Moving is an inherently daunting task. While in the throes of a global pandemic, this undertaking becomes even more stressful. Fortunately, you can still make this big life transition without compromising you or your family’s health. Here are some tips on how you can have a stress-free move while remaining safe and healthy in the process.
Consult With The Moving Company
If you’re interested in working with a moving company but are concerned about the precautions they’ll be taking, simply ask what their protocol is. Are they required to wear face masks? Will they be sanitizing periodically throughout? These are questions you’ll want to ask. If you’re dissatisfied with their responses, continue looking. Ask for a virtual estimate and try to use boxes that you have at home or new boxes since Covid-19 can survive up to three weeks on cardboard.
While working with a real estate agent, it’s not uncommon to have to sign several documents. Not only does this require face-to-face contact, but it also typically involves swapping pens and other utensils. Fortunately, we live in an age where virtually everything can be done online. If possible, try to avoid signing any paperwork. Instead, ask if a digital signature will suffice. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, your agent will likely be able to satisfy your needs.
Consider How You’re Going To Unpack
In most cases, the moving company you’ve hired will help you unpack. Though this certainly helps streamline and expedite the process, it’s best to forego this service for now. Otherwise, you’ll have to sanitize everything in your home while simultaneously getting your possessions in order. For the sake of reducing your exposure to the virus, plan on unpacking your belongings yourself. If you have a couple of friends who have been quarantining, perhaps they’d be willing to help.
Proceed With Caution
Most importantly, never be too careful. In other words, be constantly aware of your surroundings and who you’re letting into your new abode. The more attentive you are, the less likely you are to allow the spread of germs and bacteria. Even if you feel uptight or controlling when making decisions, your family’s health ultimately comes first. With that said, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion if something is giving you pause.
By heeding the above advice, you’re bound to keep everyone safe while the move is underway. When all is said and done, you’ll find great comfort in knowing that you went the extra mile to maintain everyone’s well-being.