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 Los Angeles

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    Moving from Seattle to Los Angeles constitutes a long distance relocation as the driving distance is well over seventeen hours. This usually means that you will want to hire a professional mover to handle your belongings while you take the flight to your new home. However, before you even start looking into long distance movers Seattle, you may want to ensure that you are relocating to the right place. It is a big decision, after all. In this article, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is going to provide you with all the information you may require for this undertaking. We will be going over the things you will want to do to ensure the smoothest transition as well as providing you with a few tips for the journey.

    Moving from Seattle to Los Angeles 101

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    Seattle is a great city but it may be time for a change.

    While there will be a lot of things to occupy your time and energy, you will want to focus on these three first. Before you start looking into movers Everett WA, you may want to do the following:

    • Note what you liked about Seattle
    • Find out more about living in Los Angeles
    • Research your new neighborhood

    This may sound simple (and it mostly is) but you will need to invest considerable time and effort into this research. The more you do, however, the easier it will be for you to make the best possible decisions. You will want to start in your hometown.

    Re-learning Seattle

    While you have been living in Seattle for a considerable time now, you may not realize exactly what makes this city so great. Seattle is usually referred to as one of the best cities for young professionals in the entire country, due to the abundance of top tech companies. Seattle has a population of around 725,000, though, and there are plenty of jobs in all sectors. In fact, finding a job in Seattle is quite easy, compared to some other cities.

    Working in Seattle, you can expect a median household income of about $92,300, which is quite higher than the national average. This is usually the main reason given to Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage when people talk about why they have chosen Seattle for their new home. However, the home prices are also reasonably high. The median home value is around $665,000, meaning that it is not that easy to purchase a home in Emerald City. These facts will serve you well when the time to compare Seattle to Los Angeles comes.

    You will also want to sit down and think about the things you really love in Seattle. Chances are that you will be able to find similar things in Los Angeles, as the city is much larger! Besides, you want to take the opportunity to improve on the quality of your life and that means retaining most of the conveniences you had and then adding some. By knowing what they are, you will be able to replicate them in a surrounding that offers additional amenities. LA is one great city, after all, and you will have no shortage of great neighborhoods.

    Discovering what LA has to offer

    The city of Los Angeles has a population of almost 4 million people! In comparison, that is well over five and a half times more than in Seattle! The interesting thing about Los Angeles is that the housing market is slightly less expensive than in your previous hometown. You can get a home, on average, for around $640,000. This usually means that you will not have to downsize if you choose your new neighborhood accordingly. If you choose to rent, the median rent in LA is about $1,500.

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    Welcome to the City of Angels!

    Now, with a city as large as LA, it is perfectly normal that the median income is more or less average. Los Angeles’ households earn about $62,200 annually, which is more or less the same as the national average. However, the opportunities are there for those willing to seek them. 

    Where the city truly shines is in the public school sector, nightlife options, and diversity. The city is a true melting pot of cultures, sights, sounds, and smells. You will be able to experience just about anything the entire world has to offer. People of all cultures meet, work, and live together in Los Angeles. And with the city being so large, you will have a sizeable selection of neighborhoods to choose from.

    Researching the neighborhood

    With so many options before you, you will want to take your time and choose the best one. Start by making a list of things that you absolutely have to have near your home and work from there. Note anything that you particularly like about the new neighborhood, as well as if there is anything you do not. Commit all of this to your phone memory or a piece of paper for easier reference. Remember to include the entire family in the search for the new home, as well.

    While there are virtual tours of L.A. available, it is still in your best interest to visit your new neighborhood in person. You simply can’t get the “feel” of the area if you are not there to see it. Therefore, if you have the means, make visiting your first priority after you narrow down the list to a few neighborhoods.

    Moving from Seattle to Los Angeles – the relocation process

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    You may want to keep a calculator and a notepad handy.

    Once you do find a suitable place for your new home, it is time to think about the moving process itself. Here are a few things that you will have to go through:

    • Set a moving budget
    • Declutter
    • Find a good moving company
    • Create a moving checklist

    You want to give the moving process the time it deserves. Ideally, start with your preparations at least six months prior, as that will provide you with enough time to finish all the tasks. Staying calm while moving is all about knowing that you have a “plan B” in case anything goes wrong. And for that, you will need to hire good movers. They will make moving from Seattle to Los Angeles a lot more easier and convenient.

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