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

How to baby-proof your new home

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    A new baby marks the beginning of a whole new life. Many expecting parents decide to look for a new home once they find out there is a new baby on board. The reason is oftentimes a simple one – the lack of space. So if you are currently working with a team of North Bend movers, then you should know that you are not alone. After you successfully move into your home, you might feel a sense of completion. But while one chapter is closed, another one is yet to begin. Now you have to baby-proof your new home as your little bundle of joy will be here before you know it. You definitely don’t want to wait until you have a crawling baby to start noticing danger at every corner.

    Start with the bathroom when trying to baby-proof your new home

    The bathroom can be a major hazard area for your newborn. It might not seem like it now that your baby is spending its days peacefully sleeping in the crib, but you’ll start noticing the danger as soon as your baby starts to crawl. At about 15 months of age, babies get fascinated with knobs. In general, they become curious and start exploring their surroundings. Your job is to ensure they can safely explore the world around them by baby-proofing your home. Obviously, apart from renting a self storage Seattle unit and purging your house of the clutter that will be hazardous for your baby, you also have to tackle the important areas in your home. A good place to start is your bathroom.

    A minimalistic bathroom.
    It’s always a good idea to baby-proof your new home by starting with the biggest hazard – the bathroom.

    A bathroom is a place where babies shouldn’t go unattended. With so many chances of injury, you’ll want to keep a watchful eye at all times. However, slip-ups are normal. If your baby does get away at some point, you’ll want him/her to go into a baby-proofed bathroom. With that thought in mind, here come a few things we here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage suggest you do.

    • Use doorknob covers to prevent your baby from going into the bathroom. 
    • Use childproof locks to keep the toilet covered and secured. 
    • Place your cleaning supplies and chemicals on a high shelf. 

    When it comes to child safety, you definitely don’t want to take any unnecessary risks. Letting your child roam unattended in a bathroom presents a risk of massive proportions. So cover all of your bases even if at some point your child does manage to crawl into this area.

    Secure the crib

    It’s hard to imagine that something as innocent and essential as a crib could become a hazard. But that just goes to show that danger could be lurking from any corner. What can be so dangerous about the crib isn’t the crib itself – it’s the crib-rail height. The height of the rail needs to be adjusted in accordance with your baby’s age. When you have a newborn, the rail can be at the highest setting. However, as soon as your baby becomes strong enough to stand on his own, you need to adjust the rail to a lower level. Your curious little one can launch himself/herself on the rail, after which they’ll hit the ground from a lower point.

    A crib to adjust when you baby-proof your new home.
    The crib is where your baby will spend most of his/her time.

    Moreover, don’t put any items inside the crib. We understand that you might want to decorate the crib with colorful pillows and stuffed animals. But those can be a great hazard for a newborn, so resist the urge to do so. Sometimes, baby-proofing your home after your local Seattle relocation means not taking any extra measures, such as putting stuff in the crib.

    Do something about the electricity

    Once again, the curious nature of kids will have you taking extra steps in order to prevent an unfortunate event. Make no mistake – the risk of electrocution is a real danger for humans of all ages. However, babies and toddlers have no way of protecting themselves. That’s why you need to baby-proof your new home by paying special importance to electric sockets. Many kids will find it fascinating to try and fit different objects into sockets, the outcome of which we don’t have to mention.

    Go out and buy tight-fitting electrical outlet covers that you are certain your baby won’t be able to pull out. They can be found for as little as four dollars. But with the level of safety and protection they come with, they would be a worthy investment even with a much higher price tag. Dedicate a few hours of your weekend to this task and let your baby safely crawl around the home.

    Baby-proof your new multi-story home

    An apartment with stairs.
    Stairs and babies don’t mix so well.

    Having a lot of square footage at your disposal is great when raising kids. However, those stairs that are connecting the ground floor with the first floor are going to be a huge safety hazard. Thus, most specialists suggest that you install safety gates at the tops of stairs. And you shouldn’t wait for your toddler to start walking around to do that. Babies can crawl a great distance, and they can easily reach the top of the stairway on their own. We don’t even want to think about all the things that could happen in such a scenario. Therefore, install gates and have some peace of mind.

    Be alert at all times

    Bear in mind that these were just a few basic ways to baby-proof your new home. There are many other areas in your house that you will have to cover before your baby starts taking its first steps. It’s a good idea to get to work as soon as your Everett movers unload the last item in your home. After all, get over with the unpacking and baby-proofing part of the job early on and enjoy the days in your new home.

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