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 differences between good and bad storage

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    The advantages of renting storage are simply undeniable. Whether you plan on moving and need some safe space for your goods until the place is ready for them or want to remodel your current home, or need to clear up some office space, a storage unit will deliver. However, even the best Washington movers will say there is no perfect storage unit. Simply put, what is good for you might be bad for someone else. That is, once we exclude the obviously bad traits of storage units (bad security, prone to mold and mildew, not enough space, etc.) With that in mind, the differences between good and bad storage are not as straightforward as you might think. That is why we have devoted a whole article to this important subject, so make sure to read on.

    A storage unit filled with boxes
    There are multiple factors that determine the quality of a storage unit based on an individual’s needs.

    Where to begin with basing your grounds

    Finding quality storage units Lynnwood WA have to offer is probably the goal of everyone looking for some additional space sets for themselves. However, while we can all agree that things like safety, security, cleanliness, and affordability are important to all, it is other factors that are not so common when determining which option is the best. Consider the following:

    1. Which type of storage do you need?
    2. How close do you need it to be?
    3. Does it have to be climate-controlled?
    4. How long do you plan on storing your items?
    5. How frequently do you plan on visiting your goods?
    6. Are you interested in a valuation policy?

    What you might not have guessed is that you and the other person reading this article will not give the same answers to all of these questions. This can only lead us to the following conclusion: what you define as good storage can be classified as bad for someone else. Let us look at these factors further.

    How will you recognize the storage that matches your needs?

    When people start looking for storage solutions, they are faced with a number of challenges from the very start. Whether you have to deal with finding a location, booking a time and date to store your belongings, choosing the right size, measuring everything, vetting the storage facility, etc. – it all takes up time and energy. All the while, you can save yourself the hassle of going through this entire process simply by turning to well-established and modern Newcastle storage solutions.

    • Size plays no role when a company offers universally-sized storage containers that you can use.
    • Location plays a less significant role when the storage company offers you the choice to have the storage container delivered to you and transport it back to its facility after you load it up.

    It’s a simple matter of making this entire process easier on yourself. Of course, there are other matters to consider as well.

    The items you are storing

    This factor concerns points 3, 6, and possibly 4. If you are storing some delicate goods that are prone to weather and temperature damage, you will need to look for climate-controlled storage units. That is the only way to keep them safe from any harm and ensure their intact condition. With that in mind, the importance the distance plays in your decision may diminish a bit. In addition, if those delicate goods are also high in value (music instruments, art pieces, etc.), you probably want to see to it that the company offers some good valuation policy options.

    Musical insturments in a room
    The differences between good and bad storage are not the same for your musical instruments and your bedsheets.

    Whether you need to rent short or long term storage also plays a big role in determining whether the storage option is good or bad for you. If you are renovating your home, and want to leave the goods just from the kitchen you are refurbishing, you will probably opt for short term storage. However, if you don’t know what to do with your stationary bike, and know that riding it is not in the foreseeable future, your best option is to go for long term storage.

    How to know what is good and what is bad storage for you in particular?

    As you can see, it is not only one factor that will make or break a case of a good storage unit. It is an individual decision. With that said, how would you make it? Well, sit down, take a pen and a piece of paper, and write it all down. Which items do you plan on storing, how long for, and how frequently do you plan on visiting them? Do they require any special attention or are they just fine in a simple warehouse? Safety is always the number one concern, and you want to make sure your goods greet you the same way you left them. After that, it is up to you to decide whether you are willing to pay more for a unit that is closer or are fine with saving a bit on storage that is further out of town.

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