Moving Out during COVID-19?

Here are some quick tips

The novel coronavirus has put a big stop on all 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 can not be avoided, like shifting or moving your house. Moving can not 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 any other 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. However, the government has exempted the logistics and transport department due to which a number of moving companies are still operating. And we are glad to inform, that Melbourne removalists are subsequently following all safety measures and guidelines and simultaneously moving the number of households and professional local and interstate.

What safety measures are moving companies in Melbourne 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 part and these points include:

  • Following social distancing norms
  • Frequently Sanitizing
  • Using personal protection gear like masks and hand gloves
  • Providing on-screen, or virtual quotes to our clients
  • Time to time screening of all our moving team members
  • Discussing and planning through phone calls only
  • Limiting the number of movers per move
  • Keeping trucks and vans stocked with sanitizers and protection gears
  • Disinfecting the tools and equipment regularly
  • Using fresh packaging supplies for each move

Why is backup important?

When moving with removalists in Melbourne, 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 traveling long- distances. Many of the borders of different states have been closed, and no one can actually tell, how long will it take for 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 suit whenever you go out
  • Make sure to frequently clean your house
  • Carefully drop off keys
  • Safely collect your security deposit
  • When you reach, 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. But seeing the risk of coronavirus, it’s advised not to borrow the old boxes. Now is 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 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 removalists in Melbourne, a thorough discussion prior to the move is important. Ask and clear your doubts regarding the safety steps taken by your removalists in Melbourne. This is a vital step because this will help you to find a mover from the many options available.

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 hygienic products. Even if you know that your removalists in Melbourne are coming with personal protection gears, still add up a few extra hygienic 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 needs 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 all professional moving companies in Melbourne, which sets a deadline prior to which you can cancel your move without any loss. At any time if you feel like cancelling, we would suggest that 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 in Melbourne to help you move, do not take social distancing lightly. Keep a distance of 6 meters, 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 you have reached safely. 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 then only, place. Make sure you are following the guidelines devotedly. There should not be a single second where you takeit lightly. After the thorough cleaning of each and every corner, take a bath and wash off your masks and cloths.

Make sure you follow these tips dedicatedly, and for any query related to furniture removals services, you can contact us

We are still operating and following the safety guidelines sincerely.

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