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

Packing tips for long distance move

When it comes to long-distance moves, the packing process is vastly different. Your items need to be able to withstand hundreds of miles of transportation. Then you add in bumpy roads and weather concerns and you get why proper packing is really important. Obviously, the best solution is to enlist packing services from long distance movers Denver, as that will leave you with the most time for other concerns. However, if you are keen on doing it yourself, that is perfectly fine, too! All you need are some packing tips for long distance move that we will provide in this article and some materials. So, let’s start with:

Packing tips for long distance move – A timeline

In order to make this task a lot easier, it is best to introduce a degree of organization. The whole task, if not organized properly, can be quite difficult and stressful. Here is what you can do to make it easier on yourself:

  • Start early (4 weeks before moving)
  • Pack small decorative items (3 weeks before)
  • Pack bonus rooms (2 weeks)
  • Do the kitchen (1 week)
  • Disassemble the furniture and pack the bathroom (1 day before moving)
Create a checklist at least four months well in advance.

Start early

It is four weeks before your move. Ideally, you need to start boxing up everything that you do not use often. Some of the candidates for this are everything that is in the garage, basement, and attic. You will need to invest some time into decluttering, as well, so it is best to start early and give yourself plenty of time. Of course, if you want to hire Homegrown Moving and Storage Company to do it for you, that is also an option. Professional packing help will free up a lot of your time, that you can use for something else.

Basically, if your time is more valuable than what you are paying the moving company for, it is always better to hire than to do it by yourself. Simple as that.

Packing tips for long distance move – 3 weeks before

This is the time to pack all of your small decorative items. These items may include fine china, paintings, goblets, and so on. They will require the liberal use of bubble packs and will, therefore, use up quite a bit of your time. Give yourself a week to properly handle each and every item in this category. Additionally, you may want to create a pre-move checklist at this point. It will save you a lot of time down the road!

2 weeks before – bonus rooms

Now is the time to pack the bonus rooms. These include a library, dining room, office and perhaps an extra bedroom or two. You can live without the usage of these rooms for a week or two, hence packing them at this time. Obviously, if you absolutely need the use of your library, for example, you should not pack it at this time. Simply move it towards the end of the packing process.

1 week before – the kitchen

You want to start packing your kitchen at this point. Start with items such as extra silverware, glasses, and dishes. The food that you will use during and after the move comes last. Basically, pack everything that you can live without for the next couple of days.

Additionally, this is the proper time to pack all of your non-essential electronics, toys, and games. You can live without those for a day or two.

Prepare your kitchen for the relocation 1 week before the move.

The moving day

If you followed the proper procedure, you will not have much to pack at this point, which was the goal all along. All you need to pack are your essential items, such as bedding and some toiletries! You will have other concerns on a moving day and you don’t want for packing to have a large amount of your time.

Packing tips for long distance move – Decluttering and inventory list

While packing, there will be a lot of items that you may not wish to bring with you to your new place. This is a perfect opportunity to identify such items and to see what to do with them. You can donate, sell or even store those items but before you do so, you need to figure out what you’re working with.

The best way to accomplish this is to go through every single room and examine which items are not going with you. It will take some time but it will provide a great base for organizing later on. It is well worth the time, trust me.

Additionally, you will need to create an inventory list of the items that are going with you. This list will come in handy for many purposes, but it is mostly for remembering the arrangement and acquisition of packing materials.

Acquiring necessary supplies

You will need quite a bit of packing material for your move. This is where your inventory list will come real handy. You will need plenty of boxes, packing tape, plastic bags, packing paper, and bubble packs, among other items. You can also try some of the eco-friendly packing options, as well. The main thing is to have everything that you need to pack all of your belongings. If you are unsure about anything, simply contact your moving company and ask them for advice. They will be happy to provide!

While on the subject of boxes, you can’t really use old and shoddy boxes for an interstate move. The boxes need to be sturdy and in great condition. If you are on a budget and can’t afford premium quality boxes, there is always an option of finding free boxes for your move.

Search for free cardboard boxes in the stores and offices around you.

Free boxes

You can find these at your local grocery stores or other places that deal with them. They usually end up throwing them away and will be glad to donate some to your move. You can also search the internet for people who have extra moving and packing supplies left over. There is a great thread on E-bay forums, with advice on acquiring free packing materials. People move all the time and are left with many supplies that they thought they needed but they did not. These people will, more often than not, be glad to part with their boxes and packing materials for a really good price or even free. Make sure to at least look if there are some in your area.

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