Why You Need To Be Organised During the Covid-19 Lockdown House Move
Covid-19 has changed the normal routines of everyday life all over the world. While wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitising are the course of action, relocating is a process that often cannot wait. But what if you find yourself in a position where you are facing a Covid-19 lockdown house move? Moving during the Pandemic is stressful due to the increased level of anxiety and varying restrictions in a place. If you are thinking about a move, it is good to be prepared as poor planning can mean a mildly stressful experience turns into a nightmare very quickly.
In this post we explore finding your new home and sell your existing one, through to the moving day and protective measure you might take.
Finding a new one.
Covid-19 has had a profound impact on the property sales industry. In the current climate, all viewings are to be done online. Even in the periods while restrictions have eased, challenges such as providing access to the property has required homeowners to not be present at the viewing.
For businesses, the property industry has adapted by making more viewings online only and limiting the exposure for buyers and sellers alike. According to property buyer Spring, the main exception to the rule is the valuation process – “it is not feasible to value a property effectively without being in the property”.
Some may see the new status quo as a nice way to be able to see more properties from the comfort of their own home. Technology has helped normalise remote viewing options, and you now get a chance to view a large number of properties online. On the other side of the coin, many will be reluctant to make such a big spending decision without physically stepping foot in the building.
Sell Your Home
Selling your home generally can be a challenging and often costly exercise. You might consider choosing a local agent, or a low cost online only agent – the traditional place to start. If your deadlines get too tight and you are forced to see quickly there are also companies that will offer a guaranteed cash price for your home.
Limit the Exposure of the Removal Team
Hiring a removal team can make a move more efficient and save a lot of time. However, due to the restrictions of staying close to each other, it is reasonable to find ways to limit the exposure of removal experts. One method is to start packing early to ensure that everything is safe, inventoried correctly and then spray down the boxes with anti-viral spray.
Disinfect Your Belonging and the House
Looking for professional cleaners is a good way to save time when moving. But with the restrictions and safety guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not advisable to hire a cleaning team. The only safe option is to perform cleaning by yourself. Ensure that you clean and disinfect the frequently touched surfaces, paying attention to safety instructions such as using sanitising products. It is good to wear protective gear to prevent injuries and getting into close contact with harmful washing detergents.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
A good way to prevent the spread when relocating is by using personal protective equipment such as a mask, gloves, face shield, or goggles. Also, it is good to perform hand hygiene by sanitising regularly. Although it might be tiresome, you can ease the process of moving by having a plan and preparing early. Early preparation will lead to an organised move.
We hope you found these tips on how to be more organised during a Covid-19 Lockdown house move and we wish you all the very best for your move!