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

Moving off to college – how to handle it?

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    Starting college is the beginning of one of the most wondrous parts of your life. New places, new people, new ideologies – all of them converge at that one spot. It’s a glorious time and you’re in the middle of it all. But, it’s also a massive change. And change, inevitably, carries challenges and difficulties. Fortunately, you can make that exciting, too, even if this is your first time moving. After all, handling moving off to college is just one of many adventures you’ll embark on during this amazing period.

    Moving off to college will be easier with a professional team by your side

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    Take the time to enjoy before moving off to college. Let the movers handle the relocation.

    Moving, whether for college or otherwise, is always tough. There’s a virtually infinite number of things to handle, chores to do, decisions to make. And each one of them drains your time and energy – exactly the things you need to fuel the enthusiasm. So, why not save and focus both on something that matters? With moving services Seattle companies offer, this is all too easy to achieve.

    Trained and experienced professionals can take the majority of the process off of your hands, backs, and mind. That way you can freely enjoy this period. Do the things you love. Make a few more beautiful memories with your family. Hang out with friends and let them hype you up about moving off to college. All that, without ever giving thought to relocation chores.

    Set up a responsible budget

    We all know that “students are always broke”. It’s a standing joke that’s probably as old as time. Still, there’s some truth to it. Being away from home and your parents will certainly make you want to go a bit wild. Fun as it may be, it can also backfire. The next thing you know, you’re figuring out how to survive for a week on a single can of SPAM. An invaluable lesson, for sure, but far from what you should be learning in college. Therefore, learning how to budget properly should be one of your priorities. Of course, we’re not saying you shouldn’t have fun. You’re moving off to college, not monastery. Just that you should exercise restraint and responsibility.

    Bring a piece of home with you

    Settling in after the move can feel daunting, at first. A new environment is always strange, and can even feel hostile, at times. But, you can easily remedy that. You just need an anchor, a connection to the familiar. So, one of the first steps you should take after movers bring your stuff in is to personalize your living space. Make it feel cozy and welcome. Hang a few pictures, or make a photo collage to remind you of good old times. In other words, make it feel like home.

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    A photo wall is an amazing way to keep the memories alive. And it doesn’t take up much space!

    However, there’s one thing to be mindful of here, and it concerns the pre-move preparation. Don’t go crazy with “how much home” you’re bringing with you. Although moving companies Marysville WA houses won’t have trouble relocating all your stuff, you’ll have trouble finding where to put them. As a college student, you’ll almost certainly, share the room with someone. And that someone will also want to personalize their space. So, you may find yourselves running out of it sooner, rather than later.

    An alternative

    Students are extremely resourceful. So, we have no doubt you’ll manage to find ingenious ways to cramp up even more stuff in your room. And that’s exactly the problem: cramping. It will hinder your daily routine, and can even negatively reflect on your productivity.

    Still, sometimes this is simply impossible to avoid. So, if you feel like you’re running out of space, renting self storage Seattle movers manage is an excellent option. This minor investment will make your life so much more comfortable. And, if you want to go by even cheaper, talk to your roomie (or a few of them), and rent together. That way, you can cut more costs, making them miserly. But, if you do this, make sure everybody’s on the same page: “Shared storage, shared obligation”. Otherwise, you may end up a “storage maid” for your roommates.

    Stay in touch with old friends…

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    There’s nothing as satisfying as sharing new experiences with old friends.

    Without a doubt, one of the toughest challenges to overcome when moving off to college is parting with old friends. The time you spent together and the experiences you shared are an oasis of calm in a storm this change entails. Even though you’re parting ways, you can still support each other. So, make a deal to stay in touch. Today, with all the messaging apps, it’s easier than ever. And don’t forget to pick a mandatory once-a-year (or more) get-together date, to reminisce about old times and share new experiences.

    … but make a whole lot of new ones, too!

    A thing you’ll have the opportunity to do a lot in college is making new friends. And, you should! It’s the best way to grow as a person. So, don’t be shy. Because, here’s the thing – it’s not only you who’s new there. Everybody is. So, you already have at least one thing in common. So, put yourself out there and you’ll have a whole lot of new friends in no time. Join a club, take up a cause, or simply approach and say: “Hi!” You’ll be surprised how open to new acquaintances everybody is at college.

    Study and study a lot!

    No – we don’t mean to nag you. We’re sure you’ve had a fair fill of that already. A college is a place of learning. And, we’re not talking about the subjects you chose only. But learning to grow as a person. In college, you’ll have every opportunity to do that. So, focus on your studies, but don’t forget everything else. Study people, their opinions, cultures, way of thinking, way of life. Learn about places you visit and find those you would want to visit. Discover new skills, passions. Be bold. Take risks. Get out of your comfort zone. After all, that’s what moving off to college is all about.

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