Planning a move while the world is still under the COVID-19 pandemic may be a little more complicated. If you have already planned a move or have a set date of when you and your family (along with all your belongings) will be transported to your new home, you may want to think about adding extra precautionary measures and actions to ensure a safe move.

It is crucial that you take into account all the activities that will be taking place before, during and after you move into your new home. In this article, we will be presenting you with our quick guide.

Moving Houses in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A How-To Guide

You need to ensure that you plan every step of your move, from the moment you start packing your things to the time you arrive at your new place. Here are three of the most important aspects of moving that you should never forget, especially if you move during the COVID-19 pandemic:

1 – Choose the Right Moving Company

It is essential that you look into the moving company that you will hire. They should have strict protocols in place that will be in line with the social and physical distancing guidelines set to avoid the spread of the virus. Shopping around and asking a lot of questions will help you find the right type of moving company to work with.

2 – Clean, Sanitize, and Disinfect

As you move out of your old home, it is a good practice to clean and disinfect all surfaces. This will make your previous home safe for the next family that will move into it. It’s wise to pay a visit to your new house and do the same deep cleaning in it to ensure that it will be safe and virus-free when you and your family come to live in it.

3 – Practice Physical Distancing and Pandemic Protocols

It is important to follow physical distancing and other pandemic protocols during the move. Maintain a six-foot distance between you and the other movers or family members that will be moving your belongings. Making a habit of washing your hands after touching any surface, box or part of the moving van will help reduce the risk of you contracting the virus.

What to Do If You Suspect You Have Come into Contact with the Virus?

If at any time of the moving process, you feel that you have been exposed to the virus or anyone who has symptoms, talking to your physician is the best solution.


Even if the quarantine protocols and travel restrictions have loosened significantly since the lockdowns started last year, it is always safe to assume that the virus may be lurking anywhere. While it may be a little bit more tedious to facilitate a move during these trying times, it is not impossible. The key to staying safe is to follow the stringent protocols that have been set in place to keep you, your family and the movers safe. This will ensure that your move from your old home to your new one will be safe and successful.

Whether you are thinking about moving or are all packed and ready to go, Ottawa Moving can help you get where you need to be! We offer moving services that will not only help you transport your belongings from point A to point B, but will be in line with the COVID-19 protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. Let us handle your move—and contact us today!