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

Taking a vacation after moving – Yes or no?

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    No matter how well you plan your move, once you relocate the last of your boxes, you will feel like you need to get some rest from anything moving-related. So, if you currently feel this way, you need to know that it’s perfectly normal to be in that state of mind. Sure, reliable moving companies Marysville WA can help you greatly but even with their help, you might feel like you just need to take a break from all those boxes in your home and get some rest. But, is taking a vacation after moving the right thing to do? What are the pros and cons of going somewhere right after you unpack the last of your boxes? To get answers to these and many other moving-related questions, keep reading this article and you will know what to do.

    What are some of the things you will need to do after moving?

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    You don’t have to unpack all boxes right after the move but you shouldn’t leave your things boxed up for a month (or longer)

    Moving from one place to another is a big event in which you need to invest money, time, and energy. What many people don’t realize is that even moving belongings down the street requires some serious preparation. Even in these cases, you might have to get self storage Seattle, donate some of your belongings, or even get junk removal services. All of these things have to be planned and, to be honest, having this many things to plan can be really tiring. Another thing worth mentioning is that your relocation is not over after moving all of your boxes. There will be still some post-moving tasks that will await you.

    The first (and the most important) task will be to unpack all of your belongings. You will need to go through everything, unpack all boxes, assemble all big furniture pieces, and find a place for them in your new home. In addition, you will have to take care of post-moving paperwork, meet your new neighbors, help your kids adjust… The list just goes on and on! No wonder why so many people think about taking a vacation after moving, even when their boxes are still waiting to be unpacked. They don’t just think about doing it, but they actually do it – they go on a vacation.

    But, should you do it, too? Let’s see if this is the right time to take a break from everything.

    Is going on a vacation after the move the right thing to do?

    Our everyday lifestyle can sometimes become really overwhelming and we all need to take a break sometimes. Going on a vacation brings many physical and mental benefits. Those who go on vacations often have lower stress levels, more motivation, they are relaxed and happier. That’s why when things get a bit too stressful, we all should think about going on a vacation, even just for a day or two.

    But, does this mean you should go on a vacation right after getting moving services Seattle and relocating your belongings?

    Well, no one can tell you whether this is the right or wrong thing to do. You are the one who makes decisions. However, we want to help you decide by pointing out some of the upsides and downsides of taking a vacation right after the move. Take a look at the following text to learn about them.

    The pros of taking a vacation after moving

    Friends taking a vacation after moving
    Vacations are a very powerful thing – they can lift the mood and reset your brain

    So, you are wondering whether you should go on a vacation after your move? Great, doing this comes with many benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them.

    • Lower stress levels and better overall health. Vacations improve our physical and mental state. And, we all know that relocations can be sometimes really stressful and overwhelming.
    • Preparing for the new chapter in your life. Whether you’ve just moved your home or business, you’d want to plan this new chapter and think about how you’ll organize your new home. Many of us don’t have the time to do this because of the everyday chaos. Luckily, you’ll have all the time you need when you’re relaxing on your trip.
    • Taking a break from the moving chaos. Don’t you fish to just for a minute, forget about your relocation and all those boxes that are waiting to be unpacked? Go on a vacation and take a break from your move.

    The cons of taking a vacation after moving

    Unfortunately, there are some downsides to taking a vacation right after the move. You’ll want to get informed about them ahead of time to avoid any problems. So, why you shouldn’t go on a vacation during this period?

    • Vacations can be really pricey. Most families can’t afford to go on a vacation and move their items in the same month. You should avoid going on a vacation if you need to pay off loans.
    • You will have to postpone many things. The post-moving period isn’t as simple as you might think. There are so many tasks that will await you. You will need to take care of unpacking, post moving cleanup, post-moving paperwork, meeting new people, exploring your neighborhood, and so many other things. That’s why you should go on a vacation only after you cross over the last post-moving task on your list.

    So, what are you going to do?

    Family and friends eating in a backyard
    You can charge your batteries without having to leave your home

    Still not sure what you should do? The best thing you could do is weigh the pros and cons of taking a vacation after moving. Write them down and it will much easier for you to make a decision. Oh, there’s one more thing – you don’t have to leave your new home in order to take a break from your relocation. There are so many things you can do in Seattle that will help you forget about moving boxes even just for a day. So, if you don’t want to spend money on a vacation, spend your day outside with your loved ones. We are sure this is going to help you charge your batteries.

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