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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

Guide to moving from Seattle to Hawaii

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    Moving from Seattle to Hawaii can be easy and stress-free.  With an efficient plan and reliable movers, you can relocate even to Hawaii without hassle. Before proceeding, you should explore and learn more about Hawaii, its culture, and all the pros and cons of moving there. Hawaii is beautiful and breathtaking. Truly wonderful place on earth, so it is no wonder so many people move there.  You will have a lot of decisions ahead of you so make a checklist. That is the first step to a great and easy relocation!

    Before moving from Seattle to Hawaii – pick an island!

    Before you make the final decision to move from Seattle to Hawaii you need to learn more about all the islands of Hawaii and choose the one that you like. As you probably know, Hawaii has 8 islands. The largest one is Hawai’i. It has more than 4000 square miles and around 190.000 people living on it. People often choose to come here because of its size. And, don’t worry even if you choose another island that might be smaller – Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can help you relocate. Other islands are Maui, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Kaua’i, Lana’i, Ni’ihau, and Kaho’olawe. They all have their good and bad sides, so make sure to learn a lot about them before moving.

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    Views in Hawaii are truly breathtaking

    Start planning your relocation in advance

    Once you know to which island you will be moving – it is time to start planning and looking for cross country movers Seattle that can help you relocate. Choosing a reliable moving company is essential. As well as choosing a moving date. The sooner you choose your moving date you can get a better deal and a better price. Planning in advance has a lot of benefits, and getting a better deal for your relocation from Seattle to Hawaii is one of them. Also, there are much fewer chances that you will forget something, especially if you have your checklist that has all the tasks that you need to do.

    Set a budget for your relocation from Seattle to Hawaii

    The first thing that you should know about Hawaii is that they are more expensive than in the continental U.S. Also, salaries are lower. If you have a remote job – then this can truly be heaven on earth for you. Considering the cost of the relocation, you should start planning your budget. You can easily get carried away and end up paying much more money than you originally paid. There are ways to boost your moving budget as well like a garage sale or decluttering your home before moving to Hawaii from Seattle.

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    Create your budget for moving from Seattle to Hawaii and stick to it

    Declutter your home before moving to Hawaii

    The best thing that you can do before your move from Seattle to Hawaii is to declutter your home. By decluttering your home, your relocation to Hawaii will be much easier and lighter. Over the years we all tend to accumulate a lot of things. And if we are being honest  – the majority of them do not use them anymore or we simply forget about them. And when you start looking for shipping companies Seattle you will realize how much your costs can be lower if you declutter. 

    Create different piles for decluttering

    The best way to start decluttering is by creating three piles:

    • Keep – here you should put all the items that you need and that you have used in the last year
    • Donate/sell – here you can put all the items that you want to donate or sell. They should be in good condition.
    • Throw away  – and lastly, you should put all the broken items that were just laying around, damaged things, and all the things that you don’t want to keep and you can’t donate or sell as well.

    Just do your best not to go back once you decided what to do with them. If you start going back and forward, changing your mind and moving things from one pile to other, you will only end up keeping all of the items. You have a lot of planning ahead of you for this long distance move from Seattle so try your best to keep decluttering as simple as possible. Don’t forget – you have packing ahead of you as well!

    Packing for your move from Seattle to Hawaii will take time

    People often underestimate how much time they will need to pack their whole home. Depending on the size of your home – it can take even weeks. As we mentioned, you should start searching for movers right away and the same goes for packing. As soon as you know your moving date you should start planning your packing. You can even split it into a couple of parts. For example, first, you can go and buy enough packing supplies. You will need moving boxes, tapes, markers, plastic wrap, packing peanuts, etc. After that – decluttering. Once that is done you can start packing your belongings by priority. First – pack all those items you won’t be using soon and start moving from room to room.

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    Make sure to gather enough packing supplies

    Learn more about Hawaii’s culture

    Before you relocate from Seattle to Hawaii you should learn more about the culture of these beautiful islands. Hawaiian culture is unique and different and really interesting to explore. And if you plan to live here you need to simply embrace a different and very slow pace of life. One of the factors that contribute to their way of life is the weather. It is warm in Hawaii all year round  – daytime temperatures range from 78F to 88F depending on which month is it. Also, hurricane season falls between June and November in Hawaii. Although hurricanes mostly happen between July through September. But, keep in mind that islands very rarely feel some significant effects from hurricanes.

    Once you are done moving from Seattle to Hawaii be ready to embrace their culture and learn more about their customs. There will always be something interesting to explore outside, and you will be able to find some fun activities. Hawaii is really a place like heaven.

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