Tips on Moving and Storage Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic in Alexandria, VA & Surrounding Areas
New challenges have come to our communities and businesses with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With safe practices such as social distancing, and staying at home happening, many operations such as residential and commercial moves must go on despite the challenges. Here are a few tips from Fitzgerald Commercial Movers in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC on how to protect your employees and our movers during this trying time.
- Keep your Appointment - You’ve been planning this move for months. The movers have been chosen, the date set, and the budget fixed, but the normal moving and storage services have become complicated by the coronavirus outbreak. If you can, try to reschedule your move but, we know that most moving dates cannot be changed because of closing dates, leases, and more. For that reason, commercial moving companies are an essential business in each state and will continue operations as long as they are able.
- Communicate with Your Movers - Contact your movers ahead of time about their moving and storage services and safety measures against the coronavirus. Confirm your reservation too and let them know if you or anyone in your company has been sick recently so the proper measures can be taken.
- Disinfect & Sanitize - When packing, make sure all your furniture, supplies, and equipment are sanitized. Use CDC approved products such as Lysol or Clorox. If you do not have those items, mix one tablespoon of bleach with a gallon of water to clean your belongings. Also, finish your packing at least twenty-four hours before the movers arrive since the coronavirus can last on surfaces such as cardboard boxes for twenty-four hours. Do not use recycled or used boxes for packing either because this may increase the risk if the coronavirus has contaminated the used boxes.
- Protect Yourself & Your Movers - Help protect your movers, as well as yourself and your company. Leave out soap and paper towels for them to wash their hands while at work. Hand sanitizer or Lysol wipes will help disinfect throughout the move as well. Let the movers handle the job and stay off location to allow for safe social distancing practices.
Your movers are here to provide you with efficient moving and storage services. Communicate and disinfect as much as possible to have a safe and secure move.
Contact Fitzgerald Commercial Movers
Contact us at Fitzgerald Commercial Movers in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC today for all your moving and storage services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.