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.


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

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:

    The crew was much faster than I expected, yet nothing was mishandled or damaged. Also, the final cost was much lower than originally quoted, which was a nice bonus at the end of a long two days. Thanks to Darron, Art, and Chris for their great work!

    -Teresa M., August 17, 2015

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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.