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

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

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    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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