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 store fine art and antiques

When moving, take into consideration all of the things that you have in your possession. Some things might be more challenging to move than others meaning they will be more difficult to store as well. Artwork falls under one of the most expensive items to move. An important question is how to store fine art and antiques. Your movers should be able to assist with this as well as packing these items. Don’t try any DIY tricks for storing these arts as they require special attention.

Choosing a location to store fine arts and antiques

There are not too many options in choosing places where you can store your special art pieces. If not at home, you can store them either at a storage unit or work with an art-specific storage facility. If you need to find out the conditions of renting a storage unit that is climate-controlled, contact Homegrown Moving Company Colorado, they will be able to assist. Check thoroughly if the units they offer meet your needs. A lot of companies have the option of remote monitoring with online access to cameras inside the storage unit. In order to store fine art and antiques without issues, you would need to check the content of your neighbors’ units. If they have anything that will draw the attention of moths, bugs, or other vermin to them, it can affect your unit as well.

Select the right room in the house to store art and antiques

If you have enough storage space in your own home for all of your things, you should then, by all means, keep your fine art and antiques close to you. A closet or an office room can do the job. We will try to summarize what art experts advise are the best things to do when storing delicate items. First of all, choose a room that is finished. So basements and attics are out of the question. It is best to choose a room that has no open windows or air ventilation. It is preferable that the room has no external walls. Be diligent and check the room beforehand for mold or funny smells. If these exist, they are indicators of issues that need resolving, so you should not store art and antiques there until you find the cause of the issue.

Empty closet to store fine art and antiques in
Turn your closet into an art storage space

Preparation of items before storing

While waiting for moving quotes Denver movers are due to provide, ask about handling delicate items. Movers should be able to provide some basic guidance, such as, use the clean microfiber cloth to clean the dust from all the hard surfaces. To avoid rust, choose wood or metal polish. Do not use plastic wrap on your antiques under any circumstances. Even with cardboard or other material separating your items one from another, you risk trapping humidity and damaging your things. Art experts are widely using crescent boards that are acid-free and are used to separate pieces during storing or trunking. All the materials you use while packing and storing antique and fine art should be acid-free. Use shelves, pallets or a riser to lift the pieces above the ground. You can even hang some art. Items you can’t hang should be stacked one next to each other like books, not faced down.

Different kinds of polish
Use wood or metal polish for hard surfaces

Climate control of the stored art and antique items

Storage space ideal temperature is from 21-24 degrees Celsius. Humidity should not be above 50%, nor below 40%. You can achieve this temperature and humidity easily if using a humidifier. Experts say that the biggest enemy for your art pieces is a quick change in temperature and humidity. Be careful not to increase or decrease any of these rapidly. Ancient antique pieces such as certain paintings that have survived more than a century can endure more savage conditions. Taking into consideration that they exist from the times when air conditioning did not even exist, you can relax. But all the newer art or antique pieces should be kept under strict conditions.

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