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Is it safe to move your office amid coronavirus outbreak?


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has disrupted almost all levels of business across the world. No matter what you do you have to adjust and change some of your routines. Following government recommendations and practicing social distancing is a big contributing factor in putting a stop to this crisis. And while some obligations can be postponed, some can’t. If your lease is running out you might not have a choice but to move. And so, many people ask whether or not it is safe to move to your office amid coronavirus outbreak? The answer to that question is more complex than simple yes or no. And requires further consideration.

Is it possible to move your office amid the coronavirus outbreak?

Before we dive into when it is and when it’s not safe to move your office amid coronavirus outbreak, we first need to clear this out. With so many businesses closed you are probably wondering if it’s even possible? And the answer to that question is yes. So far there hasn’t been a major disruption when it comes to the Brooklyn office moving. Moving companies, like all other companies, have to follow the safety procedures. But, other than that, it’s almost business as usual. So, if your lease is running out and you don’t have another option, yes, you can move your office amid coronavirus outbreak. 

man sitting at a desk in an office that needs moving amid coronavirus outbreak
Moving an office during an outbreak is possible with the help of professional movers

It is safe to move your office amid coronavirus outbreak if you follow the safety procedures

Now we can talk about whether or not it is safe to move at all. While social distancing is a very important practice if you have to move your office amid coronavirus outbreak you can. As long as you follow the procedures you can move your office without endangering yourself too much. It’s important to find quality Brooklyn movers who can do most of the work for you. With a quality company, you don’t necessarily even have to be present for the move. You can delegate everything to the movers. 

Delegate as much as you can

To make the relocation as safe as possible, try and delegate as much as you can. The less you are involved the better for everyone. So, consider hiring a professional Brooklyn packing service. That way, you won’t have to involve your employees. And everything can be done by professionals. You’ll not only be better protected from the virus. But you’ll also have an easier time moving while your items are safer. 

wear protective gear when moving an office amid coronavirus outbreak
It’s important to wear a mask and gloves if you are present for the relocation

What if you have to be present for the move?

Some relocations simply require your presence. Either because it’s too complex to delegate to others. Or because you simply want to be present. In those cases, it can be safe to move your office amid coronavirus outbreak as long as you protect yourself. WHO has issued advice for the public that describes what you have to do. When to wear a mask and how to do it properly. Make sure you study it carefully to avoid any mishaps. 

It’s not safe to personally move your office amid coronavirus outbreak if you are in a sensitive group

Being in a sensitive group means that you are likely to develop dangerous symptoms due to the infection. It means that you need to be extra careful and if possible, not leave your home at all. If you need to be present for the relocation, and you are in a sensitive group, try and postpone it. Your health should be your number one priority. And it’s not worth risking your life for any amount of loss your company will suffer. But again, you can delegate everything to a quality moving company. And not expose yourself to unnecessary danger. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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