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

How to avoid beginner packing mistakes

Moving doesn’t have to be completely stressful.  So, how to avoid beginner packing mistakes and loads of stress? Moving is considered as one of the most stressful life events regardless if it is a frequent or first-time experience. Still, it doesn’t have to be that way. If planned and done correctly packing can take the pressure off the whole process as there are many things that you can do to make it efficient. To achieve this, Thorton CO movers have come up with some common mistakes that people make when packing. Here are the ways to avoid them if you are a newbie to this hard and tedious task. You will need a strategy and some strength and perseverance but hard work always pays off. Try these tips and tricks.

stack of moving boxes
Use quality packing supplies to avoid beginner packing mistakes

Don’t forget to plan ahead

Plan ahead of time. Some people make the mistake and start packing their household without proper planning. To avoid a lot of stress and wasted time, write down what your strategic plan is for packing all of your belongings. Which room should you start packing first? Kitchen or bedroom? Which things do you have to dispose of? How do you want to pack your stuff? The best time to start planning is at least a month earlier. That should give you enough time to make a good strategy and decide which packing materials you need.

Don’t start late

You snooze, you lose! Don’t procrastinate, not with packing! It usually happens that you need much more time than you think. Even with a detailed plan. And especially if you have kids, so roll up your sleeves and stick to the plan. Hire packing services Denver if you get emotional easily to get things going. You can start months earlier with the things you do not use often. To put it more precisely, start with the things you won’t use before the move. These are:

  • basement or attic items
  • out-of-season items
  • porcelain ware
  • decorations
  • books

Avoid beginner packing mistakes – don’t pack your kitchen last

Pack toughest rooms first. Kitchens have too many items hidden in the drawers, cupboards, and under the sink. Sorting everything out takes hours and hours and let’s be honest you use only a small number of kitchen items. Leave out only kitchen essentials and start packing the kitchen early. Naturally, kitchens take very long to pack due to the number of breakable items and utensils that need to be protected. Leave the kitchen last and you will welcome Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado with half the plates and peelers unpacked.

Purge and discard

Start sorting your items. Make piles of items you decide you do not need at your new place. Sort them into four categories: donation, recycle, trash, garage sale, and act accordingly. Goodwill is a good place to start with the unused or new item that you want to donate. Or just give away to friends and family things you do not need anymore. You can also sell some of the things you won’t be taking with you. Sell either online or organize a garage sale on time. Select what is your household waste and can be recycled for good reason. Papers, glass,  plastics, and old textile items are the first to be selected for recycling purposes. If you can’t recycle the only option is to trash it. But don’t worry if you followed the four-step process of purging listed above there won’t stay much for the landfill.

Avoid beginner packing mistakes
Start packing the storage rooms first either basement or attic

Opt for quality packing supplies

Another important thing that you can do to avoid beginner packing mistakes is to buy quality packing supplies. You will end up regretting it if you try to save on packing material. Cheap moving boxes might tear while you are loading them. And that can cost you way more than the cost of quality moving boxes. Professional packing services have everything that you will need for effective packing. But, if you are having a packing party on your own or with friends, you need to prepare well. Buy enough quality boxes that fit your items. What other supplies will you need? Boxes and packing tape are the essentials but you will also need plastic wrap, bubble cushioning, packing paper, plastic baggies, toolset, labels, and markers. If you are not sure what you need, ask your residential movers CO to help you.

Take a moving inventory

It would be a great idea to take inventory and see just how many belongings you will have to move. You will have a checklist to follow and make sure haven’t left anything behind. You can ask your kids to help you so that you can pack and they can take turns to write down every single thing you put in the box.

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Helping hand during packing means a lot

Label your boxes

Your packing plan should include labeling the boxes to keep everything well organized during and after the move.  You or your professional moving crew will know where things go, and you still keep control of everything. You should choose to develop a color-coding system, use stickers that identify each box’s destination, label each box on multiple sides with waterproof markers, label all sides of your boxes, or create a numbering system. Whatever system will work better for you. Forgetting to label the boxes may cost you hours of your time at your new address.

Organization inside the boxes

Heavy stuff goes on the bottom, light items on top. The same system as going shopping.  You must have a proper order to avoid crashing your lighter items. Don’t overweight boxes. There is a limit set.  Each box should weigh no more than 50 lbs. This is a safety issue, the last thing you want to do on moving day is hurt yourself or the helping hand of your friend.  Pre-packing your small things in small bags will help you to find them easier when you’re unpacking.

Packing is one of the most important phases of moving. Whether this is your first big move or you’ve moved a few times in your lifetime, moving is always stressful and overwhelming. We hope these tips will help you avoid beginner packing mistakes as well as general packing mistakes.

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