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

Guidelines for relocating a bunk bed

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    Moving to a new location requires a lot of work. When you add to that packing and unpacking things, and moving bulky and furniture, it can be too much work for an individual. The bunk bed is one of the most complicated items to move, which is why it is important to prepare before moving. If you need to move your bunk bed to a new address or simply to another room within your home, it would be a good idea to consider hiring one of the moving companies Seattle. Given the heavy weight and size of the bunk bed, it is difficult to arrange a move. That’s why we have prepared a few guidelines for relocating a bunk bed with ease.

    Room with bunk bed
    Relocating a bunk bed can be complicated, so hire professionals to help you.

    Before all else, consider hiring professionals

    Bunk beds are extremely practical. They save space and are especially convenient for small rooms. However, when they need to be moved from one place to another, they are a real challenge. Our sincere recommendation is that you do not try to relocate them yourself. In addition to being bulky and heavy, they are very inconvenient to move. That’s why it’s best to leave the moving of the bunk bed to skilled movers Everett WA. Avoid any risk and hire professionals to do the hard work for you. You will be sure of the safety of your bed and you will avoid headaches and stress.

    Steps for relocating a bunk bed

    If you have decided to move the bunk bed yourself, here are a few steps you need to follow for a successful move.

    1. Disassemble the bed
    2. Pack and protect each part separately
    3. Wrap the mattresses
    4. Find a vehicle big enough for relocating a bunk bed
    5. Assemble a bunk bed

    If you follow these steps, you will probably be able to move the bunk bed to your new home on your own. Be careful and take the time to move it to make sure everything goes well.

    #1: Disassembling the bed

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    You need to have the right tools to disassemble the bunk bed.

    There is little chance that you can move the bunk bed without disassembling it. Even if you manage to get it through the door without disassembling it although this is impossible due to the small door, it will hardly pass through most hallways. Not to mention lowering the bed downstairs. So the logical first step is to disassemble the bed. This step would certainly be best done by long-distance movers Seattle. However, if you have decided to work alone, be very careful.

    Take care not to damage any part when disassembling. Also, be careful not to lose some small parts such as screws. The help of a friend to hold the parts that you disassemble so that it does not fall and break will also come in handy. And more importantly, so you don’t accidentally get hurt.

    #2: Packing and protecting each part separately

    After disassembling the bunk bed, it is necessary to pack each part individually. Wrap them in protective foil for furniture. This will ensure that nothing is damaged during carrying, but also during transport. It would be wise to mark each part so that you know how to connect it later. This will make the assembly process easier for you in advance. You can look for good packing material at local movers. And if you decide not to move it to a new home, you can put it away in Seattle storage. In both cases, each part must be safely packed so that it is not damaged.

    #3: Wrapping the mattresses

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    Choose the right vehicle for relocating a bunk bed.

    Everything we talked about earlier when it comes to packing beds – is also valid for mattresses. Mattresses are much more important than beds because you sleep directly on them. You need to wrap both mattresses in foil so that they do not get dirty or damaged in any way. If you decide to put it in storage, protect the mattress especially so that it does not develop unpleasant odours from standing. Even if you use the mattresses for a short time, it would be good to clean them thoroughly after moving your bunk bed to a new home.

    #4: Finding a vehicle big enough for relocating a bunk bed

    No matter what distance you are moving, whether it is a local move or a long-distance move – you need to find a suitable vehicle for relocating a bunk bed. If you have planned to move with the help of a van, your bed may not be able to fit, even when it is disassembled. That’s why it’s always better to find the right size vehicle – such as a moving truck. After that, you need to think about and plan how to pack a moving truck. Make such an arrangement and organization that parts of the bed can fit on the bed, but also all your other things. If you have a vehicle of adequate size, there is less chance that something will be damaged in transport to your new home.

    #5: Assembling the bunk bed

    Once you arrive at your new home, there is only one thing left for you to do – to reassemble the bunk bed again. This is in addition to disassembly, the most challenging part of relocating a bunk bed. Take care to pack each part of the bed in its place. If you previously marked the parts when disassembling, it will be easier for you now. However, even when making the bed, you must take care not to accidentally injure yourself. As well as not losing or damaging any part of the bed. After you have put everything together and put it back in place, you can put the mattresses. Unroll them and let them straighten up a bit before putting them back to bed.

    If you have completed all the steps successfully, all you have to do is enjoy a successful bunk bed move. Even better for you if you have decided to hire movers for relocating a bunk bed after all. Then you have time to dedicate to packing some important things. Good luck!

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