Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has served the moving and storage needs of Seattle and surrounding areas since 1890. You’ve probably seen our unmistakable red moving trucks driving around town or parked in front of your neighbor's home when they made a move. Whether you are moving from a house in Magnolia to a condo in downtown Seattle or an apartment in Edmonds to a house in Lynnwood, we have a proven track record of providing thousands of successful local moves. In fact, local moves are what we do most, and what we do best. Click here for recent our recent mover reviews.
With our three convenient office locations in the Greater Seattle area, we can provide you with the efficient moving services you can trust. Hansen Bros. would like to help you understand the way local moving charges are determined. We also want to ensure you get an accurate estimate so there are no surprises on your move day. If you have any questions before, during, or after the estimate, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-300-7222 or use our convenient contact us form. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage adheres to all the rules and regulations related to the moving industry. For more information about moving within Washington State, please click here.
You were recommended by the Homeowner's Club in Seattle. They only use the best people. Chris was fabulous crew leader. I was impressed the way the guys worked together as a team to move an insanely heavy range and a refrigerator that was a tight fit in a 'built-in' cupboard. High compliments to Chris and to the team of Scott, Ronald and Eduardo. Thank you for your help. — Sherry & Dave G., 9/5/2017See What 2,591 Customers are Saying
What is a Local Residential Move?
A local residential move is a move that takes place within a 56-mile radius and stays within the state of origin. For example, if you were moving household items from Bellevue, Washington to Seattle, Washington you would be requesting Hansen Bros. to perform local residential moving services. Many factors determine the cost of a local move. Luckily, many of those factors are within your control. For example, how ready are you when the movers arrive? Are all of your belongings packed in boxes? Can the moving van park close to your home? Do you have any extremely heavy items to move? Are there any disassembly or reassembly services that will be required to safely move your belongings? How much packing, unpacking and furniture placement would you like the movers to do for you?
The more information you provide us prior to your move date, the better your chances are of having a smooth move within your budget. We are a full-service moving and storage company. You can walk out the door, leave the breakfast dishes on the table and we can take it from there. Or, you can have all of your belongings packed in boxes and stacked by your front door and we can simply load them on the truck for you and unload them in your new home. Based on all of the above information, we can determine the right number of movers to get the job done just the way you want it.
Our strategy is to take you through a step-by-step process, explain your options, and develop the best pre-move plan for the most cost effective relocation. We begin with advanced pre-move counseling where our dedicated Relocation Consultant will visit your home and provide you with a written in home estimate. Our consultant uses the latest in computerized estimating software which records room by room each item you would like moved and every other service you would like us to perform. They use check sheets to ensure nothing is overlooked so you have all of the information explaining the moving services and processes to make informed decisions regarding your move. After your decision, work orders, special instruction sheets, detailed notes and the room by room list (cube sheet) is turned in and discussed with our operations team. They thoroughly review the project together which helps convey the particular circumstances and details of your move. This helps ensure that everything that was discussed during your estimate is fulfilled on moving day. If you would like a no obligation survey of your move please contact us.
What You Can Expect During a Local Residential Move
Exceptional Customer Service is Guaranteed – At Hansen Bros. we have received numerous awards for our dedication to providing outstanding customer service. Including being voted as the Best Mover in Western Washington in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. From the moment you first contact Hansen Bros. until your last piece of furniture is placed exactly where you like it, you can rest assured knowing that our team will work tirelessly to make sure you are completely satisfied with your entire move.
Relocation Consultants – We assign a Relocation Consultant to each local move. Our Relocation Consultants receive extensive training and have passed a nationally accredited industry certification examination. Your Relocation Consultant will be your personal moving expert throughout your relocation. He/She will create a customized move plan that will layout the foundation for a successful, stress free, and affordable move. The plan is all recorded and reviewed with our operations team. At any time the operations manager or your Relocation Consultant will be available to answer questions, update you on the status of your move, and make sure that the plan agreed upon during your estimate are kept on moving day.
Specialized Movers Based on Your Needs – Before applicants are considered for a position, Hansen Bros. insures who we are sending into your home by drug testing and having each individual to pass a rigorous background check administered by a national company. They are put though an ongoing training program which enables them to develop a well rounded set of skills. Hansen Bros has an in-house training facility that includes a kitchen, living room furniture and even an upright piano and a grand piano for the crews to hone their techniques. Your particular moving team will be chosen based on the exact specifications of your move. Your hand picked team of movers will complement each other’s job capabilities and create a manageable, efficient and cost-effective relocation. For example, if your move requires a lot of disassembly, then we will send a mover who is experienced in providing disassembly services. If there is packing we send trained and well qualified packers possibly the day prior to the actual move. Efficiency is the key to a successful and cost effective move. Someone can always find a lower hourly rate but the efficiency of the crew and the process determines the final price.
