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

Staying safe during a move in WA

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When the time for relocation comes, there are things that all of us need to do in order to stay safe. After all, relocation is not one of the things that any of us does on a daily basis. In the case that we are not talking about professional moving companies, that is. Nevertheless, even if this is a situation in which you had already found yourself before, you should make sure to find out as much as you can about staying safe during a move. Therefore, today, we are going to take a look at the things that you should do with this in mind. There are many people who think that hiring a moving company in Washington is going to keep them out of harm’s way for sure. It is true that the professionals will minimize the possibilities of issues happening, but you should be taking care of yourself.

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If there is the risk of the disease spreading around, wear a protective mask

Staying safe when moving – what should you keep in mind

There are way too many people who take their safety during moving for granted. As if that was the time to worry about anything else but that. However, the truth is that safety should be one of your top priorities when moving to Everett. It should be your priority in life. However, it should also be your priority when moving too.

So, following are the things that you should keep in mind for staying safe during a move:

  • If moving at unusual times, follow the issued rules of conduct
  • Keep your walking lanes clear
  • Learn proper lifting techniques
  • Dress the right way

Let’s take a closer look at the things on this bulleted list.

If moving at unusual times, follow the issued rules of conduct

In the present moment, when this article is being written, the whole world is facing an issue few could have seen coming our way. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the lives of all of us. Therefore, it is important to approach this issue with the right precautionary measures. 

Such measures include listening to and complying with all procedures that the government may deem necessary to fight this disease. In today’s case, this means that you should be wearing a face mask and gloves throughout the moving process. Your professional movers will arrive with their own appropriate protective equipment, but you should ensure you have the necessary supplies for yourself and your family.

In the case that you are moving with the help of your friends, make sure to supply them with the protective gear. The last thing that you should do is push your luck. Occasions such as this one represent the times when we all should be smart about how we deal with things.

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Follow the best practices when planning your relocation

Obviously, should you find yourself in a situation that you are moving at a different time with a different threat to the public, act according to the input of the government institutions. 

Keep your walking lanes clear

The next thing that we are going to talk about is keeping your walking lanes clear. 

It is very easy to suffer injury when relocating. Simply, this is the nature of the job. One bad decision can lead to many of them. Or only one, but a grave one. So, you should make sure to do everything in your power for staying safe during a move. 

Walking lanes are a very important aspect of relocating. After all, you are going to be carrying large and heavy items. These sturdy belongings of yours can easily become cause damage should they fall on top of anybody. And this is a real threat when you have people carrying and moving such large items no matter whether they are moving them to Seattle storage or you may be relocating.

Therefore, it is important to make sure that there is nothing standing in the way of the people taking an active part in helping you relocate. Always have a couple of brooms ready to sweep the floor. Also, make sure that no unwanted nails are lying around on the floor. They can easily cause injury.

Learn proper lifting techniques

As we have already mentioned, you are going to be lifting heavy items. Therefore, it is important to know how to do this safely. One of the best things that you can do is to learn the lifting techniques for staying safe during a move.

You could, for example, look for tutorials online. On the other hand, it would be perhaps an even better option to go to a gym. Exercise will prepare you for the moving day. Even if you had never been to a gym you should go. Who knows, you may even find out that you would enjoy this kind of a hobby.

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Learn the right lifting techniques before moving

Dress the right way

Lastly for today, but surely not least importantly, we need to talk about the clothes that you and the people helping you relocate are going to be wearing.

Dressing correctly for moving is one of the things that can make a difference. Therefore, you should make sure to follow the standard of safe relocation.

For example, all of the people taking part in your moving need to wear shoes with closed toes. Professional Newcastle movers know this already. But amateurs may not. Therefore, let your friends that flip-flops and similar do not meet the minimum criteria for staying safe during a move.

Also, it is recommended that customers wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to avoid scrapes and scratches. Protect yourself. Prevent all possible injuries beforehand so that you could enjoy your new home after moving in.

Conclusion

As you have seen, staying safe during a move is not as easy as it looks. Still, it is not difficult. All that you need to do is to follow the guidelines provided above.

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