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

Seattle post-moving adjustment tips for families

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    Moving is one of the most challenging prospects in life. It always represents a big change. And change, although beneficial, is always hard. But, for an entire family, it’s nerve-wracking. The chaos of moving doesn’t play well with idyllic family living. Granted, excellent movers such as Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can help you get through the relocation process without issues. However, the true challenge begins once they’ve done their job. Namely – adjusting to your new environment. These are quite the daring times that can throw your entire family off the rails. Therefore, it’s imperative to prepare for this period as best as you can. That’s why we’re bringing you some post-moving adjustment tips for families so you can begin your new life without stress.

    Take a tour of your new home

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    Include kids in every post-move activity. It helps them cope with the change. Also, it’s loads of fun!

    Moving into a new home is always exciting. It’s a blank canvas, ready for your family to paint your story upon it. And that works the best if you let your imagination run wild. So, upon arrival, take the time to tour the house one more time. Yes – even if you’ve already done it before moving. You never know when an awesome new idea might strike. When that happens, it makes the whole experience that much exhilarating and fun.

    Touring with kids

    On the flip side, make sure to ask every member of your family for ideas and input. Especially the kids, and for several reasons:

    • Touring the house and letting them check out every nook and cranny helps them cope with change. Kids are inquisitive by nature. Therefore, having a whole new place to explore is both fun and calming.
    • Children have a whole different perspective on the world. Their views aren’t tainted by the experience. Therefore, they can provide some amazing, fresh input and crazy ideas that will work. Well, in most cases, anyway.
    • Allowing your kids to have an active say in matters makes them feel included. It makes them feel like they’re contributing to active events, rather than being passive bystanders.

    The most important thing here is to help them fall in love with the very idea of living in a new house. Fortunately, their imagination makes this almost too easy.

    So, don’t just show them the house. Instead, paint a vivid picture of your life there. Tell the stories of what you’ll do, where you’ll play, how it’ll look once everything is in place. And don’t forget to encourage them to do the same. Again, they will provide invaluable input and a surge of good ideas. Both things will help you help them cope.

    Make a safe space right away

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    Adjusting is easier if you’re well-rested.

    Unpacking and tidying up your new home is a gradual process that takes time. However, making it liveable doesn’t take long at all. With a little bit of prioritizing, you can make your home functional in a matter of hours. Here’s how you should approach it:

    1. The kitchen is an excellent first choice. After all, nothing says “home” like a warm, hearty, home-cooked meal;
    2. Unpack kids’ room next. For a bit of fun and quality family time, invite them to help. It goes a long way toward making them feel at home;
    3. You need to rest, too. So, a bedroom is a logical next step;
    4. Lastly, the bathroom. A hot shower after a long day is the best way to “wash off” stress.

    A word of caution, though. Don’t try and unpack and stage these areas to their fullest. It will only lead to exhaustion and frustration. The aim is to ensure basic functionality. That way, you’ll keep a semblance of normal life as you slowly gussy up the home to your liking.

    Establish a daily routine ASAP

    Humans are creatures of habits. Routine offers a sense of normalcy, comfort, and security. As such, breaking them leads to a whole plethora of detrimental effects. This is even more pronounced in the wake of the big change. Therefore, it’s imperative to jump back into your daily routine as soon as Issaquah moving companies helped you settle in.

    Do note that, out of all post-moving adjustment tips for families, this one benefits children the most. Their dependence on routine is even more pronounced. Even a small shift can cause stress that can manifest in a bad way. So, if you have kids, re-establishing a routine must be your top priority.

    Stay in touch with family and old friends

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    Stay in touch with old friends and encourage your kids to do the same. It’s an excellent coping mechanism.

    Nothing makes difficult undertakings more bearable than the support of family and friends. Somehow, they always know what to say to make it easier. And, after the move, you’ll need all the emotional support you can get. Therefore, make some time in your busy post-move schedule to chat with them. At least today, with all the communication apps, staying in touch is easy. So, it pays to take advantage of that.

    Don’t forget to make new friends, too

    Although apps are amazing for keeping in touch, nothing can replace the real thing. Luckily, in a city the size of Seattle, finding like-minded people is almost too easy. So, after you settle in, go out and explore. It won’t be long before you find a great venue filled with potential friends. Also, don’t hesitate to ask for a bit of help. Long distance movers Seattle houses are a treasure trove of useful info. So, ask them to recommend some places. They know the city inside out, and can often help you find what you’re looking for.

    Keep your head up

    To finish, here’s the most essential of all post-moving adjustment tips for families. Stay positive! Although moving is a daunting task, it’s also a wonderful adventure. New people, new places, new possibilities – they all create a world of opportunity. So, embrace the change. It’s a vital step to a stress-free relocation and an excellent start to a new life.

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