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 Sacramento to Seattle

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    Relocating to another home is always an exciting time in our lives. However, when faced with a long distance relocation such as moving from Sacramento to Seattle, there is a lot to do to ensure that you have an easier time of it. You need to do everything you can to adapt to your new surroundings as well as prepare for the relocation process. Long-distance relocation usually requires assistance from a professional moving company such as Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage. We can take on all of the labor while you get ready for your new life. But even if you hire a good mover for your relocation to Seattle, there are still things you will need to handle on your own. This article will guide you through them.

    A two-step guide for moving from Sacramento to Seattle

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    Seattle is a big city, it will take you a lot of time to get to know it.

    To be honest, these steps are kind of large but if you take them one at a time you will have fewer issues. Here is what you will need to do:

    • Learn about Seattle
    • Prepare for the moving process

    In a nutshell, that’s it. However, both of these steps are kind of long and you may need ample time to go through them. Therefore, it is best if you can start as early as possible. Of course, hiring one of the long distance movers Seattle has on offer will make everything a lot easier. You can ask them for relocation advice, as well as about some specifics of your new area. Provided that you select movers that specialize in Seattle relocations, of course. In any case, you will want to familiarize yourself with the city. Getting to know Seattle will make it easier to adapt to a new lifestyle.

    Seattle, Washington State

    The city of Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and is a popular destination for people from other states. Its residents have a median income of around $92,000 and the median price of a home is around $663,000. The median rent is around $1,600, which is what most people who are moving to the city will be looking at. There are numerous benefits to living in Seattle but there are some drawbacks as well.

    Pros and cons of living in Seattle

    Pro: Great job market

    Seattle is one of the leading cities in the country when it comes to the tech industry. As technology is slowly overtaking other industries, Seattle may soon be one of the best cities to live in if you are working in this sector. Other industries are well-represented as well and the city’s unemployment rate hovers between 3% and 4%. 

    Con: Housing

    While the job market might be in great shape, that simply can’t be said for the housing market. The fact of the matter is that almost all housing options are overly expensive, due to the disparity of supply and demand. Furthermore, Seattle is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the country, the housing being a big part of it. According to some sources, almost half of Seattle’s metropolitan area spends more than 30% of its monthly income on housing alone! 

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    Due to high costs, buying a house in Seattle can be really tricky.

    Pro: Connectedness

    Seattle is only three hours away from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Oregon. This means that you have the natural beauty of Vancouver and fun and quirky Portland within easy reach. Whenever you get a bit bored of Seattle, simply drive to one of the other cities, get some Salt&Straw ice cream, and you will feel better!

    Con: Traffic

    Almost every major city suffers from this drawback. However, Seattle’s congestion and traffic jams are some of the worst in the entire country. You might want to avoid rush hour as much as possible if you can manage it.

    Moving from Sacramento to Seattle – The relocation process

    You will want to prepare accordingly before embarking on a long distance relocation. Here is what you need to do:

    • Set a moving budget
    • Create a moving checklist
    • Declutter
    • Hire professional moving assistance
    • Organize your time

    You will also want to transfer your utilities, enroll your kids into a good school, manage your pet’s needs if you have one, etc. But for the most part, these guidelines will help you make the most out of your relocation.

    Set a moving budget

    The first thing you will want to do is figure out how much money you can spend on relocation. This is really important, as it will enable you to save a lot of time not considering services or conveniences that you can’t actually afford. Movers Everett WA can make your move all but effortless, after all, if you pour enough money into the relocation effort. However, chances are that you will not want to get every available service there is. Having a set budget will allow you to get only the services you can safely afford.

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    Knowing exactly how much you can spend can save you a lot of time and effort.

    Create a moving checklist

    There will be a lot of tasks for you to complete. Therefore, you may want to make it easier on yourself by writing them all down. Then you can work on a few tasks at a time and have an easier time organizing your efforts.


    Almost every home has items that have not seen any use for years. You need to consider whether carrying these items with you is worth your while. While you can always utilize storage services and put your belongings there, it is better if you simply do not take unnecessary items with you in the first place. Your move will be cheaper, as you will have fewer items to pack/unpack and transport.

    Hire professional moving assistance

    Speaking of transportation, you may want to entrust your belongings to a professional moving company. It is an 11 and a half-hour ride, after all, and you might not want to drive all that way with your belongings in tow. Furthermore, loading and unloading the truck can be very tiring and it will be safer if you entrust it to professional care. Remember to book your movers early, a couple of months in advance, to benefit from a guaranteed moving date and better deals.

    Organize your time when moving from Sacramento to Seattle

    Lastly, with everything else in place, all that is left to do is organize your time. There will be a lot to accomplish when moving from Sacramento to Seattle and you still have to balance other aspects of your life. Take some time to create a solid plan of action, perhaps enlist some of your friends or family members to help, and everything will be easier.

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