Dear valued clients,
Our business is continuing to operate as we navigate the current COVID-19 situation, and we are adapting our operations by practicing social distancing, and reiterating the practices of good hygiene, like frequent hand washing, providing hand sanitizer and gloves for the moving crews. We are also offering virtual onsites for current/ future clients during the current situation. We will do our best to keep our current clientele informed of any changes to current/ future moves.

As our client, your safety and health is our #1 priority during this state of emergency. Please consider the following guidelines to prepare for your move with us:

⚠ADVICE FOR CLIENTS REGARDING SETTING UP CONDITIONS FOR A MOVE: • Upon our arrival, please have your residence/ office/ items as ready as possible (cleaned/ sanitized and ventilated in advance) for the removal of your items. • It is recommended that you/ your representatives will keep, at a minimum, 6 feet of distance from our crew. Our crew members will keep, at a minimum, 6 feet of distance or more at the time of service. • You will assure continuous ventilation of the spaces we work in at all times. • Please provide dedicated bathroom(s), equipped with soap and paper towels for our crew members.

⚠LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES OF MOVING COMPANIES AND THEIR RIGHT TO CANCEL WORK (NATIONAL LOCAL MOVES): The Government has stated it is or will be implementing (as yet) measures to combat the spread of the virus. Such measures in place might impact our ability to provide services to you (including but not limited for us having to suspend or cancel in full the services) or the virus otherwise affects our ability to fulfill your relocation. This may place us in a position where we will not be able to accept any ability for any losses that may arise and we limit our liability accordingly. We are keeping the matter under careful review and will ensure that all customers are advised of any developments that may affect fulfillment of contracted services.

As our team at Homegrown Moving Company has been following updates, we are choosing to work with & adhere to the guidelines set forth by health officials and authorities. We want to do our part in mitigating the impact and spread of COVID-19 to the businesses and communities we serve, and we are implementing the following strategies to do so:

We have discussed with our team members what to do in the scenario that anyone is experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus. We have an understanding among ourselves to be transparent if somebody's not feeling good or may have been exposed. We understand the need to self quarantine for the proper amount of time, if this occurs, to avoid any further spread. In turn, we ask the same from our customers. In the event that you are feeling sick or may have been exposed, we are happy to make arrangements for another move date.

Use of examination gloves: Our teams will wear examination gloves while servicing moves as an additional hygiene measure and self protection. Gloves will be discarded after each move.

Due to the high demand of masks, we are unable to provide them at the moment, but if you would like masks to be provided for your move, please provide them and we can use them.

Our team will also have hand sanitizer, and we ask that they are allowed to use a sink or water source to wash their hands when available. Social distancing: Upon arrival to our customers' homes or offices, team members will follow the protocol of social distancing, allowing 6' between team members and you, our customer. We have always valued the professionalism and respect that accompany an introductory handshake, however during the COVID-19 outbreak, we ask that our customers understand for safety purposes that we will refrain from shaking hands or making physical contact.

Proper ventilation: In move settings when available, we request that our customers open outside doors and/or windows to increase air circulation. All of the above will be effective immediately and remain in place until April 20th, until we can reassess the situation and make further announcements. We strive to continue to practice CDC/ Federal / State/ WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines for health and safety to prevent contagion in our community.

Thank you, Homegrown Moving

Advice for moving with children

Moving with kids is a great transition for any family. Moving from an old house to a new house, parting with friends, and changing your children’s usual lifestyle. The best way to minimize the stress of moving with children is to find possible stress factors and make a plan to eliminate them.

Kids on bed
You want to make the whole process enjoyable for everyone

Despite the fact that you cannot completely solve the problem with children, there are tips that can help ease the process. Here are our top tips to help children ease into the next move.

1. Involve your children in the relocation process!

Between finding a new home, packing, and coordinating with your residential movers Denver, it is too easy to lose sight of your children during the move. Our main recommendation is to involve children in the relocation process whenever possible. Even the smallest task can change your child’s feelings for his new home.

