Moving is stressful – there’s no getting around it. But moving during a pandemic? That’s another story. Here’s what you need to know before you pack up and move while maintaining good social distancing.
Moving Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Moving is considered an “essential service” by the federal government, so you’re good to go. However, if you have air travel planned as part of your move, you may want to put the brakes on that and drive instead.
- Asking your movers plenty of questions
- Finding out whether you can donate items
- Pack your own goods
- Stock up on cleaning supplies for your new home
Here’s a closer look at each.
Ask Your Movers Plenty of Questions
You can ask your movers about their COVID-19 protocols, including:
- What kind of PPE do your movers wear?
- Will the truck be cleaned and sanitized before your belongings are packed inside?
- Will hand trucks and moving blankets be cleaned before your move?
- How is the moving company ensuring that workers aren’t sick?
Find Out Whether You Can Donate Items
If you’re decluttering your home in preparation for the big move, you likely want to donate some items to your favorite local charity – but you should call ahead to make sure they’re accepting donations. Worst-case scenario you pack up your belongings and donate them later, when it’s safer to do so.
Pack Your Own Goods
For many people, it makes more sense to pack rather than to wait for movers to do it. While it might be a little more inconvenient, it may also be safer – and you’ll know where your cardboard boxes have been (and who’s handled them).
Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies for Your New Home
Keeep your cleaning supplies out so you can sanitize your new home before you begin unpacking. You can also stock up (if you can find cleaning supplies available, that is) so you’re ready for whatever comes your way in your new place.
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