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 bookshelves for moving

Relocating home was always hard. You must prepare all your items for moving, dedicate the moving budget, meddle with legalities, and find affordable movers Denver. And there is always the question of all those robust and hard-to-handle furniture you must carry over. Some people must pack bookshelves for moving and those are quite tricky to relocate. Mostly because they shouldn’t be disassembled or if you do take them apart, it must be done flawlessly. Later on, these pieces must hold all your books perfectly. One small mistake can collapse everything and hurt someone in a split second. So, to solve this problem, let us cover this topic together and teach you how to relocate bookshelves safely. Let’s go!

Make a plan to pack bookshelves for relocation first

To pack bookshelves for moving you will need a delicate approach. Firstly you must create a detailed packing plan for your books and for your shelves. Create a step by step list that should contain the following:

  • What kind of wood your shelves are made of?
  • How many books do they hold and what is the weight of the cargo?
  • Can you disassemble your shelves or not?
  • Do you have tall shelves or smaller ones?
  • Can your shelves fit through all the doors, hallways, staircases, and into the moving vehicle?
  • How many packing supplies you’ll need to cover everything?
books on the shelf
Inspect your shelves carefully and make sure they can survive the journey.

Those are just the mandatory questions you must obtain before you attempt anything. Your furniture movers Denver can’t create a moving plan without this info. Bookshelves are expensive and easily breakable under pressure. One wrong move and you can damage them beyond repair. And because books are heavy, bookshelves are usually replaced rather than repaired because the risk is too high to keep all those heavy books on them. Especially when you have children running around the place. So, take all the measurements and create your list and bring it to your movers.

Find the moving company that is up to the task

You will safely pack bookshelves but who will relocate them that is an entirely different thing. You must find a reliable professional moving company to assist you on this journey. To get your hands on good apartment movers Denver, you must browse the internet for a bit. Do not worry, it will take only an hour if you implement your search criteria and stay on track. All you need is a licensed moving company with all the tools, knowledge, and enough experience in the field. Once you find something like that, give them a call, provide the info you gathered, obtain a moving quote, and communicate the details of the move. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, move to the next one in line until you find a decent moving price. That is all.

Pack bookshelves for moving but prepare your books as well

Before you start packing your bookshelves, you must pack your books as well. Take all your books down and clean them with the duster. Do it thoroughly and use leather gloves while doing it. This way you will keep moisture out of the way and protect your more expensive volumes. Sort your books into categories and pack them in cardboard boxes. Label each box adequately.

clean and pack bookshelves for moving
Think about your books as well. lean them thoroughly before packing.

As for your shelves, firstly you must realize if they are meant to be disassembled in the first place. If they are, you must have a proper set of tools to do it. Hopefully, you know how to do it. If not, let your movers do it instead. They have all the knowledge and experience. Simply purchase packing services Denver CO and they will handle the whole process instead. But if you decide on doing it by yourself, be sure to keep all the screws and bolts in a separate baggie. It would be bad to lose one and to be unable to put it all back together once you move in.

Wrap it up

In the end, you will wrap each piece or the entire shelf in bubble wrap and load it into the moving truck. You must know how to do it right because this is the moment when you can easily damage your shelf. The best solution is to let your movers handle this part. You are paying them to do it after all.

Now you know how to pack bookshelves for moving. It all comes to it if you want to break them apart or move them in one piece. But one thing is certain, you can’t do it without a reliable moving company. Good luck and we wish you to find the best one on the market.

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