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 Seattle to Bainbridge Island

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    Moving from a metropolitan area to a smaller city can be a huge change in one’s life. There are many different variables that will tell whether that is going to be a positive or a negative change. What we can tell with certainty is that you are going to need to prepare if you are moving from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. And we are not just referring to you hiring reliable movers Bainbridge Island. You might find a list of all the tasks that you need to accomplish in the upcoming period quite scary but there is no need to worry. Stick with us and you will find out the most important things you should know about your upcoming moving endeavor.

    Will you have any remaining ties with Seattle?

    You can travel from Seattle to Bainbridge Island by ferry, which means that these two locations are very well connected. That’s why many people decide to keep working in Seattle after moving to Bainbridge Island, or they have kids that need to attend school in Seattle. Even though these two places are connected by a ferry, that still doesn’t make it easy for those who have to go through that commute. So, before doing anything else, you need to think about your ability to maintain this commute on a daily basis.

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    Bainbridge Island is easily reachable from Seattle.

    Choose your preferred method of transportation and plan out your day in advance. You are going to spend a lot of your time on the commute, so make sure it really pays off. It’s only after you make all of these necessary arrangements that you can move on to finding the best movers Seattle. Speaking of which, there are many companies that you will find absolutely useful when it comes to helping you transition to your new home in Bainbridge Island.

    Find appropriate help when moving from Seattle to Bainbridge Island

    Every person that is going through the process of relocation has one very important decision to make at the very start – do you want to opt for a DIY move or would you prefer to have an assisted relocation? If you decide to have a DIY move, then the first thing you need to do is find some assistance. Moving is a process that is too complicated for one person to handle on their own. Call in your friends, ask your family for assistance, or rely on your neighbors – just have someone by your side.

    On the other hand, if you opt for an assisted relocation, then you need to be smart when choosing your moving company. Not only do you need to be sure that your movers are respected and experienced, but you also have to check whether they have the means to cater to all of your needs. What does that mean? Well, let’s say you want to store some of your belongings while going through the moving process. Then you will definitely want to look for a company that can provide you with secure self storage Seattle solutions. Likewise, if you are in dire need of someone who can pack your belongings, then you won’t think about hiring a company that doesn’t offer packing services.

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    It is okay to look for an affordable moving company. But do not opt for the cheapest one simply because of the low price.

    Our honest recommendation is for you to contact a few of the best local moving companies in Seattle. Request a free moving quote from all of them and see which company will provide you with the best prices for the necessary services.

    Deal with a plethora of different moving tasks that await

    Finding the right moving company for your relocation is only the first moving task out of many. Granted, it might be the crucial one for the success of your move, but many other tasks still await. The thing most people struggle with during relocation is the lack of time. After all, you will have to dedicate almost all of your free time to your relocation from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Thus, it is the best idea to create a moving timeline and a detailed plan of relocation and stick to it at all times.

    A pen and paper to make a plan when moving from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.
    Create a list of important tasks and you won’t have to leave anything to chance.

    Speaking of which, you won’t be lacking entries on your list. There are many different tasks you need to deal with before moving from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, and they include:

    • Packing all of your items for relocation (it’s always a good idea to start packing six to eight weeks before your move)
    • Making the necessary childcare arrangements (we’ll let you decide whether you want a professional or a family member)
    • Transferring your utilities (this is task people oftentimes forget about)
    • Cleaning out your property before the move (it’s only common courtesy to leave your place nice and clean)
    • Organize a farewell party (this is completely optional and depends on your feelings at the given moment)

    Bear in mind that these are just a few suggestions that you can use when creating your moving checklist. If you are going through an unusual move, then this will be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to everything that will need to be done. Everything depends on your unique situation.

    Accept the fact that you will have to go through a change in lifestyle

    Life in a big city, such as Seattle, and a smaller one, such as Bainbridge Island, can never be the same. That is the first thing you are going to have to accept and remember when moving from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. If you go into this process prepared and ready for what is to come, you will have a much easier time after your move. The good thing is that you will be so close to Seattle that you can always hop on a ferry and have a nice outing with all of your friends.

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