The pandemic has put much of life on pause, but so much of it continues regardless. For example, when it comes time to move into a new home, even a pandemic can’t stand in your way.

If circumstances require you to change apartments—and especially if you’re on your way to Northwind Apartments, where we can’t wait to see you—here are three moving tips that may simplify the process.

1. Be Prepared

Before you move, be sure to check for available moving or storage services. “Sometimes a move is unavoidable. However, if you have any flexibility in your moving date, you are better off waiting to relocate until social distancing measures have been lifted,” says Laura Mueller at “If you do not have flexibility, the next best thing that you can do is to work closely with your moving provider to learn what they are doing—and what you should do—to ensure the safest move possible.”

Using a safe and efficient process is the next thing to consider. And using a professional moving company is a smart choice.

2. Use Professional Movers

Under different circumstances, our moving team consists mainly of friends and family members. Now, with COVID concerns and restrictions, hosting a neighborhood moving party isn’t a safe option. One of the benefits of using a professional moving company is their familiarity with safety precautions like social distancing and wearing masks.

“Most reputable movers understand the safety of you and your belongings is critical during any move,” explains the United Van Lines team. “However, when it comes to your safety and health, it’s imperative the moving company you choose demonstrates considerable vigilance at this time.”

Major moving companies frequently sanitize their trucks and equipment, stock each truck with hand sanitizer, wear gloves and masks, and practice social distancing as much as possible. Here are some top moving companies around Bellflower.

3. Use New Packing Materials

It’s tempting to collect used boxes from neighbors or places of business—but don’t do it. Recent studies show that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for as long as 24 hours. Boxes that you already own are fine, but you’ll need to resist the urge to buy them second-hand or borrow them from a neighbor. Go straight to the store and buy them yourself. If possible, buy more than you think you’ll need; that will prevent any last-minute packing emergencies.

Moving into a new place is an exciting time, but it’s also important to be safe. If you have to move, handle it the best way possible for your circumstances, and consider these three tips to make the experience simple and successful.