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How to Move During a Pandemic

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Barely anything has gone according to plan. And now you’re ready to relocate, but you’re not sure how to move during a pandemic. What a mess, right?

At Redefyne Moving, we are taking extra steps to keep everybody safe while getting our job done. There is more to the moving business than being the fastest. We want to move efficiently to ensure every move is done as safely as possible. 

Moving during the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like an unmanageable goal. However, if you take the right precautions, you can put yourself in the best possible situation to move during the pandemic, and ensure everyone’s safety in the process

Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

As an experienced moving company in Portland, our team has compiled a few tips on how to safely move during the pandemic.

1. Be Ready for an Emergency Postponement

Stay in constant contact with your realtor or other party expecting you to arrive at your new home. If you or someone you’re moving with has become at risk of exposure to COVID-19, you must postpone your move in an effort to decrease and limit the spread of the virus. Be ready to divert from our expert moving checklist.

Our movers in Portland understand how exciting it is to start a new chapter in your life. But to keep everyone safe, you must be willing to be patient and not take risks moving during the pandemic. More than likely, whoever is helping you relocate will be more than understanding. Your new home will be waiting for you when the time is right.

2. Have One Person Oversee the Move

When the movers arrive, it is important to limit risk as much as possible. Moving usually calls for all hands on deck. But given the world’s standing, it’s a good idea to delegate responsibility to one person rather than putting too many people in a situation where they might be exposed to the coronavirus.

3. Maintain Proper Social Distancing 

Your professional Portland movers from Redefyne Moving and Storage are here to help start you on your new path. Please return a favor by practicing the proper social distancing guidelines. Stay six feet away from the workers at all times. Be around to advise and guide, but don’t worry about helping – let them do their job.

4. Wash Your Hands and Wear a Mask

Make sure to wash your hands at regular intervals – don’t be afraid to ask your expert moving team to do the same. General practice is thirty seconds with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. 

To go along with keeping your hands clean, it’s important to keep your mask on. It significantly decreases the chance for both infection and spread of COVID-19. At Redefyne Moving, we supply our own masks and use them throughout our service. We ask that you do the same, out of respect for our employees! 

5. Clean and Disinfect…A Couple Times

Before our expert movers show up, it would behoove you to make sure you disinfect your home. Usually, it would make sense to hire a professional cleaning service to get you ready for the move. But because you’re moving during a pandemic, it might be up to you to make sure everything is safe and ready for your movers. Routinely disinfect frequently touched surfaces like tables, doorknobs, handles, and electronics, even during the moving process.

Once you arrive at your new home, it would be smart to disinfect surfaces and your belongings before starting the unloading process.

6. Choose the Right Moving Company

At Redefyne Moving, we know how difficult these times have been on people. There are so many unknowns, so many broken plans; you just need something you can rely on. We are ready to provide you top-quality moving services in Portland and the surrounding area. We will work with your budget and your schedule, no matter the obstacles we face. 


If you’re looking to move during the pandemic, Redefyne Moving is the right call. Call us at (503)825-7063 if you’re interested in learning more about our services.

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