Moving During COVID-19
Best Rated Transport helps you find the best ways to move home and navigate uncertainties during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Finding the best ways to move home during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
It’s been in the news and in our minds for a good two years now, and we know how much of an impact it has had on the way that we live.
Although the pandemic has brought changes that no one could see coming, it also brought confirmation that people like moving. A lot!
During the pandemic, there has been a huge migration interstate. People have packed up their life and moved to live a life they dream of… across borders, to another state. Being able to move and adjust to a different lifestyle has been a benefit during such a trying time.
But, with a big move comes big responsibility. And, this links straight to hygiene and how transport companies look after you, your belongings and themselves during a time where COVID is present.
The impact of COVID on moving has been large. And, it’s important to note that although there may be cheaper moving options available, these options may not be sustainable when it comes to the unpredictability of COVID and its inherent consequences.
We’ve gathered the top three things to consider when it comes to moving, removalists and COVID-19.
There may be different COVID-19 regulations in different states.
Interstate COVID Rules and Regulations- What are They? What Applies?
With COVID-19 restrictions varying across states, it’s important to have an understanding of what regulations and rules apply to which state. This is because there may be a restriction on where you travel to, and when, that could impact your move and increase moving costs.
To ensure that you aren’t hit with any nasty restriction surprises, do your research and understand the impact that certain regulations may have on moving processes and procedures. This will allow for you to plan and make the necessary decisions to ensure a safe, covid-free, easy move.
Hygiene comes first when it comes to COVID-19 and moving.
Let’s Talk Hygiene
If you’re going to hire a removalist it is important to know what procedures they have in place when transferring your belongings from one place to another. This includes all hygiene and COVID safety protocols.
To get a better understanding of what you should be looking for when it comes to good removalist practices and COVID hygiene, ask yourself the following;
- Does the moving company/removalist have COVID-19 protocols in place? If yes, what are they?
- Does the moving company/ removalist have backup staff if someone falls ill?
- Does the moving company/ removalist use sanitiser and/or wear face masks?
- What are the company’s internal processes for subcontractors and contact tracing?
These questions will allow you to make a sound judgement when it comes to hiring the right removalist for your move, and will also help you to feel comfortable with the level of caution removalists are taking in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
Good planning and time management helps when planning around COVID-19.
Manage your Time
We are all aware that the COVID-19 pandemic presents a wide range of difficulties, and this includes unexpected delays. The reality is that moving home is not exempt from this, and there are instances where removalists are delayed, belongings are packed and delivered later than expected, or truck hire is slower than anticipated. That’s why it is extremely important to manage your time and allow for back-ups when original plans fall through.
This type of time management will allow you to react promptly when the unexpected happens, and will help to prevent any moving meltdowns should plans turn sour.
The best way to manage your time and know that you have the best backups possible is to utilise an Excel spreadsheet or calendar in your phone so that you can stay on top of what is required to be completed and by when.
Preparation is key. Don’t forget to manage your time!