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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

Tutorial for packing a king-size bed for relocation

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    Is there a more demanding thing than packing when we talk about relocation? Perhaps. After all, it all depends on individuals. However, we think most people would agree that packing takes most of our time. Moreover, the stress it frequently causes is tiresome. Thus, with the best movers Seattle, all this can become a thing of the past. Proper organization and the right movers can significantly diminish the negative aspects of relocation. Nevertheless, it’s good to know certain rules with packing a king-size bed for instance. In case you’re doing the packing, knowing the right techniques is crucial for a job to be done successfully.

    Start your packing process with downsizing

    First of all, consider what things should become the part of your new home. What is truly worth taking? When it comes to packing a large bed, reflect on the quality and need for that bed exactly. Do you wake up in pains and aches? With this in mind, inspect the quality of the bed and the mattress itself. Is this all worth bothering?

    For instance, if you have slept on the mattress for more than 7 years, then the time has come for replacement. Compare the prices of the new bed and the costs of packing and transportation of that bed. Believe us, you’d be surprised. Also, it’s not all about the money. Imagine the trouble transporting that same bed. Therefore, start packing it only if it’s truly worth it. Remember, the significance of quality sleep is irreplaceable.

    Rely on professionals

    If possible, make sure to find the best cross country movers Seattle. Their professional team has the experience, skills, knowledge, and proper equipment. They will manage to pack and transport your king-size bed smoothly. Be that as it may, you’ll use the additional time to devote to other chores related to relocation. Moreover, the stress and physical strain will be reduced significantly. Therefore if your budget allows it, start looking for your reliable movers.

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    Packing a king-size bed should be in hands of professional staff.

    Follow certain steps when packing a king-size bed

    Nevertheless, if you plan on preparing a king-size bed for transportation on your own, you’ll need our help. Hopefully, our advice will be of great help. Handling a king-size bed can be quite difficult. That is why you must pay attention to each part of it. We are here to show you some basic steps in order to handle everything with no injuries or damage.

    • remove beddings
    • remove the mattress
    • disassemble the bed frame
    • wrap parts of the bed
    • load everything into the truck

    Beddings go first

    a woman picking up the pillows from the bed preapring for packing a king-size bed.
    Start from the top. First the beddings. Pack them carefully. Be precise.

    This is the easy part. Remove the beddings and pillows from the mattress. Make sure to wrap these things separately from other parts of the bed. Put them in a box and don’t forget to label the box. Also, use linens and pillows to fill in the boxes where you plan to keep breakable items.

    Pay special attention to your mattress

    Prior to packing, buy a specialized mattress bag or box in order to protect your mattress during transportation. If possible, it should fit the dimensions of your mattress. In case you wonder where you can get it, there is a number of ways. For instance, your movers can get it. Also, you can buy it alone or through a store that sells moving supplies. When talking of protection, certain movers may offer shipping crates Seattle for maximum protection. Hence, be aware of this possibility too.

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    In case your mattress is worth trouble, make sure to pack it carefully and save it from damage.

    Bear in mind, lifting a mattress is very difficult. It would be good to have help. Otherwise, you may injure your back. With this in mind, you may avoid injuries with a simple trick. Put a blanket on the floor. Then, slide the mattress upright on the center of the blanket. After this, you can pull up the blanket much easier than gripping the mattress. Finally, load the mattress into a truck. In order to save space, it would be good to put it upright and sideway. However, most mattresses will be put flat in a truck.

    Disassembling can ease up the process significantly

    After removing the mattress, start disassembling the bed frame. Disassembling furniture for a move is practically an obligatory activity.  As a result, you’ll carry it more easily, go through the door, and load it in the truck. By all means, it would be good to have the assembly manual by your side. After all, all the guidelines are there. If not, find instructions on the website of the manufacturer. On the other hand, you can simply document each step. Take pictures or videos so you can assemble them at the end following the guidelines.

    In case your bed has a storage chest, don’t leave it like that. Remove the storage chest. Moreover, all the hardware such as bolts, screws, nuts … should be put in a plastic bag. Then, tape the bag to the largest piece of the bed frame. Be careful when loading the track with the bed frame.

    Last but not least, here comes wrapping

    Don’t forget to wrap the parts of the king-size bed. Use packing paper, air bubble foil, nylon rope, tape.  What matters most is to ensure the safety of the bed. After doing this, your king-size bed can be safely transported. Also, be careful about how you plan to put things into a moving truck. Finally, you are left to drive carefully. As you can see, a lot of things are on your mind when you are to move bed and mattress by yourself. If following our advice, you’ll soon be satisfied with the results.

    Be thorough and handle your relocation successfully

    All in all, packing a king-size bed is not easy at all. Certainly, one of the most difficult parts of the packing process. Our advice is always the same. Find professional movers. However, we are aware not everyone will be able to do so. Therefore, stick to our basic steps and handle the packing process easier. Find the necessary packing supplies. Disassemble the items. Pack meticulously every part of it. In the end, be satisfied with achieving almost perfect relocation.

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