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

5 tips for preventing moving exhaustion

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    We usually mention that relocations are stressful and somewhat expensive endeavors. But what we don’t mention nearly enough is how exhausting the moving process can be. Even if you hire one of the Issaquah moving companies to help you relocate, there will be a seemingly endless number of tasks to accomplish. And each one of those tasks saps you of your energy. While there is no way of preventing moving exhaustion aside from having someone else do all of the work for you, there are ways that can help you lessen it. In this article, we will be focusing on what you can do to stay as energetic as possible throughout the relocation process.

    5 tips that can help with preventing moving exhaustion

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    We all get tired at some point.
    • Make sure you sleep enough
    • Maintain a healthy diet
    • Create mini-tasks out of larger ones
    • Stay well-hydrated
    • Make moving into a fun activity

    Of course, your activities prior to the relocation can also affect your energy levels. If you exercise on a regular basis, for example, you will be better suited to tackle the entire ordeal. Basically, to prevent moving exhaustion completely, you would need to be in peak form. But since this is not possible for all of us, we need to do with what we have and hire Seattle movers for the tasks that are too difficult for us. However, what we can do is make sure to “stack the deck” as much as we can. Let’s see how we can do that.

    Sleep is not only for the weak

    Rule #1 – the better rested you are, the more energy you have. Sleep is essential for keeping your energy levels high and is therefore essential for preventing exhaustion. This does not mean that you need to sleep for 15 hours straight, either. A typical healthy adult requires anywhere between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Sleeping less means you don’t get fully rested while sleeping more basically just wastes time. What you need to do is figure out what your sleep requirements are and make sure you follow them.

    Even if you feel like there simply isn’t enough time for you to get a good night’s sleep, the fact is that most of the time, that is flat out not true. You can always “cut corners” and delay/postpone some activities to get a few more winks. You can also consider better organization, perhaps rent one of the storage units in Lynnwood WA has to offer. By having some of your belongings out of the way, you will be able to focus on what really matters. And you might even be able to sleep better. But getting enough sleep is just one piece of the proverbial puzzle. Let’s take a look at what else we can do.

    Maintaining a healthy diet is a great way of preventing moving exhaustion

    Now, this one might be very difficult in some situations. With all those tasks in the way, and with your kitchen potentially packed, you might not have the ability to prepare healthy meals during the relocation process. Or you might simply be tired and keeping watch in front of the oven might be the last thing that you want. All of this is perfectly normal and understandable. However, this will also inevitably bring your energy levels down. Healthy eating is very important throughout the relocation process, as it will provide you with the nutrition your body requires for handling all those tasks. So how exactly do you solve this conundrum?

    Well, what you can do is stock up on healthy foods in advance. You may want to grab an extra sack or two of fruits and vegetables, as well as stock on eggs, lean meat, milk, and similar low-fat dairy products. You can also prepare healthy bulk meals in advance, to be ready when you need them. If you need more room, you can always consider a portable self storage Seattle solution. Alternatively, you can order healthy food from one of the local restaurants.

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    A healthy diet will provide you with more energy.

    Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you always have a high-energy snack at hand. Protein bars, nuts, and peanut butter sandwiches are perfect for this purpose. And ensure that you are at least eating a nutritious breakfast, as that will serve as the foundation for the entire day.

    Break down the tasks

    While the entire relocation might be one huge, complex, task, you can “break it down” into smaller chunks. This will help prevent you from being overwhelmed and it will help with preventing moving exhaustion as well. What you want to do is break down any tasks that look to be too intimidating into smaller, more manageable, tasks. Then you can laser-focus on those smaller tasks. By doing so, you will have a much easier time summoning the required energy, as well as have numerous “reward stages”.

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    If a task seems too daunting, break it into smaller tasks.

    To make the most out of this method, you will want to reward yourself after each completed task. Scale the rewards with the complexity of the task, of course, but make sure that you get something that you like once it is completed. Examples of a meaningful reward include seeing a movie, inviting a friend over, or even simply grabbing a cup of coffee and not doing anything for 15 minutes. The rewards need to have some weight to them, though, not be completely meaningless.

    Remember to drink plenty of liquids

    We’ve all heard how important proper hydration is. Hydration allows your body to function at an optimal level, after all. Since most people in the city of Seattle tend to relocate throughout the summer, hydration becomes even more important. The intense heat that usually accompanies summer months can dehydrate your body before you know it. In fact, dehydration is one of the main causes of general fatigue and tiredness in summer relocations.

    Luckily, preventing moving exhaustion due to dehydration is very simple. Just drink enough water! You can substitute water with green tea (no sugar), as well as fruit juices, smoothies, and similar healthy liquids. Avoid drinking too many icy beverages or energy drinks as they can be detrimental to your health.

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