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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 outbreak has disrupted life for lots of people throughout the world, in lots of ways. If you're planning to move through this crisis, you might not be able to postpone the date of the relocation. Consequently, you may be worried about the possible risks of moving in the midst of this catastrophe.

Fortunately, you will find things you can do to stay safe and sound when working with your moving company in Little Rock and also during your move. The following paragraphs will focus on how you can properly clean and sanitize your possessions throughout the move and steer clear of possible illness. First, let us discuss a bit of key background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is most often distributed through respiratory droplets when individuals are within six feet of each other. That is why there's been such a major concentration on "social distancing" - it might truly help to prevent the added distribution of the virus.

Besides social distancing, the CDC in addition recommends routine handwashing, as well as complete cleaning and disinfecting of possibly infected materials. Is there a distinction between cleaning and disinfecting? Basically, cleaning involves removing microorganisms from a surface; disinfecting entails killing all germs which remain on the surface. Consequently, it is important to not just clean often touched areas and possessions, however also to disinfect them.

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

Keep Cleaning Materials Near at Hand

COVID-19 is an easy virus to remove compared to similar contagious illnesses. All you need are standard household cleaners and also correct safety equipment. A lot of homeowners make use of EPA-registered disinfectants including Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep the areas clean. You can even put together a home-made solution using rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or even a blend of water along with bleach and/or vinegar. (Please do your own research prior to utilizing any DIY cleaning solution.) Make sure you also have gloves, masks, rags, hand sanitizer, and hand soap available.

If you have got cleaning products at hand, you can easily leap into motion if you have to clean and disinfect surfaces or your belongings.

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

COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for quite a while: from a couple of hours, to a few days, depending upon the material in question. For that reason, make sure to remove the need for your professional movers in Little Rock to touch high-contact spots, for example doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, as well as drawers open as you're able and remember to give the moving staff a good amount of space while they go inside and out of the home.

Talk about Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Effective communication is a vital element of solid planning. Before Moving Day rolls around, make sure that you and your moving company in Little Rock are on the same page in relation to safety measures. For instance, you might want to ask the following questions:

· Are the movers/packers taught to practice social distancing to the degree possible?

· What sort of safety equipment will they wear? Can they be wearing face masks and hand protection?

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

It is important to make your requirements clear before the packing folks arrives, so that neither they nor you will have a distressing surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock, we recognize that there are parts of your life that merely can't be put on hold - pandemic or no pandemic. That is why we're dedicated to offering you the safest and most efficient moving support possible. If you want to learn more, get in touch with 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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