Moving Out during COVID-19? Here are some quick tips.
The novel coronavirus has put a big stop on the economic as well as individual activities. We all have been asked to stay inside our homes. We all are facing difficulties on the fronts of our professional lives. But there are a few things that cannot be avoided, like shifting or moving your house.
Moving cannot always wait, and if it’s urgent and unavoidable, you better seek guidance on how you and your family can safely move during this pandemic. Of course, we have to deal with it, there isn’t an option.
But one thing we can surely do is, to follow the guidelines and social distancing norms to avoid the risk of getting infected during the process.
In Australia, a lot of interstate borders have been shut down seeing the risk of the spread. But the government has exempted the logistics and transport department and so there are a number of professional movers who are still operating.
And we are glad to tell, that we are subsequently following all safety measures and guidelines simultaneously moving the number of households and professional local and interstate.
What safety measures are we taking while providing our services?
We have set some serious protocols to protect our movers and clients during the move. We are taking the social distancing norms very seriously on our parts. These include-
- Following social distancing norms
- Frequently Sanitizing
- Using personal protection instruments like masks and hand gloves
- Proving on-screen, or virtual quotes to our clients
- Time to time tests of all our moving team members.
- Discussing and planning on phone calls only
- Limiting the number of movers per move
- Keeping trucks and vans stocked with sanitizers and protection wears
- Disinfecting the tools and equipment regularly
- Using the fresh packaging supplies for each move.
Why backup is important?
When moving with professional movers, you should definitely have a backup plan, which is a storage house. A storage house if booked in advance can save you from any uncertain policy changes when you are moving long- distances. Many of the borders of different states have been closed, and no one actually can tell, how long will it take everything to get stable again. So its always better to have a backup for long moves.
If for any reason your belongings get stuck, you should have convenient access to a nearby storage house where you can store your belonging until the situation gets better.
Moving by yourself?
Here are some quick tips to move safely.
- Use only fresh packing supplies, avoid borrowing
- Have extra pairs of masks, hand gloves, and a few hand sanitizers.
- Do all the necessary shopping at one go.
- Wear personal protective surgical whenever you go out.
- Make sure to frequently clean your house.
- Carefully drop off keys
- Safely collect your security deposit
- When reached, clean the whole house with disinfectant.
Why is it advised to use new packaging material?
It’s always beneficial to pick up the old recycled cardboard boxes from wherever possible. Bu seeing the risk of coronavirus, it’s advised not to borrow the old boxes. Now is just not the right time for that. Coronavirus can stay on the board for as long as 24 hours, and you cannot be risking your life just for a little money.
So go straight up to the market and purchase some fresh new packing boxes and wrapping sheet to protect yourself and your family.
Make sure to pack all your belongings at least 24 hours before your movers arrive.
Moving with professional movers?
Here are some quick tips to move safely.
Ask your movers
To be on the same page with your movers, a thorough discussion prior to the move is important. Ask and clear your doubts regarding the safety steps taken by your movers. This is a vital step because this will help you to choose your movers among the many options.
Clean by yourself
To mitigate the risk, it’s important to take the cleaning in your hands rather than hiring a professional cleaning team. You can protect the virus from spreading if you try and cut the numbers of outsiders from coming into your house as much as possible.
Sanitize your belongings and clean your appliances and furniture with disinfectant.
Prepare for extra hygiene products
Even if you know that your movers are coming already with personal protection wears, still add up a few extra hygiene products to your preparation. Provide for a hand sanitizer at the doorstep and make sure that all of them are frequently using it while doing their job.
Also, prepare for some extra masks and gloves just in case anyone of them would need it.
Cancel your move on time
If you want to cancel your move, make sure to cancel it on time because there is a time limit given on terms and conditions of every professional moving company, which sets as a deadline prior to which you can cancel your move without any loss.
At any time if you feel like canceling, we would suggest you don’t delay and take the step as soon as possible. Hire only a moving company which gives a certain guideline specifying this particular section.
Maintain social distancing
Even if you have limited the number of movers to help you move, do not take social distancing lightly. Make a distance of 6 meters long, with anyone who comes to your house. Social distancing and sanitizing need to be upheld throughout the process, until you get unpacked and relocated.
Clean your house thoroughly after relocation
After getting relocated, one should not deem as s/he has reached safely. Basically that’s not enough. You have to completely clean your new place. We would suggest you open your belongings by yourself and clean as you place them. Disinfect the new place thoroughly if someone has moved out of the place before you moved in.
Clean each and every item, sanitize it and disinfect it than only, place. Make sure you are following the guidelines devotedly. There should not be even a single second where you would be taking it lightly.
After the thorough cleaning of each and every corner, take a bath and wash off your masks and cloths.
We are still operating and following the safety guidelines seriously and sincerely.