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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Ellicott City ApartmentIf you are thinking about transferring to a new Ellicott City rental house, it would be a good idea to think about the best time to do so. A wise thing to do especially during this pandemic, when COVID-19 has interrupted the normal lives of everyone. Regardless, we can always choose to modify our plans and lifestyle in order to move forward with our lives. We’ve prepared a few important pandemic moving tips that can hopefully guide you towards a safe and successful relocation to a 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. 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. There are companies who might be forced to operate at a reduced capacity, so be thorough in your search so that you can avail of services that fit your budget.

Stay Flexible

A really important pandemic moving tip is to be well-adjusted to ever-changing circumstances. Because of how contagious the coronavirus is, it’s quite possible that members of your household could get sick. Don’t think twice about postponing your move should symptoms start to show. It would be wise to inform your neighbor about the situation, as well. If they are made aware, they can take extra precautions and help in preventing the spread of the virus. This also protects those neighbors with compromised immune systems or those who are more susceptible to the virus. Giving them a heads up means they can temporarily avoid the area when they have to, especially when it’s the day of your scheduled move.

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. You can also inquire if contact will be mandatory on the day of the move, and what precautions will be observed for safety. You can tell them to avoid handshakes or the likes to remain socially distant.

Take Safety Precautions

Your health and safety should be a primary concern before and during the move. So, do take extra precautions. It would be a wise choice to buy new boxes for your move. It’s unwise to resort to reusing already used ones. 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. If you decide to go with a moving company, they should have their supplies. But, it never hurts to just be prepared.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

When you do move out of your old house, the last thing you can do is to make sure that you thoroughly use disinfecting products to ensure that the house is virus-free. Furniture and other items should also be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible. Then, just as you did when you left your old home, do the same to your new one — clean and disinfect the property thoroughly. This ensures that the virus isn’t passed on from one place to another through your belongings.


Despite the many activities that this COVID-19 pandemic has stopped, there are steps we can take to continue on with our lives. Through these pandemic moving tips, relocating to a new home is made safely possible.

Are you in the market for a clean new Ellicott City rental home? The team at Real Property Management Prime is here to help. Contact us online or call 410-415-1736 today!

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