Many people had to move despite the lockdown, and it was still possible with more precautions taken. It added more stress to the moving process, which doesn’t seem like holidays during usual, “pre-corona virus” time. But now life is getting back to normal step by step, more and more businesses are getting reopened, realtors are getting back to showing houses, the market is getting back to work. So if you need to move across the states, it should be easier, but don’t forget that the pandemic is not over, and your health is the highest priority. To ensure you keep it that way, get to know what actions will help you.
Avoid Used Boxes For Packing
It would be much cheaper to get used boxes for free, but now it’s not the time to save on your health. As it’s a well-known fact that the virus is contagious from surfaces, try to find new packing supplies. Probably, the safest way would be to use plastic crates, which you can rent, because it’s easy to disinfect them, unlike the cardboard boxes. Also, they are reusable, which makes them less harmful to the environment.
Choose a moving company carefully
There are particular rules for moving companies on how to avoid the virus spread, so it’s worth checking it first with a company you are going to hire. You should ask this type of questions:
- Which rules precisely do they follow?
- How their moving crews trained?
- What kind of personal protective equipment will the moving crew have?
- What are you required to do on a moving day?
- Will the moving team have disinfectors, and what should you have prepared?
Try To Finish Packing As Early As Possible
As you know, the virus can be contagious for a long time on surfaces, so to ensure you are doing everything to protect yourself and others, try to finish packing at least 24 hours before a moving day.
Cancel The Relocation If You Had A Contact With COVID-19
If you or your family members you live with have experienced the COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who did, inform your moving company that you call the relocation off.