By / OVM TEAM
Moving in 2021 May Look and Feel a Bit Different Than Usual
The pandemic affected and impacted most industries significantly. The impact it’s had on the moving industry may make moving in 2021 a bit different than in the past.
The COVID-19 pandemic flipped the world upside down. Most companies, businesses, and people quickly readjusted and figured out how to work and live in this ‘new normal’. While many businesses had to shut down completely, moving companies are essential services and could luckily remain open. However, if you’re planning on moving in 2021, the process and experience may look and feel a bit different than it typically does.
Although cleaning and handwashing were a regular part of our lives before the pandemic, extensive cleaning protocols and procedures were necessary to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. However, in addition to extra cleaning and handwashing, there are limits to how many people can gather indoors and outdoors, and social distancing is necessary. Therefore, when you’re moving in 2021, it’s crucial to be well informed of the essential and additional safety precautions you may need to take during your move. Some of these precautions may seem excessive at times, but they’re in place to keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Hiring a moving company
It’s always a good idea to hire a moving company to alleviate stress and make your moving experience more enjoyable. The great news is that moving companies still offer the same excellent services they did before the pandemic. They made the necessary adjustments to do their jobs effectively and safely. In fact, they have the most experience with moving in 2021 and know how to make your move as seamless as possible.
If you’re moving in 2021, be sure to ask your moving company what their COVID-19 policies and protocols are and ask about cancellations and rescheduling. It’s also wise to book your moving company as far in advance as possible. Many people are eager for a change of scenery, which means there may be an increase in people looking to move to a new home for a fresh start. Booking your moving company ahead of time can ensure that you have more options and flexibility for your moving date.
Additional challenges when moving in 2021
Moving in 2021 will have its unique challenges. Although we’re starting to ease restrictions, we’ve seen in the past that things can get worse – and quickly. So, while it’s great to be optimistic, it’s always best to prepare for more possible lockdowns and closures. Buying moving supplies ahead of time, having a backup plan for your move, and putting extra money aside are great ways to be proactive.
Additionally, you may also find that home tours and showings, signing documents, and meeting with realtors and property owners may be done virtually. Familiarizing yourself or having someone help you with video-chat platforms and other technology will make it easier to navigate a predominantly virtual process.
Although moving in 2021 may be different from usual, you can still have a successful and safe move with the proper preparation and organization. Be sure to stay up-to-date with local health restrictions and guidelines and communicate with your moving company if you have any questions or concerns.