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 Estimate Moving Costs for Long Distance Move

If you are about to move across states, it is quite important to figure out what your costs will be. To estimate moving costs for a long distance move, you will need to consider many factors. A good starting point is to acquire a few of the moving quotes Denver and move on from there. Also, a lot of the cost will depend on the items you are transporting and the services you will be hiring. It is best to evaluate all of this as soon as possible and figure out your options. In this article, we are going to cover all the relevant considerations for your long distance relocation.

How to Estimate Moving Costs for a Long Distance Move Like a Pro?

Here is a small list of things that you might want to do:

  • Figure out how long-distance movers charge
  • Your moving costs depend on how much stuff you have
  • How many movers will assist you?
  • Truck and gas cost
  • Special items relocation
  • Storage services
  • Don’t forget the additional fees when trying to estimate moving costs for a long distance move
Determine the budget for your upcoming relocation.

Figure out how long-distance movers charge

This is the first step. If you know that you will be hiring movers for your relocation (and in most cases, you will), you need to know how they charge for their services. Most of the time, long distance movers Denver are going to charge you by the load. This means that you can expect to pay anywhere from $2000 to $5000 for the handling of your belongings. Also, they will charge you half a dollar per pound of weight of your items.

What you can take from this is that both the number of your items and their weight come into the calculation. If you want to lower the costs, you will need to transport fewer items. Simple as that.

Your moving costs depend on how much stuff you have

To iterate on this a bit more, “how much stuff” comes down to the number of moving boxes you will have, alongside the number of large furniture items. All of these require handling and the more items you have the greater the cost. The best way to go about this is to write down all the stuff that you plan on moving with you, estimate the number of boxes you will have and give that information to your movers. They will then be able to give you a much better approximation of the cost.

How many movers will assist you?

This is directly connected to the number and weight of your items. Typically, relocation is a two-person job. However, if you have some items that simply require more people to handle, this will raise the price. Again, the best thing to do, and what the pros from Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado recommend, is to contact your movers, perhaps send them some pictures and figure things out with them. That is always the best way.

Truck and gas cost

Moving on, the next item on our expenses list is the gas for the truck. Moving companies have trucks of different sizes and the general rule of thumb is: the larger the truck, the more gas it requires. And over long distances, the gas usage can rack up quite a bill. That is why you need to make sure that you are renting the proper size of the truck.

Again, in order to rent the right size, you will need to know what will be going in there. You may want to create an inventory list ahead of time and do your calculations with it.

Rent a proper size of the moving truck.

Special items relocation

Another cost is relocating special items. These items are quite difficult to transport and require special considerations, such as special tools. Two examples of such items are the piano and the pool table. These items usually cannot be transported via the stairs and sometimes they can’t even fit inside the regular lift. Depending on the circumstances, moving your most valuable items can be quite an expense.

To beat on the same drum again, your best bet is to communicate all such items to your movers and get their estimate. This is the only way you can figure out how much will it cost. It is highly dependant on the circumstances.

Consider storage services when trying to estimate moving costs for your long distance move

Also, if you plan on storing your items, that will cost extra. Normally, you can easily estimate the storage costs if you know that you will need to store your items but there is another situation. For example, let’s say that during your relocation, you get a call saying that your new home isn’t ready for you to move in. In these cases, your only option is paying for Storage in Transit. The price will depend on the number of your items and the time they need to be in storage. After you find your reliable crew on, make sure to ask them in advance how much the estimated SIT costs will be, and add it to your possible calculations. But for the most part, you will be fine without it, just know that it might be a factor.

One of the additional services that cost extra – storage services!

Don’t forget the additional fees when trying to estimate moving costs for your long distance move

However, that is not all that you need to worry about. There are also additional fees that might crop up or services that you will want to hire. For example, let’s say that you simply do not have time to pack your own items. You will need to hire packing services, and that will inflate the overall price considerably. The same goes if you make any inventory changes. Finally, you will want to have liability insurance of some sort. This goes around one percent of the total value of your items.

All in all, there are quite a few things that can modify the total price of your relocation. Talk to your movers, have them provide you with as many estimates as they can and you will be able to estimate moving costs for your long distance move in no time.

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