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January 04, 2021

Four Steps to Staying Healthy When Moving to Houston During Covid

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

Moving during the cold months of winter is rarely fantastic, but Covid adds an additional level of worry to your presently full list of things to be anxious about. Along with keeping an eye on the weather reports, your ears are on ready alert for seasonal coughs and sneezes. Covid fears can transform an innocent sniffle into a two-week quarantine, so of course you will be overly anxious if you're planning to move.

Fortunately, you can safely move to Houston during Covid if you just comply with these 4 tips for a healthy move.

Moving companies in Houston are viewed as essential, and the majority are open for business. They are ensuring that all the crews they send out are healthy, so they are relying on you to follow good Covid hygiene. Please remember if there is a Covid outbreak in the organization, they might not have enough manpower to cover all their planned moves, so flexibility on your part is essential. Much like you'd grin and bear it for a snowstorm, share the same pleasantness for your crew's safety.

Obtain A Virtual Quote

Virtual estimates from moving companies in Houston are generally standard currently in any case, so that you can speak to and employ a mover from an online social distance. A video call allows you to walk through your home and the mover's rep on the other end can determine your needs and offer an estimate without at any time visiting your residence. You might have to send measurements for a couple of furniture pieces, but a professional mover in Houston can ascertain the trucks and crew you will need online.

Practice the 3 W's

Wear a mask. In wintry weather, wear it even in the residence--there is not much air circulation inside a sealed-up home so take the additional action of covering your face even around family. If you live in a warmer climate it's not critical to wear it in the house, but once the movers arrive ensure everybody has a mask on at all times.

Wash your hands--a lot. Use soap instead of hand sanitizer whenever you can. If you cannot wash, do use hand sanitizer, however wash with soap and hot water whenever possible.

Wait for the professional movers in Houston to accomplish their jobs--stay six feet apart, and merely be patient. Avoid the impulse to hand the crew boxes or small pieces of furniture, and just facilitate from a distance. It's generally best to stay out of the way even aside from a pandemic and let the professionals work in peace.

Disinfect Your new Residence Before You Move In

Additionally it is normally a good idea to have a new house cleaned prior to when you move in, but with Covid it is an definite requirement. The experts don't believe that the virus lives much more than a few days on surfaces, but with new strains showing up it's impossible to be certain. If you can't engage a crew to come clean prior to when you arrive there, go in front of the moving trucks equipped with disinfectant, bleach, and rubber gloves so you can verify a virus-free location when you do take the family members in.

Remain on Top of State Guidelines

States are doing their best to keep businesses operating as successfully as they can, but even vital merchants are working less hours. Before you pack up, make sure you are able to take care of the basics including grocery shopping when you get to your new residence, and that prescriptions are filled prior to going. You'll be able to shop online for delivery in the majority of parts of the country at this point; check out grocers and apps like Instacart to determine what is available in your area.

These four basic steps will assist you to manage a safe, healthy, and stress-free move…as long as the weather holds out!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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