There are several ways to do this. Children can help you organize a moving sale, give you three basic options for repainting your living room walls. Or even help narrow down the houses you are considering. If you have small ones, then there are tons of creative ways to repurpose the packing material and create entertainment on the day of the move (think: fort in a moving box).

Alternatively, have the children pack a few of their own boxes. As an extra tip, try customizing the box labels with your children’s names. And let them decorate their boxes with stickers – they will love it!

2. Use time to your advantage

In some cases, you may have months to prepare for the move. But in other cases, you may have several weeks. Our main advice? If you have time, then use it to your advantage. Prepare your children for the move by giving them as much information as possible about your new home. For example, photos of how their new bedroom will look like, where they will go to school (even try planning a school tour with your new teacher) or photos of the local playground they will be visiting.

If you are moving on a short schedule or a long-distance, then use the time in your old house to make a plan with your child about all the steps of the relocation process. They may have questions about what will happen. And you can assure them of all the exciting elements of moving to a new home.

3. Visit the area you are moving to

Not all parents will have the opportunity to visit a new area with their children before moving. If you can, plan a walking tour of your new neighborhood, city center, or their new school.

People walking
It can be pretty useful to explore a new city before moving with children

Before you visit, grab a copy of your local newspaper and find out what child-centered events take place during your visit. A visit to the local sports ground or recreation center can help open your eyes to the new area. Or if you don’t have enough time to go there, then you can always check your new place on Google maps. Moving with your children should not be an unexpected event.

4. Partner with a child-friendly moving company

On the day of the move, you will most likely be linked to the need to coordinate with your mover and packing fragile items, which may leave your children out of sight during the move. There are several moving companies that have developed special measures to provide childcare on the day of the move.

Look at the website or blog of a moving company and see if they have special offers or services designed for children. Some moving companies even pay for childcare services or dog kindergartens on the day of the move. Other moving companies have invented creative ways of involving children on the day of the move, such as providing a children’s kit (such as coloring books and drawings) that they can work with during the move.

5. Throw the farewell party

Between your child’s last day at his old school, moving to a new district, and making new friends, there are many concerns about moving. Having a farewell party will help them say goodbye when they leave their friends and old house. Have a party in your old house as a celebration of your family’s time and invite your neighbors. Alternatively, have a party in your new home as a solemn greeting in your new space and invite new neighbors.

Encourage friends to bring small souvenirs to the party so your children can remember them when they move to a new city or school. They will make great keepsakes.

6. Minimize changes upon arrival

Especially if you are moving with young children, then minimizing change is important. You may be moving to a new house or even to a new state, but you can keep things up to date by setting up the furniture for their bedroom in the same manner or following the same morning routines. In addition, try to preserve any traditions that you had in your old house. For example, family movie nights on Saturdays or Sunday brunch. This will help ease the transition, trust us.

You won’t be able to keep everything exactly as it was. But the small pieces that you save during the transition can change the world for the better.

7. Pack the moving-day bag

Your children will probably not want to part with their beloved teddy bear or Nintendo over the next week. So make sure they prepare for moving day by packing the moving-day bag before you move. Explain that it may take a week or two to unpack all moving boxes, so they should keep everything they want next to them in their moving-day bag.

healthy snacks
You can even pack them a special bag for moving day as a surprise with snacks for the trip and a game or toy when they arrive

When moving with children, little things matter

Moving can feel like an overwhelming process, especially when planning a move with your kids. Follow these tips to create a comprehensive plan for moving with children that can make all the difference. That way, your children will be satisfied even during that hard and stressful time.

See Also:

https://homegrownmoving.com/best-way-to-pack-a-box/

https://homegrownmoving.com/insiders-packing-list-guide/

https://homegrownmoving.com/top-3-ways-to-save-moving/

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