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  

Packing tips for young couples

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    Anyone who ever moved before knows what is the most difficult part of the moving process. Of course, we are talking about packing. Packing requires a lot of time, physical effort, some knowledge, and quality packing materials in order to be completed properly. That is why so many people struggle with packing. Now, if you are a couple preparing for a move, the good thing is that you will be able to pack everything twice as fast compared to someone who is packing alone. But don’t celebrate just yet, you still need to approach this methodically and with a good plan. And before anything else, you need to read these packing tips for young couples prepared for you by some of the best movers Seattle has to offer. Take a look.

    There are many factors that determine the difficulty of one packing process

    Packing is difficult, there is nothing more that can be said about it. However, there are many levels of difficulty that people encounter during the moving process. One of the most important factors that determine the difficulty of the packing process is the size of your home. More precisely the number of items you have to pack. Other factors are distance, properties’ approachability, the time you have at your disposal, etc. One of the most important factors that determine the difficulty of packing is also the number of people that participates in the process. And that is where you already have a certain advantage over people that are alone. However, the number of items you need to pack plays a big role in how much time and effort you will need to invest in this.

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    There are two of you, that is an advantage

    Start packing ahead of schedule is one of the most important packing tips for young couples

    If you are moving to a two-story house, you will definitely need a few days to pack. If you are renting a furnished apartment and moving to a similar arrangement, the chances are that you will not have many items to pack. And that you can pack in a few hours. A two-bedroom home usually takes two days to pack. But only if you devote two whole days to do this. The better option is to start packing a week before the move. Take an hour or a two each day to pack some stuff, and you won’t feel it. When your movers Issaquah arrive at your home, you will welcome them with a smile and all the items ready to move.

    Decluttering before the move has many benefits

    Of course, before you start packing, the important thing is to relieve yourself of unnecessary items. Packing and moving items that you never used and that you do not plan to use in the future has no sense.  You will waste time, energy, and money if you decide not to declutter before you start packing. And even if you decide to trash some items along the way, that will definitely interfere with the packing process and make it more complicated and stressful. On the other hand, if you decide to declutter before the move, there are many benefits that you can experience.

    There are many ways to sell your excess items, for example.  You could also make a donation if you do not want to bother with a sale. Or, if you are not sure what to do with those items, chuck them in some Seattle storage until you figure it out. Whatever you choose. Just remember that decluttering before the move is one of the most important packing tips for young couples that you will find in this article.

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    Get rid of the excess items before you start packing

    List all your items so you can determine the number of boxes that you need to prepare

    Once you declutter, prepare a moving inventory list. Each of you can take one room and list all the items that need to go into the moving truck. This list will allow you to precisely determine the number of moving boxes that you need to prepare. You will also use this list when you ask your movers for an estimate, and you can use it later to check your items after delivery. But right now, you need to because, without it, you will have a difficult time determining the number of boxes. And that can create a lot of trouble if you make a mistake.

    Packing your items for the move

    When it comes to packing, the room-by-room approach has proven to be the most effective. Essentially, you will be packing one room at a time. But because there are two of you, you can each take one room for yourself. When it comes to actual packing, there are a few things that you need to pay attention to. First, bear in mind that those boxes are made of cardboard. They are sturdy and durable but you still need to be careful with the weight you put inside them. For example, if you are packing books, you should use smaller boxes that can take maybe 10 books at a time. Anything more than that and your box will be at risk of ripping apart. Of course, there will be situations where you will be close to a recommended weight. If that happens, strengthen the box with packing tape on the bottom.

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    Be careful with fragile items

    Be careful when packing fragile items as well. When you are packing a few fragile pieces in one box, glasses, for example, make sure that you wrap each piece individually in packing paper or bubble wrap. Also, make sure that you will all the voids in the box to prevent your items from moving and bumping into each other during transport.  Another important thing when packing is to label your boxes. Especially those that contain fragile items. But also, make sure that you mark your boxes with room names, so you can have an easier time unpacking,

    Hire pro packers if you are not sure whether you can pack properly

    Those are the most important packing tips for young couples that you two need to successfully pack your home for the move. Of course, if you are not sure whether you will make it, you can always find some good packing services Seattle has to offer. They can do that job in a few hours and relieve you from all the stress.

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