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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Homewood ApartmentShould you want to relocate to a new Homewood rental house, you might want to ask yourself when would be a good time to do it. A good thought to ponder on, given this pandemic that we are in, and how COVID-19 has brought the entire world to a standstill. However, that shouldn’t be an excuse to place plans on hold — we need only to adjust to the new normal. Here are some pandemic moving tips that can make the transfer to your new home achievable and safe.

Have a Backup Plan

Whatever your plans may be — moving by yourself or hiring a moving company — bear in mind that things can still change at any given time. When looking for a moving company, don’t forget to ask if they have any cancellation policy and if they instruct their workers to wear masks, gloves, and booties. There are companies who might be forced to operate at a reduced capacity, so be thorough in your search so that you can avail of services that fit your budget.

Stay Flexible

One significant pandemic moving tip is this: stay flexible. Because the coronavirus is contagious, be ready to deal with someone in your house getting sick. When you start to see or experience symptoms, the right thing to do is to postpone your move. Make sure your neighbors are in the know, too. Do this out of respect for them, and to help prevent the spread of the virus. This is also being considerate towards neighbors with compromised immune systems, or those who are just more susceptible to the virus. Giving them a heads up means they can temporarily avoid the area when they have to, especially when it’s the day of your scheduled move.

Keep Your Distance

If you’re renting a van or any vehicle, make the transaction online or over the phone. Just don’t forget to ask about sanitization procedures! If hiring a moving company, ask them to give you a virtual quote. Also inquire if, on the day of, you will be required to make contact with any of the employees, and if there are any precautions are in place. You can tell them to avoid handshakes or the likes to remain socially distant.

Take Safety Precautions

Your health and safety should be a primary concern before and during the move. So, do take extra precautions. A good idea is to purchase fresh new boxes for moving your stuff. Don’t reuse older boxes and run the risk of contracting the virus. Studies show that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. During the move, be sure to wear a mask, gloves, and booties, and disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches. Finally, be sure to have soap and hand sanitizer close by to encourage regular hand washing. If you decide to go with a moving company, they should have their own supplies. But, it never hurts to just be prepared.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

When you move out of your old house, at least make sure to thoroughly use disinfecting products to make sure that there are no hints of the virus left in the house. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. As for your new home, make it a point to clean and disinfect the entire property, too. This is to make sure that the virus doesn’t spread from place to place through your belongings.


Though the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted everyone’s daily flow of life, it doesn’t mean we can’t move forward. By making use of these pandemic moving tips, safely transferring to a new home is very possible.

Are you in the market for a clean new Homewood rental home? The team at Real Property Management Victory is here to help. Contact us online or call 205-793-0700 today!

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