The world has changed a lot in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the moving industry. If you’re planning to move during the pandemic with the help of a professional team, there are some things you should do to keep yourself, your family, and your movers safe.
Pack Everything Early
Research and testing has shown that the COVID-19 virus doesn’t live longer than three days on most surfaces. To make the move safer for your team, have all your boxes packed and untouched for at least three days before the move is scheduled. Pack anything you’ll need in those three days or during the move into a separate bag or box and let any bacteria on the boxes die off before your movers arrive.
Leave Before the Movers Come
It’s best to avoid being in large crowds of people, and your home might get cramped with your family and moving team together. One of the best ways you can keep yourself and your moving team safe is to leave your old home before the movers arrive, as long as they don’t need your instruction. Give them the space to socially distance while you get a head start on your trip.
Be Safe While Traveling
Road trips are a much safer option than planes right now, so try to avoid flying unless it’s absolutely necessary. Go into public spaces as little as possible, and always wear a mask and socially distance when you do need to go somewhere. Wash your hands whenever you get the chance and keep essentials like spare masks and hand sanitizer in the car with you.
Clean Your New Home Right Away
As soon as you get to your new home, go through and sanitize every high-contact surface you can think of. This includes counters, doors, light switches, cabinet handles, and locks. These surfaces are most likely fine if your new home has been vacant for at least a month, but we recommend disinfecting no matter what. Disinfecting before the moving team arrives can be skipped if your house has been empty for more than thirty days, but you should disinfect after the moving team leaves. Try to disinfect high-contact surfaces at least once a week to keep your family healthy and safe.
Protect Your Moving Team
It’s important to do your part for the safety of your moving team. This means wearing a mask and keeping at least six feet of distance from your movers when you have to be around them. Don’t forget to call and reschedule your moving date if you or anyone in your home starts experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Reschedule your moving day and get tested for the virus if you start to experience a cough, sore throat, runny nose, wheezing, fever, chills, congestion, fatigue, muscle aches, or a loss of taste or smell.
Safe Moving Services with D-Town Movers
D-Town Movers cares about the safety of you and your family, which is why we’ve taken steps to keep you safe during your move. We care about your belongings as much as you do, and we always handle them with care. Call or visit our website for more information on our top-notch moving services!