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 on moving to Redmond WA

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    Commonly regarded as one of the top places to live in the state of Washington, Redmond is an excellent choice for your next real estate purchase. Regardless of whether you are moving alone or with a family, for work, education, or for a better community, you’re going to love this Seattle suburb. But before you get to enjoy this new life of yours, you need to plan the process of moving to Redmond WA. It’s not the easiest thing you can do but if you follow our guide and get help from the best movers in Seattle, it won’t be too difficult either. And it will certainly be worth the effort.

    Why is moving to Redmond WA a good idea?

    Before you even start thinking about moving companies Redmond WA offers, you should ask yourself one simple question: Should I move to Redmond WA? The answer is almost certainly yes because Redmond regularly earns top spots on lists of best places to live in the Seattle area and Washington state in general. And it does so for good reasons. Here’s a quick overview of basic facts on Redmond WA:

    • Redmond is located in King County with the closest major city being Seattle
    • it has a population of about 63,000 people which is a significant growth over the past 20 years
    • it is an affluent town with housing prices and cost of living both significantly higher than the national average balanced by a median income almost three times the national average
    • Redmond is growing economically and houses some of the biggest tech giants in the world including Microsoft and Nintendo
    • it has pretty good weather and offers lots of outdoors activities
    • the wealth of amenities and a lively social and cultural scene make Redmond a great place for young professionals
    • the low crime rates and great public schools make Redmond excellent for families with children
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    Redmond is a great place for families.

    Quality education and excellent job opportunities

    Redmond has a pretty low unemployment rate and a booming economy. Odds are that you will be able to find a job here, and a well-paid one at that. This is especially true if you work in the tech industry and IT with Microsoft being the biggest employer in the area. But before you get your dream job, you might need some education. Not to worry – Redmond residents are on average well educated. Public schools in the area are excellent and will give your kids a head start in life. But that’s not all: a number of highly-rated universities offer courses in the area too.

    The great outdoors (and the great indoors)

    Whatever your hobbies and interests, you won’t be bored in Redmond. The nature in the area is simply stunning and there are tons of outdoor activities to enjoy. But the nightlife is not lacking either and you’ll have your choice of restaurants, cafes, and bars to gather in as well. Redmond is the perfect mix of urban and suburban and the most popular activities will depend on the neighborhood you choose. So pick carefully!

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    Redmond is the biking capital of the Northwest.

    Moving to Redmond WA made easy

    If you’ve decided to move to Redmond (and really, why wouldn’t you), it’s time to start thinking about the relocation itself. With some planning, organization, and help, you can make this a pleasant experience!

    Hire good movers

    The first and arguably most important thing to do when moving is looking into moving and shipping companies in Seattle that can help you. There’s a lot to do when you’re moving and taking all that on by yourself is hard. So professional help is always a good idea. Movers and packers can make your relocation easier, safer, faster, and less stressful. Just make sure you hire a reputable and reliable moving company by doing your research and reading the reviews.

    Start preparing for the relocation early

    Moving takes a lot of time, even when you’re moving locally and especially if you’re coming to Redmond from somewhere far away. So don’t procrastinate with your relocation – start working on your move well in advance. Especially if you’re not planning on relying on professional packing services, you’ll want to focus on that part early on. Packing is one of the hardest and longest moving tasks so you have to get started on it pretty early.

    After moving to Redmond WA

    After your relocation to Redmond WA, you’ll want to start settling in as soon as possible. Some post-relocation blues are pretty much inevitable. But if you make the city feel like home quickly, you’ll get over that soon enough.

    Unpack quickly

    One way to make the days after your relocation much easier is to pay for professional unpacking. That way, the movers will do everything for you and you won’t have to worry about this part. If that’s not an option, then it’s best to unpack within the week following your move. Nobody expects you to stay up all night sorting through boxes as soon as you arrive but don’t put it off for very long. Unpacking will make your home feel more lived-in and help you settle in faster.

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    The sooner you unpack, the sooner you can settle in.

    Take care of your mental and physical health

    Moving can take a toll on your health both physically and mentally. You’ll probably be tired and drained. You might even feel nostalgic, melancholy, and depressed after moving to a new place. This is all perfectly normal. Moving is an arduous process and you can’t expect yourself to simply go on as if it never happened. So you need to be kind to yourself: take the time to rest and let yourself feel the negative emotions before letting them go.

    Get involved and start making connections

    The best way to get over the post-relocation depression and settle into your new home after moving to Redmond WA is by immersing yourself in your new community. Walk around your neighborhood so you learn where everything is, throw a house warming party and meet your neighbors, join up in communities and social events in the area, and start developing new friendships and relationships. Humans are social beings so having people to talk to and hang out will make you feel better. Not to mention, friends can teach you about the best places in town. All of this will speed up your integration and make you feel more at home in Redmond.

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