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 reliable logistics companies

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    Having a reliable logistics company by your side at the time of the move is a great way to ensure it all runs smoothly. Their job is to help with organization plans, implementation of them, as well as execution of the movement and storage of products and materials. In other words, they can take care of your whole moving process, serving as the perfect international commercial shipping companies you can count on. However, while their usefulness is clear, what can pose an issue is the process of finding reliable logistics companies. Luckily, you have us to help you out with the process.

    The Internet – your great source of useful information

    Well, isn’t this just a surprise? Turning to the Internet is probably the thought you had when thinking about finding reliable shipping companies Seattle offers. In this day and age, it is only natural to turn to Google for everything you want to find out. However, locating logistics companies you can count on will not be as simple as typing the term, and hiring the first search result you get. What we are aiming at here is that you will need to do a bit more research.

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    Get ready for some proper and lengthy research.

    Knowing the trustworthy comments from the false ones

    One of the greatest challenges of finding a reliable company via the Internet is the sorting of the reviews. They are your one source of information on any business, and those same businesses know this. That is why many like to leave fake reviews, either praising their business or scolding another one. However, how does one know how to recognize the good from the bad? Well, this is quite the rabbit hole the more you get into it. Still, there are some general rules you can follow:

    • Steer clear from any obvious biases. If the reviews are overly bad, it is virtually a certain sign that you ought to steer clear from the logistics company in question. Just as you should do with the company that has exclusively A+ reviews. Simply put, no one is perfect. Not only do we all make mistakes, but the customers themselves can just be rude for the sake of it.
    • Trust the reviews that are mostly positive, and have some information in the comment. A company ought to have a majority of positive comments, with just some of them being unhappy, as is natural. If you find such a company, consider it worth checking out.
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    Reviews giveth and the reviews taketh away. Be smart when separating the good from the bad.

    Their visual presentation –  a telltale of reliable logistics companies

    You can take it as a rule of thumb that the companies that invest in their presentations are better to turn to than the ones who are not as committed to their advert. Whether it is their website, pamphlet, or moving truck, you want to see that there was some thought behind it. Reliable businesses know the importance of visual presentation, and the benefits it will have in the long run. That is why they make sure to invest in this part of their service. A company that does not care about how it presents itself is less likely to care about anything else for that matter.

    Naturally, this is not to say that all that glitters is gold. It is just one thing you can always pay attention to. Surely enough, in some cases when the company has been around for more than a century and gets their business from references, their visual presentation might still be from the last age. Still, you are likely to have heard of them already, and the quality of their service will speak louder than the look of their website. Whatever the case may be, you are always to visit the company, and try to get as many words of mouth experiences as you can.

    Your personal assessment – a filter you can always count on

    Even if the company seems great on paper, and has all the services you may need, do not forget to listen to your gut. It was not a coincidence that we, humans, have developed this sense, as it has proven useful throughout our existence. Without delving too much into biology and even some philosophy, what you ought to do is visit the company you are considering.

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    Trust your gut when accessing other people’s credibility.

    Once at the location, pay attention to everything. The way the employees conduct themselves, the manner with which their shipping crates Seattle are kept, the way their trucks look, all can tell you something about the company. Employees that are unprofessional, uneducated on the subject of transportation, and genuinely uninterested in the service they are presenting are a clear sign you ought to keep looking. A company that truly cares about its customer support and service will make sure to have staff that perfectly reflects the company’s ideals and integrity. And, it generally happens that the latter is the case whether the company wants it or not. That is why a bad employee is often a sign of a bad company.

    A word of mouth recommendation – your safest source of reliable information

    Drawing from other people’s experiences is one of the features of intelligent and smart people have. That is why it is always wise to look for previous experiences when looking to find reliable logistics companies. See whether someone from your family, friends, or colleagues has had the experience that they can share. Not only will they be able to recommend a company, but they will also be able to let you know what are the factors you should look out for in your search. This is one of the reasons why you yourself ought to share your experience after the process is over, and speak good of the reliable moving company from Washington you have worked with, or warn about the not so trustworthy one you were unlucky to hire.

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