Even though we are still in the midst of the global pandemic, parts of our normal lives can still go on. This includes moving into a brand new townhouse apartment. However, while moving can be a bit of a difficult process to start, moving while social distancing can be a bit trickier. There are many real challenges involved in moving in currently, but these challenges are not insurmountable. Moving is possible with thoughtful planning and wise strategies. By following these tips, you can make the very most apartment moving, all while social distancing and staying safe.
Simplify Your Apartment Search
In the past, you might have been much more open to visiting multiple apartments before making your moving decision. However, now it is the best time for you to be ruthless in your online searches and climate as many possibilities as you can before you decide to visit them. Make sure all of your potential rental units consist of ones that you have a real shot of saying “yes” to if your application is finally accepted. By creating a list of criteria for your next house that is realistic for the market and your own personal budget, you eliminate the need for leaving and putting your health at risk.
Ask for Alternatives to Standard In-Person Tours
Typically, you might schedule a showing without a lot of thought. However, you should create a list of questions you could have about a townhouse apartment rental based on the listing and ask them over the phone to cut back on in-person contact. You might be able to ask for additional pictures, or a virtual tour through a video conference instead of an in-person meet-up. If you feel like you have to, you can schedule in-person visits for all your candidates.
Follow and Remember the Latest Guidelines
Guidance from your trusty public health officials is changing all the time as the pandemic goes on. Make sure that you stay informed before you start the moving process so that you are aware of any county, city, or state guidelines here in Maryland.
Adjust Your Expectations
Remember that this apartment moving situation is unpredictable and challenging, but it won’t always be like this. Everything is going to be a bit more challenging, including moving into a new space. This might not be the moving experience you wished for. However, some adjustments to your plans can still lead to you living in the townhouse apartment you love. Remember to wear a mask when moving too!
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!