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 Tacoma

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    Depending on where you are currently based, moving to Tacoma can be quite a large, or not so intimidating venture. Whatever the case may be, you will undoubtedly find that the best movers Seattle are your most worthy ally in what’s to come. And, apart from finding proper moving assistance, you will have other things to address. All of those things we will speak of in the following article.

    What to expect from moving to Tacoma

    Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city, as well as the county seat of Pierce County, Washington. It is located 32 miles southwest of Seattle, and 31 miles northeast of the state capital, Olympia. Mount Rainier National Park is just 58 miles southeast, promising some great leisure time. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area, the third-largest in the state, and the center of business activity for the South Sound region.

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    Moving to Tacoma might be the best move you make in your life.

    When it comes to the costs of living, Tacoma is overall 13,3% more expensive than the US average, but 5,4% cheaper than the Washington average. The median home cost is $309,900, while utilities are fairly cheap when compared to the national average.

    Making a plan for moving to Tacoma

    Just as is with any big project, it is best to venture into this process with a sound plan in front of you. Relocation is not just one thing, but lots of little tasks combined into one complex process. With that in mind, it would be best to write every one of those tasks, complete with a timeline. This will allow you to plan your time accordingly, and not lose track of anything important. The sooner you start, the better, really. You will keep stress at bay as much as possible, and have the time to address each task with due attention.

    Going through the belongings you plan on shipping

    One of the things that have to make it on your list when moving to Tacoma is going through your things. Namely, even if you plan on leaving packing to the moving company, it would be best that you take care of the declutter on your own. After all, no one else will be able to do it for you. And the benefits of it really go the distance. For one, they will lower the cost of your move, whichever way you choose to handle it. If you are moving on your own, you will have to make fewer trips back and forth, as you will have fewer items to move. You will also have to get fewer packing supplies. And, if you are moving with the help of a company, it goes without saying that a smaller shipment makes for a smaller price.

    Finding proper moving assistance

    The thought of handling a move on your own has certainly crossed your mind at least once at this point. Especially if you don’t have to make that much of a trip. However, we would urge you to consider the following. Moving will take plenty of your time, energy, and nerves if handled without the help of professional Eastside Seattle movers. Not only will you have to take care of packing, loading, transporting, and unloading of your belongings all on your own, but you will also have to ensure every one of those tasks is done in a proper manner. That is, if you want your goods to arrive in the condition they are in now. And, as the latter goes without saying, hiring professionals is your best bet, as only they can guarantee complete success.

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    Every relocation process is palpably easier with the help of the industry’s professionals.

    Having professionals at your side during your move is especially important if you have any special items at your place. Moving items like gun safes, hot tubs and pianos can be extremely demanding, even for certain movers. Luckily, with experienced piano movers Seattle, you won’t have to worry about the safety of your goods, as these people have the expertise geared directly towards transporting such items.

    Getting ready for the moving day

    Depending on your arrangements with the moving company, you will have more or less to do. Whatever the case may be, at this point, you ought to have the bulk of the work done. What you ought to do at this point is to go through your things, and set aside all the things you cannot imagine your day without in one box. We will call this package an essentials bag.

    In it, you should find things like your personal hygiene items, a fresh change of clothes, some snacks, possibly some bedsheets and a pillowcase, daily medicine if you take any, and all of your important documents. This will be the bag that you have at hand, and ready when you reach your new place. That way, you won’t have to rush the unpacking process. And, you will still be able to have your normal, daily routine uninterrupted by your relocation. It will ensure a much more comfortable first few days at your new place.

    Finalizing your moving process

    When at your new home, make sure to check that all of the boxes and items have arrived. Once you wave your movers goodbye, see that you don’t rush the unpacking process. Take some time to get to know your new place, and take in the importance of this big, new step in your life. This is your chance to start anew. So, see that you arrange your home so that every corner fits your needs and preferences as perfectly as possible. So, take your time to find the ideal place for every item. Just make sure not to stretch out the unpacking process too long, as you don’t want to be living in a storage space with all the unpacked boxes lying around.

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    See that you finalize your unpacking process within a month.

    The best way to ensure the process of moving to Tacoma is stress-free, simple, and smooth is to start planning on time, hire professional movers for assistance, and keep yourself calm as much as you can. Remember that this change, while undoubtedly big, is also a change for the better. With that in mind, every potential obstacle will seem insignificant compared to all the good things that are about to come.

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