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 free up your attic with self storage

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    We all have a designated storage space in our homes. And most of the time people that own homes use their attic to store their stuff. This space is often quite messy and filled with all kinds of stuff, that people often forget they have. But instead of letting items continue to pile up and create an even bigger mess, you should take some time and declutter it. Moreover, you should consider using self storage to do so. Storage is a great solution for those who have a lot of items. Therefore, here is our advice on how to free up your attic with self storage.

    The attic is convenient for storing your belongings but not ideal

    Storing your items in the attic is definitely convenient but it’s not the best solution. Most of the time, attics are small; therefore, it’s easy to clutter them up with things. Moreover, you most likely don’t have any shelves or organizers to make it a bit more organized, which means that your items are just randomly placed. Certain items require to be in a specific position, if not they can easily get damaged. Moreover, the temperature can be quite high during the summer which is not good for certain items that need special conditions.

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    You can free up your attic with self storage, and organize it better.

    When you have a lot of stuff on a pile, it’s hard to know what you actually have. It’s rare that people remember what they left up there two or three years ago. This is why you should free up your schedule and take some time to clean up this mess. 

    Opt for self storage to free up some space in your attic

    To make some room in your attic in order to have easier access to your items, you should consider renting self storage Seattle has to offer. The price is not going to be a problem, since there are many affordable storage options. Many storage facilities offer discounts for long-term options. You can always make a call and ask for a free estimate so that you can have a better idea of how much you will have to pay for it on a monthly basis.

    Benefits of renting self storage

    One of the best parts of renting self storage is the fact that you can get professionals to help you pack everything. Get some professional movers and packers Seattle residents recommend the most to help you pack your items. Professionals will do this in a much faster manner. You will not have to worry about renting a vehicle that’s big enough to fit all your stuff. Moreover, professional packers will arrive fully equipped. This means that you will not have to bother looking for packing supplies. Also, since they are experienced, they will pack all your items correctly and with quality packing supplies which will ensure their safety. Spending some money on this type of service is definitely worth it!

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    Get professional help to prepare your items for storage.

    Most of the storage facilities are monitored; therefore, your items will be safe. If you decide to move to another city, you can contact the facility and ask them to send you all your things. Movers in Renton WA will make sure everything arrives in the perfect condition at your new address. You will have one less thing to worry about.

    A few ways to free up your attic with self storage

    You can still keep some of the items in the attic; there is no need to bring everything to the storage unit. First, you will need to remove everything so that you can see exactly what you have. Make three piles: keep, store and toss. Keep only items that you use regularly and that you need to have nearby at all times. Everything else that is still in good condition and that you plan on keeping you should pack into boxes and let your local Seattle movers transport them to your storage unit.

    Some of the things that you can keep in the storage:

    • Seasonal clothes and accessories
    • Decorations
    • Summer furniture

    There’s nothing better than spring cleaning

    Spring is here and no it’s time to exchange winter clothes and items for the summer ones. You will not use those things for a few months; therefore, sending them to storage instead of your attic is a great idea. The same is with Christmas and Easter decorations. You don’t need them to know. They take up a lot of space which is unnecessary. During the winter you will just do the opposite and put all your summer stuff in the storage. Once you rent self storage you cannot imagine your life without it!

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    Storage will help your house clutter-free of seasonal decoration.

    An organized attic will make you feel better. You will no more get upset because you are struggling to find something. Since you will have less stuff you can invest in hangers and plastic containers. You will only need a couple of seconds to locate the items that you need. Also, you will be able to maintain it better. It will be more hygienic and you will be able to get rid of that annoying spider web that you had all over your items before you decided to get rid of the mess.

    False sense of convenience sometimes causes clutter

    We know that it’s tempting to keep all your things in your attic because it’s convenient. However, the truth is you will not need to use those items that often, so you are just creating a huge clutter. Moreover, according to Feng Shui, clutter and mess are not good for you. You need your space to be organized and clean in order for the good energy to flow. Now that you know how to free up your attic with self storage make sure to contact your nearest storage facility and rent a safe and clean unit for your items.

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