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 to making your home more spacious

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    We would all love to live in a big home with many rooms and a lot of space. However, for most people, that’s simply not an option. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel claustrophobic in your small home. There are many tricks that will help you add more space to your house, both visually and spatially. As experienced Washington movers who have relocated homes of all shapes and sizes, we know that making your home more spacious doesn’t have to break the bank. With a few tips that we are about to distribute, you’ll manage to freshen up your home as well as add more space to your living area.

    Invest in floor-to-ceiling shelves

    A home office with shelves.
    Shelves can be used in different areas of your home.

    One of the best ways to add more storage space to your home is to add floor-to-ceiling shelves in some or all of your rooms. This is some extra space where you can place books, storage boxes, small knick-knacks – you name it. However, that’s also a great trick that will visually add spaciousness to your room. They will draw the eye towards the ceiling, instantly making it appear higher. Of course, shelves will also help you clear clutter from your home, which is the first thing you need to do in case you want to make your area look bigger.

    Choose lighter colors for your walls

    You might be a lover of darker colors and would ideally paint your walls red or maroon. However, if your goal is to make your home more spacious, then we suggest you ignore the urge to do so. Dark colors will make your home look smaller, not bigger. Think about colors such as creams, yellows, and whites – you certainly have many options at your disposal. So paint your walls in a light color once your movers Bainbridge Island transport your belongings. You can always change it back down the line if you don’t like it.

    Mirrors do wonders in making your home more spacious

    It’s a fact as old as time that mirrors add more space to your home visually. They reflect light which is the secret behind its success. Besides, everyone needs a full-length mirror, whether they are a male or a female. Just remember – you don’t want the mirror to reflect a messy and cluttered corner of your room. So be very careful where you place it.

    If you already have one mirror that’s perfect and you want to relocate it, make sure you invest in specialized moving boxes Seattle. There are special mirror boxes that will help keep your mirror safe throughout transport. Bear in mind that even the smallest bump on the road could break your mirror. That’s why it needs to be properly wrapped in protective packing materials.

    Pay attention to your wall art

    Paintings, whether they were made by a famous painter or a local artist, are a great addition to any room. They make the space authentic and add a certain appeal to any room. However, if you want to make your house look bigger, you should avoid overcrowding your walls with art. It’s always better to hang one large painting on a wall instead of hanging a cluster of smaller ones. The same goes for your picture frames or any other type of wall hangings in general. The goal is to keep it simple.

    Picture frames that can help with making your home more spacious.
    Be careful about the size and the quantity of the pieces you hang on your walls.

    In case you are relocating, you should have in mind the fact that your art is delicate. That’s why you will need experienced local movers in Seattle who can help you relocate delicate items. Pieces as delicate and fragile as art need special packing and materials which you can find by contacting reliable movers in your area.

    Stay away from dark-colored curtains or drapes

    If you are intent on making your home more spacious, then one of the best things you can do is install large and spacious windows. However, this could be an expensive investment that you might not be able to afford. That’s why we will give you a great alternative – leaving your existing windows uncovered. You could also use sheer coverings in order to brighten up the room, but we don’t suggest you use dark-colored curtains. Just like dark-colored walls, they will also make your room appear smaller. Windows will add more natural light to your room, which will do wonders for your mood and atmosphere, as well.

    Use furniture with available storage space

    A white, rustic kitchen with a lot of storage space.
    There are many different ways to add more storage space to your rooms.

    You might not be able to imagine what furniture with storage space looks like. This is smart furniture we are talking about here, and it’s the kind of furniture that will be multifunctional. Take a bed frame with drawers as an example. This piece will look good, serve its purpose, while also maximizing the storage space in your room. Naturally, there are many different types of interior decorating styles, which will affect the type of furniture you opt for. You don’t necessarily have to work with a decorator in order to create the best layout in your living area. You just have to think about the furniture you bring into your house and the purpose that it’s going to have.

    Making your home more spacious shouldn’t feel like a chore

    This is your beautiful home we are talking about here. It’s the space that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. That makes it the space that is worthy of your time and attention. If you want to succeed in making your home more spacious, all you need to do is put some thought into it. Even something as simple as investing in good lighting can do wonders for your home. Of course, you should first make sure all of your items are relocated properly. That sounds like the job for our team of residential movers in Seattle. They have been providing Seattle’s residents with high-quality assistance for more than 130 years.

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