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

Tips for hiring reliable movers in Seattle

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Moving from one place to the other doesn’t have to be hard. With the help of moving professionals, you can relocate in the simplest possible manner! However, in order to hire reliable movers, you will first need to learn where to look for them. And, this is where we, at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle, come in! For all of you who are interested in hiring reliable movers in Seattle, we have prepared a step-by-step guide regarding this topic. Therefore, if this is something you want to learn, make sure to keep reading!

Ask for recommendations

One of the first things you will want to do in order to find the most reliable moving company is to ask around for recommendations. In case you have heard that some of your friends, family members, or colleagues have moved recently (or they are planning to relocate) ask them to help you with your move. This is something you will want to do whether you are moving interstate, locally, or over long distances.

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Ask the people in your surroundings whether they know some simple and useful moving tips

Here are some of the questions you can ask the people in your surroundings.

  • Can you recommend a good moving company?
  • How did you know that this company will be the right fit for your needs?
  • Were you satisfied with how that company has organized your relocation?
  • Have you heard about some moving companies that should be avoided?
  • Why should those companies be avoided?
  • Do you know how to avoid moving scammers?

Prepare for conducting a thorough online research

Asking for recommendations for moving companies won’t be the only thing you will have to do when hiring reliable movers in Seattle. You will also need to conduct thorough online research. But, where to start?

Obviously, a working computer and a good internet connection is a must. In case you don’t have either of these two, stop by your friend’s house and research moving companies together! Do you have everything you need? If so, you are ready! One of the first things that you should do is to use popular search engines to find moving companies in the area you live. For example, if you need to find reliable Seattle movers, this is what you will want to type in your search engine.

Once you find two or three moving companies that seem reliable, look for online reviews and ratings. Whether you are looking for local Seattle movers or long distance moving company, this is a must! However, you will need to keep in mind one thing when reading online reviews and ratings. If a company has only negative comments, you should avoid id at any cost. But, the same goes for positive comments. Sometimes, moving scammers write their own reviews and all of them are positive. So, you should be careful!

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You can tell a lot about one moving company just by reading their reviews

Learn how to avoid moving scammers when hiring reliable movers

Before you start to search for the best events in Seattle that are worth checking out after the move, it is necessary to learn a couple of things about moving scams and how to avoid them. Unfortunately, moving scammers can be found everywhere and hiring them could lead to some serious consequences. This is why it is so important to learn how to stay away from them at any cost. In order to do this, you will need to pay attention to red alerts when hiring moving companies. To help you out, here are a couple of signs that you are dealing with possible moving scammers.

  • A moving company doesn’t want to give you their license number. This is a huge red alert because every moving company is required to give to clients the number of their licenses.
  • You can’t find any relevant information about the company you want to hire. 
  • A moving company has listed on its website an address or a phone number that doesn’t exist.
  • You have a bad feeling about hiring one moving company. If that is the case, trust your gut! It is better to be wrong than to hire moving scammers instead of reliable movers in Seattle.

Compare moving companies in order to find the best deal

Have you followed all of our instructions? If so, you are one step closer to hiring reliable movers in Seattle! The last thing you will want to do is to find two or three moving companies that seem reliable and compare them. For example, you can compare the services they offer. In case you want to rent a storage unit Seattle the company you will hire needs to offer that service. Also, compare their reviews and ratings. Try to read as much of these comments as possible. And last but not least is to compare their prices. This will help you get the best deal!

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Weigh the pros and cons of moving companies you are comparing before deciding which one to hire

The simplest way of comparing moving companies is by creating a list of pros and cons for every company. Write down everything and then start to compare them. And, if this seems like a stressful thing to do, ask some of your loved ones to help you out. After all,  they might notice something you didn’t. Therefore, they can help you find a moving company that can meet all of your moving requirements.

Hiring reliable movers in Seattle can be even simpler!

As you can see, with the help of some simple tips, you will find a moving company that suits you in no time. However, if you want to avoid all of this stress and not waste your time, you are in the right place! Whether you need to move locally or over long distances, or you just want to get a quality storage unit, we have got you covered! All you have to do is contact us and we will take care of the rest! We, at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle, will be awaiting your call!

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