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

Do It Yourself Services

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Free Moving Estimate

    In keeping with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage’s overall philosophy, we welcome the opportunity to provide as much or as little service as the customer desires. Most companies try to fit your task into a small box of their offerings which makes it easy for them instead of investigating every possible solution. At Hansen Bros. we are here to meet the customer’s needs first which we believe is the true mark of customer service.

    With experience gained from years of working with clients we take into consideration their project size, number of items, weight, how fragile are the items, value, transit time and budget to construct the plan. We find and offer a menu of various solutions which enable our customers to pick and choose the best solution for them by having the information to make an informed decision. Besides all of our full service capabilities we also have solutions for some clients that would like to do just part or all of the work themselves.

    So far its been a very good experience.

    -Marilyn P., June 26, 2011

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    Packing Materials

    Packing is a time consuming labor intensive process. Since labor packing is time and time is money any amount of packing you take care of yourself will save on your budget. If you are thinking of packing some or all of your own belongings the planning process should take a few items into consideration.

    First would be how much time in days do you have before your moving day. Whether you are moving yourself or having professionals load your items, being completely packed the day before move day makes the loading process much easier and much less hectic for you. Since the loading process requires basically putting a puzzle together by stacking your articles into the truck, whoever is doing the loading needs to be able to see all of the items that will be moving. That helps the fit of the load which makes it much more secure and safer riding during the journey.

    The way to pack more efficiently, make the items safer and speed the loading process is use our standard size moving boxes and materials. The same materials our Hansen Bros. packers use are available at any of our 3 conveniently located facilities. We purchase in very large quantities so we are able to pass our savings onto you. If you would like to view just a few of the items in stock please click here. When you visit we would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your packing project or call 1-888-300-7222.

    Self storage or Mini storage lockers – PortaBox Storage

    If you are considering storing your belongings, need access to items on a regular basis and you are physically able to move them yourself, full service storage is probably not the best solution for your goods. Self storage or mini storage allows the owner to access the locker whenever they would like during their business hours. The problem is it isn’t convenient to get to your items because you need to rent a truck, load the items and unload so you can carry them down long hallways and up elevators to get to your locker.

    The economical PortaBox Storage system delivers containers right to your driveway so there is no need to rent a truck or handle your goods numerous times. Ground level loading saves time and your back. After they are loaded and you have put your own padlock on the door just give us a call. Our PortaBox Storage driver picks them up and places them in our modern warehouse for safe keeping. Access is as easy as calling a day or 2 before you would like to access so when you arrive your container(s) are sitting on the floor of the warehouse for easy entry. Unlock your padlock and there are your items within steps of your truck or car. If you would like to save even more, instead of PortaBox delivering containers to your door bring the goods to our warehouse saving the delivery fee. Either way it is a trouble-free way to store your belongings. If you would like additional information click here or for online ordering go to Still have questions,  please give us a call at 1-888-300-7222.

    Rental trucks and car trailers

    If you decide driving your own moving van across the country is the answer to your situation, we have the solution for you. Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage has been a rental truck agent for one of the largest truck rental fleets in the country. They have a large fleet of well maintained trucks that come equipped with automatic transmissions, air conditioning and loading ramps to make your move as hassle-free as possible. There are also car trailers and dollies available which enable your vehicle to be towed behind the moving van. If you would like a quote on renting a one-way truck to move to another state, please call 1-888-300-7222.

    Small shipment containerized shipping by PortaBox

    Small shipments of household goods sometimes fall below minimums for Moving Companies which can increase the cost per pound and extend pick up and delivery times. Renting a truck involves tedious driving and additional expenses for fuel and lodging along the way. For small amounts of furniture and misc. items Portabox Storage offers a cost effective shipping solution by transporting the entire container to your destination anywhere in the country.

    How does it work? PortaBox Storage delivers a shipping container to your origin location for you to load or you bring the items to 1 of our convenient locations therefore saving the delivery fee. Once the items are securely loaded, the container is locked, banded and weighed preparing it for shipping. By placing the container in a common carrier system the shipment is transported with a fairly short delivery window to most points in the country. Then the container is delivered to your final destination or we can make arrangements for delivery right into your home. If you would like additional information on small shipment solutions please contact us or call 1-888-300-7222.

    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.