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

Mistakes when moving for the first time

The highest percentage of young people moving for the first time except for education reasons is to get away from a stepfamily where a depressed stepparent can’t make home a safe, fun place as it should be. Moving into your own new home is always liberating and to be away from that really heavy, toxic energy that those not very nice step people exhibit is priceless. Luckily, there are many more pleasurable reasons to move for the first time, as previously mentioned, education or job opportunities or settling in with your high school sweetheart. No matter the reason, moving isn’t easy and mistakes happen. Thus, the best movers in Denver created a list of mistakes when moving for the first time and how to avoid them.

man laying on the floor covered in moving boxes apparently overwhelmed by moving
Have a clear moving strategy to avoid being knocked down by moving for the first time

Avoid these mistakes when moving

Don’t worry about the mistakes too. They are bound to happen anyway,  especially if you have never moved on your own before but try to do everything in your power to keep the mistakes as cost-effective as you can. Here’s a list

  • Not Having a Detailed Moving Strategy
  • Not Hiring Professional Movers
  • Failing to Do the Research on Moving Company
  • Not Purging
  • Spending Too Much On Packing Supplies
  • Packing Without Taking Precautions
  • Forgetting to Measure
  • Leaving Boxes Unlabelled
  • Not Preparing your New House for Moving In

Not Having a Detailed Moving Strategy

You should start planning and preparing about a month before moving day. Create a detailed moving strategy to start following early on and to make your move less stressful when moving day arrives. Divide your moving process into smaller chunks and allow appropriate time for each stage of the process. Failing to do this, you might end up panicking in moving chaos around you. Have a floor plan of your new house handy with all the measurements in case you need it. Make an inventory of all your belongings. This way you will figure out easily if anything is missing, lost, or damaged and the moving company will do the estimate easier. Plan your budget and decide if you want to hire a moving company.

Not Hiring Professional Movers

Making your first move a DIY project may not be a good decision. Understandably, you are on a tight budget but failure to hire Fort Collins movers or any other professional movers may lead to serious headaches. You can expect to have a lot of broken items, a high possibility of injuries, or to be dragging on a move for days.  Surely, these could cost more than hiring a professional moving company.

a woman thinking about mistakes when moving
Not hiring professional movers can be a mistake

Failing to Do the Research on Moving Company

Prevent being scammed by the inexperienced moving crew. Don’t fall for the cheapest company on the internet. Rethink their offer if they are unrealistically affordable. Save yourself from further trouble and don’t assume they will get the job done as well as any other company because they won’t.  Deep down you know it. Just listen to your inner voice. Do you feel comfortable around or communicating with your movers to be? Do they have good reviews? Check on the. You are just a few clicks away from knowing which long distance moving companies Denver is reputable and good for your first move.

Not Purging

Relocating to a new house is a great opportunity to get rid of the things you won’t be using anymore. Start purging and decluttering before you start packing. Don’t be lazy, you’ll thank yourself later for a minimal number of items waiting to be unpacked and neatly organized at your new home.

Spending On Packing Supplies

If on a budget, you can save on packing supplies and materials. You don’t have to spend too much on expensive cardboard and wrap bubbles. You’d be surprised just how easy it is to find the boxes around you.  Ask neighbors and friends if they have any packing or moving materials, newspapers may be, and start saving your boxes and packing supplies from deliveries.

Packing Without Taking Precautions

Pack wisely. The heaviest items should always go in the smallest possible boxes. Especially, your books. If you are packing valuable fragile items you can always use shirts and socks as in between stuffing.

packing a moving box using plain paper for protection
Pack wisely. Put the heaviest items in the smallest boxes.

Forgetting to Measure

Take precise measurements beforehand.  Make a list of all large items that need to be measured like sofas, couches,  tables, desks, bed frames. Measure out the dimensions and make sure they will fit through the front door and other doorways at your new home.

Leaving Boxes Unlabelled

Label your boxes thoroughly before moving day. A truck full of identical boxes is a nightmare so don’t underestimate labeling.  Your local movers Denver will know where things go, and you will keep your sanity intact when the time for unpacking comes. Develop a color-coding system for each room. Also, you can use stickers that identify each box’s destination. Label each box on multiple sides and top with waterproof markers.

Not Preparing your New House for Moving In

Don’t forget to arrange for your utilities to be ready for you before moving into your new home. Verify that your electric, gas, water, heating and cooling, phone, and internet are set up. It’s wise to set up a change of address with the post office before moving day.

Moving into a new home for the first time is a bit overwhelming, but following the provided steps listed above can help make the transition a bit more smooth. It’s a lot to do though, so don’t be afraid to ask for help to avoid classical mistakes when moving. You can get help from a friend or family member or a professional moving service. Although difficult, moving into a brand new home for the first time will be a memorable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. So just take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, begin your preparations, and move forward to a new and fresh beginning. The sooner, the better.

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