More than 50 million Americans travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving. The CDC says staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 this winter, but if you’re traveling, we have some ideas to keep you safe.
Distance Yourself and Stay Sanitized
We’ve all heard about social distancing, but it really is important this winter. The CDC says to give people at least 6 feet of space between you and always wear a mask. Use at least 60% alcohol hand sanitizer frequently, wash your hands often, and try to avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
You may be in lines for trains, buses, or airplanes, so be sure to give plenty of distance between you and others. Bring enough sanitizer and an extra mask or two to keep from having to go out in public to get more during your trip.
Before you hit the road home, make sure your car is ready for the journey. Be sure to have a 72-hour kit in your car in case you get stranded or have an emergency. Have plenty of food, water, and supplies to keep yourself warm.
Check your tire tread before you go, and make sure your tires have the grip and tread needed to make the journey round-trip. Once you begin your drive, make sure to go at a safe speed. Even if it takes a bit longer to reach your destination, your safety is worth it. Drive according to the conditions and be extra cautious during snow or rainstorms.
Clean and Pack Early
We’ve probably all been there: The flight or train is leaving soon and we’re still home, frantically packing. Eliminate this hassle by starting to pack early. Create a to-do and packing list a week in advance and work on it a bit each day. Cleaning your home before you leave is a luxury, not a necessity, but when returning from a long journey, it’s always nice to not worry about a dirty or cluttered house.
Store Your Valuables
Both affordable and convenient, Stor-Mor has Colorado Springs self-storage units available for all your storage needs. Rather than worrying about the safety of your valuables, put them in a Stor-Mor self-storage unit for safekeeping. Our self-storage units come in a variety of sizes and options, and they’re always video monitored to give you peace of mind. Our Colorado Springs storage units will keep your items safe and sound and give you one less thing to worry about as you travel this winter. Check out Stor-Mor’s different options for all your Colorado Springs storage needs!