Moving is complicated, whether you choose to handle it on your own or hire professionals to help relieve some of the stress that comes along with packing and unpacking for hours on end. If you have no choice but to hire a company to assist you with moving to a new home during the coronavirus pandemic, you might be feeling even more anxious as you figure out how to remain as safe and healthy as possible throughout the intense process. It’s important to gauge whether the move is absolutely necessary (or unavoidable). After determining that, you can set about how to make the move as safe as possible. Here are 3 ways you can make that happen.
Let Your Mover Know Right Away If You or Anyone in Your Family is Experiencing Coronavirus Symptoms
Transparency is very important for keeping everybody safe. And in many cases, your movers will still work with you, but they will put additional protocols into place to protect their workers. In addition to letting them know if you suspect the illness among yourself or a family member (or have a diagnosis), also let them know if you are isolating due to exposure, since the same risk mitigating steps should be taken.
Provide Hygiene Products for Your Movers
To aid your movers in following necessary hygiene practices, be sure to leave out products that they can use while they transport your items to and from the moving truck. That includes soap and paper towels by the sink, and hand sanitizer by the door that they’ll be entering and exiting through. If you’re concerned about having enough supplies, let your moving company know so they can be sure to bring them along for use during the move.
Don’t Use Free or Recycled Moving Boxes
The coronavirus can live on cardboard for as long as 24 hours, so now is not the time to be picking up free moving supplies from places that are recycling them. Boxes that you already have in your home are fine, but if you need any extras then you’ll need to go to the store and buy them new (even better if you can then purchase them through self-checkout).
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