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4 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick After your Move

5 Oct 2022

You are nearly at the end of your moving journey; the last thing you want to encounter is a personal illness. Sickness might hit you out of the blue. Whether it is allergies from cleaning dusty attics or stress headaches from things that need to settle, many health problems can arise along your relocation.

We have prepared some tips you can consider during and after your move. Understanding those factors and how they benefit pupils can minimize your chance of getting sick.

Wash your hands

First and foremost, wash your hands. It applies to the moving day and lets it become a regular practice when you return to your home every day, especially during the COVID-19 period. Washing your hands throughout the moving process is the simplest method of preventing sickness and spreading germs and infections to people around you. The CDC advises the public to wash hands or use hand sensitizer before and after touching one’s face and mask. The proper guideline suggests we wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol to clean our hands. A tip for the moving day is to prepare hand sanitizer or soap and paper towels in your home’s bathrooms so that movers can also wash their hands.

Before you move everything into your new house, doing a walkthrough is essential. Walking through your new home while empty gives you a whole picture of how to utilize the space. You can plan where you would like your furniture to go in, which room should be the dressing room, and so on. In addition, if you are renting an apartment, you should check the condition of utilities while walking through the new home. Try to open all the doors and cabinets, test the sink, and switch on and off all lights. If something is not working, report it to the landlord so that they can take care of it.

 

Washing hands

Maintain good ventilation

Maintaining good ventilation is essential when you unpack your items. When you unpack all your boxes, you will stir up dust and other allergens on the surface of the boxes. There is also a possibility that those irritants may already exist in your new home, but they remained dormant until the move. Keeping windows open and switching on the air filters can reduce the air particles and dust in your room, and the natural wind and filters will wash away and filter out those irritants. Breathing in clear air in your new house prevents allergens from affecting your body, making you less likely to get sick.

Maintain a good ventilation while unpacking

Apply disinfectant spray

Apply disinfectant spray to all packages and avoid touching your face afterward can reduce the risk of getting sick. Boxes had gone through various places before arriving at your new house, from the airport or terminals to the destination trucks and warehouses. Germs and bacteria could stick on your packages during the transition. Applying disinfectant spray to the container can kill germs and bacteria attached to the surface. After using the disinfectant spray on the boxes, let them sit for a while before you start unpacking. Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose, or mouth, during unpacking—viral infections spread by touching one’s eyes, nose, or mouth. We recommend washing your hands before touching your face after unpacking.

Spraying aerosol disinfectant on household packageStrengthen your immune system

You might not be aware that environmental factors contribute to your health. When you relocate to a new destination, your surroundings change inevitably. You will face a new environment and people. It can be the hidden reason for getting sick after relocation: new air, dust, and everything. Your body needs time to adjust to the new environment. In the meantime, there’s a high chance of catching a cold of some sort. So how to strengthen your immune system? Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables; Drink eight cups of water a day; sleep well; keep up-to-date on vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, reduce your stress level; and take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands. The immune system defends you against disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. Boosting your immune system can prevent you from getting sick.

Family drinking water

If you would like assistance with shipping or relocation support, contact your local Asian Tigers office or reach out to us via our online contact us.

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