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

Where to find packing supplies in Newcastle

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    Picture of packed boxes is probably the most associated image with the word ‘moving’. It is no wonder, really. Packing is an essential part of every relocation for multiple reasons. Apart from being the most convenient way of transporting your belongings from point A to point B, it is also the means of ensuring the trip does not prove to be detrimental to their well-being. What you can conclude from this is that techniques of packing matter just as much as the quality of materials you use. In this article, we will speak of the latter, focusing on where you can find packing supplies in Newcastle.

    The answer to this problem, so to speak, is not so straightforward. It depends on how much time, energy, and money you are willing to allocate. For example, if you want to have as little hassle with the finding of the materials, as well as packing and moving overall, it would be best that you call Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, and let them take care of all there is. However, as some you may still desire to handle the packing process on their own, we will not finish this article here.

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    We will help you find packing more supplies in Newcastle than you need, just read on.

    Finding packing supplies in Newcastle

    The safest route to quality packing materials is through a moving company. Simply put, they use these goods on a daily basis for a single purpose – transporting items safely and properly. This is why you can rest assured that the materials they use are of the finest quality. After all, a professional moving company would not cut back on the packing materials having that they certainly know how risky that move can prove to be.

    So, if you are willing to spend a bit of money, but keep your peace of mind, make sure to reach out to some reliable movers Bellevue WA residents have had experience with. The great thing about going down this route is that you can discuss the details of your move with these experts and they can assist you in assembling a “kit” of the cartons and materials that correspond with your shipment. This way, you can effectively secure the exact items you need for your project, whether that be a 3 bedroom apartment, full single family home, or small loft.

    Going down the cheaper route

    Depending on when you realized that the move was upon you will you be able to listen to our next advice. For example, if you still have some months ahead of you, you can start collecting boxes right away. All those internet purchases come with a nice package that you can put on the side where it will wait for your packing process. For that matter, anything new you purchase that comes with a box from this point until then should be set aside. You can ask your family and friends to do the same. By the time of your packing, you ought to have collected a pretty hefty bunch.

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    Ask your friends and family to help, and you will reach your goal amount in no time.

    While plenty of time ahead can be a great asset, not many people moving have that luxury. For those of you who related to this situation, we say – do not despair. You can still save money and find packing supplies in Newcastle. All you have to do is go to your local grocery, clothing, and liquor stores, and ask whether they have some boxes to spare.

    Warehouses and storage facilities in Newcastle also have reliable doors you can knock on. Most of them have goods arriving on a daily basis, accompanied by boxes they have no further use of. We believe that the stores will hand them out for free, as they would otherwise throw them in the trash. What you need to make sure of before you take them home is that the boxes are in good condition. That is, you want to ensure they are odor and stain-free.

    As for the liquor stores, they are your best bet when it comes to packing materials that are suitable for fragile items. As liquor stores work with glass bottles, their packages will be sturdier, more reliable, and possibly with separators. These will do wonders for your glasses, figurines, and other delicate goods.

    A necessary action when you find packing supplies in Newcastle

    Chances are that not all the hand-me-down boxes will be in their pristine state. Still, that is no reason to discard them. Finding packing supplies in Newcastle will be harder if you do so. What you ought to do instead is fix what you can. You would be surprised at what a quality duct tape can do. Go to your local Home Depot and get plenty of duct tape, labeling materials, and cushioning materials. More on the latter two later on. Use the duct tape to strengthen all the weak points of those boxes which might not be as sturdy. Make sure to go over all the edges from the inside and out. It is essential that you strengthen the bottom of every box that does not promise much.

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    Labeling is a must in every packing process.

    As for labeling materials, there is no way to circumvent them. Your cheapest option is to buy markers and write the contents of every box on its side. You have to make sure to do this. Your “future self” will thank you when the time for unpacking arrives. If you have the time, nerves, and money to go a step further, you can color-code your boxes, so that their labels correspond with the room they belong to. For example, red-marked boxes belong in the kitchen, blue in the bedroom, and purple in the living room.

    Packing materials you already have

    Padding and cushioning is one of the best things you can do for the belongings that are susceptible to breakage. Luckily, you needn’t look far and wide to find packing supplies in Newcastle that will serve this purpose. Rather use what you already have: old newspapers, t-shirts, socks, sheets, and blankets will prove more than enough. Wrap, pad, and cushion as you go, paying special attention to the edges of fragile items. Not only will you save money on supplies, but you will also save space.

    As you can see, finding packing materials in Newcastle is not that much of a daunting venture. All it takes is a bit of creativity, time, and knowledge. Hopefully, you will now have plenty of everything.

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