Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

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As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process, as circumstances require.
  • Hansen Bros. is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Hansen Bros. is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

Arranging your furniture after the Seattle move

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Settling into your new home is supposed to be the fun part when moving. But before you can really enjoy yourself, you need to unpack and arrange your new living space. Arranging your furniture after the Seattle move can be daunting – you still need to learn how the new space works and you might have quite a few pieces to put around; not to mention that furniture is heavy and dragging it around is not easy. But this part can also be an educational and entertaining experience. This is your chance to make your new home truly yours and create a comfortable and beautiful place for yourself and your family. Isn’t that more fun than negotiating with moving companies Seattle and stressing over your moving budget?

Before arranging your furniture after the Seattle move, you need to decide what to bring with you

Moving is an opportunity to start your life anew. You’ll have a whole new home so why not some new furniture as well? You don’t really need to bring every single piece of furniture you own with you from your old address. Some of the furniture you currently have is probably old, possibly damaged or stained. If you can afford to replace it, there’s no better time than right now. And if you’re moving to a smaller home, you might want to use Seattle storage for the big pieces you have nowhere to put or just get rid of the items that have outlived their shelf life.

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A new home is a perfect opportunity to get some new furniture as well.

If you need some incentive to get rid of old furniture then think about this: moving will be easier and cheaper if you have fewer things to move. Leaving some furniture behind will make your movers charge you less and will mean you have fewer things to disassemble and reassemble later on.

What to do with the old furniture you don’t need anymore?

If your furniture is so old or damaged that it can no longer be used, you can get rid of it. Your options for how to do this will depend on where you live. Sometimes, you can just leave it on the curb in front of your building with a “free” sign on it for someone to pick up. Other times, you’ll have to contact your local waste management center and ask for the proper disposal procedure.

But if there’s even the slightest chance that someone else might find your furniture useful, you should donate it instead. Usually, furniture banks will pick up the furniture from your address so you won’t even have to worry about delivery.

Arranging your furniture after the Seattle move needs to be planned in advance

You can’t wait until after the move to start thinking about how you’re going to arrange your furniture. Interior design plans need to happen in advance. That way, you’ll know which items to bring with you and which rooms to direct your movers to. So look at the plans for your new home and visit it enough to get familiar with the layout. Then plan out where you’re going to put your furniture. It might be a good idea to sketch out your plans so you can share them with your family and your movers.

Work with space you have, not against it

Even if your new home is exactly the same size as your current one, it’ll be different. And if your new home is bigger or smaller, the difference will be even more obvious. So you can’t just arrange your furniture the same way you’re used to. You’ll have to make it work with your new space. Pay attention to doors and windows – you don’t want to block them. Measure the corners to make sure your pieces will fit in them. Overall, make your furniture fit into the new space because you can’t make space fit your furniture.

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Small spaces don’t have to be cluttered if you use them in clever ways.

Pick a theme when arranging your furniture after the Seattle move

Especially if you’re planning on getting rid of some furniture and buying new pieces, it’s important to have a theme in mind. Are you going for nautical? Or are you sticking with neutral tones? Are you maximizing productivity? Or do you want to leave as much open space as possible? The answers to these questions will inform the furniture you keep and buy as well as how you arrange it.

Leave plenty of space to move around freely

You have to be able to move around your home without too many obstacles in the way. No one likes randomly bumping into things or having to walk around them. So arrange your furniture in a way that leaves as much space as possible to move around. Don’t push your cupboards and sofas too close to each other and avoid putting things in the centers of rooms or in doorways. Finally, keep in mind that you need to have access to every part of the room for cleaning purposes. So give yourself enough space to be able to reach every part of the room you need to clean.

Home office.
Keep in mind that your home has to be functional.

Think about everyone using the space when arranging your furniture after the Seattle move

If you’re moving alone, then you only have yourself to worry about. But if you’re moving with pets or moving with a family, then you have to keep them in mind when designing your new space. If you have young children, plan to babyproof your home and furniture. If you have dogs, don’t plan to use floors and corners for storage. Overall, just think practically about everyone who will be using the space – it’s not all just about what you want!

Use the right tools or get help to arrange your furniture without injuries

Arranging your furniture after the Seattle move requires that you move it around. Since most furniture pieces are big, bulky and heavy, it’s best to ask your residential movers Seattle for help. If that is not an option, then at least invest in some helpful tools like moving dollies, moving blankets and furniture sliders. This will help you avoid injuries during and immediately after the move.

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