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 your children adapt to moving from Lynnwood

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    So you are not sure how your kids will react to moving from Lynnwood. Of course, how you will approach this subject depends on many factors. Still, the age of your children plays the biggest role. If you have small kids or toddlers then you will not have too many issues. On the other hand, if you have teenagers, you will have to deal with a variety of problems. Fortunately, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has prepared this small guide to show you how to help your children adapt to moving no matter their age.

    How you will help your children adapt to moving depends a lot on their age

    As we already mentioned, helping your children adapt to relocation depends a lot on their age. Still, the first step should always be to notify your children about the move. Tell them that you are moving and explain what that means. Smaller kids will probably accept it easily. Maybe even because they do not understand completely what it means. On the other hand, older children will probably have a different reaction. Kids who go to school already have established relationships with their friends, maybe even romantic relationships. Therefore, their reaction will probably be more intense.

    Of course, the most important thing is to stay calm all the time and do not get caught in an unnecessary argument that can only worsen the situation. If your kid had a passionate reaction. Give it some time to calm down. You can slowly start planning your relocation and searching for moving companies Lynnwood as you will soon have another try with your kid.

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    At first, teenagers will surely show some resistance to your idea of moving

    Let your kids help you choose your next destination

    One of the best ways to help your children adjust to relocating from Lynnwood is to get them engaged. First of all, if you haven’t already decided where to move, you can enjoy spending time with children while choosing your next destination. Browsing through different cities and locations will surely help your children get more excited about the move.

    Let them search without your help. Make them find a good destination that they like. This will surely help them forget about the streets of Lynnwood. Of course, you do not have to accept their proposal. Make a list of good places to move and continue from there. The most important thing is to let your kid feel like he has a vote.

    Your kids can also help you find movers

    The next thing that you can also let your children help you is to find moving service Seattle. If you have older kids they will surely know better how to do online research. Because the internet is the place where you will search for movers. Your goal is to find a reliable moving company at an affordable price. However, it is not easy to find a reliable moving company that fits your description.

    This requires thorough internet research. And who will be better for this than your teenagers? Finally, when they make a selection of a few reputable moving companies, you can take over from there, get their estimates, compare the prices, and pick the best one. Also, if you are searching for storage units, Lynnwood. Make them find a few suitable options and you can go visit them and choose the one that fits your requirement.

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    Of course, toddlers cannot help you find movers, but teenagers surely can

    Choosing your new home can really help your kids adapt to moving from Lynnwood

    The next important thing that you need to do and where your kids can really be engaged is choosing your new home. When you start searching for a new home, you will have to browse through countless pages and to look at dozens of images, before you make your final decision. Kids will really enjoy this part. Let them make their requests and start your search together. However, be very careful when you do this. Especially if you didn’t accept their previous proposals regarding your destination.

    Nevertheless, you can turn this into a family meeting where everyone will have their say. Finally, the most important thing is to find a perfect home. A home that every member of your family will enjoy.

    Your kids can help you to pack and move if you let them

    When it comes to relocation itself, the best way to help your kids accept moving is to let them participate in the process. Of course, their tasks will depend on their age. If you have smaller kids, you can make a game and let them pack their toys, for example. On the other hand, teenagers can participate in almost every part of the move. Except maybe heavy lifting.

    Therefore, they can be of much greater help. And they will not have time to feel sour because of the move. Naturally, when you are letting your kids participate in the moving process the most important part is to make sure everything is safe. You do not want to risk an injury or damage.

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    Even the smallest kids can pack their toys

    Help them say a proper goodbye to their friends

    Finally, if your kid is feeling bad because of friends, maybe you can do something to help them feel better. Organize a gathering, go out, and do something fun together. You can organize a party or a short trip. Of course, everything depends on the age of your children. However, even though they will still feel sad, at least you will give them an opportunity to have something to remember and say a proper goodbye.

    It is possible to help your children adapt to moving

    As you can see, how you will help your children adapt to moving depends a lot on their age. However, with a lot of planning and engagement, you can create a miracle and even persuade a stubborn teenager that moving from Lynnwood doesn’t have to be so scary. In any case, good luck!

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