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

Should I Buy Moving Boxes?

You’ve planned your move, you’ve got everything scheduled. Now it’s time to pack, but wait… you don’t have any boxes! Should you try and scrape some together for free or should you just buy some bundles? Here are some pros and cons to both to help you decide.

Pros to Buying Boxes

The biggest pros to buying boxes from a retail store is that you will save time and have a better guarantee of the quality of the boxes. Although this can add up your costs, it saves time which could be worth it depending your situation and timeline. Bundles of boxes can easily be purchased from stores like Uhaul.  Depending on how many boxes your move requires, you could always buy some boxes from a store and try and gather some free ones as well.

Cons to Buying Boxes

The biggest con to buying boxes for your upcoming move is simply the cost. Like many things during a move, small expenses can add up quickly. If you have a rather large move, it could be worth it to be scrappy and find boxes on your own by searching for free ones on sites like Craigslist and NextDoor. This could end up saving you hundreds, but you’ll have to try around hunting these items down.

Result

In the end it all depends on the size of your move and your personal bandwidth and budget. If you are on a tight schedule and would rather not have the stress of try to coordinate one more portion of your move then purchasing some boxes could be worth it. If you have some time and flexibility you could certainly save and recycle boxes by hunting around for them for t free.

If you need advice and individual services for your next upcoming move then reach out to us at Homegrown Moving Company! We handle everything from boxing up and packing your items, to loading and unloading them into your new home. You can always get a free custom quick quote from us hassle free!

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