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 to Fort Collins with kids

Relocation on its own is a pretty huge thing to deal with. Moving to Fort Collins with kids can be a challenging but manageable task. We can offer you some tips and tricks to ease this transition for you and your kids as well, while your Fort Collins movers will deal with the most difficult part of the relocation for you. So let’s see what you can do to get the best out of this moving process.

Talk with your kids

Moving is a huge change in our lives. It can be tough even on adults let alone children. So you will need to talk to them on more than one occasion. Kids often do not grasp the idea of moving and they consider it a huge loss. The best thing you can do is acknowledge it and offer to help them deal with it. You might face some fits and acts of discomfort, which is normal. Deal with that before calling the team from Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado and arranging your move. It would be difficult to have to deal with managing your move and unsatisfied kids at once. This is why it is important to start talking to them earlier in the process. They will be more accepting of it as time passes.

Family on the beach before Moving to Fort Collins with kids
Moving to Fort Collins with kids is easier if you talk with them first

Moving to Fort Collins with kids will be easier with movers

Movers are there to make our lives easier. Moving to Fort Colling with kids means dealing with a lot at the same time. So why not hire a moving company to help you out. You will have more time to spend on your children and accommodating them for this change. Doing the heavy lifting on top of everything else might be too much. Moving companies will handle everything most professionally. Those are trained professionals and they work fast. So not only will your items be secured, but the job will also be done fast. And what more can you ask for that a quick and quality move? Movers really make it a lot easier to handle moving process.

Make sure to have some help

Whether you want to hire a sitter or have a friend help you, it is important that you have help. You can manage everything on your own, but you will most likely lose focus. And that can take a lot more time than you need to. Helping friends move is easy and you can ask your friends for help as well. You can do the job without having to worry about your kids being exposed to the situation at the house. Consider asking someone close to the kids like grandparents or a close friend. It will help kids deal better with the whole situation. Moving to Fort Collins with kids can be a lot to take on, but you can manage it. It is important to keep your kids amused and comfortable at all times. Have patience with them even if you have a whole lot dealing with the relocation as well.

friends posing for a picture
Friends can help you a lot with your move

Free a room for them

It is important that you free up space for your kid in the house. Do not put yourself and them in danger by letting them roam free. They can stumble and hurt themselves in all the mess in the house. Once you start your efficient packing method free up a room for them and the person looking after them. If you are moving with pets as well, free up a room for all of them and keep them safe. Before moving to Fort Colling with kids fix them up a room with:

  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. Snacks
  4. Toys

Include your kids

Having them in one room all comfortable will ease your mind. You can dedicate yourself to working and getting everything done. Relocating on short notice means you will need to be focused at all times. And you can only do that if you know your kids are safe. Do not forget to check on them from time to time. This will assure them that everything is okay. If your kids are grown enough you can offer them to help as well. This will get them to feel included and ease their anxiety. Learn more about how to ease your kids’ anxiety during the moving process.

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If your kids are old enough, you can include them in the moving process

Pack a bag for them

Emergency bags are a necessary part of moving with kids. For you and your children as well. Packing an emergency bag comes last if you are packing any food. Those bags should contain everything you need on the road and the first few nights. It will have you covered until you rest. You can start unpacking once you are well-rested and can work at your own pace.

Get some extra clothes

Pack some pajamas, linen, change of clothes, snacks, and maybe food. Everything you will need for a day or two and the road as well. Make sure you get your kids’ favorite toy and some snacks. Kids tend not to take the road too well. So make sure you have everything you need to accommodate them. Making this move with kids into a success can be tricky, but nothing unmanageable. Just treat this as you would any other inconveniences during relocation. Because they will see it like that and you need to assure them otherwise. Have a talk with them about visits to your old place. Assure them that this does not mean that place is gone forever. They need to know they can come back and visit.

Moving to Fort Collins with kids can be challenging at times. But you can manage it with a few tips and tricks we have for you. Make sure to get all the help you need. And do not worry. They will adjust to your new beautiful home pretty soon. Just give them a little time and make sure they feel safe and loved.

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