How to pack for a move and Moving Guide During COVID-19

by | May 7, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic something the world has never seen before. There are constant questions in people’s minds as to how to protect themselves and each other from this deadly virus. With the crisis getting worse, moving may be the last thing that comes to your mind. Though the pandemic, for now, has put all the plans on hold, some things can’t be avoided. If you plan to move during the epidemic, we have suggested some of the ways to move without coming into contact with other people.

For doing so, you will need a professional moving company as they will conduct a local contactless move and are the safest option right now. Given below are some tips that will assist you with your moving process during Covid-19.

1. Be considerate about Health & Safety

Before you take the big decision to move during this time, it is vital that you consider your family’s health and safety. Ask yourself a question. Is it necessary to take a big step now? While moving, will you and your family be at risk? If you still want to move, then our packer and mover company is the one you should choose as we believe in health and safety first. But if you are having any second thoughts, then don’t go through with it now.

2. Collect Safety Supplies

While you are preparing to move, make sure that you and your family have an adequate supply of proper Covid-19 safety supplies. Here is the list of must-have safety supplies. However, the list can vary on what makes you feel safe.

a. Gloves

b. Disinfectant Wipes

c. Disinfectant Spray

d. Hand Sanitizer

e. Face Masks

f. First Aid Kit

3. Sanitize Stuff

As per the reports of the Harvard Medical School, the corona virus can stay up on different surfaces for a different period. The report stated that Covid-19 could stay up to 4 hours on copper,2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel, and on cardboard for 24hours.

With the reports stating this, it is vital that you sanitize all your items before you pack them up for moving. For ensuring you have a clean and sanitized home follows the guidelines given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A shortlist of frequently used items that need to be sanitized are-

a. Computer/Keyboards/Mouse

b. Cell phones/Tablets

c. Telephone

d. Dishes/Utensils

e. Bathroom Supplies

f. Couches/Chairs/Tables

Packing your personal items

Once you are done with sanitization work, it is time to start packing for your move. You might have done this before, but it is more complicated now. Loose items are best packed in stackable containers or boxes. If this seems overwhelming, packer and mover services have got a definite way of packing efficiently and safely.

Pack the big items.

Movers can wrap the furniture and big items with pads and stretch wrap so when they load them in the moving vehicle they are snug and will not shift during the move. Worried about how to pack special, oversized and fragile household items? Our movers can take care of it for you. They can protect your belongings with good packing materials and wrap it properly with a blanket to secure it during the move.

Fill every space

In the end, your items will be stacked to the ceiling of the shipping container. This will ensure that your things don’t fall apart and get damaged. After filling up, if the movers find any empty spaces, they will fill them up with blankets, pillows, or cushions.

Use Straps

Movers will secure your furniture and boxes with straps. This will help them keep secured during transport.The straps would keep your stuff from falling.

Secure and Ship

While our drivers load or unload your stuff, keep your distance, and maintain social distancing protocols.

Unpack at Your New Home

Take your time while unpacking and thoroughly clean all your furniture and belongings. Also, make sure that all the packing materials are disposed of properly. If you have any queries regarding the disposal recycling of the shipping boxes for other packing materials, contact your local government agency.

Be a smart when moving during the pandemic, and follow all the pandemic rules. Maintain social distancing and follow the sanitization requirements during the move.

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