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

Downsizing Services

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    Hansen Bros. Downsizing Services

    At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we understand that downsizing can be necessary at any age or stage of life. HB Move Management, our specialized downsizing division, works with clients with a variety of downsizing needs, building personalized plans to facilitate low-stress moves.

    Hansen Bros. & HB Move Management proudly provide downsizing seminars to answer any questions you might have and help you kick off a downsizing project. We’ll guide you through a proven process that will work for you and your family, providing helpful tips and tricks along the way.

    Why Attend a Downsizing Seminar?

    Our downsizing seminars take place throughout greater Seattle at churches, community centers, retirement and assisted living communities, and senior centers.

    Delivered by professional speakers with years of experience assisting clients with their downsizing needs, our seminars address a wide variety of topics aimed at reducing the stress of an upcoming move and ensuring good outcomes, including,

    • Starting the downsizing process. Even if you have a move date chosen, getting started is tough. We’ll help you put a plan in place that makes the rest of the process feel less overwhelming while keeping you in control.
    • Deciding what to keep. It’s important to start thinking about which belongings will fit in your new space and lifestyle. Our experts provide advice and tips on how to clear the clutter.
    • Selling your stuff. If there are items you don’t need but aren’t sure what to do with them, you’re not alone. Our seminar includes creative approaches to selling or giving away unwanted belongings.
    • Community of support. You’re not the first person to downsize, and you won’t be the last. Gather with others who are going through the same important steps to share your experience, and learn from theirs.

    Our goal is to get you to think of “downsizing” as “rightsizing.” This process should be seen as an exciting opportunity, and Hansen Bros. is passionate about helping you through a hassle-free downsize.

    Here’s what past attendees have said about our downsizing seminars:

    • “A very valuable seminar, I feel much more confident about starting my downsizing process and know that there’s help if I need it.”
    • “I had no idea that my kids would not want the belongings I’ve saved over the years for them. Your creative suggestions about what I can do with those items were great!”
    • “I especially appreciated your analogy of ‘breaking the seal’ – I knew I just had to get started but I just didn’t know how. Thanks for the inspiration.”
    • “Being empty nesters, our home is cluttered with the artifacts of raising three kids. I learned that parting ways with the things doesn’t have to mean parting ways with the memories – thank you”
    • “I inherited lots of stuff from the generations that preceded me and I placed it in storage so it would be out of sight (and out of mind I guess). Although I have lots of work ahead, you’ve kindly given me the tools and inspiration I needed to begin the process.”

    Upcoming Downsizing Seminar Schedule

    We host seminars monthly in Seattle, as well as a several times a year in other locations including Mercer Island, Bellevue and Issaquah. We regularly add new downsizing seminars to our calendar, so please check back in with us to stay updated on new events, dates and times. NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all Downsizing Seminars are on hold until further notice. Please check back as this page will be updated as circumstances change and rescheduling occurs.


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    We also are available to host downsizing seminars for organized groups. If you’re interested in hosting an event, get in touch with us today.

    Start Your Downsizing Journey With Hansen Bros. & HB Move Management

    Downsizing is a daunting process, but you don’t need to do it alone. We provide your family with the expertise and resources you need to ensure your transition is seamless. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming seminars on downsizing!

    Looking for more ways Hansen Bros. can support you throughout your moving process? Visit our services pages to learn more about our storagepacking and residential moving services.

    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.