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

Office moving checklist

When looking into relocating your office, you most likely want to make it happen as easy and effortless as possible. Office moving can be quite complicated and convoluted and knowing what to do before you do it is quite valuable. We are going to list the most important tasks that you need to accomplish, from setting a timeline through hiring office movers Denver, to creating a contact list. Also, we will be detailing the processes as well. Once you finish reading this article, you will be all set to go for that perfect move and get your business back on its feet!

How to prepare for office moving?

Here is the ultimate moving checklist in the form of a…list:

  • Create a timeline and figure out your budget
  • Inform your employees and build up a moving team
  • Design the new space 
  • Prepare for regular meetings
  • Assign tasks 
  • Don’t forget to create a contact list!
  • Hire a professional mover 
counting money before office moving
Determine your moving budget!

Create a timeline and figure out your budget

The first thing that you need to do is to create a timeline in which the relocation will take place. As well as set a budget for the move. These two will be the pillars upon which all your other relocation efforts will stand. It is a good idea to start looking into a moving company, such as Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado, but we will get to that later. For now, do some research on when it is most convenient for you to conduct your relocation. Then split it into segments.

What you want to accomplish is to have several segments of relocation completion so you can better track progress. If you see that you are ahead or behind the track, you can adjust accordingly. It is really important to plan your move in stages so you always have a handle on how things are going. You may need some help managing an office relocation, though. Look within your office first and foremost. The next step is to:

Inform your employees and build up a moving team

You may think that holding back on the information that the office will be relocating is beneficial for your business. The truth is that it usually is not. Most of the time, you will want to inform everyone that you are moving as soon as you know about it. The main reason is that your employees are your greatest asset when relocating. You will want to create a relocation team and have them handle most of the in-office work while you deal with the external matters. Otherwise, you may find yourself with an unmanageable amount of work. You may also want to create a pre-move checklist with the team at this point. This will serve as your progress board and reminder all in one. And, let’s be frank, office=checklists more often than not. Everyone is used to them by now.

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Inform your employees about the move!

Design the new space when moving your office

This is also the perfect time to design the space to your liking and needs. In the old office, you may have considerations that have prevented you from sorting everything to your liking. You will not have that restriction in the new office as you have the freedom to design it from the start. This is an activity that will take quite a bit of time and effort, though, so be warned. The easiest way is to hire a designer and have him/her do it. If you want to do it on your own, consider hiring more services from a moving company, such as packing services, as this will free up quite a bit of your and your employees’ time. Time is money and you need to calculate if the extra services are worth the extra time. Every situation is different.

Prepare for regular meetings

There will be meetings concerning relocation, you can bet on that. The best thing to do is simply to prepare for that situation. You will need to find the extra time for them and that is a fact. In order to find the best way, which makes most people happy, some compromises will have to be made. In order for people to cope with these additional meetings better, try to make them more interesting if you can. If the meetings themselves are something your employees enjoy going to, everything will be a lot easier. If you can spare the business time for these meetings, that will definitely make your employees happy, as well.

Assign tasks when moving your office

Everyone should have a task or two in the whole office relocation. Whether it is simply packing a few things, or working on a design for the new office, these tasks add up fast. In order to have minimal interruption to your business, give a few tasks to everyone. Do note that these tasks should either be something that your employees can do within business hours, alongside other work. Do not simply assign tasks and let your employees handle it. Consider who can do what before assigning them.

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Give a task or two to every employee.

Don’t forget to create a contact list!

Your business most likely has plenty of contacts that are vital to its operations. A new office means that you might need to update some or all of these contacts. Contact everyone you are working with and see if they can provide you with service at your new location. If not, you need to create a new contact. Work through all of your contacts and create a new one before you relocate.

Hire a professional mover for your office relocation

Unless you are running a moving company yourself, you will need to hire movers for your relocation. The best way to go about this is to compile a list of known movers in your area and talk to each one of them in turn. Have several of them come to your office and provide you with an accurate moving estimate. Then figure out which company you like the most. Simple as that.

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