Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Moving between Homes during COVID-19

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Moving is stressful in good times. It is much harder during a worldwide pandemic. With all the different guidelines and restrictions in place, do you know what steps you need to take to make your transition? All it takes is some careful planning and preparation, and before you know it, you will be enjoying your new home or apartment.

At 5A Rent-A-Space, we make it our mission to keep you safer by taking extra precautions to keep our facilities clean. When you reserve your space at our storage facility near Maui, we will have it cleaned and ready for you to move in. 

6 Suggestions for Moving Safely during a Pandemic 

Besides having your sanitizer, mask, and disinfecting wipes handy, utilize these six tips to keep safe while moving during a pandemic:

  1. Talk about logistics with your moving company. Businesses are doing much to make things safer for their employees and customers. They may carry disinfectant spray and hand sanitizers or reschedule appointments if you or a family member is feeling ill. Feel free to ask questions and work out the best way to handle your move, including social distancing.

  2. Feel free to rent a truck. Rental truck companies are also working hard and taking steps to up their vehicle cleaning procedures. If you rent a truck to haul your belongings, take time to wipe down the steering wheel, gear shifter, and door handles before you get in. When you rent from 5A Rent-A-Space, we will move your items to your self-storage unit for free! You load it up, we drive, you unload, and we can keep social distancing.

  3. Limit the number of people helping. This will be hard when you want all hands on deck. It is vital to limit how many helpers you have, to ensure you can practice active social distancing. It may mean you work in shifts or some stay outside unloading while others are carrying items into the house. 

  4. Buy moving boxes. You will want to buy moving boxes instead of heading to your local liquor store or grocery for freebies, to limit potential exposure to COVID-19. You can purchase all types of moving boxes from 5A Rent-A-Space, including specialty boxes for your television and other odd-shaped and fragile goods.

  5. At your new address, deliver your belongings to the garage and a storage unit. Consider placing your belongings in your garage and rental space. Then you can leave items for a few days before unpacking. Additionally, it allows you to clean your home and then each item that you bring into it.

  6. Clean your new home. Take the time while you quarantine your stuff to do a deep clean of the walls, floorboards, cabinets, bathrooms, light switches, and doorknobs. Ideally, you will want to clean everything first, and then follow up with a disinfectant.

Use a Storage Unit for Your Move during the Pandemic and Beyond

Take advantage of the extra space to allow you to thoroughly clean your items before unpacking when you rent a self-storage unit near Maui from 5A Rent-A-Space. You can impose a “quarantine” of items handled by others and feel confident that you are keeping your family safe. Give us a call and let us help you through this transition.

Reserve your self-storage unit online now. Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 808-745-1616 or toll-free at 1-800-5ASPACE (1-800-527-7223) to learn more. Not sure how much space you will need? Use our online Space Calculator to estimate the best unit size for you. 


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