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

Green moving tips for beginners

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    First off, you have our utmost respect and gratitude for looking up this particular subject. Wanting to make your move more green is a rather nice way to look out for the environment. Especially because there are a number of things you can do to make a difference. From finding eco-friendly freight companies Seattle has to offer, to donating the things you don’t need, you do have a say in this process. So, let’s take a closer look at the green moving tips for beginners that will introduce you to the process itself.

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    Looking up for green moving tips is a great way to start making your relocation more environmentally friendly,

    Use what you already have for packing

    It is quite hard to imagine moving without the boxes. Well, I will not be the one to dissuade you of this vision. However, what I will do is show you that you don’t need to go overboard with purchasing moving boxes. Our first of the great green moving tips is to use the items you already have around your house for packing:

    • Your suitcases, gym bags, and duffel bags
    • Plastic bins and dresser drawers
    • Reusable grocery totes and other bags

    All of these are already used for storing goods, so why not use them for the same purpose in times of relocation. As a matter of fact, any item that you have that can fit things inside of it can be used for packing. You can fill your bathroom trash bin to store items from under the sink. You would, of course, place a fresh garbage bag inside prior to doing so. It is simple really, the more you can fit in containers you already have, the more will you be able to avoid having to rely on purchased moving boxes Seattle.

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    Boxes really are not the end-all and be-all of every move. There are plenty of other options you can consider for a greener move.

    Don’t buy boxes – borrow them

    If you want to move green, you have to regard buying new boxes as the last resort. While no one expects you to pack everything you have in the items you have laying around, that is not to say you have to start buying boxes just yet. Rather call your friends and family and see if they have some boxes to spare. In addition, I suggest you stop by your local grocery, clothing, and retail stores, and see whether they have something to allocate for your cause. And, if that doesn’t work, check out Craigslist and Freecycle to find some people who might be giving away free moving boxes in your area. Keep in mind that you don’t have to opt for just one of these options, but rather go for all of them combined should the need arise.

    Be creative when it comes to packing materials

    As opposed to cardboard boxes, other packing materials are not as easy to recycle. I am most of all thinking about the materials you use to wrap your items for safe traveling. While it is not impossible to recycle these materials at special collection points, many people still fail to do so, opting to simply throw them in the trash.

    In order to avoid this scenario, don’t acquire these hardly-disposable items, but rather use what you already have. Towels, linens, comforters, and even certain clothing pieces will all do a great job in protecting your belongings during transport. In addition to these materials, you can use the newspapers you have around the house. They are great cushioning material, and are perfectly suitable for a standard recycling bin.

    One of the most important green moving tips – donate what you don’t need

    This tip has more benefits to it than it may seem at first. To start, a move itself presents a perfect opportunity for getting rid of the things you no longer use and sending them on to a better purpose. Furthermore, getting rid of the things you don’t need will make your shipment smaller, and thus make your hassle and your bill smaller as well. So, when you start organizing your goods for packing, see that you separate them into four groups: keep, donate, recycle, toss. See that the latter group includes as few items as possible.

    There are plenty of charities to choose from when it comes to donations. Apart from Goodwill and Veterans for America, you can check with local organizations like schools, libraries, and animal shelters. And, when it comes to your recycling pile, it is important that you get rid of things the right way.

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    Use this relocation opportunity to do something great for the environment and the community. Donate!

    You will probably come across items you cannot place in any of these groups. There oughtn’t to be too many of these items, but some still may occur. For these situations, see that you rent self storage Seattle offers, and place them there until you decide how to proceed.

    Try to find and hire a green moving company

    One of the best ways to have a smaller impact on the environment with your move is to hire a Seattle moving company that is truly committed to eco-friendly practices. Here is what you can look for:

    • a company with trucks that run on biodiesel fuel as opposed to traditional gas
    • movers that opt for reusable boxes (these often include plastic bins)

    Make the fewest amount of trips back and forth

    And so we have arrived at the last but certainly not the least of the green moving tips for beginners. Even if you disregard all the previous ones, this one will still make it count. Doing fewer back and forth trips will do a great deal of lessening your environmental footprint. So, see that you skip the small trips to and from your new place. Focus and plan on getting all of your belongings shipped by your movers on moving day. And, if you are doing the moving yourself, pack as much as possible in your car or van. Simply put, the fewer trips you make, the better overall.

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