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 upsizing your Marysville apartment

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    With the state of the housing market being as it is, many people are looking to move into larger apartments, as opposed to traditional homes. In Marysville, this situation is further exacerbated with many new, large, apartments being available. Therefore upsizing your Marysville apartment might be exactly what you need. While you will have additional space, it is never a bad idea to consider self storage Seattle options as well. They will provide you with an excellent way to organize things in a more convenient way. That being said, upsizing can be a tricky process. In this article, we will provide you with a few tips on how to make it easier.

    How to go about upsizing your Marysville apartment

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    You may need additional furniture.

    With the current lockdown situation, it is perfectly normal that you want to move into a larger apartment and profit from more space that it offers. The housing market boom is not looking to go away anytime soon, after all, and you might as well “pull the gun” on your apartment purchase. But moving into a larger home is much more than simply hiring one of the moving companies Marysville WA has to offer. To get the most of it, you will want to :

    • Declutter
    • Consider the available space
    • Think of which items you need to purchase
    • Calculate your new monthly bills

    These tips will help you relocate to your new home much easier and allow you to adapt to your new circumstances. You will do well to utilize all of them. Of course, as every relocation is unique, you will want to figure out if there is anything specific to your situation as well. With that in mind, let’s see why the above points are so important.

    Why declutter when upsizing your Marysville apartment

    Normally, you would only think about decluttering when downsizing. Why, then, do we advise you to go through the decluttering process? Well, most of the time when you relocate to a larger home, there are items that will simply not work in it. For example, your items may not fit into the new rooms, no matter how large they might be. It can be a colossal waste to hire moving services Seattle to relocate your piano, for example, only to figure out that the room you want it to be can’t accommodate it. Besides, relocation is the ideal time to carefully consider which items you don’t need anymore.

    Even if you have more space to work with, that does not mean that you can simply pack everything and take it with you. Or, you can, but it will only lead to further problems down the proverbial road. A much better idea is to take some time and declutter before you commit to the relocation. It has the potential to save you quite a bit of money, too.

    Think about the space you need to fill

    When you are moving into a larger Marysville apartment, you will have to do a lot of shuffling around. Chances are, you will not be able to simply relocate all the items from your old home to the new one and have them at the same location. Therefore, what you need to do is create an inventory list of your belongings, complete with measurements, and think about the available space and where those items might go.

    a large room, depicting the benefits of upsizing your Marysville apartment
    Consider the items you will need.

    The main reason why you are doing this is to reduce the amount of work that will be required. You don’t want to be handling heavy items when moving several times without reason, after all. While your movers will be happy to assist you, doing this will incur additional costs. And that is money that can go into additional items and fixtures in your new apartment. Speaking of which:

    Consider your purchases carefully

    Once you have a good grasp of the space you will have to work with, you will have a better idea of the items you need to fill it with. The best tip that we can give you in this regard is to wait a bit. Don’t think that you have to have everything set up the moment you move in. A much better option is to live in the apartment for a while, recognize what you actually require, and then go on a shopping spree. 

    That being said, there are some items that you will want to purchase immediately. If you need a new desk for your office, for example, you need it as soon as you relocate. But if you don’t need new guestroom furniture straight away, it is much better to wait a bit and search for great deals. You will not be using the room daily, after all. A good time to search for deals is at the end of the summer, as furniture sales and clearances in the city of Marysville are quite common at that time of year. It is in your best interest to wait for them to become available.

    Upsizing your Marysville apartment – moving and packing considerations

    To get the most out of your new apartment, you want to “set the stage” just right. And that means hiring quality movers Seattle, packing your belongings with care, and creating a moving checklist. As all of this may take considerable time to complete, it is advisable that you start as early as possible. You will want to book your movers as soon as you know that you will be moving, for example. That will all but guarantee the moving date of your choice and it may provide you with a great deal, as well. Movers love early bookers and are usually willing to provide them with better prices.

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    Packing can be fun.

    As for packing, you will need to obtain various packing supplies well before you start upsizing your Marysville apartment. You will need plenty of boxes in different sizes and types, packing tape, packing paper, lots of bubble wrapping, and some permanent markers. Go through one room at a time and you will soon have your belongings ready for moving into your new, larger, apartment.

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