The stress level of moving from one place to another is so high for many. Early this year, I finally moved out of my parent's home an bought my own place. Not only did I get to finally own my place, but I also developed shingles.

I am a 28-year-old woman who developed shingles early because I was beyond stressed moving into a new home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only was I stressed about getting my new place together, but I was terrified of my family or friends getting sick.

Oh, I forgot to mention I also completely just threw out my wedding plans because I seriously couldn't take any more stress.

Fast forward to September, I am a married woman and now comfortably settling into my new home. I didn't even think of moving service at the time, due to the pandemic just starting out but now, all precautions are being taken by many moving companies to help out El Paso residents.

According to a survey done back in early July by PewResearch.org, 22% of adults moved or know someone who moved during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now this affected Hispanics 28% of the group that moved were Hispanic.

After searching the websites, I found Refinery29.com offered some helpful tips on moving:

  • Use recycled boxes to pack your stuff instead of buying new ones
  • Organize your inventory
  • Make sure to wear PPE, social distance and keep windows open if you have multiple people helping you movie
  • Pack snacks and sanitizer
  • Give yourself extra time because things are so uncertain, you always need extra time

Times are still tough so we at Townsquare Media want to help out those in our community who might be in the process of moving or plan to in the next coming months. Simply fill out this form below for your chance to win a move up to 3-hours. You can enter from October 22nd - Nov. 5th.

One winner will be chosen at random, from all 95.5 KLAQ entries and 93.1 KISSFM entries. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their information with us before we must disqualify them and choose a new winner.

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