Life goes on, even when we’re living through a pandemic. Maybe you’re moving because you found your dream job, your rent is up, or you want to be closer to your family. Whatever the reason, your health and safety should be your first priority while moving during a pandemic. 

Moving is hard enough without the weight of COVID-19 on your shoulders, so we’re here to help. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to move to ensure a happy and safe transition to your new home.

Follow Local COVID-19 Restrictions

First, spend some time researching your local COVID-19 restrictions to prepare you for what to expect on moving day. Look into moving companies and their cancellation policies, look into your state’s guidelines, and make sure you’re up to date on the CDC’s social distancing guidelines to make sure you are protecting yourself and others from the spread of the virus. You’ll also want to research how the state you are moving to is dealing with the disease so you can have the best transition possible to your new state. You might also find some more helpful resources for how to prepare for your move.

Spend More Time Preparing for Moving Day

Moving has always been time consuming, but due to the pandemic, it might take even longer. Give yourself plenty of time to look into your move, decide on next steps, and pack your stuff up without being too overwhelmed by everything you need to keep in mind. The more time you can put into packing before moving day, the calmer you will feel when it finally arrives.

You should also prepare for moving day by buying hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, fresh cardboard boxes, masks, and gloves. You could even set up a clean-up station near your front door for you and your movers to use as you pack everything up. Not only will this make you feel more prepared, but it will also protect you from getting sick. You can never be too careful about keeping yourself safe. 

Look for Contactless Moving Options

You don’t have to hire a moving company for your move. You may choose from a variety of contact-free options like packing everything up on your own, renting your own moving truck, or even using a contact-free option like moving pods, which you can fill up with your belongings and have shipped anywhere across the United States. Not only do these options allow you to socially distance yourself and move without movers coming into your home, but they are also convenient and manageable.

Moving during a pandemic means looking for options you had never considered before and thinking about ways you can limit contact with others, so be sure to look into the alternatives available to you.

Don’t hold yourself back from making the necessary changes you need to live a happy life. While moving during a pandemic is difficult, with these three things in mind, you will feel much more prepared to face these challenges head on. We look forward to welcoming you home to Twin Pines!