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 Seattle with ease

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    Whether you ask your family, neighbors, or a professional moving company, they will all tell you that moving is a difficult task to undergo. However, if you take the time to prepare yourself, you can make it much simpler and smoother. But for now, it is time to set aside the negative thoughts and focus on the task at hand. The top priority on your to-do list is to find and get moving estimates from top-rated moving companies Seattle has to offer. Before you’re ready to go out and explore Seattle, you first need to take care of the moving process, and we’re here to help. In this text, we explore the basics of moving to Seattle and how best to prepare for the endeavor.

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    Seattle is an amazing place call home

    As far as the city of Seattle goes, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t move there. This gem of the Pacific Northwest ranks among the top 10 cities to live in the United States. The job market is consistently strong, the education is excellent, and the nightlife and entertainment are top-notch. The annual income is above average, and the housing market is still more affordable than comparable cities. Beautiful evergreen forests surround the city, and on top of that, the residents are very environmentally friendly. These are just a few reasons why moving here is an amazing decision. In this article, we go through everything you need to know about moving to Seattle with ease. From hiring movers, to efficiently packing, we will do our best to make your next move an unforgettable experience.

    Moving to Seattle will be a breeze with reliable movers on your side

    As we mentioned before, relocating can be quite difficult, regardless if you’re moving a few blocks away, or to a different continent. However, it gets more stressful if you decide to do everything on your own. So now, you are probably trying to decide between doing all the packing and moving with the help of trained professionals.

    First off, the whole relocation will be far more efficient, because the movers have plenty of experience under their belt. This eliminates some common moving expenses.  Another positive side of hiring movers is that they offer Seattle storage services. Hiring professional movers poses much less risk to your precious items. Just make sure that you find reliable movers in time. We recommend hiring a crew roughly one month before the moving day arrives. With skilled and affordable movers like Hansen Bros., your move will be an absolute delight, with little or no stress.

    No move can be done without a good checklist

    No matter where you’re moving, staying focused, and organized is your top priority. When you streamline and properly organize the entire relocation, you reduce the risk of making mistakes. The best way to accomplish this is by making a comprehensive moving checklist. Creating this list is fairly simple, however, you need to do it as soon as possible in order to secure smooth operation.

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    Note down all of the important moving tasks, and make sure you don’t procrastinate

    All you have to do is write down the tasks that need to be accomplished, and plan out an order in which you will do them. When you get this done, you can start executing your plan. To make the priority tasks stand out, use highlighters and markers to label them. If you highlight important things, you won’t forget or overlook them. Place this list in a visible place and beat any chance of procrastination by doing a couple of tasks on it every day.

    Quality packing supplies make all the difference

    When thinking about moving to Seattle, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably all the packing you’ll have to do. This is completely understandable, given that packing is one of the more difficult parts of any relocation. Even though it seems straight forward enough, and maybe even a bit boring, you need to make sure you’re properly equipped for the task. You’ll need to obtain high-quality packing supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and sharp box cutters or scissors.

    The main supply you’ll need, and can’t risk running out of, are the moving boxes. Sourcing them for free from your friends or a local supermarket is a great way to make a few budget cuts. Just make sure they’re in good condition, with no moisture damage or tears. Once you collect the needed supplies, only then will you be able to proceed with the move.

    Packing and labeling your items for moving to Seattle completes the checklist

    Once you collect all the needed supplies, it is time to put them to good use. Packing requires the same organization as the rest of the move if you want to maintain order. It is a common moving mistake to pack items with no rhyme or reason. Doing so will only result in wasting your precious time both when packing and unpacking alike. To counter this problem, start packing one room, and move to the next one only after you fully pack it. This way, you’ll know exactly where each item is, and when you packed it. If you want to go green, consider a few eco-friendly packing ideas. If you want to avoid moving in a rush, pack bit by bit every day. To make more space, it is a good idea to start the packing process with the items you don’t use too often.

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    With the right packing supplies, you ensure the safety of your precious items

    To maximize your packing efficiency, consider labeling your moving boxes. Knowing what is inside each box will save you plenty of time. If you need one specific item from one specific box, you won’t have to open each and every box to find what you are looking for. To make this even more detailed, you can write down a list of contents, and tape it to the box. With these little tricks, moving to Seattle will be so much simpler.

    In case you have fragile items, make sure to double down on the labeling. Write “fragile” or “this side up”, so your trusted Seattle movers know the box needs special attention. As we said, moving isn’t easy, but with the help of this comprehensive guide, and professional movers, it will be as smooth as it can be.

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