These are unprecedented times and deciding to try and compete in the rental Market is hard enough at the best of times so deciding to make the move during a pandemic has not been made on a whim, what doesn’t have to be hard is the actual move by following these tips!
Your questions answered on moving house during a pandemic
For many, the Covid-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a lot of change especially resulting in lots of people having to move homes for many different reasons. If this sounds like something that will be affecting you, here is a list of tips and strategies on how to move homes whilst abiding by rules and restrictions during the pandemic.
Firstly; is it even possible?
The simple answer is, Yes. Although, 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. This leads to the next big question;
Do I have to do all the packing and moving by myself?
Absolutely not! 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 companies such as Hire A Mover 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.
Moving interstate? Now this is where it gets a little tricky.
We are not moving interstate but 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 abode with approved exemptions. Some states will even require you to quarantine for up to 14 days as well, whether that is in your new home or a government allocated location.
Is the move temporary while the pandemic is in full swing?
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.
With all of this in mind, and taking that little bit of extra caution, packing and moving in these tense times doesn’t have to be too daunting.
Do you have any tips on getting a rental and/or moving to share?
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