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

Reasons to avoid moving in bad weather

Moving to a new home is one of the most memorable events in a person’s life that they will likely remember for their entire lives. It is a big deal in terms of importance and effect on one’s life, but also, in the short-term, due to its level of complexity. Depending on the size and occasion, a move can be a really energy-draining process. There are many things that you have to deal with as you go on with the move. There is a lot of things you will have to think about and plan. From contacting a reliable moving company to choosing the best moving date, it is not easy to do all this. Choosing a perfect moving date will make a big difference. Moving in bad weather can mess up your entire move, which is why you must be careful when choosing the moving date.

Proper planning is the key to not moving in bad weather

It is really important to be aware of the fact that you must actually take the time to plan your move. Some people tend to take moving for granted as if they are not actually doing something that is going to change their lives. Or they just think that they will be able to simply find a way to deal with everything as it comes. Improvising is definitely not the way to go about this. Instead, paying attention to all the important aspects is the best way to do this effectively. So, thinking in advance is the key here. Why are you moving? Is it your choice? Because if it is so, then chances are you can at least partially dictate the rhythm of the move.

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Make sure to check to weather forecast regularly

Once you get a hold of a period of the year during which you will move, check the weather forecast. And then keep checking it regularly for a couple of weeks. Also, check out how well does your forecast source work on a shorter-term basis. This can give you a sense of how reliable they are. If you have to move to a particular season, then this may be one of the only ways to actually influence whether you will have nice weather or whether you will be moving in bad weather. However, it basically boils down to choosing the best moving season.

You should avoid moving in bad weather, and instead move during summer

Bad weather can befall you during any season throughout the year. Of course, some seasons carry a greater risk of bad weather than others. Traditionally, winter is that one season people generally consider the worst one for moving. However, every season has its advantages and disadvantages. If you want to reduce your chances of moving in bad weather, then you should simply opt for a summer move. This will almost guarantee that you are going to move with the sun shining above you and keeping you warm. Depending on the particular geographical latitude, seasons may work differently, but summers are summers. Still, we would be remiss not to mention the downside of moving during summer.

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If you are worried about bad weather, summer is probably the best solution

 

That is when great moving companies such as Homegrown Moving Company CO are having their peak season. Hiring such a great moving company may not be that easy or cheap during the summer as it would have been during winter. However, bad weather makes everything worse. Even in spring or during fall, when there is a storm it can delay your move for who knows how long. If you are moving to a different state or even a different country, then this delay can cause a chain reaction. You can end up missing a flight. You can end up missing certain important appointments. Your things can get lost in the ensuing mess. All sorts of things can happen if a blizzard hits on your moving day. 

The practical aspect of moving during bad weather

A moving process takes a lot of effort for the most part. As we have mentioned above, you have to deal with all sorts of things in order to actually get through the move. One of the most important and essential things is the actual process of moving your belongings to your new home. This is a crucial part of a move. That is when all of your belongings are supposed to be loaded into a truck and then moved to the location of your new place and then unloaded. So, one of the most obvious and most important reasons why you should avoid moving in bad weather is that this “loading and unloading” part will become a lot harder. 

snow covered bare trees
Just imagine going outside to this and carrying the first of three wardrobes

Even if you hire small movers CO because you are moving to a neighborhood near you, things will get a lot harder. Moving a whole lot of boxes over an icy ground is a recipe for hurting yourself. Even worse, imagine how hard it must be to move the actual furniture during a blizzard. Just imagine getting a large, antique wardrobe down from the fifth floor, and now you have to move it over a parking lot during the blizzard because the truck could not reach the building entrance. The snow is all around you so you cannot properly see. It is freezing outside and the gloves are not helping and you are supposed to load the wardrobe into a truck now. Does not sound fun, does it? 

Rain and snow are bad? Sunshine and heat can be the same

Now, let s not forget how summer also has its own dangers. Yes, it is better to be hot than cold, but extremes are extremes. During the summer sunshine and heat can be really damaging for your health. There is a reason why people should generally avoid going out in the middle of the day during summer without proper protection, as it can be quite unhealthy. Furthermore, it is generally best to start your long-distance move as early as possible. This can help avoid the heat and make it easier to finish up the move as soon as possible.

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