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 San Francisco

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    San Francisco is one of the most fascinating and recognizable cities in the United States. However, if you are moving to this wonderful city from a distant location, such as Seattle, then you are definitely in for quite a change. In that case, there are two things you need to do before moving to San Francisco in the next couple of months – find a reliable moving company Washington and go through our guide that is going to help you move and adapt to your new environment with ease.

    Moving to San Francisco 101

    The Golden Gate Bridge.
    Welcome to San Francisco – Golden State’s gem.

    San Francisco is arguably the most popular city in the Golden State in the last decade. It should suffice to say that the city has witnessed a growth in the population of 9.75% between 2010 and 2017 to show you just how many people decide to call San Francisco their home sweet home. Although, not many of them decide to stay in the city permanently. The reasons for this are unclear. But we do hope to uncover some of the crucial things to know about San Francisco in the next couple of minutes.

    San Francisco requires a strong budget

    We are talking about a really expensive city here. Its incredibly high cost of living is most likely the main thing everyone in the United States knows about this city in the Bay area. After all, the city’s got the highest number of billionaires per capita, and that might give you a clue as to what type of people can make a cozy living in San Fran. Of course, just because you aren’t a billionaire (or a millionaire) doesn’t mean you won’t be able to lead a decent life in this city. But it does mean that you should take a good and realistic look into your finances in order to assess whether or not you can afford to live here.

    Don’t forget to factor in different types of expenses you will have along the way. From hiring long distance movers Seattle to paying a deposit for your apartment and buying plane tickets, you are going to need a significant amount of money even before day one in San Fran.

    San Francisco is a small heavily populated city

    This city has approximately 875,000 residents, which makes it the 16th most populous city in the United States. That fact by itself paints a pretty picture of a large and spacious city. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. San Francisco is small which of course has its pros and cons. However, unless you decide to live in one of San Francisco’s suburbs, you might have to live in a compact apartment. And even then, you’ll have to give a significant portion of your paycheck on rent. Everything seems to revolve around San Francisco’s high standard of living.

    Choose your neighborhood wisely

    The Painted Ladies to live in after moving to San Francisco.
    Give yourself all the time you need in order to find the right place for you.

    Did you know that as much as 42% of people who live in San Francisco aren’t happy with the neighborhood they live in? This is a shame, as this city has more than a handful of interesting, beautiful, and downright fascinating neighborhoods. Of course, we can’t tell you which neighborhood to live in, as that depends on many factors. Are you moving your home and business to the area? Then find reliable office movers Seattle to relocate you to the city’s business district. Are you moving with your kids? Then look at the neighborhoods with a good school district and move your household to the new environment.

    But don’t rush when making this decision. The place where you are going to spend years and maybe even decades of your life isn’t to be taken lightly. We assume you don’t want to be in the company of that 42% of people mentioned above.

    Easy to get around the city without a car

    One of the best things about moving to San Francisco is the fact that you will be moving to one of the most walkable cities in the States. Not only can you walk from point A to point B, but you can also use a bike or the amazing public transport. Of course, you can use a car if you have one and you are most comfortable with it. But you don’t have to look for interstate movers in Seattle that offer auto moving services if you don’t want to – your legs are all you need to get around San Francisco.

    San Francisco is fascinating and beautiful

    A woman looking at the city from a distance after moving to San Francisco.
    This city in the Golden State is going to leave you in awe.

    If you have ever wondered why so many people decide to move to San Francisco even with the high cost of living, all you have to do is look at its beauty. The Golden Gate Bridge, The Painted Ladies, and a plethora of boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment venues make San Francisco one of the most recognizable cities in the world. All the negative aspects of life in this city disappear once you take a walk down its beautiful and lively streets. In fact, once you breathe the air in San Francisco and you take up its atmosphere, you are most likely going to get in contact with residential movers in your area and schedule your moving date.

    Have you decided to relocate to San Francisco?

    Then you definitely don’t want to do this alone. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to the city from Oakland (which is a short drive away) or Seattle – you want to hire reliable residential or commercial movers in your area. A reputable moving team is going to take care of the most difficult relocation tasks so that you can relax and enjoy your move to the fullest. Because if you are moving to San Francisco, you should definitely cherish every moment. After all, you are moving to one of the greatest cities in the world, so you should feel nothing but happiness and excitement.

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