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

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

For a number of months, everyone stayed indoors and put off their plans - plans for moving, notably. Traditionally, moving requires a great deal of contact with individuals outside your family and calls for a certain amount of travel. However it is possible to only delay plans for so long. The good thing is that it's doable to get everything required and move without exposing your loved ones to disease risk. With a couple effective planning methods, you can keep your move contact-free and still cover all your bases.

This is a short, helpful guide of ways to carry out a household move with virus safety and social distancing.

1. Before the Move: Virtual 3D Tours

Instead of going to a home for sale or rent, have a virtual tour. Prioritize places with a vivid photo tour or a 3d walk-through that gives you a genuine experience 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 cartons, crating, packing paper, as well as dish packs you will need for the move, buy ahead of time. Online or phone purchases allows a local moving company in Houston 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 better alternative to shopping for boxes in the flesh.

3. Moving Services: No-Contact Ideas

You'll also need a couple of strategies for moving without direct contact with your professional movers in Houston.


Find a moving company in Houston that offers a no-contact consultation. Quite a few can evaluate the proportions and contents of your household by using a short video tour hosted on your phone. Easily change the camera around during a Zoom video chat (or similar program) to get a quotation with no in-person walkthrough of the house.

Packing Service

The safest way for you to pack while in pandemic conditions would be to pack yourself. For those who are not able to or do not want to pack themselves - we advise closing into a single area or suite while your packing team works in designated areas to allow the utmost social distancing.

Prepare for No-Contact Truck Loading & Unloading

Also, you can 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 Houston, you need to be present while the boxes are loaded for transport but can be socially distant from the moving crew. Remember to wear your mask, in addition.

Elbow Bump Friendliness

When the time comes to handshake, offer a friendly elbow-bump as an alternative.

4. Travel: Pack and Isolate

While traveling, be certain 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, pack a cooler of drinks and goodies as well as sandwiches.

Parks and Rest Stops

If you want 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 could 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. Quickly sanitize the area using surface cleanser and lay clean sheets over all the furniture. You'll be able to separate further using a packed bedroll.

Curbside Pickup Supplies

When 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 prior to when you're going to be pulling into town. This saves you the danger of going into convenience stores and 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 ensures that should you be passive carriers, that any invisible virus is going to entirely run its course.


Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston, 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 examine the best way to meet the requirements of your moving plan.


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