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

When is the best time to rent storage

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    So, you are wondering what is the best time to rent storage. Different periods offer different benefits when it comes to renting storage. Therefore, it all depends on your requirements and situation. If you are renovating or moving, you cannot wait for a specific period to rent storage, you will need it immediately. On the other hand, if you are planning to declutter, or you have some other idea on your mind that includes renting storage in near future, you can calculate and choose the best time according to your situation. To help you decide, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has prepared this article that will explain different benefits you can exploit depending on the time of the year you decide to rent storage.

    Pick the best time to rent storage depending on your needs

    First of all, it is important to say that every period of the year has different benefits when it comes to renting storage. And it all depends on your requirements and your situation. If you need Newcastle storage now then now is the best time to rent it. If you know that you will need storage in the near future but you can wait and calculate, then you need to know what benefits you are expecting to gain by choosing a specific period to rent storage. By choosing a specific time you can get better prices or discounts, have an easier time finding appropriate storage or have an easier time transporting your items to storage. Of course, these are the main things that people expect to gain in this situation. And you have to decide on your priorities before you decide when to start hunting for storage.

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    When it comes to renting storage, every period of the year is different

    If you are in the middle of the moving process the best time to rent storage is now

    As we already mentioned, if you are moving and you need a place to store your items then you cannot wait for a better moment to rent self-storage. Your movers Bellevue WA will need to deliver your items somewhere. And you do not want to start a panic search for storage just because you didn’t think about this on time. That is why it is important to rent storage before your movers come to pick up your belongings. If you are moving today, yesterday was the best time to find a self-storage unit. Of course, the best way to organize this is to find a moving company that also has storage service in their offer. That way you will not have to deal with other companies and rent unreliable storage. If, on the other hand, you can choose when to rent, the situation is completely different.

    Renting storage in winter

    Winter is not the most popular time of the year to move, declutter, or renovate. That is why people rarely decide to rent storage in winter. However, if you are looking for affordable prices, discounts, and other similar incentives, maybe winter is the best time to do it. Besides lower quotes and various discounts, you will also have an opportunity to choose. Winter is not the busiest time of the year for storage companies and they usually have lots of available space at this time of the year. Still, even though there are many benefits to renting storage during winter, there is a reason why winter may be too complicated for this adventure.

    Think about freezing temperatures, snow, icy conditions, and other things that this type of weather can cause. You will have a very difficult task in transporting your items to storage. Moreover, you will have to protect your items additionally so they can withstand such conditions and you may even have to rent a climate-controlled storage unit.

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    If you decide to store your items in winter you will have to additionally protect them from precipitation and low temperatures

    Renting storage in fall

    Similarly to winter, fall is also a time of the year that doesn’t count as busiest in the storage world. You may be able to find better quotes. And, as storages are usually empty during fall, you will have many more storages to choose from. Also, storage facilities are desperate for customers during fall so you will probably find a lot of discounts and other things which purpose is to lure you to rent a unit. Still, even though fall is great for choosing storage and getting lower prices, as in winter you may have other problems.

    Fall is the time of the year with most precipitation. This means that you will have to protect your items additionally so they can survive the rain or condensation. Or you will have to hire movers Everett WA to do this for you. Using the money you saved by renting storage in fall on hiring professional packers to protect your items from fall weather conditions? This doesn’t sound like the best idea.

    Renting storage in spring

    When it comes to renting storage in spring, the situation is completely different. Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for storage companies. That is why prices are highest during this time of the year. Moreover, if you choose to pay for storage in spring, you can expect to have a harder time finding an appropriate unit and facility.

    Still, this is the time of the year when most people move, renovate, and do spring cleanings. Looking from that side, spring might be the perfect time to rent a unit. Moreover, spring has the best weather conditions. If you are looking for a way to ease your packing and storing process, do it in the spring.

    Renting storage in summer

    Summer is the busiest time of the year for storage companies. It is the time of the year when everyone move, renovate, and declutter. That is why you can expect to find similar problems as when you are renting in spring. Just a little more intensified. You will have even fewer options to choose from. The prices will be even higher than in spring. And the weather conditions can be pretty harsh and hostile.  That is why summer is definitely not the best period to rent and search for storage.

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    Summer is definitely no the best period to rent self-storage

    Know what to want to gain before you start thinking about storage and the best period to rent it

    As you can see there isn’t the best time to rent storage. And it all depends on your situation and requirements. The most important thing is to know exactly what you try to gain. And you will have an easier task to pick the best time to organize your storage.

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