By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For a number of months, everyone remained indoors and put off their plans - plans for moving, notably. Typically, moving requires a lot of contact with people outside your family and calls for a certain amount of travel. However it is possible to only defer plans for so long. The good news is that it is doable to get everything required and move without exposing your loved ones to disease danger. With a couple effective organizing methods, you can keep your move contact-free and still go over all your bases.
This is a short, practical guide of ways to carry out a household move with virus safety and social distancing.
1. Prior to the Move: Virtual 3D Tours
Rather than going to a house for sale or rent, have a virtual tour. Prioritize places with a vivid photo tour or perhaps a 3d walk-through that provides you a real sense of the area with high-detail visuals. Online tours apply 360 photography to allow you to move from place to place in the house and look around by click-dragging the frame.
2. Moving Supplies: Purchase Upfront for No-Contact Pickup or Delivery
For the boxes, crating, packing paper, and dish packs you will need for the move, buy ahead of time. Online or phone purchases makes it possible for a local moving company in Killeen or store to get ready your packing material. You might stop by and pick up the materials curbside, using a no-contact team to load up your trunk. This can be a safer alternative to shopping for boxes in the flesh.
3. Moving Services: No-Contact Ideas
You'll also want a couple of strategies for moving without direct contact with your professional movers in Killeen.
Find a moving company in Killeen that provides a no-contact consultation. Many can evaluate the size and contents of your household by using a short video tour hosted on your mobile phone. Simply change the camera around during a Zoom video chat (or similar program) to get a quotation with no in-person walkthrough of the house.
The safest way for you to pack while in pandemic conditions is to pack yourself. For those who are not able to or do not want to pack themselves - we recommend closing in a single area or suite while your packing crew works in designated areas to enable the uppermost level of social distancing.
Prepare for No-Contact Truck Loading & Unloading
Also, it is possible to keep a safe and secure distance when it is time to load your cartons into, and after that off, the moving truck. Regardless if you are driving on your own or hiring a moving company in Killeen, you need to be present when the boxes are loaded for transport but can be socially distant from the moving crew. Remember to wear your mask, too.
Elbow Bump Friendliness
When the time comes to handshake, offer a friendly elbow-bump instead.
4. Travel: Pack and Isolate
While traveling, take care to minimize your contact with others and with public places.
Packed Cooler as well as Drive-Thru Food
Pass up the eating places at this point. Rather, load up a cooler of drinks and goodies and sandwiches.
Parks and Rest Stops
When you need to stretch out your legs, search for an empty grassy spot rather than a convenience store. Stop at public rest-stops with fields and picnic benches or try to find public parks. You can even visit a roadside field. They all are better compared to populated locations.
Car-Camping or Do-it-yourself Clean Motel Room
Motels can be a potential risk. If you are moving in pleasant weather with camping supplies, contemplate car-camping rather than staying in a hotel. If you prefer a hotel break, bring clean sheets and also cleaning supplies. Promptly sanitize the room with surface cleanser and place clean sheets over all the furniture. You'll be able to separate more with a packed bedroll.
Curbside Pickup Supplies
If you need supplies along the route, make use of your mobile phone to arrange for curbside pickup. While travelling, just make your order at the very least a half-hour ahead of when you're going to be pulling into town. This saves you the risk of going into convenience stores along with other venues as you go along.
5. At the New Home: Separate for 14 Days of Unpacking
Lastly, consider scheduling 14 days of total solitude in the new home immediately after arriving. When it is just you and the cartons, this can be the best time for you to unpack and helps to ensure that should you be passive carriers, that any invisible virus is going to completely run its course.
Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen, we believe in offering the professional residential moving services that clients need. In 2020 and beyond, that means no-contact moving and tactful service coordination. Make contact today to discuss the best way to meet the requirements of your moving plan.
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