The Coronavirus pandemic continues its spread across the country. Yet, life goes on and people continue to struggle to keep their lives safe and do what they have to. You’re likely to be concerned about your move during COVID-19. What will the pandemic mean for your big change?
We’ll be sharing some of our top tips in this post to help you navigate the uncertain times and get into your new home.
Preparing for your Move: How to Choose the Right Team
It is important to prepare for moving during COVID. This is especially true if you plan to hire a moving company. Find out the plans of the moving company you are considering to make your move as safe and stress-free as possible before you move.
These are some questions you should ask your mover.
- What measures is your team taking in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection?
- What are your options for protecting your drivers and crew?
- What are the best precautions you would recommend to clients right now?
- What protocol should you follow if a worker tests positive for COVID infection?
The COVID has forced the moving industry to adapt, as have many other industries. Most companies have developed new protocols to help you stay safe and your move go smoothly.
The Tips to Keep Safe While Moving
These tips will help you stay safe once your moving company has been hired.
- Request a virtual quote
Instead of having movers come to your house for an in-person quote and visit, you can find a virtual team. The moving company will be able to give you an estimate via video chat or photos.
- Learn What Happens If You Have to Reschedule
COVID is a time when even the best-laid plans can sometimes fall apart. Keep this in mind as you plan your move. You want to work with a team that is flexible enough to offer refunds and no-cost rescheduling.
- Make sure to clean and disinfect
According to CDC guidelines cleaning and disinfecting are essential steps in preventing the spread of Coronavirus. However, you might not want to hire professional cleaners in your home. Instead, you can learn how to disinfect and clean surfaces yourself. Use disinfectant wipes to clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs or light switches. You can also create a schedule for keeping your space clean during the move.
- Avoid physical contact
This is not the right time to shake hands with your moving crew. Keep your smile on your face and keep at least six feet distance.
- Wash your hands
Routine hand washing is the best way to protect yourself against Coronavirus. You should wash your hands regularly and ask your movers to do so.
- Limit Contact
Limit the time you spend helping your movers. This can be done in two ways. You can either hire movers to pack and move your belongings for you (and then vacate the premises while you work), or you can pack your stuff and go home while they load your stuff onto the truck. It is smart to take small steps to reduce physical contact.
- Use Masks
The CDC states that everyone should have a cloth cover when in public places and around people not from their household.
- Self-Monitor for Symptoms
You can keep your family and friends safe by being aware of symptoms such as the following:
- Chills or fever
- Breathing difficulties or shortness of breath
- Muscle or body pains
- A new loss of taste and smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion and runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you have any of these symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19 and then isolate yourself until you receive negative results.
- Cleanse Your New Home
Be sure to disinfect and clean your furniture before you begin packing your belongings. You’ll also need to clean all surfaces and dispose of any packing material.
- Do not postpone housewarming parties
Everyone wants to celebrate the move, but it is best to avoid large gatherings now. You can keep your family and friends safe by scheduling the celebrations for a time when the virus has passed.
COVID-19: Helping you Move Safely
Our team will still adhere to strict safety standards in order to protect your family’s health and that of our movers.
We have implemented new cleaning and disinfection procedures during the COVID-19 crises and long distance moving companies Austin are committed to providing safe and reliable moving services through the pandemic as well as beyond.
Texas Movers Group provides long-distance and local moving services in Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Carrollton, Richardson, Katy, Celina, Montgomery, Texas.