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 to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move

Long-distance relocation can be tricky. Even if you hire a professional moving company Colorado to help, you will still have a lot of things to finish up before and after the move. This can be a stressful period, especially after the move days. To avoid that you should pack an essential bag. This will help you get through all the stressful things you have to complete. Continue reading our guide and learn what to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move.

Pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move a couple of days before the move

Regardless of what kind of move we are planning, an essential bag is there to make everything easier. With the unpacking and settling in process, you won’t have enough time to focus on many other things. This is where the essential bag comes in handy.  Just when you think everything is ok and ready for the move, you will see that there are still some things left to do. You can’t pack everything in this bag, so you will have to pack only the things you will need the most. As far as the regular packing goes, you won’t have to worry about it. There are good packing services Denver you can always rely on. This will help you focus more on the other more complicated tasks at hand.

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Make a list of items you need to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move

What are the most essential things to pack

Now, you will have to focus on what you need to pack in the essential bag. There are not that many things you can put in it, but the most essential are:

  • Food that will get you through the long travel. This includes snacks, water, juices, fruits, and perhaps some lunch. It is important to have food for the road because it can be difficult to travel long distances.
  • Don’t forget to pack bathroom toiletries. That way you won’t have to search for them after the move.
  • Pack comfortable clothes you will wear those couple of days after the move. Long-distance relocation can be hard, and you should feel comfortable when unpacking. And to make everything easier, you can always count on the help of good long distance movers Denver. That way you won’t have to deal with many other issues.
  • It is important to pack medication for the move.
  • Pack all the personal documents you have.
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Don’t forget to pack your medicine

Long-distance relocation is not something you can plan in a short notice. It takes time to prepare and organize everything. But, if you happen to have to move very soon, then you should always opt for last minute moving services. With the pros help at your hands, you won’t have to worry about your relocation at all. 

Proper packing

This is not something you can just pile up in your bag and call it a day. Every piece of item in this list requires some special kind of packing techniques. You can’t pack documents, gadgets, food, and medication the same way. Let’s go over these things step by step, firstly

  • When packing your documents, you have to have in mind that you can’t put them anywhere. They have to be at your arms reach but still safe and secured. Make sure to pack them in one of the pockets of the bag that has a working zip on it. If you don’t have that, then pack them in some smaller bag and put them in. All in all, it is important to keep them in one place.
  • Gadgets are extremely fragile and can break easily. Most of the time people do not remember this so then end up with broken valuables. It is extremely important to remember this if you are moving you’d kids’ stuff. You wouldn’t want to end up breaking some expensive equipment they use for school. It is just one of the ways to organize a long distance family move. Better to be safe than sorry.
  • Packing food is not that simple. But, yet, you can use tin foil and wrap all those sandwiches and snacks. For bigger lunches, always use food boxes.
  • Keep the medication in a separate plastic box.
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Be careful when packing your gadgets

All in all these tips are here to help you move without stress. As far as clothes go, there are many ways you can pack them. And since we are talking about comfy clothes that do not need ironing, then you can use garbage bags and put them in. It is easy to pack and you won’t have to look around aimlessly for them. 

Packing cutlery

Once you have packed all the things you need for that first couple of days, you have to think about this small part. although this is not something you need to pack in the essential bag, you still need to have it easy to reach. The very first thing you would want to do after the move is to make a meal. And you don’t want to stress out over the fact that you packed all the kitchen cutlery and plates somewhere deep in some box. Simply, designate one box for this and label it. Don’t forget to use some bright colored marker so movers can read what it contains. That way they will be careful with your boxes.

If by any bad chance, you end up with some broken plates, you can simply toss them away. But, you should know that there are some ways to pack your plates like a pro. Always use old newspapers and wrap them around the plates. Having broken plates is not that bad. There is a lot of DIY project for broken plates you can use. Who knows, you can end up with a beautiful piece of decoration.

Do not forget to pack your essentials bag

These are what we consider to be the most important things to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move. Although it may sound reasonable, a lot of people forget about this, therefore making their relocation hard. We hope our article provided you with much-needed help.

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