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 properly disinfect your new home?

When you’re moving into a new home, there are a few things you have to do before you start settling in. After your Fort Collins movers unload all of your boxes, you may think that your relocation is over and that you can finally relax. Well, it’s not quite like that. Much like you need to clean your old home before moving out, you also need to properly disinfect your new home before you start unpacking. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving into a new house or a rented property, pre-move cleaning is a must. A new home is a bare canvas that you can decorate however you want, but you have to make sure that it is clean before you begin. So, let’s give you some tips on how to do this!

Don’t wait long before you properly disinfect your new home

What we wanted to say is, don’t unpack and then clean your home. First things first, it is much easier to disinfect when you don’t have a lot of stuff lying around. You can clean your floor much more easily when you only have to move boxes. Moreover, if you are moving locally, and if this is something you can do, clean the house before your moving day. Don’t cut any corners and ask your family and friends to help you if you need extra hands!

person dusting a mirror
Cleaning from top to bottom is a great way to ensure you clean everything properly.

Once you finally start cleaning, you should it top to bottom. This means that in order to properly disinfect your new home, you should clean the high areas first. This includes washing the windows, ceiling fans, top of the kitchen cupboards, and so on. While you are cleaning these areas, some of the grime and dust is bound to end up on the floor. Therefore, you won’t have to clean the floors twice! Packing an essential moving bag is a great thing to do in this case – you’ll have everything you need in one bag and you don’t have to open a lot of boxes and let the dust inside.

On the other hand, you may want to wait for a little before you clean

This tip is only valid if you want to do some DIY work on your new home. For instance, if you are planning to paint the walls or install new things in the house, then you should do that before you clean. Otherwise, you’ll just make double the work for yourself! Homegrown Moving and Storage Colorado always recommends making a detailed timeline and plan for your post-move activities, so you’ll know exactly when you’re doing which task.

person sweeping a wooden floor
Floors are the last thing on your cleaning list that you should disinfect. After all, many people will be walking in and out of your home while you’re cleaning it!

Another task you shouldn’t skip is deep-cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom. Once you get into every single nook and cranny, all you have to do later is make sure it stays clean. This kind of disinfecting and deep-cleaning is not something you do often. It’s done maybe once or twice a year, but if done properly, your home should stay neat all year long.

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