your new place, it's time to sanitize your new home. Make sure you keep paper towels, disinfecting spray, wipes, sanitizer, and hand soap handy. Don't forget to clean those door handles and knobs.
Need Help Finding a New Home?
Now that you know how to prepare for a move during a pandemic, it's time to find the right place. These tips for moving during COVID show that it's all about preparation. Give yourself plenty of time and make sure you have plenty of cleaning supplies handy.
If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Nebraska, contact us today. We are a full-service realty company that can help you find your dream home even during a pandemic.