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May 16, 2020

The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting While Moving

Cleaning while movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The Coronavirus pandemic has disturbed life for many individuals throughout the world, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move during this pandemic, then you may be unable to delay the date of the move. Consequently, you might be concerned with the possible hazards of relocating in the middle of this emergency.

Luckily, you can find actions you can take to stay protected when working with your moving company in Dallas and also throughout your move. The following paragraphs will concentrate on the best way to efficiently clean and disinfect your belongings over the move and avoid possible sickness. To start with, let us discuss a little primary background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As reported by the CDC, the coronavirus is most often spread by way of respiratory droplets when folks are within six feet of each other. This is the reason there's been such a heavy focus on "social distancing" - it could definitely help to stop the added circulation of the virus.

Besides social distancing, the CDC additionally advises frequent handwashing, along with thorough cleaning and disinfecting of possibly contaminated materials. What's the distinction between cleaning and disinfecting? Essentially, cleaning involves removing microorganisms from a spot; disinfecting involves killing any germs which remain on the spot. Therefore, you will need to not merely clean often touched areas as well as belongings, yet also to disinfect them.

Here are some tips to remember throughout your relocation:

Have Cleaning Materials Near at Hand

COVID-19 is an easy virus to kill in comparison to other transmittable ailments. All you must have are normal home cleaning products and also appropriate safety equipment. Numerous homeowners make use of EPA-registered disinfectants such as Lysol Disinfecting Wipes as well as Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their surfaces clean. You can also make a home-made formula utilizing rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or a combination of water together with bleach or vinegar. (Please do your own research before using any DIY cleaning solution.) Be sure to also have gloves, face masks, rags, hand sanitizer, and hand soap accessible.

When you have cleaning products available, it is possible to jump into action if you have to clean and sanitize surfaces or even stuff.

Keep Your Doors, Cabinets, and Closets Open for the Moving Team

COVID-19 can live on materials for quite some time: from a few hours, to as much as several days, depending on the material in question. Because of this, make sure to eliminate the need for your professional movers in Dallas to contact high-contact spots, including doorknobs. Leave as many doors, closets, cabinets, and drawers open as you're able and don't forget to give the moving crew a good amount of clearance when they go inside and out of your home.

Discuss Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Good communication is a crucial portion of suitable planning. Prior to when Moving Day rolls around, ensure that you and your moving company in Dallas are on the same page in relation to safety measures. For instance, you may want to ask the below questions:

· Are the movers/packers educated to follow social distancing to the extent achievable?

· What type of protective equipment will they wear? Are they going to be wearing face masks and gloves?

· Do all the movers know the importance of good personal hygiene? Do they commit to practice consistent handwashing the whole day?

It is advisable to make your expectations known prior to when the packing folks comes over, so that neither they nor you will have a distressing surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas, we recognize that there are aspects of your life which merely cannot be placed on hold - crisis or no crisis. That's why we're focused on offering you the safest and most successful moving support possible. If you would like to find out more, reach out to us today.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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