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 Valuables & Dishes

How to Pack Your Valuables and Dishes for Moving Day

Have you ever thought about how much stress goes into moving? There’s pre-packing, packing, the move, cleaning the old house, moving the new house… the list goes on of stuff that you can actually see that will cause you stress.

Then there’s more subliminal stressors. Like your valuables and your dishes. Think about it. Your valuables probably are either expensive or have sentimental value that make them priceless. You want to be sure to treat them with the utmost care and move them well, but you also have so much going on that it can be hard to justify giving them “extra” time.

As a rule of thumb; valuables and dishes need to be wrapped better so they’re not accidentally damaged. Dishes might be one of the most time consuming pieces to move because you should wrap each of them individually.

Packaging Dishes

Grab some bubble wrap and some small boxes for your kitchen packing. Wrap dishes individually and then load them into the boxes one at a time. While it is tempting to use medium boxes over several small boxes, keep in mind that the designers of the boxes have certain uses in mind for each boxes size. If you overload a box it could split from too much weight, so be sure to not to put too many dishes in a single box. Use small boxes with double-tape on the bottom for dishes so the boxes stay together and don’t cause an additional mess by bursting.

Also, if you still feel there is too much room in the boxes and you imagine the dishes could shift around during the move, use more bubble wrap or crumpled up newspaper to fill the space.

Packing Delicates & Valuables

A similar approach should be used for packing your valuables. Paintings should be wrapped individually with cardboard pieces on the corners and ideally should be boxed. Vases should be packed with plenty of bubble wrap and placed in a box that holds them firmly. Electronics should be secured and moved in the correct fitting style of box, a store like U Haul has moving boxes that are specifically for TVs.

If you don’t have the time to go to the store for supplies, the next best thing to protect these items is to put blankets and towels around your larger items and use clothes to wrap your dishes with. This has a little greater risk because if a dish does break, your favorite shirt could get a hole in it. Although if this technique is done right it can save you some extra money!

When you’re packing up all your valuables and dishes, be sure to write on the box: FRAGILE. While you have the marker open, write the destination as well, but make sure “fragile” can be seen from a couple different sides.

Lastly, whenever you load the moving truck, these are the boxes and pieces you want to be the most concerned with – don’t use these as the bottom of a stacking section. Put these items higher in the pecking order or even in your car for moving. Get moving straps/tie downs to bind them to the truck walls so there is not much shifting during the move. Pack them snugly so they don’t slip and fall on the drive. Also, when you’re packing heavy items try to create a buffer with softer items (more blankets, pillows, couch cushions etc.) that can absorb things if items do slide.

If you don’t trust yourself to get your valuables moved without breaking them, call Homegrown Moving Company in Denver at 303-587-6200. We are experts in moving small and large homes. We will get your home packed and unpacked so you can be less stressed on moving day!

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