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

What are the risks of packing and moving by yourself?

Wanting to save money nowadays is a legit goal that is sometimes hard to reach. Everything is more expensive, and cutting costs is a must. Moving often comes around unplanned, and it is a rather expensive endeavor. In their desire to save money, many people resort to DIY methods, even for moving, when the stakes are high. Hiring reputable movers like Home Grown Moving Company comes as a last resort when it really should be the first option. There are certain risks of packing and moving by yourself, and we will explain them in detail, and hopefully convince you that moving by yourself is not the brightest idea.

The risks of packing and moving by yourself are higher than you think

Many people think that nothing bad can happen during their moves, and there can be two cases. One, those people either never moved, or they were extremely lucky. Our long distance movers Colorado are skilled professionals, who know what is needed to complete a move. They are also aware of the numerous risks of packing and moving by themselves, which include:

  1. Damaged items
  2. Injuries
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Movers know what it takes to complete a move

Your items can get damaged

We don’t say that the regular person doesn’t know how to pack, but it takes more than putting an item in a box. Proper packing will insure that your items make it to your new home in top condition. And our Denver residential movers guarantee that! Packing takes time, skill, and proper packing materials, which our movers will provide. Fragile items can get damaged with the smallest bump in the road. So it takes good packing and good driving to complete a move properly.

People can get injured

Even if you decide to move by yourself, you won’t be doing everything alone. You will either have our family or friends helping – at least with heavy furniture moving. You can damage your items. But more importantly, you can hurt yourself while moving heavy things. Back pain is a minor concern, compared to furniture falling on people’s feet and fingers. With the help of reliable local movers Denver residents recommend, you won’t risk anyone getting hurt, because our team has done this a dozen times.

Do we ever recommend moving without professional help?

Professional help is the best thing that you can do for your move. We always recommend it, but in rare cases, you can move without skilled assistance. If you happen to move across the street, or to another block in the same neighborhood and have only a studio apartment to move into, you can likely get away without help. But in case you don’t want a DIY move, movers are always available, all you have to do is give them a call!

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The risks of packing and moving by yourself are high, especially during a long-distance move

Final thoughts

As you can see, the risks of packing and moving by yourself are high, especially during a long distance move where you need to handle a large moving inventory. By doing everything yourself, you also risk spending more money and time, both of which you might not have a lot. All in all, professional packers are the solution to every packing-related problem. We wish you good luck and no problems or injuries during your move!

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