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 Your Most Valuable Items

Moving can be a major source of stress. It involves packing and transporting all your belongings, disassembling furniture, gathering moving supplies, etc. During this process, you will come across some items that are particularly important to you. Moving your most valuable items adds additional stress and it’s important to know how to cope with it. You have to plan your relocation carefully and be very organized. Read on and find out how to prepare for the move and keep your most valuable possessions safe.

Hire a professional moving company

Finding reliable movers to transport your belongings safely is the most important part of the moving process. They should be licensed, experienced, punctual, give accurate moving quotes Denver and offer moving insurance. Reliable movers NYC will disassemble your furniture and handle it with care. Also, well-trained movers will give you useful advice and save you a lot of time and energy. If you don’t have a lot of moving experience, it’s best to leave it to professionals. Otherwise, you risk damage to your items and even moving injuries.

Hire a reliable moving company.
Experienced movers will move your most valuable items with care

In case you are wondering how to find a reliable and hire affordable movers Denver, we have several suggestions. First, ask your friends and family whether they have used moving services recently. Maybe they can recommend a company that can meet all your needs and fits into your budget. Second, browse the Internet. As you know, the Internet is an immense source of information. Visit specialized moving websites such as Better Business Bureau and check companies’ ratings. Also, read previously submitted comments and complaints. This will give you a good insight into the quality of service that a particular company offers.

Pack your valuables carefully

Packing and moving your most valuable items is a long and tiring process. And packing is the most time-consuming part of it. Not only do you have to protect and pack your items, but you must organize them first. Decide which things you need and want to bring into your new home. Remember, the more items you bring the higher the cost of the move. So, if you have furniture pieces that won’t fit into your new home, don’t transport them. The same goes for old clothes, books, magazines, gadgets, and appliances you no longer use, etc. You can donate or sell items you don’t need in your new home. In this way, you can help someone in need or even earn some extra cash. Many companies offer packing services, which means you don’t have to do this on your own but you can leave it to professionals.

Once you decide which items you want to transport, start gathering moving supplies. First, you need bubble wrap, packing paper, and furniture blankets to protect your things. You have to be particularly careful when protecting and moving your most valuable items. These items include:

Once you do that, you can start boxing them. Use sturdy and durable cardboard boxes of different sizes – you don’t need to buy these, just use those from your local bookstore or liquor store. Make sure not to overload your boxes, they can break and cause damage to your things. Instead of cardboard boxes, you also can rent plastic containers or even containers you already have – suitcases, laundry boxes, etc. Finally, once you pack your belongings make sure to label your moving boxes. Write essential information on the side of each box – content, handling instructions, destination room. This will greatly accelerate the unpacking process.

Move your most valuable items with extra care-
Consider buying additional moving insurance if you have valuable items such as antique furniture

Moving your most valuable items – do you need insurance?

Most moving companies offer two types of moving insurance, which is called valuation coverage:

  • Released value protection – Movers are not obliged to reimburse you for the full value of damaged or lost items. They simply ensure compensation for your belongings which isn’t related to the actual value of your goods. Valuation coverage is a predetermined limit stated in the moving contract at no extra cost.
  • Full value protection – This means that the moving company is liable for the full value of your items but it costs extra to obtain it.

However, moving companies are not responsible for the protection of items of extraordinary value. These are items with a value of more than $100 per pound. In this case, you can buy third-party moving insurance. Third-party moving insurance is usually priced at 1-2% of the value of your belongings.

Rent a storage unit

Renting a storage facility can often facilitate your relocation. You can put all sorts of things in storage, even your most valuable possessions. However, make sure that your storage unit has security cameras, gates, and guards. This will protect your items from theft or vandalism. In addition, make sure that the room temperature is adequate, especially if you have some valuable artwork. The temperature will be an adequate defense from rain, snow, wind, and humidity.

Renting a storage facility can be very helpful during the move-
Check whether the storage unit you choose has good security before storing your valuables

Conclusion

Moving has a bad reputation for being unpredictable and frustrating. If you are moving your most valuable items, you must protect them properly and pack carefully. Also, buying additional moving insurance is an option. Consult your moving company and ask for advice. Also, check what type of insurance they provide. Remember that any special service will be charged additionally. Hire a reliable moving company that will handle your possessions with care. Choose experienced and well-trained movers, especially if you own items of exceptional value. Have a safe and stress-free relocation.

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