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Your Guide To Moving Safely After a Pandemic


With all this extra time at home, families across the nation have come to the collective realization that their homes are just a little too small. Maybe it’s the number of bedrooms, or the number of bathrooms, the size of the yard, or just the fact that you can’t find a quiet place to work anywhere. Whatever the reason, if you’re ready for the next size up in a home for your growing family, now is the time to start looking for your next place and planning for the big move.


Worried about moving so soon after the pandemic? Don’t sweat it. With just a few safety-conscious modifications, you’ll be able to pack and move safely to your new place.


Safety Tip 1: Use New Boxes



Gone are the days of getting leftover boxes from the grocery store to cut down on moving costs. While buying brand-new boxes might be a bit pricier, your health and safety is worth it.


Safety Tip 2: Clean Your New Space Thoroughly



Even if you’re moving into a brand-new home, make sure to clean and sanitize everything from top to bottom before moving day. That includes things like doorknobs, light switches, and faucet handles.


Safety Tip 3: Minimize Contact


If you can move by yourself over a period of time, now would be the time to do so. The less contact you can have during this process, the better. However, if you do choose to hire movers, make sure to maintain six feet distance at all times.


Safety Tip 4: Provide Sanitization Gear For All



Provide gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone involved in the moving process. Make these materials available to your movers, if you’ve chosen to hire them, even if they probably have their own. You can’t be too careful!


Safety Tip 5: Stop If You Feel Sick



While this should go without saying, make sure to take care of yourself first. If you feel ill, don’t expose yourself or others, and make plans to reschedule the move or have someone else supervise it.


These tips can help you keep yourself and your family safe as well as recover from these troubling times. If you’re looking for help finding a new home and selling your old one, we can help simplify that process. Our team has been helping families just like yours save thousands of dollars during the home buying process since 1995. Contact us today to get started.

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