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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 novel Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted everyday life for lots of people throughout the world, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move during this crisis, then you might not be able to delay the date of your relocation. Consequently, you may be worried about the possible risks of moving in the center of the turmoil.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to remain safe when working with your moving company in Oklahoma City and throughout your move. This article will focus on the best way to properly clean and disinfect your things throughout the move and steer clear of possible illness. Initially, let us examine some significant background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As per the CDC, the coronavirus is most frequently spread through respiratory droplets when folks are inside of six feet of each other. This is the reason there has been such a heavy focus on "social distancing" - it might actually help to prevent the added spread of the virus.

Besides social distancing, the CDC additionally advises regular handwashing, along with comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of possibly infected surfaces. Is there a difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Generally, cleaning entails removing microorganisms from a surface area; disinfecting consists of killing all germs which stay on the area. As a result, you should not merely clean frequently touched surfaces as well as items, but also to disinfect them.

Here are some tips to keep in mind during your relocation:

Keep Cleaning Supplies Close at Hand

COVID-19 is a simple virus to eliminate compared to similar transmittable diseases. All you need are normal home cleaning products along with proper safety equipment. Many homeowners use EPA-registered disinfectants including Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their areas clean. You may also create a home-made solution making use of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or even a mix of water along with bleach and/or vinegar. (Please carry out your own research before utilizing any DIY cleaning solution.) You'll want to additionally have hand protection, masks, rags, hand sanitizer, and hand soap available.

If you have got cleaning products available, it is possible to jump into motion if you have to clean and disinfect surfaces or your possessions.

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

COVID-19 can live on areas for quite a while: anywhere from a few hours, to a couple of days, depending on the material in question. For that reason, make sure you eliminate the need for your professional movers in Oklahoma City to touch high-contact areas, for example doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, as well as drawers open as possible and remember to give the moving crew a good amount of room when they go in and out of the home.

Go over Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Superb communication is a crucial element of solid organizing. Prior to when Moving Day arrives, be sure that you and your moving company in Oklahoma City are on a similar page on the subject of safety measures. For example, you might like to ask these questions:

· Are the movers/packers taught to follow social distancing to the degree achievable?

· What type of PPE will they wear? Can they wear face masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers understand the significance of good hygiene? Do they commit to exercise regular handwashing throughout the day?

It is recommended to make your expectations known ahead of when the packing team comes over, so that neither they nor you will experience an upsetting surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City, we recognize that there are aspects of your life which simply can't be put on hold - crisis or no crisis. This is why we're dedicated to supplying you with the safest and most effective moving support feasible. If you want to find out more, contact 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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