How to Move Safely During a Pandemic

How to Move Safely During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has disrupted life as usual for many people around the world in a variety of ways. This includes those of you who are planning to move during this pandemic and who may be worried about increased risk and spreading the virus during your move. Rest assured that Deluxe Moving is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all employees and customers. Our COVID-19 policies are our team’s promise to our clients that we are doing whatever we can to help make you feel safe while moving. Since the health and safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority, we wanted to give you some helpful tips and steps that you can take to make your move as safe as possible.

Read Your Moving Companies’ COVID-19 Policies

It is important that you read and understand your moving company’s’ new policies that are put in place to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Reading our COVID-19 policies in advance of your move means you know what to expect from our team and what is expected of you come moving day. Some of the things we are doing to ensure your health and safety include cleaning and sanitizing all areas, regular and thorough handwashing, sanitizing our hands immediately after entering your home, and disinfecting high-contact surfaces. We ask that all homeowners have antibacterial soap and paper towels handy for you and our team to use throughout the move. After reading our full COVID-19 update, please feel free to contact us with any questions. It is always a good idea to make sure you speak directly to your moving company and ask for clarification on anything that you are unsure about. Discussing any safety precautions with your moving company well in advance of your moving date will help you properly prepare for your moving day and help us create a smooth, stress-free moving experience for you.

Do a Deep Clean and Disinfect

Be prepared to do a deep clean and disinfection of your new home before unloading your belongings into it. We recommend that you do this deep clean before you unload any moving containers or trucks and before you have movers entering your home. The Canadian Government cannot verify how long the virus can live on surfaces, however, early evidence suggests that it can live on objects or surfaces somewhere between a few hours to multiple days. For more government-approved cleaning tips and cleaning producers, check out the full update about how to clean and disinfect public spaces during COVID-19. We recommend you use sanitize all of your home’s hard surfaces with products that clean and disinfect all at once. Remember that cleaning surfaces means removing germs while disinfecting is the actual killing of any remaining germs. You want to find a disinfectant cleaning solution that does both simultaneously because simply cleaning while lowering the risk of spreading infection, does not necessarily kill germs. Click here for a full list of government-approved hard-surface cleaners that you should be using to kill the virus, regardless of if you are moving or not.

Have Cleaning Supplies on Hand

Make sure you have your approved hard surface disinfectants and other cleaning supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and hand soap, at the ready before, during, and after your move. Having these items on hand will allow you to keep your home organized and clean throughout your move because you can quickly jump into action and disinfect any of your surfaces and belongings. This is especially important for those high-contact surfaces in your home including doorknobs, drawer handles, countertops, and the bottles or containers holding your actual cleaning supplies. The ability to constantly clean and disinfect will grant you back some sense of control if you are anxious about moving during this pandemic. If your new home has softer surfaces like carpets, we recommend getting them professionally cleaned and sanitized before your move.

Help Your Movers Stay Safe

While we do our part to keep you and your family healthy, please make sure you return the favour for our safety as well. We know it may be hard for some of you but remember to stay physically distant from our team during your move. You do not need to help us lift, carry, or pack anything – trust us to get the job done without asking you to get too close. We ask that you try to limit, within reason, the number of family members you have involved on moving day just to make sure we have enough space to move around your home while still maintaining the required distance. Try to touch as little as possible if you are present during the move and disinfect the things you do touch. We ask that you leave doors, cabinets, closets, and any other necessary space open for our crew so no one needs to touch any high-contact surfaces throughout the day. Remember to give our crew plenty of clearance and space into your home so that we get in and out with ease. With your understanding and cooperation, our team of moving experts can still provide you with the highest standards of moving services and make your move safe and as stress-free as possible!

We hope these tips help ease any worries you have about moving during COVID-19. Please never hesitate to contact our team so we can help answer any additional questions or concerns. Choose Deluxe Moving & Storage for your next move to ensure a safe and healthy moving experience for you and your loved ones. Learn more about our moving services and packing services that will give you peace of mind when moving. To start your stress-free moving process, give us a call at 519-212-3023, send us a message at, or fill out our FREE, no-obligation quote form. We can help make your move easier and safer, leave the work to us!

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