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 simplifying your home after moving

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    A simple life is a happy life. We people tend to hold on to different stuff we have collected over the years. In fact, some go as far as to stop throwing anything away, which quickly leads to a messy home and, thus, a messy life. The good news is that your relocation is the perfect opportunity for you to lead a simpler life. You can start simplifying your home after moving as soon as the best movers Seattle drop off your belongings. You’ll soon find out how easy life can be once you leave behind your old packrat habits.

    Why should you simplify your home after moving?

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    There is something so appealing about minimalism.

    Whether it’s because they are used to a certain lifestyle or because they see nothing wrong with it, many people can’t notice the benefits of simpler living. Of course, nobody can tell you how to live your life. However, the fact is that living in a simplified home does come with a plethora of advantages. Think about the following things:

    • You will live in a much more attractive house.
    • Improved efficiency and no distractions.
    • You will experience more peace in a mess-free home.
    • Everyone in your family will get to save precious time that won’t be wasted on finding items in clutter.
    • You will simply have more space at your disposal that you can use for a variety of things.

    That should be enough to motivate you to simplify your home after a local, long-distance, or interstate relocation. All the time you will invest in decluttering and cleaning will be put to good use as you will get to experience many benefits that will make your life easier.

    Try to find a purpose for every item that you unpack

    Perhaps you thought about the possible mess in your new home in due time so you decluttered before moving. Then again, maybe you let your movers and packers Seattle pack all of your possessions, some of which you have been collecting for years. But that’s all in the past now. At the moment, you have to be very careful when unpacking your boxes. Before you decide to find a permanent place for some item in your home, try to think about its purpose. If you can’t find one, do yourself a favor and throw it away.

    Unfortunately, you can’t let your emotions take over the process. You will certainly not throw away an item that you love and cherish, such as your kid’s spelling bee trophy. However, you shouldn’t keep around the clothes that you haven’t been able to wear in years. It’s all about making small changes that will end up having a huge influence on the outcome.

    Throw away when in doubt

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    You will know you have done a good job when you look around and see no clutter.

    Bear in mind that there are going to be many items that will cause confusion and debate. In case you are not sure whether you should keep something around, it’s usually safe to say that you don’t really need that item. It’s okay if you are not ready to throw it away or donate it, but you definitely shouldn’t keep it in your house. Instead, it’s always a good idea to rent long-term Seattle storage where your items will stay safe and sound for as long as necessary.

    Simplifying your home after moving means limiting your choices

    Are you a busy person who has to make a bunch of difficult decisions on a day-to-day basis? Then you ought to do the best thing for yourself and cut the decision-making process out of your life whenever possible. One of the best ways to do that is by simplifying your life, as well as your home. Think about it – do you really need to sit in front of your closet every morning for twenty minutes as you have too many outfits at your disposal? Sometimes, too many choices can have a bad influence on your life. Instead, leave only a few outfits suitable for the office and get rid of all the rest. And this was just one idea of everything that you can do.

    The same thing can be applied all over the house. Don’t keep five sets of plates when one or two will do the work. Get rid of twenty towels that are a nuisance to wash and fold. Make some smart choices after your local relocation in Seattle and you’ll find your life to be much simpler and certainly more enjoyable.

    Limit future temptation

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    Don’t let nostalgic feelings take over and trick you into giving in to temptation.

    It goes without saying that the work you do right after moving into a new home and unpacking your items is of utmost importance. However, everything that you accomplish at this moment won’t mean much unless you can keep up the good work. If you go back to your old ways and habits, you are going to find yourself surrounded by clutter pretty soon. The most important thing to do is avoid all temptations.

    Which places used to be critical? Did you love to spend your weekends going to yard sales? Then avoid them at all costs. In fact, we will go as far as to say that you should keep yourself far away from all places that could tempt you to make an unnecessary purchase. Bear in mind that the emphasis here is on the word unnecessary. You can’t help it if you need to buy some new clothes or furniture pieces.

    The bottom line

    There are many reasons why you should be simplifying your home after moving, all of which will have a positive effect on your life. We have given you a few ideas that will help you lead a simpler lifestyle, but you are more than welcome to try out anything you think will work. Just remember that work and effort don’t stop once you declutter your home. This is going to be a life-long process.

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