Moving During the COVID Outbreak? Some Tips to Stay Safe
The COVID epidemic has virtually upended the way we live, work and interact with each other. At the office of Donna Bradbury, your health and safety is our top priority. That’s why we offer these extra precautions you should take when preparing and planning for your move:
For the health of your family and moving crew, please follow the latest guidelines offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).
Give movers the chance to serve you in the safest way possible. Notify them ahead of time if anyone in your household may have contracted coronavirus, or may have been exposed to someone who has.
Check your professional mover’s website and feel free to ask questions on how they are mitigating the health risks of COVID-19.
Some professional movers can provide virtual estimates, rather than in-home. If this is your preference, please check with your mover to see if they offer this option.
Try to provide your moving crew access to a sink, soap, and paper towels throughout your move. If this isn’t practical, and it is readily available, provide hand sanitizer.
If you plan to prepack any items, purchase new moving boxes and tape from your mover; this isn’t the time to use recycled boxes from online sources, or from stores.
Your mover may also have plastic bins available for rental. Wipe down the interior and exterior with a disinfecting wipe before packing items in them.
If you have shelf-stable food you plan to throw out to lighten your load, consider donating them to help feed people within your community.
Consider having your new home disinfected and sanitized before unpacking to mitigate further the risk of contracting the virus.
Whether you are thinking of selling your apartment or buying your next home, let Donna Bradbury be your trusted resource. With 11 years experience in the uber-competitive Manhattan real estate market, she is results-oriented and works hard for the best possible transaction for both buyers and sellers. Contact her today to learn more.