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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

Office Moving Checklist

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Your Month-by-Month Office Moving Checklist

When the time comes to gather your employees, pack up equipment and relocate your business, having a well-organized office moving checklist is key. Think of your office move as a bigger, more complex version of a residential move. Yes, you’re moving furniture and settling into a new space, but you’re also interrupting day-to-day business.

Strategic planning and organization will help you – and your employees –avoid a hectic relocation, and allow you to get back to business as quickly as possible.

The Hansen Bros. Office Moving Checklist

At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we know efficiency is key. We’ve worked to develop the most effective techniques and systems to significantly reduce downtime, enabling you and your employees to settle in to your new office.

To help simplify office relocation, we’ve put together an office moving checklist to prepare you in the months leading up to your move:

Six Months Before Moving: 

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  • Select a “move committee” – A move committee can be a few key decision makers in the office. They’re responsible for overseeing employee responsibilities like cleaning out desks, arranging furniture properly and securing files.
  • Request a moving quote – Moving an office requires professional help. After researching and narrowing down a list of potential movers, request a detailed price estimate that includes all the services you need. Once you have this information, you can select movers that fit well within your budget.

Three Months Before Moving:

  • Choose your moving company. Movers are booked quickly, so once you’ve made your selection, you’ll need to act fast. You’ll want to have movers locked in no later than 12 weeks before your preferred moving day. Waiting any longer might mean losing your first-choice movers, or having to switch dates.
  • Finalize floorplans and technology changes. You can work with movers to finalize the new office floorplan, determining where furniture and equipment will go once you’ve moved in. It’s also important to call telephone and internet service providers to let them know about your upcoming move, and arrange for a technician to disconnect and reconnect computers and phones in the new office space.

Moving Day:

  • Make sure everyone is aware of responsibilities. By moving day, employees should know exactly what they’re responsible for. Once personal items have been moved out and everyone has completed their tasks, clear the office so movers can easily pack up and move belongings and furniture.
  • Immediately unpack and settle in. Don’t hesitate when it comes to unpacking. Once boxes have been unloaded and furniture is reinstalled, encourage employees to start organizing their desks and personal spaces. If some furniture and equipment will need professional installation, talk to your movers about helping you out.

Interested in more tips from our office moving checklist? Check out our full business move planner to learn more about how you can streamline your office move, as well as Hansen’s office moving services.

Moving offices is about to get that much simpler. To get started and request a free quote, contact us today.

Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-888-300-7222.