As we are starting to embrace the “new normal”, it is time to resume our postponed plans. If you have been planning to move house, there are a few things to consider, especially now in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown. Many things have changed and there are a few extra things to do.
Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some tips for moving house after the COVID-19 lockdown:
Don’t Move Immediately- you need to know how badly the destination area has been affected. If the previous occupants recently left your new home, it’s crucial to wait for a couple of weeks. This allows viruses and other unwanted microorganisms to die off without the presence of a human host. Follow the CDC’s guidelines to disinfect your new house.
Work Closely With The Mover- moving house can be quite complicated and you need to work closely with the removal company. Ask them about their policy regarding the post-lockdown moving procedure. You may need to keep a safe distance with the moving staff when they handle your items for their safety. It’s also a good idea to provide the removal service with a full inventory of all of your belongings you wish to be moved so they can provide you with an accurate estimation.
Talk With The Property Manager- a few procedures may have changed since the lockdown. The manager may no longer give you an in-person walkthrough of the property. However, the manager might be able to provide a virtual walkthrough. Through live video streaming, you can watch while the manager moves through the property while giving you an explanation of the property’s features. You can still actively ask about any important details. If the manager left the key in a special box, make sure to use disinfecting wipes to clean up the key and the door handle.
Use New Packing Supplies- prior to the coronavirus outbreak, it was a good idea to reuse old boxes and other packing supplies. Because COVID-19 can remain dormant for up to 3 days (72hrs) on many surfaces, it is recommended to use new packing supplies. Make sure that new boxes are covered with protective plastic. Continue wearing a face mask and gloves when handling boxes.
Pre-Move Deep Cleaning- this is an especially important tip as many people are concerned about the cleanliness and sanitisation of the things they come in contact with. Before the removal team arrives, make sure that your home is clean and ready for them.
To learn more about moving house after the COVID-19 lockdown, contact Remoovaz today and speak with a house removal specialist who can answer any questions you might have.
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