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November 21, 2021

Moving in the New-Normal: Safe Social Distancing Tips for a Move

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is one thing that generally can't be postponed. When it's time to move, you'll want to make the logistic plans essential to get youself and all your possessions from your present house to your new residence. In the current post-COVID continuing situation, there's an increasing preference to do things for yourself to keep family members separated. However moving is virtually always a group effort, from inviting friends over to help you pack to selecting professional movers in Houston.

How do you keep yourself and family safe from virus spread while still handling a simple and fun move? Here are several helpful pointers from professional movers in Houston to plan your move under “new normal” conditions.

Cooperating with Buddies and Movers

The effort of packing cartons, wrapping household furniture, along with loading the truck isn't a solo task. The majority of people include pals and also engage a moving company in Houston to get the entire task finished. With just a few simple safeguards, this can be achieved safely together.

Masks Indoors

When folks are moving or packing indoors in non-family groups, make sure to mask-up. Comfortable fabric masks are usually breathable as well as easy to use indoors.

Take Breathers Outdoors

Moving can be difficult work. If you want to take off your mask to have a breather, go outside the house. People might take breaks jointly with 6+ feet apart and masks off. This is often an necessary method for reducing any mask-heat annoyances (you know the feeling).

Work in Different Rooms

When you've got a crew of friends or professional movers, have crews operate in separate rooms. Dividing areas will also help separate the work. You might play music on smart speakers or loudly from a central location to help share energy.

Clean Along the Way

Whenever you move a carton, wipe down the nearby spot. Each carton you move, thoroughly clean as you go along. Clean high-touch areas including counters and kitchen tables several times through the day.

Arranging the Road Trip

The road trip is an essential part of any medium to long-distance move. If you need to drive a few hours or perhaps overnight, plan to minimize your exposure to others while traveling.

Plan Your Stops & Pre-Book Hotels

Plan in advance. Calculate the distance between rest stops and also filling stations to choose stops that are closely along your route. Identify the place you will stop for gasoline, lunch, as well as the night.

You can lessen time at the front desk by pre-booking a motel. Some motels offer mobile booking for completely no-contact stays.

Keep Distanced and also Masked Close to Others

If you make stops, remain masked and try to keep your distance. Steer clear of entering retailers and bring your meals to an open location or eat in the car.

Stow Snacks and Antibacterial Wipes

The perfect car caddy items will help make your distanced journey simpler. Good snacks, fresh bottled water, and sanitizing wipes before and after each stop should help the miles pass with less worry.

Setting Up Your New Residence

When you get to the new residence, you want to make sure it remains COVID-safe for your family, and that is simple to accomplish.

Arrive Promptly

Begin by getting there prior to the moving truck. Make sure the utilities are on, the HVAC is running, as well as the space is clean and ready for you to move in.

Create Unload Places

Establish one or more receiving places for cartons and household furniture. This is a good approach to unload the truck efficiently. Carefully manage distancing at this last phase. Remember to catch breathers when you need them, trying to move swiftly is hard work, no matter whether you're unloading the trucks or putting boxes inside the right rooms.

Moving in this “new normal” is not hard to accomplish, although a few of our decades-old presumptions have changed. With just a few modifications of the traditional move planning, you should have a safe and enjoyable move. Give us a call today to talk about how we be sure that your possessions as well as household are safe during your move to Houston.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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