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 store collectibles safely

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Collecting different kinds of items is in human nature. For some, gathering collectibles is something they do out of passion while for others it is a way of gaining profit. But you know what? Even if your collection is worth just a couple of pennies, it can still be priceless to you. So, when the need for storing these items emerges, you will want to be ready for it. Worry not, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has got your back! Keep reading and you will learn how to store collectibles in the simplest and safest possible manner.

Follow our guidelines and you won’t have to deal with problems during the storing period.

Analyze what you want to keep and get rid of the rest

People collect so many different items. But, regardless of the type of items that are being collected, every collector has the same goal – to keep their possessions in the best possible condition. This is exactly why every collector needs to learn how to store collectibles the right way. It is really important to understand that finding moving companies in Lynnwood, WA which offer quality storage facilities isn’t the only thing you should do in order to store safely. You also need to prepare your belongings for the storing period to ensure they will stay intact during it.

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Separate the items you don’t need anymore and give them to someone in need

If you are like any other collector, then your home is probably drowning in items you have collected over the years. So, if you are thinking about storing them, you will have to declutter first. This means you should go through your entire collection and get rid of items you don’t need anymore. We understand that this can be a bit overwhelming but there is really no point in storing something you don’t need. You don’t even have to throw these items away! If those items aren’t damaged and can still be used, consider donating them.

Opt for temperature-sensitive storage facilities to safely store your collectibles

After decluttering, you will be ready for the next step – finding storage units Lynnwood of the finest quality. To store collectibles properly, you will need to find a well-maintained and safe storage unit. And this process shouldn’t be rushed. Trust us, the worst thing you can do is to get the first storage unit you stumble upon!

Keep in mind that storage units come in various sizes. So, you will need to figure out which size suits your needs the most. In addition to this, if your collectibles are temperature sensitive, you will have to protect them from extreme temperatures. You can do that just by getting facilities with climate control. These are only some of the things you need to take into consideration when choosing a storage unit. But, don’t worry. You are not alone in this. Experts can help you find a storage unit that will be the right fit for your collectibles.

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Climate-controlled storage facilities can keep safe items that are sensitive to extreme temperatures

Heed our experts’ advice on how to store collectibles

Storing collectibles can be a bit tricky. Unfortunately for you, most collectibles are very sensitive and can easily get damaged. This is why they need to be handled with extra care! Every item you intend to store needs to be prepared and protected to avoid any unpleasant surprises. To help you out, we have listed a couple of tips and tricks on how you can store collectibles as our pros do it. Some of them are even eco-friendly storage tips!

General tips for storing collectibles

Even though each item comes with its own set of storing rules that need to be followed, there are also some general guidelines that can be of use to every person who wants to store their collections. Let’s take a look at some of the most important ones.

  • Don’t store collectibles alongside your other possessions. To avoid clutter and to keep your storage unit organized, it would be best to use it either for your collectibles or for other, seasonable items.
  • Keep your collectibles away from the direct sunlight. Items that are exposed to direct sunlight can get seriously damaged! Luckily, in most storage units, your collectibles will be protected from sun exposure.
  • Choosing the right packing supplies is of the utmost importance. Every item you want to store needs to be fully protected and wrapped with proper packing supplies. Thus, don’t be stingy on getting quality packing supplies.
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Learn about the most useful storing tips from the comfort of your home

Item-specific tips for storing collectibles

So, we have covered the general tips for storing collectibles safely. Now, let’s focus on some of the most common items people collect. Here is how you can store them properly.

  • Antiques – You need to clean antique furniture and give it a wax treatment before you place it inside a storage unit. Also, if you have wood furniture, cover it with cotton sheets instead of plastic or paper wraps. Cotton will allow your wood furniture pieces to breathe.
  • Vintage clothing pieces – These pieces are a great way of making a fashion statement wherever you go. But, they can start to deteriorate very quickly if you don’t take care of them. If you plan to store them, make sure they are dry and clean. Avoid using wire hangers since they can start to rust over time. And, clothing pieces also need to breathe so don’t place them in plastic bags. Instead, use old sheets or pillowcases.
  • Musical instruments – If you are thinking about storing musical instruments, make sure to get informed about it. They need to be broken into sections and placed inside a hard case. Wrap every piece in packing paper or other protective material. When it comes to big instruments, such as pianos, they need to be transferred to the storage unit carefully. They can easily get damaged so it would be best to put moving professionals in charge of this task.
  • Comic books and trading cards – You will need a separate sleeve for every comic book and a trading card you own. They need to be kept in places with cool temperatures so it would be best to get a storage unit with climate control. Also, humidity levels should be around 50%.

There you have it, these are the most important tips that will help you store collectibles safely. If you need any help or you want to rent a quality storage unit, make sure to get in touch with us! We will gladly help you keep your precious belongings safe and secure.

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