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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 something that typically cannot be put off. When it's time to move, you need to have the logistic plans required to get youself and all your property out of your current house to your new residence. In the current post-COVID perpetual situation, there's an increasing desire to try and do things by yourself to keep family members isolated. But moving is nearly always a group effort, from inviting buddies over to assist you to pack to choosing professional movers in Austin.

How will you keep yourself and family members protected from virus spread whilst still dealing with a practical and fun move? Here are a few helpful pointers from professional movers in Austin to plan your move under “new normal” conditions.

Using Pals and Movers

The effort of packing boxes, wrapping pieces of furniture, and also loading the truck is not a solo task. Many people incorporate buddies and hire a moving company in Austin to get the whole job done. With just a few casual safeguards, this can be accomplished safely together.

Masks Indoors

Whenever people are moving or packing indoors in non-family groups, make sure you mask-up. Comfortable cloth masks are generally breathable and easy to wear inside.

Take Breathers Outdoors

Moving can be hard work. When you need to take off your mask to take a breather, step outside the house. People might take breaks together with 6+ feet apart along with masks off. This is often an valuable way for decreasing any mask-heat frustrations (you know the feeling).

Work in Different Spaces

When you've got a crew of friends or professional movers, have crews operate in different rooms. Splitting rooms can also help break up the work. You can play music on smart speakers or loudly from a central location in order to share energy.

Clean As You Go

When you move a box, clean the encompassing area. Each box you move, thoroughly clean as you go along. Wipe high-touch areas like countertops and kitchen tables a couple of times during the day.

Planning the Road Trip

The road trip is a crucial part of any medium to long-distance move. If you have to drive a few hours or maybe overnight, commit to reduce your exposure to others while traveling.

Organize Your Stops & Pre-Book Motels

Plan ahead. Calculate the space between rest stops and service stations to pick stops that happen to be immediately along your route. Determine the spot where you will stop for gas, lunch, and also for the night.

You'll be able to reduce time at the front desk by pre-booking a motel. Certain places to stay have mobile booking for entirely no-contact stays.

Remain Distanced as well as Masked Close to Others

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

Pack Snacks and Sanitizing Wipes

The perfect car caddy supplies will make your distanced road trip simpler. Good snacks, fresh bottled water, and antibacterial wipes both before and after each stop will help the miles go by with less fear.

Putting Together Your New House

When you get to the new residence, you need to ensure it continues to be COVID-safe for your family members, which is easy to do.

Arrive First

Start with getting there prior to the moving truck. Be sure the utilities are on, the HVAC is running, and the place is clean and prepared for you to move in.

Arrange Unload Spots

Create several receiving areas for boxes along with pieces of furniture. This is an effective approach to unload the moving van efficiently and quickly. Carefully maintain distancing at this final step. Make sure you catch breathers when you need them, trying to move quickly is tough work, no matter whether you're unloading the trucks or putting cartons in the proper areas.

Moving in this “new normal” needn't be hard to do, but several of our decades-old expectations have changed. With just a couple of changes of the conventional move planning, you'll have a safe and enjoyable move. Call us today to discuss the way we be sure that your belongings as well as family members are safe during your move to Austin.


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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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