If you’re worried about moving during COVID-19, by taking extra safety precautions and minimizing social contact, you can do it and safely. Here are some tips for making your move as safe and stress-free as possible.
DIY if Possible
If you can, try to manage the move on your own. If you can’t, be sure to ask moving companies about sanitation procedures in place (mask, gloves, booties). Also, be sure there is a reasonable cancellation policy in place in case of delays or changed plans due to COVID-19.
If you need a moving company, ask for a virtual quote and ask about contactless service. Forego any handshakes, pay online, and tip through a digital platform such as Venmo or PayPal.
Wear masks, gloves, and booties, and have extra supplies on hand for movers. Clean frequently touched surfaces often, especially door knobs and handles. Make sure soap and paper towels are next to sinks and hand sanitizer by the doors. Buy new boxes as the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours; it’s not the time to use for used or recycled.
Reach out to your neighbors and let them know about your move. This will give them an opportunity to avoid unnecessary contact.
If you or any member of your family is experiencing coronavirus symptoms, or have come into contact with someone diagnosed with it, postpone your moving plans. Although changing plans can be a hassle, the health and safety of the community and those around you should come first.
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