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

Unpacking pantry items after moving – how to do it right

When people discuss hiring packing services Denver CO, they usually focus on the packing process. That’s understandable since it takes more time and you need special supplies to do it properly. However, there is another part of the relocation people often overlook, and that’s unpacking. Unpacking can take just as much time as packing.  And some items can be tough to handle during that process. For example, unpacking pantry items after moving can be particularly tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. So, let us give you a few tips on it.

Clean out the pantry before unpacking pantry items after moving

So, once your relocation with Denver small movers is over, the unpacking is all on you. And let’s be honest, the boxes you used weren’t the cleanest. Also, it can get really dusty during relocation and that also requires cleaning. Last but not least, you will be keeping your food in the new pantry. That means the pantry needs to be totally clean before you store anything in it and there is a chance the previous owner kept their food in the pantry and left it messy. Better safe than sorry and that is exactly why you should make the space as clean as possible. You can use vinegar, lemon, or other varieties of eco-friendly cleaners, but any detergent will do the work.

Pantry is full of jars with spices and food.
Thoroughly clean the pantry before unpacking pantry items after moving.

Unpacking pantry items after moving is a priority

You can ask packers and movers Denver and they will probably agree that pantry items are essentials and therefore should be among the first boxes to be unpacked. This means you should pay attention when you pack. Put pantry items first in the truck. That way, once you start unloading the track, you will get those boxes last and they’ll be on top of the pile so you can immediately unpack them. By doing so, you will avoid any of it going bad if it is close to the “best before” date. Another good reason to do that is that you might be hungry when you arrive and it would be really good to have some food at hand.

Check the dates before you stack the pantry items

This one is quite important. While packing is a great moving service Denver CO has to offer, making sure everything you pack is still okay when you arrive is your job. So, open the box with pantry items and look at the dates. If they are still good, you can stack them in the pantry. However, if they’ve gone bad, the best thing to do is to throw them away. In the case of canned products, their expiration date is quite long. In some cases, they can stay good for more than 3 years. However, if you have any perishables, it’s really important to check them before storing or eating them. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a snack or a juice, it’s still something you’ll consume. So, make sure you do it with caution.

A jar in the pantry is full of beans.
If you aren’t sure what to do with a jar or a can, you can leave it in a separate corner until you decide where to put it.

Have a “messy corner”

In case there are some products you aren’t sure whether to put with canned goods, jars, or perishables, you can reserve one corner just for that type of groceries. It’s a good way to make unpacking pantry items after moving much easier and faster.

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