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

Choosing the most affordable moving supplies: tips and tricks

Moving can become pretty expensive very quickly. That is why many people look for ways to reduce their moving costs and keep their spending to a minimum. One of the ways to reduce moving expenses is by finding affordable moving supplies. Let’s be honest, there’s really no need to splurge on packing supplies when you could even get them for free! And by not spending as much on supplies, you’ll be able to spend a bit more on reliable Summit County movers instead. So, if you’re one of the people who are trying to spend a bit less while moving, we’ll tell you some ways of choosing cheaper moving supplies. Keep reading to see your options.

Find cheap or free cardboard boxes

What comes to mind first when someone mentions packing are cardboard boxes. Well, instead of spending your hard-earned money on the boxes, you might as well look for ways to get them for free. Trust us, it’s possible. Cardboard boxes aren’t hard to come by, you just need to know where to look for them. And if you hit up the right places, you won’t have to pay for them.

Fruits at the supermarket
Grocery stores are a great place to look for free cardboard boxes.

 

  • You can visit your local supermarkets and see if they can give you some boxes they don’t need anymore. After all, they get goods delivered probably every day, so they’re bound to have some spare boxes. All you need to do is ask.
  • Other than that, you can go to pharmacies, bookstores or liquor stores and try to get some boxes.
  • A great way to get free cardboard boxes is by looking for them online. There are websites where people are giving away the boxes they don’t need anymore.

If you don’t end up finding free cardboard boxes, at least try to find some affordable ones. Ask your senior movers CO if they can provide you with affordable moving supplies that are also worth a shot.

Get affordable moving supplies online – search for used ones

Nowadays, you can find anything you need online. Therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise that there’s a way to find cheap moving supplies on the Internet as well. The best way to do that is by getting used supplies. There’s no reason to get brand new moving supplies if you can find used ones that are in good shape and more affordable.

A man typing on a laptop
Grab your computer, get online and do your best to find some affordable or even free moving supplies.

All you need to do is go to a website like Craigslist or The Freecycle and see what people are offering. We guarantee you’ll find at least a part of the moving supplies you need and save some cash. Once people are done with their relocation, they’re left with a bunch of packing supplies they and they don’t know what to do with them. That’s why many people end up giving these things away – to declutter their home and help someone out. Some people will give you the supplies free of charge, while others will ask for a little bit of money. Either way, you’ll spend less than if you were to buy new supplies.

Utilize the things you already own

Who said you need to go out of your way to get affordable moving supplies? All you need to do is look around your house and find some things that you could utilize while packing. This will especially come in handy if you’re moving last-minute and you’re in a rush. You probably already own some useful things, so be creative and find a purpose for them. We’ll give you a few ideas, don’t worry.

Use suitcases and bags as affordable moving supplies

We’ve all got some suitcases or bags lying around our homes. Well, instead of packing everything into cardboard boxes, why not use the things you already own?

A stack of 3 suitcases - pack your things into suitcases instead of buying affordable moving supplies
Suitcases will definitely come in handy when you’re moving, so don’t forget about them.

You could pack your clothes, books, toiletries or basically anything else into your suitcases and duffel bags. This way, you’re not spending any money on moving supplies and you’re using up less space in the moving truck. You’d transport these things to the new home anyway, so it’s best to get some use out of them.

Wrap your things into blankets

Wrapping is an essential part of the packing process, especially when it comes to fragile and sharp objects. Most people go for bubble pack as that’s a good material that will keep your things safe. If you’re not hiring professional packing services, but you’re packing on your own, you might want to look into other options. Luckily, you don’t have to buy plastic bubbles. All you need to do is gather some of your blankets, towels or even clothes and use them for wrapping. Don’t worry, these things will also keep your belongings intact and damage-free.

Rent plastic containers

If you don’t feel like buying moving supplies that you’ll only get rid of in a few weeks’ time, renting plastic boxes is a good option for you. There are plenty of companies that are willing to rent plastic containers to you for as long as you need them. In most cases, they will deliver them to your door and pick them up once you’re done using them. This is a great way to avoid post-move clutter. The price of the boxes most likely depends on how many you need and how long you’ll be using them.

Time to start looking for affordable moving supplies

Well, now that you have an idea of where to look for affordable moving supplies and how to save some money on them, there’s nothing stopping you. Go out there and find free cardboard boxes, order someone’s used supplies online and use the things you have at home. There are plenty of ways to spend less money on packing supplies, so give it a try.

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