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 Artwork for Moving

If you are an art lover and you have some valuable prints, paintings or sculptures, you will definitely need to take care of them during transport. It’s important to learn how to protect and pack artwork for moving. You don’t want to risk shattering the glass and damaging the painting. That’s why you should collect the necessary packing supplies in advance and hire a reliable company to transport your possessions. Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming process. However, if you are organized and careful, you can turn it into a hassle-free experience. We will explain how to protect your artwork, find good movers such as Homegrown Moving Company Colorado, and buy additional moving insurance, if necessary.

Gather packing supplies

Packing is the most time-consuming part of the moving process. You can use packing service Denver CO or pack on your own. In any case, packing is probably the most important step during the move. If you don’t protect your belongings, they can be damaged and broken during transport. Proper packing is especially important when it comes to valuable items such as artwork, jewelry, personal documents, electronic gadgets, etc. Before you start packing your things, you need to gather packing supplies.

Gather moving supplies in time.
Make sure to collect packing supplies in advance. You don’t have to buy them – get the free ones or use the items you already have

Packing supplies include bubble wrap, moving boxes of various sizes, markers for labeling boxes, scissors, tape, packing paper, furniture blankets, etc. You don’t need to buy all these items. Free cardboard boxes, for example, can be found in local bookstores, grocery stores or liquor stores. Just make sure they are in good condition, durable, and sturdy. Also, you can pack your things in containers you already have such as suitcases, bags, laundry baskets, and buckets. Instead of packing paper and bubble wrap, you can wrap your belongings in towels, clothes, and newspapers.

Protect and pack artwork for moving

Once you decide to pack artwork for moving, remember that you need to protect the piece and pad the box you will be placing it in. If your artwork has a glass pane, go around the edge with tape. If the glass breaks during transit, this will prevent it from damaging your painting. In case your artwork doesn’t have glass, use kitchen plastic wrap or palette wrap to wrap and protect it. Then wrap the entire thing in bubble wrap – use several layers and make sure you don’t leave any exposed corners. Use packing tape to secure the bubble wrap stays in place. In case you want additional protection, you can purchase specialized cardboard corner protectors.

Artwork moving can be stressful.
Protect your artwork so that it wouldn’t be damaged during transport

Once you have protected your artwork, it’s time to pad the box. It’s best to use packing paper for this. Once you put your wrapped painting inside the box, fill all spaces between the artwork and the box with more paper. The final step is labeling your boxes. Make sure to write content, destination room and “fragile” on the size of the box.

Consider buying additional insurance

One of the ways to protect your valuable possessions during the move is to buy moving insurance. There are different types of insurance that moving companies provide. Released value protection is the most basic moving insurance that moving companies offer. Released value coverage is included in the original cost but provides only minimal coverage. It is usually set at 60 cents per pound per article. That means that the actual value of your belongings isn’t covered by this pre-determined compensation. The other moving insurance option available for home movers is full value protection. This means that the moving company is liable for the full value of your items, but it costs extra to obtain it. If your possessions are damaged during transport the moving company is obliged to replace them or compensate for its current dollar value.

However, the moving company is not responsible for the protection of items of extraordinary value. These are items with a value of more than $100 per pound, such as jewelry, artwork or fine china. In this case, you will need third-party moving insurance, which is usually priced at 1-2% of the value of your belongings.

Hire a reliable moving company to transport your artwork

The final step in ensuring the safe transport of your valuable items is hiring an experienced and reliable moving company. Good movers will handle your possessions with care and offer useful advice.

In case you are wondering how to find a moving company that can meet all your demands, we have some suggestions. Ask your friends and family members for a recommendation. Maybe they know someone who has moved recently and can give you honest, objective feedback. Also, you can browse the Internet and gather useful information. Check specialized moving websites such as the Better Business Bureau. Here you can find companies’ ratings, previously submitted comments and complaints. This research might take some time but it’s crucial to invest some time and effort if you want to make the right decision.

Hire a good moving company.
Experienced and reliable movers will accelerate and facilitate your move

Conclusion

If you have decided to move home, you are probably thinking about all the activities this process involves. Transporting your belongings safely to your new destination is the main priority for home movers. This involves packing your things properly, placing them in durable cardboard boxes or plastic containers, hiring a good moving company. Plan your move carefully so that you would know exactly what you should be doing before, during, and after the move. In case you need to pack artwork for moving, make sure to inform yourself on packing techniques. Also, consider buying additional insurance. Accidents can happen even to the most careful people or most experienced moving companies. Take all the necessary steps that we have explained in the article and you won’t have to worry about broken or damaged items!

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