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 selling your clutter before moving

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    Moving in the next several months? It’s time to get rid of some of that dead weight if you’re experiencing this problem. Since the more things you have to move, the more money it will cost you to relocate. Packing will take longer if you have to cram more things in your car. As a result, you should begin purging your home in preparation for your move as soon as possible. Despite the fact that some of your possessions will be donated, others can be sold for a profit. This is why we are here to share with you our best tips for selling your clutter before moving. If you haven’t booked your movers yet, take a look at our moving services Seattle. We’re sure you’ll find just the thing for you.

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    There are many ways to sell unwanted items.

    Tips for selling your clutter before moving

    It’s a good thing that there are so many options for selling pre-owned goods. And you can do everything from the comfort of your home nowadays. In the next few paragraphs, you can take a look at some of the sites where you can sell your used goods and earn money in return. There are a few tips and tricks as well.

    1. Put up your items for sale on LetGo

    Get the LetGo app for your smartphone and start selling your items in a matter of seconds. To purchase and sell locally, consumers can utilize LetGo, a free mobile classifieds app. A major benefit of utilizing LetGo is how quick and simple it is to submit a classified advertisement. Users may also communicate with buyers and sellers “immediately and confidentially” with this feature.

    2. eBay is always an option

    eBay is a convenient way to get rid of unwanted items before you move, whether they’re clothes and accessories, gadgets, or athletic equipment. Using eBay Valet, customers may either list and sell their own goods directly or employ the service’s “selling specialists,” who will photograph, describe, and ship their purchases on their own. If you decide to utilize eBay Valet, you should know that the selling expert will take a cut of the ultimate sale price.

    3. Use Gone for selling your gadgets

    Do you need to get rid of some of your gizmos? Use the Gone smartphone app to sell your used devices and get paid. The company will sell your item when it has been thoroughly tested and verified as of high quality. Using Gone, you may get paid by PayPal, debit card, or Amazon gift card for the sale of the item you’ve listed. You can count on Newcastle movers if you have to move quickly.

    4. Give it a try on Facebook

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    Making an ad for your products will make selling your clutter on the Facebook marketplace even easier.

    Facebook, the most prominent social media networking site, offers a variety of options for buying and selling products. For starters, the Facebook Marketplace allows users to offer their goods for sale. Your product will be advertised to everyone within a reasonable driving distance thanks to our online marketplace. If you’d like, you may also post your item for sale on Facebook in a group called “Buy and Sell.” Subscribers to the group’s updates come in all shapes and sizes. This is where you’ll find both of these tabs on the Facebook home page.

    5. The good old Craigslist

    Craigslist is also a popular place to sell items. Every location of the country has access to local ads information through the internet marketplace. Users can list their items “for sale by owner” on the website. Simply click “publish to classifieds” to get started. Please check the box that best describes the type of item you are selling (such as antiques, furniture, etc.) and upload a high-resolution photo and a headline that clearly states the price you are asking for it. Use caution if you’re going to post an ad on Craigslist, as the site is frequently targeted by scammers.

    6. Your neighbors might want some of your items

    Nextdoor.com is a social network for residents of a given neighborhood and its surrounding areas. If you have a confirmed address, you may join up for the free service online. Once you’ve completed the registration process, I recommend adding a picture to your profile. The “Classifieds” section of the social networking site allows users to advertise and sell products. If you have some products that you wanna keep for yourself, however, but you don’t have enough space, Newcastle storage will help you store them safely and preserve them.

    7. Sell your clothes to a consignment shop

    Are you looking for a quick fix? Consignment shops are great places to sell your gently used clothes, furniture, accessories, and other trinkets. Your time will be saved by not having to advertise the item online or meet with potential purchasers when you sell it on consignment. This burden will be lifted off your shoulders by your consignor. However, you will not be able to retain all of the sales. While many consignors take an enormous cut, you still get a modest part of the sale. You’ll make more money if you intend on consigning a large number of goods.

    8. Trade-in programs

    Even if you’re moving into a new home and don’t need all of your old equipment, you’ll need to get rid of some of the clutter. Trade-in programs offered by retailers like Walmart, Target, GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon are a great way to get started. Some businesses will provide consumers the choice of either receiving store credit or cash for their merchandise. Items that can be exchanged for store credit include books, video games, cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

    9. Organize a garage sale

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    If you’ll be organizing a garage sale, make sure to invite your friends as well.

    Organizing a garage sale is a great method to sell and get rid of your unwanted possessions. Because, after all, what one person throws away is another person’s treasure. Determine whether or not your neighborhood allows for a garage sale before planning a sale. Make sure you pick a Saturday (weekends are typically ideal for garage sales) and advertise your sale extensively. Your yard will garner a lot of attention with the help of flyers and signage. Having modest cash available for change, being flexible with price, borrowing display tables from friends, and not becoming too attached to your belongings are all helpful hints for a successful garage sale.

    10. Try your luck on OfferUp

    Customers may purchase and sell their items directly from their cellphones using the OfferUp mobile app, which works in a similar way to LetGo. A picture, a description, and a price are all that is required. You’ll be able to communicate with potential purchasers through the app after it’s posted. To make sure you’re working with the right person, OfferUp lets users assess both buyers and sellers.

    If you follow our tips and use the apps suggested, selling your clutter will feel like a breeze. Because of your successful sale, you’ll have a lighter moving burden and a heftier pocketbook when you’re done. That means you don’t have to feel guilty about the costs of packing and relocating. Looking for a respectable moving company to help you relocate? Let our movers in Renton WA handle your move, so you can relax knowing that your relocation is in capable hands. Congratulations on your upcoming relocation and best of luck!

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