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

Cross country moving checklist

Moving across the country is one hell of a job with a lot on the to-do list. It is quite manageable with some skills and help. But starting it just looks like a big monster ready to crush you while you try to wiggle out and wing it. So let’s try not to wing it all the way and make a plan for your cross country moving.

Hire a trustworthy moving company

Cross country moving is not quite the same as moving across the street. There are a lot more stuff you need to handle and not enough time or manpower. This is why you need to consider hiring Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado. They will have your back regarding the most important part o the move. Having a good moving company can make or break the whole moving process.

Start by researching movers online. Good moving companies will have a lot of reviews and comments online from people satisfied with them. Get some recommendations from people you know as well. It’s always a safer option to go with a company someone close to you worked with. Take your time because you do not want to end up across the country, without any of your stuff. There are a lot of scammers nowadays everywhere. Make sure you take the steps necessary to avoid them. Cross country movers Denver will help you get ahold of this and make it look like a piece of cake. The fewer surprises you have the better it is.

Declutter your entire home

This is a very important step when moving in any case. Cross country moving cant start before you declutter your home. This will save you time, money, and effort trying to pack it all up. So before you start looking for reliable movers in your area, clean up first. Even if you are moving on your own. Decluttering might be even more important if you are doing a DYI move.

a home you need to declutter as a part of Cross country moving checklist
Home decluttering is a part of cross country moving checklist

Start from the storage areas of your home, and units if you have them. Work your way around the house until you are done. This can be quite an emotional process for some people but do not let that discourage you. Decluttering is important and necessary. Take your time with it as much as you need. But do not hold on to thins you no longer need. If you can, organize a yard sale to earn some money for the move. Selling stuff you deemed as clutter can help you finance some of the packing supplies. That can be a huge relief when it comes to that part of the move.

Make an inventory

After you are done decluttering and start packing it is time to make an inventory. Cross country moving is not a small step and you need to have everything in order. Keeping track of all the things you pack gives you certainty and proof in anything goes missing in case you are considering hiring a moving company. If that does happen, call your moving company once you notice the missing box and they will settle it as fast as they can.

a pen and paper
Make sure to make an inventory list

You should consider packing room by room and make your inventory along the way. As you pack one box, label it with the content and the room it came from. Then put that in your inventory lists for moving day. Room by room packing and this list will help you unpack as well. Cutting the unpacking process in half because you do not have to dig through all the boxes at once.

Gather supplies on time

After you are done decluttering it is time to buy some supplies. Cross country moving means there are some basics you need to cover when it comes to supplies:

  1. Sturdy boxes
  2. Packing tape, paper, air-filled wrap
  3. Moving dolly and proper equipment

There can be more depending on your house and requirements. The good thing is that you can finance a part of it with the money from the yard sale. If you got lucky maybe all of the supplies! Saving money on moving supplies is always a smart move.  Make sure you get everything packed tight and secure. If you need this part covered consider hiring a reliable moving company to do it for you. They are professionals and they will do it in half the time.

Prepare your emergency bag for cross country moving

A first-aid moving bag is the one needed to get you through the trip and the first few nights. You can not go to a cross country moving trip without preparing your emergency bag. What it holds varies between the people, but some things are a must. Because trust us, you won’t be unpacking right away. Moving is exhausting for all of us. And you will not even know how tired you are until you are finished relocating. Take your time and be well-rested before you start unpacking. You have all the time in the world.

an essential traveling bag
Have your essential bag ready

A first aid bag usually holds the most basic hygiene equipment for the entire family. Along with some change of clothes and pajamas. Paperwork needed for the move also needs a place in your bag. Some food or snack for the long road as well. The rest is up to you what to pack. Each member can have their bag or you can pack one large suitcase. That is to your liking. But do not miss out on packing anything crucial because you are saving up on space. Better than to have everyone pack their small bag to have by their side.

Moving can have a pretty big impact on our lives. And what is important is to prepare the best you can for cross country moving. Do everything in your power for this to go as smoothly as possible. The rest is up to the professionals you hire and maybe some luck. Get your groove on and do not worry. You got this!

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