Top 5 Tips For Moving During Coronavirus Pandemic

With the current state of our world, many people are wondering if it is still safe to move during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether you are moving into a new apartment or moving internationally, you will want to be aware of the important regulations and restrictions for moving during this time.
In this blog post we will answer all of your questions and help you through the process of relocation safely and in good spirits. Additionally, we will provide everything you need to know for moving during COVID-19.

Yes, You Can Still Move!

If you are wondering whether or not you should still move during the coronavirus pandemic, the simple answer is yes. While residential moving should be planned more diligently, you are still able to hire movers and get into your new home during this time.

However, you will want to pay close attention to regulations provided by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) and stay informed during the process. Additionally, you will want to rethink or reschedule your move if you meet any of the below criteria:
  • If you begin feeling ill
  • If you are medically compromised in any way
  • Your movers aren’t following stay-safe suggestions
  • If you will be unable to practice safe social distancing
  • You are moving to an area that is experiencing high volumes of coronavirus contamination

How To Safely Move During COVID-19

Below are 5 important tips to safely move during COVID-19 epidemic. 
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Tip 1: Find The Right Movers

The first thing you can do (and probably the most important thing) is to find the right movers for the job! It is suggested that you ask questions prior to signing any paperwork or contracts.

Some of the things you might want to ask your moving team include:
  • Have you been properly following safety guidelines for moving people during COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Have you and your moving team been wearing masks, gloves, and practicing social distancing?
  • What other practicing have you been doing to keep your team and customers safe?
  • Has anyone on your moving team been exposed to or fallen ill from the coronavirus?

These four questions are just a starting point for you and your family to find the best movers for the job! And it’s important that you be thorough in your search!

Additionally, you will want to ask your movers about refund and cancellation policy should you get sick or if your movers fall ill. Having all of that straightened out is a great way to start the move process on the right footing.

Tip 2: Get References

Tip number two is also very important. Don’t just settle with the first moving company you talk to. Once you have asked the questions above, you should ask for a few references from the moving company.

If your moving company does not want to give out any references, you should be aware that this is not a good sign. They should be in agreement with your motivation to move safely and should support you in any way that they can!

In addition to this, you can also read through the company reviews. Take note of any negative reviews you read. These reviews will give you a sense of potential “worst case scenarios” and will help you in understanding if your movers are the right fit for the job.

It takes a special kind of mover to deal with the current situation. Getting references and doing your due diligence is another important part of the process.

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Tip 3: Prepare In Advance

Another thing you can do in preparing to work with a moving company is to prepare as much as you can in advance. This might mean doing some heavy lifting of junk, cleaning up and packing, but doing this can help you reduce exposure to COVID-19.

You should try to have your belongings in order as much as possible so your moving team can literally just get your stuff and load it onto a van. Some of the things you can do in preparation include:
Pack up and seal all of your belongings
  • Dispose of all items you don’t need
  • Put all boxes in one room near the entrance to your home
  • Consider hiring experts for junk removal, cleaning and laundry services

While some of these tips may seem a bit out of the box, they really aren’t. The goal is to stay as far away from potential contaminants as you can. Hiring various services to deal with different parts of the move job will help you by keeping you safely away from germs and anything that could put you at risk.

Tip 4: Label And Seal Boxes

Tip #4 is to label seal all boxes. Depending on how much you have, you will want to do this well in advance of your move date.

Box all of your belongings and seal your items up. Because coronavirus can live up to 2 or 3 days on different surfaces, you should be sure to dispose of any boxes, plastics and other containers used to transport items into your home.

You can choose a dumpster rental company in your area to foster safely getting into your new home without bringing exposed items inside. Simply un-box your items and wipe them down before bringing them in!

Tip 5: Sign Paperwork Electronically

One of the more overlooked tips is to sign paperwork electronically if possible. You can ask your moving team in advance if they can make this possible.

By signing paperwork electronically, you can reduce exposure and practice social distancing. In essence, everything related to your move can be done with absolute no contact.

Signing paperwork and paying electronically is the best way to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19.

Conclusion

Now we know you have some wonderful tips for moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most important things to note is that if you do not feel well you should consider cancelling and rescheduling your move!

However, with these tips you are sure to get into your new home safely and in good health. We wish you luck!