As if moving weren’t stressful enough, the recent pandemic swooped in and made us not only cautious with our breakable possessions, but with our health. Just like every other aspect of our lives in these challenging times, you must go forward with caution during your summer move. Use these tips to keep everyone involved as healthy as possible!
Preparing for the Big Day
Of course, it’s important you don’t wait until the last moment to pack everything, so make sure your home is ready to go for the movers to come in and do their job! If your movers aren’t doing the packing, seal all the boxes tightly with no gaps for extra germs to make their way onto your belongings.
Unlike other times, when many would advocate recycling boxes, now isn’t the time to do so, especially since the virus can live up to 24 hours on cardboard! Use only new boxes when packing as to not spread things into your household.
Practice Social Distancing
Once you have everything packed and ready to go, prepare for the big day! As your movers work to load and unload your possessions remember to maintain 6ft away and let them finish the job. If you can, you may want to keep children, pets, and family members with a high risk of catching the virus in a separate location for a layer of assurance. And for even more protection, have everyone involved in the moving process wear their own proper face mask throughout the move to act as an extra barrier!
Unpack and Disinfect
Have an unpacking plan in place to help your family easily settle into your new home, germ-free. If you have a garage, maybe have the movers take the boxes in there for you to disinfect once they are through, or have them stack them all in one spot so you can ensure everything is disinfected before dispersing throughout the house.
Wipe down all high touch surfaces in the home, like door handles, stair rails, and light switches after the moving team departs to be sure it’s safe for your family to move into. Also, remember to wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day, so be sure the utilities are turned on and keep soap on hand! By following these tips, along with many other recommended CDC guidelines, you can have a peace of mind when relocating during the ongoing pandemic.
Looking for movers to help with the process? Contact Capital Movers today for a professional, reliable, and affordable move!