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

Average Denver Rent Has Increased $155 Since 2015

The Denver Rent Market

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Denver’s housing market is on fire. Last time we drove through the city, there were more than a dozen cranes framing the skyline. Thousands of people have started migrating to Denver and apartments, condos, and homes are being built quickly to meet the demand.

And here’s the problem. Even with buildings going up left and right, there’s a shortage in the market for rentals. According to the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, the average Denver vacancy rate is 5% in Q2 2017. This means apartments are operating at 95% occupancy. When you factor in folks who are switching between apartments and the time it takes to flip a unit, you’re looking at nearly 100% occupancy in the Denver market.

What’s The Average Rent Around Denver?

That means property management companies can command a hefty chunk of money for homes that don’t have that much square footage. That same report indicates the average rent in Denver is $1,420 for a unit. That is up $50 from the same time in 2016 and $155 from $2015.

So if you can find an apartment that is more in your price range, it would be worth shopping around for some Denver apartment movers to get you resituated, financially speaking. Paying a moving company to get you across town could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the course of a year.

Consider this: In Southwest Denver, the average rent is $1,444. The average rent in Lakewood is $1,277, a difference of $167. That’s more than $2,000 in the course of a year.

Not only would a move like that be a smart financial move, it would be wise geographically. As the population continues to swell, the quality of life that attracted many will be more in demand. A home in Lakewood puts you closer to the mountains, closer to fresh air and open space, and more in the know about houses (to eventually buy) that will be cheaper than the Denver city.

But if you’re like thousands of others who have settled into Denver seemingly overnight, it might be hard to round up a ton of friends to help you move your stuff more than once. In-Denver small moves don’t have to break the bank if you just have some furniture you want moved to start over at a new spot.

Sometimes when moving to a new city like Denver, you simply have to pick a place to live. In this situation you may end up not being in love with where you initially chose but remember,  it’s perfectly normal to move and change areas as you get to know the city. If you’re considering any size move within the greater Denver area, or across Colorado we’re here to help! Homegrown Moving and Storage Company can facilitate any of your moving needs, large or small. So give us a call at 303-587-6200!

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