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 pros and cons of moving during a weekend

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    When you are planning your relocation, the first choice you will need to make is whether to be moving during a weekend or during a weekday. This might seems like a simple choice. But it is anything but. Relocating during the weekend brings plenty of pros and some cons as well. The fact of the matter is that most people choose the weekend as their relocation date. However, that means that most long distance movers Seattle has to offer are booked for the weekend. Their availability might increase the prices and make you pay more for your relocation. Thus, it is a double-edged sword, so to speak. In this article, we will be discussing the pros and cons of moving on a weekend, so you can have a better understanding of what is in front of you.

    The benefits and drawbacks of moving during a weekend

    Without any further ado, here’s the list of pros and cons:

    • You don’t need to take free time from work
    • Most people relocate on the weekend
    • Traffic is better during the weekend
    • You are sacrificing your “free” time
    • Your friends and family members will have an easier time helping
    • The kids will be at home

    One thing that you will want to do, regardless of your moving date, is to book your movers as early as possible. You will want one of the top moving companies handling your move, after all, and you want to secure their assistance as soon as possible. In the case of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we recommend that you contact your movers at least two months before the relocation. More is preferable, of course, but two months gives your movers enough time to prepare and schedule accordingly. By booking early, you may even qualify for special discounts and promotional deals, as well. But let’s imagine that you’ve hired a great mover and are now pondering whether to relocate on Wednesday or on Saturday. Let’s see what makes Saturday “special”.

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    Careful preparation is key to success.

    Pro#1 – You don’t need to take free time from work

    This is the most obvious benefit that most people first see. By choosing to relocate on the weekend, you will not need to call in any “sick days” or spend vacation time on your relocation. You can simply come back home from work, prepare for the move and then go with it once Saturday comes. Of course, you can also start everything on Friday if you so wish but it is always wise to get some rest first.

    Con#1 – Most people relocate on the weekend

    Due to Pro#1, most people are going to move during the weekend. This creates several issues. First, if you are looking to hire last-minute movers Everett WA, you can expect to pay through the nose for their services. With popularity comes demand, and with demand, the prices increase. Simple economics, really. Therefore, if you want to minimize your moving costs, you may want to skip moving on the weekend. Unless, of course, you book your movers well in advance and get a better deal that way.

    Pro#2 of moving during a weekend – Traffic is better during the weekend

    You never want to get in rush hour traffic when relocating. This is, by far, the easiest way to ruin your entire day. That is why weekend relocations are actually preferable to weekday ones. However, there are a few things you will need to worry about. First, you need to check for any popular activities happening on the weekend. If, for example, there is a really popular concert taking place nearby, the whole weekend traffic can congest real fast. This is something that many people fail to figure out in time and end up in a bad traffic situation. Therefore, check for any popular happenings before you plan your relocation for a specific date.

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    Avoid the rush hour, at all costs!

    Con#2 – You are sacrificing your “free” time

    Now, this con is more of a mental nature. By relocating on the weekend, you are basically sacrificing your “me” time. You will not be able to do the things you normally do to relax, de-stress, or simply have fun. You will need to focus on the necessities of the relocation. A way to somewhat dull this problem is by hiring special services from your movers, ensuring that you have the least amount of work to do. But even in that case, you will still need to deal with all that relocation places in front of you. This can be really difficult if you are reliant on that time to get into working shape on Monday. This is definitely something that you need to consider.

    Pro#3 – Your friends and family members will have an easier time helping

    However, this pro might all but negate the last con. By inviting your friends and family to help you relocate, you can make a fun atmosphere that will help you relax, as well as de-stress. And everyone has more free time on the weekend. Well, almost anyone but it is true in most of the cases. Just make sure that you contact your friends and family members ahead of time and let them know that you will be relocating. That way, they can organize their own plans to include you in the week. Also, you may want to ask for help the right way. Having a specific approach will improve your chances of getting help when you really need it. Also, try not to get mad at someone if they can’t be there for you. We all have our lives and are struggling to make ends meet.

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    Your friends can make work seem like fun!

    Con#3 of moving during a weekend – The kids will be at home

    The last con of moving during a weekend is that you will have to deal with your kids, as well as all the other necessities of the relocation. During the weekdays, you can prepare everything and simply go when the kids get back. On weekend, however, you will need to split your attention between the children and the move. Make sure you’re ready for that.

     

     

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