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 boost your relocation budget

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We are all aware of the fact that moving is expensive. That’s probably the reason why everyone associates negative feelings with the notion of moving. Moreover, that’s why plenty of people opt for the DIY moving option, not being aware that DIY move sometimes ends up costing more than an assisted relocation. So, let’s pose the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind – how to boost your relocation budget and have enough money to pay for premier moving services Seattle? As you are about to find out, there are a couple of simple and creative ways to do just that.

While we can’t deny that there are many resourceful ways through which you could earn some additional money for your relocation, the fact is that four of them seem to be the most used ones. The next time you find yourself in need of a budget-friendly location, think about using the following options:

  1. Be careful when choosing your perfect moving company in Seattle.
  2. Make decluttering a mandatory part of your relocation.
  3. Find reusable packing materials of good quality.
  4. Relocate only those things you really need.

1. Choosing your movers

How affordable and successful your relocation will be will depend on the movers you choose. Naturally, you want to have the best movers money can buy, without having to pay a top-dollar price. That’s why you need to be really dedicated to your online research as it can reveal all types of details about a company. Once you find a couple of candidates that fit the profile, you can go ahead and ask for a free online moving quote.

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Dedicate some of your time to finding reliable yet affordable movers.

But remember – you are not looking for the lowest price. In order to boost your moving budget and have a successful relocation at the same time, you need to find a company with the best quality to affordability ratio. So don’t let the price be the deciding factor. Take a look at the services the quote includes and then compare and contrast the quotes you got. Trust us – once you take a good look, the winner will be quite obvious.

2. Decluttering will significantly boost your relocation budget

Take spring cleaning to a whole new level when moving and save a lot of money this way. It’s important to mention that decluttering should be a mandatory part of any relocation – even if you are not trying to save money. However, what you do after the cleaning spree will have a significant impact on your relocation budget. Namely, you can put together an irresistible garage sale and make as much as a couple of hundreds of dollars.

Of course, you can always decide to be charitable and donate your superfluous items. If you are donating any larger pieces, make sure you notify your charity of choice. Some of them will have to prepare for your arrival, depending on the volume and size of your donation.

3. Reuse old packing materials

Have you decided to ship your belongings to the new location? Are you opting for DIY packing? Then you are going to need quality packing materials. After contacting international shipping companies Seattle and making an arrangement, you only have one thing to do – shop for supplies. The problem with this one is that a complete spectrum of packing materials can sometimes be very pricey. On the other hand, you need to ensure you have enough of these necessities, as they are vital for your relocation.

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A trip to your local convenience store can help you save a great deal of money during relocation.

However, there is a great and budget-friendly solution that a lot of people forget about – reusing packing materials, mostly moving boxes. In fact, this is one of the best ways to boost your relocation budget as you don’t have to spend any money but can save a significant sum. For starters, ask your relatives and friends whether they have any supplies that they are willing to share. Considering the fact that every American will move at least a couple of times in their lives, so it’s safe to say you will be able to find some supplies this way.

But if that doesn’t work, you can always tour local supermarkets and bookstores. They receive deliveries on a weekly/daily basis and have sturdy boxes in spades. And when it comes to miscellaneous packing supplies, just visit the local dollar store. You will be able to find a lot of packing materials for, you guessed it, a dollar!

4. Decide what goes and what stays

We completely understand your need to bring all of your possessions with you. Alas, that’s only natural, as we all want to keep our most cherished memories alive. But when going through relocation, that’s probably the worst thing you can do – if trying to save money, of course. One of the safest ways to give your relocation budget a boost is by packing smart. 

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Be selective when packing and bring only the necessities.

Will transporting an old and run-down sofa be a better choice than replacing it with a new one upon arrival? If you were planning on replacing it in the near future, it’s safe to say that you ought to leave it behind. Interstate Movers usually charge based on the weight of the cargo and taking a bulky item out of the mix will significantly help with having a budget-friendly relocation.

Give your relocation budget a boost and have a safe move!

We are firm believers that it’s possible to have a safe relocation in Seattle (or any other place for that matter) without having to break the bank. All it takes is a bit of creativity and consideration on your part. When you think about it, you will realize that it’s quite easy to boost your relocation budget. Plus, now you have a few tricks up your sleeve – all you have to do is use them wisely and to your advantage!

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