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 Newcastle

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    Moving is an event that a person can remember for both good and bad – it all depends on what you make of it. Of course, having to move to a different city and leave behind your home can be very hard. But nowhere does it say that it has to be terrible. If you happen to be moving from Seattle to Newcastle, you definitely don’t want to let stress and worries take over the process. Instead, hire a reliable moving company Washington and be well on your way to a successful and stress-free move.

    How to prepare for moving from Seattle to Newcastle?

    Truth be told, you will have your work cut out for you. Newcastle is a beautiful city that offers a lot to its residents, but it’s definitely a huge change when compared to Seattle. Whether you like big cities or more close-knit communities is up to you. But the first step towards having a successful relocation is acknowledging the fact that everything is about to change.

    The Space Needle in Seattle.
    Your love for Seattle will soon be replaced with adoration for Newcastle.

    Moreover, you have to realize that some stress and worries are a mandatory part of the process. You are going through a move, after all. But that doesn’t mean you should let this relocation disrupt your life. Instead, make sure you tackle the following things in due time and you won’t have a problem with what’s to come.

    Create a plan for the months ahead

    If you want to play things smart, then you shouldn’t put off planning your relocation to Newcastle. In fact, we will go as far as to say that it’s never too early to start preparing for your relocation. That’s because you will have a plethora of different tasks to tackle and conquer. While you can put pretty much anything you want on your moving checklist, here are a few chores that you shouldn’t forget about:

    • Gather the necessary moving and packing supplies
    • Transfer your utilities
    • Find reliable childcare for the day of your move
    • Transfer medical and school records
    • Find an appropriate Newcastle storage unit

    These are just a few simple examples of the things that you will need to handle when moving from Seattle to Newcastle. To prevent yourself from neglecting any of these and other relevant tasks, we would suggest that you create a moving checklist. It will serve as a reminder of everything you need to do and when you need to do it.

    Find appropriate moving assistance

    Among all moving tasks that are ahead, there is one that towers above all else – hiring a moving company that will handle the most intricate aspects of your move. But be very careful – tracking down the most suitable moving company for your needs is easier said than done. These days, there is always the chance of coming across fraudulent moving companies that can make your move from Seattle to Newcastle a true nightmare. To avoid such a scenario, all you have to do is partake in some in-depth research.

    A man conducting online research about moving from Seattle to Newcastle.
    Online research is all you need to find a reliable moving team.

    Once you make sure that a company is licensed and insured, you can move on to step two – making sure it can assist you will all the important tasks. Let’s say you have a precious piano that needs to be relocated. You are certainly not going to consider a company without reliable piano movers Seattle on board. The same goes for packing, loading, and any and all other moving tasks.

    Pack your items ahead of your move from Seattle to Newcastle

    All you have to do is take a look around your room and we are sure you will realize you have many items that need to be packed. And that amount can seem overbearing at times. Alas, there is no place for worries – you have enough time for everything. But only if you get to work on time. Nobody can tell you how early you should start packing. However, you can’t go wrong by starting eight to six weeks earlier.

    You must be wondering how you are supposed to function with your items packed up a month before your moving day. Well, you won’t have to live without any of your precious items as you will have to pack in a certain order. The right way to pack is by packing your non-essential items first and foremost. It’s only after your rarely used items are packed that you can move on to those items you use on a daily basis.

    • Pro tip: leave the items you packed first for the very end of your unpacking spree. You ought to start by unpacking your most essential items, as well as the key furniture pieces (sofa, stove, fridge, etc.)

    Say goodbye to your family and friends

    The good news is that Seattle and Newcastle are two places that are well-connected and close-by. However, you are still going to be separated from your friends and family members by a certain mileage. You are definitely not forced to say goodbye forever, but it would be nice to part ways with your current home by organizing a farewell party. So invite some good friends, order good food, and create a playlist that is going to brighten up the mood. Get ready for your moving day in the best possible way by reminiscing about all the fun times you had in Seattle.

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    Gather your mates and have an unforgettable going away party.

    We fully understand that you might be feeling sad about leaving Seattle. After all, this is a city you have come to know and love. But there is no reason to let negative emotions prevail when moving from Seattle to Newcastle. All you have to do is hire experienced movers in Newcastle WA and let them help you take care of the most intricate aspects of your move. By doing so, you would get a chance to have a worry-free move that you and your family deserve.

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