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

The risks of living in a cluttered home

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    We all know how bad clutter can be. However, every person has a different level of tolerance for messiness. For some, a few misplaced objects count as clutter. For others, it’s only a room full of knick-knacks that presents a source of the problem. And then there are those that don’t acknowledge the presence of clutter around them, to begin with. Whatever group you belong to, it can’t be denied that there are many risks of living in a cluttered home. Clutter in your home will hurt your mind, health, and relationships, turning it into something that could potentially ruin your life. That’s why we urge every person that is living in a messy home to go out and search for the best self storage Seattle units that will be the perfect temporary or long-term home for your surplus belongings.

    The health risks of living in a cluttered home

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    Do you care about leading a healthy lifestyle? Then you will have to say goodbye to clutter.

    A messy home is detrimental for many things – but it will probably do the most damage to your health. As a premier moving company Washington, we’ve had enough chances to witness some of the problems that people who live in cluttered homes face. By far, the scariest ones have to do with your health and the health of your family.

    Clutter can be bad for people with respiratory issues

    It’s only logical that a home with a lot of clutter will also have more dust than a clean, mess-free home. You are probably not aware of the fact that, while you are piling up items in your home, a lot of dust is also piling up on top of your items. People with existing respiratory issues know that dust can wreak havoc on your system. So do yourself a favor and declutter your home by yourself, or get the necessary assistance for this task.

    Clutter imposes plenty of safety risks

    How many times have you walked around your room and tripped on your child’s toy, just to give you an example? If it was so easy to trip on just one misplaced item, imagine what your life would look like in a cluttered home. As some of the best local Seattle movers, we’ve certainly dealt with our fair share of cluttered homes. That’s why we know that clutter can cause more harm than just bruises after a fall – they can also present a fire and safety hazard as they block access to your windows and doors. You can’t predict when disaster is going to strike – but you can certainly do your best to prepare for it.

    Clutter can reflect poorly on your diet

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    Make good lifestyle choices and be as healthy as possible.

    A messy house creates a messy mind, and a messy mind is certainly not too keen on making healthy life decisions. People who live in cluttered homes are less likely to opt for healthy snacks, such as fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Quite the contrary – you are more likely to resort to comfort food, such as candy, salty treats, and even sodas. We don’t have to tell you how detrimental this type of diet is for your body and overall health.

    The psychological risks of living in a cluttered home

    It doesn’t matter how laid back and relaxed you are – life in a cluttered home is bound to be stressful. All of those items closing in on you will make you anxious and will create confusion in your mind. In fact, there are many studies that showed that people living in cluttered homes were more depressed, fatigued, and stressed. And we don’t have to tell you how bad stress is for your overall being.

    So do yourself a favor and declutter your home the first chance you get. Consider yourself lucky if you are going through a local, long-distance, or interstate relocation in the near future, as this is the perfect opportunity for you to declutter your home. Start over in a new city with a clean home and a fresh outlook on life.

    The sociological risks of living in a cluttered home

    If you are someone who cares about your personal relationships, then you definitely shouldn’t let yourself live in a cluttered home. Life in a messy home will be detrimental for all of your relationships, and it can negatively affect your overall quality of life.

    Clutter can take its toll on your love life

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    Do not risk endangering your relationships over some clutter.

    Unless you are living with someone who also loves to hoard stuff, you can rest assured that the clutter is going to negatively affect your love life. Studies show that marriages, where one partner was a hoarder, had a much higher divorce rate. And even if you do manage to keep yourself from divorce, you are probably going to go through phases of arguing, anger, and frustration.

    Clutter can reflect negatively on your kids

    In case your kids aren’t doing as well in school as you would like them to do, the reason for that might be hidden underneath all that clutter. It’s been proven that kids react negatively to clutter, and they tend to be less happy and more frustrated. Not to mention the fact that your kids might express a harder time making friends in school or being interested in hobbies.

    Clutter can make you feel isolated

    Finally, living in a cluttered home might make you feel more isolated as you will hesitate to invite anyone in. So when talking about the risks of living in a cluttered home, one can’t fail to mention the risk of living a friendless life. The good news is that you have an easy solution at hand. Dedicate a few days to this process, rent a portable self-storage unit in Seattle in case you can’t part with any of your items, and start putting away your items. Trust us – you’ll feel much better once you find yourself living in a clean home.

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