Moving houses is one of the most stressful challenges almost everyone has to go through in their life. And as if it wasn't already hard and tedious, the current COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more difficult to deal with. Since this is a hard time for everyone, a lot of people have been able to push back moving houses for a while, or even cancel it, putting their and their loved ones' health before all. But what if you're not as lucky? Staying healthy and safe during a pandemic is hard enough during everyday life, but these three tips will ensure your family's safety when moving during these tough times.
1. Masks, masks and more masks
You may know how important it is to wear a mask during the pandemic, but don't forget to protect yourself when you're caught up in the moving process. The world's health organizations state that masks are highly helpful in reducing your risk of contracting the virus. Covering your mouth and nose masks help curb a sneeze, a cough droplet, and even the vapours from speaking and breathing. You'll likely be giving a lot of frenzied orders and exasperated huffs while moving, so masks become more important than ever. Just make sure that you and your family aren't the only ones protected. If your removal workers aren't willing to wear masks while interacting with you, it may be time to choose another company.
2. Stock up on those disinfectants
From hand sanitizers to antiviral wet wipes, disinfectants are a much-needed essential when you're moving during the pandemic. Since you, your family, and your removalists will constantly be touching items and packing boxes, it's important to clean your hands as often as possible. Handy disinfectants mean you don't need to take breaks to wash your hands at a sink. They also dry quickly, so you won't need to worry about getting your packing boxes wet.
3. Disinfect your boxes too
Remember that the COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces too, spreading just as easily as it does through sneezes and coughs. If your removalists are infected and they happen to transfer the virus to your packing boxes, you and your family could become infected the moment you unpack. That's why it's a good idea to give your packing boxes a spray with disinfectant when they're unloaded at your new home. Alternatively, leave them for a few days before unpacking to ensure any trace of the virus is dead.
If you need help with moving, contact a removalist in your area.