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 your home for Littleton

When it comes to moving, packing is without a doubt one of the most tedious experiences in the process. In most cases, people see it as such a tedious task that they leave it for the last minute. This can then cause you to prepare for the move in a rush, which is the last thing you want. Needless to say, you need to start packing as soon as you select one of the moving companies in Denver area. This is the only way to secure a smooth relocation with as few issues as possible. Even though you might think packing your home is a scary experience, we’re here to show you otherwise. With a bit of guidance and tricks, your home will be ready for the move to Littleton in a flash.

woman packing her home for the littleton move
Moving doesn’t have to be scary at all!

The first step is carefully choosing packing materials

The most important factor about packing is what you’re going to use in the process. If you don’t pack your items safely, or use poor quality materials, you run the risk of damaging your belongings. With that said, you should always try and find strong, high-quality packing boxes. You also need to stock up on duct tape, old newspapers, and plenty of bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Simply put, getting packing supplies is like finding good moving companies Littleton CO. Choose wisely, and you’ll have a dream move. Your best bet is to buy brand new boxes for your upcoming move, but if you’re moving on a budget, there are alternative sources. For example, ask your friends and family if they have any surplus from their previous move. Or you can check with your local supermarkets if they have any spares, just make sure they are in good condition.

Putting together and labeling your boxes

No matter if you purchased new, or borrows used boxes, you’ll most likely need to assemble them first. Most boxes have clear instructions printed on them, but it’s still good to know how to do this in advance. The most important thing to look for is the “this side up” sign. Start assembling your boxes by folding in the shorter tabs first, then do the same with the longer ones. To make sure the box is extra sturdy, use generous amounts of tape on the bottom side flaps to reinforce them. When this is done, do the same with the corners and edges of the box. This makes the box sturdier, and reduces the chance of your box warping or breaking at the bottom. When packing your home, it is also important to make sure you have enough boxes around. You don’t want to make unnecessary resupply trips.

moving boxes in front of a house
If you want to avoid confusion, always label your moving boxes

Once your boxes are assembled, you can begin packing. One thing is important to note however before you begin. Labeling or color coding your moving boxes before you load them onto the truck is absolutely crucial. Whenever you finish packing a box, immediately write either what’s in it, or what room it came from. It is also crucial that you appropriately label any box that contains fragile parts, as well as to mark the top side if it isn’t already pointed out. Remember to be specific with your labeling. If you have 3 boxes that come from your bedroom, don’t just write “bedroom” on all three of them. Otherwise, you’ll spend a long time digging through each box to find what you need. Doing this will also save you time when the unpacking process begins in your new Littleton home.

Top tips for packing your home

Here we’ll dedicate our attention to a few key rooms in your household. But before we dive into that, here are some general tips for packing your home.

  • Use smaller boxes for heavier items, and big boxes for light items. If you overfill a box, it might break. For example, books should be packed in small boxes, which makes them easier to move around. Bed covers and blankets are bulky, and they need room to breathe, so it makes sense to pack them in big boxes.
  • Towels, clothes, and blankets are a great alternative to bubble wrap and packing peanuts. They really help if you’re moving on a budget and want to save money on packing supplies. You can also use old blankets to fill in any gaps once the boxes are loaded onto the moving truck and prevent movement.
  • Pack heavy items at the bottom of your boxes, and make sure the load is evenly distributed. Placing heavy items right in the middle of the box or in a corner can cause it to tear open during transport.
a brightly lit bedroom
After the move, your bedroom is the first thing that should be fully set up

Packing your bedroom should be the priority

Your best bet for efficiently packing your bedroom is a wardrobe box. It’s a special type of box with a coat hanger rack in it, for easy transport of clothes. Check with your hired movers if they have some available for purchase. When it comes to dismantling your closets and beds, you can use a sandwich bag to keep all of the screws and bolts safe and in one place. If you want your movers to do the disassembling, check in advance if this service is available. Use a stretch wrap or a dust sheet to safely wrap your mattress before transporting it. Your bed is obviously a priority after arriving at your new home. If you don’t assemble it immediately, at the end of the day you’ll be exhausted and frustrated due to a lack of a place to sleep in.

Packing your home can’t go without the living room

Our living rooms require special attention, given how often we use them in our daily lives. Your living room probably has a few bookcases, shelves, and a dining table. If it does, lay down a layer of protective sheets on the floor to prevent any scratches while dismantling and moving these items. For your TV and sound system, it is best if you have the original boxes still saved somewhere. Their dimensions fit these specific items perfectly, making them the best choice. If you don’t, make sure to wrap your electronics as snugly as possible to avoid damage. Check with your movers if they have any special packing materials for this purpose. Naturally, you will have to disconnect all of your cables and devices, so take photos of the cable setups for easier reconstruction later on. With these simple tricks, packing your home for Littleton will be quick and simple.

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