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 storing sports equipment

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    Sports are a great way to spend time, have fun, get in shape and stay healthy. There are tons of different things you can try: running, boxing, tennis, football, and so much more. But one thing is certain – you need the proper equipment first. Even if you’re simply going to the gym, it’s important to wear the right clothes and the right shoes at least. And if you’re involved in a sport that uses some kind of props, then you might need weights, balls, hoops, rackets, nets, bats, and all sorts of other equipment. You can’t just leave that lying around the house. And what if you drop the sport you’re currently doing? You’ll need somewhere to put all your equipment away. Storing sports equipment with Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can be the solution. But first, there are some things you need to know about how to do it right.

    When is storing sports equipment a good idea?

    Depending on the type of sport you’re into, you might use your equipment on a daily basis. But if you play a seasonal sport, then your equipment might spend weeks or even months just gathering dust. You might also grow out of your equipment or upgrade to something better but don’t want to get rid of your old stuff because it’s still functional or someone else in your family might use it. There are also those sports you take up as hobbies but find you don’t enjoy and simply stop playing for a while. Finally, sometimes your equipment just takes up too much space in the home. So if you don’t want your sports equipment lying around the house, then it might be time to rent a storage unit and put your stuff there.

    Gloves and balls for baseball - some of the things you might be packing when storing sports equipment.
    When you’re ready to stop playing, it might be time to store the toys.

    Where should you store sports equipment?

    Depending on the type of sports you do and the type of equipment you’re using, you might be able to simply store your stuff around the house. If all you really need are your running shoes, then just make sure they’re safe in your closet! But if you have more things to put away, you might need more space. Converting your garage to storage space can be a good idea if you don’t use it much. But Seattle storage tends to be the best solution long-term. So if you need extra space for your sports equipment and you don’t want to worry about it again any time soon, you should look into renting a storage unit.

    Tips for storing sports equipment

    When you’re planning on putting your sports equipment in storage, you can’t just shove everything in a corner without any preparation. You’ll need to give it some more thought.

    Pare down your equipment collection

    Before you store anything, ask yourself: do I need all of this? It’s going to be infinitely easier to prepare, pack, and store fewer things. So considering getting rid of some of your equipment first. You probably have a functional but outdated treadmill, a racket you’ve grown out of, a few balls that you can do without. They’ll just be taking up space in your storage. So try selling them on a reselling website like eBay or Amazon. You’ll earn some quick cash and save some space – a win-win solution.

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    Sell off some of the things you don’t need for some quick earnings.

    Prepare your equipment for storage

    Before you can put anything in storage, you need to prepare and pack it properly. Especially when you’re storing items long-term, you need to protect them from dust, dirt, moisture, and simply the passing of time as much as you can. Your first step, then, is to clean all your equipment thoroughly. Then disassemble what you can to make it easier to pack and store. Finally, gather your packing supplies and pack your stuff. If you have any very valuable equipment, you might want to rely on professional packing services WA instead of doing it yourself – that way you can be sure that everything will go smoothly.

    Organize your unit for easy access

    When you’re putting your stuff away for a considerable amount of time, you don’t have to worry much about how you arrange it. Just make sure that your biggest and sturdiest boxes are at the bottom and that your most valuable things are protected from potential disasters. But if you’re using your storage unit to keep the stuff you actually intend on using regularly, then you need to plan better. Organize your unit in a way that allows you to easily go in and out. That way you can take whatever equipment you need and put it back neatly. You may need to rent a bigger unit for this so you can move around in it easily.

    Storing sports equipment in your home

    If you don’t have too much equipment and you won’t be needing local movers in Seattle any time soon, then storing in your own home can be an alternative to renting a storage unit. However, keep in mind that you won’t have as much space. What space you do have also has to remain functional as a home.

    Yoga mat and weights.
    Some equipment you can easily store around the home.

    Be smart with the space that you do have – utilize walls and ceilings

    Since you won’t have as much room for storage as you would in a storage unit, you have to work as well as you can with what you’ve got. That means two things:

    • use the space you normally wouldn’t – corners, under the stairs, empty cupboard, garage areas
    • store in innovative ways – install ceiling and wall hooks, shelves, and cabinets to give yourself more storage space

    We tend to forget these areas of the house when it comes to storage. But hooks and shelves are your best friends when you want to store in your home! So get creative.

    Store your equipment around the house, but be neat about it!

    Here’s the thing about storing sports equipment in the house: it’s still your house. You and your family still need to live in it. So don’t let your equipment take over. Instead, designate certain areas in the home to sports equipment storage. Then stick to those places! Don’t let yourself get messy or disorganized because that way lies disaster. Instead, always keep your sports equipment in its place and out of the way.

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