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