Everything in our lives looks different right now. Add in the fact that you’re gearing up for a move and that can increase stress levels. The amount of planning that a move requires can feel overwhelming, but we’re hopeful with the tips listed below that moving during a pandemic will be a bit more manageable.
If possible, limit the number of people working on the move. If you’re not using a moving service, try keeping the move to just two or three people. This approach may be more time consuming so plan accordingly.
As you start to pack up all of your things, take advantage of that hands-on time and sanitize as many belongings as you can. When your items arrive to your new home they will be bacteria-free and sparkling clean.
Take advantage of extra time you may have at home by doing an overhaul on items you currently own. Which items can be donated, tossed away, sold, and what do you absolutely need to keep? Keep an open mind – this process could end up being quite cathartic for you.
Once you arrive at your new space: Clean your new digs before you move all of your belongings inside. We can’t see germs, but we know they’re there. Use disinfectant spray or wipes to clean off areas that are most touched (think doorknobs, sinks, handles).
In times like these, it’s imperative you plan ahead. Most apartment buildings have new policies in place for moving in, which could lead to less resources available when you’re planning to move. Call ahead so you’re well versed in these policies and procedures.
If you’re traveling far, we would recommend planning even further out. If extensive traveling is a part of your moving plan, a good thing to remember would be to book any flights/hotels that have a lenient cancellation policy so you are able to pivot should things turn on a dime.
Plan as much as possible. Knowing that internet is a major lifeline, schedule an installation date as soon as possible. Consider going with a faster internet speed that will fully support any WFH needs you may have (think video calls, multiple devices streaming).
What about stocking up your new fridge with all of your go-to foods? We recommend opting for grocery delivery services so the staple items you’re needing land right at your doorstep.
Moving safely is 100% an option. All of these precautions for moving into your new home not only protect you, but also everyone else around you. Take pride in knowing that you are helping your new community. Remember patience and planning will guide you through the entire process with ease.