How to Plan a Long-Distance Move During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    How to Plan a Long-Distance Move During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Can I move during Coronavirus? If you’ve been asking yourself this question, you’re not alone! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our “normal” lives—including making a move to your new home.

    If you’re planning on moving during Coronavirus, don’t let new procedures and regulations get you down. Long-distance moving during pandemic times can still run smoothly when you have the right moving company on your team.

    Are you planning a long-distance move? Let’s take a look at some smart tips for making your transition as seamless and stress-free as possible.

    Get a Virtual Estimate and Consultation

    Your best bet for obtaining an estimate for your long-distance moving and storage needs is to minimize in-person contact leading up to your moving day.

    Communicating with your long-distance moving company virtually allows their trained team of professionals to analyze all aspects of your move in order to provide the most accurate assessment of what exactly your move will entail—all while social distancing.

    Have Precautions in Place

    It’s always best to be as prepared as possible prior to your upcoming moving day. Having all of your items packed, organized, and labeled (color-coding is always a great idea!) will expedite your moving process.

    With the added COVID-19 factors, be sure to do your part to sanitize as much as you can, and consider the following:

    • Have gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes available
    • Skip the handshake when greeting your moving crew—a wave and socially-distanced greeting is your best bet.
    • Provide access to soap, water, and paper towels for your movers to encourage hand washing.
    • Plan your move as early in advance as you can (at least a month or more, when possible). This gives your long-distance moving company more time to plan for and execute sanitization procedures.

    Be Clear with Your Expectations:

    In order to minimize (and hopefully avoid altogether) and moving day snafus, make sure you are clear on what you need and can expect from your long-distance moving company ahead of time.

    Carey Moving & Storage’s long-distance services include the following:

    • One item or entire household shipment
    • Detailed inventories provided for each move
    • Guaranteed on time pick-up and delivery
    • Binding and “not to exceed” estimates available
    • Unique numbered tagging system for all items shipped
    • Customized crating of pictures, glass, and marble
    • Blanket and plastic stretch-wrapping of all furniture
    • Semi-trailers equipped with air ride suspension systems

    Move with the Best in the Business

    Moving long-distance is no small feat—especially during such uncertain times. Leave your moving and storage needs in the hands of the trusted professionals at Carey Moving & Storage, a proud Allied Van Lines agent.

    Carey Moving & Storage provides stellar services and customer care while adhering to health and safety protocols designed to keep you (and their staff) safe at all times.

    Carey Moving & Storage’s trained team will handle all of your belongings with the utmost care and proper sanitation procedures, packing and loading your things expertly in order to avoid damage during transport and delivery.

    Are you ready to plan your long-distance move with the most trusted professionals in North Carolina? Call or visit and get your free move quote today!