The recent COVID-19 pandemic was a shock for many people around the globe. Numerous people lost their jobs, many families lost their breadwinners, and others were left homeless as moving became too expensive. Yet moving is still a top priority for many. So what can people do to stay safe as they move to a new home during the pandemic? Here are five tips to help keep you protected and smart during the COVID-19 epidemic:
When moving during the pandemic, it’s important to take standard safety precautions such as wearing gloves and masks when moving boxes and packing up your own items in particular. These items can be dirty and you want to make sure you are health-conscious to ensure moving goes smoothly. Clean your home and belongings to avoid dust mites and dirt which can trigger allergies and underlying health issues for some.
Don’t let moving day be a moving nightmare—some moving companies may refuse your business if you haven’t packed carefully and scrupulously with attention to COVID-19 guidelines, so it is important that you not only have most of your things ready but also are prepared in advance. Some things to consider when preparing for moving day are:
Remember that some companies will do this for you as well if you feel overwhelmed by this task. If this is the case, connect with a moving company that you trust to help safely move you to your new space.
Who lived in your new home before you? Who walked around in it? If you are unsure, it’s important that before settling into your new home, you sanitize thoroughly with respect to COVID-19. Moving into an unclean or unhygienic home can easily lead to the emergence of COVID-19 symptoms. This can not only put you at risk, but your movers as well. Be particularly cautious about moving into a new room that you don't know to be COVID-19 free - it is best to use your own moving boxes and furniture for this.
Make sure to maintain all COVID-19 safety measures such as social distancing, hand washing, appropriate handling of moving materials, etc. Remember, not only are you moving, but your movers are assisting you as well. Allow them to do their jobs and be mindful of COVID-19 safety measures.
Make sure to keep any at-risk friends or family members out of the moving process. The less possibility of exposure, the better for everyone involved. If you have family members with medical conditions that inhibit their movement or thinking, consider hiring someone to move your belongings instead. Also remember to keep any of these at-risk family members far from the moving truck as it is being packed and unloaded.
Overall, when it comes to moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure you and your moving company have a plan in place before moving day arrives, keep calm and moving on!
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