By now, we’ve all been personally affected in some way by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), namely the way it has changed many of our daily routines drastically. While many places in the US are under safer-at-home orders, what do you do if a move becomes inevitable? Are moving companies still open and available?
Thankfully, moving is still considered “essential” and some moving companies and storage facilities are still open for business… that includes Student Movers! Give us a call at 1-877-336-6838 to receive a free quote. We can also answer any questions you may have about our current moving practices, and what measures we’re putting in place to keep you and your family safe.
Here are a few tips on how to prepare to move safely during the time of coronavirus:
- Use this extra time to carefully clean and pack your belongings & sanitize commonly used items as you pack.
- Purchase moving supplies in one single trip so you don’t have to return to the store multiple times and re-expose yourself. Always buy a little more than you think you need, just in case.
- Finish packing at least one day before the movers arrive since COVID-19 can survive on surfaces like cardboard for 24hrs.
- Avoid using recycled boxes from people, purchase new boxes & packing material to ensure it’s not contaminated.
- If anyone in your family comes down with symptoms of coronavirus, contact your moving company immediately so they can use proper measures to keep everyone safe or bring extra supplies if necessary.
- Have disinfecting supplies on hand such as soap, water, paper towels, and hand sanitizer ready for everyone to use consistently on moving day.
- During the move, maintain social distancing as much as possible.
- Wear masks during the duration of moving day, and make sure they are worn properly (covering your nose, mouth & chin).
If you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19 (individuals over 60 and those with pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions), you can also consider postponing your move (if at all possible). While measures can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure, the most effective protection against the virus is staying at home with minimal-to-no contact with people outside your household.
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