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

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

For a number of months, everybody stayed inside and put off their plans - plans for moving, notably. Usually, moving entails a great deal of contact with individuals outside your family and calls for a bit of travel. However it is possible to only delay plans for so long. The good news is that it is possible to get all you need and move without exposing your loved ones to infection threat. With a few helpful organizing methods, you can keep your move contact-free and still cover all your bases.

This is a brief, helpful guide of approaches to accomplish a household move with virus safety as well as social distancing.

1. Before the Move: Virtual 3D Tours

As an alternative to visiting a property for purchase or rent, have a online tour. Prioritize properties with a vivid photo tour or possibly a 3d walk-through that offers you a real experience of the home with high-detail imagery. Virtual tours use 360 photography to let you move from point to point in the house and take a look around by click-dragging the frame.

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

For the cardboard boxes, crating, packing paper, and dish packs you will need for the move, order ahead. Web or phone purchases makes it possible for a local moving company in El Paso or retail store to prepare your packing material. You might stop by and pick up the cartons curbside, with a no-contact crew to help load up your trunk. This is a less risky alternative to shopping for cardboard boxes in the flesh.

3. Moving Services: No-Contact Strategies

You'll also need a few tactics for moving without one on one contact with your professional movers in El Paso.


Find a moving company in El Paso which offers a no-contact consultation. Many can look at the overall size and contents of your household by using a short video tour hosted on your cell phone. Easily switch the camera around during a Zoom video chat (or similar program) to get an estimate without an in-person walkthrough of the home.

Packing Service

The safest way for you to pack while in pandemic conditions is usually to pack yourself. For individuals who cannot or do not want to pack themselves - we suggest closing within one space or suite whilst the packing staff works in designated spaces to enable the absolute maximum social distancing.

Arrange for No-Contact Truck Loading & Unloading

Similarly, it is possible to keep a safe and secure distance when it's time to load your cartons onto, and after that off, the moving truck. Whether you're driving yourself or working with a moving company in El Paso, you'll need to be present when the cartons are loaded for transport but can be socially distant from the moving crew. Remember to put on your mask, too.

Elbow Bump Friendliness

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

4. Travel: Pack and Isolate

While traveling, make sure to minimize your contact with others and with public settings.

Packed Cooler and Drive-Thru Food

Pass up the restaurants this time around. Rather, pack a cooler of sodas and snack foods as well as sandwiches.

Parks and Rest Stops

When you'd like to stretch out your legs, seek out a wide open grassy area as opposed to a convenience store. Stop at public rest-stops with fields and picnic benches or look for public parks. You may even explore a roadside field. They all are safer when compared with populated spots.

Car-Camping or DIY Clean Motel Room

Motels could be a danger. For anyone who is moving in nice climatic conditions with camping supplies, contemplate car-camping as an alternative to staying in a motel. If you prefer a motel break, bring clean sheets and also cleaning supplies. Immediately sanitize the area with surface cleaner and also put clean sheets over all the furniture. You'll be able to segregate even more with a packed bedroll.

Curbside Pickup Supplies

If you ever need supplies along the route, make use of your cell phone to set up for curbside pickup. While travelling, merely call in your order a minimum of a half-hour prior to when you'll be pulling into town. This saves you the risk of visiting convenience stores as well as other locations on the way.

5. At the New Home: Separate for 14 Days of Unpacking

Finally, give some thought to scheduling 14 days of complete isolation in the new house right after arriving. When it's just you and the boxes, this is actually the perfect opportunity to unpack and helps to ensure that if you are passive carriers, that any invisible virus will fully run its course.


Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso, we believe in offering the professional residential moving services that consumers need. In 2020 and beyond, that means no-contact moving and tactful service coordination. Make contact right now to examine how to best meet the needs of your moving plan.


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