5 Tricks for Staying Safely No-Contact During Your Move to Killeen

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For a few months, everyone remained inside and put off their plans - plans for moving, particularly. Usually, moving requires a lot of contact with individuals outside your family and calls for some travel. But one can only postpone plans for so long. The good thing is that it's possible to get everything required and move without exposing your family to disease risk. With a few useful planning methods, you can keep your move contact-free and still take care of all your bases.
 

This is a quick, practical guide of strategies to complete a residential move with virus safety and social distancing.

1. Before the Move: Virtual 3D Tours

Rather than touring a home for sale or lease, go on a online tour. Prioritize properties with a vivid photo tour or perhaps a 3d walk-through that gives you a true experience of the home using high-detail imagery. Virtual tours use 360 photography to enable you to move from room to room in the house and glance around by simply click-dragging the frame.

2. Moving Materials: Order Upfront for No-Contact Pickup or Delivery

For the boxes, crating, packing paper, as well as dish packs you will need for the move, purchase ahead. Online or phone purchases enables a local moving company in Killeen or retail store to get ready your packing material. You might come by and pick up the cartons curbside, with a no-contact crew in order to load up your trunk. This can be a better alternative to shopping for cardboard boxes at a store.

3. Moving Services: No-Contact Approaches

You'll also want to know a handful of tips for moving without any direct exposure to your professional movers in Killeen.

Consultations

Look for a moving company in Killeen that provides a no-contact estimate. Many can evaluate the proportions and contents of your home with a quick video tour hosted on your phone. Easily change the camera around for the duration of a Zoom video chat (or comparable program) and get a quotation without an in-person walkthrough of the home.

Packing Service

The safest approach to pack during pandemic conditions is to pack yourself. For those who cannot or do not wish to pack themselves - we suggest closing in a single area or suite while your packing staff works in allocated areas to allow the absolute maximum social distancing.

Prepare for No-Contact Truck Loading & Unloading

Also, you can maintain a safe distance when it is time to load your boxes on, then off of, the moving truck. Whether you're driving on your own or hiring a moving company in Killeen, you need to be present while the boxes are loaded for transport but can be socially distant from the moving crew. Don’t forget to wear your mask, too.

Elbow Bump Friendliness

When it's time to handshake, suggest a friendly elbow-bump as an alternative.

4. Travel: Pack and Isolate

During travel, be certain to minimize your contact with others and with public environments.

Packed Cooler as well as Drive-Thru Food

By pass the restaurants at this point. Instead, load up a cooler of drinks and snacks as well as sandwiches.

Parks and Rest Stops

When you need to exercise your legs, seek out a wide open grassy spot as opposed to a convenience store. Stop by public rest-stops with fields and picnic benches or try to find public parks. You may even visit a roadside field. All are less risky compared to populated spaces.

Car-Camping or DIY Clean Hotel Room

Motels could be a danger. If you're moving in nice climatic conditions with camping supplies, consider car-camping rather than staying in a hotel. Should you prefer a hotel break, bring clean sheets in addition to cleaning supplies. Immediately sanitize the room using surface cleanser and also place clean sheets over all the pieces of furniture. You can segregate even more by using a packed bedroll.

Curbside Pickup Supplies

When you need supplies along the way, use your cell phone to set up for curbside pickup. On your way, just place your order at least a half-hour in advance of when you'll be pulling into town. This will save you the danger of entering convenience stores and other venues as you go along.

5. At the New House: Separate for 14 Days of Unpacking

Last but not least, consider scheduling 14 days of complete seclusion in the new home right after arriving. When it's just you and the boxes, this is the ideal opportunity to unpack and makes sure that should you be passive carriers, that any invisible virus can completely run its course.

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Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen, we believe in providing the professional residential moving services that consumers need. In 2020 and beyond, that means no-contact moving and tactful service coordination. Make contact right now to examine how to best meet the requirements of your moving plan.

 

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