Whether you’re moving in California or long-distance, it can be a stressful experience, especially when moving to San Diego during COVID-19. The Coronavirus has put quite a damper on normal everyday life for millions of families and individuals alike. Not only have there been thousands of deaths attributed to the virus, it has hurt an incredible number of businesses and social gather venues nationwide. However, you’ll have no issues when hiring Eckert’s Moving and Storage for assistance with your move to the San Diego area.
Will you still be able to move if you’ve already booked with us?
Absolutely! Unless you’ve heard otherwise, you can safely assume that you’ll still be moving on the date we’ve scheduled for you provided you already have a moving date booked with our company. It’s probably still a good idea to contact us and confirm the date that you’re moving to San Diego during COVID-19. Moving and storage companies like ours are considered “essential” and will remain in operation unless instructed not to.
Is your move one of necessity or can you be flexible?
For many families and individuals, their moving date isn’t flexible. Some have sold their homes and have a pending closing date while others have a lease that is expiring soon. Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons why people are unable to reschedule their move. If, on the other hand, you can be more flexible with your moving date, Eckert’s Moving and Storage recommends rescheduling, especially if you happen to be in one of the high-risk groups such as:
- individuals 65 years of age and older
- individuals who are being treated for cancer and certain blood disorders
- individuals who have respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis
- individuals with diabetes or heart disease
- individuals with chronic kidney or liver disease
- individuals with severe obesity
- individuals with weakened immune systems
Keep in mind that different states define essential businesses differently and some will be stricter than others with what they will or won’t allow when moving to San Diego during COVID-19. Fortunately, we haven’t noticed any shutdowns of other moving companies. With that in mind, decisions regarding the closure of these businesses are left up to the individual owners.
What COVID-19 guidelines are we following?
Along with the CDC, the AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association) have established a set of guidelines for Eckert’s Moving and Storage, as well as every other moving company in California to follow. In order to do our part to limit the spread of the virus, we have increased our cleanliness measures and hygiene practices for our customers and employees. We have implemented the following measures to eliminate potentially spreading any infection:
- all estimates are done online or virtually
- frequent cleaning and sanitizing of our trucks
- have suspended shaking hands
- maintaining social distancing standards
- office and warehouse computer and laptop keypads, countertops, desktops, door handles, and restrooms are disinfected regularly
- use hand sanitizer frequently, wash hands regularly, and wear gloves and masks
Additionally, we would like our customers to designate one bathroom with a sink, soap, and paper towels for our moving crew to use. We would also appreciate you sticking to social distancing guidelines while our team is there assisting when moving to San Diego during COVID-19.
How much does it cost to hire professional movers?
There are certain factors that influence the cost of moving locally and long-distance. Reliability and affordable pricing has put us a notch above our competitors. We completely understand your moving needs and work towards delivering them. When moving locally, professional movers charge between $90 and $120 per hour while long-distance moves will range between $1,200 to $1,500 for a studio apartment up to $10,000 or more for a 5-bedroom home. Factors that influence the cost of long-distance moves include:
- distance of the move
- moving services required
- number of movers needed
- size and weight of your shipment
- time of year that you move
Estimating the cost of a long-distance move when moving to San Diego during COVID-19 can sometimes be tricky without being able to see what is involved in your relocation. Keep in mind that you’ll have to factor in the cost of shipping any vehicles if you are taking them with you. Our client requirements may include full-service movers or partial services, so we offer the complete range. Thus, you can let us know your customized requirements and we’ll deliver accordingly.
We know you may have questions pertaining to your impending move and our business representatives are available to serve your needs. For more information about the cost of moving to San Diego during COVID-19 or to arrange for an estimate, contact Eckert’s Moving and Storage today at (888) 274-7230.