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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

4 Reasons to Use Professional Moving Services in Seattle

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One of the first decisions to make while moving to or from Seattle is whether to use professional moving services. For most transitions, hiring professional movers is not only worth it but necessary. When dealing with the stresses that typically go along with a move from a new home to an old one, using moving services ensures one less worry to deal with on the big day.

4 Reasons to Use Professional Moving Services

There are a lot of decisions to make when moving, and beginning the process can be overwhelming. Some put off the decision, and end up moving due to procrastination. Others attempt to save money by handling it on their own (only to find out this is far more difficult and costly than they thought). If you’re moving in Seattle and haven’t decided whether to hire professional movers, consider the benefits of moving services:

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  • Avoid Weather-Related Mishaps – Seattle weather is unpredictable, and no one wants to lug belongings around in the rain – or navigate bulky rental moving trucks through traffic in adverse weather conditions. By hiring movers, you make sure belongings are protected from potential water damage, and avoid driving moving trucks in bad weather. That way, your moving day goes smoothly — rain or shine.
  • Reduce Costs – Do-It-Yourself movers often find that, by foregoing professional help, they often spend more money. The cost of renting moving equipment, protective padding and trucks quickly add up, and expensive accidents that damage furniture or the rental truck are more likely without professional help. If you choose the right moving services, it can actually be more affordable in the long run.
  • Save Time – Between packing belongings, loading up the truck and unloading at your new home, moving can be a massive drain on time. Movers are trained to transport even the heaviest belongings (like furniture, safes, and appliances) quickly and efficiently. Additionally, movers can even pack for you, streamlining the process from the beginning.
  • Ease Stress – It’s safe to say that no one likes moving. Besides the physical process of moving belongings from one place to another, there’s a lot to deal with: cleaning, finding a new home and adjusting to a new area. Hiring movers saves you some exhaustion and worry during what is already a difficult process.

When hiring a moving company, be sure they have a permit to operate in your state. An investigation by Jesse Jones of KIRO 7 News uncovers the risks of working with unauthorized movers.

Make Moving Simple With Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

Did you decide to use professional movers? Good call.

If you’re moving in or out of Seattle, choosing movers is easy. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has been serving residents for more than 130 years. We offer moving services like:

To begin planning your move, contact us today.

Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-888-300-7222.