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 prepare furniture for shipping from Redmond

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    Handling furniture during a move can be a very tiresome experience, in most cases. First, there is the matter of pushing and shoving it around the house, trying to dodge other pieces of furniture. Then, there is the matter of carrying it down the stairs and trying to find a spot for it in the moving truck. But before all that, you have to pack the furniture the right way to avoid damage. Before you start shipping your furniture from Redmond, you need to prepare it. This means you have to do everything you can before the best movers in Seattle arrive to handle your relocation. And this is where we come in, with this helpful guide. It will be of great use to you even if you are planning a DIY move. Whatever the case may be, your main priority is to get your furniture to the new home safe and in one piece.

    With the right tools and a solid plan, moving furniture is a breeze
    couch and nightstand in a living room

    While you’re focused on the safety of your furniture, you also need to think about your own safety and not get injured. Now, before you do anything, you need to get ready for work. To prepare furniture for shipping from Redmond, we recommend making a complete moving list. Write down all of your furniture pieces and sort them by priority. Packing your bed, for example, should be the last task, since you still need to sleep in it. The study room table, on the other hand, can be among the first items you pack. While making the moving list, think about what you can do to secure your items in the best way. In addition, consider how long it would take to dismantle the bigger pieces of furniture.

    With the right tools, every job is easier

    Usually, all you need for a move is a few solid boxes, stretch tape, and bubble wrap, and some packing tape to secure everything. While these materials, paired with the help of one the best moving companies Redmond WA are enough in most cases, this doesn’t apply here. Your mission is to prepare furniture for shipping from Redmond, meaning these standard materials simply won’t cut it. Here are a couple of things you’ll need to effectively prepare and pack furniture for your move:

    • Plastic covers for sofas and mattresses
    • Ziplock bags for screws, bolts, and other furniture parts
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • Bubblewrap, packing peanuts, and stretch wrap
    • Basic tools for the household, like screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches

    First and foremost, the tools are crucial for this move. Screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers will help you disassemble furniture and eventual doors quickly and without effort. With the ziplock bags, you won’t have to worry about losing the small parts that keep your furniture together. The soft and protective bubble wrap helps keep your table legs and wooden parts safe from scratches and dings. It is also a good idea to equip yourself with a dolly with wheels, and some ratchet straps, just so moving the furniture is easier.

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    Basic household tools make dismantling furniture simple and easy!

    Before you prepare furniture for shipping from Redmond, measure your home

    Yes, you heard that’s right, measure your home. Even if you make a solid moving plan, it won’t have many purposes if your items can’t leave the house. It is, of course, possible to move the furniture from your home, since you got everything in it somehow. Before you even think about moving any of the furniture, you need to see if it can fit through the doors and the hallways of your home, all the way to the truck.

    Disassembling your furniture is needed in some cases, while in others it isn’t, and this largely depends on the situation. Keep in mind that knowing the dimensions of your home and passages will greatly help shipping companies in Seattle, once you hire them to carry your items. If a piece of furniture is fairly light and can fit through a door without much struggling, you won’t have to dismantle it.

    Once everything is prepared you can start breaking down and packing furniture

    At this point, you’ll have to get ready for some hard work. Get plenty of rest the night before and start early, since you will be active for the rest of the day. Start dismantling all parts that you can, and if it is available, use the assembly instructions to help you. Individual pieces such as table legs or chair handles should be wrapped in bubble wrap or towels. It is also advised not to clean your furniture before shipping it for the city of Redmond. You’ll save time since you will have to clean your new home once you move in regardless. During dismantling, put nuts, bolts, screws, and springs into ziplock bags so you don’t lose them. Leather chairs and sofas should be wrapped in plastic covers to prevent dust or moisture damage.

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    Packing your moving truck is an important step, so be focused while doing it!

    Just be careful not to apply tape directly to the leather, since adhesives might damage it. Once you finish all of this, you can move on to the truck loading part. Even though this step is the last, it is not the least important.

    Start from the back of the truck, and fill it with the largest, and heaviest items first. Smaller and lighter items and pieces of furniture should follow. Just as you packed furniture, do the same with your boxed items. Big and heavy on the bottom, small and light on top. Once everything is on the truck, make sure everything is stable and snug. Just as professional local Seattle movers do, be sure to closely inspect how everything is loaded. Use towels or blankets to fill any gaps to prevent movement during transit. With these handy tips, you’ll be able to prepare your furniture and belongings for shipping from Redmond like a pro!

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