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 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.

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    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.

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    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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