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 move expensive artwork safely?

You might be dealing with quite a lot of stress when trying to relocate with an expensive painting as one of your items. These require you to be extra careful about the shipping methods you use, as well as how you pack each painting. By damaging them, you can ruin both their monetary and esthetic value. Therefore, you should prepare carefully to move expensive artwork safely. Luckily, you do not have to wander too far to find out how to do it. Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado is here to help. In this article, we take a look at how to relocate your paintings without damaging them. From preparing them for transport to picking the right box, we go through each of the steps that will ensure you can proudly present your masterpiece in your new home.

Carefully consider how you wrap your expensive artwork

Not to get you anxious – but there are a couple of things that can go wrong while you are transporting the painting. You can damage the glass, as well as the painting itself. The colors can fade if exposed to too much light or some substances, and the frame can break as well. Therefore, we recommend that you hire professional packing services Denver to do this for you or you will need to take steps that will protect each of these separately.

glass shards
Glass shards can damage the canvas.

When it comes to the glass, you will want to use masking tape to make an X across the whole surface. Sometimes, you might even consider adding a “cross sign” over this so that it expands in eight different directions. This way, you will protect the glass from shattering completely. If it breaks, it should still stay in place instead of poking holes in the canvas. However, a thing to keep in mind here is not to use any sticky tape, like duct tape or packing tape. Instead, use masking or painter’s tape, since there do not leave ugly marks behind. Of course, you will not do this if your painting isn’t in its frame, protected by glass.

Protect the canvas to move expensive artwork safely

Then, you will want to use a layer of glassine paper to protect your painting. It is a non-stick packing supply that will help you protect the painting from dirt as well as moisture – which can ruin a painting. Inquire about this when getting your moving quotes Denver. If the movers don’t have it, you will want to get your own. Cut a layer of the paper so that it is 2 inches longer than your painting in all directions. This way, you can wrap it around the canvas when packing it.

You will want to put a cushioning material on your packing table, and then glassine paper over it. Then, lay the painting face down on the paper, but make sure you are not pressing it down too hard. Do it gently and center it so that you can wrap the paper around the sides of the canvas.

masking tape
Carefully pick the tape you are using.

After that, you can simply tape the glassine paper to the back of the canvas with your tape once more. Make sure you use painter’s tape once more – and not too much of it. Just like regular tape can stain the glass, it can also damage the canvas, too. Then, add some padding material that you will wrap the painting in and you are ready.

How to pick the right box to move expensive artwork safely

Finding the right size of the box is generally easy. You measure the diameter of the painting and look for a box of a similar size. You can even make a cardboard box of your own. However, there are things to remember. First, you will want to use one box per painting. Also, similarly to leaving some room when cutting out glassine paper, you will want to leave at least 2 in of space on all sides of the painting when getting the box too. However, you will not be wrapping the box around the canvas as you did with the glassine paper. Instead, you will use cushioning materials to protect your painting further.

For example, a thing you can do to protect the frame is to create cardboard corners. You can do this by cutting 2 strips of cardboard and taping them together. Make sure they are the same width as the canvas. Then, cut two triangles that will go in the corners of the two strips. This way, you can easily slide what you made onto the corner. By doing so, you add an extra layer of protection so that you won’t damage the frame during the trip. Usually, the corners are the most critical part – and you will want to protect them.

bubble pack to help you move expensive artwork safely
Tried and tested.

When it comes to picking the padding, you can really use anything. However, the bubble pack is usually the best. Air bubbles reduce vibrations and turbulence and keep the painting in one place during the trip. Therefore, you will want to wrap the painting in it so that it fills up the extra space you left in the box. You should also lay out a sheet of bubble pack on the bottom for extra protection.

How to load the painting into your box

Finally, you have to be careful when loading the painting into the box as well. There is the best way to pack a box for each item, and respecting these rules will ensure you move expensive artwork safely. With the wrapping secured, you will want to slowly slide the painting into your box. The open side of the box should be facing up, and then you lower the painting into the box. But watch out – you do not want to just drop it and damage it this way. If you need, make sure you get help – cause doing this right will inform the safety of the painting during the move.

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