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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their New McKinney ApartmentIf you have plans to move to a new McKinney rental house, you may be thinking if now is a good time to be moving at all. It’s reasonable, after all, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions in roughly every other aspect of our everyday living. But, on the other hand, as we learn and adapt to our present situation, there is no reason to put off plans to move that are already in motion. By attentively planning and learning various important pandemic moving tips, it’s possible for you to move into your new home safely and without difficulty.

Have a Backup Plan

Whether you are planning to do your move yourself or hire a moving company, it’s imperative to remember that circumstances may change at any given moment. When it’s time for you to be gathering information on a moving company, make it a point to ask about their cancellation policy and whether they require their employees to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Smaller companies may be shut down or operating at reduced capacity, so you may have to do some extensive searching to find one that can do the job for a price you can afford.

Stay Flexible

One of the most crucial pandemic moving tips on this list is to stay flexible. Due to the coronavirus’s contagious nature, it’s relevant to remember that you or someone in your household could get sick at any time. The wisest thing to do if you start experiencing symptoms is to cancel or postpone your move. It is also a very good idea to let your neighbors know when you will be moving. It’s not only being considerate – it can help prevent the spread of the virus. This is definitely necessary if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems or other conditions that make them especially susceptible to a virus. By letting them know exactly when you would be moving, they can plan to avoid the area at that time if they need to do so.

Keep Your Distance

If you are renting a truck to help you move, better to do it online or over the phone if that is possible. Just make sure to ask about sanitization procedures! If hiring a moving company, urge them to give you a virtual quote. It’s also definitely a good idea to ask them to explain whether contact will be required on the day of the move and any precautions employees will take. During the move, avoid getting too close to your movers or helpers, and pass on the handshake.

Take Safety Precautions

Before and during the move, you should take extra precautions to make sure you are safe and protected. Whenever possible, try to buy new boxes or use boxes you already have to pack up your stuff. Avoid getting used containers from somewhere else. Studies show that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. During the move, be certain to wear a mask, gloves, and booties, and disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches. The last point, always remember to have soap and hand sanitizer close by to encourage regular hand washing. If you hire a moving company, they should provide their supplies, but certainly, it never hurts to have extra, to be on the safe side.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

As you move your things out of your old home, make certain to clean it thoroughly, and use proper disinfecting products to eliminate the virus on surfaces. Furniture and other things should also be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the best you can. But, before you move into your new home, see to it to clean and disinfect the entire property thoroughly. This indeed can help prevent your belongings from transferring the virus from one location to the next.


The recent COVID-19 pandemic has admittedly caused massive disruptions in our daily living, but on the other hand, we don’t need to put our whole life on hold, either. By heedfully implementing these pandemic moving tips, you’ll be moving to a new home safely in no time at all.

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