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

5 signs of a successful Seattle relocation

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    Moving is a complex task. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the middle of packing and other duties. It’s not a surprise why many people tend to postpone, or even quit their move. On the other hand, there’s a way to determine if your relocation is going in the right direction. In this comprehensive article, you will learn how to easily tell signs of a successful Seattle relocation. Not only will you feel at peace, but also stay motivated for the rest of your moving journey. We at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage want you to have a relaxed and stress-free move. In addition to moving tips, we also provide top-notch moving and shipping services. As one of the best movers Seattle has on offer, we commit to delivering a blissful move to each of our customers. We stand at your disposal whenever you decide to relocate!

    Pay attention to 5 common signs of a successful Seattle relocation

    Moving sometimes can take longer than you thought. For many, this means the move isn’t as successful as they want it to be. However, keep in mind that moving delays are common occurrences. They aren’t the indicators of whether your local or cross country move is going well or not. The quality of moving services and how well you get organized are one of the signs that your move is going to end up in the best way possible.

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    Pay attention to common signs of a successful Seattle relocation and you’ll immediately feel at ease.

    1 – The company you hired has a good reputation

    The very first sign of a successful upcoming relocation in Seattle is a competent moving company. Moving is more than just packing and transporting, which is why skilled movers are a must. Without them, you can’t expect to have a decent, let alone stress-free moving experience. That being said, finding the right Washington movers is worth the time invested.

    Simply, follow these steps and you’ll get to your chosen movers in no time:

    • Determine the duration of your move. Then, pick five to six companies that specialize in multiple relocations.
    • Make sure each company is licensed, has a USDOT number, and offers a free, on-site estimation.
    • Check the about us section on the company’s website. Seasoned movers are more likely to do the entire work the right way.
    • Pay attention to their ratings and reviews on websites like Yelp.
    • Check if the companies that interest you impose additional fees that aren’t mentioned on their websites. If not, then book their estimates, and decide which company is the one you want to hire.

    Keep in mind that looking for proper moving and shipping companies Seattle offers doesn’t have to last for too long.

    2 – Capable moving crew at your disposal is a sign of a successful outcome of your Seattle relocation

    When a moving crew provides the logistical help you need, it’s a sign that your move will run smoothly. Therefore, it’s extremely important that the right moving team handles your belongings. Another thing that makes a capable moving team stand out is their experience. Only such movers can give you guidance throughout the entire move, and make sure you are well-informed. This is especially important in the case of long-distance moves. So make sure to seek out only respectful, courteous, and skilled movers.

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    Find a moving team that will work in your best interest.

    3 – Sticking to a moving schedule

    Another pre-move thing to do that decides the majority of your moving process is a solid schedule. Job, family, and other duties can’t be put on hold, even while moving. That’s why a notebook and pen (or a smartphone, tablet, etc.) are your best assets. Feel free to ask your chosen movers for extra organizational tips, no matter how well-organized you are. However, make sure to stay realistic while curating a schedule. Take all your duties into consideration and decide how much of your time can you dedicate to decluttering, packing, and cleaning. Also, don’t forget to write down a break time for every day. Moving preparations are often tiring, and doing everything all at once won’t do you any good.

    4 – Your belongings are safe in a designated storage unit

    A quality storage unit is necessary when moving, whether across the state or to a different district. Your worries regarding your valuables will disappear when you know they are safe in a pest-free, spacious, and temperature-controlled storage. However, try not to jump into hasty decisions, and do a prior background check. Previous customer experience will tell you all you need to know about storage quality. You can only benefit from using self storage unit, so don’t skip it. While there are plenty of DIY ideas, it’s still much more cost-effective to rent a modern and safe unit.

    5 – You actually have fun moving

    What many people tend to ignore is the fun factor. Having fun while moving is something that is entirely possible to attain. While moving is time-consuming and oftentimes stressful, you can make it to be fun and entertaining. For example, if moving with a family, turn the music on, and dance with your kids while packing the boxes. Or, you can invite friends to help you, and later celebrate a successful day chilling with drinks and music.

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    Moving can be fun.

    Patience is the key to a successful Seattle move

    In addition to signs of a successful Seattle relocation, patience is what makes you go through the entire moving process. Relocations sometimes get out of hand, and the entire schedule changes because of it. This is more common than not. That’s why, besides moving professionals, it’s necessary to stay patient. All you have to do is remember what are the reasons for you to move. The city of Seattle is full of things to do, so you are definitely making a good choice. Rest assured you’ll feel much better and worry less about the outcome of the move. Your new home won’t run away, so do your best to stay relaxed and patient, and the time will fly faster than you think.

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