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Moving expert’s advice for moving house in SA during coronavirus

If moving house in SA during coronavirus is inevitable, here is everything you need to know about this process.

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Unfortunately, the entire world is struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak. The situation is especially critical in the United States of America. Thus, we can all agree that now is not the right time for moving a house in SA. So, if it is possible, try to avoid it! That way, you will be saving your health as well as the health of the people around you. But, we understand, sometimes moving is necessary for some reason – family, job, health, etc. Do not worry, moving companies still work and roads are not closed. It is possible to relocate! However, this time, you will have to relocate following a different set of rules. We will help you out. Keep on reading if you need some moving expert’s advice for moving house in SA during the coronavirus.

Start Planning For Your SA Relocating ASAP

Planning a relocation ahead of time is the key to its success. But, as mentioned before, these pandemic times are different, and whatever you do, you must put your health first. So, how does one start preparing for relocation nowadays? Well, start in advance. A month in advance would be ideal. First, try to set your moving date and of course, the moving budget. Then, plan your SA relocation accordingly. If you are moving back home from abroad, you must decide whether you will hire movers or do everything by yourself. If you are moving together with your family, you must organize them too in a way that everybody stays safe. Yes, this sounds like a lot of work, but the sooner you start preparing the easer, the faster and the safer your relocation in SA will be.  

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Stay in ‘Touch’ With Your Movers

If you decide to hire the best local moving company and use its services, you must also be very careful. If you follow the news, you already know all the protocols during this coronavirus situation – avoiding contact with others! So, how does one relocate and hire movers right now? Well, you should do as much as you can online or over the phone. Hire the movers online, get the online estimate, pay everything you can using your credit card online, and above all – talk to your movers over the phone! They are too doing the best they can to keep all their clients and their homes safe. So, contact the moving agency’s representative and discuss the rules of moving, as well as the practices for the moving day. Make sure you are all on the same page, and everybody will stay safe!

Buy Your Moving Supplies in One Go

However, if you decide to execute a house moving in SA completely alone, due to financial or safety reasons, you will have even more planning to do in order to stay safe and stay organized on your moving day. That planning should start with gathering all the moving supplies, that is, gathering everything you may need for your relocation. But, even shopping is different nowadays. You cannot just go to the store whenever you feel like it. There may be a curfew, a crowd, or the stores that may not work. So, once again, plan! Write down your shopping list. Call several stores and check whether they have the items you need. Also, check their working hours. Make sure you buy all your moving supplies in one go. Buy some extras, just in case. The less time you spend outside, the safer you will be. And, once you come home, do not touch anything you bought until you sanitized it!

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Sanitize As You Pack

Moving house in SA during the corona outbreak completely alone also means doing a lot of packing. So, once you gather all your moving supplies, you know what to do – pack. But, that is not as easy as it sounds. Packing furniture and household items does require some skills and knowledge. So, before you start, make sure you do some research and see how each item of yours needs to be packed. However, again, there is a catch. While packing, you must make sure that each item is properly cleaned and sanitized too! That is the best way to ensure that the items in your boxes do not bring the virus into your new home. Moreover, make sure you clean your current home and your new one thoroughly before you move in. When it comes to health, you can never be too careful! That is the best thing you can do to ensure a stress-free relocation.

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Pay Attention to the 24h Rule

If you watch the news and listen to what doctors and scientists have to say, you probably hear about the 24-hour rule. If you have not, do not worry, we will repeat and explain. So, the coronavirus spreads quickly and it can survive or hard surface for approximately 24 hours (even longer on metal surfaces). Thus, if you plan on hiring movers, finish all the packing one day before they come. If you pack by yourself, buy packing materials one day before packing. And, most importantly, once the items from your moving truck are unloaded, give them a day to sit in your yard before you bring them inside. That way you will know for sure that the virus did not enter your new household. Good luck and stay safe!

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