How to move house during COVID-19
As the restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic start to relax across Australia, people are starting to prepare to move into new homes and return to their normal activities. For some people, moving home has been an unavoidable necessity.
With the current stay-at-home advice making it easier for everyone to sort through and pack up their belongings, moving house can still be a stressful, tedious and time-consuming process.
Removalists continue to be classified by the federal government as an essential service (under transport and logistics). If you’re considering a change of location and are looking to move house, you can take the stress out of moving by relying on the trusted team at The Moving Man.
Whether you’re beginning to make your moving plans, or if you’re almost there but need to be sure you’ve covered everything, this guide will tell you what you need to know about moving in these new times.
Book in advance
As restrictions have eased over the past three weeks, the demand for removal services has increased substantially. Whether your move is happening sooner or later, it’s best to book in advance. We’ll help you coordinate your booking to ensure you have plenty of time to organise and make your move as stress-free as possible.
Use new boxes
Eased restrictions does not mean that the pandemic and risk of infection is over. Scientists and health organisations are still investigating the lifespan of coronavirus on different materials and surfaces.
If you’re packing your belongings on your own, use fresh, unused boxes. By using new boxes, instead of recycling used packing boxes, you’ll be reducing your exposure and infection risk to COVID-19.
Choose a reputable company
Each business and essential service across the country is following specific hygiene and cleaning guidelines from federal and state governments. This includes following rules, such as social distancing, and higher standards (including frequency) of cleaning.
At The Moving Man, we follow the recommended guidelines to combating the spread of COVID-19, including keeping boxes and packing materials free from any possible contamination. We’re keeping ourselves updated on any changes to restrictions and safety requirements, ensuring your peace of mind in the moving process by putting your safety front and centre of our business.
If you’re not sure about the specific hygiene practices your removalist is following, be sure to ask them for this information prior to booking their services.
Gordon Crawford is the figure behind The Moving Man, a family operated removalist located in Perth with more than 30 years of experience in moving people’s homes from Perth city to anywhere in WA, including to rural towns in the South West.