Planning a Long-Distance Move During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Planning a Long-Distance Move During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact COVID-19 has had on every aspect of life has been substantial. Your upcoming long-distance move is still essential, as leases end and the home buying process continues.

In order to plan your long-distance move as safely and efficiently as possible, we recommend keeping these considerations in mind:

1.) Hire an independent, reputable long-distance moving company

A moving company with decades of experience, such as Gentle Giant, will treat your inventory with the utmost care and respect. Experienced movers know how to properly pack a moving truck in a way that will protect your items and reduce the risk of damage in-transit.

An independent long-distance moving company means we don’t subcontract the pick-up of items or send a driver to the destination to find labor once they arrive. Every person involved with your long-distance move will be a Gentle Giant employee, trained by our experts, and backed by our 100% Crew Guarantee. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, this process is beneficial because it means less people will be touching your items, ensuring a greater sense of sanitation and control.

2.) Schedule your long-distance move at least one month in advance

As companies take greater precautions to maintain safety and sanitation during COVID-19, any advanced notice customers can provide is greatly appreciated. During the busy summer moving season, advanced scheduling is critical to ensure you are able to move on the dates you have requested. The further the distance, the sooner you will want to reach out to your moving company so they can look at their schedule.

Hiring an independent long-distance moving company such as Gentle Giant means we will be able to give you a much more accurate delivery window, in comparison to our competitors. Since we would be handling the move from start to finish, it makes planning and scheduling your long-distance move much easier.

3.) Make sure your long-distance moving company has a COVID-19 safety plan

During these uncertain times, having a moving company that cares about the health of its employees and customers is essential. While planning your long-distance move during the COVID-19 pandemic, seek out a moving company with a detailed COVID-19 action plan in place. These precautions should include daily check-in screenings with employees to make sure no employees are showing COVID-19 symptoms, regular hand washing and sanitizing, and reduced customer contact. A long-distance move is a complex process, and you’ll want to make sure healthy professionals are leading the process as efficiently as possible.

To get a quote for your long-distance move, use our web form and inventory checklist, or call us at 800-442-6863 to speak with a moving consultant to learn about our COVID-19 policies and how we can assist you with your move.