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

Common moving injuries and how to avoid them

Moving home is a stressful and demanding process. It involves many tasks and activities, and people often get hurt during relocation. Moving can be rough on the body, especially if you are not used to hard labor. Common moving injuries such as the strained back, bruises, and scrapes are caused by heavy lifting and dragging. In order to avoid them, you have to be properly prepared. Learn lifting techniques, use appropriate equipment, or hire reliable movers such as Homegrown Moving Company Colorado. Start packing and planning your relocation in advance so that you don’t have to rush the process.

Strained back is one of the most common moving injuries

If you decide to pack and move on your own, you have to protect yourself from common moving injuries. Strained back is usually caused by lifting heavy objects. In order to avoid back injuries, it’s important to learn proper lifting techniques. Position your feet shoulder-width apart, keep your back straight and use your legs to lower yourself. Don’t bend at the waist because this can cause strained back. Also, don’t overload the moving boxes and lift items that are too heavy for you. If they are too heavy for you don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Broken fingers and toes

Broken fingers and toes are also common moving injuries. People drop heavy items during the move and the consequence is these injuries. That’s why it’s crucial not to overpack moving boxes. Also, use quality packing materials to avoid injuries and damage to your possessions. Wearing thick gloves and closed-toe shoes is the best way to avoid broken toes and fingers.

Knee and ankle injuries

The moving day is usually hectic. There are a lot of things lying around and it’s not unusual to hit into something. Also, you can easily twist your ankle or kick your knee while pulling or dragging something. Be particularly careful if you are moving in bad weather. Make sure you don’t fall when you step outside in slippery winter weather. Buy knee braces and pads and wear the right shoes with a good grip.

Be careful during the move in order to avoid getting hurt.
Bruises, cuts, and scrapes are the most common moving injuries

Cuts and scrapes

These are probably the most common moving injuries, but also the least serious ones. Be particularly careful when packing sharp objects of unusual shape. Packing tools can be especially dangerous so make sure to put them in toolboxes, detach all removable parts, and wrap the equipment in a bubble wrap.

How to avoid common moving injuries

Good preparation and a solid plan are crucial for a successful move. But, they are also very important for the prevention of common moving injuries. Sometimes people feel anxious during the move, and they try to accelerate the process. That’s when most moving injuries happen – when you are tired or incautious. In addition to that, we have some more suggestions that will help you avoid injuries during the relocation.

  • Wear appropriate clothes. Wear safety gloves to protect your skin and cover as much skin as possible. Also, closed-toe shoes will help you avoid broken toes.
  • Use proper moving and towing equipment. Use a hand truck or dolly to transport heavy boxes and furniture glides to move large pieces of furniture. This will greatly facilitate the move – you will be able to slide heavy objects instead of lifting them. If you want to put away items on shelves out of your reach use ladder.
  • Learn lifting techniques. Do some basic stretching exercises before you start lifting and dragging heavy items. Stretch whenever possible to keep your muscles warm. Keep your back straight and bend at the knees. Finally, know your limits and don’t lift items that are too heavy for you.
  • Use quality packing materials. Gather packing supplies well in time. Make sure to use sturdy and durable moving boxes. You don’t have to buy new cardboard boxes, you can take them from local bookstores and liquor stores. Just make sure they are not damaged. Otherwise, you risk not only damage to your items but also moving injuries if boxes break.
Gather packing supplies in time.
Use quality packing materials to avoid damage and injuries

Hire a reliable moving company

Hiring a professional moving company is the best way to avoid common moving injuries. If you are an inexperienced mover this might be your best option. Not only will they transport your possessions, but reliable movers will provide additional services. They can help you disassemble furniture, provide packing services CO, even offer useful moving advice. The most important thing is that you won’t have to lift a finger – they will do all the heavy-lifting and loading. Also, you will avoid a lot of stress if you let experienced movers take care of your entire move.

Bruises are one of the most common moving injuries.
If you hire reliable movers, they will handle your relocation and you will not have to worry about getting injured during the relocation

Finding a reliable moving company takes some time and thorough research. Ask your friends and family for a recommendation. Maybe they know someone who has moved recently. Also, check specialized moving websites. Here you can find general information about a company, the overall mark for a company, ratings, previously submitted comments, and complaints, etc. Once you choose moving companies that meet all your needs, ask for moving quotes Denver.

Conclusion

The moving day can be quite stressful and hectic. In order to protect yourself and provide safe transport to your belongings, you should follow some simple safety rules. Use appropriate moving equipment, wear proper clothes, don’t overpack your moving boxes, or pick up the ones that are too heavy for you. If possible, find reliable movers to handle the relocation and avoid common moving injuries.

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