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

Helping your parents adapt to moving

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    No matter how old you are, relocation is always demanding and stressful. Indeed, it’s difficult to start a new life somewhere else. However, imagine your elderly parents and their state of mind in the case of relocation. With this in mind, you as their children should do most of the work. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you must handle their relocation all on your own. Instead, you can define the organization, planning, and hiring of Washington movers as your responsibility. Moreover, the relation with your parents is perhaps the most significant one. Helping your parents adapt to moving is your huge responsibility. After all, their well-being should come first and you are the one to ensure that.

    A sincere conversation is a way of helping your parents adapt to moving

    Don’t forget to talk to your loved ones, especially to your elderly parents. The question of the relocation should be an open subject. Hence, don’t try to hide anything. Be honest and listen to their opinion but bear in mind that relocation will be very tough for them. Leaving your precious home, neighborhood, friends, and family members is so hard – even more so with age. Therefore, make sure to explain the reasons for the relocation and what they can expect. Let them realize that movers Edmonds WA will handle the move with utmost care. As a matter of fact, good arguments can beat each doubt they may have:

    • the location of the new home
    • changes in lifestyle
    • finances

    Avoid any type of depression

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    It’s normal to be nostalgic when relocating. However, be there for your parents. Let them know all the benefits of the move.

    As already mentioned, it’s difficult to leave your home and community. Therefore, it often happens that people tend to sleep less, retreat in themselves, and even become depressed. Knowing your parents, you have the knowledge to predict their behavior. Even then, it’s important to observe the entire situation. Give them a hug or a smile. Let them be frank with you and express their concerns.

    Make sure to start from a detailed plan

    These situations demand effective plans even more than a regular move. Make sure to consider every detail of the relocation. Nevertheless, include your parents in the whole endeavor. After all, it’s their home, their life. Your duty is to offer help to your parents to adapt to relocation. Not take over the whole process as if you’re moving. Therefore, listen to their opinion and ask for advice.

    At the same time, let them grieve the change. Thus, make a checklist of their inventory together with their help. This results in the need for downsizing. However, older people find it difficult to separate from their belongings. Here comes your support and adequate advice. After all, they can’t bring everything.

    Find reliable movers

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    Helping your parents adapt to moving definitely requires the assistance of the trained staff. Contact the best professional movers.

    As for the move itself, don’t become the only one to manage the relocation. By all means, ask for help. Research through the internet. Find true professionals who are used to dealing with the senior move. Their experience can be of enormous help. Hence, facilitate the whole process. The actual help with packing, moving, storage or unpacking is true relief. Movers and packers Seattle will do an extraordinary job. As a result, you’ll have more time to devote to other things. One of them is definitely supporting your parents in their adaptation to the moving process.

    Your close friends or family members can help too

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    Close friends, relatives, and even children can provide assistance during the move. Moreover, the involvement of dear people can have a positive impact on your parents.

    Besides professional help, you should ask your relatives or friends to help you during the move. Of course, this would mean they would need to take a few days off of work. Still, your parents aren’t moving every day – all help is welcome. As a matter of fact, even children can help, with easier tasks.

    The well-being of your parents should come first

    Indeed, our parents mostly have certain medical therapy. Unfortunately, some visit the doctor frequently. Of course, this isn’t always true. But if it is, it’s crucial to visit your parents’ doctor. Take all medical records, prescriptions, and other necessary documentation. In case they have regular therapy, bring enough medicines.

    Decorate the new space together

    After moving to their new home, your parents still need you. Hence, help them decorate the new place. Let them feel they’re really home. That’s why they should personalize the new home.  Old memories can do the job perfectly. Pictures, photos, memories from their journey will work well. Eventually, they should feel comfortable in their new cozy home. In case of too much stuff feel free to use the full storage Seattle services. However, one thing should always be on your mind. Let them decide. After all, they will live there. Above all, this should be an exciting and bonding activity for everyone.

    Go through the new neighborhood

    Finally, moving an elderly parent means getting them familiar with the new neighborhood. The new people too. Have lunch in a good restaurant or a cup of coffee in a good cafe. Also, find the closest supermarket suitable for their needs. Moreover, the location of the new doctor’s office is especially important. As for other things they’ll manage themselves as time goes by. But for s start, some useful information, a tour through the new place would be a really good idea.

    Our parents deserve only the best

    Overall, helping your parents adapt to moving is a huge responsibility. Therefore, stay up to the whole task. Make sure you take care of every detail. Start with a plan. By all means, rely on the true professionals. Furthermore, devote your time and attention to your parents. Don’t allow sadness to be visible on their faces. Make sure they realize all the positive sides of the relocation. Most importantly, be there whenever they need you.

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