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

Moving from an apartment to a house: what to know?

We always hear stories about people who downsize when they’re moving house. They often realize that they’re not using the entire home and that they can live in a smaller space. While that’s completely fine, there is also the other side. Some people are tired of living in tiny, cramped apartments. The first chance they get for moving from an apartment to a house, they’ll take. However, there are a few things you should know when embarking on such an adventure. Living in a house will be somewhat different than living in an apartment, and we’re here to show you how to prepare for the change!

woman sitting on a floor of the apartment with a laptop
Once you dive into the research, you’ll see that living in an apartment is much different than living in a house.

Things you should know when moving from an apartment to a house

First things first, you should re-evaluate your moving budget. No matter if you are going to rent or buy a house, you have to realize that living in one will be more expensive than in an apartment. Your apartment movers CO will tell you that a house requires more upkeep than an apartment, even more so when you’re going to be the owner. Unexpected things can happen all the time, and repairs will cost more than when you live in an apartment. Therefore, you should really keep that in mind before making your moving checklist, so you know exactly how much you can spend on the process itself.

Plan your projects ahead of time

This advice is quite similar to preparing for your relocation process. When you first know you’re going to be moving from an apartment to a house, you make a list of tasks you need to accomplish before moving day. One of them is hiring reliable Colorado movers to give you a hand throughout it all. Much like you plan the moving process months in advance, you should do the same with your house projects. If you’re not buying a brand-new home, then you probably want to do some work on it before you move in. For instance, it is much easier to paint or change the flooring when the house is empty. Having all of your belongings (and your family) in the house while the work is being done will just add the stress you don’t want. 

Safety should always be your priority

Let’s imagine you are moving from an apartment that you rented to a house that once belonged to someone else. Your landlord gave you the keys to the apartment and you couldn’t really change them on your own. Now that you are a homeowner, you can make your house as safe as possible. Previous owners might have shared keys with neighbors, family members, or friends. And you should change the locks as soon as you get the keys. Additionally, you can install a home security system to increase the safety of your family.

person holding keys in hand
Changing your locks before you move into a new home is always a good idea.

And last, but not least, clean your entire home before you move in. Disinfecting and cleaning an apartment is much easier than cleaning a house, but you’ll get used to it over time. Make it a fun event for your entire family and cleaning your new home doesn’t have to be a daunting task to handle! 

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