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 items during a home renovation in Lynnwood

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One of the problems that you will face when remodeling or renovating your entire household is the challenge of storing your items. Of course, if you are doing a partial renovation, you can probably manage without emptying out your home entirely. But if you are doing a complete renovation, then you have to know how to handle your household belongings and find a suitable place to store them. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage offers this simple guide on how to store items during a home renovation in Lynwood.

Things to do when you want to store items during a home renovation

A home renovation is a complicated and stressful process. There are so many things that you have to think about, organize, and execute. One thing that isn’t directly related to the renovation process but is also very complicated is emptying your home. Unfortunately, this is something that you cannot avoid doing. But before you start searching for suitable storage units Lynwood, there are a few things that you need to do.

  • Prepare a plan
  • Get rid of the junk
  • Make a list of your items
  • Gather packing supplies
  • Pack your items
  • Rent a suitable storage space
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A storage unit is probably where you will store items during a home renovation

Prepare a plan before you start with anything

You probably already have a plan concerning your home renovation. But since storing your belongings during a home renovation is such a complicated process as well, you need to have a mini-plan concerning this matter. This plan should mostly concern items that you planning to keep in your home after the renovation is complete. And deciding which items to get rid of and how. Also, you should explore available storage options. See if there are moving companies Lynwood WA that offer storage space. Search for the cheapest packing supplies and so on. Of course, you can do all this without preparing a written plan. But if you write it down and have it in front of you at all times it will help you to be more efficient and finish everything without any glitches.

How to get rid of the junk before home renovation

Getting rid of the junk before the home renovation is difficult. Because your home will be completely new, usually many items end up on the shoot list. Of course, you are the only one who decides which items are going to the junk pile. But if you gather enough items, you could even organize a yard sale to give a small aid to your renovation budget. Bear in mind, though, that you need a lot of time to organize a successful yard sale. So if you are planning to, make sure that you have at least a month at your disposal. If, on the other hand, you have only a few items to get rid of, you can try to sell them online. Or you can give them to charity.

When you want to store items during a home renovation you need to make an inventory list

Once you removed excess items, you can start preparing the rest of your stuff for storage. The first thing that you need to do is to make a list of every item that is going to the storage unit. This list will give you a clue on how big your Seattle storage unit. You will get a clue on the number of boxes that you’ll need. And it is good to know exactly which items are currently stored. You can use a pen and paper to make your list. But it is better if you find and download some inventory app for this. They are a better and much easier solution. And you can take photos of your items as well.

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Make a list of items that you plan to store.

Gather packing supplies

After you make a list of items, you can start thinking about packing supplies. Since you are not storing your items long term, you do not have to buy the most expensive packing materials on the market. Plain cardboard boxes and bubble plastic sheeting will be perfect. Of course, do not forget a few rolls of packing tape, some plastic bags, and labels for fragile stuff. The shipping and transport crew has to know which boxes require special attention. One problem that you might encounter is determining the right number of boxes. For this, you can use one of the moving box calculators that are available online.

You can hire professionals or pack on your own

After you gather packing materials it is time to pack your stuff. This is also a tiring and stressful process. Luckily there is a way to get around it. You can hire a professional packing service that will bring their own packing materials and pack your items securely and quickly. Of course, this service costs. So if you do not want to pay, you will have to sweat a little and pack your stuff on your own. If you ever moved before, then you probably know how to do it. If you are packing for the first time, there are a few things to bear in mind.

Cardboard boxes are sturdy and great for protecting your items. Still, they are not indestructible. So pay attention not to overload them. Make sure that packed items cannot move inside the box. Use something to fill empty gaps. Use bubble plastic to protect your most sensitive items. Finally, do not forget to properly label boxes with fragile items.

Cardboard boxes
If you do not want to pack, you can hire professionals

Where to store items during a home renovation

In the end, you just have to decide where to store items during a home renovation. Of course, storage units are something that first comes to your mind. But have you thought about renting a portable storage container? They are great for situations like this. The storage company will deliver it to your doorstep so you can easily load it. And you can decide whether you want your items to be there so you can use them or you want the company to take them to their facility.

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