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Top 5 tips on moving during coronavirus

AP Pro Moving is a company that helps people move all over Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. They shared some tips on moving during these harsh times, so people who need local moving quotes could understand what services to search for and what their money guarantees.

We already left behind 2 months of a pandemic that has changed many of our habits, plans and views. However, life goes on. So, whether you plan to look for a Falls Church Moving Company, such as AP Pro Moving, or a moving company in the area around, you should look into these tips for a better experience.

1.Be sure you are in good health when you decide to move. Choose someone in your area

Even if you had plans to move for a long period, but suddenly you get a fever and feel sick, your health is more important than any plans. When you decide to take the final step and move, make sure you are in good health, with no cough, fever or other symptoms of infection. Also, it is better if you move after a period of isolation, just to make sure you haven’t contacted somebody who is carrying the virus.

You plan on moving to Virginia? Stop Googling “long distance moving companies near me”, search for moving services in Virginia. It’s that simple. Even if other moving companies have cheaper prices, the longer the distance, the more complicated everything becomes. It is much easier to respect the recommendations from the health experts during short movings, on short distances.

2.Make your research online and get a virtual moving quote

Less in-person contact is a vital step in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Look for your moving team online, they should have nice websites, clear services, a price range and a possibility to get a virtual moving quote, which will make it clear how much you will spend in your exact situation, as the price range can be quite large. Virtual survey gives an alternative to the traditional in-person moving estimate allowing you to walk an estimator through your home remotely using your mobile device and a video connection (via skype, zoom or whatever you are comfortable with).

3.Make sure the people who are helping are safe

Of course, they will have masks and gloves. But just to make it better, you should organize free access to a bathroom with water, soap, paper napkins and preferably a disinfectant. Also, provide disinfectant wipes for doorknobs and light switches in the restroom and near entryways.

4.Pack your things carefully, in closed disposable boxes and washable packages

Clean and sanitize everything before packing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides general recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection of households:

  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics with “household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.”
  • Pay close attention to the safety instructions when using cleaning and sanitizing products. For example, never mix bleach with ammonia or any other cleaner; wear rubber gloves and other protective wear, if indicated; increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to allow in fresh air.

Finally, pack everything in special boxes and washable packages. It will make it easier to take your things out (and clean them again, but in the new house).

5.Use only specialized transport

Of course, this is the best option. Public transport is not good even for you, now. A good moving company will make sure to sanitize the transport means, will hire only healthy people for driving and cleaning and will respect the recommendations, even if it is more expensive for them.

Have a nice experience and stay safe!