Thinking about moving to Delray Beach, Parkland, Deerfield Beach or ‘anywhere else but here’ to escape COVID-19? You’re not alone, As the pandemic has changed lives across the nation, moving to South Florida for personal or professional reasons is spiking. Our tropical weather and lack of congestion is certainly a draw for many people in the big cities across the northeast. “People from New York City are moving to Delray Beach in droves”, according to our realtor contacts, Andrea Benrubi.
Choosing the best movers during this time is a challenge, unless you know what to look for. Truly professional movers such as Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach have made adjustments to their operating procedures and best practices as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved in order to keep their customers and employees as safe as possible. Here are some of the essential tips we’d like to share about ‘moving during the age of COVID-19.
- Offering Virtual Moving Quotes
One of the simplest services offered by movers like us today is offering a virtual moving quote. Professional movers will offer an in depth consultation ( or even video conference ) customers to look over your home for an accurate quote. Professional moving quotes should include details such as:
- Inventory list
- Weight costs
- Moving fees and special considerations
This quote might be emailed to you so that you can move to Parkland or Deerfield Beach, Florida in record time. Be sure to read all of the details before signing the final paperwork.
- Wearing Proper Safety Gear
COVID-19 is highly contagious, so moving best practices should include safety gear. Masks, gloves and even shoe booties might be worn by the movers as you transition to Delray Beach. Show off your courtesy too by wearing a mask around the movers. By protecting everyone from the virus, you can quickly enjoy the local landmarks after the move, such as the Pineapple Grove Arts District.
- Distancing During the Physical Move
Reputable movers will keep their physical distance as much as possible during these unprecedented times. A six-foot space should always accompany their movements. They may get closer to their colleagues when they move certain items, however, but they shouldn’t require such close contact with the customers.
There’s no need to ride with the movers in the truck during the move either. You’re welcome to follow along in your vehicle to maintain social distance.
- Being Courteous at the New Destination
Once you arrive at your new home with the movers, they should be aware of the destination’s special needs. There might be a large population of seniors who appreciate quiet. Consider a late morning move into the new home. Parkland, for example, will have their Farmer’s Market open every Sunday. You may want to schedule your move during these shopping hours when residents are away from home. Any noise created by the move won’t be such a nuisance as a result.
- Sanitizing Trucks and Accessories
Exploring Parkland, Delray Beach or wherever your neighborhood is might be on your mind right now, but focus on the movers’ habits as they move items into your new home.
There should be constant sanitizing of dollies, straps and other tools. Wiping down touchable surfaces must be a regular occurrence. If you don’t see these sanitizing tasks being carried out, be sure to ask about them. Being proactive about virus safety will keep everyone healthy in the long run.
- Working With Empathy Among Affected Families
According to the Census Bureau, more than 20 percent of the population within Deerfield Beach, Florida is over the age of 65. People within this age group are considered “at risk” during the pandemic. Quality movers will take this fact into consideration as they move you into a new home.
They’ll be considerate of your feelings if this move is due to a death or sickness in the family. Extra precautions might be taken in these cases. Keep your movers updated with any information that you feel is important for a smoother experience.
Discuss any concerns about moving to South Florida during COVID-19 with your movers today. They’ll perform your move using best practices such as those we highlighted today and offer professional, friendly advice and insider tips that will help make your transition to South Florida a smooth one!