I’m moving to a new home. Are there any recommendations for how to do so safely?
Even with stay-at-home orders in place, people are continuing to move either out of choice or necessity.
The American Moving and Storage Association published guidance for consumers using professional movers based in large part on recommendations from the World Health Organization. Among the association’s recommendations:
- Take advantage of technology to obtain a virtual estimate for your move.
- Check to see whether the movers will be using hand sanitizer, gloves and masks during the move.
- Avoid handshakes.
- Make soap and paper towels available for hand washing.
- Open windows and doors whenever possible to make sure the venue is well ventilated.
A state-by-state list of moving regulations and registered companies is available at the State Movers Association website.
For additional COVID-19 moving tips and resources, see our article on Porchlight.