We have been blessed to have been able to help so many new home buyers find their perfect new place to call home this season. But, once all the except of the accepted offer and closing day are done, there’s one more hurdle home buyers have faced this year – moving safely with concerns about COVID-19.
Moving day is always a bit hectic and little stressful anyway – can’t find enough friends or family to help. Trying to coordinate packing from one space and moving into another space.
But, COVID added a whole new level of concern and challenges to overcome.
Below are five home buyer tips for moving during COVID-19.
We hope to help other prospective buyers/sellers protect themselves, their belongings, and their loved ones during this transition period.
1. Add PPE to your packing supplies.
If you have friends, family members, movers, or anyone from outside of your household helping you pack your belongings, make sure everyone is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
Face masks are a given, but gloves, face shields, and disposable booties are also helpful in terms of minimizing contamination. After all, it’s hard to maintain social distancing when you’re helping someone lift a heavy appliance or dresser.
2. Disinfectant is everyone’s best friend.
From wiping sweat off your forehead to sweeping hair out of your eyes, it’s nearly impossible to avoid touching your face while moving. Your best defense from spreading any kind of germs or virus is to regularly disinfect your hands.
Consider placing hand sanitizer pumps or wipes at popular access points like entrances, staircases, or the kitchen to make sure they’re never too far from freshly cleaned hands.
3. DIY as much as possible.
Under normal circumstances, the rule of moving is “the more, the merrier.” During a global pandemic, however, it’s just the opposite.
Every additional helper is another potential virus carrier. If you are physically able to make the move on your own, now might be a good time to do it. If not, you should try to pack as much as you can to minimize the number of people coming in and out of your home, and for how long.
Don’t forget to ask our team about the use of the Millam Real Estate Group’s free moving trailer!
4. Don’t need it? Donate it.
Donating clothes, furniture, or nonperishable foods that are no longer needed will both lighten a load and benefit someone who has been negatively impacted by this pandemic. It’s a true win-win.
5. Host a virtual housewarming party.
One of the greatest joys of moving is showing off your new home to your friends and family, and thanks to modern technology, it can be done responsibly.
Using our virtual home tour expertise, your Millam Real Estate Group REALTOR® can help you set up your own live tour via video chat or social media.
Virtual tours are the safest and most convenient ways to put your new space on display while keeping COVID-19 at bay!