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 safely declutter during the pandemic

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    The coronavirus pandemic has influenced our lives a lot this year. One of the most distinctive changes that we’ve all experienced is spending more time in our homes. And when you are in your home, most of the time you start noticing things that you haven’t noticed before, such as the excess items that are cluttering your living space. Still, regardless of whether you were planning to declutter for a long time or you just came to this idea during the lockdown, now could be a perfect time to do it. If you are planning to deal with all your excess belongings, our Washington movers have created a useful guide that should help you safely declutter during the pandemic. Keep on reading to learn more and stay safe.

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    Decluttering is hard, especially during the pandemic

    How your decluttering will go depends a lot on the situation

    The decluttering process is very dependant on the type of space you are trying to clear out and the goal you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are moving and want to lower the price of the move, removing the heaviest and bulkiest items is a great cost-saver, even if you hired one of the top-rated movers Bainbridge Island.

    On the other hand, if you are decluttering your storage unit, the weight of your items doesn’t have a significant role in deciding whether to throw them out or not. Size and usefulness, on the other hand, are the things that you should consider. If you want to make more room, simply get rid of the biggest items and those that you are not going to use ever again.

    Start on time and prepare a plan to safely declutter during the pandemic

    When you are decluttering, it can take a lot of time, of course, depending on the size of your space and the number of items that you need to remove. That is why you need to make sure that you have enough time to finish decluttering so that you do not end up living in even worse clutter than you started with.

    The smart thing to do is to go through each and every item that you have in your home and try to make an estimate on the time required to finish the job. Also, it would be good if you had some sort of a plan that you would follow. This is the best way to stay on track and not waste time, especially if you are preparing for a move and you want to be ready when your cross country movers Seattle arrive.

    Start gradually and avoid exerting yourself

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    There is no need to exhaust yourself, especially during these trying times.

    When it comes to decluttering today, in the midst of the pandemic, you need to do it gradually and start small. If you have spent the last six months locked down in your home, chances are that you are not in such good shape. You could easily overstrain yourself and end up surrounded by even greater clutter than you started off with. Once you get rid of the smaller items, take a day or two to rest and continue the work. That is the best and safest way to clean up your space during the lockdown. So, tailor your plan accordingly and coordinate it through the course of days and even weeks, if you need to.

    Start with junk – finish with the bulkiest items

    To safely declutter during the lockdown, you first need to decide what items are causing the problem and taking up all that space that you need. We went through different situations. Now, we will take a look at the particular items that you need to remove in order to free up more space and how to do it safely. Of course, junk is the first thing that you need to get rid of.

    No matter how clean or neat your space is, everyone has some junk that they accumulated over time. Then, once you finish getting rid of all the junk, you can start looking for items that you are not using anymore. We all have some old magazines and equipment, pieces of electronics from the past time, or old clothes that you will never use again and that are taking your precious space. You should go ahead and free yourself of those items as well, seeing as you won’t be using or needing them.

    Finally, pay attention to the biggest items (and heaviest if you are preparing for a move) that are taking the most space in your storage. However, they are most difficult to handle. If you are doing this on your own, you will probably need to consider hiring a professional junk removal team to give you a hand.

    Rent a portable storage unit to safely declutter during the pandemic

    If you are doing this during the pandemic, the safest way to do it is to rent our portable storage Seattle. The storage unit will be delivered in front of your home and all you have to do is to load it up with your excess items. Once you are done, our team will take it and transport it to the storage facility. This is the easiest way to declutter but also, during the pandemic, it is the safest way since it is a contactless way to store belongings. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage will leave the container in front of your home and once you load it up, they will pick it up without coming to close contact with you at any time.

    Plan the process, take it slowly, and utilize smart solutions

    And that is the best way to safely declutter during the pandemic. Remember, plan the process, take it gradually, and rent a portable storage unit so you do not have to deal with anyone outside of your close circle.

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