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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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 preparing your new home for movers

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    You’ve hired Seattle movers, made a schedule and expressed gratitude to your real estate agent. The next step is to settle into your new house. Congratulations on your recent home purchase. Finding a house, let alone preparing to relocate, might be a stressful experience. Fortunately, there are certain measures you can take to save money on your relocation. There are some tried-and-true tips on what to do once you’ve arrived at your new place. Although it may appear that all of the planning has gone into the move’s setup, it isn’t quite finished. Long-distance or local moving may be stressful enough on its own. Not to mention relocating into a new home. This is stressful, whether you hire a top-notch moving company or employ a less expensive service. To avoid any potential issues, read our tips for preparing your new home for movers.

    Visit your new home beforehand and prepare it for movers

    If you have the opportunity, stroll around your new home while it is still vacant before moving in. If the property was full of furniture when you first viewed it, visit it again. You can envision how your own possessions would fit in. Bring your tools to measure and to plan furniture will go. It will save you time later while unloading the moving vehicle and your moving company Washington won’t have a problem.

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    Preparing your new home for movers is important

    It’s crucial to see that all of the stipulations of the transaction were fulfilled. The things you should check include:

    • any agreed-upon repairs,
    • appliances that were intended to be left (or taken out),
    • and the condition of outlets, switches, and fixtures, among other things.

    The sooner you bring an issue to the attention of the relevant party, the better. Preparing your new home for movers before they come is crucial. If you’re moving the state and can’t do an in-person tour, your realtor can arrange a virtual one for you. Some businesses even provide 3-D scans of living areas, allowing you to take a virtual tour at your leisure and estimate proportions from afar.

    Make certain children and pets are safe

    You’ll need to take extra precautions if you’re relocating with small children or pets to guarantee their safety in a new environment. You’ll need to take care of windows and other objects and furniture with sharp edges. Make sure you put scissors and box cutters out of reach. Also, you should keep boxes containing hazardous goods (cleaning supplies, glass, etc.) in a separate area. This will also allow your movers to do their job without thinking they will damage anything that is not even supposed to be there.

    Create an unpacking strategy when preparing your new home for movers

    It’s tempting to dig straight in, but if you tackle the boxes at random, you’ll wind up with dishes but no cutlery, shirts but no trousers, and a hairbrush but no toothbrush at the end of the day. Labeling your boxes ahead of time is important, but so is deciding what should be prioritized after you get to your new home. Kitchen goods will probably be your priority compared to the kitchen. Eating will highly likely be more important than watching TV, for example. Make a plan ahead of time so that you can unpack in that order. That way movers Bothell WA will know exactly where to put each box.

    A couple unpacking plates
    Create an unpacking strategy

    Prepare everything for your electrical devices

    You don’t want to spend your first night in your new home in the dark, so make sure your utilities (electricity, heat, gas, and water) are all set up and ready to go before you move in. You’ll also need to consider Wi-Fi, phone service, and cable. Some businesses enable you to transfer service from one area to another (depending on how far you’re moving), but you may need to cancel one location altogether before beginning over at another. Because these setups may necessitate appointments, prepare ahead so that if someone needs to come to your new home, they may do it as soon as possible, and you’ll be there to help.

    Set up a security system before your movers come

    When it comes to safety, it’s crucial that you feel secure in your new home. Changing locks so that previous inhabitants don’t have access, adding motion detectors or cameras, employing a smart doorbell, or putting up a full-fledged home security system are all examples of what this means to various individuals. These days, there are tools to assist you to assess the safety of your area and choose the best course of action for safeguarding your new house. However, you should organize this before your movers come. You don’t want to have two groups of workers in your house on a moving day because they would only bother each other. This is especially important if you have a lot of pieces of bulky furniture. If something unplanned happens, you can always rent some of the storage units Lynnwood. Your furniture will be safe until your house is ready for it.

    Do not forget to thoroughly clean your new home

    There’s no better time to clean your house thoroughly than when it’s completely empty. You have complete control over every floorboard, window sill, and nook and cranny. It’s worth a clean down if you have the time between closing and your house being swamped with moving boxes. You will need a lot of cleaning supplies and cloths, so you should buy and prepare them ahead. Amazon’s website is a great solution for that kind of shopping. When your movers arrive, your house will shine.

    Empty house, white walls and ceiling
    Deep clean your house before movers come

    When you have finished all the tasks, your movers can come and unload your boxes. You don’t have to accomplish everything by yourself and right away. Preparing your new home for movers is not easy, but it is worth it. It will save you a lot of time and energy when the unpacking comes. As you grow adjusted to your new surroundings, adding personal touches will help you feel more at ease.

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