It’s safe to say that COVID-19 has just about disrupted everything in our lives – including buying and selling properties. Amid travel bans and stay-at-home orders, Americans are learning to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic. However, as things are starting to ease, it’s time to get back on track. If you are about to move, you can still do so successfully when you take the right precautions.
DIY if possible
Even though many states have designated moving services as “essential” and are still able to operate, many smaller companies have reduced hours or have paused business altogether. If you can, try to manage the move on your own. If you need help, call to ask about sanitation procedures and whether the movers have necessary PPE supplies.
If you’re working with a moving company, ask for a virtual quote and see if the company offers fully contactless service. Forgo handshakes – for obvious reasons.
Take extra precautions
- Wear masks gloves, and booties at all times.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, paying particular attention to door handles and light switches.
- Place hand sanitizer by the doors.
- Buy new boxes. The coronavirus has been found to live on cardboard for up to 24 hours.
During this time, it’s important to be considerate of others and take extra steps to protect yourself and loved ones.
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