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8 Tips for Safe Moving During COVID

The commercial moving industry, along with the rest of the world, has changed drastically due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to update and take safety protocols and procedures seriously so you can move with minimal risks. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and healthy during your next move. 

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Request Virtual Quotes

Sign up for a virtual quote to get started with the moving process while avoiding unnecessary in-person contact. You can submit a video survey that allows the move team to plan your move and make an accurate assessment of the cost. All communication can be done without us ever taking a step in your building.

 

Practice CDC Recommended Safety Protcols 

Most of the CDC’s recommended protocols are well known, but it’s still necessary to stress the importance of following them. Make sure all on-site employees are washing their hands frequently, wearing a mask, avoid touching their faces, and staying six feet apart at all times. It’s also a good practice to ask each vendor what their contract tracing/notification policy is if they learn of COVID positive employees.  

 

Schedule During Off Hours

One helpful way to limit interpersonal exposure in your building is to schedule your move during off hours. The fewer people in the building during the move, the lower the odds of someone getting sick. This will also make the moving process easier and more seamless for all parties. 

 

Limit Staff Overseeing The Move

While it’s important to have people oversee the move in-person, it’s best to keep the number of people low; 1-2 company representatives. You can communicate the day-of move via Zoom, Facetime, text, or email.

 

Allow Movers To Pack

With most staff working remotely, it’s more productive and safer to allow your movers to provide packing servicesto packyour offices, common areas, and IT equipment. However, if there are personal items employees need to gather beforehand, organize a schedule for them to come to the office in shifts to maintain social distancing.

 

Storage & Box Usage

Crates are helpful to use when packing and typically rented by your moving company. If you plan to use storage temporarily, ask about sanitation services following the removal and return. However, consider using one-time use boxes if you don’t plan to store, and this way there is no rush to unpacking and avoids any unnecessary cross-contamination.

 

Disinfect Pre and Post-Move

Disinfecting surfaces is a great way to further prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria. The CDC recommends diluted household bleach solutions for the most effective way to scrub away any harmful germs. Make sure to disinfect both before and after the move for optimal safety.

 

Replace Air Filters

It’s typically recommended by building management to replace your new office’s air filters prior to move-in. Install HEPA air filters or UV lights to ensure clean are is circulated where employees will be working.

 

Contact Us

It’s important for you and your team to feel safe, especially during transitions during this time. These moving tips have been helpful to many clients, and you can learn about more services and additional resources to move and return back safely to your office space with Office Movers Express.

 

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Customer Reviews

Theresa P. March 2021

OU Advocacy Center
"I wanted to share my utmost gratitude for DK and his team members who adhered to my every request. He consistently checked in with me to make sure the office furniture was in the proper place and if not, he and his team immediately repositioned the item. Their professionalism and attentiveness is to be commended. They made sure everything was in place and cleaned from both the move out location to the new location. Thank you so much!"

Kyle A. March 2021

Smithsonian Institution
"Your guys were great! We had no problems or concerns and will absolutely be giving you another call for future needs."

Candance G. February 2021

Aren't Fox
"The move was great because of the great team you sent over. They were very pleasant, professional, as well as very patient. They wound up having to stay longer than anticipated and move things around, and they never blinked. Thanks again. Looking forward to working with OMX again."

Stephanie C. February 2021

Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
"Our moving experience with Office Movers Express couldn’t have been better. From the beginning when I contacted you, to when you sent the quote and confirmed the move, it has been positive. The staff at OMX even reached-out to me when bad weather was expected and suggested moving the crate drop-off day. It made a difference! The actual move started at exactly the pre-arranged time and the movers couldn’t have been more pleasant, helpful, efficient and courteous. They all knew what they were doing, and I never once had to interfere. I would definitely suggest OMX."

Judy M. January 2021

Aetna
“The movers were excellent, they even cleaned every desk before they left which we’re especially grateful for during the pandemic. They are setting the bar pretty high for all other vendors.”

John B. December 2020

Zenetex
"Fort Meade is a very difficult environment if you are not familiar with it. Your team got through a very serious security process much faster than crews of a smaller size were getting through because of how well the instructions the guard gave them were being followed. Nothing about our move was easy but your team rose to the occasion to make it look like it was. They approached the job with complete professionalism and tireless dedication from the time they arrived to the very end. We simply can't say thank you enough."

Cindy C. December 2020

Shearman & Sterling
"The crew they sent over same-day were terrific – very professional and organized. The job got handled a lot faster than I thought and I got to head home sooner than expected!”

Leika U. October 2020

Rider Levett Bucknall
"The team that came out was extremely professional and FAST! We really appreciated all the communication they had with us - from taking apart furniture and making sure we were happy with the way things were done, to the placement of the furniture at the new location. At the end of the move they walked through the entire space to make sure all their materials were picked up and we were satisfied with everything. The services each and every one of the team members provided was beyond what we had expected. We appreciate everything and will definitely recommend OMX!"

Theresa C. October 2020

Air Force D.C.
"The crew you sent were very professional, accommodating and quick. Thank you for being so flexible with our many changes to this process. You guys made what is normally a stressful event so easy and pleasant."

Mark M. October 2020

U.S. Dept of Defense
"I cannot tell you how helpful your team was and how critical it was to get this job done quickly. Hats off to your team. They were very, very professional."
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