There’s no denying that the coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down in many ways. But the good news is that real estate and moving services are considered essential. People continue to buy and sell homes and move from one location to another. That being said, it’s wise to take extra precautions at this time to keep you and your family safe. Here are some excellent guidelines to make sure that your upcoming relocation happens without a hitch.
Confirm your details
If you’ve already booked your moving services, then be sure to confirm them just to be on the safe side. This is especially true if your move includes long-distance travel or any special circumstances. Ask your movers if there are any extra precautions that need to be taken to protect both you and the movers. You should contact the moving company a few weeks before your move to ensure that you have plenty of time to make other arrangements in case anything has changed.
When possible, choose a method of moving that offers little contact with other people. This is a great time to splurge on a full-service moving company. They will provide all the packing materials and pack up your belongings for you. This includes disassembling furniture. The movers will then load up the truck, move your belongings, and unload the truck at your new home. Many moving companies will unpack for you and dispose of all the supplies as well. This option can offer great peace of mind as it limits coming into personal contact with the moving company. You can leave your house entirely during the move, or you can confine yourself to one room and communicate with the movers via phone or text.
Clean and disinfect
To keep everyone safe, it’s imperative to clean and disinfect before movers arrive at the location. Pay close attention to frequently touched surfaces such as countertops, light switches, faucets, and doorknobs. Follow CDC guidelines for cleaning your home, and provide soap at all sinks so that movers can frequently wash their hands. You might also consider providing hand sanitizer and masks as well. If you are planning to unpack your own boxes in your new home, then let the boxes and furniture sit undisturbed for a few days, if possible. This ensures that there is no trace of the virus left on any surfaces.
Postpone if you’re sick
If you or someone else in your family does not feel well as moving day approaches, then the best course of action would be to postpone your move. While nobody wants to delay their relocation, it’s the safest option for everyone involved. Wait until you have the opportunity to get checked out by a healthcare professional. When they give you the all-clear, then you can proceed.
Work with the experts
Now more than ever it can be very reassuring to work with a team of experts when you’re buying or selling a Rancho Santa Fe home. Please contact the Lucy Kelts Collection at 858-756-0593 or [email protected]. We are ready and available to answer all your questions and to help you navigate every step of the real estate process.