The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we collectively conduct our lives and businesses. MVM wants to assure you that the safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. We are taking additional precautions as we conduct our daily business and following the best practice guidelines recommended by the CDC for cleaning, sanitation, social distancing, hand washing, and remote work.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, MVM has been on the front lines assisting residents moving in Toledo,OH, Columbus, OH and Fort Wayne, IN.
MVM’s headquarters in Toledo, OH has been showcased twice by local news outlets highlighting why moving remains essential and what we are doing collectively as a company to serve the communities we love and stay safe at the same time.
WTOL 11 – Moving During a Pandemic Causes Unique Challenges
NBC 24 - How Moving Companies are Handling Pandemic Restrictions
Is Moving Essential?
Moving and relocation services has been deemed an essential business in order to ensure the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences.
For many people, a moving date is not flexible. If you have a lease ending or if you previously sold or purchased a home with an upcoming closing date, it’s important that you have access to the critical services that can allow you to relocate. While cities and states across the country have ordered the temporary closure of “non-essential” businesses, moving is generally considered essential and moving service providers are currently operating in all states.
Are MVM’s Moving Services Still Available?
Yes! MVM continues to operate at 100% at all three of our locations. Below is a list of services still available during the coronavirus pandemic:
What Precautions are Being Taken?
MVM Moving is taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously. We have put into place protocols designed to protect our employees as well as our customers. These include:
- Following federal and local guidelines around social distancing and sanitization
- Conducting virtual surveys instead of in-home surveys to provide estimates
- Frequently sanitizing trucks and equipment
- Practicing social distancing with customers and, as much as possible, among moving teams
- Wearing masks and gloves
- Keeping trucks stocked with hand sanitizer
How to Prepare For Your Moving During the Pandemic
To prepare for a successful move amidst COVID-19, here are some tips and best practices:
- Contact your movers. It is important to confirm your reservation and discuss best practices for moving day. MVM has protocols in place to protect its customers, and it helps to be on the same page in terms of what is expected. MVM has proactive measures already in place to confirm your move a few days in advance.
- Buy all of your supplies at once, ahead of time. Limiting your trips to the store only further ensures your safety during the pandemic. We recommend not using free or recycled moving boxes, as the virus has shown to live on cardboard for as long as 24 hours. Remember that you can also purchase all your packing supplies from MVM directly.
- Clean as you pack. Use this opportunity to sanitize your belongings as you pack, wiping items down with disinfectant. If you don’t have any disinfectant, you can make one with a solution of one tablespoon bleach to one-gallon water. Try to be finished packing at least 24 hours before the movers arrive.
- If traveling for your move, plan accordingly. Need to book flights or hotels for your move? Make refundable reservations and/or only work with companies that offer free cancellations. Ask about cancellation policies before you book so that you don’t end up wasting money later on.
If you’re not sure about protocols for moving during the coronavirus, you are certainly not alone. This is unprecedented territory that necessitates keeping up to date with recommendations provided by WHO and the CDC. If you have any questions about what we are doing in response to COVID-19, please contact us at 844-424-6683 or by email at email@example.com.