Corona and Moving to a New Home

Are you going to move to a new house any time soon? Then you sure have a lot to think about. But many people do forget that moving is a bit different now due to Corona. You don’t only have to think about getting all your stuff from one house to another, but also about doing it in a corona-proof way. In this article, we give you a few tips on how to do so!

Schedule the move

You obviously have to plan any move well, but especially now it’s of great importance to properly plan the move. You want it to go smoothly and quickly to minimize the risks of infection as much as possible. So avoid last-minute packing and rent a moving van (Dutch: verhuiswagen huren) in time! 

Looking for places to rent a moving van? In Amsterdam and surrounding areas there are many car rental companies where you can also rent moving vans in addition to cars. In Almere for example, you can rent a car (Dutch: auto huren Almere) and a moving truck!

Maximum number of people

It’s best to avoid crowded places. Consequently, it’s important to maintain a maximum number of people at the house at the same time. You can, for example, work in teams of two. One team can do the loading at the old address and one team can do the unloading at the new address. One person can drive the moving van! 

Keep your distance and wear a face mask

We can’t say it enough; it’s important to keep your distance at all times. This is how you keep yourself and others safe! In addition, we advise you to wear a face mask during the move. This minimises the risk of becoming infected. 

Wash your hands regularly

You obviously touch a lot of objects when you’re moving. We therefore advise you to wash your hands regularly. Preferably wear gloves while moving and avoid touching your face. Make sure that you have some disinfectants at your old and new address. You can locate these disinfectants, for example, near the door, in the kitchen and toilet and in the moving van! 

Bring your own lunch 

You may want to provide your movers with a nice lunch after a morning of hard work. But this may not be handy! By making their lunch you (may accidentally) touch their food; an ideal way to spread a virus. Ask everyone to bring their own lunch, they’ll understand!

Digital housewarming 

Throwing a little housewarming to celebrate your new home is not ideal these days. You simply can’t invite many people. Luckily there are many ways to do a housewarming online. For example, invite your friends and family for a virtual tour through your new house by Facetime or Skype. Quite special, right?