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 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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