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

Ways to safely store items during a pandemic

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    Life in the midst of a pandemic is not only difficult but also different from what we are used to in more ways than one. From paying a visit to your local grocery store to storing your items in storage, it seems like not many of the same rules apply. The number one concern these days is staying safe. So, whether you are looking for a reliable self storage Seattle unit or are thinking about moving to a different location, there are some measures of precaution you ought to consider taking. But if you find it important to safely store items during a pandemic, we have no doubt you will find a way. Of course, you can always use the suggestions we are about to provide.

    Always abide by the government pandemic prevention measures

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    Paying attention to government measures is important in all spheres of life.

    Whether you’ve been watching your TV or following the news online, or even talking to family members, friends, and co-workers – then you are familiar with all the different measures the government uses in order to prevent and stop the spread of the ongoing pandemic. These measures exist to prevent more people from becoming infected, thus directly stopping the pandemic. It doesn’t matter whether you are going out to fill up your tank or look for the best moving companies Seattle has at the moment – you need to abide by the rules.

    Wearing a mask, washing your hands, and frequently using a disinfectant is the holy grail when it comes to preventing infection. So, if you feel the need to tour a storage facility and visit their offices, don’t forget to protect yourself. Moreover, when inside a confined room, always keep your distance from other people. Social distancing is, perhaps, the most effective way to stay safe during a pandemic. It’s also one of the most difficult measures that have been imposed. But it certainly does the trick of keeping one safe.

    Contactless storage is the best way to safely store items during a pandemic

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    When it comes to storage during a pandemic, contactless storage reigns supreme.

    As you already know, every casual encounter could present a sort of threat during a pandemic. And the last thing you want is to risk your safety while searching for the best storage units Lynnwood WA. The good news is that you don’t have to take on any risks in the age we live in, as technology has found a way to ease every aspect of our lives. Thus, believe us when we tell you that you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home to find the right storage unit. Everything you need is a phone/tablet/laptop and a stable Internet connection.

    Start by looking for companies that offer virtual tours of their facilities. This is the perfect way for you to see the units for yourself without having to physically be at the location. Secondly, do your best to find portable self storage in Seattle and opt for a company that will deliver the units to you. We here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage deliver the portable units to your address, where you can choose to load it on your own or have our team do it for you.

    If you do it by yourself, when you are done, you can call us to come by and pick up the container and return it to our storage facility or have it delivered to your new address. During the entire process, you will have minimal to no contact with our team members. That’s because we care about your wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of our employees.

    Make an online reservation

    Once you find a unit that works well for your needs, you can make an online reservation, as well. Secure your unit on time as there has been a surge in interest in self-storage. After all, many people have gone through different changes in their lifestyle. For example, students have relocated out of their dorms and businesses have temporarily shut down. It’s best to lock in a unit before someone else takes your spot.

    Do as much as you can by yourself

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    You do not want to run out of time while packing your items for storage.

    In the pre-coronavirus era, many people would have opted for packing assistance while storing their items. Today, those same people don’t feel like taking an unnecessary risk. We all know that the coronavirus can be transmitted in many ways, including direct contact with an infected item. It is for that reason that you wouldn’t want to put your precious item in anyone’s hands. Unless you are handling special items, such as pianos, bulky furniture, and extremely fragile items, do your best to pack your items by yourself. You can always enlist your housemates for help – no one says you have to do it on your own.

    What you will have to do is put a lot of thought and preparation into the packing process. Bear in mind that you will have to go out and search for packing supplies in sufficient quantity. You can also find them online through numerous resources, giving you a chance to avoid all personal contact. When it comes to packing, time is of the essence, so make sure you have enough of it.

    Is it possible to stay safe while storing items during a pandemic?

    The answer isn’t a defined one, as whether or not you manage to safely store items during a pandemic mostly depends on you. If you take all the necessary measures of precaution and look for contactless storage, chances are that you are going to be successful in your efforts. If it’s of any consolation, you should know that many people have managed to find an appropriate storage unit, store their items, and keep their safety intact. It all depends on how much time and effort you are willing to put into the process.

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