Long distance moves can be stressful enough but making such a change during the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic can make matters even more challenging. Still, life must go on and individuals that need to relocate may not be able to wait for the end of the health crisis. At National Movers, we offer premium residential and commercial moving services for clients across the United States. If you are planning a move during the COVID-19 pandemic, and need some advice, read below for some helpful tips and tricks that can help ease your mind.
Find a Quality Moving Company
The first step is to find a moving company that can meet all your needs. While there may be several to choose from in your area, it’s important to keep in mind that many companies prefer to work with those who are moving across the city or state and may falter when it comes to providing services for interstate or international travel. Speak with a representative of the company and have a list of important questions available to avoid forgetting important points. They should also be able to give you a quote over the phone or virtually once they have all the necessary information, so that you can begin to plan out your overall moving budget and timeline.
Buy Your Supplies Online
If acquiring the virus is a concern for you, then you may choose to avoid the grocery stores or hardware stores. Play it safe by purchasing all the necessary supplies online. Contact free same-day delivery is now a norm for many large retail stores, and other items can often be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx. Don’t forget the essentials like shipping boxes, shipping tape, labels, permanent markers, bubble wrap and specialty boxes for fragile or large items like your dishes or television.
Prioritize Sanitation and Cleanliness
Sanitation is also an important aspect of avoiding contact with the COVID-19 virus. Keep your work area clean and wiped down with antibacterial wipes or spray as often as possible. This step is crucial for both the packing and unpacking process.
Follow Safety Guidelines for COVID-19
Laws concerning certain COVID related restrictions will vary from state to state and region to region. For this reason, it is best to adhere to the standard guidelines for safety produced by the WHO and CDC. While traveling, keep hand sanitizer within reach, wash your hands as often as possible, limit one on one contact with those outside of your traveling group and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces. It is a good idea to become well acquainted with the specific regulations in the place you are relocating to, as well as in the cities where you will stop in between.
Do You Need a Professional Moving Company? Call National Movers Today
Are you planning a big move during the pandemic? Then let us help you navigate your transition. Contact our professional to discover the many ways that we can help you achieve success. Our specialists can discuss the details one on one and create a customized solution that is sure to fit your unique needs and budget.