Moving house during a pandemic
Did you buy a new home before COVID hit? Have your circumstances changed and you now have to find a new rental home?
Moving house during the pandemic doesn't have to be difficult, it may just take a little more planning, as editor, Jordy Lucas found out when she moved earlier this year! So we teamed up with Hire a Mover to share the top tips on moving during a pandemic...
1. Don’t stress! It is possible!
So even though it might be a little tricky, it is possible. The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are familiar with your states most current Covid-19 laws and restrictions that might affect the process. This should be a top priority and can differ from state to state. For example, the number of visitors allowed to assist in helping pack and move. Moving to a new house during Covid, you will want to avoid large numbers of visitors assisting in one location or house to abide by your states social distancing requirements.
2. Don’t do it all by yourself!
While the restrictions are very real and very serious, you do not need to be magically packing and moving homes on your own! And, although social distancing rules still apply when moving, in some states, workers do not count as visitors.
So, using removalists might be able to help without adding to the visitor limit.
At the moment, transport and logistics is still an essential service, so removalist companies are still readily available. Just make sure to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene practices.
Such as, everyone helping is washing their hands regularly, including removalists, and surfaces are being wiped down to prevent the spread of germs.
Definitely consider hiring help if you have small children. Moving house is stressful enough and running after a little one makes the tough task even tougher!
3. Moving interstate, although more complex, is not as daunting as it might seem.
Moving interstate is technically possible at the moment, although, it is a little tricky. Moving into most states you will be required to have a couple of things. To cross into most states, at the bare minimum, you will be required to have a border pass. To accompany this, you will most likely need to have proof of residence for your new home with approved exemptions.
Some states may require you to quarantine once you’re all moved in, but no need to stress because this just allows more time to set up your new and humble abode!
4. Tips for the temporary move.
If the move is expected to be temporary with a job circumstance being on hold or moving to care for family members, it could be a really good idea to leave things behind in storage to minimize the risk of coronavirus spreading and minimizing the cost of transporting unnecessary amounts of belongings. Companies such as Hire A Mover are great to use for this as they have Mobile Storage units.
The removalists come to your property with the mobile storage pod to collect your belongings, safely store it back at their facility, and will return it to you when you are ready. It is a secured facility that is monitored 24/7, centrally located and accessible 7 days a week. This service stores your belongings from a few days to years and is affordable. It makes moving and storing just that much easier and less stressful knowing you have professionals to help you out.
This post is in collaboration with Professional Removalist Company Hire A Mover Sydney &
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