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

Can DIY moving supplies do the job right?

If you are in the middle of planning your relocation, you probably have a lot of questions. When you want to have a DIY move, you are probably wondering whether DIY moving supplies can do the job right? You do not want to end up with bad moving supplies and put your relocation and jeopardy, of course. Since we want you to move without any doubts, today we will be answering this question. And if you are wondering what are the best moving companies in Denver area, we know the answer as well.

a man laying under a pile of moving boxes
When you get DIY moving supplies it is easy to buy more than you actually need.

The pros of a DIY relocation and packing

There are pros and cons to every type of relocation, of course. Currently, we are interested in a DIY process, so here are the benefits of moving on your own.

  • You are in charge of the process – If you have carefully planned the relocation already, and want to be in control of the moving process, DIY relocation is the right way to go. You have complete control over every aspect of relocation, and you don`t depend on anyone else.
  • Saving money – A carefully planned DIY relocation and packing can save you a lot of money. However, you need to be extra careful here, as any mistake that you make will cost you. For example, if you get a lot more DIY moving supplies than you actually need, you will have overspent the money from your budget.

The cons of a DIY relocation and packing

When it comes to choosing whether you want to do everything on your own or hire a professional team of people, it all boils down to your specific needs. For example, a long-distance move is much easier with cross country movers Denver than on your own. Let`s see what are other cons of DIY relocation are.

  • You can rely only on yourself – What is an advantage can easily turn into a disadvantage. Your friends can say that they don`t want to help you. This combined with bad weather, for example, is a recipe for a disaster. It is helpful to have someone you can rely on.
  • Moving injuries – Assembling and disassembling furniture, moving all of your items, and transporting them, packing, and unpacking are by no means easy things to do. One wrong step and you can hurt your back or your ankle and ruin a DIY relocation.
  • No insurance – In case that something happens to your items, you won`t get compensated like you would with professional movers. This is one of the most important benefits of hiring professional packers.
moving boxes in an apartment and a sofa covered with protective linen
Free moving supplies are great, but you should always check their quality before taking them.

Are alternative moving supplies good for your relocation?

There are plenty of ways in which you can obtain moving supplies. Depending on your budget you can aim for the most expensive and high-quality ones, or you can use some of the things you have at home already. Alternative moving supplies are only good for your relocation if they are of great quality.

Free DIY moving supplies

You can get a lot of moving supplies for free, like moving boxes. Local grocery stores, liquor stores, Craigslist, and local businesses will all be thrilled to give you some of their moving boxes. However, you need to be extra careful here. Never take any moving box that does not seem sturdy enough. You want only the best moving supplies for your relocation. Even if your friends offer you moving supplies from their recent relocation, check the quality twice.

Items you already have at home

A good thing about a DIY relocation is that you can use stuff you already have at home for your relocation. For example, moving blankets can easily be replaced with your old blankets. Packing paper can become newspaper, and bubble wrap can be replaced with crushed newspaper or towels. But, although this is the perfect way to avoid buying professional moving supplies, be careful, and only use items that are of great quality. When you need to pack your furniture for moving, for example, it is important to have high-quality supplies.

What is the difference between professional and alternative moving supplies?

If you have high-quality moving supplies, that you don`t need professional moving supplies. However, it is not the same if you hire professionals to bring their supplies and pack your items, and do it on your own. First of all, professionals will evaluate and bring the right amount of moving supplies. So, there is no wasting money on extra moving supplies or buying moving supplies the night before the relocation.

Secondly, the movers know the right packing techniques. What really matters is that your items don`t get damaged during the relocation process. If you moved the items without damaging them, then all the packing supplies were great. But a proper packing and lifting technique is really important here. You need to learn how to pack quickly and properly before your relocation even begins.

Finally, if you have movers bring over all the necessary moving supplies, they will also take them away when the relocation is finished. This is great, as you won`t have to deal with any leftover moving boxes, or used packing supplies. Professionals will get rid of them in an eco-friendly way, so there is nothing to worry about.

a couple packing cups inside the moving box
Instead of packing paper, you can always use crushed newspaper for packing fragile items.

Moving equipment is also very important

When you are preparing for a DIY move, you need to obtain not only DIY moving supplies but also some moving equipment. For instance, you will need a furniture dolly for your furniture, kitchen appliances, and other large and heavy items. Furniture pads and safety ramps also fall into this category. We highly recommend that you rent them, as they are expensive to buy. This is the best way to make your DIY relocation safe and avoid moving injuries. Only when you use proper moving supplies and equipment can you have a truly successful relocation, without the help of professional movers. Good luck!

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