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Want to Move During Coronavirus? Here are Some Tips!

A young family moving into their new home during coronavirus.

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into many plans for all of us. Unfortunately, moving isn’t something that can wait for later. The restrictions many areas have can make navigating your move difficult, so we’ve created a list of tips for moving during for coronavirus.

6 Tips for Moving During COVID-19

  1. Research your moving company and ask questions.

Be sure that the moving company you choose is taking proper precautions. Ask them questions such as:

  • What type of precautions are you taking for your crew?
  • What are you doing to protect me and my family?
  • What would you do if one of your moving crew tested positive for coronavirus?
  1. Purge your belongings.

As you spend more and more time at home, you’ll notice things that you don’t need or use. If you donate, throw away or sell these items, you’ll have fewer to pack, which means moving day can progress more quickly.

  1. Clean with disinfectant.

If you want both your new and old home in the best condition, spend some time cleaning and disinfecting them. Make sure you get all the surfaces that are frequently touched such as light switches, countertops, doorknobs, toilets, faucets and sinks. Also be sure to follow the safety instructions when using cleaners with chemicals.

  1. Maintain a 6-foot distance with the moving crew.

While you may want to hand boxes off to the movers to help things go faster, you still want to practice social distance. If you can, try to keep children, pets and any family members who are immunocompromised in a separate area.

  1. Request that your moving crew wash their hands frequently.

If you have multiple bathrooms in the home, limit uses to one bathroom and ask your movers to wash their hands at throughout the move. You can also provide antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer near entryways.

  1. Reschedule if you must.

If it’s getting close to moving day and you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your moving company and reschedule.

Use Self Storage Plus for an Easy Moving Day

If you want to take more of the stress out of moving day, consider renting a self storage unit with Self Storage Plus. We offer features for your comfort and safety like advanced online bill pay. We also offer gate codes that are unique to each person for an extra layer of security. Our units range from 5×5 to 10×30, so you can find the perfect size for your belongings.

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