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

Guide for moving from Marysville to Tacoma

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    Every relocation process carries with itself certain challenges that result in that well-known and inevitable stress. This means, that whether you plan on having a short or long-distance move, you will have plenty on your plate to deal with. So, when moving from Marysville to Tacoma, one of the best things to do to lessen the stress is to hire moving companies Marysville WA. Not many things can replace professional assistance. However, that is not where the help from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage ends. We will also share some tips on how to go through the process of moving easy and stress-free.

    The only guide you will need for moving from Marysville to Tacoma

    Before we delve into the intricacies of moving, we would first like to address the changes you can expect when making your move from Marysville to Tacoma. While in the same state, they still differ. However, one of the things you are probably most concerned about is the financial aspect of your relocation.

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    You should know what to expect from your move in terms of your finances.

    So, without further ado, here is what you can expect:

    • Overall, living in Tacoma as compared to Marysville is 2.2% cheaper.
    • The biggest contributor to this statistic is the median home cost. Namely, the latter is 14.2% less, or $51,100 cheaper. Median home cost is $361,000 in Marysville, and $309,900 in Tacoma.
    • Transportation is the second on the list when it comes to statistics contributors. It is 7.1% more expensive to use public transportation in Tacoma than it is in Marysville.
    • Utilities cost 3.4% less in Tacoma, while food and groceries are 0.4% cheaper, and health 0.5% cheaper.

    Preparing for the move – make a plan

    As is with any complex venture, your best bet at success is a detailed plan complete with a timeline. As you can imagine, this stands for your relocation as well. Even if you are moving with the help of moving companies Seattle, there are things you yourself will have to tackle. So, see that you sit down at the very least one month in advance (preferably 3 months), and put on paper everything that will have to get done.

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    A well-thought-out plan complete with a timeline will be your best friend when moving from Marysville to Tacoma.

    The more time you have, the more in detail you can go. Still, try not to overwhelm yourself too much, as relocations are seldom predictable to the very last detail. So, try to leave some room for unplanned occurrences. This will allow you to be calmer, and not stick to the plan you have on paper as much with anxiety and dread.

    What should your moving plan contain?

    While being too elaborate with details is one of the first mistakes, quick to follow is the one where you don’t note down everything that oughts to get done. So, here is a little guide for your list:

    1. Decide whether you will need professional assistance or not. If yes, see that you hire them sooner rather than later.
    2. Declutter your home and purge your belongings. Moving is a great time to get rid of all the redundancies you have been piling up.
    3. Try your best to access how many moving boxes Seattle you will need, and then get more than that. It is easy to recycle, but much harder to find the time to rush for new boxes during packing time.
    4. Plan for packing. Don’t do it all in one sitting (if this is even possible).
    5. Set aside the things you will need come moving day.
    6. Sort all the things at work, school, and any other daily obligation you have going.
    7. Sort all your documents, as well as the ones of your kids’, pets’, and everything else that may need this.
    8. If you have kids or pets, arrange for a babysitter on moving day. You won’t have the time to care for them while making sure relocation is going well.
    9. Arrange for utilities to get canceled at the right moment in your Marysville home, and ready for you at your Tacoma place.

    How to find the right moving company?

    With a plethora of moving companies to choose from, your best bet would be to, first and foremost, allocate enough time for this task. You need to know what you are looking for and what are the things you are willing to sacrifice, so to speak. As the cheapest moving companies are to be steered clear of, you have to decide what are services you are in need of. If going for a full-service moving package, going to the most renowned moving companies is your best bet. Hansen Bros. Moving has had plenty of customers through recommendations and reviews, as good news travels fast.

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    Your move will be palpably simpler with a good moving company.

    Another thing you can consider doing is comparing at least three moving quotes, and then deciding which fits your budget best. Just remember, anything that seems too good to be true – probably is. So, find something with reasonable pricing and reputable quality.

    How to address the packing task?

    Packing is the most time-consuming, and thus the most complex task of every relocation, especially when you plan on moving your entire home. Sure enough, decluttering will help a lot. However, that is not the end of it. While you might feel the urge to get it all done in one week, if the move is months ahead, we urge you to do it differently.

    When moving from Marysville to Tacoma, try to start by packing the things you use the least, and that is found in the rooms that you don’t visit as frequently. You can then place all your packed boxes in these rooms. Not only will this keep the clutter away, but also allow you to avoid feeling like you are living in a warehouse. Also, make sure to pack what you need the most on a daily basis – last. Preferably in one box, we might add. This will be the first thing you unpack as well, and thus have a more pleasant first few days in your new Tacoma home.

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