Moving has always been a process, even before the pandemic. Now, there are more things to worry about than ever before. Not only is moving a huge life change, but we have to rethink the way we prepare for and follow through with our move. Nobody wants to feel like they have to compromise the health or safety of themselves and their loved ones for a move, which is why we should take every precaution we can to keep ourselves and those around us safe. 

Because health should be our first priority right now, here are some important moving tips to help you make the transition during COVID-19. 

Plan Ahead

The most important thing you can do to prepare for your move is to plan ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute to ask questions, do some research, organize your belongings, and purchase sanitizing supplies. As soon as you decide you’re going to move, start taking steps to ensure your safety. 

Decide how you want to move. Are you using a moving company or moving alone? Do you want to use contactless options? If you decide to hire a moving company, call and ask about their COVID-19 procedures and check their website for any important updates. The more information you can accrue about moving day, the better.

It’s especially important for your belongings to be completely packed, and tightly, when your movers come to pick up your stuff. Experts suggest you finish packing at least 24 hours before your scheduled move to ensure there are no living viruses on your boxes. Planning ahead of your move will help you prepare and follow important moving tips like this. 

Minimize Contact

According to the CDC, social distancing is the most effective way of slowing the spread of COVID-19. On moving day, ensure social distancing practices by wearing masks, regularly washing your hands, and maintaining six feet of distance from others. This will benefit both yourself and your movers as you work together on moving day. 

There are also several great contactless moving options available if you don’t want to run the risk of having movers in your home. PODS offers portable moving containers that you can fill up without coming into contact with anyone else. They will come pick them up and transport them anywhere around the country. You don’t even have to be there to see them off.

Pack with New Boxes

While finding used boxes for free is usually an excellent way to save some money during a big move, now you should be purchasing new ones to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can purchase packs of these from retailers like Amazon or home improvement stores like Home Depot without worrying about live germs living on your boxes as you pack. You can even have them delivered to your front door.

To go a step further, disinfect your old home and belongings as you pack. Use disinfectant wipes and sprays to kill germs, and make sure all belongings are tightly secured within your boxes.

Moving during COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health or threaten the safety of your loved ones or movers. Follow these three moving tips to prepare for your move to your new home at Uptown Fullerton!