Coronavirus took a heavy toll on our lives and our plans. If the pandemic caught you off-guard in the midst of moving house, are you faced with the dilemma – whether to set everything aside until the dust settles or take the risk? Although the government does not recommend relocating while COVID-19 is raging outside, you can actually do whatever you think fit. So, if your new house is all ready for you and you do not wish to pay two rents at the same time, it makes sense to take a chance and move. We prepared a few tips on home moving during the Coronavirus that will help you minimize the risk.
Weigh All the Pros and Cons
Before you make a decision on whether to move or not, you should take a look at the government advice on that matter. In a nutshell, the authorities urge all the parties to be thoughtful and reasonable. If you have the symptoms of the disease, you should definitely postpone the move. In the end, household removals always involve interaction with other people. If you don’t observe the basic preventive measures, you put not only yours but also people’s health at risk.
If possible, try to reach an amicable agreement with your landlord on the new move-in dates. We are all in the same boat and the other side of the contract is likely to meet you halfway. Nevertheless, if for any reason you cannot reschedule the move, it is in your hands to make it safe.
Pack Your Things Single-Handedly
It is natural to call our friends and family for help when we pack our stuff. These days, however, we have to adopt new rules on home moving during the Coronavirus outbreak. For the sake of your (and your friends ’) health, it’s best to do everything on your own. It will surely take more time but that’s the price you have to pay for your well-being.
If you originally arranged 2-3 days to pack everything up with help from outside, you will have to adjust your plans. Start sorting out your things 4-5 days before the D-Day and you should be done before your removals company arrives.
Keep It Clean
Scientists have found that Coronavirus can live for hours in air particles and dust. Even if your home seems as clean as a new pin, this does not mean that you are completely safe. You might bring the virus from the street. It can easily stick to your carpet or sofa and lie in wait till it can get into your body. When you move furniture, pack clothes, put children's toys in boxes, i.e. fiddle with things that draw dust like a magnet, you should be extremely careful. Be sure to wash your clothes and bedding before bundling it up. If you have an opportunity to steam clean your upholstery, do it. Do not forget to wear a mask during the whole packaging process as well as wipe dust every 30-60 minutes. On top of that, it makes sense to keep the windows open, unless it is windy outside.
It is also known that the virus can cling onto solid surfaces and reside there for up to 3 days. Therefore, stock up on disinfectants and thoroughly wipe all your household appliances, furniture, decor items, etc. made of metal and plastic. Last but not least, wash your hands every 30 minutes and use rubber gloves.
Shop for Packing Supplies Online
You will definitely need cardboard boxes, lots of boxes, to pack your belongings. Normally, you can get them for free from shopping centres or electronics shops. However, this time around, going outside to hunt down free boxes is not worth it. Luckily, you can buy everything online, including packing paper, duct tape, and the king of all moving supplies, bubble wrap. Stay safe in the confines of your house while someone else will take care of delivering essential packing materials right to your doorstep. Fewer contacts with people – more chances to survive the pandemic without any harm to your health.
Hire the Right Home Removals Company
Don’t be afraid to ask the removals company you are going to hire what it does to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Does it provide its employees with masks and sanitizers? Does it make sure the staff fells well? You shouldn’t entrust your home removal to companies that are careless about the health of their customers.
1 Van 1 Man Ensures Safe Home Moving During the Coronavirus
If you require home removal in York, 1 Van 1 Man is a company you can rely on. In the time of hardship, our clients’ well-being is our top priority. Therefore, we go the extra mile to make moving house during a pandemic stress-free and safe.
All our employees undergo examination before we set them off on a home moving mission. We want to make sure they have no fever, cough, and other symptoms of Coronavirus. Those who feel sick stay at home without exceptions.
We carefully follow the government guidance on home moving during the Coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, we provide our removers with protective masks and sanitizers. We instruct them to use antiseptics as often as possible since washing hands with soap is often off the table during house moving. We also encourage our employees to keep the distance of two metres (6 feet) from each other and customers whenever doable.
If you would like us to carry out any additional precautions measures, let us know in advance and we will do our best to satisfy your request.
Let 1 Van 1 Man Take Care of Your House Removals
Despite hard times for our country and the rest of the world, here, at 1 Van 1 Man, we don’t stop working. If you cannot postpone your move to a later date, we will gladly lend you our helping hand. As always, our service remains affordable, client-oriented, and hassle-free.
Call us at 01904 390 906 or 07572282699 to find out what we can do for you and how you can book us. You can also contact us at [email protected] at any convenient time.
1 Van 1 Man is your trustworthy home removals service in York. We do our job in a swift, thoughtful, and professional manner. Let us take the stress out of house moving.