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Coronavirus lockdown : Am I allowed to move house

Covid19 has been a disaster for business and for many individuals looking for home shifting. Be it local moving or long distance moving all has been affected by the covid19 India. But, since flexibility offered by Indian government on lockdown 4 opening sectors to bring business in to the main stream is a welcome move.

Many in the housing sector offering home service like packing and moving are anticipating surge in the moving demand pending for long. However, STRICT guidelines are still in place for safety reasons

Home Visit for Survey?

Pre move survey would just not be possible at this time as there are different zone created and we also have made it simple to reduce human contact for our customers and working professional safety. So socially distancing is best at this time. We are requesting customers to send pictures of their belongings and get approx moving estimation online and reducing physical contact.

Socially distance actually works and best defense for fight against Covid19.

So, property viewing will not be in person, but Online. Virtual viewings have become more common recently and will continue for awhile.

During Shifting

During lockdown shifting is just not possible in the red zone areas, however every care should be taken by moving company and customers and maintain proper distance during shifting. Always ensure you check the labors are wearing masks during handling and are also wearing hand gloves during shifting your valuables.

Stay Safe and do not panic. You can also suggest packing companies about your safety precautions during moving.

Need to move out during lockdown? How to relocate safely

Moving homes is always be stressful during normal situation, but its ever more difficult during pandemic like covid19 and it requires better careful preparation and security during shifting.

However during this period also moves are still happening, said Jeethendra Sharma, a moving company owner in Bangalore.After the lockdown 4 they have seen the spike in the orders for shifting and have recently closed some deals for moving home articles. He said though the number of shifting has dropped about 70% but people are expecting to shift are closing soon.

“There are people still looking to locally shift and these people are going to shift anyway sooner or later”. Even if few have postponed their shifting but eventually demand for packers and movers will rise over some time. Even if you decided, taking the precautions beforehand is well advised and can lower your stress levels while keeping you and your property safe and clean.

Preparation before the move

“Moving companies are taking enough care and precautions for safe moving for health of their employees and safety of families”. Said Jeethendra Kumar Sharma, Owner of Sharma Packers and Movers

Proper care should take and minimum people to people contact is maintained during the shifting and all packing materials are properly sanitized. Its good practice to wipe down your belonging before packing them for movers and always clean surface at a common surface areas like door knobs and elevators.

Even if you believe you have cleaned everything, please purchase extra safety gloves and face masks for your own safety. However we have instructed all our moving agents to keep all safety measures and hygiene during the course of shifting. You can also hire a professional sanitizer companies to securely clean the areas after the completion of moving. It is for previous owner and current owners to secure their own interest.

Ask your movers the right questions

Before hiring a moving service always ask your moving companies about the practices they follow to protect from covid19.

  1. Are packaging materials sanitized?
  2. Do labors have face mask and hand gloves.
  3. Will they wipe the common areas with sanitizer?
  4. Is there any extra cost for cleaning services?

These will only keep you better prepared for shifting and making your moving safe and pleasant experience.

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