How Do I Move Safely During COVID-19?

You’ve heard the phrase, “expect the unexpected”, right? In the current state of the world, this could not be more accurate. Across the globe, family, friends and communities are challenged with finding their new normal and adapting their day-to-day lives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this means things are put on hold. For others, this can mean continuing with previously made plans, such as moving.

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Moving is almost always a stressful event, but factor in a global pandemic to the equation and its likely to cause added pressure and confusion. You may be asking yourself, “How do I move during COVID-19?”

Our team at Dependable RELO understands the unique situation you are in. We view safety as a top priority, and that includes the health and well-being of our customers. Our number one goal is to help you and your family transition as safely and seamlessly as possible. To achieve that, we are taking every necessary precaution as outlined by the CDC as well as government officials. Our team members, including drivers and crews, are being updated regularly on health and safety best practices as it pertains to preventing the spread of Coronavirus and putting them into immediate action.

Our promise to be Dependable RELO Dependable means doing our part to keep our customers safe. Here are some of the things you can do to support that cause, and ensure your move goes smoothly:

Get Peace of Mind with Our VIRTUAL Survey – No one in your home!

Traditionally, a Dependable RELO salesperson would set an appointment to come to your home and perform a survey of your goods. We understand that with social distancing measures in place, we must get creative! With our virtual survey solution, you can receive a move estimate from the comfort of your own home, without unnecessary in-person contact. How easy is that? Virtual surveys are performed by a Dependable RELO move expert and can be used for local, long distance and international move estimates.

Using your mobile device or tablet, you will take the Dependable RELO representative on a virtual tour of your home, showing the items that need to be included in the move estimate. We find this option to be just as accurate as a traditional in-home survey. You can also use this opportunity to discuss your questions and concerns.

Our customers find the virtual survey:

  • Easy to Use – A simple technology that anyone can use.
  • Convenient – Schedule a time that works best for your schedule, even weekends and after business hours are available.
  • Safe – During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is of utmost importance. Virtual surveys comply with the CDC recommendations for social distancing.

Let’s Protect Each Other – Hand Washing & Sanitation

We’re going to ask for your help on this one! Our drivers and crew members will be strictly adhering to CDC guidelines on hand washing (at least 20 seconds with warm water and anti-bacterial soap) and sanitization (using sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as the active ingredient) and we ask that our customers do the same. When you help protect our move crews, we can continue to provide essential services to families just like yours across the nation.

Before our crew arrives please take time to disinfect commonly touched areas such as doorknobs and furniture surfaces. Our team will keep to regular hand-washing routines while in customers’ homes as an added layer of caution.

Donate Food & Items to Others in Need

If you’ve visited a local grocery store in the past few weeks, you may have noticed that commonly used items and food are scarce. Our community is relying on generous donations to help those who are not able to visit stores, do not have the means the purchase these goods or simply can’t find them. During this challenging time, it’s important that we do our best to support others to mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19.

While packing, we encourage you to set aside any unwanted household items and non-perishable food for donation. Our movers can donate the food items on behalf on your family through our partner, Move for Hunger.

The Less the Merrier – One Person Oversees the Move

In cases such as these, where the CDC recommends social distancing, it’s better to have one person from your family (at least 18 years of age) designated to supervise the move. Our crews will be able to take direction from that individual while maintaining the recommended 6-foot safe distance. We understand this might be an inconvenience, as the responsibility is assumed by one single person, but we feel it’s best to ensure the safety of your family and our move crews.

 

Just as you prepared for your move safely, we want to ensure you finish your move the same way. Here is an easy reference checklist to complete as soon as you move in.

After Your Move Checklist:

Sanitize your items – Although your items were most likely sanitized before or during packing and loading, we recommend a thorough sanitization of surfaces (try this bleach mixture from the CDC) and frequently used items upon unpacking, as well as, discarding any external packing material as soon as possible.

Disinfect your new home – Using the same bleach mixture as mentioned above, clean and disinfect your new home including bathrooms, tile and floors, kitchen counters and appliances.

Stock not stockpile – Gather essential grocery and household items using delivery options from major retailers like Target, Walmart, Costco and Kroger.

Get connected – Be sure set up internet and cable access as soon as possible to stay up to date with relevant COVID-19 news and let friends and family know you’ve settled in safely. If you are a remote worker, or your employer has mandated a temporary work from home policy, this will be important for you to have.

Take a deep breath – You did it, you successfully relocated during a pandemic. Take some time to unwind and de-stress. You deserve it!

 

Now more than ever, you need a mover you can trust, a mover you can depend on. Dependable RELO is dedicated to supporting our communities and our customers as we all navigate through this unprecedented global event. Contact us today and get the dependable move service you deserve!

 

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