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 cheapest time to relocate

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Everybody knows that moving house is far from cheap. There are many expenses that are awaiting, both expected and unexpected ones. So, naturally, people start looking for ways to make the relocation as gentle on their wallets as possible. It’s understandable that you don’t want the move to cost you an arm and a leg. Well, we’ve got some good news! If you’re hiring Washington movers, you can save money by choosing a good moving date. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you what the cheapest time to relocate is and help you save some coins. Keep reading to find out the ideal moving time for reducing moving costs.

The cheapest season for moving

If you’re not in a rush to move and you have the luxury of choosing a season for your relocation, you should take the following information into consideration. There are pros and cons to moving in each season, but let’s find out which season is the most budget-friendly for moving.

Moving during the summer

Moving during the summer probably sounds like the best choice. The weather is nice, the days are long, your kids are not going to school and you don’t mind being active all day long. But it’s not all roses and butterflies.

The majority of people enjoy moving in the summer the most which leads to summer being the peak of the moving season. This means that hiring movers, getting storage units Lynnwood and any other services regarding the move are more expensive. Because the movers are almost fully-booked, it will also be more difficult to find an available moving date. So, even though a summer move sounds the most appealing, your budget might disagree.

Sunglasses by the pool
Although there are many perks of moving in the summer, this is not the cheapest time to move house.

However, there is some good news. Even though summer isn’t the cheapest time to relocate, it is the best season for selling your home. Because most people are moving and purchasing homes in this period, you can sell your home for more money than usual. So, if you want to sell your house at a great price, summer is the time to do it!

Winter is the cheapest time to relocate

Although no one likes going outside and undertaking serious projects in the winter, this would probably be the cheapest time to move. It’s exactly the fact that not many people choose to move in the winter that makes this season the cheapest choice. This means that the price of hiring residential movers will be much lower than in the summer. Also, the movers are more available so less lead time will be required to secure the date you want.

Snowy streets like this one make winter the cheapest time to relocate
Even though you can save money by moving in the winter, you won’t have the easiest relocation.

However, you should also take into account that moving during the winter isn’t exactly smooth sailing. Because you’re moving in bad weather conditions, a winter relocation can be very challenging. You have to be very careful both when driving and carrying the boxes to and from the truck. So, even though it’s the cheapest time for moving, it’s not the easiest.

Relocating in the spring

Spring weather is perfect, everything is in blossom and this is probably the best and cheapest season for relocation. The weather conditions won’t make your relocation more difficult and you won’t break the bank either. Moving companies still have lower rates in the spring months, so you should take advantage of this time before the peak of the moving season. Keep in mind that towards the end of May, the prices might start going up as summer approaches.

Moving during fall

The peak of the moving season is over and the leaves are starting to fall. This means that fall is coming and the prices of interstate movers are getting more affordable. So, if you want to move while it’s still not freezing cold outside, fall is a good option. It’s one of the cheapest times to relocate, and you can still use the few remaining longer, warmer days for your relocation. Starting September, you can begin looking at affordable moving dates.

A road in the autumn which is one of the cheapest times to relocate
Fall might be the perfect choice of season for your relocation as it’s cheaper than summer but still warm.

If you’ve got kids, you should keep something in mind though. This might not be the ideal time for them to move to a new place as the new school year is starting. It can be a challenging and confusing transition for them. So, have a chat with them before making the decision.

Additional tips for choosing the cheapest time to relocate

Choosing the best season for relocation is important, but it’s not the only thing to pay attention to. Namely, there are other things that contribute to your moving date cheaper than others. Here are a few extra things to keep in mind.

  • Choose the best part of the month to move. Most people move in the beginning of the month or the end, so try and book a moving date in the middle of the month. It will be cheaper and the movers will be more available.
  • Picking the best day of the week. Certain days of the week are cheaper than others when it comes to moving. The majority of people want to move on the weekend. So, if you can, it would be best to move on a weekday to save money.
  • The cheapest time of day to move. If you’re not a morning person, you’re not going to like this, but mornings are the cheapest times for relocation. So, set your alarm clock and go to bed early if you want to save extra coins.

Choose the moving date in advance

Another thing that could help you save some money is booking your moving date well in advance. Last-minute moving can bear extra expenses. So, as soon as you’ve found the best and cheapest time to relocate, call up the movers and pick a date.

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