House or office moving involves a lot of interaction with more people and going to many places more than usual. In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines and lockdowns have impacted the usual moving process. Below are some of the ways that could help you ensure that you are taking the necessary precautions.
- Do House hunting virtually. During a pandemic, it’s best to learn about a property as much as possible before you can plan to see it in person as a means to minimize human contact. In order to avoid wasting hours fruitlessly scrolling through online listings, you need to think through what you are looking for in an ideal living space, especially since your priorities may have shifted during this time. We recently published an article on how to find the perfect apartment for rent which can be resourceful in the process.
- Make time to disinfect your new home. If possible, wait a couple of days after the previous occupants vacated and the last repair crew or cleaners have come through before you start to move in. Cube Movers offers Cleaning and Fumigation services that will make your move less stressful.
- Hire a moving company through virtual survey. Since the focus is on reducing contact with other people, an online survey will be perfect if you are seeking a moving company to help you with your move. Take a short simple video of all the items in the house that you will be moving and share with the moving companies you choose to contact for them to provide a quote. To ensure safety and privacy of your belongings, working with a reputable registered moving company like Cube Movers will be perfect. Alternatively, you can take a comprehensive list of all your inventory and share with the companies. Before settling for a moving company, ask about the safety measures they have put in place to adhere to the covid-19 guidelines. Settle for one that you are sure will meet the standards. You could even ask for photos or videos of any other moves they have done during the pandemic just to be completely sure.
- Both clean and sanitize your new home. In ordinary times, you probably cleaned your new home or apartment before moving in. Now, to help protect against the coronavirus, it’s even more critical to thoroughly clean your new place — and make sure to disinfect it as well when moving during COVID-19. What’s the difference? Cleaning usually involves soap, while disinfectants (usually made with a bleach solution) eradicate germs. Make a point of cleaning high-touch spots in the house, including doorknobs, switches, windows, and the entire kitchen and bathroom. After cleaning, make a second pass with a disinfectant. Be sure to wear a mask and gloves while cleaning, and discard them as soon as you take them off.Whether in your old home or your new one, following these steps can help you feel secure that your move is a safe one.
We are in unprecedented times and we need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Wear your mask, maintain social distance and always wash your hands with soap and water.