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 Lynnwood to Renton

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    Looking to relocate from Lynnwood to Renton, and are in need of some know-how to make it easier? In this article, we are going to cover all that you may need to know, such as finding the top movers Lynnwood has to offer, how to choose the best neighborhood, and much more. We will show you that moving from Lynnwood to Renton is nothing to fear!

    How to go about moving from Lynnwood to Renton

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    There will be a lot of research to do.

    As you will be embarking on a long distance relocation, it is important to plan everything in advance. The first thing you will want to do is ensure that you have one of the quality movers at your side. Normally, you will start with Lynnwood movers but you may want to look into moving companies Renton WA has to offer, as well. They may be able to offer better terms, depending on the situation.

    Aside from hiring a good mover, you will need to:

    • Research the differences between cities
    • Learn more about Renton
    • Find an ideal neighborhood
    • Get ready for the moving process

    To make the whole process easier, you may also want to get some friends or family members to help you. There will be a lot to do, after all, and having someone to go through the whole process with you is extremely beneficial. Therefore, pull out your proverbial phonebook and get to calling!

    Lynnwood vs Renton

    To adapt to your new surroundings in the best possible way, you will want to know what to expect. Knowing about the differences between the two cities will set the grounds on which you can further build upon.

    To start with, population-wise, the cities are somewhat similar. Lynnwood has about 39,000 residents while Renton has around 102,000. However, while Lynnwood has an urban-suburban feeling to it, Renton offers a dense urban experience.

    When we take a look at the economics of the cities, we can see that Renton is clearly ahead. The median household income in Renton is about $78,000, while it is around $63,750 in Lynnwood. This is a huge difference and is usually one of the prime factors why people choose to hire a moving company Washington and relocate. However, the fact remains that the two places are close-by and that they share some of the job opportunities.

    Another thing that is beneficial to the relocation is the fact that home prices in the two cities do not differ much. The median home value in Lynnwood is about $396,000, as opposed to Renton’s $402,000. That is definitely not a large difference. You will be able to sell your home and purchase a similar-sized one while enjoying the economic benefits of the relocation.

    Pros and cons of living in Renton

    Renton has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Knowing about them will make it easier to adapt to life in this city.

    Pros

    First of all, the livability factor in the city is very high, meaning that its residents are happy with their circumstances. The cost of living is also lower than similar dense urban areas, meaning that your money is stretched just a bit further.

    While that is true, you may still want to save up a bit of money on the relocation effort. There are numerous ways in which you can do so, such as renting a portable self storage unit instead of renting a fixed one, finding the movers that offer the best prices, etc. But the fact of the matter is that the living costs will provide you with additional leeway.

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    There is something for everyone in Renton.

    Another benefit of living in Renton is the fact that its educational system is above average. You will have a choice between several quality education institutions, such as Liberty Senior High School, Islander Middle School, and Briarwood Elementary School.

    And, of course, there are the social factors that stem from population density. In Renton, you can find many of the amenities that are present in much larger cities. And there’s the fact that Renton is in a very centralized location, making entire Seattle your proverbial playground.

    But there are some disadvantages, as well.

    Cons

    The most obvious “problem” of the city of Renton lies in its crime rate. Renton is not a very safe city, judging by the crime statistics. The most prevalent crime is theft (especially motor vehicle theft), which is incidentally the only one that is above the national average. If you leave your vehicle unprotected, there are good chances you will not find it when you return. To put this perspective into numbers, the national average of motor vehicle theft is 284 crimes per 100,000 residents, while in Renton, this number rises to 786, almost tripling it.

    Other than the crime rate, there are no glaring issues to speak of in Renton. And if you choose your neighborhood well, you may be able to avoid much of the crime issues, as well.

    Finding a perfect neighborhood when moving from Lynnwood to Renton

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    Renton has many beautiful neighborhoods.

    The crime rate is going to dictate the desirability of the neighborhood, most of the time. However, it is not the only thing that needs to be on your mind. You also need to make sure that the area offers all the amenities that are very important to your lifestyle. For example, if you can’t think of a week without going to the gym, you will want an area where there’s one close by.

    While you will have numerous choices in front of you, here are some of the safest Renton neighborhoods for you to consider:

    • Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights
    • Cedar Mountain
    • East Renton Highlands
    • SE Renton Maple Valley Road

    These neighborhoods have a much lower crime rate than most of the others, making them ideal for your new home. Once you choose the neighborhood, it is time to think about:

    The moving process

    There is a lot to be said about the moving process itself. We have covered the topic numerous times already, and you might already be familiar with it. Even so, here’s a small list of things that you will want to deal with:

    • Creating a moving budget
    • Finding a good mover ahead of time
    • Creating a moving checklist
    • Enlisting help from friends/famil
    • Organizing your efforts
    • Obtaining packing supplies
    • Packing

    There will be a lot more things to do when moving from Lynnwood to Renton, of course, but the above bullet points will form the crux of your efforts. Start early, though, and you will have an easier time of it.

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