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 Dallas

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    Moving from one state to another requires thorough preparation and planning. This is an exciting event, but all those changes can also make you feel a bit overwhelmed. The important thing is that you can make your relation easier, no matter its distance, and we, at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, are here to tell you how. If you are thinking about moving from Seattle to Dallas this year, this is the guide you’d want to read.

    In order to make the transition simpler for you, we’ve listed some important information about Dallas and the biggest differences between Dallas and Seattle. Read the entire guide and you will also learn how to prepare for your move like a pro. If this sounds like something you want to learn, make sure to keep reading!

    Why Dallas?

    One of the reasons why some claim interstate relocation is among the hardest relocations is that you’re, in most cases, moving far away, to a place you know nothing about. Starting over in a totally different state, away from your loved ones, is exactly why many get a bit overwhelmed during this process. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Doing research about the state where you plan to move to can tell you a lot about your new home. Do your homework and you won’t be moving to a place you know nothing about. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some facts about Dallas.

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    With a population of 1.33 million people, Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US

    If you like big cities, you are going to love Dallas – it is the 9th largest city in the US and 3rd largest in the State of Texas. Dallas was at first an industrial city but it quickly started to develop and grow. Today, Dallas is a city that offers many different job opportunities, beautiful housing, and diverse culture. Dallas has reasonable costs of living and offers high quality of life. It really has great potential and is a great place for starting a new chapter.

    Some of the biggest differences between Seattle and Dallas

    One of the things that will help you adjust to the new surroundings easier is to compare your old and new city and learn the differences. By doing this, you will know what to expect from your new place. Will it be pricier? Are there going to be any amenities? Are neighborhoods calm? Will there be any storage units like Newcastle storage? Do your research and you will get answers to these and many other questions. But, before you do that, you can take a look at the differences between Seattle and Dallas that we listed below.

    Here’s what it’s going to be like after moving from Seattle to Dallas.

    • Dallas housing is 70% less expensive than Seattle housing;
    • Dallas has a younger population than Seattle;
    • Temperatures are higher in Dallas than in Seattle;
    • The unemployment rate is lower in Dallas;

    Seattle is close to the ocean and that is what many Washington residents love about this city. Although Dallas is not close to the ocean, you will be able to enjoy many beautiful lakes, mountains, and rivers after you relocate there.

    Things you should do before moving from Seattle to Dallas

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    Create a moving schedule before your relocation and stick to it as much as possible

    Apart from researching Dallas and the State of Texas, there are other things you will need to do before your relocation. You need to focus on organizing the move and do your best to plan every step of it. The better you organize your relocation, the easier this day is going to be. So, what are the things that you will need to do before moving from Seattle to Dallas?

    • Declutter your home. Trust us, there is really no need for moving everything you own to another state. Doing this will be pricey and very exhausting. So, plan carefully what you’re going to move and get rid of the rest. You can sell some of your items or donate them. In case you have some items stored in your Seattle storage unit, you will need to declutter these things, too.
    • Find a trustworthy moving company. Moving to another state on your own is not easy. In fact, it can really quickly become a nightmare. So, look for a moving company that can help you.
    • Start to pack well in advance. There’s nothing worse than packing for the move in a hurry. This is what can ruin the entire relocation for you. Start to pack well in advance to avoid problems. If you think you won’t be able to pack on your own, get professional packing services
    • Go on a house hunt. This is another thing you need to do ahead of time, especially if you live in a rental. Get informed about neighborhoods in Dallas and go for the one that meets all your needs.

    Things you should do after moving from Seattle to Dallas

    Are all of your boxes finally in your new Dallas home? Congrats! The hardest part of your relocation is over. What you need to do now is to try to avoid clutter after moving your belongings. Plan carefully how you are going to unpack and don’t try to unpack everything all at once. It is a good idea to unpack room by room. As soon as you unpack one room, you can clean it, and proceed to the other room. Having a plan will make this part of the move much easier.

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    Plan how you are going to unpack to make this process more efficient

    Apart from unpacking, you should also inspect your home to see if you need to take care of some small repairs. It’s better to take care of these things while your items are still packed because, this way, they will be protected and there’s no chance they’ll get damaged during remodeling. 

    Once you unpack and decorate your home, get a well-deserved rest. You don’t have to meet new people as soon as you move. The same goes for exploring your new neighborhood after moving from Seattle to Dallas. You should do things at your own pace. Take some time, get organized, charge up your batteries, and you will be ready for new adventures in Dallas. 

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