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 to Everett WA

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    Difficult as it might appear and sound, moving does have certain approaches that can make it run by much faster and simpler. And when it comes to moving to Everett WA, there is definitely a way to go about it right and to go about it wrong. In this article, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage offers some fundamental tips on how to prepare and organize your move in the easiest and most simple way. From planning your move to dealing with your belongings and finding good movers, and much more. Let’s take a look.

    Moving preparation requires time

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    You will have a lot of time to prepare properly

    Moving is a complicated logistics process that needs to be taken seriously if you want to avoid any unwanted damage or complications. One of the most important things that you need to be aware though is that there is a lot of work in front of you. So, you need to start preparing as soon as you can. If you want to be ready before your movers Everett WA arrive. Give yourself at least a month of time to prepare for every step of the moving process.

    Make a moving plan that will help you to keep track of your tasks

    Naturally, whenever you are preparing to do something so complicated as moving to Everett WA is, you need to create a plan. This plan needs to hold all essential and non-essential tasks that you need to accomplish before the move. Think about organizing your moving inventory, dealing with excess items, calculating your budget, and hiring piano movers Seattle or other types of services that you might need.

    If you are unsure as to how to make a thorough moving plan, this article should be your basic guide. But, you can also browse through the internet in search of other advice as well. All in all, the most important thing is that you cover every aspect of the move in the plan and that you have a precise schedule on when certain things should be done.

    Before moving to Everett WA, your main task is to sort out your moving inventory

    After you plan everything, you need to start dealing with your items. And you need to start doing this as soon as you can so that you be ready when your Seattle movers arrive. Yes, this could be accomplished fairly quickly. However, in certain situations, you will need more than a month to sort your moving inventory out.  Naturally, your first task is to declutter. Later, you need to decide what to do with your excess items, and finally, prepare a moving inventory list of items that you are planning to move to Everett WA.

    Decide on the items that you do not want to move to Everett WA

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    Decide what items you want to move to Everett WA

    Decluttering is one of the most important pre-move tasks. Always bear in mind that the relocation company will give a moving estimate, among other things, according to the weight of your moving inventory. Therefore, if you are struggling to decide whether you want to get rid of that old closet in your basement, this article might just help you make that call.

    Naturally, the weight of the item should not be the only factor. Some items might be just too old to survive the long transport to Everett WA. And you certainly own more than a few items that you rarely or never use. All those things are good candidates for relocation.

    What to do with your excess items?

    Once you gather excess items, depending on their number, type, and condition, you need to decide how to get rid of them. You have several options available, and all those options have their pros and cons:

    • If you have a ton of items and you have a lot of time until your moving day, the most profitable way is to organize a yard sale. This is a complicated endeavor, though, but it is also the most profitable way to remove a large number of unnecessary items.
    • Sell your items online if you have only a few pieces to get rid of. This is a simple way to sell your stuff, you can get a good price for individual items, but you never know how long it will take you to get rid of them all.
    • If you are not interested in selling your items, call your local charity organization and give your items away. The good thing with this approach is that most charities will come to your place to pick up the stuff.
    • If you just have a lot of old unusable items, simply call your local junk removal service and let them handle it for you. Easy and simple, but you will have to pay for it.

    Make a moving inventory list before you start searching for movers

    Once the junk is moved out of the way, you can start sorting things that you are actually planning to take to your new home in Everett. Of course, you need to inspect every item. Make sure that they are ready to survive the long trip. And prepare a moving inventory list. This list will help you to get precise estimates from your Everett WA movers.  And you can use it to inspect your items once they start unloading them at your new home.

    Prepare a moving budget to prevent overspending

    Now that you have all sorted out, you know how much you earned or spent after decluttering, and you know what moving services you might require, you need to calculate your budget. Moving can be quite expensive. Especially if you are moving cross country. To keep your spending under control, prepare a moving budget.

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    Calculate your moving budget if you want to leave some money in your pocket

    Hire a reliable moving company with suitable services

    After everything is complete, it is time to start searching for movers. Naturally, your main goal is to make sure that the company you are hiring is reliable. Also, you should focus on hiring movers that can complete your move from start to finish.  And that is it.

    If you manage to finish everything and find good movers, you are in for a smooth ride

    As you can see, there are a few things that you need to do before moving to Everett WA. If you manage to complete all tasks and find suitable movers, the whole process should be a pleasant experience.

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