Are you planning to relocate amidst the pandemic? You’re not alone. Research has shown that one in five Americans either moved due to the coronavirus outbreak or knows someone who did out of necessity.

You may have thought your relocating plans are done with, but we’re here to tell you, along with said statistics, that it’s still possible. Here’s everything you need to know to move safely and smoothly during COVID-19.

Vet Your Moving Company

Ask what measures your local movers are taking against the spread of COVID-19, their measures to protect their crew, and what recommendations the moving labor service gives you during your move.

You should also ask their plan of action on the off chance a client gets diagnosed with coronavirus. This way, you’re aware of the information before scheduling an appointment with the movers.

Virtual Moving Quote

Living in the digital age has its upsides, too, especially when person to person contact has become hazardous amid the pandemic. You can now get a moving estimate from your local movers within the comforts of your home. Just make sure your Wi-Fi is up and running, and all the items you want to move are shown to your moving help via video chat.

House Cleaning

Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces like tabletops, doorknobs, electronics, and toilets is the smart thing to do. Ensure you follow the label instructions on sanitizing products, wear protective wear for disinfecting, and allow ventilation in your home during house cleaning.

Having a professional housekeeping company to disinfect your house would save you a lot of effort and time. Still, during the pandemic, it’s best to limit contact as much as possible.

A woman in protective gear disinfecting tabletop in a kitchen

Follow SOPs

Once the moving service has arrived, make sure you’re using a non-contact greeting, practicing social distancing by letting them do their job, and asking your movers to wash their hands using a single bathroom.

We understand how tiring it gets to wear a mask all day, especially during a strenuous activity like loading and unloading heavy possessions but take care of everyone’s safety by following SOPs throughout the transition.

Disposal

If you thought you’d be done with sanitizing after leaving your former house, think again. Once you arrive at your new home, make sure all your belongings, furniture, and surfaces are completely disinfected.

You should also correctly discard all packing materials since they are likely to carry germs before and during the journey. They should be cleared and discarded responsibly, so contact your local state bureau for more appropriate disposal information.

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