While it may be best to stay in place, putting off a move during a pandemic, it isn’t always possible. We’ll share 5 tips for moving during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma to help keep you and your family safe.Daniel Terry – CEO/We Buy Houses in Washington
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Professionals or On Your Own
Just as difficult as the decision may have been to move at this time, the choice of who will actually move you can be just as tough. By moving yourself, you won’t have to be concerned about your belongings carrying illness into your new home.
For many, moving on their own is not feasible. In any event, should you decide to work with a mover, here are some tips for using a moving company during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma. Meeting you halfway in the moving business, there are companies which offer to bring a storage container to you to pack yourself, while they handle the actual transport.
If you have decided to use a professional mover, you will want to ask about the policies they have in place, including the use of gloves, masks and other protective gear. Share with the movers when you reach out to them if anyone in your household has been ill in order that they can be properly prepared.
It may be worth the expense of using new boxes, to ensure that they haven’t been exposed to any virus. In order to keep healthy during your move, take a look at these tips for safety while moving during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma. Clean items carefully as you pack, ensuring you’ll get off to a great start once you’ve unpacked. Be prepared for being on the road; have masks, hand sanitizer, and spray sanitizers are a good start; bring along any other protective gear that you may need when your move occurs, given the current mandates in place.
Keeping others aware of your plans is another tip for moving during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma. Should you be relocating into a close community, or moving from one, such as a condo with indoor hallways to the front entry, you’ll want to ask about the policies of the condominium. Specifically, if they’ll notify your neighbors of the date of your move so that they can make any preparations necessary to keep safe distances.
If you’ve been renting, ask about the steps to drop off keys, how they plan to perform inspections, and if you must be present their safety precautions. Should you need to make repairs, remember that some services are not considered essential and may only offer emergency repairs during the pandemic.
Another tip for moving during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma is to consider having the movers drop off everything inside a garage or front room, and you’re taking it from there. This minimizes having your new home exposed to other people as much as possible. Lightening the load. Consider: Let us face it, the more cubic square feet of property you have, the more you will be moving into the right rooms from the central location.
Downsizing the amount of the load will also cost less, as you pay for the size of the moving truck, to the fuel to pull it. If you’re moving to another state, consider donating your foodstuffs to a local pantry and restock with fresh supplies in your new home. Because of the costs of moving, especially long distances, carefully consider if you have an overabundance of possessions that you could donate or sell.
Once You’ve Arrived
Due to the changes in how business is done, you’ll want to consider these tips for moving during coronavirus in Seattle or Tacoma. Make certain you’re aware of the current mandates regarding masks and any other pertinent information you may need to be aware of regarding COVID-19.
Reach out to the schools that your children will be attending as early in the process as possible. By doing this, you will be able to prepare yourself for the equipment you will need.You’ll also want to handle any business online that is possible, and make an appointment to register in person if required. If you are moving out of state, consider setting up your new services well in advance. If any technician needs to enter your new space, you should know their policies. In addition, you should make appointments well in advance to change your driver’s license and other documents, as most states no longer allow you to simply walk into their offices.
While we can’t cover all the precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family here, we understand your concerns. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and share more information about moving in Seattle or Tacoma. To learn more about how we can help you, send us a message or call We Buy Houses in Washington at (425) 365-0207 today!
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