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 protect breakables and artwork when moving long distance

Moving long distances is the most difficult form of moving. During a long trip, your items will be at risk of damage for a longer time. That’s one of the reasons why it’s always best to hire some moving companies Denver CO for this type of move. But apart from getting professional help, there are also other ways to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distance. The right packing techniques will ensure that your fragile items make it to your new home intact. In this guide, we will teach you the steps to avoid broken items and heartbreak along the way.

How are you supposed to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distance?

Sometimes, no matter what you do, your items will get damaged. If you are moving your items in a truck, traffic has a great impact on the outcome. Traffic jams, bad weather, and many other things can occur. Things can fall over, freeze or get too hot in no time. For that reason, it is always advised to contact some packing services Denver CO to get your items prepared. Or you can learn how to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distances by doing the following:

  • Use high-quality, new packing supplies
  • Be generous with the packing material
  • Take things slowly
Picture of artwork on a wall
Many things can happen during transport

Use the right packing supplies

When you want to pack items that easily get damaged, you cannot save on packing supplies. Boxes are the most important ones. You can use second-hand boxes from local grocery stores for items like clothes, but you should not try to save when getting boxes for artwork and fragile items. Some home movers Denver can usually supply you with the needed items. When it comes to other supplies like tape and bubble wrap, they can hardly be found secondhand, so whichever will work. For packing artwork, there are special boxes made for this purpose.

Be generous

Packing supplies quickly add up to the costs. They might not seem expensive, but when bought in bulk they can break the bank. If you hire some long distance movers Colorado, they will provide everything needed. And you will need a lot when packing fragile items. But paying for supplies will prevent you from paying for a repair or getting a new item, so it will be worth it. Wherever you want to put packing paper or bubble wrap, feel free to put two or even three layers. When packing artwork, you shouldn’t put bubble wrap directly on the glass and never wrap art pieces in newspapers to save on packing paper. It will do more damage than good.

Take it slow

When you see how much you have to pack, you will just want to hire some moving services Denver to help you. But once you have decluttered and organized, you will see that things are not so bad. If you start at least a month before your moving date, you will have plenty of time to finish everything. But since these are fragile items that need special attention you will also need more time to do it. Remember to take it slow, one hour every day will be more than enough if you have time.

Picture of a person packing an item in bubble wrap
Take it slow when trying to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distance

Conclusion on how to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distance

When you try to protect breakables and artwork when moving long distances, you should give it your best. We call them breakables for a reason. Getting professional assistance is certainly the best way for you to protect them, but in the end, it is up to you to move your valuables. We wish you good luck!

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