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 to Bainbridge Island WA

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    Moving to a new location is always both exciting and scary. On one hand, you are turning over a new leaf in life so you have a chance to completely reinvent yourself, but on the other, you are venturing into the unknown. So if you happen to be moving to Bainbridge Island WA any time soon, this article was designed for you. Our goal is to help you have a much more relaxing and enjoyable relocation by reminding you of some chores you need to take care of before your move. We’ll do our best to cover every aspect – from tracking down the perfect movers Bainbridge Island to helping you pack with ease, we’ll leave no area uncovered.

    First and foremost, get acquainted with Bainbridge Island as much as you can

    A general rule of thumb is to visit the neighborhood you are moving into on a couple of occasions before your moving day comes. However, this might be easier said than done. If you are moving from afar, then the first time you visit your new home might be at the same time that your cross-country movers Seattle venture from your old home to the new one with all of your belongings in the truck. It goes without saying that you should be at least somewhat familiar with your new area before that moment.

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    Learn everything there is to know about Bainbridge Island from the comfort of your home.

    What we suggest you do is either make a weekend getaway and visit Bainbridge Island, or resort to the second-best option – an online search. The Internet can make it easy and possible to get acquainted with Bainbridge Island’s amenities, landmarks, and entertainment venues. We aren’t suggesting that this will make your relocation a completely stress-free endeavor, but it will definitely minimize the shock you’ll go through after moving.

    Make moving to Bainbridge Island WA easy by hiring a proper moving company

    Relocation is truly an event that can go either way. It can either be an effortless endeavor or it can turn into a process that resembles a nightmare. A lot depends on the type of moving assistance you have for your relocation. If you are looking for premier moving assistance from some of the best Washington movers then, once again, resort to the Internet. You will be able to find many moving companies in and around Washington, and most of them will be able to provide you with the moving experience of your dreams. In essence, you can’t go wrong by looking for some key traits, such as:

    Once you do track down such a company, don’t hesitate to book them immediately. Good movers are hard to come by, which is why they are booked months in advance. You wouldn’t want to miss your chance for a stress-free move to Bainbridge Island, WA.

    Make all the necessary arrangements for relocating to Bainbridge Island

    Apart from the obvious moving tasks that you will have to accomplish, a lot of people don’t think about non-moving related tasks that you need to tackle. And a lot of those tasks will depend on your moving companions. Are you moving with kids or a pet? Then you are in for one hell of a ride as you will have to:

    • Make the necessary childcare arrangements
    • Find a new school for your school-aged child
    • Locate a good vet in the new location
    • Find a family doctor in Bainbridge Island
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    The education and general well-being of your child are more important than any other moving task.

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can expect many other tasks to pop up as you go along, such as transferring utilities or informing people of your relocation. And these are the tasks you can’t expect your Seattle local movers to help you with, so you better focus on them in due time. And there is no better time than right now.

    Make a good packing plan – and stick to it

    Everything begins and ends with a good plan, and that certainly applies to your Bainbridge Island relocation. We all know that the proper packing of your belongings is the biggest and most burdensome part of any relocation. Thus, it’s the part that will require most of your time. The good news is that packing is more than manageable when done right and done on time. That’s why we suggest you make a packing plan that you plan to stick to. What do we imply by a packing plan?

    For starters, you’ll definitely want to figure out a system. How do your plan to pack before moving to Bainbridge Island, WA? Will you pack room by room? Will you pack based on priority? Or will you pay for packing services carried out by professional packers? Everything will be fine as long as you make a realistic plan. And don’t get sidetracked. Procrastination will definitely not be your friend during relocation.

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    A moving and packing plan will be crucial for your relocation success.

    Think about throwing a farewell party when moving to Bainbridge Island in WA

    Being sad about leaving your friends and family is only natural. The farther from home Bainbridge Island is, the more emotional will you be. That’s only normal. What you shouldn’t do is let your emotions get the best of you. It’s completely okay to say goodbye to your friends by throwing an epic farewell party but it isn’t okay to let your feelings get in the way of moving tasks. Instead, try to think about the process of moving to Bainbridge Island WA as a positive thing. In the meantime and until you learn all the benefits of the power of positive thinking, you should order some food, buy some party beverages, and have a going-away party everyone will remember.

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