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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Ferndale ApartmentIf you’re looking to get yourself a new Ferndale rental house, perhaps you’re wondering if it’s a good time to do just that. A very legitimate concern considering how this COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives. Nonetheless, we can not stand still forever. We must learn to move forward with our plans, just slowly acclimating to the new normal. We’ve lined up some pandemic moving tips that can guide you towards safely moving into your new home.

Have a Backup Plan

Are you going to move all by yourself, or are you going to hire a moving company? In any case, realize that conditions can still change. When looking for a moving company, don’t forget to ask if they have any cancellation policy and if they instruct their workers to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Less established companies may be operating at reduced capacity, so look for a company that suits your needs and budget.

Stay Flexible

A crucial pandemic moving tip is to be ready to adapt to any changes. Due to the nature of the coronavirus, it’s important to realize that anyone in your house could get sick at any time. If symptoms do start to show, it’s best to postpone your move. Make sure your neighbors are in the know, too. That information can be used to help prevent the spread of the virus. Especially so if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems. This will allow them to be even more cautious. In informing them of your planned move, you are allowing them the chance to keep their distance from the designated area.

Keep Your Distance

If you’re renting a vehicle, make the deal online or over the phone. Just don’t forget to ask about sanitization procedures! If hiring a moving company, ask them to give you a virtual quote. Also, ask if contact will be required on the day of the move and if there are any precautions or protocols for the move. One precaution you can take is to put in place the no-handshake rule.

Take Safety Precautions

Before and during the move, you should always be mindful of taking extra precautions to avoid any mishaps. A good idea is to purchase fresh new boxes for moving your stuff. Don’t get containers from somewhere else. Studies show that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. During the move, be sure to wear a mask, gloves, and booties, and disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches. Finally, be sure to have soap and hand sanitizer close by to encourage regular hand washing. Moving companies will most likely have their own supplies, but it won’t hurt to have some ready, just in case.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

Be responsible enough to use disinfecting products to thoroughly eliminate the virus in your old home. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. Of course, this goes for your new home, as well. Make sure you clean and disinfect the entire property. This helps prevent the transfer of the virus through belongings.

Despite all of the massive disruptions that this COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we cannot afford to put our entire life on hold. By making use of these pandemic moving tips, safely transferring to a new home is very possible.

Are you in the market for a clean new Ferndale rental home? The team at Real Property Management Teyata is here to help. Contact us online or call 206-861-5525 today!

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