Customer service was very good, which is why we went with Hansen Bros, in spite of providing the highest estimate. The moving crew was also great, professional, courteous, hard-working. However, the final bill was more than 35% higher than the estimate, even after having an employee visit the house and personally observe all that the move would entail. The unexpected increase in cost was the only negative about the whole experience. I would recommend Hansen Bros, but only with one caveat - be prepared to pay more than the estimate. — Joshua S., 9/2/2017See What 2,591 Customers are Saying
Working Supervisors on Every Move – We assign a working supervisor on every job. Prior to your move, your working supervisor will meet with the Operations Manager to review the requirements identified by your Relocation Consultant. Your working supervisor will be onsite to direct the moving team and will be there to assure total accountability.
Superior Protection Plan on Every Move – Hansen Bros. prides itself on the safe and secure transport of your household goods. Although your items may be going a short distance during a local move, we still take the necessary measures to protect your valuables. Our professionals pad wrap furniture and pad wrap plus stretch wrap upholstered furniture to help ensure no damage or soiling occurred during the transport. We promise to pad protect your entryway doors and stair banisters, in addition to covering any walkway flooring. To further protect our customers, we offer exceptional options for valuation coverage.
A Positive Impact on Our Local Community – Our world headquarters is based right here in Seattle, Washington. Our employees are Washington residents and a majority of our truck fleet consists of American-made nameplates like International, GMC, Kentucky Trailer, and Ford. We take great measures to go out of our way to spend our dollars with local Washington based companies. After all, we know how important it is to help support the local economy and people who use our services. So when you hire Hansen Bros. you can rest easy knowing that you too are helping keep Washington families working, and you too are doing your part to stimulate the local economy by hiring a local moving company who will pay it forward and spend their money here in Washington. Click for a list of the charities and organizations we proudly support.
Point-to-Point Service – As a general rule the same moving professionals that load your goods at your place of origin will be the same persons that unload your goods at your new destination. This seamless service fosters a better relationship between you and the movers and provides you with the satisfaction of complete accountability. Some of our movers have even moved the same families numerous times over the years because the client requested the same crew.
The Cleanest Moving Trucks – At Hansen Bros. maintaining our moving fleet and ensuring dependable fleet transportation is a significant part of our commitment to our customers. Our delivery vehicles are serviced by professional mechanics on a regular basis and comply with all state regulatory, transportation and emission standards and codes.
The Cost for Local Residential Moving Services – Hansen Bros. would like to help you understand the way local moving charges are determined. We want to help you get an accurate estimate so there are no surprises on your move day. Here is how the State of Washington bases the pricing for local moving services:
- The number of movers and number of moving vans required to perform the move which is determined by the services requested
- The travel time to reach your location
- The amount of time it takes the movers to load your belongings into the truck
- The drive time between your old residence and new residence
- The amount of time it takes to unload your belongings into your new residence
- The amount of time to return to the warehouse
Since the cost is determined by time, there are a number of things that come into play. The accessibility of the origin and destination for parking the large moving van. Is it possible to park close to each location so the items don’t have to be dollied or carried a long distance? The amount of items you are having us move. Naturally the more items the more trips to and from the truck and the more wrapping and padding will be necessary. Are some of the pieces very large or heavy? Are there many stairs to climb or elevators involved? Sometimes things will not fit into a new location so using stairs instead of an elevator or hoisting to an outside deck or window is required. One of the advantages by choosing Hansen Bros. is with over 120 years of experience Hansen Bros. has encountered and overcome all of these issues many times.
Another of the advantages of selecting Hansen Bros is our 3 locations in the area. Since the state requires movers operating legally to charge for travel time from the time they leave their warehouse until the time they return, we have minimized travel and traffic issues as much as possible with locations in Seattle, Lynnwood, and Newcastle (just south of Bellevue).
The pricing and experiences described above are for just moving items. Naturally every move has different circumstances. Some of the other items that may or may not come into play with your particular move depending on how much or little you would like us to do would be:
- The amount time packing loose items into cartons
- The cost of the materials used for packing loose items
- Crating of high value items
- Additional valuation
- Ferry fares
- Parking barricades
- 3rd party charges
If you would like to see how Hansen Bros. can put together a comprehensive moving plan for you please contact us at 1-888-300-7222 or complete our simple contact us form.