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

Renting a moving truck in Denver

The best way to save money in your upcoming relocation is to rent a moving truck and load/unload it yourself. But before you do that, there are some things that you might wish to consider, and do. First of all, you will need to get as many moving quotes Denver, both for the truck and for the entire relocation. The reason being, you may change your mind after you see how much you need to pay for all the work the movers will be doing instead of you. Regardless, knowing more about the prices can never hurt. This article is going to go over all the things that you need to know when renting a moving truck in Denver.

Things to consider when renting a moving truck in Denver

Here is the list of things for your consideration:

  • Get multiple online quotes
  • Try to avoid peak moving times
  • The proper size of the moving truck
  • Cost of renting a moving truck in Denver
  • Driving a moving truck
  • Think of getting additional insurance before renting a moving truck in Denver
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Contact all movers in your area and get a free estimate.

Get multiple online quotes

First off, you will need to have as many quotes for the truck as you can get. This will allow you to select the best offer and save some money. However, make sure that every single company is giving you a quote based on the same set of values. If you notice any large discrepancies, always ask if there is something you are not getting, that the other companies are providing. You might as well ask them about their moving services Denver, while you are already on the phone. The goal here is to know exactly how much everything will cost before you make any final decisions. Getting an online quote is fast and easy, especially if you are only looking to rent a moving truck.

Do note that if you are looking into moving services, as well, an online quote is only a frame of reference. If you want something set in stone, you go for a binding estimate.

Try to avoid peak moving times

If you want to relocate in the prime moving season (which is summer), the price of the truck is going to be higher than in the rest of the year. Supply and demand, economic principles at work. If you can, you might as well wait the season out and reap the rewards that come with waiting. You can use the time to learn how to pack a moving truck right, and to prepare for the physical exercise that is moving. This is the time to organize some help from your friends and family members, as you are not going to be loading and unloading everything on your own. It is at least a two-person job. More help is always better, of course.

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Save some money for your upcoming move – avoid peak-days to rent a moving truck.

The proper size of the moving truck

When it comes to the size of the moving truck, bigger is not necessarily better. In fact, it is arguably worse if you rent a truck that is too big. There will be more room for your items to slide within, which means they need additional security. Additionally, it will also cost you more. No, when it comes to renting a moving truck in Denver, Homegrown Moving and Storage Company Colorado always recommends that you rent a proper size truck. And the size that you want is around 10-15% bigger than what you think that you will need. Of course, before you rent the truck out, you may want to do some mental arithmetic, to figure out how much space your items will occupy. When you do, you simply rent a truck that is slightly larger, and you’re ready to go!

Cost of renting a moving truck in Denver

The cost of renting a truck out is largely dependant on its size and the distance that it is to travel. However, you do need to factor in the fuel costs, the toll costs, additional supplies and materials cost, and so on. Before you think you have the right price in mind, think whether you’re “good to go”, with what you have. You also need to pay close attention to drop-off points when performing an interstate move. There is always an additional cost if you can’t drop the truck off at its original location. This is called a “one-way move” in the industry, and it always costs more. Just make sure you’re aware of that, nothing else.

Driving a moving truck

You will most likely be going to drive your truck yourself. That means that you need to prepare, both physically and mentally, for that journey. It will be stressful and it will be hard. Not having to drive over long distances is one of the critical reasons why people go with a moving company for long-distance relocations. In any case, if you are driving, remember to stay safe on the road during these troubled times. This pandemic has everyone on the edge and minimizing the exposure and sanitizing properly is something we all need to consider. You don’t need to go too much out of your way, simply have these safety precautions in mind.

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Stay safe on the road – prepare physically and mentally before renting a moving truck.

Think of getting additional insurance before renting a moving truck in Denver

Finally, a lot of things can happen between your old home and the new one. You always want to make sure that everything is going to be fine, no matter what. This is why you might want to consider purchasing some additional insurance for your belongings. The standard insurance rate is based on the weight of your items, and pays 0.60$ per pound, usually. To be completely honest, most of your things are worth much more than that. See what kind of insurance rates you can get before you start your journey to your new home. It can literally pay off and save you heaps of trouble down the road.

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