Moving During a Pandemic: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

If you’re like many people, the thought of moving during the current COVID-19 pandemic is stressing you out. How are you supposed to stay safe (and keep your family safe) when you’re working with movers, packing, and traveling across the city (or the country)? Here’s what you need to know about staying safe while moving during a pandemic.

Moving During a Pandemic: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

As you already know, social distancing is important. You want to stay away from people who could get you sick – and you want to stay away from others if you’re sick, too, just like you would during normal times.

Social distancing is tougher when you’re moving, though. You may have movers and contractors coming in and out of your house, you’re may travel through different cities to arrive in Knoxville, and you might even have to stay overnight in hotels along the way.

Social Distancing During Pack-Out

A DIY move is a good choice right now, but that’s stressful. It requires you to handle all the packing, sorting and moving yourself. You might consider doing the packing yourself and hiring movers to pick up all your furniture and boxes, or you may want to hire someone to handle the whole process. Whatever you choose, you can follow these tips to stay safe:

Staying Safe While Traveling for a Move

When you’re traveling – whether it’s across the country or across town – there are a few things you can do to stay safe:

Cleaning After Movers Have Left

If it’s at all possible, try to clean up your new home after the movers have left. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, and make sure to clean and disinfect door handles, faucets and light switches.

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