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8 Tips for Safe Moving During COVID

The commercial moving industry, along with the rest of the world, has changed drastically due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to update and take safety protocols and procedures seriously so you can move with minimal risks. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and healthy during your next move. 

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Request Virtual Quotes

Sign up for a virtual quote to get started with the moving process while avoiding unnecessary in-person contact. You can submit a video survey that allows the move team to plan your move and make an accurate assessment of the cost. All communication can be done without us ever taking a step in your building.

 

Practice CDC Recommended Safety Protcols 

Most of the CDC’s recommended protocols are well known, but it’s still necessary to stress the importance of following them. Make sure all on-site employees are washing their hands frequently, wearing a mask, avoid touching their faces, and staying six feet apart at all times. It’s also a good practice to ask each vendor what their contract tracing/notification policy is if they learn of COVID positive employees.  

 

Schedule During Off Hours

One helpful way to limit interpersonal exposure in your building is to schedule your move during off hours. The fewer people in the building during the move, the lower the odds of someone getting sick. This will also make the moving process easier and more seamless for all parties. 

 

Limit Staff Overseeing The Move

While it’s important to have people oversee the move in-person, it’s best to keep the number of people low; 1-2 company representatives. You can communicate the day-of move via Zoom, Facetime, text, or email.

 

Allow Movers To Pack

With most staff working remotely, it’s more productive and safer to allow your movers to provide packing servicesto packyour offices, common areas, and IT equipment. However, if there are personal items employees need to gather beforehand, organize a schedule for them to come to the office in shifts to maintain social distancing.

 

Storage & Box Usage

Crates are helpful to use when packing and typically rented by your moving company. If you plan to use storage temporarily, ask about sanitation services following the removal and return. However, consider using one-time use boxes if you don’t plan to store, and this way there is no rush to unpacking and avoids any unnecessary cross-contamination.

 

Disinfect Pre and Post-Move

Disinfecting surfaces is a great way to further prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria. The CDC recommends diluted household bleach solutions for the most effective way to scrub away any harmful germs. Make sure to disinfect both before and after the move for optimal safety.

 

Replace Air Filters

It’s typically recommended by building management to replace your new office’s air filters prior to move-in. Install HEPA air filters or UV lights to ensure clean are is circulated where employees will be working.

 

Contact Us

It’s important for you and your team to feel safe, especially during transitions during this time. These moving tips have been helpful to many clients, and you can learn about more services and additional resources to move and return back safely to your office space with Office Movers Express.

 

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Kay K. December 2021

Barbara Bush Foundation
"I wanted to thank you for sending a great group of men to move us – they were wonderful!"

George B. December 2021

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
"I wanted to compliment the crew that you sent to handle our move. The project manager, supervisor and the entire crew did a great job. They were all a pleasure to work with. The team leads kept us informed during the entire process. Every single member of the crew was very respectful, courteous and polite throughout the move. The group worked extremely well with each other and us to address the few curveballs that the space threw at us as far as getting things to fit in some tight areas. Requests to move certain items after they had already been set in place were happily accommodated without any reluctance. The entire crew should be commended."

Mary H. December 2021

American College Health Association
"I can’t say enough about how wonderful the team from OMX was to work with. Every single person involved in the move was helpful, professional, kind, and patient – even when I didn’t have answers to questions that I should have. There were many times throughout our three days together that frustration could have taken over, but the OMX team was always calm and willing to troubleshoot a solution to an unexpected challenge. This is our second move with OMX and I wouldn’t want to do another move without them. A big thank you to your wonderful crew – they’re the best!"

Michael B. November 2021

Law Offices of Brown & Brown
"Everything went great. My coworkers and I were very impressed with the speed, efficiency, and care that was shown by the OMX moving crew."

Midhat P. September 2021

District Capital Partners
"Our move yesterday was great! I don’t think many people can say that about a move but the guys were efficient, communicative, polite, and all around awesome. I really appreciate you making this a smooth process."

Jonathan A. September 2021

Orrick
"Thank you very much for the great service your team provided. We were changing plans and re-thinking things and your team helped us find solutions. Looking forward to working with you again!"

Tom K. September 2021

Visit Alexandria
"I wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did yesterday. Just really warm, helpful and efficient. The move went smoothly on both ends and they even added an extra stop for us when requested, and helped our CEO rearrange her office to accommodate a piece of furniture that initially seemed not to fit. Just a great experience all around. I will definitely recommend OMX to others. Well done and thanks!"

George H. September 2021

Mission Square Retirement
"I want to send a special thank you to the entire OMX team. I truly value all of your hard work and excellent customer service! You guys are always willing to go above and beyond. I look forward to having your team back onsite very soon."

Jennifer A. September 2021

Hogan Lovells
"I’ve managed countless moves for Hogan Lovells and this was one of the smoothest moves, if not the smoothest move I have ever been involved with. Trust was the most important factor for choosing OMX. There were a lot of moving parts to our move (things to dispose of, other things to be donated) and OMX handled all of this accurately and easily."

David M. August 2021

US Dept. of Homeland Security
"I have to say your OMX team was unbelievable. They were professional, responsive, hard-working, and above all, they were the best. All of my personnel were grateful for your team’s work. I would highly recommend your company to any agency that has to move. Thank you again."
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