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What You Should Know About Moving During the Coronavirus

We’ve all heard about Coronavirus and the potential difficulties that it can bring. Moving during the COVID-19 could be a little risky decision, but sometimes, there is no other choice. If you still need to move, here is what you should know to protect yourself during the relocation at this time of the pandemic.

Buy enough supplies

One of the most recommended pieces of advice in this situation is to avoid group gatherings. That’s why you should consider online shopping for necessary moving boxes and supplies. But if you still prefer to go to the store and buy, then write a list on a piece of paper and include all supplies that you will need to avoid further exposure.

Complete preparation at least 24h earlier

The researches have shown that COVID19 can stay on surfaces for a long time. The virus can remain up to 72 hours on stainless steel or plastic and 24 hours on cardboard boxes. For that reason, when you start to pack your belongings, wash your hands often and finish with it at least 24h before movers come to pick up your belongings. They will be wearing gloves, but it is never enough precaution in these situations.

What are the safety measures moving companies are taking to prevent the spreading of COVID19?

Moving companies are always trying their best to provide the most reliable service for their customers and to keep your possessions safe. During this time of the pandemic, they are working even harder to apply all measures because your health and the health of their employees is a top priority. Extra measures include:

  • • More sanitation procedures performed daily
  • • Health screenings for team members before each job
  • • Necessary hand washing and sanitization before and after movers transport your property

Meet and greet your movers

It is difficult to forget how we use to greet people with handshaking. However, this is a unique situation where we need to be responsible at every moment and take care of ourselves and others too. For that reason, meet your movers with a big smile, instead of shaking hands, or you can greet them in a new COVID 19 way- with your elbow.

Have sanitation products for your movers

Help your movers to follow required protocols to stay healthy and safe through a move. Make sure to provide them with sanitation products that they can use when packing your belongings in the truck. Place hand sanitizer on the door they will access or leaving through, as well as an available bathroom where they can wash their hands with soap and dry with a reusable paper towel placed next to the sink.

How to protect yourself from COVID 19 during a move?

The most necessary items these days are a face mask and gloves. Also, implementing social distancing and washing your hands more often will help to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.

Keep a six-foot distance

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing or physical distancing is one of the most recommended preventive methods during COVID19. CDC explains social distancing as

  • • Do not participate in the mass gathering and crowded areas
  • • Stay 6 feet (about two arms lengths) from other people.
  • • Some people without symptoms may spread the virus, be aware of it. Especially if you are one with a higher risk or if you suffer from some chronic disease.

If you need to travel to another place, take all measures of precaution to move safely

Travel to another town, state, or country during COVID 19 could be slightly different now, and you should check about all guidelines and regulations for that specific area. When visiting the CDC website, you will find health departments in all 50 states showing all aspects of what is required to reach the land and how many cases they had in the last seven days. In other countries, a negative PCR test and 14 days of quarantine are necessary if you want to access them. Nevertheless, before leaving your home, make sure to bring with you a face mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, and wash your hands at any time is possible. Remember that social distancing is also crucial in prevention from COVID 19, which will keep you and your family safe during the travel to your new place.

How else COVID 19 could impact my move?

Many countries are still reinforcing specific regulations and guidelines. For example, in some areas operating time of restaurants is shorter and may prevent you from eating on the route to your new home, or because of the COVID 19 easy transmission, companies could have a limited number of workers available to help with your move.

Clean as you pack

Moving is an excellent way to classify items that you want to keep from the stuff you do not need anymore. One more advantage in this pandemic time is that you will need to clean and sanitize all your furniture, electronics, which you will carry with you. For sanitizing and disinfection, you may use products as:

  • • Sprays and alcohol-based wipes with at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens, remote and other electronics.
  • • Using a detergent or soap may help you to disinfect your furniture and another surface in the house and prevent further transmission of COVID 19.

Do not forget, cleaning and sanitizing your furniture and other belongings will be necessary when you reach your new home, too. Also, make sure to dispose of all packing materials properly, and if you have any questions, ask your local government agency regarding disposal, recycling boxes, and other material. For more details about moving during COVID 19, our Movit Movit Company is here to help and give you the right information.

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