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

Best ways to utilize self storage during spring

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    At long last, spring is finally upon us! During winter, everything slows down and falls in frequency, including many house maintenance activities. This included cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your living space. The cold and gloomy weather is the perfect invitation for clutter to accumulate in our homes. But when spring arrives, it is more than a blessing. The days are longer, and we can finally open our windows and let some fresh air in. With that air, comes a wind of changes to our home, and we must set sails. For most people, cleaning the house is certainly a chore, but this can be very simple with the help of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage WA! There are many ways you can utilize self storage during spring, and we’re here to tell you about a few. With our help, you will surely benefit from owning storage and refreshing your home.

    It is a great idea to utilize self storage during spring cleaning!

    Through the years, it has become the norm to celebrate the end of winter with a big house cleaning session. People like to think of it as a fresh start to the year after a slow and cold period. Spring cleaning is a tradition in most homes and it is often quite a big undertaking. Luckily, this daunting task can be made much simpler with the use of a storage unit. In fact, there are so many uses to storage, mainly to safely house your items while working with moving companies Kirkland. But, people move at all times of the year, and certain activities are only done in spring, so we’ll focus on that. The most important thing to remember when spring cleaning is that every space in your home has something that doesn’t need to be there. This is a good incentive to get your home clean and clutter-free.

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    Use the refreshing atmosphere of spring to give your home a full makeover!

    A good spring cleaning session needs a solid system in order to keep everything streamlined. The most optimal way is to clean from top to bottom, and cover the room from left to right. Dust off your ceiling fans and lamps, and then wipe down your walls, windows, tables, and counters. Finish off with the ground stuff such as air vents, door trims, and thresholds. Don’t forget to wipe down all of the items on your shelves and cabinets too. Once all that is done, thoroughly vacuum your floor and mop it. In the end, you will be left with a lot of stuff that you have, but don’t currently need. This is the moment where a self storage unit comes into the spotlight with all its benefits!

    There’s no better place for storing clutter

    Your spring cleaning adventure isn’t complete until you’re able to clean your entire home, with all of its challenging spots. This isn’t possible at all if you have clutter laying all around the place. A lot of things can be considered clutter, and it is up to you to make the tough decision regarding what can stay in your household. Work papers, various collections, and kid’s toys, and photo albums, are all definitely worth keeping. But, if you don’t use them frequently, and only need them for a specific purpose, why allow them to consume precious space? Items such as these are best placed in Seattle storage, where they’ll be safe until you need them. It doesn’t matter how much clutter you have, because these units come in various sizes! So, be liberal in your decluttering, and you’ll have a clean and organized home in no time.

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    Your belongings will be in perfect condition if you choose to utilize self storage during spring

    Keep your items safe and out of the home while organizing a yard sale

    Think about all the clutter we’ve just talked about. All of the surplus items you placed in the storage because there’s no room for them in your home. Ask yourself if you actually need all of it, and whether or not getting rid of that clutter can benefit you in a different way. Could you use self storage during spring in a profitable way? In most cases, a spring clean reveals a large number of items that we never actually use. Items like these are perfect for an annual yard sale! Organizing a spring yard sale is a very common occurrence and is a fantastic way to both declutter and make a profit. Since you’ve moved all of these items to the storage, you ensured their safety until the sale day. All you have to do now is visit your storage, and decide what you’re going to sell!

    You can use self storage during spring by filling it with seasonal items

    Once you’ve cleared out your storage with a yard sale, most of the items that remain will be seasonal stuff. From clothes and decorations to home maintenance tools and storing outdoor furniture items. Usually, items like these find their place in our garage or shed for the duration of the year, only to be used for a few months at a time. This is yet another problem you can easily tackle with the use of secure self storage. When spring comes, you can get rid of heavy coats, sweaters, and boots. Just make sure to give everything a proper wash before storing it, so it retains its condition and freshness until you decide to wear it again. Neatly pack your holiday décor, snow shovels and plows, and other seasonal items into boxes, with proper labeling for easy identification.

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    Renovate your home in peace with your household items safely stored away!

    Allow yourself more room to work in while you redecorate your home

    If you keep your home well-maintained through the year and don’t have to rely on big cleaning operations, there is another way to utilize self storage during spring. Let’s say you want to change your floors or give the entire home a fresh coat of paint. All of your furniture and décor items are at direct risk of damage or staining during such an endeavor. Furthermore, you’ll have to work around all of your shelves, tables, and couches. Because of this, home renovation with self storage is a fantastic idea! With a large enough storage unit, you can move all of your furniture to a safe location until you finish all of the work. This way, you can work in peace, and not have to worry whether or not you’ll get paint on your favorite rug, or if you’ll put a dent in the dining table you love so much.

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