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 pack a moving truck right?

Usually, you do not need to worry about how to pack a moving truck. There are numerous options, such as packing services Denver or hiring a moving company to do it for you. However, if you want to do it by yourself (mostly yourself) then you might want to be aware of a few things. Packing a moving truck is not that hard, after a while, but it can pose a huge number of complications for the unwary. And that is where we come in!

How To Pack A Moving Truck Like A Pro!

Packing a moving truck is a task that is best accomplished by several persons. Thus, you will do well if you consider some friends and ask for their help. Disassembling furniture also helps, as many commercial movers Denver are willing to testify! Then there are other steps that you need to take, all of which we present below:

  • Gather Packing Supplies And Ask Friends For Help
  • Disassemble Furniture
  • Choose Proper Size Of The Moving Truck
  • Load Heaviest Items First
  • Distribute Weight Evenly When You Pack A Moving Truck
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Preparing for a move? Consider asking your friends for help!

Gather Packing Supplies And Ask Friends For Help

First things first. You need to pack all of your belongings before you place them in the moving truck. Or, you don’t really need to but you will have a hell of a headache after the drive. And for proper packing, you need proper packing materials. So gather some materials, either second-hand or new. The best thing to do here, though, is not to buy brand new packing materials and boxes. The reasons are numerous, from making your move more green in order to save our planet to simply not paying as much for these supplies. However you decide to go about it, the fact of the matter is that you will need these items.

Moving boxes are one thing and the materials that you will need to safely store your items in them are another. While you can definitely go cheap on either one, make sure not to compromise your items in the least. If you see that your belongings need additional protection, make sure to have it in place! You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you spend some time ensuring maximum safety.

You will also need help. And who better to help you than your trusted friends and family members? See to let everyone know that you are moving. More often than not, you will be swimming in help offers. However, if you are an introvert who does not really being in contact with that many people, a few close relatives or friends will be enough. The important thing is not to try to do this alone. There can be items that are a two-person job and try as you wish you can’t be two persons at once!

Disassemble Furniture

The furniture will most likely be what takes up most of the space in the moving truck. Especially if you plan on moving it as-is. This is generally a bad idea, as you want to disassemble your furniture before moving. Most of the furniture can be disassembled and there is no excuse not to do so. By transporting the furniture “as-is” you will be running a large risk of damage and you will lose out on a lot of space. Therefore, the best thing to do is to have your furniture in assembly parts and nearly place them in the truck. If you ask any professional mover about this, they will tell you that it is a lot easier to deal with furniture if it is not assembled.

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Always disassemble furniture before loading it into the moving truck.

Choose Proper Size Of The Moving Truck

Now, when performing a DIY move, or DIY transport, you need to make sure that the size of the moving truck fits your needs. Larger is not necessarily better. While it is actually good to have a bit more space than what you need, it is bad to have too much extra space. Too much space will make it more difficult for your belongings to stay in the same position during transport. They will sway back and forth and there can even be damage. You can try to prevent this by fastening them with ropes or similar, however. But the fact of the matter is that you are running an unnecessary risk and paying more for the space you do not need.

So do yourself a favor and figure out the size of the moving truck beforehand. Needless to say, picking a smaller size than what you need can be devastating.

Pack A Moving Truck Properly – Load Heaviest Items First

When the time to actually pack a moving truck comes, heavy goes in first. Items that weigh a lot are hard to manipulate and need to be set in place as soon as possible. Then you can maneuver around them and place other items in, as well. Heavy items will make a great “base” for your moving efforts. You will know exactly where you can and where you can’t put other items, once the big items are in. It will make it easier on you to plan how to pack everything else. Once you have all the bulky and heavy items safely inside the moving truck, then the next phase of the operation begins:

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Load heaviest items first and distribute the weight evenly!

Distribute Weight Evenly When You Pack A Moving Truck

And this is why you wanted to place your big items first. The weight that is inside the moving truck needs to be carefully balanced. Of course, the main reason for this is the safety of your belongings, as well as the safety of the truck itself. A good balance of weight will make the truck travel more efficient, as well. While this is not a concern for most local moves, you would be surprised at the savings over long distances.

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