How to Keep Calm When Moving During a Pandemic
In January 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was announced in the United States. Since then, the number of COVID-19 related cases has risen exponentially. Though most of the country is practicing social distancing, for some, life still has to continue. Moving during a crisis can be a scary time. With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in the United States, it is important, now more than ever, to make sure, that the best sanitation practices are used, especially during the moving process. Our Jacksonville movers can teach you how to take the proper precautions when moving during a crisis, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and remain calm.
What Is a Pandemic?
COVID-19 is a pandemic that is currently affecting the entire world. Many people are experiencing flu-like symptoms while others are not displaying any symptoms at all. If you have not experienced a situation like this before, the first thing to understand is what a pandemic means. A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.1 When moving during a time like this, it is very easy to feel a heightened sense of panic and anxiety, but the key to moving during the COVID-19 pandemic is to remain calm and practice the guidelines set by the CDC and WHO. If you cannot practice social distancing because you are on a time restraint for your move, the advice from our Jacksonville local movers can help keep you safe.
Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
All My Sons Moving & Storage is dedicated to the safety of our employees and all our clients. We understand the normal stresses of moving, especially during a crisis such as the COVID-19 outbreak. To ease some of the stress of your move, we recommend that you follow these tips as well as the guidelines set by the CDC.
Wash your hands often
Making sure that your hands are clean is essential to the prevention of COVID-19. If you have to break the social distancing rule to move, ensuring that your hands are washed as often as possible will minimize the risk for all those who are involved in your move. As an added measure, have a bottle of hand sanitizer readily available.
Wear a mask
A mask is useful if you are coughing or sneezing as well as for healthy individuals who are taking care of or in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Wearing a mask is only effective when it’s combined with hand washing and sanitizing, so make sure you wash your hands before applying the mask and avoid touching the mask when in use. When it’s damp, remove the mask from the back and dispose of it properly, washing your hands again once it’s removed.
It may be too difficult to sanitize all your belongings before a move, especially if they are in moving boxes already. Wearing gloves is a great way to prevent the spread of germs. Dispose of the gloves once your Jacksonville residential movers finish loading the moving vehicle and don a new pair when you’re getting ready to unload all your belongings at your new house.
Try to reschedule your move
Though it’s inconvenient, the best way to reduce stress while moving during the COVID-19 pandemic is to postpone your move and practice social distancing. Reach out to the necessary parties involved in your move and explain your decision. More than likely, your decision to postpone your move will be appreciated during this time.
Do not panic
Last but not least, the best thing you can do if you decide to move during the COVID-19 pandemic is to remain calm. Do not panic about the state of the world at the moment, as scary as it may be. You can seriously injure yourself or the movers if you’re not careful. Coping with moving stress can be hard but our expert movers have your back!