From the first time we learned about COVID-19 to today—when it has spread and brought the world to its knees—our everyday lives have changed drastically.
The only thing we know for sure these days is that the entire country needs to come together to stop the spread of the pandemic.
And while many non-essential services have been shut down, sometimes, circumstances make things unavoidable—such as a signed lease or a moving agreement. Some people just can’t afford to stay put, because then they wouldn’t have a place to stay.
If you’re someone who has closed a deal on your new home and your mortgage has been paid off, you need to take extra precautions while moving during COVID-19.
The following tips will help keep you and your family safe from getting infected by novel coronavirus:
Consider Packing Things Yourself
Under normal circumstances, most people would consider opting for a packing service alongside a moving service. But since we’re living in extraordinary times, it’s important to be careful with all the choices we make.
Packing by yourself will lessen the chances of your belongings getting contaminated by an outsider. Since we have to limit physical interactions with people who do not live with us, this is the best way forward.
Moreover, if you’ve acquired packing supplies from your moving company, you should disinfect everything before wrapping your belongings with these supplies.
Ensure That The Moving Truck Is Disinfected
It’s crucial to ensure that the moving truck has been thoroughly disinfected before any of your moving boxes are placed in it.
It would be best if you also made sure that the movers are taking all the precautionary measures possible to keep you and your family protected. Except for the loading and unloading process, tell them to minimize contact with the boxes.
Deep Clean Your New Home
Once you arrive at your new home, you need to perform a deep clean of the whole place before the boxes and furniture can be brought in. You need to clean and disinfect all the surfaces according to the disinfecting guidelines provided by the Government of Canada.
If you are taking the risk of moving during a pandemic, you need to take every safety precaution possible to keep yourself safe from the virus.
Here at Wiebe’s Moving & Storage, we’re trying our best to keep our customers safe and secure during these trying times. You can contact us on our toll-free number, 1-888-329-8899, to learn more details about our emergency moving services, packing supplies, and cross-country moving in Winnipeg. Visit our website for more packages!