FORT MYERS, Fla. — May is National Moving Month. Even in crisis, it kicks of the busy moving season across Southwest Florida.
During the pandemic, moving companies have stepped up their safety efforts.
Two Men and a Truck in Fort Myers and Naples says they've added extra sanitation and social distance with their services.
Movers don a face mask and gloves, while trucks arrive wiped clean with new hand washing stations.
They say the added precautions are to keep staff and clients safe during the busy months.
"They really just want to make sure they’re still helping people in a time of need, especially if they’re moving. Closings are still happening and so many other companies just stopped doing the move because maybe they didn’t have the resources or were just nervous about it. Our team really stepped up which was awesome to see," said Vanessa Weaver, with Two Men and a Truck in SWFL.
Weaver says they also offer safer options, such as new boxes, mattress bags, carpet shield, and virtual consultations.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 can live up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Two Men and a Truck recommends a few safety tips for anyone planning to move:
- Set aside cleaning supplies and sanitize your home before packing.
- Sanitize your new living quarters before moving boxes in and unpacking items inside.
- Do not pack with old or used boxed. Only use new boxes in your move.
- If possible, stay away from paying movers with cash and pay online or with a card instead.
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