COVID-19 has gotten in the way of many parts of our daily lives and planned activities. Moving is something that may still need to happen regardless of this virus. Leases end, job relocating is something that still happens, and your home may have been on the market way before this all started. There are some steps to take to keep you and your moving company safe during this tough time.
Disinfecting vs. Cleaning
According to the CDC, the Coronavirus is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets when people are within 6 feet. That is why there has been such tremendous stress on social distancing, and it can help limit the further spread of the virus.
Besides practicing social distancing, the CDC also advises frequent handwashing and meticulous cleaning and disinfecting possible contaminated areas. What are the differences between disinfecting and cleaning? Pretty much, cleaning includes getting germs off of a surface; disinfecting includes killing any bacteria that settle on the surface. It is crucial to not only clean frequently touched surfaces but also to make sure you sanitize them.
Discuss Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company
Excellent communication is a necessary part of proper preparation. Before moving day is around the corner, make sure that you and your moving company are on the same page when it comes to safety precautions.
- Are your movers encouraged to follow social distancing to the highest degree possible?
- What kind of PPE will they be using? Will they be wearing gloves and masks?
- Does the entire crew of movers recognize the importance of proper hygiene? Do they plan to follow regular handwashing during the day?
It’s vital to make your expectations clear before the packing and moving crew is there to get started.
Leave Any Doors or Closets Open While Movers Are There
COVID-19 can live on surfaces for some time, anywhere from between a couple hours to a few days, depending on what the material or surface is. Make sure to eradicate the need for your team of movers to touch high-contact surfaces, such as doors. Leave as many drawers, cabinets, doors, and closets open as you can and remember to give the moving crew lots of room as they go in and out of your house. After they leave, still be sure to disinfect anything you feel is necessary. We want to make this a safe process for you!
Contact MacDonald Moving Services
MacDonald Moving Services is dedicated to providing a safe move for you during this time. Our professionals are prepared and trained to keep you and your belongings in good hands. Contact us to learn more. Give us a call or fill out our contact form for more information.