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

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 entails significant amounts of contact with people outside your household and calls for some travel. However you can only defer plans for so long. The good thing is that it can be achievable to get all you need and move without exposing your family to disease risk. And some effective planning strategies, you can keep your move contact-free and still take care of all your bases.

This is a brief, handy guide of approaches to complete a household move with virus safety and social distancing.

1. Before the Move: Virtual 3D Tours

As an alternative to visiting a home for purchase or rent, take a online tour. Prioritize places with a vivid photo tour or a 3d walk-through that provides you a true sense of the space through high-detail imagery. Online tours apply 360 photography to let you move from place to place in the home and look around by click-dragging the frame.

2. Moving Supplies: Buy Ahead for No-Contact Pickup or Delivery

For all the cartons, crating, packing paper, and dish packs you may need for the move, purchase in advance. Online or phone orders can allow a local moving company in Austin or retail store to prepare your packing material. You might come by and get the boxes curbside, with a no-contact team to load up your trunk. This is a safer solution to shopping for cardboard boxes at a store.

3. Moving Services: No-Contact Ideas

You'll also need a couple of tips for moving without having direct exposure to your professional movers in Austin.


Select a moving company in Austin that provides a no-contact consultation. A lot can evaluate the size and contents of your house by using a quick video tour hosted on your phone. Easily switch the camera around during a Zoom video chat (or similar program) and obtain a quotation without having an in-person walkthrough of the house.

Packing Service

The safest approach to pack throughout pandemic conditions is to pack yourself. For those who cannot or do not want to pack themselves - we recommend closing in one particular room or suite whilst your packing staff works in allocated spaces to permit the absolute maximum social distancing.

Arrange for No-Contact Truck Loading & Unloading

Similarly, it is possible to keep a good distance once it is time to load your boxes on, and then off of, the moving truck. Regardless if you are driving on your own or employing a moving company in Austin, you need to be present when the cartons are loaded for transport but can be socially distant from the moving crew. Don’t forget to put on your mask, in addition.

Elbow Bump Friendliness

When it comes time to handshake, offer a friendly elbow-bump instead.

4. Travel: Pack and Isolate

When traveling, be certain to cut down on your contact with others and with public environments.

Packed Cooler as well as Drive-Thru Food

Pass up the dining establishments this time around. Alternatively, prepare a cooler of sodas and snacks as well as sandwiches.

Parks and Rest Stops

When you need to exercise your legs, try to find a wide open grassy space instead of a convenience store. Go to public rest-stops with fields and picnic benches or look for public parks. You may even explore a roadside field. They all are less risky than populated spaces.

Car-Camping or DIY Clean Hotel Room

Motels could be a danger. If you're moving in nice weather conditions with camping supplies, take into account car-camping rather than stopping in a motel. Should you prefer a hotel break, bring clean sheets in addition to cleaning supplies. Quickly sanitize the room with surface cleanser and put clean sheets over all the furniture. It is possible to segregate more using a packed bedroll.

Curbside Pickup Supplies

If you need supplies along the route, make use of your cell phone to arrange for curbside pickup. On the road, simply make your order at least a half-hour before you will be pulling into town. This will save you the danger of going into convenience stores along with other spots along the way.

5. At the New Home: Isolate for Two Weeks of Unpacking

Last but not least, consider scheduling 14 days of complete solitude in the new house right after arriving. When it's just you and the cartons, this is actually the ideal time for you to unpack and helps to ensure that should you be passive carriers, that any invisible virus is going to completely run its course.


Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin, we believe in supplying the professional residential moving services that customers need. In 2020 and beyond, that means no-contact moving and tactful service coordination. Get in touch right now to discuss the proper way to meet the requirements of your moving plan.


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