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 North Bend WA

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    North Bend is a city in King County, Washington. It lies on the outskirts of the Seattle metropolitan area. The estimated population in 2018 was 7,136. If you are interested in becoming the 7,137th, there will be a lot of preparation ahead. Apart from finding Washington movers to help you out, you will need to tackle certain tasks, all of which we will go through in the following guide for moving to North Bend WA.

    The financial aspect of moving to North Bend WA

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    Relocating to North Bend WA will require some financial backing.

    As you are probably most interested in the financial aspect of your relocation, we will address the costs of living in this city. The state of Washington is 18.7% more expensive for living overall than the US average. However, the city of North Bend is 51.6% more expensive than the national average. What makes this difference so big are the housing costs, which are 2.39 times greater. The median home cost in the US is $231,200, $381,100 in the state of Washington, while it is $552,500 in North Bend. This means that moving here will require that you have enough finances to back it up.

    There are multiple ways for you to save up some money on your relocation. While you can choose some cheaper packing materials that do not lack in quality, you can also purge your belongings, and pack and move a fewer number of things as it is. This will make your relocation process not only cheaper, but simpler as well. Go through all your goods, and decide what is worth keeping and bringing to your new home. Everything else should either be donated, sold, or discarded.

    Knowing what to pack

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    If you are moving to North Bend in the wintertime, make sure to dress accordingly.

    North Bend is characterized by a warm and generally dry climate during the summer. In this period, temperatures tend to be in the 70s. During wintertime, the weather is mild to cold, with the temperatures being in the 30s and 40s. The fact that the town is located in the foothills means that it receives significantly higher annual precipitation than other suburbs to the west. This also translates into heavier snowfall in the winter. All of this ought to help you prepare for the packing process.

    Namely, depending on where you plan on moving from, you should make sure that the items you will need the most are close at hand. If you are moving from a warmer climate to North Bend during winter, it would be best to pack your jacket at the top of your suitcase, rather than the bottom.

    Rules of packing

    Packing is the most important part of every relocation process. After all, it is directly correlated to the safety of your goods during transportation. With this in mind, you should make sure to find some quality moving boxes Seattle. They are the first line of defense of your goods. Apart from doing so, you should know some basic rules of packing that will ensure things inside the box remain intact:

    • Pack heavy items in smaller boxes, and lighter goods in bigger packages.
    • Fragile belongings need extra protection. You can purchase bubble wrap and packing paper, or use the things you already have. Crumpled newspapers, clothing pieces, and linen can all do a great job in protecting your goods whilst in boxes.
    • Always start packing the things you don’t need on a daily basis. The last things you pack will go in the essentials box.
    • Always have an essentials box. It ought to contain all the things you need for normal, everyday functioning for the first few days. These would include basic hygiene products, clean bedding, some towels, a fresh change of clothes, and such.
    • Make sure that you start packing as early as possible, allowing yourself to have enough time to tackle each item with the necessary attention.

    Planning for traffic on moving day

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    If you are moving with kids and/or pets, make sure to plan for enough breaks during the road.

    You will reach North Bend by heading east from Seattle on Interstate 90 for 30 miles (48km). Now, depending on where are you coming from, you will need more or less planning for the road ahead. Of course, hiring professional movers North Bend WA will spare you the hassle of this organization. However, we will address this part, for the chance that you are tackling this task on your own.

    If the road ahead will not last more than a couple of hours, you will need to pack just a few snacks, enough water, and possibly some coffee, depending on your preferences. If you are moving with kids, make sure to have enough of everything for everyone. Some fruit or juice for refreshments, as well as toys if necessary. The same applies if you are traveling with pets. When traveling with kids and pets, you have to plan for enough breaks along the way.

    For longer trips, we suggest that you plan for longer breaks. This can include spending the night in a hotel, depending on your plans.

    Moving to North Bend WA made simple

    A project as big as this one requires enough planning, and organized action. That is why it is best that you start as soon as you decide that the move is definitely taking place. Make a list of all the chores that you need to take care of, and allocate enough time for each one of them. Do not be overzealous with your expectations of yourself, but rather set a pace you will be comfortable with.

    After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you will certainly find it hard to execute moving to North Bend WA in a 24-hour window span. If you find yourself struggling, do not restrain from calling a professional moving company to your aid. After all, their job is to help ensure this is a smooth, simple, and stress-free transition.

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