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

Common moving injuries and how to avoid them

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    We like to think of moving as an exciting yet at the same time stressful event in life. However, no one usually thinks of relocation as a dangerous event. Granted, your life will not be in immediate danger, but you will be at great risk for the most common moving injuries around. Injuries that you can sustain during relocation range from cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, such as broken bones. It goes without saying that the best way to prevent such a grim scenario is by hiring some of the best movers Seattle has to offer. But if for one reason or another you can’t pay for full-service relocation assistance, you need to have all the necessary tools at your disposal.

    A woman holding her elbow.
    Avoid going through any type of discomfort on your moving day.

    We here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage always want you to have a successful and safe relocation. That’s why we are more than happy to share with you some tips that will warn you about the most common moving-related injuries and that will teach you how to stay away from them. All you have to do is pay attention.

    Top five most common moving injuries and some ways to prevent them

    There’s no way to label moving injuries from the most dangerous and painful ones to the least serious ones. It goes without saying that you don’t want to experience any of them, whether or not you are getting any assistance from reliable Eastside Seattle movers. If you are going to be involved in the process to any degree, here’s what you ought to look out for.

    1. Cuts and scrapes

    It’s simply astonishing how many items with sharp edges one household can own. All of those items can inflict cuts, scrapes, and bruises of different sizes on your body. It’s also important to mention that these are probably the most common moving injury of all and, usually, they are the least dangerous ones. That being said, know that you don’t have to go around with cuts and bruises after your relocation.

    • How to avoid it?

    The best way to prevent cuts, scrapes, and bruises is by wearing appropriate clothing during relocation. Wear something that is comfortable (not too baggy) and that covers most of your body – with special emphasis being on arms and legs. Make sure that you have an outfit in mind when packing clothes for your move. You’ll avoid packing something that you need.

    Bedroom furniture.
    Your household, with all its curves and edges, is the perfect inflictor of cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

    2. Strained back

    Your back might be in focus on your moving day. So it only makes sense that it will be susceptible to a lot of injuries. Strained back is probably the second most common moving injury as even people who are in great shape can end up throwing their back out when lifting heavy furniture. There is a whole range of back injuries that you might suffer from. From sore muscles to herniated disks, a lot of pain awaits if you aren’t careful during your move.

    • How to avoid it?

    When it comes to preventing back injuries, it’s all about your lifting technique. We’ve all heard of the golden saying ‘lift with your knees, not your back‘ and you can bet that it has become so popular for a good reason. You can also seek assistance with the heaviest items that you own. It’s safe to say that reliable piano movers Seattle might be standing between you and a herniated disk.

    3. Knee injuries

    Knee injuries and back injuries have a lot in common – they usually occur due to an improper lifting technique. Your knees will be working the entire day, which means there will certainly be a lot of room for error. Not to mention how easy it is to bang your knee on a random object while carrying heavy boxes all day long.

    • How to avoid it?

    Besides making sure you use the right lifting technique, you can also wear knee braces and pads. They will give your knees the necessary support and will protect them as much as possible. It’s also recommendable that you look for furniture sliders during your local, long-distance, or interstate move. By gliding large objects on the floor, you won’t have to pick them up and carry them to the truck.

    A woman holding her ankle after suffering from one of the most common moving injuries.
    Protect your ankles and joints by learning the right lifting technique and using appropriate tools.

    4. Sprained ankle

    Rolling an ankle is easy while performing everyday activities. So imagine how easy it is on your moving day which is usually hectic. All it takes is one wrong step for you to end up with a sprained ankle that might leave you handicapped for a few days.

    • How to avoid it?

    When it comes to avoiding a lot of these common moving injuries, much of it seems to be in having a clear path to the truck. So make sure you have no obstacles en route when carrying your heavy items to the moving truck. In fact, you’ll notice that this will be one of the very first pieces of advice reliable Seattle or Renton movers will give you. It just makes the moving day much easier.

    5. Broken bones

    Broken bones definitely top the list of the things you don’t want to experience on your moving day. A broken finger or a broken toe will put you in so much pain that you will forget all about your ongoing relocation. And the danger with broken bones lies in the fact that all it takes is one dropped box for you to seriously injure a part of your body.

    • How to avoid it?

    Being careful is the best way to prevent most of these common moving injuries – including broken fingers and toes. The key is in wearing suitable clothing, such as protective gloves and close-toed shoes, as well as communicating with the person that is helping you carry the box. Also, make sure you never pack more than 50 pounds worth of items in a box. That will make it easier to be carried.

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