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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Roanoke ApartmentIf you are thinking about transferring to a new Roanoke rental house, it would be a good idea to think about the best time to do so. A very legitimate concern considering how this COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives. Yet, our plans can still be realized if only we learn how to accommodate the different changes in this new normal. Pay attention to these essential pandemics moving tips so that you can make the move to your new home with safety and peace of mind.

Have a Backup Plan

Are you going to move all by yourself, or are you going to hire a moving company? In any case, realize that conditions can still change. If you are looking for a moving company, it’s best to inquire about their cancellation policies, 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

A vital pandemic moving tip is to always stay flexible. Due to the nature of the coronavirus, it’s important to realize that anyone in your house could get sick at any time. Don’t think twice about postponing your move should symptoms start to show. It would be polite to tell your neighbors about the circumstance, too. If they are made aware, they can take extra precautions and help in preventing the spread of the virus. This should only be right, especially if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems or other conditions that make them susceptible to the virus. 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. It is well within your rights as a customer to ask if contact will be required on the day of the move; if so, what precautions are to be taken for safety? One precaution you can take is to put in place the no-handshake rule.

Take Safety Precautions

It would do you well to take extra precautions before and during the move so that you can avoid contracting the virus. As much as you can, purchase new boxes for your moving needs. Don’t get containers from somewhere else. 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. They’re expected to have their own supplies, but in case your moving company doesn’t then make sure to have some of your own. Best to be safe.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

Be responsible enough to use disinfecting products to thoroughly eliminate the virus in your old home. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. This goes for your new home, too. Before even settling down in the new property, make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. This helps prevent the transfer of the virus through belongings.


Despite all of the massive disruptions that this COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we cannot afford to put our entire life on hold. Through these pandemic moving tips, relocating to a new home is made safely possible.

Are you in the market for a clean new Roanoke rental home? The team at Real Property Management Five Star is here to help. Contact us online or call 682-831-1300 today!

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