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 Shoreline WA

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    Moving to a new place is always a challenge, both physically and mentally. However, so long as you know what to expect and how to handle it, you might make the entire endeavor easier on yourself. As professional Washington movers that have seen it all in this business, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has prepared a small guide that will help you to go through this relocation process as easy as possible. Learn the best ways and practices when it comes to moving to Shoreline WA – those that you will easily apply to this relocation as well as any other in the future.

    There are many ways to go about relocating to Shoreline WA

    There are many ways to plan and organize a move. One option that comes to mind instantly is to try to organize the whole process on your own. That could be a good idea if you are moving around the corner with a few boxes of stuff. However, if you have an entire household to relocate, regardless of the length of the move, you will need professional help. A team of skilled movers Shoreline WA can, for example, help you with basic and most difficult things like loading a moving truck, transport, and unloading.

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    There are many ways to move but the safest one will always be to consult moving professionals.

    Or you can, on the other hand, hire their full service that will cover your entire relocation to Shoreline WA. This means that they will secure your items in packing materials they brought along, disassemble your furniture, handle robust and heavy items (pianos, dressers, furniture, wooden cabinets, etc.), load a moving truck, transport your items, unload, and even unpack. Of course, the option you will choose depends on many things. Still, make sure that you make your decision before you start preparing your moving plan.

    Prepare a plan that will help you with the process of moving to Shoreline WA

    Once you set your goals it is time to start preparing your relocation plan. Moving is a complicated process and whenever you are doing something so complex, you need to create a plan that will help you to stay on track and finish everything as you intended. Naturally, not everyone is capable of preparing a good moving plan. That goes double for people without any moving experience. Therefore, if you are doing this for the first time and you do not have a clue about the moving process, take your time, and do good research.

    The internet is full of articles describing different types of relocation processes. And all you have to do is find the one that matches your situation and adapt it to your likings and needs. Still, the plan should contain things like decluttering, acquiring moving boxes Seattle, hiring movers, dealing with utility companies, change of address, etc.

    First, you need to deal with your belongings and sort them out

    The moving process itself is mostly about handling your belongings and transporting them from one place to another. That is why dealing with your stuff is one of the first things that you need to do before moving to Shoreline WA. Naturally, first, you need to determine what items are going to Shoreline with you and what items are not. Then you need to figure out what to do with items that you do not want to carry to your new home.

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    Find items that you do not need anymore and get rid of them.

    There is money to be made here so do not take this lightly. Moreover, the weight of your items is one of the decisive factors that interstate movers will use to determine their quote. That is why removing the heaviest items can have a great impact on the final price of the move regardless of whether you manage to sell them or not.

    How to deal with excess items before your relocation

    When it comes to getting rid of the excess items, you have many options at your disposal. It all depends on the time that you have, the condition and type of your items, their number, and your will to deal with them. Of course, the first and most popular way of disposing of a great number of used items is the garage sale. If you have gathered enough items, you have a yard or a garage, time, and will to organize such an event, the money you would earn could easily cover the cost of your relocation to Shoreline WA.

    Another great option if you do not have too much time but you still got a lot of furniture to get rid of is to find your local used furniture retailer and sell all you have at once. However, do not expect to get a profit high as you would with a garage sale. If you do not have too many items, but you would still like to make money on what you got you can always turn to internet websites that are specialized in selling used stuff.

    If you do not want to sell your stuff, you can donate them to charity. Most charity organizations in Washington will come to you to pick up the stuff. Finally, if you have plenty of items that you cannot fit into your new home you can always rent a storage unit and keep your items there until you need them again.

    Find a full service moving company

    Once you deal with your stuff. It is time to find a relocation company that will help you to move to Shoreline WA. Of course, as far as moving companies in Washington are concerned, you will have many options at your disposal. However, the most important things are to check whether a company is reliable or not and that it has all the moving services that you need.

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    Make sure that you hire a trustworthy moving company

    Naturally, our suggestion is to find movers that offer full moving services. If you hire that kind of a company, your job is done. All you have to do is wait for your movers to come and help you with your transition.

    It is not difficult to move to Shoreline WA but only if you follow our advice

    That is the best and easiest way to make your next relocation an easy and carefree process. Still, moving to Shoreline WA could be troublesome if you decide to move on your own or make a mistake by hiring unreliable movers. Hopefully, you will follow our advice and make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

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