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 ways to cure moving exhaustion

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    No matter if you are moving locally or long distance, moving can take a toll on you both physically and mentally. There are tons of things that you will need to do during the entire moving process. This is why you will feel tired once everything is done. No one can escape the moving fatigue but, by hiring Washington movers you will be able to reduce it. So what can you do in order to feel better? Here is a small guide on ways to cure moving exhaustion.

    There are different ways to cure moving exhaustion

    Moving exhaustion is not a joke. Everyone can feel the moving fatigue regardless of their age. The statistics say that more than 60% of people that relocate are affected by this. Apart from feeling tired physically, you will feel tired emotionally. Moving is a stressful situation for many people, and trying to cope with moving stress and anxiety can make you feel exhausted. Some of the symptoms may be: having trouble sleeping, having headaches, feeling lightheaded, not being able to concentrate, and many more… This is why you should take this seriously. Every person is different; therefore there are many different ways to cure moving fatigue. However, we have listed the most common ones that will definitely help you feel better.

    1. Sleep will help you recover

    Having a good night’s sleep is one of the best things if you want to recover quickly. As cheesy as it may sound, sleeping for eight hours after a full day of moving will help you get your energy levels back. Even though you might want to start unpacking and sorting out the items that movers and packers Seattle have brought, it is best to leave everything for the day after. You had a long day and you deserve to get some rest. Tomorrow you will be well-rested and ready to tackle the rest of the tasks.

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    Sleep is one of the best ways to cure moving exhaustion.

    2. Take a day off

    If you are moving with movers Edmonds WA has to offer during the week make sure to ask for a day off not only for the day that you have planned your relocation but also for the day after. Going back to work a day after your move is not the best idea. You will feel even more tired and you will not be able to concentrate and get things done. Therefore, make sure that you get some free time so that you can fully recover. Take a nice long bath and let yourself be lazy. This is a recovery day therefore you should concentrate on your well-being and do things that make you feel good and relaxed. Moreover, this is the perfect time to watch a movie that you have been planning to watch for a long time. Make some popcorn and enjoy the movie.

    3. Read a book

    Everyone has a different way of relaxing, and reading a good book is one of them. There is nothing better than staying in and reading your favorite book while sipping some freshly brewed tea. These small things will make you unwind and help you recover. Relocations can be quite loud and hectic; this is why after you are done with it you need some space in order to have some quiet time. If you have kids, ask one of your relatives to babysit them for the day. This way you can concentrate on yourself and make your body and mind feel better without having to worry about your kids.

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    Books will help you relax and unwind.

    4. Go for a massage

    Nothing can make you feel better like a nice massage. You deserve to treat yourself after all the hard work. Book an appointment with your favorite masseuse in advance to ensure to get the appointment at the desired time. You will probably have sore muscles and a lot of tension in your back. A good massage will remove and get rid of this and relax your muscles. Moreover, you will be able to rest your mind and truly relax. This is the moment where all your worries will go away.

    5. Eat well

    The first thing that most people feel like eating after a long day of moving is fast food. Even though it might be tempting to order burgers and fries it is better to stay away from those types of food. Fast food will make you feel good for a brief moment, but afterward, you will feel tired. Make sure to opt for healthy meals in order to get back in shape. Nourishing your body is key in order to recharge your batteries. Eating healthy food is one of the best ways to cure moving exhaustion. Therefore, make sure to stock up on fruits and vegetables in order to avoid the temptation of ordering something unhealthy.

    Also, it is important that you drink plenty of water. Many people forget to do this. No matter how much you crave a soda opt for water after a long moving day. Staying hydrated will help you feel better and will make you feel less tired. Water and healthy, clean food are like fuel for your body. Therefore make sure to use them well in order to get your energy back after an exhausting relocation.

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    Listen to your body’s needs and do what feels the best for you in order to combat the moving fatigue.

    Listen to your body

    Sometimes even after doing some of the ways to cure moving exhaustion that we have listed, the feeling of exhaustion can be present. But don’t worry this is totally normal. Some people need more time to recover than others. Don’t be hard on yourself and let your body take the time it needs to fully recharge. Listen to your body and what it needs, and you will see that you will start feeling better real soon.


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