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 to help seniors settle into a new Seattle home

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    It looks like a moving process becomes even more complicated when there are seniors involved. Moving companies Seattle have participated in many senior relocations and have seen what are the most common obstacles and what are the best approaches to help your seniors settle into a new Seattle home. If your elderlies are moving, the following lines should help you get a better idea of how to help them and how to ease the whole adaptation process.

    Your first task is to talk to your elders and discuss the upcoming move

    Seniors dislike moving. They either do not like the change it brings or they think that the moving process is going to be too difficult for them to handle. Of course, one of your first tasks will be to make them accept the situation. And make the best of it. That is why honest and open talk is the first thing you should do. This way you will find out what is bothering them, what are their concerns, and find ways to help them.

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    Talk to your elderly and make sure that they know what is coming

    Handle their belongings with care

    One of the things that older people do not like is when someone is disturbing their belongings. And that is something that is probably going to happen during a move. Their old items will probably have to make room for new items. And that is something that you should do even before you start searching for movers. If that is something that is troubling your elderly, offer them to rent a self-storage Seattle and to keep their old items there. Of course, you can leave a few pieces that will help them with nostalgia. But the more items you remove, the cheaper and simpler your relocation will be.

    Involve them in the planning process

    Planning your relocation is something that is definitely going to help your elderly settle into a new home. As we already mentioned, the main cause of anxiety is the fear of the unknown. To relieve them from that fear, sit down with your seniors, and plan the move together. Go through every step of the move. Ask for their opinion. And make sure that there won’t be many situations where they will feel uncomfortable. Of course, the best and easiest way to move is to find and hire reputable residential movers Seattle that will handle their entire relocation.

    Hire a full service moving company to get a stress-free move

    If you want to help your elderly settle in their new place the relocation process needs to be impeccable.  Of course, there are ways to organize a smooth move without hiring a moving company. But if you really want to have a stress-free and relaxed move, then you should definitely hire some experienced and trustworthy movers Seattle.  Besides experience and reliability, you also need to make sure that the moving company you are hiring offers a complete moving service. This means, packing your items, providing packing materials, handling bulky items and furniture, loading and unloading, transportation,  unpacking, junk removal, and storage. Yes, hiring a full moving service is not so cheap. However, if your goal is to have a stress-free move, this is the best way to go.

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    Hire a full service moving company

    Hire professionals to pack your belongings

    Of course, the biggest concern when preparing your elderlies for a move is packing and handling bulky items and furniture. If you do not want to pay for a full moving service, at least consider hiring professional packers. They will bring their own packing materials and pack your items quickly and securely. This is the best way to handle the packing process and simplify your move. Also, hire a moving company that deals with furniture disassembling and reassembling. This is also a thing that you will need help with.

    The thing that will help you seniors settle into a new Seattle home quickly is an unpacking service

    One thing that is crucial when thinking about moving services and settling into a new home is unpacking. Many moving companies offer a packing service but that doesn’t mean that they will help you with unpacking. So check this before you hire them.  Imagine that after a long and tiring move you need to deal with boxes, wraps, and bags. This is probably harder than packing. That is why many people continue living among the boxes for months after they move. If you want the elderly to settle into a new place as quickly as possible, unpacking service will help them do it. They will unbox every item, put them where you tell them too, and even clean up the mess. There is no faster way to settle into a new home than this.

    Help your seniors settle into a new Seattle home by visiting the neighborhood

    If you prepared everything regarding the move, then you can start preparing your elderly for the new place. Of course, if it is possible, it would be good if you could visit the place together, walk around the new Seattle neighborhood, and meet some of the neighbors. This will surely help them accept the fact that they are moving and make them more relaxed.

    If you cannot visit the new place, use the internet to show them how great the new place is. Show them images, watch videos on YouTube, and read forums and testimonials from people who already live there.  This is not as efficient as a personal visit. Still, if there are some things that are not so great, and that you would rather hide, it would be easier to do it online.

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    Take a walk around the new neighborhood

    A stress-free move will help you in your goal

    That is how you can help seniors settle into a new Seattle home.  It all comes to talk and relaxing the moving process. If you manage to organize a stress-free move, settling into a new place will be a piece of cake.

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