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Planning to Move During the Pandemic?


Are you looking to move home during the current pandemic situation?

The coronavirus pandemic (which causes COVID-19) has affected everyone’s lives and the way businesses operate across the UK.

Observing safety protocols and the lockdown measures across the UK has affected everyone. The process of moving home has undergone a huge shift too.

Here are our top 6 tips to follow when moving home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Get Organised

With so many people resuming their cancelled moves, there’s a huge demand for removal companies across the UK. To avoid any further delays, it’s best to be organised and book early.

Here are some things you can do to get organised:

  • Separate all items you won’t be taking to your new home.
  • Organise them in two boxes – each marked “to be sold” and “to be donated”.
  • Begin packing your items if your removal company is not offering this service.
  • Box and pack all lesser-used items.

Get Video Surveys

When choosing a home removal services company, be sure to ask if they offer virtual video surveys. This way, they can carry out a house survey virtually, procuring all the information they need to prepare a quote. Virtual surveys reduce one-to-one interaction with people beyond your household, ensuring your safety and wellbeing.

Maintain Social Distancing Protocols

Social distancing guidance from the government recommend at least 2m distance from people beyond your household. Before the pandemic, you could easily bring in in several family members, friends and movers to help with the move.

Although having a lot of people can quicken things up, upholding social distancing norms is critically important.

Minimise Contact

Reduce the number of people in your home who can be in contact with the movers. This guarantees the highest level of safety for everyone involved. Ensure that children and seniors are kept away from the removal crew where possible.

Do Not Borrow Boxes

The novel coronavirus can linger on surfaces for up to 24 hours, and this includes plastic and cardboard boxes. Avoid borrowing any moving materials and boxes from family, friends or neighbours.

Steer clear of used boxes as much as possible, making use of what you already have.

Wear PPE

If you expect keeping close contact with the home removal services team, we recommend having access to your own PPE kit. This includes wearing disposable gloves and face masks. PPE must be worn when you are around anyone who is outside of your household.

Contact United Movers for Safe Home Removal Services

We have moved hundreds of families across Coventry safely during this pandemic. We take your safety seriously and have all safety measures in place to assure you of a professional, flawless and consistent experience. Contact us today for a free quote.