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 plan a post-moving cleanup

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    You’ve finally transported all of your items to your dream home. Whether you have moved to a distant location or just down the block, you are probably feeling ecstatic at this very moment. But before you can settle into your new home and start enjoying your brand new life, there’s one oftentimes dreaded thing that you have to do – clean up. As a licensed moving company Washington loves, we are more than qualified to talk about different moving matters. Thus, we will give you an idea of how to plan a post-moving cleanup so that you can finally put your relocation behind you and proceed with more pleasant events.

    Plan a post-moving cleanup before the move

    Did you know that how quickly you manage to clean your home after the move mostly depends on what you do before the moving day? Let’s say you are moving halfway across the world. You know that your tasks include packing, looking through different freight companies Seattle has to offer, and shopping for packing supplies. But what you aren’t aware of is that you should actually deal with two very important tasks at this point – decluttering and cleaning. That’s right – we hate to inform you that cleaning won’t just be a part of your post-move days, as it will be a part of your pre-move days, as well.

    A cup of coffee next to a personal planner to help you plan a post-moving cleanup.
    Since your schedule will be pretty hectic, there’s a chance that you will run out of time.

    Bear in mind that cleaning your furniture before the move will help you cut down on the work that awaits after the move. And if you think that you are tired now, just wait to see how tired you will be once your relocation ends and your international movers Seattle unload your items at the new location. You’ll be glad that you took the extra step the days before your move.

    Gather your cleaning supplies right away

    Once you arrive at your new home, you are most likely not going to be willing to go to the supermarket to supply yourself with the necessary cleaning supplies. This is the moment when you will be occupied with different tasks, such as unpacking and deciding which of your items to put into Seattle storage. That’s why we suggest you do the mandatory shopping trip ahead of time. Go to your local store and pick up the supplies you think will be necessary for the post-moving cleanup. Bear in mind that it’s completely up to you to decide which items will make their way into your shopping cart. However, we do want to suggest you consider some of the following items:

    • Furniture polish
    • Disinfecting cleaner
    • Glass cleaner
    • Dusting cloths
    • A mop

    Bear in mind that your post-relocation cleaning spree doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You just need to remove any dust from your items, as well as get the property itself in pristine condition. That brings us to our next subject.

    Gloves and cleaning supplies.
    Supply yourself with the necessary products ahead of your move, as that’s the last thing you will want to think about.

    Start cleaning while your house is empty

    If you are planning a post-moving cleanup, which you really should, then we suggest you don’t wait for your items to be delivered to the new address to start cleaning. What you should do is take a day or two to go to your property while it’s still empty. Try to wipe the floors and clean up all of the surfaces. Once you are done with your floors, make sure you protect them by placing old newspapers or covers so that your movers won’t ruin your freshly cleaned floors. Of course, this only applies if you are moving locally to Seattle and are able to visit your property ahead of time. However, if you are moving to a distant location, you might not be able to arrive a day or two ahead of time. In such a situation, you have no other choice but to deal with cleaning after your move.

    Room-by-room or task-by-task – you decide

    There isn’t a right or wrong way to clean your home. With that being said, you will definitely want to choose a method of cleaning and stick with it. It’s always easier to do things once you know what your next move is. Most people decide to clean their homes after their local relocation in Bellevue, Everett, or Seattle by tackling one room at a time. With that method, you will pick a room to start with (which is most often the kitchen), and you will work your way to other areas of the house. It might help you to know that people usually decide to end their post-move cleaning spree with the bathroom. That’s a place with only a few surfaces that need to be scrubbed.

    Special tip: always replace the toilet seat, shower curtains, and sink handles. Some surfaces simply can’t be clean enough, no matter how much you work on sanitizing them. Replacing them won’t put a lot of burden on your budget.

    A clean and white bathroom.
    The bathroom is an area of the house you will want to pay special attention to.

    Do you feel like the room-by-room approach isn’t the right one for you? Then you could opt for the task-by-task cleaning method. Once you plan a post-moving cleanup, decide which tasks you want to handle first. Is it dusting? Vacuuming? Scrubbing the floors? Make a list of things you need to do, and get to work. If you decide to scrub the floors first, then get the floors clean in the entire house. Then move on with the next task on your list – you get the gist.

    The bottom line

    You might want to plan a post-moving cleanup before the actual moving date. Relocation is an event where you want to plan everything in advance. Trust us – you will definitely not be in the mood for even more planning once your movers leave your property. Besides, you deserve to have some rest after the day you just had. You can get on with cleaning after you have had your rest.

     

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