By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
The last thing you want is to get sick as you move. However, you can still find yourself in this situation. Being sick as you move complicates an already challenging moving process. The silver lining is you can take some steps to ensure you remain healthy as you move.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands can help you every day of your life, including moving days. It is among the most effective and convenient ways to avoid getting sick or spreading diseases. Your hands can have germs, bacteria, or viruses from the many places you touch as you pack, open doors, handle your load, or settle in your new premises. Washing it regularly ensures you eliminate any disease-causing contaminant you've picked up, reducing your likelihood of getting sick. You may also leave antibacterial soap and paper towels in the bathroom for the professional movers as well.
Wear a Mask and Avoid Touching Your Face
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar, wearing masks remains an essential measure to help you avoid it. You'll interact with various individuals as you move, but a mask can protect you. You can complement this measure by staying at least six feet from the next person. Sanitize your hands with the recommended sanitizers and avoid touching your face. It's recommended that you shouldn't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Following this recommendation can be challenging as Healthline reports that the average person touches their face around 16 times in an hour. Regularly washing your hands can reduce your risks but avoid touching your face.
Ask the Movers to Wear Masks
Professional movers should follow all the recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. When the movers show up to help you move, you can remind them to wear masks and sanitize or wash their hands often.
Clean High Touch Areas Frequently
High-touch areas are surfaces that people touch frequently. These individuals can easily contaminate these spots or pick up microorganisms from these surfaces using their hands. Regularly clean the high touch areas, such as light switches, door handles, and shared equipment. Disinfecting these spots reduces your likelihood of getting germs on your hands when you touch them. Therefore, you won't introduce them to your body when you touch your face or eat before washing your hands. You may also clean these areas in your new property.
Open the Windows
Bringing fresh air into your property can be an excellent way to reduce your risks of getting sick from airborne viruses. Opening your windows allows air to circulate, preventing the virus participles from accumulating in your property. You can open the windows at both your current and new residences, particularly if the professional movers will enter to pack, unpack, or move your items. Turn on exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen to ensure air moves out of your home.
Boost Your Immunity
Take your vitamins, drink a lot of water, get enough sleep, and eat a balanced diet to improve your immune system. A healthy immunity reduces your chances of getting sick. If you become ill, you can heal quickly. Getting enough sleep also reduces your chances of being tired and catching a cold during your move.
Being healthy during your move can make the process more manageable. You'll have the energy and focus needed to ensure you move into your new property without any challenges. If you need a moving company that won't jeopardize your wellbeing, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get reliable and safe moving services.
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