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 wooden furniture during relocation

A new move is on the horizon and you are carefully preparing yourself for what is coming. We cannot stress enough that for long-distance moves, we urge you to use the services of professional movers. For example, long distance moving companies Denver is known for will be someone to lean on during this stressful period. Especially in terms of knowing how to protect wooden furniture during relocation. If you are moving only a few blocks away or in a town nearby, we can justify the DIY approach. But still, you will need professional assistance when it comes to packing and protecting your furniture.

Using proper packing materials to protect wooden furniture during relocation

This part is actually essential. One might say it is half of a job done if you protect the wooden furniture correctly. There are certain guidelines you should follow, so pay attention to details. You might find the following advice on how to protect your wooden furniture during the move difficult. If so, do not hesitate to contact the Colorado Mountain Village movers for assistance. This will go without saying if you own some antique pieces you want in your new home without having a single scratch. Materials needed for packing are furniture pads, foam padding, and moving blankets. How you pack your wooden furniture will be the key to avoiding any damage or bruising.

Blankets to protect wooden furniture during relocation
Use the old blankets for the purpose of packing the furniture

Bubble wrap and duct tape – a big no-no for packing wooden furniture

You probably never thought too much about these things. There are some materials you mustn’t use when trying to keep wooden furniture safe during the move. Such materials are bubble wrap and duct tape. When it comes to having tape marks on your favorite desk or a hutch, you must know by now that it is a great no-no. Moving antique furniture is delicate work, so please refrain from using plastic bubbles. This basically goes for all wooden furniture, if you want to protect it during the move. Wood is penetrable, so using only bubble pack as protection can never work and can even cause damage to the exposed surface. Only after you protect wooden furniture with relevant materials such as blankets and different paddings, you can use bubble wrap as an extra layer of protection.

Disassembling will keep your wooden furniture safe during relocation

It is quite logical that you should not try to pack a whole piece of furniture if it has some removable parts. Your goal is for furniture to be as light as possible. This will help you or the movers to carry it through the house to the moving van. Another goal is to have fewer pieces that could get damaged along the way. Disassembling furniture means removing all the drawers, legs, and knobs. Also, unscrew all the doors or other removable parts. Make sure to keep all the screws and tiny bits in a ziplock bags, taped to a piece of wooden furniture it belongs to. Each piece of wooden furniture should be protected from all sides during relocation. All the edges need to be padded, so they do not get damaged or perhaps cause damage to some other stuff in the van.

White wooden hutch
Remove all the drawers, knobs and what you can from a piece of furniture

Protecting wooden furniture during the move means hiring professionals

We know you might opt for DIY approach, but there are some instances where you should just leave things to professionals. This is one of those instances. Unless you are prepared to risk having some favorite wooden pieces damaged or scratched. Moving professionals have done this numerous times and will use high-quality packing materials in order to keep your wooden furniture safe during the move. Trust your wallet, but even better, trust your gut, and do the right thing.

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