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

The benefits of living in Bainbridge Island

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    If you are planning on relocating to the Seattle area and have Bainbridge Island in your sights, you probably have a general idea why you choose this location for your new home. But it never hurts to want to learn more about what makes a place truly special. Namely, what are the advantages of living in Bainbridge Island? Once you go ahead and hire professional movers Bainbridge Island to relocate you there, take the time to explore what awaits you once you move there. This article is going to cover all the pros that living in this secluded area brings.

    Living in Bainbridge Island – The benefits

    To start things off with a list, here’s what you can expect:

    • Bainbridge Island is a one-size-fits-all place
    • Safety
    • Secluded but within reach of everything
    • Healthy lifestyle
    • Community events
    • Ideal for families

    But the fact of the matter is that words simply cannot express enough how great this place is. It does have some drawbacks, of course, but they are easily overshadowed by the above benefits. If you want to make the most of your relocation, however, you may want to take it easy for the first couple of days. You may want to consider renting self storage Seattle to hold your belongings so you have more time to enjoy your new home. It is a great way to start having fun immediately. But let’s take a deeper look into what makes Bainbridge Island so special.

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    If you want to relocate to Bainbridge Island, getting to know its benefits is a good start.

    A one-size-fits-all destination

    To start things off, you can expect a small, quiet, town with a great sense of community. The residents enjoy a healthy, outdoorsy way of life. awarded this town an A+ for its livability score, which comes as no surprise. There are numerous reasons why this is the case but here are the most important ones. First, the educational system is amazing, with several awesome public and private schools. You will not need to send your kids to Seattle for their education, that’s for certain. Speaking of which, the commute time is short and there are plenty of employment opportunities within the town as well.

    Furthermore, Bainbridge Island is really diverse and has a plethora of entertainment options, as well as attractions. As one of the best movers Seattle with over a century of history, we definitely understand the appeal of each and every part of Puget Sound Area. Nothing beats a personal touch, after all. There is always something new to experience, which will keep you occupied for years to come.


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    Bainbridge Island is a community that looks out for its own.

    But the biggest draw of the island is the safety that it offers. Since you will be living in a somewhat secluded community, everyone is keeping watch, and crime is seldom seen. After all, is safety not the most important thing when you think about a place to call home? We all want to be as safe as possible, and Bainbridge Island is one of the safest places in the country. You will be able to walk the streets without a shred of fear, knowing that the community is very proactive when it comes to public safety. Everyone takes care of one another there, making sure that all get to sleep peacefully at night.

    Secluded but within reach of everything

    In most secluded places, you are trading the accessibility to amenities for a cozy, small-town vibe. In Bainbridge Island, you don’t actually do that. You are always a short ferry ride away from one of the largest cities in the U.S.This means that you can always “scratch the itch” no matter where your interests lie. However, once you start living in Bainbridge, there is a major possibility that you will not want to visit Seattle all that often. To put it simply, life on the Island is relaxing while being in a large city can oftentimes be quite stressful.

    • If you don’t want your relocation to be stressful, make sure that you apply for a free quote before hiring your movers. Knowing how much your move will cost will allow you to create accurate plans. It is always better to start things off on the right foot, after all.

    You will be living in a “small-town paradise” but have the access to all the amenities of the big city, right in front of your proverbial doorstep!

    Living in Bainbridge Island easily leads to a healthier lifestyle

    If you enjoy spending your time outdoors, you will love Bainbridge, that’s a fact. There are more than 30 parks on the island, from small ones to large ones, all perfect for a family picnic or a walk. And, of course, you are living on an island. That means there are plenty of beaches for you to explore and enjoy. But the proverbial cherry on the top is the Bainbridge waterfront view. To the east, there’s the Seattle skyline, complete with Mt. Rainier and to the west is the gorgeous sight of Mt. Olympus which you can see on a clear day. To sum it all up, the entire island is absolutely gorgeous, and you will love spending your time amid its beauty.

    Community events

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    The community often gathers in small and large-scale meetings.

    Bainbridge Island always has some sort of community event going on. People organize their time to be able to spend more of it with the community, to everyone’s enjoyment. Every month has its own annual events, such as Farmer’s Market in May, Strawberry festival in June, Shakespeare in the Parks in July, August’s Free Movies in the Parks, etc. While it is a small community, they work all the harder to create something everyone will enjoy. They are extremely welcoming to newcomers and you will soon feel like a part of one big family.

    Living in Bainbridge Island is ideal for families

    Incidentally, living in Bainbridge Island is simply made for family life. With amazing education options, the extreme safety that the community provides, and the great opportunities a ferry ride away, this town has everything a family would need. Furthermore, the community is so accepting of newcomers, your kids will have a much easier time fitting in and finding a bunch of new friends. Spending time outside is a huge plus, as well, especially in this day and age.

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