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

Guide for moving from Issaquah to Seattle

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    Relocating from one city to another is always an exciting prospect. Sure, it can be terrifying and daunting at the same time, but it all depends on how you choose to look at it. The fact of the matter is that there will be a lot of new opportunities and it is up to you to make the most of them. Needless to say, you will want to hire one of the top Issaquah moving companies for your relocation, making the process a lot smoother. Apart from that, you will want to prepare for your move accordingly. In this article, we will guide you through the process of moving from Issaquah to Seattle, and provide you with all the information you might need for a successful move.

    How to make moving from Issaquah to Seattle easier

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    The more research you do, the easier your relocation will be.

    In a nutshell, here are the three main things you will want to do:

    • Figure out what is it that you really like in Issaquah
    • Learn more about Seattle before you move
    • Prepare for the relocation process

    This may sound very simple but each one of these steps requires considerable time and energy investment. Therefore, it is advisable if you start as early as possible. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage recommends that you start your research as soon as you know that you will be moving. That way, you will be able to take your time dealing with all the necessities that the relocation imposes. This article is a great start, as we will explain the starting steps in some detail.

    Issaquah

    While you may think that you know all there is to know about your hometown, the fact of the matter is that you might be taking some things for granted. Therefore, the place you will want to start is not Seattle, but Issaquah. Find out what is it that you like about the place, so you can search for a Seattle neighborhood that will replicate them. After you find a great place to live, it is a trifle to hire long distance movers Seattle to relocate your belongings. Seattle is a big city, with plenty of amazing areas, and you will have the opportunity to choose the best one for you.

    Looking at the statistics

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    Issaquah is a great place for families.

    Issaquah has a population of around 38,000 people, making it one of the smaller communities in the greater Seattle area. The median individual income is around $55,200, which is largely thanks to the proximity to the city of Seattle. Most people own their homes and the median home price is a whopping $650,000! The rent is also quite high, almost the double national average, standing at about $2,000 per month.

    Its community is friendly, full of families, and the downtown is particularly charming. Residents have a lot of pride in the town and its roots, and gladly involve themselves in community activities.

    Seattle

    Seattle, The Emerald City, is one of the best places to live in the entire world. The city is well-known for its tech industry and amazing job opportunities. Being a large city also means that there are a lot more nightlife options, greater food variety, and fantastic diversity. Actually living in the city, you will be able to get in contact with numerous cultures from all around the world, thus enrichening your own perspective on life. You will need to “pay” for it by enduring heavier traffic, steeper prices, and a more expensive housing market.

    Looking at the statistics

    Seattle has a population of about 725,000 people and holds several impressive rankings. According to Niche.com, Seattle is the #1 city for outdoor activities in the country, the #3 when it comes to the cities for young professionals, and the #5 healthiest city in the US.

    It may come as a surprise that the median individual income is actually lower than in Issaquah, being at about $49,300, but that is due to the fact that there are a lot more people living in Seattle and that the poverty rate is also larger. The average median home price is higher than in Issaquah, but not by very much, as it stands around $664,000. The median rent is somewhat lower, being about $1,600. This also means that self storage Seattle services, on average, cost less than in Issaquah. But, again, that is due to the fact that there are areas in the city with really low rent options.

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    Seattle is a mecca for tech industry professionals.

    Moving from Issaquah to Seattle – the relocation process

    When it comes to the relocation process, you will want to focus on the following:

    • Setting a moving budget
    • Booking your movers on time
    • Organizing your time and efforts
    • Decluttering your home
    • Obtaining packing supplies
    • Enlisting some help

    Relocations can be quite costly, even if you are quite close to the city of Seattle. Furthermore, the availability of your movers may dictate the prices so you might want to “shop around” before you decide on both time, date, and your moving company. The more time you invest into research, the better deal you will be able to get. Booking early is always a plus, as that will all but guarantee that you get the best price for your relocation.

    As relocations can get really complicated really fast, you will want to formulate a sound plan of “action”. Create a moving checklist, include all the necessary tasks, and coordinate with the rest of your family. Share the responsibilities as much as you can, trying not to have anyone, including you, overwhelmed.

    When it comes to the other necessities of moving from Issaquah to Seattle, such as the packing process, you may want to bring in a few friends to help you. Everything is easier if you have good friends around, after all, as they will help you maintain a fun atmosphere. You can donate some of your unnecessary stuff to them, since you will want to declutter before you move, anyway. The most important thing is to maintain calm and composure throughout the process, though. No matter how difficult things might get, you will make it through them. Always try to keep that in mind and have a positive outlook.

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