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 Marysville WA

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    Marysville might just be the perfect destination to move to if you’re looking for a place that has all the benefits of a big city while retaining the small-town charm. The city is rapidly growing and can offer you numerous opportunities, whether you’re accomplished or still doing some soul-searching. However, before you reap all the benefits that the city offers, first you need to figure out how to move there. And Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is here to help you in that endeavor and make moving to Marysville WA much easier.

    Organize well and make a good plan

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    A good plan is half the relocation.

    It is no secret that moving can get extremely hard. In fact, most people that go through this process will say that it’s one of the most difficult and stressful experiences ever. But, in the majority of these cases, it’s because they fail to organize well. Or they rush into it head-on, without making a plan. With that being said, it’s only safe to say that relocation is hard if you make it hard. So, here are the first steps you should take to make moving to Marysville WA way easier.

    Create a moving checklist

    The best take on making a plan is to do it in the form of a checklist. Moving is a complex process. It consists of numerous tasks that, if you tackle them in the right order, can make or break your experience. Here’s one of the best ways to  make a checklist:

    • Download an organizer app to your phone or tablet. This will allow you to have your checklist on your person at all times. And, believe us, you’ll need it.
    • Write down everything. Doesn’t matter if the task is major or minor. If it has to be done – it goes on the list.
    • Sort tasks in the order of importance. That way, as you progress through the list, it will become gradually easier. You won’t feel overwhelmed and it’s a great energy saver.

    Take inventory

    Yes, it’s tedious. Yes, it takes a lot of time. Nevertheless, you should do it. Moving inventory will be of great help when you’re moving to Marysville WA. It will make decluttering and packing vastly easier. Not to mention that it can help you save some money in the long run.

    Create a moving budget

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    Estimates from multiple companies will help you plan your budget.

    Moving can become pretty expensive. Still, the cost won’t be astronomical. Especially if you know it right from the start, and plan around it. To that end, it’s best to contact several moving companies Marysville WA accommodates, and get moving quotes from at least three of them. Even better – ask them to swing by and give you an on-site estimate. This is a great way to calculate the cost of your relocation. Simply because you won’t do any calculating – movers will do it for you. Convenient, right?

    Book movers ahead of time

    You should aim to book the moving company as soon as possible. If you took our advice and created the budget the way we told you, you’re already a step ahead. Now you have quotes from different movers, and know which one will fit your budget best. However, you should still do some research, just to make sure they also offer the services you require. Especially if you have some difficult items, such as the piano, for example. In this case, you’ll need some of the best piano movers Seattle has to offer to take care of your precious instrument. So take your time, and find a balance between price and services.

    Declutter to make relocation cheaper

    Decluttering is a fantastic way to save some money and cut the cost of the move. Your unused belongings and unnecessary clutter only add weight to your cargo. And movers calculate the price based on, you guessed it – weight. Therefore, grab that inventory list you created, and mark everything that you’re bringing with you. As for the rest, you can choose to:

    • Sell online or through a yard sale.
    • Give away to family or friends.
    • Donate to local charities.
    • Throw away.

    Take the time to pack safely

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    Labeling boxes is an essential part of packing. And it can be loads of fun if you take an artistic approach.

    This has to be the biggest time-sink during the relocation. It’s also tedious and tiring. But guess what? Inventory list to the rescue, once again! After decluttering, items that remain on your list are the only ones that you have to pack. Therefore, you already know how much packing materials you need. You won’t overbuy, or make multiple trips to the store. So, you already saved quite a bit of money, right there.

    Here’s how you should approach this task:

    • Separate your belongings into piles. It’s best to go room-by-room. That way, you will make unpacking much easier.
    • Get packing supplies. Finding moving boxes in Seattle, as well as all the other supplies, is extremely easy. There are numerous stores that sell everything you need: boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, packing tape, etc.
    • Pack safely and systematically. Go room-by-room, pile-by-pile. Be extra attentive when you pack sensitive items, such as breakables, artwork, or electronics.
    • Label the boxes. It will help a lot when the time comes to stack them into the moving truck. Not to mention that it will save you an enormous amount of time when you start unpacking.

    If it fits your budget, be sure to ask for packing services to be included in your moving estimate. It will free up your schedule significantly and you won’t have to worry if you packed properly.

    Marysville is the city that you’ll grow and develop with

    Asking someone to describe Marysville will surely leave you baffled. Some will call it a city, others – a small town. Some will say it’s suburban, others will swear that it’s rural. Half the residents will complain about how busy and loud it is. The other half will go on and on, trying to convince you that it’s quiet and peaceful. The truth, however, is that Marysville, WA is all these things.

    What started out as a few houses among the strawberry field became one of the fastest-growing cities in The Evergreen State. As such, it offers all the perks of small-town living, yet still benefits from expeditious development. Its dualistic nature makes it suitable for families and singles, young and old, careerists and retirees. This means that moving to Marysville WA will present numerous opportunities for everyone. Because, whatever you’re looking for in life, there’s a good chance you can find it in this thriving city/town.

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