What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 or formally known as the Coronavirus is a disease that was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and eventually spread across the world. It is said that this particular disease has mutated into more than one strain but is far more contagious than any other. This illness infects the upper respiratory system, with the following symptoms such as fevers, dry coughs, runny nose, shortness of breath, chills, loss of taste or smell, congestion, nausea, and more. The list of symptoms continues to grow due to this malady affecting individuals differently and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. It is believed to spread through the air or coming in close contact with an infected person, similar to catching a common cold. It is encouraged that if you have any of the following symptoms to get tested and isolate yourself immediately to stop the spread. However, being cooped in the house has stopped a lot of people from accomplishing daily tasks and has put numerous events and momentous holidays to a sudden adjourn, but this doesn't have to be the case when it comes to moving. uBoxes strives to make this memorable and important moment in your life an impactful one, all while stopping the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, wearing masks, gloves, and frequently applying hand sanitizer.

Moving In A Pandemic

Most cities and states are ordering that "non-essential" businesses temporarily close to cease the spread of COVID. However, this hasn't been the case with prominent moving services. Most companies are still generally in operation and are providing products, storage, moving trucks, and customer service to individuals nationwide but have been varying by cities, states, and counties. Being that we are still unsure about what's to come in the next upcoming months and this virus not showing any signs of abating, sometimes moving can be unavoidable. It is suggested that if you have time to spare and wait until things clear up, then that would be great but we know that's not always the case. So, when it comes to moving during a pandemic, preparation is key and we have just the right tips for your move to be successful and safe.

1. Purge Items You No Longer Need

During this pandemic, a lot of us have realized that we've outgrown certain things in our home, like clothing, furniture, old appliances, and linens. Sell items in a garage sale or throw out unnecessary things to make room in your new home BEFORE your move. Go as far as making a list of new inventory that you will need.

2. Buy Your Supplies All At Once

Now is not the time to buy your boxes and supplies separately, that's why uBoxes is the perfect online store to purchase your boxes and supplies all in one go to avoid interaction with others. Simply add everything you need to your cart and get it shipped directly to your front door. It's also best to go with our boxes because the virus can live on cardboard for as long as 24 hours so it's best to completely stay away from any recycled containers.

3. Contact Your Moving Company

This particular tip only applies to the individuals that are hiring movers. Avoid touching paperwork and put in important information virtually or over the phone. A lot of moving companies are taking extra precautions by taking their employee's temperatures and making sure that masks are being worn on your move out date. However, be sure to call and confirm your reservation date and update the mover whether anyone in your household is sick or came in close contact with someone who tested positive for corona. If you must cancel let them know as soon as possible.

4. After Your Move Disinfect Your New Home

Immediately after unloading or having your items moved in, thoroughly sanitize your new home. Wipe down doorknobs, handles, furniture, appliances, and spray the air with disinfectant spray. After, be sure to properly discard of all packing materials and contact a local recycling center if need be.

uBoxes Has Got You Covered During COVID

Here at uBoxes, we know how essential it is to move when dates, times, and deadlines are salient, especially when leases are ending, financial reasons, or closing dates that are just around the corner. We also understand how stressful it can be, but just like our motto, "Moving can be stressful, but packing doesn't have to be!" Our company supports our consumers and strives to make at least one part of this experience easy by continuing to provide the best products and services there is in the market. We have a wide range of boxes and moving supplies that will ultimately aid you in saving money. We offer moving kits that cater to college students, realtors, and up to 10 bedrooms and come packed with everything from boxes, tapes, markers, bubble roll, and packing paper. If that's not enough we also provide a build your own kit that allows you to pick and choose between an assortment of boxes such as file, TV, and kitchen boxes along with supplies like rope, mattress covers, and textile moving blankets that are ultimately specific to your needs. But it doesn't stop there, uBoxes cares about your well-being and proposes with every order, add hand sanitizer and facemask too it. What's even more convenient is that the more you buy the more you'll end up saving. To top it off we are offering 10% off ALL mask and hand sanitizers starting TODAY by using code: PPE10 expiring September 30th, 2020