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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.