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 Seattle to Houston

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    It takes a lot of time and effort to organize a simple local move, which is why most people resent the process. And so, it’s very understandable why people who are planning to move cross country turn to professionals for help. It’s practically unimaginable to move by yourself from one side of the country to another. And moving from Seattle to Houston fits into this category of moving. On the other hand, planning a nationwide move with the support of cross country movers Seattle will help make your relocation much simpler. That’s why you should make sure to prepare well so you can have as much of an enjoyable move as possible.

    Start by taking the time to think things through

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    You should do all the decision-making at the beginning of the moving process!

    Before you start preparing for a move, you should first ensure you’ll be all set once you start to move. That includes choosing where you’re moving to and making sure things are in order. Since you already chose Houston, the next step should be to choose a neighborhood and then find an apartment. That said, you should also make sure to have a job lined up or at least some job interviews. Moving is not something you should do on a whim.

    Planning is very important when moving cross country

    Every relocation requires plenty of planning. A great plan can make a person a lot more organized during a moving preparation. That’s why you should invest time into coming up with a plan. Once you have a plan you should also make sure to create a schedule which you’ll stick to. That way you’ll be well-organized and your move will be a lot smoother.

    Moving to Houston from Seattle will require some help

    Help is absolutely needed when moving to Houston from Seattle. It’s very hard to do everything by yourself when planning such a complex relocation. You can, of course, ask friends and family for help, but they’ll only be able to help you so much. It’s very unlikely that a friend or a family member will take both you and your things to Texas. That’s where professional movers Seattle has to offer come into play. Expert movers have plenty of experience with long-distance moving. Because of that, your move will also be a piece of cake for them. So, if you’re hoping to have an easy and stress-free move, your best bet is to hire a professional moving crew.

    Getting a storage unit makes cross country moving less stressful

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    Having where to store your belongings when moving from Seattle to Houston can be very helpful!

    Handling all of your belongings during a move can be very overwhelming. If you hire movers they will, naturally, handle your belongings on a moving day, but what will you do with all of your things before and after the move?

    Luckily, just like there are storage units Lynnwood residents love, so are there plenty of storage units in Seattle and Houston that you can rent out. With a storage unit at your disposal, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed knowing that there’s a place where you can drop off your belongings if they’re in the way.

    Staying on top of the moving tasks

    We understand that handling multiple moving tasks, as well as your daily tasks can be very tiring. However, if you wish to have a pleasant relocation, you’ll just have to make do. But that’s easier said than done, right? Absolutely, but there’s a way to make sure moving tasks aren’t as tedious as they can be. To make sticking to moving tasks as easy as possible, you should:

    • Start preparing for your move as early as possible
    • Create a schedule you’ll stick to
    • Account for all sorts of tasks. Anything from packing down to making a change of address checklist should be in your schedule!
    • Set plenty of reminders
    • Take days off

    If you do so, you’ll handle relocation from Seattle to Houston a lot easier. Just make sure not to procrastinate! That can be detrimental to moving and then you can kiss your smooth move goodbye.

    Don’t forget to take care of yourself during relocation

    It’s usually very easy to get unhealthy during a move. Most people simply forget to care about themselves and then spiral into sleeping too little, eating unwell, and loading up on caffeine. That, however, can make moving a lot harder. What more, treating your body in such a manner can also have more serious consequences. That’s why you should try to stay healthy during your move to the best of your abilities! Every day set enough time aside to cook, eat, sleep, drink water, and decompress. You’ll feel like moving is a lot easier if you stay healthy throughout the whole process.

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    Don’t forget to do things that relax you even during a move!

    Remember that mental health is also very important. Moving can be extremely stressful and thus take a toll on mental health. And not only is moving stressful, but it’s also a huge life change that can be very anxiety-inducing. That’s why it’s very important to relax and decompress during a move. Exercise, spend time with family, watch tv, or do anything else that relaxes you. Just make sure that you’re still having some relaxing “me” time.

    A move from Seattle to Houston is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be horrible

    Long distance moves are notorious for being tedious and tiresome. And moving from Seattle to Houston is no different. However, if you plan well and progress through moving tasks consistently, your move won’t have to be all that bad. Just remember, you’re moving for yourself, so try to enjoy your move as much as you can!

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