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 holiday decorations

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    With that time of the year just around the corner, another thing that comes right after it is cleaning up. It is rather odd when you come to think of it. All that euphoria and preparations only for one special day of the year, and it’s all over the following morning. What is left, however, is packing up and storing away all those decorations. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle is always glad to help with some useful advice, ensuring that you store holiday decorations properly for next year’s celebrations.

    A Christmas tree with white ornaments
    No need to hurry with storing holiday decorations. Take your time and address this task of your own accord.

    To assist you with preparing your holiday decorations for self storage Seattle, we have collected these few tips you are certain to find useful. Feel free to take your time, as there is no need to hurry with disassembling your whole holiday décor in just one day. On the contrary, we urge you to take as much time as you need and enjoy your creations for as long as you deem fit.

    Plastic boxes are your best option whenever storing is involved

    Storage units are a great way to keep the goods you seldom use safe, yet away. After all, nobody likes living in a cluttered home. Now, while your goods are stored, that does not mean you won’t ever use them again, which is the case with your holiday decorations. And, you will probably want to be able to reach them easily and without much time spent in searching. That is why going for see-through containers are your best option.

    • We suggest that you sort your ornaments based on their color. Then, place them accordingly in clear gallon bags from your kitchen. You can then place those bags in one large box, making sure to label the package.
    • Avoid getting long strings of garland getting twisted around your holiday decorations by storing these beads in a plastic water bottle. Plan to store two strings of beads per container.
    • One more see-through material you will have great use of is stretch wrap. Truth be told, in this case, its greatest value does not lie in the fact that you can see through it. Namely, you will use it to keep your artificial tree clean and protected for as long as necessary. When you disassemble your tree, see that you generously wrap it with stretch wrap. And, when the time comes to decorate it next year, simply slice up the side of the wrap, and fluff the branches into shape.

    Creative tips and useful tricks you can use to store your holiday decorations

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    If you want your decorations to last you for a long time, make sure to provide proper protection before storing them.

    You really cannot get around acquiring quality packing materials when storing your holiday decorations. While you won’t be needing as much of them as you would in the case of moving, what you don’t want to save up on is their quality. Namely, your belongings will remain there for a whole year. With this in mind, it would be smart and responsible to provide the proper protection with quality materials. Luckily, the vast majority of storing companies have these at very affordable prices.

    However, what you will be glad to know is that you already have some things at your home you can also use for storing your holiday items:

    • Use disposable cardboard to wrap your lights around it. It will keep them neatly sorted, and tangling-free.
    • Egg cartons are great for tiny trinkets, so consider wrapping the most fragile ones in tissue paper before placing each into a slot.
    • Pop by your local liquor store and see whether they have box separators. These will do great for your larger yet more delicate ornaments. Wrap each with tissue paper as well before placing it in its slot in the box.
    • Plastic produce containers or shoeboxes can be a great option for bigger baubles, while paper-towel tubes are superb for garlands.
    • Plastic cups are also a clever option for keeping your ornaments safe while they are in storage. You can even go so far as to glue each cup into a cardboard box, preventing any shifting from occurring.

    Don’t forget these tips should you decide to move

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    All fragile goods require additional protection. Following this logic, when packing your holiday decorations, you need to ensure all is ready for the upcoming road.

    As you have certainly noticed, all of these tips that will help you store holiday decorations can also serve a great purpose in the time of relocation. Just as you would want to ensure your belongings are safe in storage, you would want the same for the transportation process. Luckily, in the latter case, you can lean on moving services Seattle. With professional movers and packers taking care of this important task, you will have nothing to worry about.

    Still, should you decide to take care of the packing on your own, you have these tips to fall back on. All that will be left for your movers is to transport the goods, and the most reliable and efficient ones will find that to be a simple job.

    Take your time and enjoy your holidays

    Now that you have this knowledge under your belt, you will find that you won’t need much effort to store holiday decorations. That being said, feel free to postpone it for as long as you like. Our tips allow you not only to ensure safe storage but also to allocate minimal time to do it right. All you will have to find is quality storing and packing material. Still, with professional moving companies close by, that too won’t be an issue.

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