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

Useful tips for moving back in with your parents

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    There are certain events in life that are simply unpredictable. When leaving your childhood home after high school, you certainly aren’t expecting to find yourself moving back in with your parents – but that just might be in your future. If such a scenario does happen, it’s very important to remain optimistic, as well as consider a few things that might make it easier to survive this transition. At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we believe that nothing is too difficult or impossible. And that’s why we will gladly distribute a few tips that will keep you loving your life even if you have to take a step back and move in with your parents.

    Have a move out date ready and planned

    Unless you are moving back in because you really want to as you miss your parents, chances are you are not going to be too enthusiastic about your move. And that’s normal, as people are made to strive forward and not have to feel like they are going backward. So if you have just lost your job or are unable to find one after college graduation, you might be forced to hire local movers in Seattle and relocate back into your childhood home. However, that’s no reason for you to live without any plans.

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    Set a goal that you will be able to achieve.

    It’s very important for you to set goals. Give yourself a realistic amount of time to find a new job, save up enough money for rent and utilities, and move out of your parents’ home once again. You can rest assured that everything will be much easier if you do have an exit strategy in place. You will be much calmer when packing your items, you will remain positive when placing them in Newcastle storage, and you will certainly look forward to that time in the future when you can once again be on your own.

    Don’t be a mooch when moving back in with your parents

    Let’s say you are moving back into your childhood home because you lost your job. That’s certainly not a good enough reason for you to live off your parents. You can always find at least a part-time job that will allow you to contribute to bills and groceries. Besides, you should bear in mind that even the move itself is going to cost you. You’ll have to pay for movers, rent Seattle storage, buy packing supplies, moving boxes, etc. It’s okay to ask your parents for a loan if you aren’t able to pay for all of these yourself. But it’s not ideal to take that money and never pay it back. You want to be an independent person, so you ought to act like one.

    This also goes for household chores. You shouldn’t travel back in time when you were a school-aged child when your mother and father did everything for you. Instead, you should get together as a family every once in a while and divide the household chores. This way, everyone can help out equally and nobody will have to be overburdened.

    Respect the rules of your household

    Just because you are moving in with your parents doesn’t mean that you should start acting like a teenager. Those days should be long gone by now. The only way for you to be a respectable adult is by asking for the house rules and abiding by them. Hopefully, your parents are reasonable people who won’t make you have a curfew in your mid-twenties. However, if your parents don’t support smoking in the house (just to give you an example), then you shouldn’t look for a way to bend the rules.

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    You might not like them, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore them.

    Of course, not all parents are the same. Some might be lenient and impose no rules at all while others might be very strict and give you a ton of rules. Whether or not you decide to live with your parents is up to you. But if you do decide to move back in, you ought to respect the household and its owners. Have that in mind before hiring interstate movers and relocating back to your hometown.

    Don’t give up on your social life

    Let’s be realistic – moving back home will be a very difficult thing for the majority of people. However, we are fully aware that sometimes in life you might have to do things you aren’t happy about. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work on making yourself feel better. And an active social life is one of the best ways to relieve some stress and make your days more fulfilled. That’s why it’s very important to keep up with any hobbies you might have, as well as to continue seeing your friends on a regular basis. You might not have enough money for a weekend trip now that you are saving up but you can certainly afford drinks once a week.

    Enjoy spending time with your mother and father

    If you are moving back in with your parents and are hating the thought of it, you should remind yourself that not everything is so bad. Consider this the golden opportunity to spend some quality time with your parents. After all, now you are an adult, so you might be surprised to find out that your parents will have a completely different approach to you.

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    The real fun begins once the entire family gets around the grill.

    This really is the right time to get to know your mother and father on a completely different level. You can do this by having family meals, taking walks, or even finding a hobby you all like doing. And if all this quality time isn’t enough to make you feel at least a little bit excited, just think about all the help you will be getting. You won’t have to prepare all of your meals by yourself – that’s a huge plus if you ask us.

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