Moving can be a stressful experience. It has been even harder with all of the uncertainties that have come with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. If you or your loved ones have underlying conditions like pulmonary diseases, obesity, and chronic kidney disease, you might be more likely to suffer from the pandemic and may feel the need to take extra precautions.
While in the process of moving, you will want to consider washing your hands regularly, wearing a mask, and staying away from crowded areas. Here are some important factors to keep in mind while you navigate a move amidst a pandemic.
Buy More Packaging Materials Than You Need
When packing for a move during the pandemic, you can’t make it without enough packaging materials. Due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic, we suggest you buy your moving supplies as early as possible. Expect delays so you aren’t thrown off schedule when your supplies arrive late. It would be best to buy slightly more moving boxes, specialty boxes, sealable bags, baskets, and buckets than you expect, as these may be hard to find last minute.
Check out the Pandemic Procedures at Local Donation Sites
Every location will have different Pandemic procedures in place, and it is important to stay informed before you travel. If you plan to drive to Alaska, you will need to ensure you are up to date with all Canadian regulations for American visitors. Currently, everyone who crosses the Canadian border must be fully vaccinated and show proof upon entry. Make sure your documents are all in one easy-to-access location to make your travels as easy as possible. If you are flying, check airport regulations consistently, as they are being updated constantly, and you will not want to be caught off guard as you arrive at the airport.
Take Time to Prepare for Bumps Along the Way
From putting your kids to bed, getting up early, preparing breakfast, to packing, there’s a lot you need to do before moving. Therefore, you need to take time and plan early. For instance, you can pack one week before the move. You need to understand that the preparation process may not go as faster and easier as you thought. Don’t be too hard on yourself; take breaks or ask for an extra hand where necessary.
Work with Golden North Van Lines
If you consider moving to Alaska amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, you need to work with a reliable mover. At Golden North Van Lines, we have what it takes to make your move as seamless as possible. Contact us now for quality moving services.