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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Jericho ApartmentIf you’re thinking about moving to a new Jericho rental house, perhaps you’re also thinking about when it would be best to do so. Especially since this COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s lives and plans. However, that shouldn’t be an excuse to place plans on hold — we need only to adjust to the new normal. We’ve lined up some pandemic moving tips that can guide you towards safely moving into your new home.

Have a Backup Plan

Whichever method you choose — moving on your own, or hiring a moving company — bear in mind that circumstances are prone to change at any given time. When canvassing for a possible moving company, it would be wise to inquire regarding their cancellation policy, and if their employees are required to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Smaller-scale companies might be operating at reduced capacity, so make sure you look for one that is well within your budget for the services you need.

Stay Flexible

One of the most important pandemic moving tips is for you to remain flexible despite sudden changes. Due to the nature of the coronavirus, it’s important to realize that anyone in your house could get sick at any time. You should be ready to postpone your move at a moment’s notice if you or any member of your household start to show symptoms. Make sure your neighbors are in the know, too. This can lead to a heightened awareness that can help lessen the spread of the virus. Especially so if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems. This will allow them to be even more cautious. Bringing this to their attention will allow them to steer clear of the area when they need to.

Keep Your Distance

If you need help from a moving company, contact them 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 if, on the day of, you will be required to make contact with any of the employees, and if there are any precautions are in place. One precaution you can take is to put in place the no-handshake rule.

Take Safety Precautions

Your health and safety should be a primary concern before and during the move. So, do take extra precautions. If given the choice, use new boxes rather than reusing old ones. Reusing older ones that have already been used is not a good idea. 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. Moving companies will most likely have their own supplies, but it won’t hurt to have some ready, just in case.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

As you move out of your old home, be thorough in making sure that you use disinfecting products to eliminate the virus. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. Of course, this goes for your new home, as well. Make sure you clean and disinfect the entire property. This helps prevent the transfer of the virus through belongings.


In spite of the many activities that this COVID-19 pandemic has stopped, there are steps we can take to continue on with our lives. With these pandemic moving tips, it’s possible to move forward with your plans in a way that is possible and safe.

Are you in the market for a clean new Jericho rental home? The team at Real Property Management Sterling is here to help. Contact us online or call 802-861-6468 today!

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