Moving amid the coronavirus outbreak

Moving is a stressful process in the best of times. However, as with everything during this pandemic, moving amid the coronavirus outbreak might sound to some like a special kind of hell. There is so much to already think about when organizing a move that worrying about whether or not you might contract a dangerous disease is not really something you want to be added to your plate. Fortunately, though, there is a way to have a stress-free move. It will require a bit more planning, but you will be able to do just fine if you take all of the necessary precautions.

Stay calm

If there is any way you can postpone your move until the pandemic is over, you might do well to do so. However, if this is not an option, you should bear in mind that moving at this time will not differ too much from moving in general. It should also be noted that many people do not really have a choice about moving even if they didn’t plan to do it before. For example, there were reports of Harvard students ordered to move out, as US universities cancel classes amid the coronavirus outbreak. No matter what your situation is, it is imperative that you keep calm.

Understanding the pandemic

The best way to feel in control during these challenging times is to stay informed. Health experts all over the world have been trying their best to understand and explain the virus to the rest of us. Generally speaking, you need to take strong special precautions if you are in a risk group. If you aren’t over 65, do not have a chronic condition or a compromised immune system, you still need to be careful, but you do not need to stress about it too much. The most important thing you can do is be vigilant about your hygiene. Wash your hands often and thoroughly, avoid touching your face and carry sanitizing wipes or gel with you at all times. You can wear surgical gloves when you are packing if it will make you feel better.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

Stress-free packing

Planning is the key ingredient in making sure your move goes smoothly. Moving amid the coronavirus outbreak is no different. Start on time. If you are in self-isolation and not working, you will have plenty of time to sort through your belongings. Moves are generally a great time to get rid of a lot of the things you do not need. This is true now more than ever. Make sure you are clear on what your necessities are and what you can absolutely do without. When you are packing and unpacking, you can use a disinfectant on most of your things to make sure everything is clean and safe. Bear in mind that most moving companies have put certain measures in place at this time that will protect both their clients and their employees. You should be in safe hands

Organizing the move

As this is a tricky time, it might be better for you not to handle the move yourself. Because of health and safety concerns, it is now more important than ever to hire movers you can trust. It will take away a lot of the stress of packing and transportation and let you focus on keeping yourself healthy.

Moving with family

If you are moving with your family and have small children in your care, you will have to be extra vigilant. You should try to explain the situation to your young ones in simple terms if they are old enough. Highlighting the importance of clean hands and not touching their faces is the most important thing to get across. Other than that, you should always have extra sanitizing wipes on hand as well as the sanitizing gel. If there is any way to do so, ask a neighbor or friend to babysit while you pack and/or unpack. This will keep your children out of the line of fire and make moving amid the coronavirus outbreak much simpler.

Make sure your kids are safe and healthy during your move.

If you are planning an international move with your family, it would be best not to do it alone. Moving abroad requires special preparations and a reliable moving company will be able to deal with these in your name. Many countries have closed their boundaries or allow limited access. It will be much easier to have someone else worry about these things and make inquiries on your behalf.

Maintaining your immunity

Most cases of coronavirus are marked by pretty mild symptoms. It is important to pay attention to your immune system year-round, but especially in the times of the pandemic. As moving amid the coronavirus outbreak can turn out to be quite stressful, it is important to keep yourself healthy. You can do this best if you don’t lose sleep and if you pay attention to your nutrition. Planning everything on time will ensure you can get your 8 hours of sleep, and so will getting help from movers. If the nerves are keeping you up, try one of the meditation apps to calm yourself down before bed.

Getting enough sleep is paramount for a successful relocation.

You may feel tempted to turn to a lot of fast food and unhealthy snacks through the moving process. These kinds of meals are often the most convenient and time-saving. However, even if you won’t have time to cook elaborate meals, planning them even a little bit will ensure you feed your body with the right stuff. You can always have some fruit that keeps you full or a granola bar as a snack to tide you over.

To sum up

Moving amid the coronavirus outbreak is not necessarily much different than moving period. The main difference is that you will have to pay a bit more attention to hygiene and the distance you keep from others. Asking for help, whether it is from a moving company or your loved ones, is always advisable. Staying cautious and calm amid the overwhelming panic will make all the difference.








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