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 tips for people with disabilities

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    Moving to another place brings many challenges – finding a new home, figuring out how to relocate everything you own, finding reliable Washington movers, saying goodbye to loved ones. The list just goes on and on! This is an event that is difficult for everyone, no matter their age or place in life. But, for people with disabilities, these challenges become even bigger. This doesn’t mean that a disability should be the reason for avoiding the relocation process. If we’ve learned anything from life, it’s that people with disabilities can accomplish great things and overcome any challenge life throws at them. The same goes for the challenges of relocation. So, instead of avoiding the move, take a look at the moving tips for people with disabilities that we provided in this guide. Follow them and you will move hassle-free.

    How can our moving tips help people with disabilities?

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    By getting informed about the move, you keep problems away from it

    This guide is here to show that no matter how relocations are challenging, anyone can move and make this process easier. Whether you opt to put movers Edmonds WA in charge or relocate on your own, our tips will still be useful to you.

    People with disabilities might need some additional help during the relocation, depending on the type of disability. This is why it’s a good idea to ask your relatives or friends whether they can help out during the move. The more help you have, the simpler your relocation will be. This is a rule that applies to everyone who’s moving their belongings to a different location and not just people with disabilities.

    Our moving tips for people with disabilities explain the relocation process to the tiniest detail. After reading them, you will see that one relocation is not so different from another – every move needs to be planned and every move becomes simpler when there are professionals helping you out.

    Important things to do before the relocation

    So, you’re getting ready to relocate? Before you start your search for reliable movers and packers Seattle, there are a couple of things you will need to do first. Here they are!

    Make sure your home is accessible and meets your needs

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    Find a home that allows you to move around freely

    First things first – you need to make sure that your new home is accessible. This is probably one of the most important things you need to do before moving into a new house. It needs to be organized in a way that allows you to move around freely and do your everyday tasks.

    It is a good idea to write down the things your new home should have – parking, ramps, wide hallways, accessible bathroom, etc. By writing them down, finding a home that suits your needs is going to be much easier. If you need help with analyzing the living space you like, you can take a look at this home accessibility checklist and see whether this place has everything you need.

    Keep in mind that professionals can help you make modifications to your new home. There are many organizations and companies that can evaluate your living space and take care of any home modification for you. You can work together in order to create a home that meets all your needs.

    Get informed about your renter’s rights

    If you’ll be moving into a rental, it’s important to get informed about the renter’s rights ahead of time. These rights will explain the relationship with your landlord as well as inform you about home modifications and updates you’re allowed to make. These rights are here to protect people with disabilities and make their everyday life easier.

    Let’s take a look at some of them:

    • In most states, people with disabilities have the right to make modifications and updates to their rental. 
    • People with disabilities have the right to ask for a dedicated parking space close by. 
    • If necessary, people with disabilities have the right to live with a service animal.
    • The landlord can’t discriminate against people with disabilities in any way. 

    Look for financial assistance if necessary

    If you are looking for cheap moving solutions and ways to make your relocation more affordable, you should apply for financial assistance. There are many organizations that provide financial assistance for people with disabilities. Administration for Children & Families and Grants.gov are only some of them. These organizations offer loans and resources that might be of use to you during the move. It’s free to apply so you have nothing to lose! We believe this is among the most important moving tips for people with disabilities since it can make the move so much easier for many people.

    Additional moving tips for people with disabilities

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    Having emotional support from loved ones during the move is what matters the most

    Remember how we told you that in the end, every relocation is the same? You need to plan all of them and look for professionals who can help you. The tips we are going to mention here are the ones that can be applied for any move.

    • The first thing you will need to do is plan every step of the move. The more thorough your plan is, the easier the move will be. This is something that you need to do well in advance. Think about problems that can occur and how you can solve them. Don’t let any obstacle affect your relocation.
    • Find someone who can help you during the move. Ask your family and friends if they are available on the day of your move. They can help in so many ways! Even if you hire a moving company, you’d still want to have some of your loved ones by your side during the relocation.
    • Give yourself some time to adjust to the change. You are starting a new chapter in your life, it’s perfectly normal to have mixed feelings about this. Talk to your loved ones about the change and let them know if something worries you.  You will instantly feel better.

    So there you have it – these were the most important moving tips for people with disabilities. Remember them when the time for relocation arrives and you will have nothing to worry about.

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