Last Updated on August 30, 2022 by Kari-Ann Ryan
Relocation is a physical activity that’s high-contact and hands-on. Even during the COVID-19 era, interstate moving professionals will have to transport belongings by lifting furniture and handling belongings. Bottom line: A driver and his crew will come in contact with your possessions.
During these unprecedented times, the idea of a moving crew appearing at your house might seem to go against social-distancing guidelines and shelter-at-home orders. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Hiring a local Chicago mover decreases your contact with other individuals and helps protect your family.
How is that possible?
A do-it-yourself relocation requires you to buy boxes and packing paper, plus rent a truck. This activity makes it more likely you will meet COVID-contagious people. You then face the possibility you might expose to the coronavirus those family members and friends who’ve volunteered to help you relocate.
However, when you hire a National Van Lines interstate-moving agent—such as Mid-West Moving & Storage—you’ll experience the expertise of moving pros who’ve been trained in COVID-era best practices for disease prevention. They wear masks and gloves. They practice state-of-the-art hygiene. They know how to properly store materials, including boxes, which can carry coronavirus contamination for as long as 24 hours.
By staying home and leaving your belongings in the hands of professional movers, you have prevented yourself and your family from being unnecessarily exposed to COVID-19.
Research Your Movers
But just how can you guarantee a mover is following the federal guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus?
Take a look at a moving company’s website. Review its social media posts. Does the mover outline its steps for protecting you? Are drivers and moving crews wearing masks and gloves? Are company representatives prepared to answer questions you have about their safety efforts?
Mid-West Moving & Storage is putting in the necessary effort to protect your well-being. We strictly follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines. This includes keeping tabs on the health of our office employees, drivers and moving crews.
Prior to the pandemic, you often would find in-home estimators visiting people’s residences to determine how much it would cost to move across country. But you now can start the relocation process in a no-touch environment by taking advantage of the various virtual tools for obtaining a FREE moving estimate. You’ll also benefit by reviewing our stress-reducing moving-preparation tips.