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

Business Move Planner

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Free Moving Estimate

    Careful thought and planning is essential for a smooth office move. Utilize the following Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage checklist to ensure you’ve considered all these key factors. It’s ideal to begin planning your move six months before the scheduled date.

    Six months before moving

    • Establish a “move committee” of key staff members
    • Meet with space planner and interior designer
    • Meet with telecommunications people and discuss design of telecommunication system and budgetary figures
    • Request preliminary office-move cost estimates
    • Identify initial layout of computer facilities

    Three months before moving

    • Follow up and meet with “move committee”
    • Select the telephone system
    • Incorporate office design changes
    • Develop computer facility plans

    Two months before moving

    • Confirm phone system order/hook-up
    • Complete office service changes:
      • stationery
      • address changes
      • copier service
      • vending machines
      • plant service
      • new purchases
    • Choose moving company
    • Finalize floor plans and telephone changes

    One month before moving

    • Notify all suppliers of new address
    • Notify customers of move
    • Schedule equipment services for a day prior to move
    • Verify computer system progress
    • Conduct employee orientation meeting
      • trouble-shooting
      • security systems
      • new procedures

    Two-three weeks before moving

    • Arrange for new parking spaces
    • Order building and office keys
    • Confirm move with building manager
    • Meet with mover to confirm furniture and floor plans
    • Finalize phone and computer installation

    One week before moving

    • Employee pre-move meeting and packing demonstration conducted by mover
    • Label all furniture according to plan
    • Tour new facility and double-check furniture and floor plans
    • Finalize phone and computer installation

    One day before moving

    • Complete packing and labeling
    • De-install and re-install phone equipment
    • Walk-through with staff indicating new work areas
    • Post floor plans and label all areas according to plan

    Moving day

    • Only moving company employees and “move committee” members on-site
    • Install computer systems
    • Unpack and settle-in
    • Adjust furniture as needed

    Relax! You made it!

    Business Move Planning Guide Part II

    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.