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 household appliances – tips and tricks

During the relocation process, there will be a lot of household appliances, both large and small, that will need to be dealt with. While small ones aren’t usually the issue, the large ones do merit additional consideration. You want to avoid any damage to both your home and these appliances while you move them. Moving household appliances is not really that difficult but it can be a bit tricky if you don’t really know what to do. The obvious best solution is simply to hire residential movers Denver and let them handle all the heavy lifting. However, if you want to move them on your own, and/or prepare them for relocation this article will show you how to do just that!

How to move household appliances with ease?

Here are some considerations for your appliances both large and small:

  • Hire a professional moving company
  • Tips for moving large household appliances
  • How to prepare and move your fridge and freezer?
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Tips for moving small household appliances
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Hire a professional moving company

The best thing that you can do for both your state of mind and your belongings, is to hire a moving company to transport your belongings. Your apartment movers Denver have all the tools, knowledge, and manpower required to make your move as flawless as it can be. They offer a wide range of services, which you can customize to your liking. Make sure that you start looking for a moving company as soon as you know that you will be moving. This is to ensure that you get the date that you want, as moving companies are quite busy in the moving season. If you wait for the moving season to start, you may encounter some difficulties when scheduling a moving date.

Worth considering is that hiring a moving company off-season will allow you to get better deals and have greater negotiating power. If you want to save on your relocation, this is the #1 option.

Tips for moving large household appliances

However, if you really want to move these items on your own, here’s how you go about it:

When dealing with heavy appliances, you will need to make sure that they don’t damage the floor. If you drag them over the floor, which is the usual method of moving these items, you can easily leave grooves on the floor. The best way to deal with this is to simply acquire an appliance roller, this tool will come in really handy for moving any sort of appliance in your home. It will also serve you for years to come, whenever you have something heavy that you need to move. It is a worthwhile investment.

Another thing that you might want to do is to remove everything that you can from the appliance. This includes trays, shelves, and any sections that can be detached. Even if you are using the appliance roller, lower weight equals easier moving. Simple as that. You can wrap the detached items separately, which makes it easier for packing.

Whenever you have a door on the appliance, make sure that it is firmly closed. You can ensure this by utilizing a really strong string or even rope. If you want even more protection, simply use bubble packs as additional wrapping, especially in case of glass doors.

Finally, make sure that your appliances are clean before you prepare them for transport. Any dirt or similar on the item can cause further damage once the appliance is in transport. Also, this is the perfect time to finally clean that stain you’ve said you will clean eventually. You know you have to do it, simply grit your teeth and do it, it will be over in no time!

Make sure to empty the fridge and freezer before the move.

How to prepare and move your fridge and freezer?

You want to be even more careful with your fridge and freezer. What you need to do is to empty them of as much food as possible. Ideally, you want to empty them of all food. You will also need to defrost both the back of your fridge and your freezer before the moving day comes. You don’t want any puddles forming in the back of the van, which may damage your other items. Make sure that they are dry and ready to go when the moving day comes. Finally, you want to keep the fridge in the upright position at all times, if possible. Take extra care with the coils at the back, they are the most vulnerable once the appliance is in transit.

Washer and Dryer

When you get your washing machine, it comes with a set of bolts called “transit bolts”. These bolts are there to keep the drum in place so it does not incur any damage while in transit. Obviously, you have removed these before using your washing machine. You should have kept these bolts and hopefully, you did. When preparing your washer for the move, simply reattach these bolts before you load it in the truck. But also, don’t forget to get proper packing supplies too! This will keep the drum safe and sound during transit. No bumps and potholes will stand in its way! Or, they will, they will just not be able to damage it.

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Reattach the transit bolts to your washer and dryer before you load it in the truck.

Tips for moving small household appliances

Finally, here are some tips on how to deal with smaller items. This is the time to use up all those boxes that you might have been saving for just this time. If you have original packaging, even better! In the off-chance that you don’t have the original boxes, you can simply wrap the appliances such as a toaster or a microwave in clean towels or bubble packs before you place them inside a moving box.

However, if you want to make the move easier, you should hire professionals and get their full packing services. A professional moving company will pack and relocate all your appliances fast and efficiently.

And you really need to pay attention to the various cables. When moving household appliances, it is easy to crush them which might make your appliance not work when it arrives at its destination. Always make sure that you tie up the cables using rubber bands or tape. Simple and effective!

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