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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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 Phoenix

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    Moving from Seattle to Phoenix? Crossing large distances is never easy. However, if you plan this relocation right and hire some reliable cross country movers Seattle has to offer, this 1,415.5 miles long journey can turn into quite an enjoyable adventure. To learn how to organize this move, find the best movers to help you, and in the end, how to get to Phoenix yourself follow this guide prepared for you by some of the best movers in Washington.

    Moving from Seattle to Phoenix can be a great investment

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    Phoenix is a great city – you will love it

    As a moving company in Washington that has helped many residents in their endeavor, moving from Seattle to Phoenix is a very popular idea these days. And the most logical answer is that it is because of the difference in the property values. For example, the median home value in Seattle is $663,100, which is almost three times more than in Phoenix has a median home value of $235,400. So selling a home in Seattle and purchasing one in Phoenix can be a pretty good investment.

    Moreover, the weather is better in Arizona. Still, if you are planning to do this, make sure that you do all your calculations right. Paychecks are not as high in Phoenix as you are used to seeing in Seattle. The median household income in Phoenix is $57,459, which is quite lower compared to $92,263 in Emerald City. Still, overall living expenses are lower in Arizona.

    Plan your move carefully

    If you are made your final decisions and you are ready to start your journey, the first thing that you need to do is to make a plan. This plan needs to contain all the steps that you need to take from day one until the day you step foot in your new home. The best thing to do is to create it in a form of a checklist, which is most suitable for these types of tasks where you have a lot of things to do.

    Get rid of the excess items

    Once you create a moving plan, start organizing your moving inventory. And see that you start dealing with it as soon as you can as it can take a lot of your time. Of course, your first task is to determine what items you do not plan to move to Phoenix. The weight of your moving inventory is one of the main factors that will determine the cost of your move. And why would you complicate the whole process by dragging unnecessary items with you? Therefore, see what you can sell, and, if you are still not sure whether this is a permanent decision and you are just want to see what life in Phoenix is all about, you can get some good storage units Lynnwood WA and keep your items there until you decide what to do.

    Create a moving inventory list

    Once you get rid of the junk, make a list with all the items that you are planning to move from Seattle to Phoenix. This list will help you get a better understanding of the task in front of you, you will be able to calculate the exact number of moving boxes that you will need to prepare, and you can use that list to check your items upon delivery.  Moreover, all the best interstate movers Washington has, provide online moving estimates. And you need to give them an exact number of items you have in order to get a precise estimate.

    Make sure that your movers are reliable

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    Moving from Seattle to Phoenix is not easy, make sure that you find good movers

    When searching for movers, your goal is to find reliable, skilled, and fully equipped professionals that have the capabilities to organize such a complex moving process. Therefore, make sure that you check every moving company thoroughly before you ask them for estimates.  Once you find a few companies that you look reliable, get their quotes, compare and choose those that fit your budget the most.

    How do you plan to get to Phoenix?

    One of the important decisions that you need to make in the early stages of your move is how you plan to get to Phoenix. As we already mentioned, it is a 1,415.5 mile long journey, and crossing such long distances driving in your car after a long and exhausting pre-move process is may not be the best idea. On the other hand, if you manage to prepare everything on time and manage not to get exhausted travelling from Seattle to Phoenix can be a memorable adventure.

    Travelling from Seattle to Phoenix

    If you decide not to drive all the way to Arizona, you need to do two things. You need to find the best way to travel and you need to find company shipping and transport Washington residents use for auto moving.  As far as travelling from Seattle to Phoenix is concerned you have several options at your disposal:

    • Direct flight from Seattle to Phoenix from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for $60 – $350;
    • A flight from Everett from Paine Field Airport to Phoenix for $150 – $650;
    • A bus from Seattle to Phoenix for $150 – $200;
    • Train + bus from Seattle to Phoenix for $150 – $250;
    • Train for $200 – $300;
    • Driving for $150 – $200;

    Driving from Seattle to Phoenix

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    If you decide to drive to Phoenix make sure that you are in good condition

    If you decide to drive from Seattle to Phoenix be ready for a three-day road trip. Here is one of the best ways to cross this route:

    Day 1

    • At 9:00 am, start in Seattle driving towards Ellensburg for about 2 hours;
    • Arrive at 10:45 am in Ellensburg and rest for about one hour;
    • Leave at 11:45 am and drive to Baker City for about four and a half hours;
    • Arrive in Baker City, Oregon at 4:05 pm;
    • Rest for about one hour and at 5:05 pm, start your drive toward Boise and continue for about two hours;
    • Arrive in Boise around 7:10 pm;
    • Sleep overnight and continue your journey around 10:00 am.

    Day 2

    • Leave Boise around 10:00 am and head over to Jackpot, for which you will need roughly three hours;
    • Get to Jackpot around 12:50 and rest for about one hour;
    • Leave at 1:52 pm and drive for about three hours to Ely, Nevada;
    • Arrive in Ely around 5:00 pm;
    • Rest overnight and get ready to leave the next day around 8:00 am.

      Day 3

    • At 8:00 am, leave from Ely and drive to Las Vegas for about four hours
    • Arrive in Las Vegas at 11:50;
    • Rest for about four hours in Las Vegas (be careful) and leave at 3:50 pm;
    • Drive for about 1.5 hours towards Kingman;
    • Arrive in Kingman at 5:38 pm;
    • Rest 1 hour and leave at 6:30 pm;
    • Drive for about 3 hours and at 9:38 pm you should arrive in Phoenix.

    Careful planning and reliable movers are crucial

    As you can see, moving from Seattle to Phoenix can be a great experience on its own. Just make sure that you plan everything right and find reliable movers, and soon you will be baking in the desert sun.

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