Due to the current conditions going on regarding health and safety and coronavirus, many people want to know if they can still safely move. No matter what type of move you are participating in. Whether you are doing a commercial relocation or if you are moving from one house to the next, you will want to be very careful with the way you handle the move. Additionally, you will want to take specific precautions to prohibit your chances of getting the coronavirus.
In this article, we will let you know how you can still move safely without risking your health or the health of those you come in contact with.
Movers Are Still In Business
Even with all that’s going on, moving companies and movers are certainly still in business. Although your move needs to be planned with caution, you can still move.
In many circumstances, when a person is needing to relocate, they are not really able to change their moving plan so easily. For this reason, many people who have had moves planners are still moving even though it isn’t the safest thing.
However, if you are careful with your planning and execution of the relocation, we are certain you will be just fine! You will want to reschedule and rethink your relocating if any of the scenarios below apply:
- If you have an illness
- If you begin to feel sick
- The moving company you hire is acting recklessly
- If you are prohibited from social distancing for some reasons
However, we know that this is most likely not the case. So Let’s get to the important tips to follow if you’re moving during the current pandemic.
Moving During COVID-19
Here are 4 safety tips for moving during COVID-19.
1.Hire A Good Moving Company
Perhaps the most effective thing for you to do is to take special care in hiring the best moving company you possibly can. In doing so, you will lower your chances of exposure to COVID-19.
Finding a good moving company takes more than just doing a simple online search. It requires you to ask the right questions, read reviews, and talk to people in the community.
Here are some crucial questions to ask:
- Which safety guidelines are you following to ensure your team and moving clients will stay safe during the transition?
- Do you and your team wear proper safety equipment such as gloves, masks, and anything else necessary?
- Have you or anyone else that you know been diagnosed with COVID-19?
These 3 questions should not be avoided. You should be sure to ask these as a bare minimum before you move.
2. Get References From Friends And Family
Getting references from friends and family is another important thing you can do to ensure the movers you hire are the best. Ask anyone who has moved recently if they could recommend a moving company. You should also be sure to talk to people who have moved during the pandemic.
On the same note as getting references, it’s important to read online reviews. In a sense, reviews are essentially references that are digitalized.
When reading reviews, be aware of the negative ones and ask yourself if they indicate your movers are not as wonderful as you think.
3. Prepare Properly
Another important tip for moving during coronavirus or any other time is to prepare well in advance. This includes many different things and should be planned accordingly.
You should definitely have everything packed up and in a room of the house so that your moving company can come in and take everything quickly and efficiently. This will limit and prevent exposure to COVID-19.
Additionally, everything in your home should be germ-free and clean. This is to ensure people who come into your home are not exposed to the coronavirus.
Here are a few things you can do in preparation:
- Properly pack all of your belongings
- Remove furniture and junk you don’t want to move with you
- Place boxes in a designated room in your home to be transported to the moving van
- Consider getting help from a cleaning crew or laundry pickup and delivery service
4.Sign Paperwork Digitally
It’s very important to sign your paperwork and deal with payment in advance if possible. Unless you are wearing gloves, it is not recommended to do any last-minute signing of paperwork in person. Doing so can put you at risk for getting coronavirus unless you are very careful and wash your hands immediately after.
We hope this article was informative and helpful and that you feel confident about moving during this time. It is not something you should get overly stressed about. With these tips for moving during COVID-19, we are certain you will safely get to your new residence.