How to Move Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic Moving during a pandemic? Can it be done? It sure can, but carefully and thoughtfully.
The coronavirus crisis has gripped the U.S. since March 2021 and shows no signs of letting up. And although much of normal life has changed or ceased, there are things that have to go on, like moving.
Is it safe to hire movers?
In most states, moving companies are considered essential businesses and many have altered their procedures to minimize risk for their employees and clients.
You should be looking for a company that require employees and customers to wear masks, detail how they practice social distancing, and can explain what steps they are taking to screen and protect their employees from becoming sick.
Below are helpful ideas to make your move as stress free as possible during these unprecedented times.
Choose a moving company carefully – ask questions. What is your moving company’s COVID-19 policy and what if I need to cancel my move are some of the questions you should be asking a moving company.
Get three virtual moving quotes, but make sure one of them is from us! Moving companies are now offering virtual survey instead of at-home surveys to provide you with a price estimate for your move.
Give yourself enough time and take breaks when packing or leave the packing to us. It is important to take care of yourself and your family during these times, so give yourself enough time to plan a date, get an estimate and pack your belongings. Above Average Moving can also do the packing and unpacking for you.
Buy more packing supplies that you need. This may sound crazy but you don’t want to be standing in a long line picking up packing supplies the day you are suppose to move. We can help you calculate how many boxes you’ll need, based on the items listed in the Request-A-Quote form, and we also supply you with the moving materials you need.
During your move maintain a six-foot distance. Moving companies are taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously. Moving companies across the country have put into place protocols designed to protect their employees and their customer. These include: a. Following CDC and local guideline around social distancing and sanitizing. b. Conducting online estimates c. Sanitizing trucks and equipment d. Wearing masks and gloves
Thoroughly disinfect you new home before you unpack. It is important to make sure you are going into a clean, sanitized home. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces and have carpets cleaned before the movers bring in your belongings.
Once you are in your new home continue to wash your hands and give your furniture a fresh wipe-down. You may want to consider letting your boxes sit for 24 hours before unpacking. If you can’t wait 24 hours make sure to wipe down the boxes before handling them. Once completed, you can settle into your new home.
Above Average Moving
With over 18 years of moving experience, Above Average Moving takes pride in being able to provide nearly any type of moving service that you could need. We’re conveniently located and serve the entire Madison, WI area including: Beaver Dam, Columbus, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, DeForest, Edgerton, Fitchburg, Janesville, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Milton, Monona, Oregon, Portage, Poynette, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waterloo, Watertown, and Waunakee.