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 pack and move a flat screen TV

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    One of the trickier parts of the relocation process is making sure that your large, flat screen TV is safe and sound. After all, you might have invested quite a bit of money into it and you want to make sure that nothing happens to it. The obvious choice is to hire one of the best movers Seattle to take care of it for you, but you can do it on your own with a bit of guidance. In this article, we will be providing that guidance for you, and teach you how to pack and move a flat screen TV without any issues.

    Pack and move a flat screen TV in 5 easy steps

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    A large, flat screen TV, can be quite tricky to relocate.

    The fact of the matter is that you simply can’t fit a TV into a standard moving box, load it into the truck, and call it a day. What you need to do is the following:

    1. Obtain the necessary supplies
    2. Prepare the flat screen for packing
    3. Pack the TV the right way
    4. Moving the flat screen TV
    5. Unpacking

    By going through these steps in order, you will all but guarantee that your TV “survives” the relocation process completely intact. But if you are planning to utilize one of the Seattle storage solutions and need to prepare your TV for a longer stay, there might be additional steps. If that is the case, you will want to communicate with your moving company and take the appropriate measures.

    Step 1 – Obtaining the supplies you will need

    Ideally, you will use the original packaging, the one that your TV came in. These containers and packing materials are perfect for relocating a flat screen over long distances. If you have saved the original packaging, much of the work is already done. All you are going to need is some wrapping and a bit of tape.

    But if you don’t happen to have the original packaging on hand, you can look into flat panel TV kits. Any larger moving company Washington has on offer will be able to provide you with them. You can also invest in a flat screen TV cover to maximize the protection. Furniture pads are also a great idea, as they will minimize the risk of any bumps or hits on your TV during transport. Of course, box tape and wrapping supplies are absolutely required. At a minimum, you will want to have two boxes, one that will serve as an “inner box” and the other that will be the “outer box”.

    Step 2 to pack and move a flat screen TV – Preparation

    Moving a large flat screen TV is all about proper preparation. The first thing that you may want to do is take plenty of photos. Focus on the connections and “what goes in where”. This will allow you to have an easy reference when setting everything up. It is much easier to take a photo now than it is to figure out the connections after you relocate.

    some of the possible boxes that can be used to pack and move a flat screen TV
    Make sure to find appropriate boxes.

    After that, unplug everything from the TV, power cord and all. You will want to roll the power cord in a neat coil to minimize any chances of damage during transport. If your set has any stands or legs, this is the time to remove them. You will only need a screwdriver for this task. If you happen to need specialized equipment, communicate with your local movers Seattle and they may be able to provide it for you. Make sure that you place all the screws in the same bag/box, and tape it from the outside.

    If you have obtained a flat screen TV cover, now’s the time to place it. It will provide your screen with additional protection against scratches, dust, and small bumps.

    Step 3 – Packing the TV

    First of all, make sure that the TV is standing upright. You also might want to secure an extra pair of hands for this step. You will start by sliding the TV into the inner section of the box. After that, slide the outer section over the end of the TV that is exposed.

    Now is the time to utilize those furniture pads. If you don’t have any, you can use towels or sheets to a similar effect. What you want to do is fill any free spaces that you see between the box and the TV. Shake the box somewhat to see if there is any “wiggle room” inside. If there is, add a bit more padding. Lastly, you are going to use the box tape to secure the both inner and outer sections of the box together.

    Step 4 – How to move the TV safely

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    Be careful when handling the box.

    The most important thing about moving the TV is that you always keep it upright. This will prevent any bumps and vibrations from endangering the screen. You may also want to store the flat screen between two sturdy, flat, objects. A couple of mattresses are ideal for this purpose. Basically, you want to ensure that the TV does not have any space to move, in any direction.

    Alternatively, if you don’t have any items you can use for this purpose, you can utilize a tie-down strap for securing the TV box. After that is done, you are ready to move your TV to its new location!

    Step 5 to pack and move a flat screen TV – Unpacking

    We know that this is getting familiar, but keep the TV in the upright position at all times. Until you are ready to unbox it, keep it upright and leaned on a wall or similar space. Use scissors or even a box cutter to remove the tape from the box, before pulling the outer section of the box away. You might need another person to help you remove the inner box from the outer, so make sure that there is someone present.

    And that’s about it! Now you know how exactly to pack and move a flat screen TV, without any issues! Best of luck and happy moving!

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