Moving During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Moving and packing is already a stressful experience under the best of circumstances but moving during a pandemic has created its own set of challenges on top of that. Covid-19 hit us out of seemingly nowhere. It’s an unprecedented experience for Canadians and has made everyday tasks increasingly difficult. Many Canadians are forced to move out of their homes due to their inability to meet rent or mortgage payments.
So, how do you move and still stick to the rules of social distancing? How do you take safety precautions when numerous people are touching your belongings? Do you need to get insured or licensed movers? Do you ask your friends to help you move? Are moving companies even open right now? There are a lot of factors to consider when moving during a pandemic.
What you should know.
Let’s start by establishing that moving companies are considered an essential service in Ontario. Hiring a licensed mover gives you the peace of mind that you won’t have to lift a finger or endure the pains of heavy lifting. It can also help save time as anyone who has done their own DIY move can tell you that it was a lengthy process that ended up taking longer than originally anticipated. It may cost you a bit more to hire insured movers, but it eradicates the stress and workload on yourself. Let’s be real, in these times that means a lot! It also reduces the risks of you and your family members’ exposure to Covid-19. The great thing about licensed and insured movers is that your belongings are insured and in very capable hands. If anything were to happen, you would be covered!
Our plan to move through Covid-19
Now, let’s talk about the extra safety measures and protocols that movers have put in place to combat Covid-19. Most moving company websites have their Covid-19 safety precautions/protocols listed on their website. Our moving trucks and equipment are regularly sanitized, the insured and licensed movers use hand sanitizer throughout the whole process as well as gloves. Unnecessary contact is avoided (shaking hands/high fives) and any employees that exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to a possible Covid-19 carrier are encouraged to quarantine and not come into work. Licensed movers practice social distancing within their team and clients and even offer virtual estimates/consultations.
Moving is part of the circle of life and with the country on lockdown and such high alert, we understand the concerns around uprooting your home and family life. Our licensed and insured movers are here to ease the relocating stress by taking care of any matters that give you additional headaches or worries. As Essex County’s licensed and insured movers were here to help you move anywhere in Canada and the US!
Happy moving and stay safe Canada!