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 on a Holiday Weekend

Tips for Moving Over a Holiday Weekend

Have you ever accidentally tried to move over a holiday weekend? Did you find yourself struggling to find items you needed for the move or even out of luck renting a truck because you were caught off guard? Here’s the answers you need if you do decide to move during any holiday weekend to make sure you are prepared and able to take advantage of a long weekend move.    

One of the initial struggles of moving over a holiday is that often friends and family are either traveling or busy with plans. This can make things difficult to find free help for your move. Many of your friends won’t even be around at all to help you pack and unpack during big holiday weekends. So, make sure if you are relying on friends/family to help you with a move you give plenty of notice and make sure they they know it’s a holiday too. You may even consider moving on a day that part of the holiday weekend, but perhaps not on the exact date of the recognized day. This may help you avoid parties and plans people tend to make.

For instance, the 4th of July is a Federal holiday, and in observance, many stores and restaurants close early.  No last minute runs to the store to help secure packing. No restaurants to visit when you’re starving after hours of moving boxes. You need to be well planned and have things purchased and reserved weeks ahead of time.

You’ll also find that in big cities and small towns alike, there could be road closures for parades or festivals. Check your towns local news for information surrounding any street closures. Can you imagine getting prepared up for move-in day only to see orange cones closing your new street down? Additionally, if you are moving into a apartment building or condo, there could be limited hours to access people in the office or get you key. Again, plan this well ahead of time so you don’t get locked out! Make sure you are able to get into your building AND new living space.

Also if you have pets, moving is quite stressful for them too. Putting them in a new home environment could cause confusion and even frighten them, which means they will either be highly anxious & in the way as you pack/unpack OR cowering in some part of your new home, peeing on the rug. You may want to board your animals for the day, or drop them at a friends house for a play date to make things easier. Again, with a holiday weekend you will likely need to make these arrangements well in advance.  

Finally, finding boxes and packing supplies the day-of could be tricky with both a stores hours and inventory. Make sure you create a list and buy supplies a week or two before, that way if you do need a few last minute items it isn’t as big of a deal. Make sure you buy extra of any boxes or packing materials because you can always return the extra stuff later (which is better than not having enough the day of the move.)

We, on the other hand, do this as our vocation.  Call HGM at 303-587-6200. We are experts in moving small and large homes. We will get your home packed and moved so you can be less stressed and enjoy your holiday weekend with your friends and be energized enough to comfort your pets!

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