Choosing a Moving Company During Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19): Your Guide to Staying Safe During a Move
Published on: 23 March, 2020
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Moving, even in the best of times, can be difficult. Moving during the coronavirus pandemic makes things even harder. However, countless people were already in the process of planning a move or moving when this virus began to spread. If you have to move, it may be difficult to self-quarantine in the location where you are currently living. Of course, this makes many worried about just how safe it could be to move during this pandemic. After all, we all want to keep ourselves and families safe and to make sure that there is minimal risk of spreading the virus. Fortunately, Metropolitan Movers is prepared to provide the services you need when you need them, while maintaining safe procedures for our customers as well as to all of our employees.
Handwashing for Everyone
The employees who will be moving your items understand the dangers that the coronavirus presents and have been instructed in the proper sanitation methods and protocol that needs to be followed. This includes frequent and proper washing of the hands with soap, sanitation of the items, and the surfaces that are being touched and making sure that they stay home if they are feeling ill. This helps to protect our customers, as well as our employees. We want to make sure everyone is safe, and we realize that we are all in this together.
We would also advise our customers to take the same types of precautions in their lives during this time. Maintaining a safe distance from people, including the movers, helps to limit the potential spread of the virus. Even if you are feeling well and the movers are feeling well, it’s best to follow the protocols outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Get Your Quotes Online
It is possible to get instant online quotes for the move by providing some simple information through the website. Supply your name, phone number, email, where you are moving from and to and you can receive a fast quote online. You can also call if you have questions about the services offered, how the company is dealing with the coronavirus, and other precautions that can be taken. To get in touch with Metropolitan Movers, you can call (888) 587-5687 on weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM, and weekends from 9AM to 7PM.
What Can You Do?
If you have to move at this time, you still need to adhere to the PHAC guidelines, along with any federal, provincial, local requirements or restrictions and requirements that might be put into place in the coming days and weeks. However, there are still plenty of things that you can do to get ready for the move and to remain healthy.
Moving requires a lot of preparation and work in the house. Many people are staying at home as much as possible, and instead of streaming Netflix or scrolling through social media, you can use time available to start packing up all of your items to get them ready for the move. While it might not be the ideal way that you want to spend your time, it will help you to keep your mind off Covid-19 and the potential effects that it may have.
Many people are wisely avoiding going out to stores during this time, but they still need to have their moving supplies. We can provide the moving supplies that you need during this time, and getting them through us can help to limit your exposure to others.
We offer a range of other services, as well, including taking care of the packing if you do not want to do it on your own. Also, we can move large and special items if needed.
If you have questions about the move, or if you want to know more about how we are working to ensure safety for you and our workers during this time, get in touch. We will provide you with a quote, and connect you to your assigned moving team who will help you move during this inconvenient time.
Keep Yourself and Your Loved Ones Healthy
If you do have to go out during your moving service, which is likely, it’s important to make sure that you are as safe as possible. Make sure that you and the family are washing your hands often and that you limit your contact with other people. Keep a distance from the people that you do have to interact with, and make sure that you have plenty of food, water, and other necessities in the house where you are currently living as mentioned in this article.
Finding all of the goods that you need right now can be difficult, as many store shelves are empty. Get there early in the morning to get what you need, but don’t buy more than needed. Research the new area where you will be living, as well, so you know where the stores are, where the hospitals are located, and where all of the essentials are.
Now, more than ever, you need to plan for your move to make it as simple and as seamless as possible. It’s more difficult to move now than it was previously, but it is still possible.
The coronavirus is changing the way the world operates, and we know that it can be a very frightening time for many. However, we also understand that some aspects of life, including moving when you have no other choice, needs to go on. We are committed to providing you with the help you need in the move, and to make sure that we follow all of the proper procedures regarding the virus.