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.

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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

Avoid Moving Scams

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    We’ve all heard the stories about people who were scammed by a “rogue mover” – a company that is not a professional mover and charges way more than the original estimate. Those same people may have watched the truck drive off with all their belongings never to see them again.

    Do not let this happen to you. Begin by checking the federal website, protectyourmove.gov, which lists all licensed movers across the country. It’s understandable that you want to minimize your moving costs. However, finding the lowest cost estimate isn’t always the best deal. Be sure to thoroughly evaluate an estimate that is much lower than others. You’re moving all of your prized possessions and entrusting complete strangers to move your life – selecting a reputable moving partner is an integral part of making a successful move.

    Amazing wonderful service for my elderly client. Thank you!

    -Kristen Y., November 18, 2014

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    Here’s how a rogue mover typically works:

    • Company gives a phone or online estimate only without a home visit and requires a deposit or full payment up front.
    • On moving day, the company shows up in a rented truck with no company logos and workers aren’t in uniforms.
    • Once all the possessions are loaded into the truck, the company demands more money citing the estimate was only a portion of the charges, or that possessions weighed more than what had been estimated.
    • If the consumer refuses to pay the additional amount, the company will remove all the possessions on to the curb, or hold the possessions hostage until the consumer agrees to pay. Sometimes the mover will agree to a lower fee if the consumer pays in cash.
    • In worst-case scenarios, the company will drive away with all the goods, and the consumer will never see their items or the company again.

    Here are some red flags you should watch out for:

    • Refusing or avoiding an in-home visual estimate. Often, dishonest movers want to provide an estimate over the phone or online. The most accurate estimate will be at the home, where the mover can see all of your possessions. One cost factor of interstate moving is based on the weight of the items – linens weigh less than books, etc.
    • Demanding a deposit or cash before the move. Reputable movers do not charge up front for moves. You pay when the move is complete.
    • Company info. The moving company does not have a local address, information about registration or insurance.
    • They answer the phone with a generic greeting, such as, “movers,” or “moving company.” This is a sign that they could be operating on several names, which is common among rogue movers.
    • On moving day, they show up with a generic truck or even a rented truck. Unless you’re okay with taking a chance that your items will be delivered where they’re supposed to go and cost what you were told it would cost, you’re better off sending them on their way and calling a reputable mover, even if it means delaying your move a few days.

    Moving is stressful enough, don’t add to it by hiring a mover who isn’t licensed and in good standing. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is a fully licensed and registered professional moving company.  We serve over 3,000 local moves each year and we are committed to taking care of our customers – check out our real customer testimonials.

    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.