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 find a good storage facility

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    Are you thinking about storing some of your items? Then you are not alone – you have roughly ten million Americans keeping you company in that idea. The storage industry has gone through an expansion in the last decade. Today, there are many different Seattle storage facilities that you can choose from – but that doesn’t mean all of them will be the right fit for your needs. And if you are wondering how to find a good storage facility for your individual needs, you definitely came to the right place. With over a century worth of history, we know all there is to know about the storage industry, and we will be more than happy to help you find a suitable unit for your needs.

    How to find a good storage facility in five simple steps

    There is a good reason why Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is counted among the best movers in Seattle. Among our long history and the overall quality our company offers to customers, there is also the fact that we like to keep things simple. For that reason, we will share with you five things that you need to be mindful of the next time you find yourself in pursuit of storage solutions. We might not be able to offer any guarantees, but our experience speaks volumes for our advice.

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    Finding the right storage facility doesn’t have to be hard and time-consuming.

    1. Think about what you need

    The only way to manage to find the right storage facility for your needs is by knowing exactly what you are looking for. And to know exactly what you are looking for, you are going to need to think about a couple of things:

    • What do you plan to store? Storing furniture and storing holiday decorations isn’t the same and requires different approaches.
    • How long do you plan to use the unit? There are many differences between short-term and long-term storage options.
    • How much are you willing to pay for the best storage units Lynnwood WA? Your budget plays a key role in which facility you opt for.

    Once you have a list of all the things you need, you can go ahead and dive into the process of finding the right storage facility. Just remember to arm yourself with patience, especially during the holiday season. And whether you do it virtually or in person, touring a few different facilities is always a good idea.

    2. Find a good storage facility with Google’s help

    What would we do without Google? Today, all you have to do is Google the term that interests you and you will get a plethora of results in a matter of a few seconds. That is how we know you will be able to find many useful things about the storage provider you are thinking of hiring simply by Googling their name.

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    When in doubt, just ask Google.

    But be careful – there are many fake online reviews nowadays. It might be difficult to make a distinction between genuine and fake reviews. What you need to look for, among other things, is the language that is being used. Regular people usually won’t have enough time or desire to leave a formally-written comment that will focus on details and personal names of the employees. Of course, that’s precisely what some people will find useful. But many comments such as that are definitely a cause for a red flag.

    3. Check the security of the facility

    When it comes to storage solutions, security is by far the most important thing. You want to know that your items will be safe and sound once in a unit, leaving you without any worries. To ensure that happens, you will have to do some research on the steps that were taken in order to ensure maximum security.

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    It is always a good idea to spend some time researching the security of a storage facility.

    Now, every storage provider will deal with the issue of safety in their own manner. But there are a few measures of protection that are definitely a good sign. So if you notice any of the following things when touring a storage facility, you best believe you are onto a good thing:

    • Security personnel
    • Surveillance cameras
    • Padlocks on every unit

    Moreover, the appearance of security measures depends on a few things, such as the type of storage you are renting. After all, renting portable storage is never the same as renting full-service storage. But there is one thing they all have in common – the obligation to keep all of your items in perfect shape.

    4. See whether you can score a deal

    Storage facilities are just like any other business – they are always trying to attract new customers. What every good business owner knows is that the best way to attract more business is by offering different deals. What those deals will be like is entirely up to the business person as an individual. From offering different discounts to giving a free trial month, you will be able to stumble upon many different offers. And that’s good – that means you can spend less money than intended. Invest yourself in this process.

    Research every storage facility in your area and compare the deals they have to offer. We are not saying that you should opt for the cheapest and most affordable option by default. But sometimes you could find a company with great services, impeccable safety, and a great deal on top – all you have to do is look.

    5. To ensure you have found a good storage facility, check their payment plans

    Different storage facilities will have different prices. Most importantly, they will all have different payment plans. Many storage providers will be particularly harsh in case you don’t manage to make a payment on time. So apart from acquiring a free quote, you also need to look into a facility’s payment plan. You might want to stay away from any harsh deals unless you are 100% sure that you can make a payment on time every month. In worst-case scenarios, the company can even auction off your belongings if you miss a payment, so be extra mindful of that.

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