The start of 2020 was the marker for a new decade and was accompanied by many investing in new starts for their lives. Whether it is moving to a new home, office location, or warehouse. 2020 was to be the year of fresh starts.
As no one predicted the outcome of the pandemic many individuals find themselves with set move-in dates that they cannot postpone. As this is the case, we have compiled a list of best practices when attempting to move during the pandemic.
Follow CDC Guidelines
The CDC has offered the US population with various guidelines on how to operate during the pandemic. These same guidelines should be implemented in your move. These include staying 6 feet apart from everyone involved during the moving process. Only leaving your home for necessities and periodically washing your hands. You can view the full list of CDCs recommended guidelines on their website.
Prepare with the proper equipment
Ensure you are ready for the move by protecting yourself. Wear a mask while you are exposed to other individuals and work with your moving team to prepare the area to ensure access to hand sanitizer, soap, and additional gloves and masks. Ensure all your packing materials have been pre-sealed and do not use recycled boxes.
Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize
As you are beginning with your move ensure you and your team are washing your hands periodically for 20 seconds or more at a time. Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, eyes, and nose.
Sanitize your items as you are packing them into your boxes. When the move is complete, and you are in your new space make sure you clean all surfaces thoroughly before you begin to unpack.
Prioritize health over everything else
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone that is experiencing symptoms immediately isolate yourself and contact your health provider. Communicate this with your moving team to avoid the risk of transmission.