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

Preparing for Moving Day in Denver

How to prepare for moving day

Spring is in the air! This is a time for people in Colorado to come out of hibernation, sit on patios, and share a drink on a front porch while soaking up the sun.  

That is, unless your front porch is going to be highly-trafficked because you’re moving. At least you won’t have to deal with snow (of course you never really know when the Denver winter is over).  You will want a few other items on your checklist to make this a breeze. Having a plan will allow you to move with as few hiccups as possible.

In fact, that’s why we’re putting this together now so you’ll have time to prepare and be strategic.  
Packing

When you pack boxes, label them with the room they go in. This seems like a no-brainer, but too often people throw things into boxes and just start stacking them. It is much easier on the back end to direct movers or friends on where things should go if they say Kitchen or Master Bedroom.

Apartment  Move Checklist

 

If you are moving out of a unit, ask your landlord to arrange a walk-through with you so there are no surprised about hidden charges.  As an added precaution, find your lease and any damages you recorded at the beginning of your move-in date so you can point to things that you did not damage and should not be charged for.  If you did not do that when you moved in and you are moving to another apartment, now is the time to make up for your mistakes. Take pictures, send them to the landlord or apartment, and get a receipt documenting your NEW unit.

 


One simple thing that you can do to save yourself some cash is to patch holes in the wall with spackle. If you’re unsure look at the “list of damages” within your lease you could be charged for and slowly work backwards repairing them.


Also, try to budget some money to hire a few cleaners.  It is exhausting to move boxes all day and then be faced with cleaning your old place and unpacking your new place.

House Move Checklist

Moving out of a house that you own might also be a cause for stress if you’re not strategic about it ahead of time. Go through all storage (including attic storage and basement storage or crawl spaces) that you might have forgotten about and start packing things up. This is also a good time to declutter your life and host a moving sale. If you haven’t used something in a few months and you just “stumble” upon it, ask yourself if you can toss it or donate it.  There’s no sense in moving things that you don’t want or need.
Be sure to check your washer and dryer for clothes before you make the final moving trip!  Nothing is worse than leaving your favorite onesie in the wash!

Utilities and Moving


This is an afterthought that can come back and bite you if you don’t handle it in advance. Get the water and electricity transferred out of your name if applicable. You don’t want to be paying for something that you’re no longer using. Now that internet and cable are practically utilities, shop around and see if you can a better rate or a longer term by moving to a new address. It’s much easier for cable companies to help you when you’re being proactive about it and they realize you don’t have to stay with them if you’re changing locations. Give it a try and see if you can save yourself some money.

The Move


If you are hiring movers, do it a few weeks out, nothing will stop a move faster than forgetting to book movers well ahead of time (or a uHaul truck as well).  If you have friends coming over to help, be sure you already have your own truck or folks with SUVs committed to showing up early. You then must then be the captain of your move. Everyone has an opinion about loading a van and they are going to look to you to see how things will go. Either take this responsibility seriously or delegate it to one person. Packing a truck wrong will waste a lot of time and energy so get the big furniture moved in first, followed by boxes, and soft things!

You should also direct people when you get to your new spot.  People are eager to help but often lack direction. Take charge! “Bed over there, big furniture there, chairs over here!” With a solid team of friends around you, you can offload the truck in less than an hour.

Be sure to repay your friends with pizza, beer, bagels, coffee, margaritas, or whatever expresses your gratitude the most.  Don’t skimp on this! A moving party relies on the unwritten rule that even if you are friends, this will somehow be worth their time too!  

Lastly, invite yourself over to one of your good friends’ house for dinner and bring a bottle of wine and thank them for hosting! You’re not going to want to cook amidst the boxes. Or make reservations somewhere to eat ahead of time because you’re not going to want to cook after moving that day. Our final piece of advice is to leave the unpacking for tomorrow…the boxes aren’t going anywhere and you’re sure to be exhausted.

 

If you have any questions about moving and how Homegrown Moving Company in Colorado can help plan your move than please give us a call at 303-587-6200!

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