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 out of your parents’ home – how to do it right?

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Leaving your childhood home isn’t an easy thing to do. It’s emotional, daunting and very stress-inducing. After living with your parents your entire life, it’s hard to move away and begin your independent journey. However, moving out of your parents’ home is something that you’ll have to do sooner or later. So, if the time has come for you to find your own place and get out in the real world, you might be a little scared and overwhelmed. After all, finding the best moving company Washington isn’t the end of your worries. That’s why we wanted to help you by giving you some tips that can serve as a guide. Good luck!

Hire professional help

It doesn’t matter if you have experience with moving or not, hiring professional help is always a good idea. After all, the pros know best and they can help you complete your relocation without any complications.

Hire a realtor

Finding the perfect home for you can be difficult, especially if you’re doing it alone. Luckily, there’s a way you can make this entire process much easier. It’s simple – all you need to do is hire a good realtor.

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If you want to find an apartment you will love living in, you should consider hiring a realtor.

Real estate agents are there to help you find your dream home and make sure you’re happy with your first house. Obviously, your parents can also be the ones to help you make the right choice. But when it comes to finding good options, real estate agents are your best bet. After all, they have all the best listings and they know their way around the business.

Find good movers when moving out of your parents’ house

Professional movers are always here to help you achieve a successful relocation. They have way more experience and know-how than you, so they are able to make your move as smoothly as possible. Not only will you experience fewer moving issues with reliable movers by your side, but your relocation will also go by in a flash. So, start doing your research as quickly as possible. Find a moving company that is legitimate, trustworthy and puts its clients first. Also, look for movers who offer the services you need, whether that’s storage units Lynnwood or packing services. We’re sure you can find the right ones.

Define your budget and start saving on time

A crucial thing when you’re moving out of your parents’ home is having enough money in your savings account. That’s why you should start saving up on time so that you’re all ready for this big transition when the time comes. However, not only should you save some money, but you should also take the time to define your moving budget.

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If you want to be well-prepared for moving out, you should start saving up well in advance.

Once the move starts getting closer, you really need to start thinking about your moving budget. Firstly, you should see exactly how much money you’ve saved up. Then, you should do your best to calculate the moving costs. Of course, there are some moving expenses that you can’t predict, though. A good way to get an idea of your moving costs is by asking a moving company for moving quotes. This way, you’ll get an estimated price and you’ll know what to expect. Luckily, most companies will give you free moving estimates.

Involve your parents in the process

Even though you’re preparing to move out of your childhood home, you can still rely on your parents for help. As they probably have more experience than you with moving and renting/buying a place, they could be of huge help. If you have any doubts, questions or issues, you can turn to your parents. They can go look at apartments with you and give you their opinions and advice. Even though you’re beginning your independent life, it’s always nice to have someone to turn to in stressful situations.

Declutter before moving out of your parents’ home

When you’re living in your parents’ house, all of your things are probably crammed into one room. Before you start packing your life into cardboard boxes, you should go through all of your things. There are probably some items that you simply don’t need or want anymore. If so, you should get rid of them.

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Go through all of your clothes and other belongings and downsize before you start packing.

You don’t need to take absolutely everything you own when you’re moving out of your family home. If your parents don’t mind, you could even leave some things behind. But the important thing is that you declutter before you start packing. This will result in less packing, but also a lower price of moving. Movers will charge you by the weight of your boxes, so if you have less stuff, you’ll also pay less. Keep this in mind when you’re preparing for the move.

Start packing on time

Packing is a part of relocating that probably takes the most time. If you’re not hiring residential packing services, you need to start gathering all the supplies and packing on time. Because leaving your parents’ house is already an emotional and stressful process, you don’t need the pressure of packing last-minute on top of everything. So, take a few weeks to go through your stuff, declutter and start putting things away into boxes. This will save you some nerves and you won’t be as stressed.

Get ready to celebrate moving out of your parents’ home

Moving out of your parents’ home is quite a bittersweet moment. However, you should try to focus on the positive sides of this big life change. Get excited about your independence and make a list of things you’re looking forward to. Once you’re done with all the hard work and you’re all settled into your new home, you can throw a housewarming party and celebrate your success.

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