moving during covid-19

Tips for a Safe Move During COVID-19

The last year has been challenging for most of us. Many life changes have happened in the last 12 months that have forced us to find new and inventive ways to get things done. When planning a move during a global pandemic, there are some things you’ll want to consider before going forward. We’ve put together some tips that should help you stay safe during your upcoming move. 


Plan Ahead


Planning ahead is a great way to stay on top of things, no matter when you’re planning to move during COVID-19. Give yourself as much time as possible to plan out your move. There’s nothing worse than a hectic, last minute scramble to get everything done. We recommend giving yourself anywhere from a couple of months up to a year to get yourself organized for a move. There’s no such thing as being too prepared! 


Assess Your Comfort Leve


The last thing you want to do is expose yourself or your family to unsafe situations. It’s important to take some time to assess the risk you’re willing to expose yourself to. If you or your loved ones are imuno-compromised, you may want to consider postponing your move or creating a plan that involves as little outside contact as possible. No matter your circumstances, it’s important to put your safety above all else. 


Maintain Social Distance and Wear a Mask 


When you have movers or helpers in and out of your space, make sure you are keeping six feet between yourself and others as well as keeping a mask on at all times. It may be tempting to want to pitch in and help movers with certain things, but it’s important to keep your distance. There’s always tasks to take on during a move, don’t be afraid to keep your distance and tackle different rooms. 


Clean Thoroughly 


It’s important to make sure to disinfect and sanitize the home you are leaving before vacating for good. This ensures that any movers, inspectors, or new owners can rest assured that the space has been cleaned and is safe to go through. This also applies to your new home as well! Before you settle in, be sure to sanitize everything–especially high traffic areas like bathrooms, entryways, and kitchens. 


Get the Right Help 


When looking for movers or other assistance, it’s important to choose companies who have safety mandates in place. This is for your wellbeing as well as theirs. It’s important to work with teams that take public safety seriously. Do a thorough review of their website–but if you’re unsure, just ask! At Real Pro Movers, we take safety seriously. Your health and wellbeing is our highest priority. 


If you’re moving your household, your business, or your office, we can help! Real Pro Movers is an experienced and professional moving company located in Greater Vancouver. We specialize in residential, commercial, and luxury moving services. With a comprehensive fleet of vehicles and a variety of moving equipment, we have the right tools to get the job done. For more information, please contact us today

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