The COVID-19 pandemic has gone on much longer than we all expected. Changes we thought would be for just a few months have now lasted a year. During this time, some are dealing with the stress of having to move. But moving, just like other normal endeavors, is a little bit different during a pandemic.
Since moving involves travel and some face-to-face interactions, it is important to stay safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Here we will go over the recommended safety moving tips for moving during COVID.
Minimize Potential Exposure
There are a few things you can do to cut down on the person-to-person interactions that moving often entails. First, if there are multiple people in the household, designate one person to run on necessary errands, interact with movers, and carry out any other steps that could potentially expose them to the virus. Then, if possible, try to get all the packing and moving materials needed in just one trip. Finally, do a virtual estimate with the moving company rather than having the movers come in person. These simple steps will minimize the chance of family members getting exposed to COVID-19 before the move.
Keep Things Sanitary
The next tip is to make sure the people and items involved in the move stay clean in the process. While packing, sanitize your belongings and boxes using disinfectants recommended by the CDC. Try to finish packing at least 24 hours before moving day, since the virus can survive on cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours. Also, make sure that anyone coming into your home or helping with the move wears a mask and washes their hands. You will also want to ensure that the home you are moving to has been sanitized.
If you are moving here to Pointe Pacific Apartment Homes, you can be assured that your apartment has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to your arrival. Keeping things clean during all steps of the moving process will reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
The last of our safety moving tips is to be flexible. Be prepared for plans to change last-minute in the event that someone gets exposed to or shows symptoms of having COVID. If that is the case, safety is most important, so you will want to reschedule your move. Communicate in advance with your moving company, airline, and anyone helping out on moving day to make sure you can have that kind of flexibility.
Doing these three things will help you keep yourself and others healthy during your move. We hope the pandemic will be over soon, but for now, we encourage you to follow these safety moving tips to have a safe and smooth transition to your new home.