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 insurance – do you need it?

Moving home is a stressful and tiring process. Not only does it involve many tasks and activities, but you constantly worry about the safety of your belongings. Many people wonder whether to buy moving insurance or not. Even if you opt for the help of experienced interstate moving companies Denver, accidents can happen. Scrapes on your furniture, dents, cracks, or even water damage can ruin your things. That’s why it is crucial to educate yourself on moving insurance options and ways to protect your belongings during the relocation.

What is moving insurance?

Technically, moving companies can’t sell insurance but they provide valuation coverage. This is a predetermined limit stated in the moving contract. That means that moving companies are not obliged to compensate you for the full value of damaged or lost items. The amount of compensation they offer isn’t related to the actual value of your belongings. There are two different types of valuation:

  • Released value protection
  • Full value protection

Released value protection

Released value protection is the basic moving insurance that movers offer. It is included in the original cost which means you won’t have to pay extra to obtain it. But, make sure to request moving quotes Denver before hiring a particular company. It is important to underline that this type of insurance is usually set at 60 cents per pound per article. The actual value of your belongings isn’t related to this pre-determined compensation. So, if you have costly equipment, gadgets, or artwork, you will probably receive just a small part of their value in case of any damage.

Moving companies offer two types of moving insurance.
Calculate the value of your possessions and decide whether you need moving insurance

Full value protection

Full value protection is another type of moving insurance. Unlike released value protection, full value protection guarantees compensation for the current value of your belongings. This type of insurance is not included in the original cost and you have to pay extra to obtain it. However, if the moving company loses or damages your items in transit, they are obliged to replace it or compensate for its current dollar value. The exception is items of extraordinary value. If you own items with a value of more than $100 per pound, such as jewelry or fine china, movers will not provide compensation. In that case, you would have to buy third-party moving insurance.

Third-party moving insurance

As we have already explained, moving companies do not provide insurance for items of extraordinary value. So, if you own these items it would be recommendable to buy additional insurance. Third-party moving insurance is usually priced at 1-2% of the value of your belongings. The first step would be to check the worth of your possessions. Once you do that, research moving companies and check their moving insurance policy. The cost of moving insurance varies by a mover. Make sure to check this information with the moving company you choose.

Use durable moving boxes to pack items.
Free boxes can be found in local bookstores and liquor stores

Do you need moving insurance?

Before you can answer this question, you have to know the value of your belongings. Make a moving inventory list and include all your possessions or at least the majority of them. Once you do that, try to find out the market value of those items. The current value doesn’t have to be the same as when you bought them. It depends on their condition, existing damage, and age factor. Also, think whether you have extremely valuable possessions such as costly artwork, antique furniture, jewelry. Once you check that, in addition to the moving expenses, you can decide on the type of moving insurance you need.

Hiring reliable movers is your best insurance

The safety of your belongings is the number one priority. Nobody can guarantee that your relocation will go without any problems. However, well-trained and experienced movers are your best option. They will handle your possessions with care and make sure they arrive safely to your new home. They already know how to pack, transport, and unload your boxes, as well as navigate the roads. Reliable movers will facilitate and accelerate the process, and save you a lot of time and energy.

In addition, you won’t have to worry about gathering packing supplies. You movers can provide high-quality packing materials or packing services. They are familiar with packing techniques and will make sure things are properly packed, put to boxes, and labeled. Using quality packing supplies and protecting your belongings is extremely important.

Gather packing supplies before the moving day.
Gather high-quality packing materials to protect your belongings

If you decide to pack on your own, make sure to start organizing and boxing your belongings well in advance. Packing is the most time-consuming part of the relocation. You don’t have to buy new packing supplies – rent them or ask local stores for them. Also, you can use things you already have to protect your belongings. Instead of cardboard boxes, you can pack items in suitcases and laundry boxes. Use towels and bedsheets to protect things instead of bubble wrap and packing paper. Also, keep in mind that if you pack on your own, the moving company will not be responsible for any damage during transport.


Moving from one home to another involves many activities. The most important part of the relocation is transporting your belongings safely to your new home. You can pack them as carefully as possible, but some things are out of your control. Moving insurance provides protection against damage to your belongings. There are different types of insurance – released value protection and full value protection. It’s necessary to inform yourself in advance on which type of valuation coverage you need. As you know, both types have their limitations. On the other hand, if you decide to pack your own items, the moving company may be released from liability for any damages that occur during transit.

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