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 enjoy winters in Seattle

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    Seattle is not exactly famous for great weather, and winter is certainly no exception. Chilly, dark, and wet, Seattle might not seem like the winter wonderland that people further down south expect to see. But there are so many ways to enjoy winters in Seattle! From cozy coffee shops to snowy ski slopes, the city has a lot to offer in winter. And even if you’re only just negotiating with the best movers in Seattle, you don’t have to worry about missing out. The winter season lasts longer up here with the warmer, clearer part of the year not starting until June. So, get your planner out because you’ll want to create a pretty extensive to-do list to see everything in Seattle.

    Enjoy winters in Seattle with some outdoor fun

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    Enjoy winters in Seattle by trying winter sports like skiing.

    Even if you’ve only just finished up with moving companies Redmond WA and moved into a new home in Seattle, getting out of the house may be just what you need. And although Seattle itself sees a lot of rain in the winter months, the surrounding area offers some great outdoor winter activities.

    Go on a hike or jog

    If you want to stay active during winter, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hiking and jogging in and around Seattle. The Pacific Northwest offers some beautiful scenery with mountains, forests, and fields abound. So look into some of the best hiking trails in your area and enjoy some nature! Or you can join one of the many winter races and marathons in the city.

    Ski at Stevens Pass

    You won’t get to see much snow in Seattle. But if you drive just a few hours out of the city, you’ll find wonderful snowy mountains all around where you can ski, snowboard, have some fun with your family, or just enjoy the views. If you like skiing, Stevens Pass is a must-see. Just two hours east of Seattle, the Stevens Pass Ski Resort and Stevens Pass Nordic Center offer acres upon acres of slopes where you can try out some winter sports.

    Spend some time at the Woodland Park Zoo

    A great way to spend the day (or night!) outside with your family is by visiting Woodland Park Zoo. Located next to Green Lake Park, the zoo hosts a wide variety of local and exotic wildlife. On rainy days, you can even spend most of your time inside and still see some interesting animals while staying dry! But perhaps the most interesting thing about the zoo is its annual display of over 300.000 holiday lights throughout December. It’s about as close as you’ll get to a winter wonderland without leaving the city!

    Enjoy winters in Seattle while staying inside

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    Staying cozy and warm inside is one of the best ways to spend winter in Seattle.

    After spending your first few days at home waiting on your belongings to be delivered by shipping companies in Seattle, it may seem strange to aim for winter activities that also take place indoors. But trust us – winter weather in Seattle is best experienced from the comfort of four walls and a roof.

    Find your favorite coffee shop

    There’s nothing cozier than watching the rainfall from inside a warm cafe while nursing a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Seattle is famous for being a coffeehouse capital so you’ll have plenty of opportunity for this here. Just visit some of the cafes in your area and get the lay of the land. From hip and modern to old-school and filled with books, you’ll find all sorts of coffee places in Seattle. Why not find your favorite one this winter?

    See a museum

    As a cultural and scientific center of the North West, Settle has tons of museums. From art to history to science, you can learn about almost anything by spending the day in one. During winter, they’re a great way to hide out from the bad weather while also having fun and expanding your horizons. Try the Museum of Pop Culture, the Museum of Flight, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Pacific Science Center for some of the most popular picks.

    Enjoy winters in Seattle with some of the biggest tourist attractions

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    Seattle’s attractions are less crowded during winter.

    Seattle has a lot of interesting tourist spots that are well worth a visit. But if you had to move during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably already know that avoiding crowds and unfamiliar people is very important. So you might be concerned about tourists at some of Seattle’s most famous attractions. Luckily, winter is not tourism season here so you can enjoy Seattle to your heart’s content!

    Spend the day at the Seattle Waterfront

    From the Seattle Great Wheel to the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Waterfront is a must-see. And it adopts the holiday spirit with extra events that you get to enjoy! So, if you go in the winter, you’ll get the holiday experience with way fewer people around than in summer.

    You can’t move to Seattle and not visit the Space Needle

    Seattle’s most iconic symbol is an attraction year-round. But it’s still less crowded in the winter so if you want to truly enjoy the view, now is the perfect time for a visit. Even on rainy and overcast days when the skies conspire against taking the best photo from the top, you’ll have other things to enjoy: the Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden, and Glass and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

    Take a trip to Leavenworth

    If you want the true winter wonderland experience, there is no better place to go than Leavenworth. A mere two hours’ drive away from Seattle lies a Bavarian-inspired town that goes all out for the winter holidays. Book your weekend getaway in advance though – this is definitely a very popular place to spend time in during winter.

    Winter fun this year is different – remember to enjoy winters in Seattle safely!

    With the coronavirus pandemic still raging this holiday season, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health. So follow the CDC guidelines, avoid unnecessary contact with strangers, and stay home if you’re feeling under the weather. You can still enjoy winters in Seattle while keeping yourself and those around you safe!

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