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.

Why Choose Us



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is locally owned and operated by the same family for four generations, since 1890. We have a well-established reputation for service quality and reliability with a high percentage of repeat household and commercial clients.



We’re a certified ProMover by the American Moving and Storage Association with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, voted “Best in Western Washington” in 2009 and from 2011 to 2016 by KING5. Our company is fully licensed and insured and member of WMC and AMSA.



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage provide free, no-obligation in-home estimate and competitive rates, including low minimum rates for shipments moving under 300 miles. We’ve set a refund policy for unused packing materials and three Puget Sound locations to help clients save on travel fee costs.

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.