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

Things to do after settling in Seattle

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    Settling in a new city is always difficult. For the first few days, you will feel strange, maybe even nostalgic. However, if you go out and enjoy the things that your new place has to offer, that strange feeling will go away quickly. If you are moving to Seattle, you will have no trouble finding something to entertain yourself. However, the biggest concern is to organize your new home as quickly as you can. You cannot enjoy outdoors while your home is cluttered with moving boxes and wraps. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle prepared this brief guide to show you both how to get organized quickly and things to do after settling in Seattle.

    Before you move in you need to clean

    As we already mentioned, after the move your biggest concern is how to unpack and organize your new home. There will be a lot of cleaning, drilling, decorating, and other physical work. Of course, the first thing you should do is clean your new home. If it’s possible it would be good if you could have access to your new home before you move in. The easiest way to clean a home is while it is empty. If you can’t access your home before the moving day, try to get there at least a few hours before your movers North Bend WA arrive with your belongings.

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    Clean your home before you unpack

    How to unpack quickly

    Another thing that troubles people the most after moving is unpacking. That is why a lot of them continue living among boxes for months after the move. You do not want that kind of life. Therefore either hire a moving company that offers unpacking services. Or be prepared to do it on your own immediately after your stuff is delivered. If you are moving to a smaller home rent storage units Lynwood for your excess items. And make sure that movers deliver them straight to your storage.

    The best things to do after settling in Seattle

    After you clean, unpack, arrange your furniture, and your local movers Seattle are gone, it is time to relax. Of course, the best way is to find some interesting things that you can see or do in Seattle and start from there. Here are some suggestions:

    • Pike Place Market
    • Seattle Center
    • Space Needle
    • Chihuly Garden and Glass
    • Museum of Pop Culture
    • Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
    • Olympic Sculpture Park
    • Seattle Great Wheel

    Pike Place Market

    No matter whether you like to go out or not, Pike Place Market is a place that you will enjoy.  This enormous market dates back to 1907. It is a place where local farmers offer their seasonal produce on stalls. You can visit a fish market or other specialized food stores. From hand made products to fresh ingredients, and baked products everything you need you can find on lively Pike Place Market.

    Seattle Center

    If you are moving around Seattle downtown, make sure to visit Seattle Center. It is a cultural, arts, and entertainment zone. Enjoy a staggering view on a Space Needle and relax next to a musical fountain. During the summer, there will be lots of activity here. So you will certainly have something interesting to do.

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    Enjoy a view on a Space Needle from Seattle Center

    Space Needle

    While you are in the Seattle Center, do not miss the symbol of this city Space Needle. Built in 1962, it was one of the tallest buildings in the US. If you let a glass elevator to lift you up to the top, you will reach an observation platform where you can enjoy the most fascinating view of the city. It is certainly one of the most interesting things to see after moving to Seattle.

    Chihuly Garden and Glass

    If you like art and even if you do not, you shouldn’t miss Chihuly Garden and Glass. Like its name says here you can enjoy glass and gardens. Artist Dale Chihuly is making glass sculptures that he combines with greenery, gardens, and light. You can enjoy this fascinating art in eight separate galleries. Truly something that you do not see every day.

    Museum of Pop Culture

    Another thing that you should not miss after you settle in Seattle is the Museum of Pop Culture. If you like to learn a little bit about your favorite movies or see props and costumes from your favorite show this is a place for you. They organize various displays from video games, horror movies, sci-fi literature, and music. Everything that is tied to popular pop culture.

    Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

    Famous Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in downtown Seattle is another great thing to visit after moving to your new home. You can see Native American art from the Pacific Northwest. Their stone and wood carvings, totem poles, textiles, masks, basketry, and more.  Also, you can see Gothic and early-Renaissance Italian paintings done by Puccio di Simone, Paolo Uccello I Giovanni di Paolo. They also host 20th-century American art. If you are into art, do not miss SAM after moving to Seattle.

    Olympic Sculpture Park

    If you like to enjoy the outdoors, then you might like the Olympic Sculpture Park. It is an outdoor gallery where SAM exhibits its sculpture collection.  Enjoy more than 20 interesting works from various artists, Roxy Paine, Richard Serra, and Alexander Calde.

    Seattle Great Wheel

    If you missed the view from a Space Needle than you have another chance to see Seattle from above. Giant Ferris wheel is the tales such wheel on the West Coast. Therefore, make sure that you take a ride.

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    Do not miss a ride on a Seattle Great Wheel

    There are many things to do after settling in Seattle

    Those are the most interesting things to do after settling in Seattle. Of course, there are many more things that you can do. Or you can always choose to just open a bottle of wine, relax, and enjoy your new home!

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