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7 Tips for Moving During the Coronavirus

Moving

May 22, 2020

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5 min

A family packs boxes while wearing masks

Even in the midst of a pandemic, life still goes on. If you’ve found yourself in the position where you need to move during the coronavirus, you may be wondering where to start. While moving during a normal time can be stressful, adding the stress of a pandemic can make it very unpredictable. For an easier move, check out these tips for moving during the coronavirus.

Essential Tips for Moving During COVID-19

  1. Follow CDC guidelines: The most important tip for moving during the coronavirus is to follow all guidelines set by the CDC. Pack hand sanitizer, a mask and gloves to reduce your contact with surfaces that may not be clean.
  2. Ask for virtual tours: If you need to find a new apartment or house, ask realtors if they offer virtual tours. A virtual tour will help to narrow down the property you’re interested in. Additionally, ask the realtor to send you any pictures of additional areas you’d like to see more closely.
  3. Use new boxes: The coronavirus can live on a cardboard service for up to 24 hours. During past moves you may have gotten free boxes by visiting your local grocery store. Right now, it’s a good idea to only use new boxes during this time.
  4. Pack all boxes tightly: Now more than ever it’s important to be organized when packing. Make sure all items get placed into boxes and secured shut with tape.
  5. Follow social distancing guidelines: While for past moves you may have asked family and friends to help, when moving during a pandemic it’s a good idea to only have family and friends you’re living with help. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading germs.   
  6. Sanitize: Before unpacking any boxes, clean the house entirely. There may have been other tours that came through the house or apartment, and it’s important to make sure your new home is sanitized.

ezStorage Is Here to Help

During this period of uncertainty, we’re strive to make changes for our customers and employees peace of mind. We’ve recently rolled out a contactless rental  option which allows you to rent a storage unit from the comfort of your home. If you prefer to still visit onsite, our storage facilities are open and our employees are available to assist you.


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Explore our solutions tips below to get tips and advice on how to properly store your belongings.

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What size home are you storing?

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!