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How to Plan A Move During A Pandemic

Couple with Face Masks Holding Keys to Their Leander ApartmentIf you’re contemplating moving to a new Leander rental house, a question you might want to ask yourself is this: “When is best to do it?” A valid question– given how this COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives around the world. Nonetheless, we can not stand still forever. We must learn to move forward with our plans, just slowly acclimating to the new normal. 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

You can choose to move by yourself, or hire a moving company to do it for you. But, circumstances can change at any given moment. When planning on which moving company to hire, first ask them about their cancellation policy, and if they require their workers to wear masks, gloves, and booties. Because of the current situation, some companies have to operate at a reduced capacity. Best to find one that can provide you with the services you need at the budget you can afford.

Stay Flexible

One of the most important pandemic moving tips is for you to remain flexible despite sudden changes. Because of how contagious the coronavirus is, it’s quite possible that members of your household could get sick. You should be ready to postpone your move at a moment’s notice if you or any member of your household start to show symptoms. It would be wise to inform your neighbor about the situation, as well. This can lead to a heightened awareness that can help lessen the spread of the virus. Especially so if you have neighbors with compromised immune systems. This will allow them to be even more cautious. Giving them an idea of when you intend to move will allow them to avoid the area on the scheduled day.

Keep Your Distance

If you’re renting a vehicle, make the deal 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. One of these safety measures you can take is to avoid handshakes.

Take Safety Precautions

Before and during the move, you should always be mindful of taking extra precautions to avoid any mishaps. One thing you can do is to buy new boxes to place your things in. 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. When it comes to supplies, you can expect moving companies to have their own. But, providing some, just in case, won’t hurt.

Don’t Just Clean – Disinfect

Make it a point that, before you leave your old home, you use a ton of disinfecting products to really make sure that there’s no trace of the virus left. 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 immense inconvenience and difficulties this COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we can still choose to move forward with our lives. Through the application of these pandemic moving tips, you can still pursue your plan of moving to a new home!

Are you in the market for a clean new Leander rental home? The team at Real Property Management Longhorn is here to help. Contact us online or call 512-580-3099 today!

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