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

What’s the Best Way to Pack a Moving Truck?

Are you planning to move in the near future? Are you considering doing it on your own to save money? If so, you’ll want to be sure you utilize space in your rental truck the best way possible. This blog will help outline ways to make sure you pack your belongings in your moving truck safely while maximizing space.

Choosing a Moving Truck

First, make sure you get the right size moving truck. There are tons of options for vendors and truck sizes, so be sure to talk to the company’s customer service representative to help you decide which vehicle you need. It can help to state how many rooms you’re moving and the square footage of your current abode. We recommend getting a truck that has a low and easy to use ramp. This helps both with safety and efficiency when packing the truck.

Pack Large Items First

You’ll want to start by disassembling any large furniture items such as, beds/bed frames, couches, futons, dressers etc. Once these are broken down you’ll be able to utilize the vertical space of the truck more. Start by placing items in the very back of the truck and make sure they stay tight side-to-side. Think of it like a large game of Tetris. Don’t be afraid to turn items a few different directions in order to get them to fit in the best manner.

How High Can I Pack Stuff Inside the Truck?

You should try and utilize the vertical space of your truck as much as possible. This is a delicate balance however. Never throw items on top or slide things up that aren’t stabilized somehow. This could cause items to shift around and break, or even fall on someone when unpacking. If you are able to have large items as a base inside the truck, then strategically place things like boxes on top that are in a tight row. We also recommend fastening them with a ratchet strap every couple of rows. Though this can be tedious, it can double the space of your moving truck and potentially allow you to rent a smaller vehicle to save some money.

 

We hope you find these tips helpful! As always if you have questions on this blog or any moving services, feel free to give us at Homegrown Moving Company a call! We offer free moving quotes across the state of Colorado.

 

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