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 storing a mattress properly

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    The need for storage has become an unavoidable occurrence during a lifetime, especially when moving. But there are other reasons for storing as well, lack of space being a typical example. When a need for storage arises, aside from finding suitable self storage in Seattle, a person has to do a lot more to prepare items for storing. No matter what you’re about to store, it probably requires at least some prep. Sometimes, preparations are as simple as dusting off a piece of furniture. However, storing a more demanding item like a mattress requires a bit more time and effort. Don’t worry, it’s not hard, but there’s a right way to do it. So today, we’ll tell you all about why storing a mattress properly is important, and how you can do it with ease!

    Why is it so important to store your mattress properly?

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    A mattress should stay fresh and clean even after storing.

    Mattresses are easy to overlook when it comes to storage preparations. They are rather robust, soft, and durable, right? Wrong! Mattresses are very prone to damage, especially when tucked away without caution. There are many things that can go wrong if a mattress isn’t packed and prepared properly before storing. You can expect your mattress to:

    • Get so filthy it’s pretty much impossible to clean fully
    • Warp if left in a bent position
    • Catch mold after which you can throw it away
    • Get ruined by water
    • Get ruined by vermin and other small animals

    Some of these problems can only occur in bad conditions. That’s why it’s extremely important to store with a moving company Washington residents fully recommend. It’s not a good idea to simply go for storage that’s the cheapest. Do your research and makes sure that you’re getting a storage unit with a reputable company that cares about clients.

    Get your mattress ready for storing the right way

    If you wish to preserve your mattress you have to prepare it well for storage. That includes both preparing the mattress itself as well as packing it correctly. With a quality storage Lynnwood WA solution, you don’t have to be as thorough and some steps may be redundant. However, not all storages are equally as good so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

    Begin by removing the mattress from the bed

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    To store a mattress properly you first have to remove all the sheets and take it off the bed.

    The first step is, obviously, to remove your mattress from the bed. If your mattress is too heavy you may want to ask someone for help at this point. Movers are always a great option when it comes to preparing and packing. However, if you’ve decided against hiring full-service movers and are trying to avoid any additional moving expenses, you might want to ask a friend or a family member to help you out.

    Once your mattress is off the bed, remove all the bedding from it. That’s extremely important since storing a mattress with used bedding still on can it create more problems. You really want to avoid packing your mattress with any bacteria on it. So before you proceed to the next step, make sure that your mattress is off the bed and completely bare.

    Prepare the mattress for packing

    During this step, you’re supposed to prep your mattress for packing. First of all, you should sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over your mattress and let it sit like that for a few hours. Baking soda will help eliminate any remaining odors and bacteria. After the time is up, vacuum your mattress properly. Make sure that there is no baking soda residue, dust, hair, or other dirt still on it. After that, let your mattress air out for another couple of hours before proceeding to the next step. If possible, let your mattress sit outside in the sun for a little while.

    To store a mattress properly you have to pack it properly

    Storing a mattress correctly includes proper packing. You can do everything well and still get your mattress damaged if you don’t pack it the right way. To pack your matters, first of all, you’ll need some supplies. So before you begin packing grab a decent amount of plastic wrap and duct tape. However, make sure to get breathable plastic that’s not heavy. Heavy plastic can trap moisture and you want to prevent that from happening. How much plastic wrap and duct tape you’ll need will depend on the size of your mattress. It’s best to get all of the supplies ready before starting the packing process.

    To pack your mattress correctly, wrap it in plastic wrap and make sure that the whole mattress is covered. After that, secure the plastic wrap with duct tape. Make sure to seal it tight so as to prevent any moisture from going in. You’ll probably need some help for this step since sealing a mattress tightly by yourself can be very tricky.

    Storage and positioning are extremely important

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    Make sure to store your mattress with a reputable moving company.

    When storing a mattress choosing the right type of storage and positioning it correctly within that storage is just as important as proper packing is. Quality, features, and the cost to rent a storage unit vary from one company to another. That’s why it’s very important to choose a storage service provider that offers conditions suitable for storing mattresses at a cost that you can afford.

    Other than the storage itself, you also have to be very mindful of how you place your mattress within the unit. Don’t just let your mattress flop, don’t bend it, and don’t lay it flat on the ground. It’s best to place a mattress right against a wall with larger furniture supporting it from the other side. That way your mattress will be less like to become misshapen or get damaged.

    You’re ready to store your mattress correctly!

    Storing a mattress properly, obviously, isn’t a science. It’s a very simple task that pretty much anyone can do. However, it can be somewhat tricky for those who don’t have any experience with packing mattresses. That’s why it’s great to have help. But still, even if you don’t find physical help, with little help from our article, you’ll get your mattress ready for storing just the way it should be done, quickly and easily!

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