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 Redmond

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    Any relocation is an opportunity to turn over a new leaf. It’s true that not a lot of people prefer to leave a metropolitan area in order to move to a smaller town – but there are those who have just been waiting to do so. In case you belong to the group of people who have decided that moving from Seattle to Redmond is the logical next step in life, then this article was designed for you. Today, we here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage are going to highlight some of the key points about life in Redmond and your transition to it from Seattle.

    Redmond is a much smaller and calmer area than Seattle

    If you have gotten used to Seattle’s hustle and bustle, then you might have a problem changing it for a slow and peaceful life in Redmond. Although, if peaceful life is what you are looking for, then you can hardly do better than Redmond, Washington. This city was ranked as the fifth-best small town in America in 2012, so you can only imagine what life here is like. Or you don’t have to imagine – you can go see it for yourself.

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    Are you in love with the fast-paced lifestyle in Seattle? Then you might need to go through an adjustment period.

    We’ve established that the adjustment period could be a bit harder for some people. However, if you have been living in a suburb of Seattle, such as Lynnwood, then you should have an easier time adjusting. For you, hiring one of the best moving companies Lynnwood WA and moving to a new home in Redmond could be a smooth transition. Although, everything depends on how you approach your upcoming moving endeavor.

    Moving from Seattle to Redmond means moving to a safer area

    It matters not whether you are young or old, male or a female, a doctor or an artist – every person wants to live in a safe city where they won’t have to fear violence and property crimes. The good news is that, by moving to Redmond, you won’t have to have these fears. Redmond is one of the safest cities in the State of Washington and the crime rates keep on decreasing every year. In fact, Redmond’s crime rates are two times lower than in the rest of the state. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to hire reliable movers in Redmond and make this city your home sweet home.

    Redmond has a low unemployment rate

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    Finding a job might be difficult in some other cities. But not in Redmond.

    It goes without saying that one of your main priorities after relocating from Seattle to Redmond will be to find a well paying job. A job is a necessity that enables you to pay for rent and food, as well as clothes, storage units Lynnwood, and nice meals in restaurants. Luckily, there isn’t a shortage of those in Redmond. This area’s unemployment rate is half of the national average, which is 3.40%. This could be partly due to the growth of available jobs in this area, the percentage of which grew by 2.64.

    On the other hand, the cost of living is high

    There truly are many reasons to move to Redmond and make the switch from big city life to small-town living. However, one might expect a small town to be much more affordable than a metropolitan area. Unfortunately for you, life in Redmond isn’t exactly cheap. Suffice to say that the median house price in this area is $505,200. And the cost of living is 68.6% higher when compared to the rest of the country. However, when you take into account Redmond’s safety and its low unemployment rate, one can conclude that it’s not impossible to earn enough money for a comfortable life in this beautiful and charming town in Washington.

    What do you need to do before moving from Seattle to Redmond?

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    Sit down and plan out your move in detail. There is no room for mistakes.

    Every relocation is marked by a multitude of tasks that need to be handled by the person who is moving. When moving to Redmond from Seattle, you won’t exactly be able to avoid immersing yourself in some or all of these tasks. We say some or all because only you decide how involved you will be in your upcoming residential or commercial relocation. Will you opt for a DIY relocation or a fully-assisted move? Only you can tell. Either way, we have composed a very short list of tasks that you must handle before that big day of your move comes.

    • Create a moving timeline and plan your budget.
    • Hire a moving company or notify your friends that you need their help.
    • Rent a moving truck if going through a DIY move.
    • Gather the necessary packing supplies in spades.
    • Pack your items, all the while giving fragile belongings special care and attention.
    • Prepare an essentials bag for your move.
    • Transfer utilities to the new address.

    Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the things that you need to accomplish before your relocation. The point is that you won’t be lacking obligations in the days that precede your move from Seattle to Redmond. Quite the contrary – you will have a lot of work on your hands.

    Don’t let yourself procrastinate and fall behind on your schedule. That will only lead to many different problems. And those are the last things you need when moving from Seattle to Redmond. As to how much time will be enough for relocation planning and preparation, aim to begin preparing two six to eight weeks before the day of your move. You will be heading straight for success.

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