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 Spokane from Seattle

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    Moving from one city to another is a serious endeavor that requires plenty of preparation and proper planning. At the very least, you ought to inform yourself on what’s ahead in terms of finances, business opportunities, and costs of living. Luckily, you will not be alone in this venture, as your moving company Washington is here to help. Take a look at our guide for moving to Spokane from Seattle.

    What to expect when moving to Spokane from Seattle

    For one, expect not to have access to that great self storage Seattle so close by. Still, don’t worry too much, as professional moving companies have storage all over the state. Apart from that, it goes without saying that Seattle is a bustling city with that special energy all large cities have. Spokane is thus not only smaller, but calmer as well.

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    While not having some advantages that Seattle is known for, Spokane will still have plenty to offer.

    All that aside, the thing that probably interests you the most is the financial aspect of your move. After all, it could just as well be the reason behind your relocation. Here is what you can expect:

    • Your overall living costs will be 46.4% cheaper once you move to Spokane from Seattle.
    • You will feel this difference the most when purchasing a home, as housing is by far the biggest factor in this massive difference. Namely, the median home cost in Seattle is $714,400, while it is $217,900 in Spokane, making for a 69.5% difference.
    • Transportation takes second place, as the price difference is 33.7% in favor of Seattle.
    • The only expense larger in Spokane goes to utilities. Expect to pay 13.7% more after you’ve moved here.

    Spokane is the economic and cultural center of the Spokane metropolitan area. The city is also known as the birthplace of Father’s Day, while its official nickname is Lilac City. Spokane offers a plethora of opportunities for both young and older people. It has proven time and time again to be a great place for developing a career, as well as for settling down for retirement.

    Getting ready for your relocation from Seattle to Spokane

    The two cities have 279 miles (449 km) between them along Interstate 90. As this is quite the road to travel, it would be best to get it all done properly in one go. Whether you are moving your home or office, we strongly advise that you hire a moving company that will help you come to a successful end. Whether residential or office movers Seattle, coming across reliable professionals is not that hard anymore.

    Creating a moving plan

    No large project was ever successfully completed without a proper plan. Ok, at least the majority of them. Still, when it comes to the safety of your goods, you really don’t want to risk it. So, see that you take ample time to create a moving plan. It is best to pair the tasks and obligations with a time frame they ought to follow. That way, you won’t feel overwhelmed with chores, nor will you forget anything. You will be able to be on top of the whole situation, and react fast if something were to happen unexpectedly.

    A man making a plan for moving to Spokane from Seattle
    The best way to prepare for your move is to plan for everything that is to be taken care of.

    While every relocation is a story of its own accord, there are certain processes that can be found in every such project:

    • Gathering packing materials
    • Packing your belongings
    • Finding movers to help with transportation
    • Sorting utilities at your new place and canceling them at your current home
    • Sorting things at work and in school
    • Unpacking at your new place

    Tackling the packing process

    This is the biggest, most time-consuming part of every relocation. The best way to make it as smooth as possible is to hire professionals to take care of it. However, if you would rather tackle it yourself, here are some things to keep in mind:

    • The sooner you start the better – you will be able to devote ample attention and care to this important process.
    • Still, don’t start packing your home 6 months in advance, as there is no need to live inside a warehouse months before you move.
    • Start packing the items you use the least, and leave the packed boxes in the room you seldom visit.
    • Boxes of various sizes will ensure you are able to pack your items properly, minding their safety. Heavy and delicate items are for smaller boxes. Don’t forget about cushioning materials. Light and large items are to be packed in larger boxes.
    • Make sure to label every box. You can write its contents or the room they belong to. Make sure to leave notes as ”this side up”, as well as ”heavy”, ”handle with care”, and such.

    Going about unpacking

    Lastly, after you have finalized moving to Spokane from Seattle, the time for unpacking will arrive. If you find that the process will take too much of your time and nerves, do not restrain from turning to professionals for assistance. Again, there is really no one better to handle this all than the people who have been trained, and who do it on a daily basis. Still, if you opt for a DIY unpacking, avoid feeling the pressure of handling it all in one day. Rather take the time to make this new place a true home. Find the perfect place for every item, and devote some thought to the whole process.

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    Take your time unpacking. There is no need to rush it now that the biggest part is over.

    While moving to Spokane from Seattle is a big bite to chew, planning ahead and getting to know as much about the city prior to relocation will help tremendously. Nothing will lower your stress than knowledge and good things to look forward to. So, take a deep breath, and try to focus on the positive aspects of this relocation.

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