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 help pets adapt to relocating to Lynnwood

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    So you are moving to Lynnwood and you are wondering how to help your pets to like the same idea. Moving is hard but when you are moving with your furry friends, it gets even harder. It is one more thing to think about and it is something that requires a lot of time, preparation, and effort. Still, with the help of Hansen Bros Moving & Storage, the whole process will be simpler. Now, let’s take a look at how to help pets adapt to relocating.

    There are many kinds of pets that Americans keep in their homes

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    There are many kinds of pets in the US

    Americans love pets. Naturally, cats and dogs are the most common but you can also see different kinds of birds, reptiles, rodents, etc. Actually, in the recent decade or two, the number of exotic pets held as pets increased unbelievably. Nowadays, moving companies Lynnwood are seeing so many different species in people’s homes while they are helping them move that they became experts in this subject. That is why we decided to share our experience with you. To help you help your pets adapt to relocating without issues.

    Make sure that you have a moving plan to follow

    Moving is a complicated process that has many different obstacles. On the other hand, helping your furry friends adapt to relocation is something that is a process of its own. To be able to stay on top of everything you need to have a proper moving plan. This plan needs to contain all the things that you need to do before the move and a schedule. You need to know what you will do with your items, find a moving company that will help you to move them, find storage units Lynnwood where you will keep your excess items, find packing materials, etc. Once you establish your schedule you will be able to find gaps between your tasks where you will be able to dedicate yourself to your pet.

    If you want to help pets adapt to relocating, you need to start as soon as you can

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    Start dealing with your pets as soon as you can

    Naturally, the process of adapting your pet to relocation needs to start months before the move. Actually, it needs to start the moment you find out about your move. The thing that you need to address immediately is getting your pet into a fit shape so it is able to withstand the long and stressful journey.

    If your pet is overweight or has other health issues, you need to start working on it. Naturally, how you will do it depends on the species. Still, there are dozens of articles on the internet that you can use to learn a thing or two about getting your type of pet in perfect shape before your interstate movers Seattle come to pick up your belongings.

    Visit the vet in the early stage of your preparation

    One of the first things that you need to do, just at the start of your preparation process is the get your pet to a veterinarian. They need to examine your animal and give you further instructions on how to prepare your pet and, if there are some issues that need to be addressed, how to handle them.  Another thing that you need to consider while you are at your vet is laws and regulations regarding pet import and export in the state of Washington.

    Maybe there are some special health protocols that you need to fulfill, like giving your pet a vaccine or getting its blood analyzed. Make sure that you understand all the rules before you organize everything. Moreover, make sure that you do this in the early stages of preparations because all those things take a lot of time. And you need to finish everything before you go on the road.

    Make sure that you get a proper pet carrier early as well

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    Make sure that you choose the right type of carrier if you want to help pets adapt to relocating

    After you finish at your vet, before going home go to the nearest pet shop and buy a pet carrier that you will use to transport your friend. Why do we say that you do it after you visit the vet? It is important to give your pet enough time to adapt to the carrier.  If your pet knows that carrier and feels safe when it is inside, the whole transportation process will go much easier for it. So when you arrive home, put that carrier close to its old spot. Fill it with familiar toys and throw in some snacks to make the transition process easier. However, do not try to force your pet inside. Just leave it like that and in a day or two, maybe even faster, your animal will start to go in on its own.

    Pay attention to hydration and food if you want to help pets adapt to relocating as easier as possible

    Before you go on the road, it is important to make sure that your pet is well hydrated. But do not go overboard with this. You do not want to make too many toilet breaks along the way. Just make sure that your pet drank enough before the road, and that it was drinking enough in the days prior to your move day. As far as food is concerned, try to avoid it as much as possible. Of course, you will not starve your animal, you just want it to have an empty belly because some animals can feel road sickness and a full belly is not something that is desired in such a situation.

    Start preparing on time – adapt our advice

    And that is it. That is how to adapt pets to relocating to Lynnwood. If you start preparing on time, and you do everything that you read in this article, your move should go smoothly and without stress.

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