Many people have to move during the pandemic due to numerous reasons, they will have to move due to a large number of cases being reported in their area or they might want to change places just to get something fresh, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where things feel stagnant. Whatever it may be, there are things that you have to keep in mind while moving to a new home in a pandemic.
The COVID-19 safety protocols are always changing as new information keeps coming up. We are still knowing more and more about this virus, and it has been reported that there is another variant of the virus that can be even more dangerous. Although vaccines are rolling in, it may take time to fully vaccinate people, so before that, one should be cautious while moving during a pandemic.
Here are the tips you need to follow while moving in a pandemic.
- Ask for a virtual tour of the new house, both inside and outside.
With technology, you can meet anyone anytime, virtually, so what you need to do to be safe and secure is that you need to look for the house without needing to go there, so ask any realtor if they can show you houses according to your range and taste. Then tell them to give you a house tour, from the inside as well via video call, tell them to send pictures, check every nook and cranny of the house before deciding on it.
- Book movers that are following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Any mover can say that they are following the COVID-19 safety protocols, but all it takes is asking a few questions and checking their office. Again, you can always get in touch with them before trying to go to your new house. You can video call them, check their employees, how they work, and if they are following the COVID-19 safety protocols or not like keeping their workplace clean, wearing gloves, masks, and using hand sanitizers.
- Clean the house before leaving.
This is important too, before the movers come, clean the house, disinfect it, so it makes it easier for them as well as you.
- Put everything in a box.
Clean everything, put it in a box, buy lots of boxes, wrap them well, tape them well so they do not get anything that might infect you with the COVID-19 virus.
- Brush up on the COVID-19 pandemic rules and regulations of the place you are going to.
It is always a good idea to look at the rules and regulations of the state or the place you are moving to, you might be asked a few questions, and it will save you a lot of stress and time to be prepared.
- Ask for a cleaning service for the new house before you arrive to clean it again.
It is a wise idea to ask for a cleaning service by a realtor to clean your house before you arrive in it. Once you arrive, and have opened the boxes you wrapped, clean everything again just to make sure you do not have any chance of contracting the virus.