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

Cheap ways to move cross country

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There are a lot of things that could stress you out when you’re moving house. One of the biggest stressors during relocation is money, of course. That’s why many people look for ways to reduce their moving costs and make their relocation cheaper. This might seem like a difficult task and maybe you’re not sure how to do this. Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you about some cheap ways to move cross country. If you follow these tips, you’re guaranteed to save some money and avoid unnecessary moving expenses. So, here are some things you could do.

Ask friends and family to help you move cross country

Because moving is so stressful and overwhelming, most people can’t do it all on their own. Instead, they choose to reach out and ask people for help. Some will opt to get professional help, for example, our HB move management that helps you organize the entire relocation. Others would rather ask their friends and family members to give them a hand. This is a great thing to do if you’re looking for a cheap way to move cross country.

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Teamwork makes the dream work, so gather your friends and let them help you with the relocation.

There are a few different ways in which your closest friends could be of help during your relocation. Here’s what they can help you with:

  • Decluttering: This is a big part of moving and it can take a pretty long time. So, invite your friends over and let them help you downsize your home and get rid of things you don’t need.
  • Cleaning: When you’re moving house, there’s a lot of cleaning involved. Getting help from your friends will definitely help you save some time. Other than that, you won’t have to spend money on hiring professional cleaners.
  • Packing: When you’re relocating cross country, there are probably boxes everywhere. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and you really don’t enjoy packing, don’t be afraid to ask for help! This means you won’t spend money on packing services in Seattle.
  • Loading/unloading the truck: If you don’t want to hire professional movers to do this for you, you can always ask friends and family to lend you a hand.

Get free packing supplies

Everybody knows that packing is an essential part of a cross country move. And with packing, comes buying lots of packing supplies. Well, what if we told you that you didn’t have to spend a dime on cardboard boxes? It sounds good, doesn’t it? There are a few ways you could get free moving boxes and reduce your moving costs. That might enable you to spend a bit more on hiring cross-country movers Seattle.

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Here’s some good news – you don’t have to spend money on packing supplies, you can get cardboard boxes for free.

Here’s what you could do:

  • Look around your home and see if you have any previously used boxes lying around.
  • Ask your friends if they have any boxes they don’t need.
  • Visit supermarkets, liquor stores and other stores that get regular deliveries. They probably have a lot of cardboard boxes they could give you for free.
  • Use websites like The Freecycle Network to get other people’s used packing supplies.

Choose a good moving date

In case you didn’t know, we’re here to tell you that certain times of the year, the month and the week are cheaper than others. So, when you’re picking a moving date, you should choose wisely. If your timing is good, the price of the moving company’s services or the moving truck will be lower. We’ll give you a few pointers to pick the right date.

  • Avoid moving in the summer. Summer is the peak of the moving season which means that the prices are higher. Also, there are fewer dates to choose from because the movers are booked up. So, it’s best to pick a date between September and May.
  • Don’t move on a weekend. Just like summer, weekends are a busy time when it comes to long-distance moving. So, if you can choose a weekday instead, that would be a cheaper choice.
  • Relocate mid-month. The majority of people tend to move in the beginning of the month or in the end of the month. That’s the most convenient time to move because of leases. However, if you want to lower your moving costs, try to move in the middle of the month.

Moving cross country for work? Ask your employer to cover the cost

In case you have to move cross country for work, you can use that to your advantage. There are many ways in which your employer can make the relocation easier for you. Different employers have different ways of helping their employees relocate. Of course, something that you’ll maybe appreciate the most is financial support.

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If you are moving for work, have a chat with your employer and see if they can help you out.

Have a talk with your boss and see if they would be willing to cover the costs of your move. This would be a really good way to make your relocation cheaper and automatically less stressful. If they can’t cover all the moving costs, figure out if there’s a different way in which they could help you.

Are you ready to move cross country?

Now that you know a few cheap ways to move cross country, you’re ready to start the process. The most important thing is that you start planning and preparing on time. Make sure to plan your moving budget and figure out how much money you need for your interstate relocation. Use our tips to save some money, but you can even find additional ways to reduce moving expenses. Best of luck!

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