July 26, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Health And Safety Tips When Moving During The Pandemic

Moving in the middle of a pandemic isn’t something you plan, but sometimes it’s necessary. Perhaps you’re relocating a few hours south of Venice for a job, downsizing to live with relatives, or found a real estate deal you simply can’t pass up. Whatever the case is, your health and safety must remain a priority. Although several things need to get done before, during, and after a move, here are a few more tasks to keep in mind. 

Give Yourself Time

Planning in advance has always been a great moving tip. As there is so much to handle, allotting more time ensures that you can complete the tasks without feeling overwhelmed. During a pandemic, however, there’s another reason you need as much time as possible. From reserving a moving company to having utility services shut on, service providers are spread thin as of late. They have to comply with health and safety regulations during the pandemic, which could result in slower turnaround times and less availability. The further in advance you plan, the easier it will be to get everything you need in a timely manner. 

Select Moving Companies Wisely

While finding a great deal on moving services is ideal, the expense should not come before your health and safety. Now, more than ever, you must be careful about the moving company you hire. Consumers should look for more than availability and great prices if they’re going to remain safe during the pandemic. The priority is to select a company that goes above and beyond to ensure their workers and customers are safe. 

As you find moving companies in your area, ask about their safety procedures amid the pandemic. Do they wear PPE? Do they temperature check employees? More importantly, what happens if a mover gets sick? If these questions cannot be answered thoroughly, then you should look elsewhere for a moving company. 

Be Careful With Recycled Supplies

Typically, grabbing boxes from your office, a restaurant, or even a neighbor would be a great way to save money on a move. In the middle of a pandemic, however, it could put your health at risk. As the coronavirus can live on surfaces for several hours, there’s a possibility that you could expose yourself, your family, and the movers to the virus. It’s best to purchase your own moving supplies. If you prefer to use recycled materials, allow the boxes to remain outdoors for a day or so to kill any virus that may be present before using them. 

Practice Social Distancing

On the day of the move, keep everyone safe by practicing social distancing. Put everything in boxes or moving containers, ensure that it’s properly labeled, and place it in an easily accessible space in the home. Then, move out of the way and allow the experts to do their jobs loading and unloading the moving truck. If you do have to socialize with the movers, ensure that you wear a face mask to protect yourself. 

Sanitize Your New Place

Before unpacking your belongings and getting settled into your new place, ensure you’ve sanitized everything. If you haven’t done this before your moving date, you might want to have your things placed in storage units San Diego (or the city you’re moving to) and stay at a hotel for the night. This would give you an opportunity to wipe down all hard surfaces with household cleaning products to ensure you’re not exposing anyone to the coronavirus. Then, you can have your belongings moved in the next day. While it will cost a bit more, it’s a lot better than putting the lives of your family at risk. 

Whether for a great job opportunity or simply to be closer to loved ones during these uncertain times, moving during a pandemic is a huge undertaking. Although you may not be able to put things off any longer, the moving tips above can take some of the stress and health risks out of relocating in the middle of a national crisis. 

in Health
Related Posts

Santa Monica’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Could Be Coming to Wilshire Blvd

July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021

CPC Compassion inc plans to open on Wilshire blvd in December of 2021 if approved by the planning commission of...

Why Should Youngsters Have All The Fun? 5 Fun-filled Activities To Keep Seniors Engaged

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Lack of confidence, pessimism, gloom, sufferings- old age is often defined with these formidable terms. These terms form an invisible...

Opinion: Reasons Why We Love Venice Beach

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

There are a lot of cool places in the world, but Venice Beach is one of the most unique. You’ll...

Smart Exercise Solutions to Beat the Heat in Style

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

We’ve all missed the great outdoors at some point recently. Everyone knows by now that burning calories whenever and wherever...

Great Hikes and Walks in Venice

March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

In Venice, it is easy to feel so drawn to the beach that you forget about the other natural (and...

Rehabs around Venice Beach

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Venice is certainly known for its riff-raff. There are a lot of people on the beach doing drugs of all...

Five Diseases That Have a Better Prognosis If Caught Early

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Early detection of diseases can be helpful in a number of ways, not the least of which is a possibly...

5 Signs That You Have A Weak Immune System And How To Strengthen It

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Your immune system is the first line of defense when it comes to infections, germs, bacteria, allergies, asthma, and a...

Here Are a Few Things You Can Do to Feel Better About Yourself

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

We tend to be our own worst critic. When it comes to your appearance, no one is more judgmental than...

3 Things To Do When Living in Venice, CA

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

So you’re moving to Venice, CA–there’s much to do and much to see. Luckily since you’re living there, you have...

Top Tips to Creating a Healthier Home Environment

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Between shelter in place orders and fears of spreading the coronavirus, the average American family spends more time in their...

Tips To Handling The Stress of Current Times

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

A global pandemic, civil unrest, political warfare, wildfires, mass unemployment, and millions of lives lost. That’s a lot for the...

3 Ways To Get Your Finances Back In Shape This Year

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Do you have any financial resolutions for this new year? If you do, you’re in the majority. According to a...

5 Fashion Tips for Plus Sized Women

January 3, 2021

January 3, 2021

Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful and deserve to feel confident in how they look. Some styles of...

PIQUE Health Not Your Average Medical Practice

December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

PIQUE Health is the very first comprehensive mens health center in Beverly Hills. With highly personalized treatment plans that fit...