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 staging your home for sale in Redmond

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    When the time comes to move from Redmond, you’ll need to sell your current home. But the real estate market can be quite a competitive place. So what makes your house special and better than others? Why should a potential buyer choose it over all the other properties on the market? The answer, of course, is that you have to make your home as attractive to buyers as possible. And you can do this by staging your home for sale. It will make your home look better to buyers thus ensuring you sell for a higher price and much faster. And the sooner you sell your home, the sooner you can hire Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage to help you relocate. So what are you waiting for?

    Staging your home for sale is important

    You probably love your home, complete with all its flaws and imperfections. But that’s not what potential buyers will see when they walk through the door. You want them to fall in love with the place as soon as they see it, picture themselves living it, and think that it’s perfect enough to spend money on. Staging helps you achieve this by highlighting the best parts of your home and hiding the flaws. This will help you sell your home faster and for a better price because you’ll attract more buyers and make them more willing to spend on the house. So if you want to be able to hire movers Redmond WA and move out as soon as possible, staging will help you achieve that.

    Living room after staging your home for sale.
    Staging your Redmond home will broaden its appeal and make it easier to sell.

    Staging your home for sale by focusing high-impact adjustments

    While you can hire professionals to stage your home, this can put a dent in your moving budget. And if you’re already spending on good cross country movers Seattle, you might not be able to afford professional help with staging as well. Luckily, staging a home can be done without assistance. You just need to know what to focus on.

    Make a good first impression

    Nobody likes to admit this but first impressions matter. It’s hard to correct a bad first impression and hard to beat a good one. So when you’re staging your home, ask yourself: what is the first thing potential buyers will see? Whether it’s your front porch, lawn, hallway, or living room, make sure that it looks as inviting as it possibly can. Fix any damage to walls and floors, clean, apply a fresh coat of paint – these are all simple and minor changes that pack a punch.

    Stage the most important rooms

    Not all rooms are equally important when buying (or selling) a home. People tend to focus on spaces they are going to be using most: the kitchen, the master bathroom, the master bedroom, the den. These are the rooms you want to stage first and stage well. Your cluttered attic or garage being dusty is not going to put anyone off purchasing your home. But if there’s water damage and mold in the bathroom or the kitchen isn’t properly furnished, that might be a problem. If it helps, think back on when you were last buying a new home. What were some of the rooms you paid extra attention to? Stage those!

    Bedroom.
    Make sure that your bedroom is staged to perfection.

    Make necessary repairs

    Staging will help your home look better. And it can certainly hide some minor flaws like stained carpets or chipped wall paint. But strategic furniture placement only goes so far. Some damage you’ll actually have to fix. Smart buyers will always check that doors and windows close properly, that insulation is satisfactory, and that the HVAC systems are operational. If there are any issues with those (that won’t cost an arm and a leg to repair), it might be smart to invest a bit in fixing them. It’ll significantly raise the value of your home on the market.

    Staging your home for sale by depersonalizing the space

    When buying a home, we’re all looking for a place where we feel like we can belong. For this reason, it is very important to make sure that potential buyers can imagine themselves in your home. They won’t be able to do this if your personal belongings are all over the place. Instead, you want to depersonalize the space so others can project on it and see its potential. It might be smart to rent storage Seattle for your belongings and only leave neutral furniture pieces lying around.

    Declutter first

    You can make both staging your home and packing for your move easier in one fell swoop: by getting rid of clutter. You definitely have things lying around that you don’t actually need. Now is the perfect time to sell them, donate to a charity, or just throw them out. This will diminish the amount of stuff you have in the home, make it look neater and less personal, cut the time and effort you need to put into packing, and allow you to start fresh in your new home without clutter. No downsides!

    Clutter-free living room.
    Understated, clutter-free living space is more attractive to potential buyers.

    Clean until everything is spotless

    Whoever buys your home is going to have to clean it before settling it. But that doesn’t mean you can just leave it all to them – nobody is going to buy a house that looks dirty. On the other hand, spotless and well-maintained home is going to be very appealing to everyone who comes through the door. So clean like you’ve never cleaned before! Remember the spots you usually skip like behind the radiator and the gutters outside – many keen-eyed buyers will remember to check those as well.

    Aim for fresh, light, and neutral

    Most people like some sort of variety and visual interest in their space. But what exactly each person likes varies greatly. So when you want to cast a wide net, your best pet is to go for a neutral look with lots of natural light and nude coloring. This could mean painting over your darker accent wall, removing curtains to let more light in, airing out all rooms to make sure everything smells clean and fresh, and similar little tricks that make your home look bigger and airier.

    You’ll maximize appeal this way because even the people who don’t go for this look will be able to see the potential of the home and how they can change it. That is to say, they’ll be able to see ways in which they can make the home theirs. And that’s the whole point of staging your home for sale.

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