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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their West Ashley ApartmentShould you want to relocate to a new West Ashley rental house, you might want to ask yourself when would be a good time to do it. A very legitimate concern considering how this COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives. Regardless, we can always choose to modify our plans and lifestyle in order to move forward with our lives. Pay attention to these essential pandemics moving tips so that you can make the move to your new home with safety and peace of mind.

Have a Backup Plan

You can choose to move by yourself, or hire a moving company to do it for you. But, circumstances can change at any given moment. When planning on which moving company to hire, first ask them about their cancellation policy, and if they require their workers to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Because of the current situation, some companies have to operate at a reduced capacity. Best to find one that can provide you with the services you need at the budget you can afford.

Stay Flexible

A vital pandemic moving tip is to always stay flexible. Because the coronavirus is contagious, be ready to deal with someone in your house getting sick. Don’t think twice about postponing your move should symptoms start to show. Also, make sure your neighbors are aware of the situation. Do this out of respect for them, and to help prevent the spread of the virus. And, it would also do well for those neighbors with compromised immune systems or those who are at high risk for viruses. 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 intend to pay for the services of professional movers, do it 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 about how the move will transpire. Will the contact be necessary? If so, are the workers told to take certain precautions? One of these safety measures you can take is to avoid handshakes.

Take Safety Precautions

Take extra precautions before and during the day of the move to make sure that you are safe. It would be a wise choice to buy new boxes for your move. Don’t resort to obtaining containers elsewhere. 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. When it comes to supplies, you can expect moving companies to have their own. But, providing some, just in case, won’t hurt.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

Be responsible enough to use disinfecting products to thoroughly eliminate the virus in your old home. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. This goes for your new home, too. Before even settling down in the new property, make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. This helps in preventing the spread of the virus, especially because the virus can latch on to any of your belongings.


Despite the immense inconvenience and difficulties this COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we can still choose to move forward with our lives. Through the application of these pandemic moving tips, you can still pursue your plan of moving to a new home!

Are you in the market for a clean new West Ashley rental home? The team at Real Property Management Distinguished Care is here to help. Contact us online or call 828-342-9683 today!

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