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

Guidelines for packing your medicine cabinet

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    Packing an entire home for moving is a giant task. If you’re to handle it right and keep your sanity, you’ll have to tackle it with a plan. All experts agree that the best way to go about it is to follow the Golden Rule of packing room-by-room. This enables you to pack systematically and maintain order in the midst of a chaotic move. But as soon as you come to pack your bathroom, you’ll surely feel uncertain about how to handle the packing right. Packing your medicine cabinet, in particular, can be a tricky task. Your movers Washington recommend you keep prescription medicine to pack last. But there’s a lot more than that in your medicine cupboard to think about. So, the experts at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage will give you the lead on how to tackle the task with ease. 

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    Make sure you have an inventory list at hand for packing your medicine cabinet for moving effectively

    What to consider before starting to pack your bathroom?

    The bathroom in each household is usually an oasis of peace in its own way. It is here that we wash the burdens of a busy day, or indulge in relaxing rituals such as a long bath, facial treatment, etc. However, our daily needs can result in cluttering the bathroom with all sorts of things. And so, packing your medicine cabinet before moving is something you need to approach with mindfulness.

    Before we proceed with the guidelines on how to accomplish that mission with success, it’s worth noting that your movers and packers Seattle will make things a lot easier for you. So, opt to take assistance for the packing part as well, and save your nerves and effort from doing more than you need to. Further, to pack your medicine cupboard for moving in an optimal way, consider the following:

    • Declutter
    • Stash packing supplies
    • Mind the hazardous substances
    • Rely on pro assistance
    • Pack an essentials bag

    Declutter your bathroom before packing your medicine cabinet

    Preparing your medicine chest for transfer isn’t something you should do in a lackadaisical fashion. With so many tasks at hand and a bunch of stuff to pack, it’s understandable that you’d feel the urge to just throw everything in a box and be over and done with it. However, take the advice of your cross country movers Seattle and ensure your relocation is not just more cost-effective, but ultimately safe as well. We will mention the potential hazards that the contents of your medical cupboard may pose below. But, first thing first, do you really need to move everything that you’ve accumulated in your medicine cabinet possibly for years?

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    Toss all outdated medicine and toiletries and pack the rest in adequate packing materials to prevent spillage and damages during the transfer

    Your likely answer is no. Therefore, prepare for packing your toiletries cabinet by giving it a thorough cleanout. Consider making an inventory list of the contents. This will give you a clear picture of what you have, and what you really need. So, roll up your sleeve and declutter your bathroom inventory. Is the mat worth transferring all the way to your new home? Do you have medicine and cosmetics that have expired? Eliminate everything that has no real purpose from your medicine cabinet, and then set on the task of packing the contents like a pro.

    Gather the right packing supplies for packing your medicine cupboard

    No move can go without quality moving boxes. And you are sure to need these for packing your bathroom as well. But, what does your medicine cabinet contains exactly? Apart from everything else, a good deal of liquids as well, right? So, packing your cabinet of bathroom essentials requires some additional packing supplies. Here’s the very basic outline of the most essential ones you should have at hand when packing your bathroom cupboard.

    • Moving boxes
    • Plastic containers of various sizes
    • Bubble and plastic wrap
    • Packing paper
    • Zip-top and plastic sandwich bags
    • Packing tape

    Most of these are water-resistant and they will provide the right protection for your medicine and toiletries pack in them. But also, for the rest of your items as well, shell they spill due to the bumpy ride.

    Pack your prescription medicine and essential toiletries last, in a specially designated box or bag to which you’ll have easy access at all times

    Besides, make a point to leave the packing of your bathroom for last. When packing your medicine chest, don’t forget to set aside any prescription medicine and other aid products you need on daily basis. Also, make sure you have easy access to them at all times, and beware to not misplace them.

    What are hazardous substances and will your movers transport them?

    This is a great question to discuss with your Seattle movers upon booking your services. There are a number of items that professional moving companies can’t and won’t load on the moving truck due to the threats to health and safety they pose. Besides, many of these hazardous substances are forbidden by law to be transported without adequate supervision.

    Your movers will be able to provide you with a list of items you shouldn’t pack. Some of these might be found in your medicine cabinet. For example, your harmless nail polish and nail polish remover are highly flammable, and therefore, unsuitable for transport. So, before packing the contents of your medicine chest, ensure that all items are safe for transport.

    Simplify your move with professional assistance

    Thus far, you may find our guidelines for how to pack your medicine chest for moving useful and easy to follow. However, if you are a senior contemplating a move, you may benefit from our comprehensive Seattle senior moving services for your ultimate comfort and ease during the transition. You’ll get expert guidance and assistance to help you downsize with ease, and transfer your valuable possessions with effectiveness. Therefore, you wouldn’t need to worry much about getting the packing of your medicine chest right, as our specialists will take care of it all.

    Packing an essential moving box with all you need from your medicine cabinet

    Moving tends to be hectic and can cause you a level of discomfort in the days that follow after it’s done. But if you take the advice of our seasoned experts and you prepare your thoughtfully designed essential moving box this shouldn’t be much of a concern.

    Therefore, make it a priority to put together an essential moving box that will contain items necessary for your easy settling in a new home for the first couple of days. This is a very useful part you should include in the guidelines for packing your toiletries cabinet. Among the contents of your essential moving bag make sure to include your necessary medicine and essential hygiene products. As for the rest, it’s up to you, and your individual needs to add it in your open-first box.

    In summary. follow our effective guidelines for packing your medicine cabinet and you’ll handle the mission quickly and with the best results. Good luck.

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