COVID-19 (also known as the “Corona Virus”), has
landed our country in a serious situation. A huge percentage of businesses, both
small and large, are forced to cease operations while the country practices
social distancing and self-isolation. The moving industry falls into a category
which is considered essential – especially for those who cannot wait. How does
moving during a pandemic work? And more importantly—are moving services
even still available?
Below, we’ll go over some of the biggest
questions about moving during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to keep you educated,
prepared and calm in this stressful time.
While people move during all times
of the year, spring and summer are extremely busy and officially considered “moving
season”. If you are moving during this time, be sure to look out for moving “scams”,
which can really hurt your wallet and hinder your move.
This moving issue can be one of two
things: a scam or an accident. Either way, it’s a serious setback. If you are
renting a truck from a large company, such as Penske or UHaul, when you arrive
to pick up your truck, it is not available.
Moving is a stressful and overwhelming time. Many families are faced with an overload of THINGS. Should you pack everything and take it with? Sometimes, the answer is "NO". It's time to clean house. This is when a moving sales can benefit your family. You are able to purge on things that are cluttering your home, while making some extra cash!
Here are some tips for hosting a successful Moving Garage Sale:
Tip 1. Sort into Piles
My piles are very simple: What to Keep, What to Sell, and What to Donate.
It happens all the time. We tell our customers of the importance of furniture pads before every job. Unfortunately, when we arrive to the job, there isn't a pad in sight. This can be devastating for a move. Basically no furniture is safe without the protection of a furniture pad. Furniture pads/quilts are one of the most important essentials for a
successful move and are top priority when it comes to protecting your belongings.
If you are renting a truck from a company such as U-Haul or Penske, you have the option to rent furniture pads.
Everybody knows that moving is a stressful time. Even if you are excited about the move, the process is a lot to handle. This stress can be even worse on children. Many children dread moving. It means saying goodbye to friends and family, in many cases. It's also hard to adjust, even if you are moving across town. Here are some tips to help avoid a stressful moving situation for your children:
1. Take Your Time. The best thing that you can do, if possible, is to stretch the move into several days.
Moving is stressful and a lot of
work. All of this is multiplied when your move is out of town. If you are
moving to a new city, my advice to you is to prepare yourself ahead of time.
Take a look at the information below in order to ready yourself for a long
- The first thing to do is to look up local moving
companies and get moving estimates. I recommend looking at their reviews
and websites to make sure that they are a reputable moving company. Gather
quotes and don’t be afraid to price shop.
Moving is a stressful time, one that quite possibly means that your items will be damaged if you don't package and box them correctly. How can you be sure that you're doing the best you can when you are packing up your house? Here are some great moving and packing tips:
Take inventory of everything in your house. Make a list which names everything fragile or special - items which will require special attention when packing. Heavy and awkward items should also be listed and mentioned to your
Picture this: You finally select a moving company, schedule a date for
pickup and delivery, and finalize the details. Fast forward to moving day and you're standing in front of your new home with all of your belongings locked inside a moving truck. The moving company has added hundreds of dollars with of "hidden" charges and fuel charges that you hadn't counted on. This is the story for millions of people that have hired a "professional" moving company.
Helping Hands Moving does not have any "hidden" fees.
If you're feeling panicked about your upcoming move - take a deep breath and follow the below list. This is the stuff to do as soon as possible - get it out of the way and continue on with your move!
1). Moving Company
Do a little research and ask a ton of questions. Your moving company should be reliable with great reviews. Don't just go with the cheapest company - find one that offers a reasonable price and that you can trust.
2). Visit your Local Good Will:
If you have plenty of time you can have a garage sale, but if you're pressed for time, donate to those that need it!
Moving is a stressful time for parents, however it is equally as stressful for children. If you have finally sealed the deal on an upcoming move, it's time to work with your children on understanding why you are moving as well as how they can help so that they feel involved as well. Here are a few good tips for moving with children:
Have a Family Conference- Set a time and date and sit everybody down (most likely over dinner) to inform everybody of the plans. Explain why you are moving and how it will impact the entire family.