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 childproof your new home after moving

Moving can be a hard and stressful experience. However, it can add more stress if you are moving with kids. And after the relocation instead of enjoying your new home, you will need to make sure it is kid-friendly. If you are struggling with any of these issues this is the perfect article for you. Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado prepared the ultimate guide on how to childproof your new home after moving. Follow our easy steps and you will childproof your new home like a pro. Therefore, without any furder ado let us get started.

Things you need to do before you can childproof your new place

The main thing you need to do before you can childproof your new place after the move is to actually relocate. However, planning a move with kids tends to be hard. For that reason, we advise you to contact some of the best long distance movers Denver has to offer. If you have the best movers by your side moving day should be stress-free. Moreover, in order to find the best movers you need to do some research or ask around and hire a moving company based on recommendation. However, do not forget to ask your movers for a moving estimate. Moving estimates can help you plan your budget better.

mother and daughter packing for the move
Planning a move with kids can be hard

Packing your items before moving with kids

Yet another thing you need to do before your moving day. You should pack everything. Packing with kids can be a nightmare. For that reason, we advise you to ask for help. You can either ask your friends and family to take care of your kids or you can hire professional help. Hiring a packing expert is one of the best things you can do, and also there are a lot of moving companies offering packing services. Moreover, you will be able to learn some of the best packing tips and tricks from your professional packers. Furthermore, you will pack faster than you would normally do.

Some other things you need to do before the move

When you are moving long-distance with kids you need to keep in mind the following:

  • Make sure you answer all of their questions. You will need to be patient while explaining and answering all questions your kids have prepared for you.
  • Dissemble all childproof protection while your kids are not home. You should ask your family members to take care of your kids while you disassemble furniture pieces.  If you already have childproofed items in your home you should bring them with you to your new home. Moreover, that will save you time and energy when you need to childproof your new place.
  • Prepare enough food. If you are planning on having stress free cors county move with kids, preparing them snacks and lunch is the way to fo it.
  • Pack all of the toys. Make a list of everything you need to pack including the toys. Having all favorite toys ready to move is one of the best tips for stress-free cross county move with kids.
  • Make sure you have a first aid kit with you. You never know what might happen on your moving day. Therefore you should have a first aid kit with you at all times.

    two little boys playing
    You never know what might happen on your moving day. Have a first aid kit with you

How to childproof your new home after moving

When your movers deliver your belongings to the new address you should start with unpacking.  However, you can always ask them to help you with bigger furniture pieces. They will gladly help you to finish your move in the best possible way. And when you unpack your furniture you should start childproofing your home and making it more kid-friendly. You should stat buy unpacking your old homes childproof items you have brought with you to your new place.

However, if this is your first time doing it you will need to make sure you have enough safety latches and locked on your drawers and cabinets. That way you will prevent your kids to get injured while opening and closing them. Also, you will need to put your medication, batteries, and small items out of your kids’ reach. The best way to do that is to put them in smaller plastic containers and hide them away in already protected cabinets.

Also, you should make sure your kids can’t reach other kitchen elements for example knives, forks, plates, and glasses. Put them in higher cabinets and those cabinets your kid can reach should be locked. Moreover, if you have electronic devices plugged in make sure that they are also childproof. Cover unused electrical outlets with outlet protectors or safety caps. You can easily find them in online stores or in your nearest hardware store.

two toddlers playing with letter cubes
Unpack your toys first

Some other things you can do to make your home more kid-friendly

There are some other things you can do to make your home more kid-friendly. For starters, you should have safety gates at the top and at the bottom of your staircase. You can also consider using them as a temporary barrier when you have people over your kids should play inside that safe environment. However, gates are amazing not only for stairs they are amazing to be placed on the doorway. So your kids can stay in their room while you are cleaning.

Yet another thing to consider, having a carpet is a good thing, but you will need to vacuum it at least once a day. Kids tend to misplace some small items. And also they tend to put anything in their mouth. Therefore you need to make sure your carpet does not have any small toy parts your kid could choke of with. This can be a really big problem if you have two or more kids who are not the same age.

Watch your kids all the time

Whatever you do to your home won’t protect accidents from happening. You can only do the best to prevent them. Furthermore, that does not make you a bad parent. The only way you will be 100% sure your kids are safe at all times is by watching their every move. Do your best to have a childproof your new home and enjoy your life in it. Good luck with your move.

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