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 stay healthy during your move

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    Going through a relocation process is a taxing experience, both for your mind and your body. If you want to stay healthy during your move, you will need to create a proper plan of action, as well as prepare your meal schedule beforehand. Your body will require more nutrients on the day of the move, as well. Of course, hiring professional movers such as Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage will make the entire relocation process a lot easier. But even if you have them assist you, it is entirely possible that you will need to be more active than usual. In this article, we will go over all the things that you can do to ensure that you are as healthy as possible during your relocation.

    Tips to stay healthy during your move

    Here is what you will need to do to remain in peak health condition:

    • Create a plan.
    • Make a schedule for your meals.
    • Eat a nutritious breakfast if you want to stay healthy during your move.
    • Snacks will keep your energy levels up.
    • Keep a fruit basket in the kitchen.
    • Stay healthy during your move – Stay hydrated!

    Follow all of your doctor’s instructions if you have them, overriding the things above when necessary. Everybody is different and you might want to take its particular needs into account, as well. While one of the Issaquah moving companies will do most of the work, you may need to lift an item or two here and there, as well as move around and provide instructions. It is vital that you know what your limits are, and respect them. And you also want to be in a proper mental state. Thus, your first task needs to be to:

    Create a plan

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    Every successful venture starts with a good plan.

    Going into the unknown produces stress and can cause a feeling of fear. For this reason, relocations are just about the most stressful situations you can find yourself in. There are many uncertainties, which make for great fear and stress breeding ground. But you can fight them by creating a solid plan, and perhaps a backup plan.

    You want to be in control and to know what will be happening at each stage of your relocation process. Work with your long distance movers Seattle and finalize a plan of action before the moving day comes. Even if you are leaving most of the details to them, you will still want to know about the general “flow” of the process. That way, you will not be staring at something unknown but something planned. And that will make you feel better.

    Make a schedule for your meals

    When your relocation starts in earnest, a couple of days before the moving day, it may get hard to maintain a proper schedule for your meals. Therefore, you need to account for that and create a new, temporary, schedule that will take you through those couple of days. You want to make sure that you are eating properly, and not risk feeling ill or weak when it really matters.

    Yes, you can hire a plethora of special services from your movers, and have even less to do on a moving day, but you will still need to make the trip to your new home. And you want to be at your best when you arrive, so you can start your “new life” on the right foot, so to say. Having proper meals at regular intervals will help you with that.

    Eat nutritious breakfast if you want to stay healthy during your move

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    A nutritious breakfast is a great way to start the day!

    Speaking of meals, the most important meal of the moving day will be your breakfast. Usually, your movers are going to arrive early and start dealing with the relocation necessities. You will spend a lot of energy at that time, and it is vital that you have somewhere to draw it from.

    Therefore, do not simply have a small bite and call it a meal, prepare something nutritious that will keep your energy levels high until lunch. The exact “menu” is up to you, it is only important that it provides you with enough energy. You may want to include more carbs than usual, as they will provide you with an immediate energy boost.

    Snacks will keep your energy level up!

    Depending on your activity throughout the day, you may need a “boost” here and there. For that reason, you may want to prepare some snacks ahead of time. Again, they can be anything that you are used to, or want to eat, but they need to provide you with additional energy when you require it. There are many products on today’s market and there is something for everyone, regardless of their food disposition.

    Keep a fruit basket in the kitchen

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    Pack your favorite fruit in a basket, and snack away!

    If you can stomach fruit, create a fruit basket and place it in the kitchen. Fruit makes for a perfect snack for the moving day, and your moving crew might appreciate it as well. Whenever you pass by, you can grab something from it. That way, you will keep a steady supply of energy for the entirety of the relocation process. And fruit is healthy for you, to begin with.

    Stay healthy during your move – Stay hydrated!

    Lastly, the most important thing to remember is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is best, of course, but you can supplement it with other products, too. Try to avoid plenty of sugary drinks, though, as they may have a negative impact. Even a can of soda is perfectly fine, provided that you did not take other sugars previously. But pure water is always best. Our body gets everything that it needs from it, as far as fluids are concerned. Combine that with a proper meal, and you will stay healthy during your move without a single issue!

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