Moving In The Time Of Covid-19: Is It Wise?

September 18, 2020

When you have to move, you have to move. While the recent (and ongoing) global pandemic seems to be intent on delaying our every move, it is true to say that sometimes, plans must go ahead no matter what. Of course, this is for you to decide, and we are not here to place any kind of moral justification or judgment on your action whatsoever. We just hope you can stay as safe as possible no matter what you decide.

It is true that almost everything, from work to relationships to simply eating out have become difficult as of late, but when it comes to a multi-pronged and intensive house moving responsibility, that can feel truer than ever. So, is moving in the time of Covid-19 wise? And if we hoped to pursue this path, how would we go about it?

Those are good questions to ask, because they can help inspire your practical action. So, let us inspire it. With some of the following tips and guidance in this article, we hope you to can find your new lifestyle with ease, despite the current difficulties of the moment.

House Searching And Viewing

House searching and viewing can take a little bit of a backseat at this time, which is why realtors and property agents are giving us many more methods of looking around a home or securing our interest in it. From virtual tours to live-streamed personal walkthroughs, it might be that you wish to make use of these options. However, it can also be that pre-booking your viewing well in advance can help you socially distance and move through a property carefully, repeatedly.

Delayed Scheduling

Remember that some scheduling can be delayed at this time. Finding a home inspector to thoroughly go through the property will need to be managed by the Covid risk assessments of the property agent, and that can help you secure an appropriate time for this. It is wise to give yourself more time to plan and execute a home move at this time, because this will help you avoid the panicked feeling that time is running out. Furthermore, with remote work and school options, it could be that your schedule is freer to inspect the depth of your moving plan, rather than executing it in an immediate timeframe.

Reliable Relocation Services

Reliable relocation services are also worth using. Relocations can be pretty intense and complex affairs, but with the right service behind you, you can move mountains. Most relocation services will let you define the terms, such as when you need something picked up, if you wish to use any of their additional services, and if you would like to break the journey up to avoid proximity and unnecessary contact. Spending a little more on an excellent service that will take the current advised precautions seriously and still ensure your belongings arrive as expected can help you in no uncertain terms, and give you a strong reason for moving forward.

With this advice, we hope you can more easily move in the time of Covid-19 — in the wisest manner you can.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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